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Coupon Code for Samsung HDTVs from TigerDirect

Oh, you have no idea how miserable 2010 has been for me, friends! Respiratory problem since early December — all the way through the holidays — then my car was hit by a drunk driver on New Year’s Eve. I suffered a dislocated index finger when my air bag deployed. The car, despite being drivable, has suffered damage which exceeds its value, so the insurance company will be taking it away. Then I got a ear/nose/throat infection, and had an allergic reaction to my antibiotic, Levaquin, which caused me difficulty in breathing. So now I am on three antibiotics, a steroid for the swelling, and Prilosec to avoid getting ulcers from it all.

But here I am.

One of the first things I’d like to tell you about is am inexpensive computer system which I built for a friend. I’ll be sharing those details with you tomorrow. It’s an Intel Dual Core system with Quad Core capability, a 500 GB SATA hard drive (storage), a DVD burner, 2 GB of RAM (memory) and Windows 7 64-bit for the operating system. All done for less than $450. Check back tomorrow.

For now check out these LCD and LED HDTV offers from Tigerdirect. (I am constantly on the lookout for new audio video equipment. I’ve been playing with my old gear this past weekend.)

Promo code DXZ373 is entered at checkout
SAVE $1150 and get free shipping. Offer expires Jan. 31, 2010.

Samsung 55″ Touch of Color 55 inch LCD HDTV. This is the model LN55B650 from Samsung. A full 1080p High Definition TV with a sharp 100,000 to 1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio for brilliant whites and deep, dark blacks. On the back you’ll find 4 HDMI connectors for connecting the audio and video with one cable from your DVD, Blu-ray player, camcorder, and gaming systems. The HDMI connectors are much simpler than the old triple connectors (1 video, 2 audio).

With the LN55B650 you get advanced new connectivity that includes InfoLink feeds, real-time stock quotes, weather updates, news articles and more straight to your screen. It also Auto Motion Plus technology that keeps brilliant full High Definition action running smooth. It’s innovative Touch of Color design complements any room décor, and its multiple inputs will let you add such digital devices as a Blu-ray Disc player, camcorder and gaming system.

Price: $1649.99 after using promo code DXZ373 at checkout.

Also check out the $1,300 in savings and free shipping on the Samsung 55″ LED HDTV UN55B8000! Only $2,499.99 after using PROMO CODE SNH361.

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 deals through Sept. 4

Sabrent TV Tuner

Sabrent TV Tuner

SAVE $35 – Sabrent TV-USBHD Digital/Analog USB TV Tuner: This mini digital USB HDTV tuner allows you to use your computer as a TV and digital multimedia center. It’s compact design makes it easy to take along when you travel. With it you ca get free over-the-air or cable HDTV or analog TV stations wherever you go. It can even be used with your notebook computer. It even allows you to record digitally onto your hard drive. It’s only $34.99 after $5 off via Google Checkout.

Plantronics Headset

Plantronics Headset

SAVE $30 – Plantronics Discovery 650E Bluetooth Headset. This headset has a 33 foot range, and a 5 hour talk time which will allow you to keep on multitasking and double your productivity. Its QuickPair™ technology quickly pairs it with your Bluetooth device while its multipoint technology lets you switch effortlessly between your cell phone and PDA or two phones. $19.99


WD Caviar Green HD

SAVE $35 – Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB Hard Drive. This is a SATA-300 hard drive which uses eco-friendly or “green” technology which allows energy-conscious customers to build systems with a balance of performance, reliability, and energy conservation. It uses 40% less energy compared to other hard drives. Many people aren’t aware that their computer produces carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, through its normal operation. The green technology from Western Digital can reduce CO2 emission up to 13.8 kg per drive per year. That’s roughly equal to taking a car off the road for 3 days each year. Minimize your PC’s carbon footprint and save real money on electricity costs. $74.99 after $5 OFF Via Google Checkout.

Acer 15.6" Widescreen LCD Monitor

Acer 15.6" Widescreen LCD Monitor

SAVE $55 – Acer X163WbWM 15.6″ Widescreen LCD Monitor. This a refurbished item. I’ve been a fan of Acer laptops and netbooks for quite some time, and I would think twice about an Acer monitor for that matter. It’s designed with the popular silver and black color scheme of many of today’s computer components, and it comes with a sturdy base, but its wall mountable, too. The controls are positioned in a very convenient position right up front, not on the side like some other monitors I’ve seen. $64.97 after $5 OFF Via Google Checkout.

eMachines Refurbished Desktop PC

eMachines Refurbished Desktop PC

SAVE $125 – eMachines Desktop. Need another computer in your home, but don’t want to spend a lot or take a chance on a used system? Then try out this unit from eMachines. It comes with an AMD 64 1.6GHz clock speed processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM (memory), and a 160GB hard drive for storing your files. It runs on Microsoft Windows XP Home edition, too. This package doesn’t include a monitor, but you can always use one of your own monitors, or pick up a new one from Tigerdirect. It’s also a refurbished unit which has been tested and re certified by the manufacturer. Regularly $300, now only $174.99 after $5 OFF Via Google Checkout.

SAVE $15 – Acer 17″ LCD Monitor. Only $94.99 after $5 OFF Via Google Checkout.

SAVE $10 – Hewlett-Packard (HP) Universal Nylon Notebook Case $29.99 after $5 OFF Via Google Checkout.

Epson Stylus NX400

Epson Stylus NX400

SAVE $65 – Epson Stylus NX400 All-in-One Color Inkjet Printer. This is a refurbished printer which prints up to 34 pages per minute. It also copies and scans. $34.99 after $5 OFF Via Google Checkout.

BFG GeForce SLI Ready Video Card

BFG GeForce SLI Ready Video Card

SAVE $45 – BFG GeForce GTS 250 OC Video Card. Need a new video card for your gaming computer? Or would you like to add a second monitor to your setup? Then get this PCI Express 2.0 compatible video card. It also has 1024MB of GDDR3 (video memory).  If your PC supports SLI technology for chaining video cards together you’ll be happy to know this card is SLI Ready, so you can get two cards for more video processing power for fast frame rates. It also has two DVI connectors for attaching your digital monitors. Don’t have a digital monitor? Then you can attach your analog monitor with an adapter. $124.97 after $5 OFF Via Google Checkout

TigerDirect deals for the day

TigerDirect is offering some great prices on some refurbished items this week. Just in case you don’t know, a refurbished items are “like new”. They were previously owned, but returned. Often these are cases where the original owner received it as a gift or discovered they had purchased the wrong item.  Once they were returned to the retailer they were sent to the manufacturer to check that the item was in re-salable condition.

Not all the items here are refurbished. If they’re refurbished, it is noted in the description.

Check out what is, in my opinion, the top deal of the day: The 42 inch HDTV from LG.

6-23-2009 2-56-07 PMSAVE $10 – Linksys Wireless G Router 54Mbps, 802.11g, 4-Port SpeedBooster. This is a recertified (previously owned) item. Only $29.99

SAVE $15 – Samsung 22X DVDRW Drive with a SATA connector. This is an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) item, so there are no warranties, manuals, etc. This is for experienced PC builders. Only $29.99

SAVE $60 – Dragon NaturallySpeaking Standard version 10. Speech Recognition Software, so your computer types as you speak. Microphone needed of course. I recommend Logitech  USB headsets. Only $39.99

6-23-2009 2-57-29 PMSAVE $39 – HP 17″ LCD Monitor. This monitor has 1280×1024 resolution for crisp detailed images. It has an 800 to 1 Contrast Ratio, a 5ms response time for clean, non-blurry video for games and DVD playback. Uses a standard VGA connector that is compatible with most computers. Only $79.99 * Price after $31 MIR, rebate expires 07/15/09. Check TigerDirect for more details.

6-23-2009 2-58-43 PMSAVE $250 – Garmin Nuvi 680 GPS. Never get lost again with this GPS unit has a 4.3″ Touch Screen Display, an SD Card Slot, and Bluetooth connectivity. It also receives Dynamic Content From MSN (Microsoft NetWork). This is a refurbished itme (previously owned but recertified by the manufacturer). Only $149.99

SAVE $110 – Acer Aspire Netbook. Small light and extremely portable. Equipped with an efficient yet fast Intel Atom 1.6GHz processor, 1GB DDR2 RAM (memory), and a 160GB hard disk drive. The screen measures 8.9 inches. It uses the Windows XP operating system. And it’s blue. This, too, is a refurbished item for the great price of $219.9.

6-23-2009 2-55-00 PMSAVE $200 – Acer Aspire Notebook. Here’s an AMD Athlon powered notebook computer. The processor has a 1.6GHz clock speed.  The motherboard has 3GB of DDR2 RAM (memory). the hard drive holds 160GB of programs, files, photos, and data, etc. The screen measures 15.4 inches. This unit runs on Windows Vista. Did I mention this one’s been refurbished? Only $299.99

6-23-2009 2-53-50 PMSAVE $150 – eMachines Notebook. Here’s an inexpensive AMD Athlon 64 TF-20 powered notebook.  (1.6GHz clock speed). With 3GB of DDR2 RAM (memory), a 250GB hard drive, a dual layer DVD burner (RW) for burning up to 8.4 GB of data to a DVD. the screen measures 15.6″ diagonally, and it  runs on Windows Vista. Only $349.99

6-23-2009 2-51-35 PMSAVE $620 – HP Compaq Presario Notebook. This is run by a powerful Intel Pentium Dual Core T3400 processor with a 2.16GHz clock speed. It has an extraordinary 4GB of RAM (memory). Many computers today only have 2 GB of RAM, but I say, “Get all the memory you can.” The hard drive holds 250GB of data, the screen measures 15.6 inches, and it uses Windows Vista. Only $499.96* Price after $30 MIR, rebate expires 06/27/09. Check the link above for details from TigerDirect.

6-23-2009 2-50-42 PMSAVE $570 – HP Pavilion Notebook. Equipped with an AMD Turion X2 RM-72 processor with a 2.1GHz clock speed. This one has a nice 4GB of RAM (memory), too. The hard drive holds 320GB. The screen measures 17 inches (very nice for a notebook computer). Powered by Vista. And the case is a beautiful metallic bronze color. This is refurbished. Only $579.96


6-23-2009 2-49-30 PMSAVE $400 – LG 42″ LCD HDTV. I think this is the best deal today. This HDTV uses full high definition 1080p technology. The screen resolution is 1920×1080 (that’s where the 1080 in 1080p comes from. The “p” stands for progressive scan as opposed to interlaced. See the example below. The contrast ratio (black to white) is an impressive 15000 to 1. This is a 16:9 widescreen set with a 5ms reposnse time for clean, non-blurry images. It also has USB connections and 3 HDMI connections for the easiest audio-video connections. It uses Clear Voice technology, which focuses in on dialogue and conversation when background noise gets in the way. It also uses an Intelligent Sensor and AV Mode to enhance picture quality and overall performance. View your collection of pictures or listen to your MP3s via the integrated USB 2.0. Get your hands on this complete package today before it’s too late! Only $799.99!


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Exclusive Savings for Skylarking Readers

More special offers for Skylarking readers from Tigerdirect. (I’m considering making this a regular Friday feature on Skylarking. What do you think? Let me Know.)

HDTV Accessories

Canon HiDef VidCam

Canon HiDef VidCam

SAVE $12 – APC 2M/6.6-ft HDMI Pro Interconnects Cable – $7.97. This is handy if you’ve purchased a new HDTV with an HDMI interface. many new high-def cable boxes have HDMI connections for the highest quality sound and picture quality.

SAVE $100 – Canon HG10 High Definition Video Camcorder – $499.99: This is a refurbished item. This is a high definition video camcorder from Canon with an internal 40GB hard drive, a great 10x Optical Zoom (in my book, optical zoom is always better than digital zoom because it’s done in the lens and not in the camera’s processor). But if you like the digital zoom this unit has a 200x Digital Zoom range. Great for following tigers and lions on safari.


SAVE $90 – HP Photosmart D7360 Color Inkjet Printer – $39.99: This a refurbished item. It prints in color and black and white. Black and white prints are printed at a rate of up to 32 pages per minute. (That’s about 1 page every 2 seconds). It connects via USB and accepts PictBridge technology for selected digital cameras.


SAVE $400 – Gateway P-7805u FX Notebook – $749.99: I must be refurbished crazy today, because this is a refurbished item, too. Powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor (Model P8400, with a 2.26GHz clock speed), an extraordinary 4GB of RAM (DDR3), a 320 GB hard drive, and a nice wide 17 inch screen (and this is a laptop). It, too, is powered by Windows Vista Home Premium edition for 64-bit processors.

Acer NetBook

Acer NetBook

SAVE $100 – Acer Aspire One Netbook – $199.99: This a refurbished item. Netbooks have become very popular this year, and some cellular networks are making it easy to connect to the Internet anywhere you go with your netbook. This unit is powered by an Intel Atom 1.6GHz processor, with 1GB or RAM, and 120GB hard drive (a rare find on a netbook in this price range). The screen is 8.9″, and it runs on WinXP Home Edition. (Yes, Windows XP not Vista).

SAVE $50 – HP Pavilion Desktop – $399.99: This desktop computer is powered by a 64-bit AMD Phenom X4 processor (1.8GHz for you techies who need the numbers). It also has a whopping 4GB or RAM (DDR2), a massive 500 GB hard drive, and it runs on Windows Vista Home Premium Edition for 64-bit processors. (That’s the operating system I run on many of my own computers).


SAVE $50 – Magellan RoadMate 1412 GPS Navigation – $79.99: This a refurbished item. Save your husband or boyfriend from having to ask for directions with this GPS navigation unit. It has a 4.3 inch Touch Screen Display. Includes maps for US, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Canada.

DVD Drive and Mouse

DVD Drive and Mouse

SAVE $150 – AMD Phenom 9500 Processor – $89.97: For all you AMD techies out there. Are you looking to speed up your AMD powered computer? Then this might be the processor for you.

SAVE $30 – Samsung 8X DVDRW External Drive – $79.99: Here’s a special offering, a portable DVD burner with a Black Neoprene travel sleeve and a USB Mouse. The drive is powered by the USB port, no need to worry about the seperate power units. It doesn’t get much simpler. Supports both 8 cm & 12 cm discs, and the Manual Disc Eject function means discs can be ejected when it is powered off.

SAVE $50 – BFG GeForce 7600 GS Video Card – $99.99: This video card is for gaming computers. It has 512MB of GDDR2 video RAM (manufactured by OC) with an AGP 8x connector for the motherboard, and DVI, VGA, and TV Out connections on the outside so you can connect your computer to a TV, VCR, or monitor.

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Exclusive Deals for Skylarking Readers

TigerDirect has sent me a list of exclusive deals for the readers of Skylarking. These are TigerDirect Exclusive Deals, Limited Time Offers, Act Now And Save! Click the link at left to see a complete list of special deals. And remember, this are only available at these prices for a limited time. The link will let them know that Skylarking sent you.

Some noteworthy items are:

m122-7828-main01-jlMaxtor Black Armor 160GB External Hard Drive: $59.99 (After $10 savings).  I like external drives for storing my music files, particularly my iTunes library. By storing my iTunes library on an external drive I won’t have any problems when I get a new computer. I’ll just disconnect the drive and connect it to my new computer. Voila!

D-Link DSS-16+ Recertified 16-Port Network Switch: $39.99 (After $20 savings). This is great for a small office network (or a big home network).

hpprinterHP Photosmart C4580 All-In-One Color Inkjet Printer with Wi-Fi: Refurbished $79.99. Imagine wireless color photo printing and standard printing of 23 to 30 pages per minute on your home wireless network. It also has built-in copier and scanner functions (but no fax). This is a refurbished unit. This printer costs over $120 new from your major retailers.

Acer X203H bd 20″ Widescreen LCD Monitor: $129.99 (After $40 savings). This monitor has a 10,000:1 contrast ratio and 1600×900 pixel resolution.  You can use either a VGA or DVI connector.

There are many, many more items to choose from. So check out the rest of these TigerDirect Exclusive Deals, Limited Time Offers, Act Now And Save! And remember Tigerdirect offers $1.99 for shipping for orders over $100 but less than 20 lbs.

There’s been a lot of chat on the Internet and in the press concerning bloggers getting paid to review products and web sites. (Most notably in the Wall Street Journal last month). I get approached a few times a week to write about particular products and web sites, but I always offer my honest opinion in my posts. I have turned down many, many more offers than I’ve accepted.

The same applies to the products in this post. I have only highlighted products that I think are worthwhile and provide a significant savings compared to their regular price.

TigerDirect Deals of the Day

Here are the deals of the day from tigerDirect.com. These prices are good until noontime tomorrow (12 Noon EST, 2/5/2009).


  • SAVE $200 on an eMachines Notebook with an AMD Athlon 1.6 GHz processor, 2 GB of RAM (Memory), 160GB hard drive (Storage), Dual Layer DVD ReWriteable Drive, 15.4″ WXGA screen, Windows Vista Home Basic. Now: $399.99, Reg.: $599.99


TODAY’S TOP SELLERS (Available while supplies last)

  • InFocus Projector
    InFocus Projector

    SAVE $20 on Transcend’s 32GB USB Flash Drive $39.99, Reg.: $59.99.

  • SAVE $30 on a Western Digital Caviar Green 1 TB SATA Hard Drive (1 TeraByte = 1,000 GigaBytes). Model Number WD10EADS.  SATA-300. Now: $99.99, Reg.: $129.99. Green means it has special power saving features.
  • SAVE $30 on an InFocus X6 DLP Projector with 2,000 Lumens output. Weighs only 4.5 lbs. Now: $399.99, Reg. $429.99.
  • SAVE $100 on a Lenovo IdeaPad Netbook with an Intel Atom 1.60GHz processor, 512MB of DDR2 RAM (Memory), an 80GB hard drive, a 10.2″ WSVGA screen, and integrated Webcam. Operating system: Windows XP Home Edition. Color: Black. Now: $299.99, Reg. $399.99.
  • dellSAVE $240 on a Dell Latitude Laptop with an Intel Pentium M 1.86GHz processor, wireless network card, 1GB of DDR2 RAM (Memory), a 60GB hard drive, and a ReWriteable CD drive that plays DVDs, too. The screen measures 14.1″. Operating system: Windows XP Professional. This is an off-lease unit. Now: $399.96, Reg. $639.96.

See more deals from TigerDirect.com here.

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Toshiba 40 inch LCD HDTV

Toshiba 40 inch LCD HDTV

Toshiba 40 inch LCD HDTV

While I was writing up my news alert for the Samsung 19″ widescreen monitor, I noticed the Toshiba 40RV525U 40″ Full HD LCD TVicon selling for $699 at TigerDirect. Toshiba has been one of my favorite televison manufacturers for over two decades.

I find that Toshiba televison sets have the best black levels of any TV I’ve seen. That is, while black on many TVs looks more grey then black, on Toshiba sets black is truly black.

It all connects with the fantastic contrast controls and color filters available from Toshiba. And this 40 inch, flat panel, 1080P HDTV is no exception.

The Toshiba 40RV525U 40″ Full HD LCD TVicon provides full HD. This TV is large enough for your entire family to sit around and watch their favorite shows or videos. It has DynaLight dynamic backlight control, 3 HDMI digital inputs, and a high-res PC input which makes it ideal for your living room or home entertainment center. Its 1920 x 1080 resolution assures high quality images with fine details and no distortion.

The Toshiba 40RV525U can be yours today — at a price nobody else can touch. Its built-in ATSC/NTSC/QAM digital tuner, allows for viewing standard cable channels as well as crystal-clear off-air digital broadcasts. Its Cinespeed LCD panel delivers 8ms or better response speed to bring you clean, high-action home theater images. Now, every seat in the house is the best seat in the house!

Read these editted customer reviews for the Toshiba 40 inch HDTV:

Awesome Deal! I bought this for a family Christmas present and am loving it. The Picture is great, especially with HD cable input. X-box 360 games Rock and old standard def DVDs look really good. The built in speakers are OK but I would recommend hooking this baby up to a nice surround system to really complete the home theater experience. Installation is a breeze and there are plenty of inputs so you don’t have to worry about constantly switching cables. As stated by another reviewer, this is a Great deal especially for a name brand, 1080 TV.

Awesome LCD T.V., picture quality with HD is just great. For the price of only 749.99 and no tax or shipping costs,[at least in california] this was the ultimate purchase. Not only was it free shipping, it wasn’t supposed to arrive till the 29th, and it arrived Christmas eve! Great bargain, hookup the blu-ray and the PS3 it’s just the bomb. A must buy for anyone who is looking for an affordable 1080p Full HD T.V.

I can just imagine what it would be like to watch DVDs or Blu-ray discs on this set. Or even my old Xbox or PS2 games. (No 360 or PS3 for me yet). Or I could hook up my laptop to the set for some computing in the living room while relaxing on the couch, or maybe play some photo slideshows for the family. (Okay, the laptop idea seems silly, but its the novelty I go for some times).

Samsung 19″ rotating monitor ($160 savings)

Samsung Syncmaster

Samsung Syncmaster

I just received an email from my favorite computer parts retailer, TigerDirect. They are offering a 19″ flat panel LCD widescreen monitor from Samsung for only $129, that’s a $160 in instant savings from its regular price which is well over $200. “Big deal,” you may say, but what I love about this monitor is its rotating screen.

Rotate, tilt, swivel, call it what you will, but what it means is you can go from a widescreen to a tall screen simply by rotating the screen. 

Again, big deal, you say.

Now imagine typing a letter (to be printed and stuffed in an envelope) or designing a flyer or poster, and being able to see the full page, from top to bottom, full size, on your screen!  That’s what I love about this monitor.

The software included with this monitor will adjust the image so that it dispalys properly when you rotate the monitor. Want to find out more?  Then check out this video, below, or check out the details page for the Samsung 19″ Widescreen LCD Monitoricon on their web site and get one before they’re gone.

Unlocked Blackberry Storm and more from TigerDirect

Here are the deals of the day sent to me by TigerDirect.com.  They’ve listed 21 items here, but below you can find my top picks from the list: