For anyone who loves technology, a good quality TV is a must have. The problem is, there are so many options out there that it’s hard to know where to start. Well if you’re looking for size, here is a great option for you. Dell is offering a 50″ SHARP brand LED LCD television for $100 off (normally priced at $799.99) and just to sweeten the pot, they’ve thrown in a $300 Dell eGift card too. It has some of the following stats:
- Tuners: ATSC/NTXC
- Resolution: 1920×1080
- LED Type: Edge-Lit
- Contrast Ratio: 5,000,000:1
- Viewing Angles: 176 H / 176 V
- 3x HDMI
- 1x Component
- 1x Composite
- 1x VGA
- 1x D-Sub
- 1x USB
Now, bigger isn’t always better, but with these specs to back it up, this SHARP is a great buy. If you’re not quite sold, Dell even offers free shipping which, I can say from personal experience, can be incredibly pricey especially with something so large.
Dell’s Outlet website is offering up some sweet spring sales on their Outlet Refurbished or Scratch & Dent Laptops, Desktops, All-In-Ones, or Tablets. All you have to do is enter the following coupon codes at checkout for:
- 30% off any Laptop, Desktop, All-in-One or Tablet priced $1000 & Up w/ code ?XVLZGPF5PKR2X
- 25% off any Laptop, Desktop, All-in-One or Tablet priced $500 to $999 w/ code P7VQTJP?93F7B6
- 20% off any Laptop, Desktop, All-in-One or Tablet priced Up to $499 w/ code SWVK475SC9F70S
Now, I have always been a big fan of Dell myself. I still have my 10-year-old Dell Latitude that is built like a brick and at this point, will probably outlive my new laptop (which is also a Dell). So what has made me purchase so many Dells over the years? The reason is simple: Dell has great sales. This isn’t always the best mindset to have when buying a new computer but I have always been a bargain shopper. If you are looking to buy a pre-built computer, Dell has great options; however, their biggest drawback has always been their steep price tag. I find that Dells tend to be a bit pricey on an everyday basis but when they have sales, a moderately overpriced computer turns into a pretty great deal that’s worth the cost.
Barnes and Noble is offering a great coupon for a new Lenovo IdeaPad. All you have to do is make a Gold account and enter coupon code IDEADOORBUSTER. After the discount, the total cost will be $839. This might seem like a lot at first, but the specs make it entirely worth the cost:
- Intel Core i7 3630QM 2.4GHz
- 8GB DDR3
- 1TB HDD + 16GB SSD
- 15.6″ 1920×1080 LED
- 2GB GeForce GT750M
- DVD Recordable (Dual Layer)
- Intel Centrino Wireless N-2230
- 6-cell Battery
- Windows 8
The big things to look for here are that i7 processor and the GeForce graphics card. Whether you are a casual PC user or an advanced techy, those specs will keep your computer moving fast as lightning for years to come. The 1TB HD will be large enough to keep all your files stored for just as long too.
For someone looking only to surf the web and check email, this might be a bit too much computer for you. But considering the price, this is an excellent time to make that upgrade.
Good old Walmart is having a pretty nice deal on a 7 inch Galaxy Tab II. Normally priced around $200, you can pick one up now from the Walmart website for $149.99. That’s a nice 25% discount, which is more than you will usually find on such a new tablet. The only “catch” if you will, is that it is refurbished. Now, I have never had a problem buying refurbished. It has been assembled and tested with as much care as any new tablet out there. It will not be a brand new tablet when you take it out of the box, but you can be assured it will still be just as exciting when you open it up.
Well Spring Break is in full swing here in Columbia. While I, personally, decided to stay here and enjoy the LOVELY Missouri weather, not everyone is as much of a homebody as I am. Spring Break is, after all, an opportunity to get out there and do something extravagant. Go have an adventure! See the world! Try something new! And what does every vacationing college student (or any individual for that matter) need?
Portable technology! That’s right, I’m talking tablets.
Since the creation of the eReader and smartphones, tablets have been taking over the portable technology market. Where the original version of the Kindle and Nook might have only been able to read books in black and white, they have since been replaced by their flashier cousins the Kindle Fire and Nook HD. Now you can do everything on your tablet from watching movies to surfing the web and you get all the benefits of an App store just like your smartphone. Oh, and you can still read books on them too… but now you can read them in HD.
With the end of the month rolling in, there are some pretty decent sales out there too. Staples is offering $50 off select tablets which include several versions of the Samsung Galaxy as well as the Lenovo Ideapad and Asus Vivo. Newegg.com always has a wide selection of prices on tablets but you can often find some of the more popular brands for at least 10% off and more then likely they will have free shipping too.
Now, everyone always asks me “Cat, is getting a tablet worth it? Some of them are so expensive, can’t I get a laptop for the same price?” The short answer is, it depends. What will you be using the device for? If you are traveling it is
Normally, I post deals of the week on my blog to assist my clients with finding relevant technology like laptops and printers. This week I’m switching things up a bit by going with a device that is fun and productive and blows the iPhone 5 out of the water.
Tablets seem to be all the craze and cell phones are an integral part of our lives. Well Samsung has developed a hybrid that’s being called a phablet. It’s real name is the Samsung Galaxy Note II and it brings the ability to make phone calls and integrates it into a tablet that will still fit in your pocket. The first model had bugs and I wasn’t super impressed, but their latest model is essentially a Samsung Galaxy S3 clone on steroids. This phablet puts most tablets to shame. With a 5.5″ SUPER AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode) high def screen, quad core processor (1.6 gHz) and 2 GB of RAM this is a computer, entertainment center, and office in your pocket. As you can see next to the iPhone it is a BEAST. It’s even bigger than the Samsung Galaxy S3.
Release date is this Wednesday (10/24) and if you haven’t taken the plunge and have been waiting for something to multitask on this may be the phone or tablet you’ve been waiting for!
Check out this great deal at Office Depot.
http://www.officedepot.com item # 766-669
HP laptop with 4 GB of RAM i3 processor and 500 GB HDD for $429.99
Samsung NP300V4A-A03US Series 3 Notebook PC – Intel Core i5-2410M 2.3GHz, 6GB DDR3, 640GB HDD, DVDRW, 14″ Display, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
- 2nd generation Intel Core i5-2410M 2.3GHz processor; provides superior computing power
- 6GB of DDR3 memory; ensures smooth system performance
- 640GB Hard Drive; provides ample storage space for your files
- 14-inch Widescreen display; delivers clear and crisp visuals
- DVD Super Multi Burner; lets you play and burn CDs and DVDs
- Slim and lightweight design; stylish and carries easy
- Click here to purchase from TigerDirect.com
This is an great printer with EXCELLENT ink efficiency. Purchase it at Office Depot while on sale!
- 4.3″ touch screen offers easy, intuitive access to functions. Lets you quickly print and copy, and provides access to business apps.
- Built-in wireless networking provides convenient printing for multiple users. Allows cable-free printing from almost anywhere in your home or small office (a wired network connection is also included).
- High-speed printing — up to 20 pages per minute in black, 16 in color (ISO standard).
- Automatic double-sided printing helps save paper costs. Uses 4 individual ink cartridges. Copier includes features to correct problems such as skewed pages.
- Legal-size glass scanbed handles larger documents. Lets you copy or scan sheets up to 8.5″ x 14″.
- 50-sheet auto document feeder makes large copying jobs a snap.
- Scanning feature lets you convert paper documents to electronic form.
- Built-in fax capability transmits pages as fast as 4 seconds per page. Allows faxing 2-sided documents (via auto document feeder).
- ePrint technology lets you print from anywhere with your mobile device.
- Card reader lets you print photos directly from memory cards.
- Meets Energy Star requirements.