Since many of you will be looking for great tech deals on Cyber Monday, November 26th, I found a few shiny gadgets that might fill your stockings and earn you big hugs and kisses from loved ones.
Top 10 Tech Deals on Cyber Monday
1. Acer Aspire One D257 Mini-Laptop
Now discounted at Amazon and priced at 199.99.
This netbook is a great little powerhouse that is well worth checking out. Its features include:
- 1.66GHz Atom dual-core N570 processor
- 1GB of DDR3 memory
- 250 GB Sata hard drive.
- Windows 7 and Office 2010 Starter Editions
- 1024 x 600 resolution with CrystalBrite technology
- 4-hour battery life
- Built-in 0.3 MP webcam
- Two 2.0 USB ports
- 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
This 10.1-inch netbook is a great value. It’s extremely fast and very powerful.
2. The Kindle Fire Tablet
A terrific little multimedia tablet Holiday Priced at $159!
Tablets are the must-get gift this season and this one sells for under $200. It’s features include:
- 7-inch 1024 x 600 px display
- IPS panel
- Rubberized exterior
- Android 2.2 with exclusive Amazon interface
It has twice as much memory, improved performance and longer battery life. If you purchase the Kindle Fire, you get a free month of Amazon’s Prime service, giving you free access to thousands of books, movies and music. Available from Amazon
This is a great bundle offered by Microsoft. The slim Xbox Console includes these features:
- 250 GB HDD
- 1 controller
- 1 headset
- Set of cables (plus extra goodies).
- 2 FREE Games – Halo Reach and Fable 3 (free games may vary due to availability)
- Bonus – Free 3-Month access to Xbox Live
This bundle, however, does not include the Kinect, but it’s also cheaper, considering you’re really getting the games for free if you get this package. Available online from Walmart.
4. The Pandigital 7″ Tablet
With 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, a fantastic buy for under $100, running Android 1.5. Originally $299.99, now holiday priced at $89.95!
It has a very responsive, resistive touch screen. The text display is bright and clear, and the screen has a crisp 800 x 600 resolution, which is more than adequate for a 7″ display. If your main interest is reading and checking your email rather than games or videos, then this very competent device is for you. It also comes with a built-in dictionary, word reference and other useful research tools.
Available from Amazon.
5. The Blackberry Playbook 7″ tablet
This was originally $499.00, now holiday priced under $200.
The Blackberry Playbook has a beautiful, sharp, multi-touch capacitive display with a 1024 x 600 resolution. It plays music, movies and runs games with ease. Its features include.
- 2 HD cameras
- Micro USB port
- 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
- 1 GHz dual-core processor
- 1 GB of RAM
- 32 GB of storage space
Even though this tablet is small, it is easy to use and well worth the price. Available from Amazon.
6. Samsung Galaxy 4.0 Android Player
(Similar to the iPod Touch, but better!) Holiday priced at $229.99. Samsung’s Galaxy smartphone lines have made them a force to be reckoned with in terms of sales, directly competing with Apple’s iPhone. The Galaxy 4.0 runs the latest Android version, and gives you access to Android’s official app store. It has a simple, intuitive interface allowing you to easily arrange icons, add widgets to your homepage and perform the same tasks you would on any Android phone, except for phone calls, of course. Its features include:
- 3.2 MPx camera on the back and VGA front-calling camera for video calls
- 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
- 8 GB of storage, expandable with microSD card
- 4″ or 5″ 800 x 480 px Super-LCD Display
With this device you get easily expandable storage and a comfortable, larger display. The Galaxy 4.0 really deserves your consideration. Available at Amazon.
7. Uncharted 3 – PlayStation 3 – 320GB Bundle
(Includes “Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception” video game), Holiday Priced at $299.
The PlayStation 3 is one of the most popular gaming consoles in the world. Its most recent incarnation, the PS3 Slim console, can act as both a game machine and a multimedia Blu-ray player, which is probably why it is so popular.
Of course, it comes with the necessary cables and a DualShock 3 controller, which gives you access to the PlayStation Network, as well as Hulu Plus and Netflix for HD streaming video. Available from Amazon.
8. The Panasonic Viera 50″ – 3D plasma, Full HD TV
Holiday priced at $1,399.00.
What makes this TV so special is the VieraCAST feature. This feature gives you access to all kinds of web-based entertainment. The Viera also has NeoPDP technology, and the Infinite Black feature enhances blacks and gives you visually stunning image quality.
This product received lots of positive customer reviews, so it’s worth checking out. Also available at Amazon.com.
This is the hot electronic gift item of the season, but it’s just so tough to find. Priced at $249 at Best Buy, but it’s tough to find available.
Google gets into the lightweight laptop business with great reviews. Acer makes a cheaper version, without a solid-state hard drive, and Samsung makes a more expensive version with a larger display.
- Samsung Exynos 5 dual processor
- 2 GB DDR3L Memory
- 16 GB solid-state hard-drive
- Less than an inch wide and weighs less than 3 lbs.
- Boots up quickly
- 0.3 MB Webcam
- Google Chrome OS comes preinstalled
The cloud will store everything one day, and Google Chromebooks allow you to get started sooner than later. Available at Best Buy.
10. Most Popular Smartphones
These are available from Amazon.com for $0.01, with new 2-year contract for a limited time.
If you’re in the market for a new high-end smartphone and don’t have a problem with signing up for a new 2-year contract, Amazon has great bargains on all the popular smartphones, except for the iPhone 4s.
Amazon’s smartphone sale is only going to be available until November 28th, so time is of the essence.