Barnes & Noble is gearing up for the release of its $139 Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight (which our reviewer practically did backflips over, awarding an amazing 4.5 of 5 stars), so perhaps it is no surprise that the e-book seller is dropping the price on its Nook Simple Touch and Nook Color readers--albeit for a limited time. Head to the Barnes & Noble site by Mother's Day and you'll pay only $79 for the Simple Touch and $149 for the Nook Color (which is also an Android tablet).
Toshiba launched its high-end Qosmio line of gaming and multimedia laptops last year. The Qosmio x770 has a 17.3-inch 1080p high-def display and runs a Nvidia GeForce GTX 560M graphics processor with 1.5GB of graphics memory. Toshiba usually sells the Intel Core i5 version of its premium laptop for about $1340--but for a limited time Toshiba has the Qosmio x770 on sale for only $999, and shipping is free.
Lenovo's ThinkPad Tablet aims directly at business users. Its bulky utilitarian design probably cost it half a star, though; our reviewer gave it 3.5 out of 5 stars. The tablet has a 10.1-inch screen and runs on Android 3.1 Honeycomb; it's packed with ports, including USB 2.0, a dock connector, a micro-USB port, a Mini-HDMI connector, media card reader, and SDHC Card and SIM card slots. The 16GB version launched at $499 last year, and just a couple months ago it sold for about $400 online--but right now ANT Online is selling it for only $340, with free shipping.
HP's Omni 27 all-in-one desktop PC has a gorgeous 27-inch screen and runs on Intel's Core i5 processor. Though its performance was impressive, it earned only 3.5 out of 5 stars in our review--mainly because the Omni 27 does not have a touchscreen display and its integrated graphics faltered a bit with games. Normally HP sells the Core i5 configuration for $1350, and our review model came in at $1250. Use coupon code DTE3284 at Dell's checkout, however, and you'll pay only $1000--with free shipping.
Samsung's UN46D800, a 46-inch 3D LED HDTV, earned 4.5 out of 5 stars in our review last year for its top-notch image quality, outstanding features, and good color in 3D scenes. As much as our reviewer liked it, however, she took issue with its $2700 list price at the time. Prices have dropped, though, and for a limited time Abe's of Maine is selling the UN46D800 for $1579, with free shipping.
Samsung's 10.1-inch Wi-Fi version of its Galaxy Tab garnered four of five stars when we reviewed it upon its release. At that time the 16GB Galaxy Tab sold for $499. Our reviewer enjoyed testing the Galaxy Tab, calling it "lightweight and extremely well balanced" and praising its sharp and crisp display. While supplies last, TigerDirect.com has the lowest price we've seen on the 16GB Wi-Fi version--only $400, with free shipping.
The second-generation Alienware M11x ultraportable gaming laptop impressed our reviewer with its great performance, earning 4.5 out of 5 stars. Intel Core i5-equipped models start at around $1000. For a limited time, though, use coupon code Q$Q4$MN1TF95CD at the Dell Online Store and watch the price fall to $899. Shipping is free during this promotion.