Monday, you are a jerk. The jerkiest of all days. You’re only welcome September through December thanks to Monday Night Football and various three-day weekends upon which yours is the day off.
Here are some handpicked gadget deals to help get you through your Monday. The theme today seems to be refurbished pocket camcorders, aggressively-priced laptops, and a few other odds and ends. Enjoy.
Refurbished Flip MinoHD: $79.99, today only (Woot.com)
Some may argue that the Flip MinoHD should cost $80 brand new, all the time. Alas, the market has spoken and deemed that $80 shall be the price of a refurbished one. The deal is good today only, with the price of a new one running upwards of $200 for some reason.
Refurbished Sony Webbie HD: $59.99 (SonyStyle.com)
If that Flip MinoHD deal got you all worked up for refurbished camcorders, Sony’s Webbie HD at $60 offers more features for less money—swiveling lens, higher resolution, um… pinkish-purple color.
eMachines 10.1-inch netbook: $199.99 (Radio Shack)
Now we’re talking. Here we have a 10-inch Windows XP netbook priced at under $200 after a $60 instant discount. Atom N270 CPU, 1GB of RAM, 160GB hard drive, webcam, and more.
Compaq 15.6-inch notebook: $329.99 (Best Buy)
And for those of you in the “Why would I buy a netbook when I can get a full notebook for the same price?” camp, here’s a 15.6-inch Compaq notebook for $330.
Western Digital 1TB desktop hard drive: $55.49, today only (Amazon)
Hoarding. It’s not just for weird shut-ins any more. You can digitally hoard on the cheap with a 1TB desktop hard drive priced insanely low, today only.
Western Digital 2TB external drive: $149.99 (Best Buy)
If the thought of cracking open your desktop mortifies you (or you have one of them newfangled laptops), the 2TB external Western Digital My Book Essential drive may be more your speed. The 1TB version is available for $99.99 as well.
Philips Soundbar with DVD player: $148, today only (Walmart)
Almost guaranteed to make houseguests go, “Wow, what the hell is that thing?” the Philips Soundbar looks like a big wide speaker system with a built-in DVD player that can upscale to 1080p. Actually, that’s pretty much exactly what it is.
Lenovo G550 15.6-inch laptop: $399.99 (Office Depot)
Not a bad price at all, given the specs: Dual-core Intel CPU, 4GB of RAM, LED-backlit screen, 250GB hard drive, Windows 7 Home Premium, and more.
Denon Wi-Fi radio with iPod dock: $129 (Amazon)
The Denon S-32 features wireless internet radio, iPod dock, alarm clock, and regular radio in a system normally priced at well over $200 elsewhere.
Insignia 19-inch 720p LED-backlit TV: $199.99 (Best Buy)
Sure, it’s only 720p but it’s LED-backlit and costs under $200. Put it on your desk or in the rumpus room. You do have a rumpus room, don’t you?