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:
If you've been living under a rock and have no idea what Borderlands 2 is, it's Gearbox software's highly anticipated follow-up to its original 2009 shooter/RPG hit Borderlands. Considering the game alone will run you $59.99, this isn't a bad deal for those looking for the game and a solid new graphics card.
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 should help you find that diamond-in-the-rough special you were looking for. Today's deals are as follows:
Our featured top deal of the day is the HP x2301 23 inch Diagonal LED Monitor. Normally priced at $249.99, the 23inch LED monitor is currently selling for $179.99 with free shipping. This is $70.00 (28%) off the regular price. At only .39 inches deep, the monitor is quite thin. In terms of compatbility, the x2301 supports VGA, DVI-D and HDMI connectivity. Resolution side, the monitor supports up to 1920x1080 resolution and features a 3ms response time.
Microsoft re-introduced Windows 7 Family Pack in October to coincide with the first anniversary of the launch of the operating system. If you don’t already know, the family pack gives you three upgrade licenses of Windows 7 Home Premium for $149.99, when a single upgrade license alone costs $119.99. But if that sounds like a great deal to you, just wait till we tell you about the limited-time discount Dell is offering on the family pack. The family pack is available for $119.99 – three upgrades for the price of one – from Dell’s online store. However, only when you add Windows 7 Family Pack to your cart does the discount reveal itself.
Doom and gloom in the computer industry is usually a troubling sign for the economy as a whole, but if you’re on the market for new hardware this fall it could translate into some pretty big savings for you! According to the Associated Press Intel has lowered its third quarter forecast in response to weaker than expect chip sales, a key indicator for the rest of the PC industry. This was further re-enforced with shaky forecasts from both Hewlett-Packard and Dell who claim the back to school buying season is off to an abnormally slow start.
Falling component prices and continually rising stockpiles of computer hardware are combining to create a buyers’ market in the coming months, but let’s just hope it isn’t a prelude to another full blown recession. Intel is still forecasting revenues of anywhere from $10.8 billion to $11.2 billion mind you, so it can’t be all that bad.
There have been instances of small bars and restaurants giving discounts to the Foursquare user with the most visits to the establishments (called the Mayor in Foursquare jargon). This, however, is the first real example of a national business offering discounts on such a scale. Starting now, and running through June 28th, the mayor of any particular Starbucks location will get a $1 discount on a Frappucino there.
Starbucks seems to have embraced the social game where users check-in as they go about their business, racking up points and getting badges for completing achievements. The coffee chain previously created a "Barista badge" for Foursquare users. This promotion isn't interesting because it's such a great deal, but because it shows companies are beginning to see the advantages these social games can have in marketing.
Are you a Foursquare user? If so, what sort of product tie-ins do you think would work?
Microsoft’s insecurity has forced it to mount an anti-Linux indoctrination campaign. It is now trying to becharm Best Buy employees with the carrot of dirt cheap Windows 7 copies for those that answer some simple question, which are part of its highly biased “Comparing Windows 7 to Linux-based PCs” training module.
According to an anonymous forum poster, who posted screenshots of the training module on Overclock.net, Best Buy employees are being offered a Windows 7 retail copy for only $10, if they can suppress their conscience to subserviently toe Microsoft’s line. The training material mocks Linux’s supposed incompatibly with popular games, gadgets and software. Windows 7 for just $10 is quite a steal, though the most fervid of Linux supporters might find their end of the bargain to be worth more than a Windows 7 copy, howsoever cheap.
Who in the right mind wouldn’t want to save $100 on the purchase of a brand new iPhone? Goodness knows I would, but now it looks like members of Best Buy’s Premier Silver Reward Zone are getting that perk with the purchase of any 8GB or 16GB model of Apple’s big seller.
Still, other non-premier Rewards Zone members will have the option to take half a c-note off of the retail price, which isn’t too shabby. Keep in mind that this is in addition to other discounts that will be given when you sign up for a new plan.
So you’re not a member of the Rewards Zone and you’re looking to cash in? Looks like you’re out of luck. This promotion is only for members that joined before the 21st of this month (when the deal began). If you are a member, you have until the 28th.
Circuit City announced on Friday that it will close all of its remaining 567 US stores. As a direct result of the retail chain's closure 34,000 people have been rendered jobless.The company had been in talks with a few potential buyers for quite sometime. In fact, the parleys reportedly went beyond midnight Thursday. However, as the discussions bore no fruits Circuit City was left with no other choice but to liquidate itself. Circuit City is currently offering discounts of up to 30% - which might be revised later - as part of its liquidation sale. Cnet’s Brooke Crothers’ described the situation inside the Circuit City store he visited as chaotic.
SSDs with a 64GB storage capacity fetched close to a grand last year. But their outrageous prices have become subdued with the passage of time. Now, if you act quickly, OCZ’s brand new Core V2 OCZSSD2-2C60G 2.5” 60GB SSD could be yours for $240 – approximately $4/GB. The SSD boasts read speeds of 170MB/sec and write speeds of 98MB/sec. It also features a built-in USB 2.0 port for firmware updates, and can serve as a replacement for your notebook’s HDD.