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My TigerDirect Recommendations

ebillmeHere are a few items worth looking at over at TigerDirect.com this weekend. Plus you can save $30 on any order over $100 (before tax and shipping) when you purchase using eBillMe for the first time. Just select eBillMe at checkout, TigerDirect emails you a bill, and then you can pay cash at any MoneyGram location near you, or from your online banking account.

Refurbished Clearance Event: TigerDirect is clearing out the refurbished items inventory. These are generally items that were returned because the original buyer changed their mind, or realized they ordered the wrong item, returned gifts, or items that were missing parts (which have since been repackaged in full). Here are a few standout items:

Asus Essentio

Asus Essentio

Asus Intel Pentium Desktop PC ($300): This looks like a hot item (aka very desirable). Asus is one of the leading motherboard manufacturers in the world. This unit comes with an Intel Pentium E2200 2.,2GHz dual core processor, and 4 GB DDR2 RAM (Memory. 4 GB is the most you can add to any 32 bit computer these days). It also has a DVD burner, an HDMI video connector for plugging into a large screen HDTV or monitor, a VGA for use with your current monitor, a 640 GB hard drive (storage), wired and wireless internet capability (very nice), and a media card reader that handles MMC, SecureDigital (SD), and MemoryStick (MS). That will allow you to transfer your photos from your digital camera easily. TigerDirect says they are running out of these, so you better act fast.

Satellite L355-S7905

Satellite L355-S7905

Toshiba 17″ Notebook ($400): I love Toshiba laptops and notebooks. In my opinion they’re a leader in the market. This notebook computer has an Intel Celeron processor,  3 GB or RAM (Memory), a 160 GB hard drive (storage), a DVD Burner, a 17 inch screen with a fantastic 1440 by 900 resolution, a media card reader for MemoryStick (PRO), SecureDigital (SD), and MMC. It runs on on Windows Vista Basic. (You can always upgrade to Windows 7 on October 22.)


HP PhotoSmart C4580

HP PhotoSmart C4580 All-in-One Color Printer ($70): This color printer also scans and copies. You can insert your media card from your camera to print your digital photos directly. The card reader supports MemoryStick (MS), MemoryStick Duo, SecureDigital (SD), xD, and MMC. Another great feature is its Wireless (WiFi) capabiliuty which allows you to print directly from your wireless computer or laptop to the printer. The paper tray holds 100 sheets, and it prints at a top speed of 23 pages per minute. Color 4×6 photos print in about 25 seconds.

Acer Aspire One

Acer Aspire One

Pink Acer Aspire One AOA150-1483 Netbook ($240): Need a netbook? Want to run it on a 3G network? Then I highly recommend this Acer Aspire netbook. Whenever someone comes to me looking for a laptop or notebook, Acer is always in my top five list. This netbook is no exception. It comes with an Intel Atom 1.6GHz processor, 1 GB or RAM (memory), a 160 GB hard drive (storage). One of the best features of this netbook is it has 3G connectivity capability for use on the same wireless networks used by today’s smartphones. (You’ll probably have to get an account with a cellular provider to access it though. 3G isn’t free yet.) Other features include a media card reader (Memory Stick, xD, SD, and MS PRO), a microphone input and a headphone port, plus wired or wireless Internet capability. Admittedly, it’s pink, but it’s loaded. You could always opt to add on a $15 or $20 netbook skin wrap to hide it’s color.

There are still many more items to choose from at TigerDirect’s refurbished items clearance sale.

By the way, it was my birthday this week, so you could always send me something as a gift.  (Wink). Yes, I know, I’m shameless. … Ship it to Skylarking  @ 2094 Newbridge Road, Bellmore, NY 11710. … Shameless.

TigerDirect Best Sellers, Price Drops, Save 50% on Windows 7


Here are some specials from TigerDirect; and, remember, TigerDirect offers $1.99 for shipping on purchases over $100, but under 200 pounds in the contiguous lower 48 states of the US.

PRE-ORDER Windows 7 and SAVE over 50% at TigerDirect!

Windows 7 is the successor to Windows Vista. Windows 7 is due to be released this fall, with an estimated delivery date of October 22, 2009. Pre-order it now from TigerDirect and save 50%: Get Windows Home 7 Premium Upgrade for only $49.99, or get Windows 7 Professional Upgrade for only $99.99.

TigerDirect Exclusive Deals, Limited Time Offers, Act Now And Save!

Price Drop Alert: Offer ends Wednesday July 8

acer-22-inch-monitorTigerDirect Price Drop Alert: $139 Acer 22 LCD w/ 3yr Warranty (Ends 7/8/09): Th Acer X223WBD 22 inch widescreen monitor sells at Staples for $180, but for the next 24 hours (until July 8, 2009) you can get it at TigerDirect for $140. This monitor features a maximum resolution of 1680 x 1050 pixels, a contrast ratio of 2500:1, and DVI and VGA connectors. Eligible for $1.99 shipping as described above.

Best Sellers

wifi-n-routerRecertified Linksys WRT160N Ultra RangePlus Wireless N Router. This Wireless-N router also works with your older B or G wireless adpaters, plus it has four ports for wired connections, too. It also supports WPA, WPA2, and WEP security protocols, MAC filtering, URL filtering, and domain blocking services. Get it for only $49.99.

tomtom130SAVE $90Refurbished TomTom One130 GPS with a 3.5″ Touch Screen Display, with North American Maps for the U.S., Canada, Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico. It’s small enough to fit in your pocket. It’s battery lasts up to 3 hours. Only $59.99

SAVE $30 – Acer X223Wbd 22″ Widescreen LCD Monitor 1680×1050 WSXGA+ 2500:1 Ratio DVI/VGA $139.99

6 Laptops under $600 — Available while supplies last

athlon-emachineSAVE $150 on an eMachines Notebook — With an AMD64 1.6GHz processor, a generous 3GB of DDR2 RAM (Memory), a 250GB hard drive (storage), and a dual layer rewriteable DVD burner. The screen measures 15.6″ diagonally, and it runs on Windows Vista Basic. Now only $349.99.

SAVE $200 on an Acer Aspire Notebook powered by an AMD Athlon X2 2.1GHz processor, 3GB of DDR2 RAM (Memory), a 320GB hard drive, and a dual layer rewriteable DVD burner. Just like the eMachine unit above, the screen measures 15.6″ diagonally, and it comes with Windows Vista Home Premium. Now only $449.99. I must admit, Acer is one of my favorite notebook manufacturers. I’d add a picture, but it looks so much like the eMachine model shown at right that I didn’t think it weas necessary. Just click the Acer Aspire Notebook link for more info and photos.

acer-hdmi-laptopSAVE $110 on an Acer Aspire Laptop (shown at left) with an AMD64 X2 2.1GHz processor, 3GB of DDR2 RAM (Memory), 320GB of storage space on the hard drive, a 15.6″ LED display (LED is a newer technology for displays. Newer than LCD,), and it runs on Windows Vista Home Premium. Oh, yes, it also features an  HDMI connection for plugging into your home theatre system or an external hi-def monitor. Now only $479.99.

gateway-laptopSAVE $70 on a Gateway Laptop (shown at right in red) with an AMD64 1.9GHz processor, 3GB of DDR2 RAM (Memory), a 320GB hard drive for storing your files, photos, and music, etc., a 14.1″ screen, and its all running on Windows Vista Home Premium. It, too, features an  HDMI connection for plugging into your home theatre system or an external hi-def monitor. Now only $479.99.

SAVE $450 on a refurbished HP Notebook with an AMD Athlon X2 2GHz processor, 3GB of DDR2 RAM, a 250GB hard drive, a large 16″ TFT (TFT refers to “thin film transistor” technology for hi-res LCD displays. There is a seperate transistor for each pixel on the screen.) Runs on Windows Vista Home Premium. Now only $499.99.

acer-hdmiSAVE $50 on a refurbished Acer Aspire Laptop (at left) with a Intel Core2Duo T6400 2.0GHz processor, a fantastic 4GB or DDR2 RAM (memory), a 250GB hard drive, a 16″ display, and Windows Vista Home Premium (64 bit edition). Now only $599.99. It has an HDMI connection on it like the  Gateway and Acer units listed above. This makes a great gaming laptop.

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