I just spilled my coffee all over my desk, so Monday is officially underway. I’m going to throw my tantrum and—oh great, no paper towels—I’ll be back later. Here are some handpicked gadget deals for your edification. The theme of the day appears to be “displays,” as there are some pretty good bargains on big plasma TVs and computer monitors. Enjoy.
Insignia 42-inch 720p Plasma HDTV: $399.99 (Best Buy)
Any time you see a 42-inch TV for under $400, you should immediately buy it. I may or may not have at least a dozen sitting in the basement, with “may not” being the most likely.
Lenovo Multimedia Remote with keyboard: $29.99 (Lenovo)
Use coupon code USPCAG36336 to lop the price of Lenovo’s sofa-friendly miniature wireless Windows keyboard and trackpad combo in half.
Compaq 15.6-inch laptop: $349.98 (Staples)
Originally priced at around $500, this Compaq Presario features a dual-core AMD processor, 3GB of RAM, 320GB hard drive, DVD burner, Windows 7, and a weight of 5.5 pounds.
Dell 23-inch Monitor with built-in webcam: $199.99 (Dell)
This monitor has a built-in 2-megapixel webcam and a higher-than-HD resolution of 2048×1152 for under $200.
Western Digital WD TV and 120GB hard drive: $59.98 (Newegg)
Normally priced at $49.99 and $39.99 separately, you can get both the WD TV playback unit and a 120GB portable hard drive for storing music and video files for playback on your TV just under $60.
1TB Seagate external hard drive: $69.99 (Office Depot)
Wow, that’s a good price for a 1TB backup drive. They normally go for around $100 if they’re priced aggressively. I can’t remember the last time I saw one for $70.
Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade: $69.99 (Dell)
The retail version of the Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade normally sells for around $120 but Dell’s got it for $70 after $50 in instant savings.
ViewSonic 22-inch LED-backlit monitor: $164.99 (Amazon)
Not a bad price at all for a big LED-backlit monitor. It’s less than two inches thick and weighs just 7.5 pounds, too.
Aluratek Libre e-book reader: $99.99 (Newegg)
If you’re intrigued by e-book readers but put off by the price tags, this $100 Libre may be a good place to start. There’s no wireless connection, but you can load books onto SD cards.
Sanyo 50-inch 720p Plasma HDTV: $649 (Walmart)
Another big 720p plasma to end the list of deals for today. This 50-inch Sanyo includes a USB input for your digital camera that’ll allow you to view gigantic versions of all your Glamour Shots photos.