The Best Deals According to Dealnews: August 13th, 2012 Edition
We here at Gadgetreview have recently partnered up with the folks over at Dealnews in order to provide a superior source for great deals online on a weekly basis. Each week we will present some of the hottest deals, but this week we’re starting with some very interesting news pertaining to recent allegations of LCD price fixing from the past decade, while also be covering a large variety of deals ranging from trendy apparel to laptop computers. We’ve also got some great trial offers and freebies that have taken the Internet by stir, while also sharing tricks to remain in the free zone. There’s also some site-wide savings we’re showing off which amounts to deals that should not be missed.
Several technology manufacturers and their affiliates have agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle allegations of LCD price fixing, CNN Money reports. According to prosecutors, the conspiracy spanned from 1999 to 2006 and affected prices on TVs, laptops, and computer monitors. $692 million will be set aside for partial refunds for affected consumers, while the rest will go to state treasuries for penalty, refund payments, and lawyer fees. Click here for the legal terms and information on how to submit a claim.
Microsoft offers a free preview of Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium. That’s the first such download we’ve seen of this new software suite. For up to five computers or tablets, it streams full versions of the new Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, and Access. Windows 7 or 8 and an Internet connection is required. Click here for more information.
sunbeltproducts via eBay offers the Android 4.0 Mini PC, model no. MK802, for $69.99 with free shipping. It’s the lowest total price we could find by $3. About the size of a USB flash drive, this mini PC features a 1.5GHz Allwinner processor, 1GB RAM, 2GB of onboard flash storage, microSD card slot, wireless connectivity (which protocol isn’t clear), HDMI output, and more.
Ralph Lauren cuts up to 60% off a selection of men’s hoodies, as listed below. Even better, coupon code “RLSUM25″ cuts an additional 25% off. That puts each at least $43 off and at the lowest total price we could find. Shipping adds $5 but orders of $195 more qualify for free shipping. Sales tax is added where applicable. The deals:
Ralph Lauren Men’s Fleece Shawl Graphic Hoodie (pictured) for $18.74
Ralph Lauren Men’s Fleece Shawl Stencil Hoodie for $18.74
Ralph Lauren Men’s Fleece Shield Hoodie for $18.74
Ralph Lauren Men’s Fleece Shawl Crew Hoodie for $22.49
For new Hulu Plus subscribers, Hulu offers a 2-Month Subscription to Hulu Plus for free. That’s tied with our mention from a month ago as the second longest free subscription offer we’ve ever seen for this service. (We saw three free months in May, but it was only valid for select Sony device users.)
Note: Be sure to cancel before the end of the trial or else you’ll be billed for subsequent months.
ThinkGeek takes up to 75% off more than 300 items in its clearance section, as part of its Summer Sale. (Prices are as marked on product page.) With deals from 99 cents, it’s tied with our mention from three weeks ago as the best sale we’ve seen from ThinkGeek since February, when we saw up to 90% off with stacking coupons. Shipping starts at around $5, or get free shipping on orders of $75 or more.
A best bet is the BioMetal Fiber Inchworm Robot for $7.99 plus around $6 for shipping. That’s $24 off and the lowest total price we could find. It features a BioFiber Metal muscle, which contracts when heated. Requires two AA batteries, not included.
Ubuntu One offers 5GB of storage for free. That’s the first such deal we’ve seen for this Internet file storage service. The service also includes mobile access, file sharing, and file synching across platforms. It’s compatible with Windows, Ubuntu, Android, iPhone, and iPad.
Pringles offers a free Pringles Speaker via this mail-in rebate when you purchase four cans of Super Stack Pringles. That’s tied with our May mention as the best offer we’ve ever seen from Pringles. Your speaker will arrive by mail in approximately 10 to 12 weeks. Deal ends October 31.
Sony Store Outlet takes 30% off customized Sony VAIO laptops and all-in-one desktops. (Discount is taken automatically in cart.) Plus, all orders qualify for free shipping. That beats our mention from two weeks ago, when we saw an extra 20% off, and it’s the best deal we’ve seen on these items from Sony Outlet this year. Sales tax is added where applicable. For refurbished items, a 90-day Sony warranty applies. Deal ends August 15.
A best bet is the Sony VAIO Intel Core i5 2.4GHz 13.1″ LED-Backlit Notebook in Black (pictured), model no. VPCZ2290X, for $1,519.95. (It’s the fourth system down.) Add it to your cart and it automatically drops to $1,063.96. With free shipping, that’s $456 off and a very low price for such a well-equipped 13″ laptop. It features an Intel Core i5-2435M 2.4GHz Sandy Bridge dual-core processor, 13.1″ 1600×900 LED-backlit widescreen LCD, 4GB RAM, two 64GB SSDs (128GB total), DVD burner, AMD Radeon HD 6650M 1GB hybrid graphics, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, USB 3.0, and Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. (More details on this configuration can be found under “Show More” on this page.)