No worries, in case you haven’t taken advantage of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday promos recently featured on The Gadget Blog. Those retailers still want to move stock, especially as Christmas nears, so check out what Dell and HP have made available.
The promos intensify as the holidays near. For this weekend, you can check out the following discounts available from Dell, Alienware, and HP:
Free 2 business day shipping on all Alienware laptop and desktop purchases with coupon code D9MF6D4X1C9BVH
12/18/09 11:59 PM CST
or after 200 redemptions
Save $149 on this Alienware Aurora desktop. Only $1499 after discount
12/12/09 5:55 AM CT
Save over 45% on this Studio 15 laptop. Only $549 after instant discount! Hurry only 1000 units available at this price.
After 1000 redemptions
This Inspiron 15 laptop only $399 after $100 instant discount and coupon code 40M?6?W03KFH93. Plus get free next …read more
The online retailer is at again, with a bunch of discounts lined-up for the holidays. All the following promos are for US buyers only, and run until this December 14, CDT (unless otherwise specified):
Select laptops starting at $449. Save up to 40% on Dell’s most popular laptops.
New Lower Price on Dell Netbooks! Now starting at only $279 + free standard shipping.
Save $404 on the Studio XPS 16 laptop! Only $1099 after discount
Inspiron 537s desktop starting at $499 after savings and includes a 20″ monitor.
Complete desktop package featuring the Studio XPS 8000 desktop and 20″ …read more
Dell’s marketing is busy cranking out deals for the upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday, perhaps inspired by the maker’s strong laptop reliability showing. So expect a constant stream of discounts and promos, starting today until November 30, 2009. American shoppers, take note of the following below, and their corresponding end dates! Discounts available during this period of the year are notoriously short-lived.
Electronics Sales Event – Save up to $690 on select TVs and Electronics
11/26/09 11:59 PM CST
Sony BRAVIA 55″ KDL55V5100 120Hz 1080p LCD HDTV $1769.10 after $529.90 instant off
Nokia N86 Unlocked Smartphone $369.99 after $130 off
Ultimate Value of the …read more
They say Black Friday was so named because Philadelphia city officials usually braced themselves for “massive traffic jams and over-crowded sidewalks” as people take advantage of the day off to shop until they drop for the holidays. In any case, those problems are non-existent when you shop online, and Dell has a lot of Black Friday deals for shoppers looking for a computer for themselves or loved ones.
According to research by warranty firm SquareTrade, you really get what you pay for, with premium-priced laptops lasting longer than their cheaper counterparts on average. Good news for those who’ve spent money for specs, bad for buyers trying to eke by on affordable netbooks; from the survey of 30,000 portables, netbooks have a 5.8% chance of failing within the first year.
Another notable trend becomes clear when comparing brands. Here’s the list of nine different brands, ranked from most reliable to least, in terms of malfunction rate:
Looks like Asus‘ marketing department have a new talking point to advertise, while Apple has …read more
Yesterday saw Dell start shipping the Dell Adamo XPS, which they market as the world’s thinnest laptop. This ultra-thin gadget is 10.3mm thick at its heftiest point, and tapers down to 9.7mm. Average thickness is thus just under a centimeter at 9.99m. Aesthetically it stands out, thanks to its unique configuration, which sees the keyboard portion actually embedding itself into the display when the laptop is shut. The hinge placement unfortunately seems to make it hard to use the Adamo XPS on uneven surfaces, and definitely limits this laptop’s lap potential, though it does allow some natural cooling.
Complete spec list …read more
Here’s yet another promo from Dell’s marketing peeps: 20% off the Inspiron 546 and Studio XPS 8000 desktops, and the Inspiron 15 and Studio XPS 16 laptops. Should be interesting for your holiday-influenced buying mind. You can access the promo here, then enter the coupon 5TK?LC9VJ5F$33 when checking out.
While the Inspiron desktop comes with its own 18.5″ display, the same isn’t true for the XPS 8000. However, the latter is definitely equipped for performance computing, with its Core i5 750 CPU, 750GB hard drive, and dedicated Nvidia GT220 with 1GB of video memory.
Bundled displays are of course standard on any …read more
There’s at least one advantage with the Alienware brand now under Dell’s control. How does paying only $99 for an Inspiron Mini sound? Buy any Alienware laptop or desktop and add an Inspiron Mini netbook for only $99!. Ends 12/23/09 5:55 AM CDT.
It also seems Alienware’s picked up Dell’s tendency to offer free shipping: Light Up The Holidays With Alienware and receive free shipping on all Alienware laptops and desktops. Ends 11/12/09 5:55 AM CDT.
Some more promos to check out:
Studio ONE 19 all in one desktop with touch screen monitor and free color upgrade for only $699! End Date: 11/30/09 …read more
Reps from Dell have positively insisted I share the following discount: $200 in instant savings on the Dell Studio hybrid desktop.
While Dell—and other online retailers—are known to slap “instant” discounts on their product pages to move sales, the $200 price cut is notable because it brings the price of a pre-configured Studio hybrid down to $299. The fact that Dell designed this particular Studio to be the “greenest, most power-efficient consumer desktop” should also appeal to our environmentally-conscious sides.
Note that the $299 price is exclusive of any applicable shipping charges and taxes. If you also want something a bit more …read more