Acer Core i5 laptop: $579.99 at OfficeMax
OfficeMax has priced a 15-inch Acer notebook with an Intel Core i5 processor at just $580, which is pretty aggressive for a notebook with a processor that powerful. The machine normally sells for around $700.
Two terabyte external hard drive: $84.99 at Buy.com
Finding a two terabyte external hard drive for around $100 is a pretty good deal. This one’s priced at $100 but features a $15 mail-in rebate if you’re willing to do a little paperwork and work on honing the ancient art of "patience" while you wait for the mail man to appear with your rebate check.