Top Cyber Week Deals
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone once again, but there are still lots of tech deals to be had for people on your gift list. Most retailers are extending their online sales to offer deals on laptops, desktops, cameras, iPods, video game consoles, GPS, Blu-ray players and HDTVs. Here's a look at 15 online deals you won't want to miss this week.
BEST BUY: 15.6-inch Toshiba Satellite Laptop, $380
Specs: 15.6-inch display with 1366-by-768 resolution, 2.2 GHz Intel Core i3-2330M processor, 4 GB RAM, 320GB HDD, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, webcam, DVD drive, 802.11 g/n Wi-Fi and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
Thoughts: A good buy if you're still looking for a solid laptop for yourself or someone on your gift list.
BEST BUY: 15.6-inch Lenovo Laptop, $300
Specs: 15.6-inch display with 1366-by-768 resolution, 1.65 GHz AMD Dual-Core E-450 processor, 4GB RAM, 3 x USB 2.0 ports, 6-in-1 card reader, fingerprint reader, webcam, DVD drive, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
Thoughts: The processor on this computer won't be winning any races, but it's got a good amount of USB ports, a nice card reader and Lenovo's favorite feature: a fingerprint reader.
BEST BUY: Apple 8GB iPod Touch, $190
AMAZON: LG 42-inch LCD 1080p HDTV, $680
Specs: 1080p resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, 2 x USB 2.0, Ethernet, 4 x HDMI, Internet apps such as Netflix, Amazon Video On Demand, CinemaNow, Facebook and Twitter.
Thoughts: This set has a good amount of ports for all your set-top boxes and comes pre-loaded with Amazon, Netflix and other video streaming services.
BEST BUY: Apple 32GB iPod Touch (Black), $275
Specs: 32GB onboard storage, 3.5-inch display with 960-by-640 resolution, front- and rear-facing cameras, 720p video capture, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi.
Thoughts: Best Buy is selling the black 32GB iPod Touch for $25 off Apple's list price this week.
AMAZON: Panasonic Wi-Fi 3D Blu-ray Player, $139
Specs: Wi-Fi, Ethernet port, 1 x HDMI out, 2 x USB 2.0, DLNA, Internet services including Skype, YouTube, Amazon Video On Demand, CinemaNow, Vudu, AccuWeather, MLB.TV, Facebook and Twitter, card slot for SD, SDHC and SDXC.
Thoughts: PCWorld's review of the Panasonic DMP-BDT210 gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars praising the player for its wide selection of Internet apps and excellent image quality.
WALMART: PlayStation 3 Starter Bundle, $279
Model: None Specified
Specs: 160GB PlayStation 3 Console, 2 PS3 controllers, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (Blu-ray), PlayStation Plus free 30-day membership
Thoughts: Walmart's bundle choices are a little confusing so be careful when ordering this one. You have to choose the Harry Potter Blu-ray bundle, the Dreamgear PS3 wireless radium controller and one of the free games to get this bundle for the advertised price.
BEST BUY: Nikon Coolpix 12.1 Megapixel Digital Camera, $150
Model: S8100 Black
Specs: 10x optical zoom, 3-inch LCD display, 9-point autofocus, 102MB onboard storage, memory card slot (SD, SDHC, SDXC), 1080p video capture.
Thoughts: The Coolpix S8100 currently sells for about $230-$250 so this is a great Cyber Week buy if you're looking for a nice point-and-shoot.
BESTBUY AND GAMESTOP: Wii Mario Bundle, $150
STAPLES: Hewlett-Packard Slimline Desktop, $330
Specs: 2.6GHz Intel Pentium G620 processor, 4GB RAM, 750GB HDD, 6-in-1 card reader, 6 x USB, USB keyboard and mouse, DVD drive, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
Thoughts: This slim tower deal is missing a monitor, but you can save yourself $30-$70 off the usual price for this computer.
OFFICE DEPOT: Brother All-in-One Wireless Printer $100
Specs: Print, Copy, Scan, Fax, 1.9-inch color LCD panel, 250-sheet capacity, prints up to 11-by-17 paper
Thoughts: Today's networked homes make it impractical to have a wired printer tied to one PC, this wireless Brother printer does it all and the price is right.
TIGER DIRECT: Vizio 55-inch LCD 1080p HDTV, $900
Specs: 55-inch LED Backlit display, 1080p resolution, 240Hz refresh rate, 5 x HDMI, 1 x USB
Thoughts: This set doesn't have an Ethernet port and could probably do with a few more USB ports, but the specs are great for the price.
TARGET: 14.1 MP Canon PowerShot, $80
Model: A2200 (Blue)
Specs: 720p video capture, 2.7-inch TFT display, SD card slot, USB 2.0 port, 4x optical zoom
Thoughts: This camera was selling for about $100-$110 a few weeks ago. Prices have dropped since then, but Target has one of the best prices for this point-and-shoot for Cyber Week, as long as you don't mind the color blue.