Monday, January 2, 2012

Latest and Greatest Cheap Computers for Holiday 2011/2012! For the Last Time!

HP dv7t
OK, I've been over this Discounted-Computers-to-Buy-Right-Now thing several times in recent weeks, but I'll give it one last shot before letting it rest for a while. There are some very powerful, heavily discounted and very beautiful computers out there as I write this, that will solve your aging computer problems for a long time to come. For whatever reason, these non-advertised coupon-code only deals, are being made available now on top-of-the-line gear and it would be shame to miss them if you need a new machine. Remember, power equals longevity -- the more powerful your new computer, the longer it will remain useful and stand up to the ever-increasing demands of software and the internet.

First of all, go to TechBargains and check out the range of discounted items available; it's amazing, and these are by-and-large deals unavailable elsewhere, and certainly unadvertised. Specifically, check out the

HP Pavilion dv6t Quad Edition series
HP Pavilion dv7t Quad Edition series see picture above

but do not use those prices. Instead go through the following link at TechBargains: for the dv7t
& for the dv6t

They both use they latest Intel Mobile Quad Core i7 CPU, and differ in the size of the screen, 17.3" for the dv7t vs 15.6" for the dv6t. Both can be had for well under $1000 and you have to remember to copy the coupon code and enter it at checkout to get the discounts from $375 to $450, and you get free shipping. NJ Sales Tax applies.

Now for the Desktop Deals -- well -- there aren't any! None that I like anyway. A lot of people got the Dell XPS 8300 and the HP h8xt that I recommended in December, but sadly, those deals are gone. Too bad, too, because they have the high-end Core i7 2600 processor that offers so much bang-for-the-buck. I suspect however, that sometime in the next month or 2, they may come back in some form or another. If you are in the market for such a machine, do check the TechBargains website every couple of days.

Yes, you can find laptops that are cheaper, but remember, power equals longevity, and these are machines that will last you a lot longer than the Core i5 or AMD based computers. And I admit, the computers I am recommending are not actually cheap -- you can find decent, if not as nice, machines for less, but not ones that provide the long term value.

Let me say also that I have no stock in HP, nor do I make any money from sales of my recommended purchases!

Go forth and be powerful! Cheaply!

Freebie Alert! Norton for Nothing!
PS: Oh, by the way, Newegg has the boxed, 3-license (3 machine), 1 owner copy of Norton 360 v5.0 avaialble today only FOR FREE, including free shipping, after a $45 rebate directly from Symantec. This is a great deal and, admittedly a pain in the ass, but ... what are you going to do? If you have to jump through a hoop or 2 to save 45 bucks, well, there you are. I think, as do many others, that Norton 360 is the best and lowest impact (least effect on your computer's speed) available. If you aren't reading this today and missed the freebie, check out how to get it for 1/2 price here.

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