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Deals- Tablets, laptop, portable hard drive




Hi CD friends,
I am shopping for a laptop , (Basic configuration,3-4 Gb RAM, - 320 gb HD) ) PORTABLE hard drive 1TB- 3TB, AND Tablets ,7" &10",

Any friends in the knowledge of good deals availabel?

May also suggest some good configuration/Brands to look for.

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Post ID: 201114 26-09-12 15:13:17
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Dell has their Dell days of deal going on for the past 2 weeks. They have a new deal everyday and have had some excellent deals on laptops. Check http://www.dell.ca/ The deals end on Sep 28.

As regards a decent configuration, it all boils down to what is your budget and what are you going to use it for (the laptop). Here's one which is on sale today (until 5am tomorrow) http://ecomm.dell.com/dellstore/basket.aspx?c=ca&cs=cadhs1&l=en&s=dhs&itemtype=CFG&oid=28590cc3-0adb-43af-9c50-b230e6d8ac4a

If you buy from Dell and collect Airmiles, don't forget to go thru https://www.airmiles.ca/arrow/Home for your Airmiles.

As regards a portable drive, you can buy a regular drive and a case separately and just marry :) the two

Tablets is another story. How much are you willing to spend. There are cheap Chinese tablets on the net for around $80 which are not bad.

Good luck with your shopping


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I brought a Coby 7" Android 4 Tablet last Saturday from Staples for $70/- (regular price $140/- selling @ 50% discount) .It does not have webcam but I can live with that ....

A q - It can connect to wifi but was wondering if it can have a data plan of its own so that it can also be used remotely ..is it possible to have a data plan on such a tablet and if yes how ? ..

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Quote:
Originally posted by Fido
A q - It can connect to wifi but was wondering if it can have a data plan of its own so that it can also be used remotely ..is it possible to have a data plan on such a tablet and if yes how ? ..



It is highly unlikely that you can have a data plan on it. Check to see if it has a SIM slot.

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Since it has USB 2.0 port, data plan can be made available thru stick provided by ISPs.

 
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Staples has a coupon sale this week. If you register with them, You will get coupons in email. I got a coupon. Let me know if anyone want it.


Today - 60$ off on MS office Home and Student.
Friday, 28 Sep - 50$ off any tablet over $299.
Sat, 29 Sep - 60$ off any laptop of PC over $399.


 
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Thanks Folks for the responses ... I am still to check whether the data stick would work but another option is a Hotspot being sold by windmobile .. which creates a wi fi .

It was intersting to note that with USB host connection a moue and a key board can be attached to the tablet as much as any other mass usb device ..Still exploring ..

Back to the OP - I am always on the lookout for the sub $300/- Intel 15.6 laptop in flyers and occassionally but surely it comes -- Walmart /Staples and last night I saw it at Futureshop's flyer ............. 15.6" 4GB Ram , Intel Processor , 500 GB HD in $299/- ... think its Acer.

Now thats a deal ... it says limited quantities and I would nt be surprised if this does not last through the weekend !!!

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Went to Wind / Rogers and Bell ... for the tablet (Coby Kyros MID7035 ) ... they said they are doubtful if the data stick would work for the internet as the data stick needs some drivers which could be OS based and not sure if they have one for Android as of now ...

So the other way around to have internet on this remotely is the wi fi hot spot .

The tables is a nice thing to keep in your car to be used in emergencies at either Starbucks / Tim Hortons or Public Libraries all of which have free hi fi ...

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My suggestion.... Don't buy cheap tablet.... We bought a 9'' Flare tablet fro
Walmart for $99.... Which was selling like hot cakes.... But we had to return it.... We have decided to wait till we have a better budget and then buy an ipad for the kids....


 
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Quote:
Originally posted by geetakhanna

My suggestion.... Don't buy cheap tablet.... We bought a 9'' Flare tablet fro
Walmart for $99.... Which was selling like hot cakes.... But we had to return it.... We have decided to wait till we have a better budget and then buy an ipad for the kids....



Agreed if you want more than just browsing. For folks who simply want to browse the net, it does not matter much.

I'm waiting for this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpzu3HM2CIo

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