Samsung Highlight Touchscreen Phone
LetsTalk.com has the Samsung Highlight Touchscreen Phone for free with free shipping (though a $35 activation fee applies), with activation of a two-year service contract from T-Mobile--that's $150 off of T-Mobile's price with contract. The Samsung Highlight has a 2.5-inch touchscreen display, GPS, a full HTML Web browser, and a 3.0-megapixel camera. In our review of the Highlight, we liked the TouchWiz interface support, battery life, and multimedia capabilities. Note that the Highlight is currently backordered and will not ship until October 24.
Creative Zen X-Fi 8GB Portable Media Player
Dell Home is selling the Creative Zen X-Fi 8GB Portable Media Player for $100 with free shipping, which is $40 less than the original retail price. In addition to the 8GB of built-in storage space, the Zen X-Fi has an SD Card slot, and it also sports a 2.5-inch display. In our review of the Zen X-Fi, we gave the player a score of 90 (Superior); we liked the wireless sync and streaming functions, and the included high-quality headphones.
Sony DCR-SR67 80GB Hybrid Camcorder and DCR-DVD650 DVD Digital Camcorder
If you're looking for a Sony camcorder, you're in luck. JR.com has the Sony DCR-SR67 80GB Hybrid Hard Disk Camcorder for $359 ($90 less than retail) with free shipping. This deal gets you a 2.7-inch touchscreen LCD, 60X optical zoom, SteadyShot image stabilization, 80GB of hard-disk storage, and a Memory Stick Pro slot.
Budget-conscious consumers, on the other hand, will prefer the refurbished Sony DVD HandyCam DCR-DVD650, which is selling at Sony Style for $200 with free shipping, $60 lower than the retail price for a new model. This camcorder can record directly to DVD, and it features the same LCD, 60X optical zoom, SteadyShot image stabilization, and Memory Stick Pro slot as the DCR-SR67. It also comes with a 90-day Sony warranty.
For more, read our coverage of the initial product announcement for Sony's 60X-zoom camcorders.
Toshiba Satellite L505-S5966 Dual-Core 2GHz 16-Inch Laptop
Office Depot has the Toshiba Satellite L505-S5966 laptop selling for $418 with free shipping. This configuration has a 15.6-inch display, 3GB of memory, a 320GB hard drive, a six-cell battery, and an Intel Pentium Dual Core T4200 2GHz processor, as well as Windows Vista Home Premium preinstalled. This deal lasts until October 24. For more information, check out our other coverage of the Satellite L505-S5966 or read up on our other budget-friendly laptop picks.
HP TouchSmart tx2z 12-Inch Tablet PC
The HP Home & Home Office Store is selling the HP TouchSmart tx2z 12-inch tablet PC for $804 with free shipping after you apply coupon code NBSC314243--$400 off the retail price. The TouchSmart tx2z weighs 4.6 pounds and features an AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-85 2.3GHz dual-core processor, a 12.1-inch touchscreen display, 4GB of memory, a 320GB hard drive, and a dual-layer DVD burner. In our review of the tx2z, we liked the software bundle, keyboard, and touchscreen stylus controls. (Note that our review configuration is slightly different.)