Summer is nearing an end, and back to school season is in full swing. As you shop for those notebooks, backpacks, pencils, and the like, be sure to keep in mind that we live in a digital world where students are expected to become comfortable with technology. Homework now involves the Internet and the usage of tablets and laptops to get the job done. When moving those items around, it’a always good to have a backup, even in the age of cloud storage. SanDisk is always up to the challenge, and I’ve relied on SanDisk digital storage for over a decade when it comes to photography, and external storage.
The Staples Black Friday 2011 sale begins at 6:00 am the day after Thanksgiving, and they've got a few items that have our attention. We've got the highlights of the sale for you after the break, which include a $199 BlackBerry PlayBook, Beats by Dr. Dre Solo headphones with a $20 gift card at purchase, buy 1 get 1 free paper, and more.
We've got your latest list of items that fall under the best tech Deals of the Day for you, separated out into laptops, desktops, monitors, gaming, and home entertainment. The laptop deals are right here, but be sure to click through to get a look at all the rest of what we determined to be today's top 10 deals in tech, including that PlayStation 3 Slim with PlayStation Move bundle up there!
- 15.6" Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 (102433U) Core i3-2310M 2.1GHz Dual-core Laptop w/4GB RAM, 500GB HDD for $549 with free shipping (normally $699 - use coupon code WDEALZ570)
- 15.6" Dell XPS 15z Core i5-2410M 2.3GHz Dual-core Ultra-thin Laptop w/8GB RAM, 750GB HDD, 2-year warranty, MS Office 2010 Home & Student, 1GB GeForce GT525M for $1,099.99 with free shipping (normally $1,299)
Don’t forget, if you’re looking for other deals, be sure to check out our Newegg Promo Code thread. Oh, and if you're on Twitter, be sure to follow @TechPromos for the latest deals, or you can Like TechPromos on Facebook.
When SSD drives first hit the scene, they were obscenely expensive, making just about everyone wait for prices to come down. Now, it seems, we are at a point where SSD manufacturers are hoping to convince you that a simple swap of the old HDD for a new SSD will be a much better financial decision than replacing the entire computer, and in many situations, we think that's a valid argument. SanDisk is one such company, and its new Ultra SSD is now shipping to retailers. You get 280 MB per second read speeds and 270 MB per second write speeds, and the drives are available in three size capacities. You can grab a 60 GB model for $129, a 120 GB version for $219, and lastly, you can score a full 240 GB for $449. You can grab e'm now over at Newegg.
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SanDisk is responding to the portable video game market with a new line of memory cards. Its new line of M2 memory cards is for the PSP Go, and will be packaged with the Memory Stick Pro Duo adapters if the user has another kind of PSP. SanDisk is also creating a special SDHC card for the Nintendo DSi (and by special, we mean it’s the same as any other SDHC card, but with a DSi logo on it.)
The prices for these cards vary. The M2 cards are $27.99 for the 2GB, $44.99 for the 4GB, $74.99 for the 8GB, and $142.99 for the 16GB. As for the Nintendo SDHC cards, they are $32.99 for the 4GB, and $47.99 for the 8GB.
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SanDisk has just announced their Extreme Pro Compact Flash memory cards, which have lightning speeds of 90 MB/second. This is double the performance from SanDisk’s predecessors, and the storage capacity ranges from 16 to 64 gigabytes. The price of them is $300 for the 16GB and $800 for the 64GB.
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SanDisk’s new Ultra Backup USB 2.0 Flash Drive is a first of its kind with a button back-up. With compatibility for Intel Pentium PC with Windows XP/Vista or Mac with USB support, it also has AES hardware encryption and password protection. Available in 8, 16, 32 or 64GB capacity versions, it comes with a 5 year warranty, a nice addition to a device with new technology. Contact SanDisk for notification of price and availability in your area.
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SanDisk is also at CES, this time with the Sansa slotRadio Player with FM tuner.The portable aluminum digital system with 1.5-inch OLED screen is available with slotMusic memory cards that are preloaded with tunes. One of them is included with 1,000 classics from Billboard charts including rock, country, contemporary and more which are arranged according to genre. The plug-and-play slotRadio will be available at Radio Shack and other retailers and online at slotRadio. The player has a MSRP of $99.99 with other cards priced at $39.99.
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The iPod shuffle and Creative ZEN Stone will be facing some competition from SanDisk’s latest Sansa Clip which moves up from 1, 2 and 4 GB to 8GB. Like its forerunners, the player supports MP3, WMA and WAV files as well as audio books and DRM-encrypted tracks. It also has a built-in mic and FM tuner with auto-tune and station presets. The Clip should be available on Sansa’s site this week or next and other retailers for about $99.99.
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SanDisk has announced that they are releasing SlotMusic, apparently in an effort to boost sagging CD sales. Teaming up with Sony BMG, Universal, Warner, and EMI, the company will be selling their microSDs to the record labels who will then create the 1GB cards. Each is only 0.6 x 0.4-inches and can hold 320kbps MP3, DRM-free music. Best Buy and Wally World plan on selling the cards, if they can find them in their stockrooms.
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