The Best Tech Bargains of the Week

We'll show you where to get a low-cost ThinkPad and a deal on a Dell desktop--and, yes, you can finally buy an iPhone for just $99.

iPhone 3G

It isn't often that you can find honest-to-goodness deals on Apple products, but this definitely counts as one: an iPhone 3G for $99. Sure, taking advantage of this offer means you won't get the latest-and-greatest iPhone 3G S, but you will get a better bargain. When the iPhone 3G debuted last summer, we called it "a classy device whose abilities continue to make it a strong choice for smartphone shoppers." It's an even stronger choice now that its price has been cut in half.

Dell Vostro Desktop PC

Dell is offering a deal on its Vostro desktop computers through its small-business store. (Hint: Just because the products are sold in the business store, that doesn't mean you can't use them at home, too.) Right now, you can buy the slim and sleek Dell Vostro 220s with Vista Home Basic, 2GB of memory, a 160GB hard drive, an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, and a DVD burner for $359 at That price even includes a 19-inch LCD. All told, it's a savings of $300 off the regular price. And as an added bonus, Dell keeps its Vostro PCs free of bloatware, all the annoying trial software that ordinarily clutters up a new home PC.

Lenovo ThinkPad T400

Interested in a more portable computing option? Lenovo is offering a deal on its ThinkPad T400 laptop, which impressed our reviewer recently with its long battery life and excellent software. You can get this 14.1-inch laptop equipped with Intel's Core 2 Duo P8400 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive, a DVD burner, and built-in 802.11a/g/n wireless for $637 at when you use the coupon code "USPTHREEDAYS" at checkout. That's a savings of more than $400 off the usual price.

Pentax Optio E60 Digital Camera

In the market for an easy-to-use point-and-shoot camera? Check out the Pentax Optio E60. is offering the 10-megapixel E60 camera (the pink version) for $90, a savings of more than $200 off the $300 list price. We haven't reviewed this model, but we did look at its sibling, the Optio E70, and our reviewer lauded its design and ease of use.

Sharp Aquos 52-Inch LCD TV

If you're looking to save big bucks on a big screen, is offering Sharp's 52-inch LC52E77U HDTV for $1421, almost $500 off the regular price of $1900. The TV's features include 1080p resolution, a 120MHz refresh rate, and a 4ms response time. Though we haven't reviewed this model, other Sharp TVs, such as the Aquos LC-32D6U, have earned praise from our reviewers in the past.

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