Tech Bargain Thread: Post Your Deals Here!

Harry Hooper

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Creative Labs {aka Sound Blaster} is running a 30% sale off pretty much their entire online shop this week. For example, the Sound Blaster Z PCIe Gaming Sound Card would cost about $84 vs. $100 at Amazon.
 
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Hi all, I am a VFW Post Commander and we are looking for a lap top that will be our Post computer/workstation. We will be giving presentations at local locations (PPT ext), zoom meetings and some graphic art to include flyers and such. I would like for it to be able to handle programs like photo shop and video editing too. Our budget is upto $600 which was approved at our last meeting. Where should we be looking online aside from the Amazons and Best Buys. We are looking to purchase over the weekend. We have projects due for Memorial Day, as it looks like our parade will be virtual.
 

Harry Hooper

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Norm,

HP.com is offering a laptop with the following specs for $644.99:
  • HP Pavilion - 15z Laptop
  • Mineral Silver
  • Windows 10 Home 64
  • AMD Ryzen™ 5 3500U (2.1 GHz, up to 3.7GHz, 6 MB cache, 4 cores)+AMD Radeon™ Vega 8 Graphics
  • 16 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM (2x8GB)
  • 15.6" diagonal HD SVA BrightView micro-edge WLED-backlit touch screen (1366 x 768)
  • 1 TB 5400 rpm SATA and 128 GB M.2 SSD storage drives
  • 3-cell, 41 Wh Lithium-ion prismatic Battery
  • No DVD or CD Drive
  • Full-size island-style keyboard(Natural Silver)
  • HP Wide Vision HD Camera with Dual digital microphone (Mineral Silver)
  • 802.11 ac/b/g/n (1x1) Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® 4.2 combo
Yes, that is over your $600, but does the VFW qualify for educational/non-profit pricing? At the least, maybe call them and nudge them for a veterans discount, or some free accessories?


Best Buy is offering a sibling HP laptop for $499.99, but it has 12 GB RAM and a single 256 GB SSD storage drive. You could buy an 2TB external USB hard drive for more storage for well under $100.


Another option is TigerDirect has a Grade A refurbished HP EliteBook 840 G3 Laptop PC for $499 that has i5 CPU, 16 GB RAM, and a 500 GB SSD. There are $20 off coupons for Tiger Direct floating around, and I actually have a spare HP docking station for this family of laptops if you want it.
 
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Hi all, I am a VFW Post Commander and we are looking for a lap top that will be our Post computer/workstation. We will be giving presentations at local locations (PPT ext), zoom meetings and some graphic art to include flyers and such. I would like for it to be able to handle programs like photo shop and video editing too. Our budget is upto $600 which was approved at our last meeting. Where should we be looking online aside from the Amazons and Best Buys. We are looking to purchase over the weekend. We have projects due for Memorial Day, as it looks like our parade will be virtual.
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