How to save lots of money without sacrificing quality, performance, or features
Our Cheapskate’s Guide has become an annual installment in the magazine, because for most of us working stiffs, the ability to stretch a dollar and get more for less is always relevant. For some of us, it means that our love of technology and all its amazing uses won’t get in the way of us paying the rent or putting new Crocs on our kids’ feet. For others, saving money is more a matter of personal pride—the result of knowing the ins and outs of getting a good deal. Only suckers pay the sticker price! Whatever motivates your cheapskate tendencies, we say embrace them, and this year we offer our support in the form of tips for savvy shopping, guidance on making wise hardware purchases, pointers to killer deals in digital entertainment, and a whole lot more. Just don’t spend your savings foolishly!
Note: This review was originally featured in the March 2014 issue of the magazine.
Score up to 75% off on spooky titles until November 1st
Steam is rolling out holiday discounts on some of the spookiest titles available. If you missed Steam's summer sale, now is a great time to stock up in preparation for the holidays and to give the gift of terror to your friends. Choose from over 100 discounted titles and be sure to check out some of the highlights...
Giveaway at ISTE 2013 will be followed by discount offer during the back-to-school season
After giving them away to TechED attendees for just $99 a pop, Microsoft is now getting ready to sell the Surface RT to K12 and higher education institutions at a slightly higher, yet pretty “aggressive”, price of $199. Given all the reports of a large unsold inventory and recent murmurs about a Qualcomm-powered version, it seems as if Microsoft is trying to get rid of all those unsold Surface RT tablets in a jiffy.
Some lucky gamers in the U.K. received a massive discount on Razer peripherals.
Razer today issued a statement via email in regards to a leaked 90 percent off coupon code for its U.K. portal that went viral, resulting in thousands of orders being placed in the span of just a couple of hours. This wasn't an authorized or approved coupon code, but one that was generated by a third party in order to test the site's shopping cart. Even so, Razer said it will honor the discounted orders that were placed.
With the introductory Windows 8 upgrade discount offer set to expire today, now is a good time to snag a $40 Windows 8 Pro upgrade license for those who have a favorable opinion of the operating system and are considering an upgrade. Because once normal Windows 8 update pricing takes effect tomorrow, you will have to shell out as much as $199 for an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro or $119 if you opt for the Windows 8 upgrade edition. But U.S. students and faculty members interested in Windows 8 don’t need to worry all that much about the pricing reset, as Microsoftj has announced a special discount offer exclusively for them.
The busiest shopping day of the year, Black Friday, has come and gone, but fear not. Even though Black Friday is officially over, many of the deals still remain, and even more are just getting started. On top of it all, Cyber Monday 2012 is here!
We understand you'd rather not waste your time wading through discounted toasters and button-up shirts, so we went out and did the dirty work for you. What we brought back with us is a robust collection of PC-related parts, accessories, and games, all organized into handy categories. If you see "(BF)" next to an item, it's a Black Friday deal (we'll cross out the ones that are expired), and "(CM)" indicates a Cyber Monday deal. Also, we're not fans of mail-in-rebates, so we've omitted most of those deals. For the few that we include, they're represented with an asterisk.
As the weekend progresses, we'll be updating this list with new deals as they emerge, so be sure to bookmark this page and check back often. And if you happen to find a killer deal we missed, be sure to share it with us and the rest of our readers in the comments section below.
If you're looking for a 14" laptop to do some photo editing, today's top deal is right up your alley. Dell's Inspiron 14z slim 14" Core i3 Aluminum Laptop and Adobe's Elements 9 Bundle are on sale for $399.99 (with free shipping). Considering the package is normally $499.99, that's a solid deal. To snatch it up yourself, use $100 coupon code$0XXM1GP5QSND3.
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Today's top deal from Logicbuy is the MSI Radeon 7770 videocard which is on sale for $100 (down $40 from its normal $140 price). For those unfamiliar with the card, the 7770 has a core clock of 1,000MHz and a memory clock of 4,500MHz. The card also satiates the needs of those seeking triple monitor setups as it supports three different video ports (Dual DVI, HDMI, and Display Port).
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Hey kiddos, today's top deal is Dell's 15.6" Vostro 3555 AMD A6-3420M 1.5GHz quad-core Laptop. This Vostro is equipped with 4GB of Ram, a 320GB hard drive, a backlit keyboard, Windows 7 Professional, and comes with a $100 gift card. Normally priced at $519, with the gift card, this essentially brings the overall cost down to $419. You can check out the deal here.
Our sponsors over at LogicBuy have compiled a list of daily deals for the Maximum PC reader looking for great gadgets on a budget. This promotion will help you find that diamond-in-the-rough special you were looking for. Today's deals are as follows:
Today’s top deal is the Dell S2330MX 23" Ultra-Slim 1080p LED-backlit LCD Monitor which is on sale for $152.99 (normally $220). The monitor has a 16:9 aspect ratio, maximum resolution of 1920x1080, 60 Hz refresh rate and 2ms response time. In addition, the monitor has a VGA port, DVI-D and also comes with a DVI-HDMI adapter. To get the discount, use the stackable 10% coupon code: XNL07K1W36RMW5.