Black Friday 2012: Last Minute Deals
Since midnight Black Friday deal hunters have been scouring the Web and retail store locations for great deals on PCs, external storage, and lots else. Most of the headline doorbusters in your area are probably gone, but if you're headed to the mall or your local big box stores today there will still be some great deals for you. Check out PCWorld's handy guide to top-notch tech at Black Friday prices.
Office Depot: 15.6-inch HP Envy dv6-7258nr, $500
Specs: 15.6-inch display with 1366-by-768 resolution, 2.5GHz Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5-3210M, 8GB RAM, 640GB HDD, optical drive, HDMI, VGA, 3 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Windows 8.
Description: You get a 15.6-inch display and a Core i5 for less than $600. Best Buy is selling similar HP Envy dv6 models for $700-$800 and Staples has a similar laptop with 6GB RAM for $550 on Black Friday. Office Depot has a great price for a great laptop. I do wish it had a bigger hard drive, but sometimes you have to know when to stop complaining.
NEWEGG: CyberpowerPC Gamer Ultra 2140, $400
Specs: 3.3GHz AMD FX-6100 processor, Nvidia Geforce GT 610 graphics, 8GB DDR3 RAM (16GB max.), 500GB SATAII 7200RPM HDD, 24x dual layer optical drive, 7 x USB 2.0, 1 x PCI-e 1x, 1 x PCI, VGA, DVI, HDMI, 7.1 channel audio, Ethernet, USB mouse and keyboard, Windows 8.
Description: I am sure some gamers are not big fans of the AMD's FX-6100 and would rather see a Core processor in this rig. Nevertheless, for $400 it's hard to get too upset with this deal.
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SONY: Vaio T Series 13-inch Ultrabook, $600
Specs: 13.3-inch display with 1366-by-768 resolution, 1.8GHz Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3-3217U, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, 32GB SSD, 1.3 megapixel Webcam, 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, VGA, HDMI, card reader (Memory Stick and SD), 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and Windows 8. Weighs about 3.54 pounds.
Description: Sony is not known for offering products at low prices, but if you are a Vaio fan this 13-inch Ultrabook is a pretty nice deal that you won't find at Amazon, Best Buy, or Walmart.
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J&R: Hitachi Touro 4 terabyte external HDD $200
OFFICE DEPOT: HP Pavilion All-In-One $480
Specs: 23-inch 1920 by 1080 resolution display, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 3.6GHZ AMD A6 processor, DVD RW drive, Windows 8, 2 USB 3.0, 3 USB 2.0, SD card reader.
Description: This Pavilion 23-b090 all-in-one Windows 8 from HP is $220 off at Office Depot. It’s a capable all-in-one featuring AMD’s next-gen accelerated processors and plenty of storage space for your movies and music.
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OFFICE DEPOT: Asus 13” Zenbook Ultrabook $800
Specs: 13.3-inch 1366 by 768 resolution display, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD (24GB solid state), Windows 8, 1.7GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 3 USB 3.0, 1 HDMI, 1 VGA.
Description: Ultrabooks are still not as affordable as manufacturers promised, but with $150 off this Asus Zenbook at Office Depot you start to get spec value for your money.
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AMAZON: Canon PIXMA MX892 wireless all-in-one printer, $60
Specs: Fax, scan, print, copy, photo print, AirPrint integration for printing from iOS devices, PIXMA Cloud Link for printing from mobile devices, Google CloudPrint, 9600-by-2400 maximum print resolution, 35-sheet, 2-way document feeder, 3-inch LCD, USB, media card reader, PictBridge.
Description: Canon is well known for having cheap printers, but to get this much functionality for just $60 is a real steal. Best Buy is selling this printer for $150, and Staples has it for $90.
AMAZON: Logitech K800 Wireless Illuminated Keyboard, $60
Specs: Wireless, backlit full-size keyboard, microUSB for recharging, 10 day battery life claim
Description: This old keyboard is not as fancy as the innovative K810 that came out for Windows 8 and can pair with three devices at once, but the K800 is still a solid keyboard and regularly priced at $100.
TigerDirect: 480GB 2.5-inch Internal SSD, $320
Specs: 480GB storage, up to 460MB/sec. write speed, up to 54MB/sec. read speed
Description: Speed up your laptop this holiday season by replacing your HDD with a fast and sleek SSD. You'll probably lose a little bit in terms of storage size, but the speed gains you get with an SSD tend to dramatically change your user experience.
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