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Deals Dec 19: 27" Dell UltraSharp 2560 x 1440 LCD $699

Top Deals

 

27" Dell U2713HM UltraSharp 2560 x 1440 LED-backlit LCD Monitor w/3-year warranty for $699 with free shipping at Dell Small Office (normally $799).

 

6TB Western Digital My Book Studio Edition II Quad Interface External Hard Drive (WDH2Q60000N) for $349 with free shipping at B&H (normally $399).

 

55" Samsung UN55EH6000 120Hz 1080p LED HDTV + $200 Gift card for $997.99 with free shipping at Dell Home (normally $999 without gift card).

 

Realspace Mezza Straight Desk for $74.99 with free shipping at Office Depot (normally $159.99 - use coupon code 367597258 ).

Laptops:

17.3" Dell Inspiron 17R Core i7 Quad-core Laptop w/8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 1GB GeForce GT 630M for $749.99 with free shipping at Dell Home (normally $1113.99 - use coupon code).

14" HP Pavilion Sleekbook 14z-b000 AMD Dual-core Laptop w/4GB RAM, 500GB Hard Drive & Windows 8 for $379.99 with free shipping at HP Direct (normally $499.99 - use coupon code 20LOGICBUY ).

13.3" Apple Core i5 MacBook Air + Apple Care + Laptop Sleeve + Parallels Desktop 8 for $1,199.95 with free shipping at B&H (normally $1,527.99).

Roundup of HP coupons for ENVY, Pavilion, TouchSmart Laptops.

Desktops:

Dell Optiplex 580 AMD Athlon II 250 3GHz Dual-core Desktop w/3-year warranty, Windows 7 Professional, 2GB RAM, 250GB Hard Drive, Keyboard + Mouse for $269 with free shipping (normally $550 - use coupon code).

Dell Vostro 470 Core i5 Quad-core Ivy Bridge Desktop w/21.5" LCD Monitor, Wireless-N for $549 with free shipping at Dell Small Office (normally $788 - use coupon code).

Dell XPS 8500 Core i7 Quad-Core Desktop w/ 24" UltraSharp LCD Monitor for $949.99 with free shipping at Dell Home (normally $1,099 - use coupon code).

Computing Hardware & Peripherals:

160GB Intel X25-M 2.5" SATA SSD (SSDSA2MH160G2) for $89.99 with free shipping at TigerDirect (normally $139 - use $30 mail-in rebate form).

Cisco Linksys Plek400 Powerline Network Adapter Kit for $56.99 with free shipping at Cisco Home Store (normally $69.99 - use coupon code HSDISH5 ).

JBL (Lenovo-branded) M1730 2.1-channel Speaker Set for $55.99 with free shipping at Lenovo Direct (normally $79.99).

24" Dell S2440L 1080p LED-backlit LCD Monitor for $199.99 with free shipping at Dell Home (normally $259.99).

Gaming:

Sony PlayStation 3 250GB Holiday Bundle w/ Medal of Honor & God of War Saga for $249.99 with free shipping at Best Buy (normally $299.99).

Home Entertainment:

55" Samsung UN55ES6500 3D 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV for $1,525 with free shipping at AllTimeTVs (normally $1,699).

55" LG 55LM7600 1080p 240Hz 3D LED HDTV + 6 pairs of 3D glasses for $1,395 with free shipping at AllTimeTVs (normally $1,699).

Today only! 26" Insignia NS-26E340A13 1080p LED HDTV for $149.99 with free shipping at Best Buy (normally $199.99).

LG BP125 Blu-ray Player for $48 with free shipping at Walmart (normally $69).

Movies:

Casablanca: 70th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray/DVD) for $29.99 with free shipping at Amazon (normally $45).

Sesame Street: Old School - Volume One (DVD) for $17.99 at Amazon (normally $25).

Phones & Tablets:

HTC One X+ 4.7" 64GB Smartphone [w/new 2-year AT&T contract] for $129.99 with free shipping at Amazon Wireless (normally $199.99).

HTC Evo V Android Contract-free Virgin Mobile Smartphone for $149.99 with free shipping (normally $249.99).

7" Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Android 4.0 Tablet (refurbished) for $149 with free shipping at Walmart (normally $199).

Personal Portables and Cameras:

Canon Powershot SX40 HS 12.1MP Digital Camera for $279 with free shipping at BuyDig (normally $329 - use coupon code VME20 ).

Nikon Coolpix S01 10.1MP 3x Zoom Ultra Compact Digital Camera for $96.95 with free shipping at ABT (normally $119).

Cool Stuff:

Free Redbook Digital Magazine Subscription (via Mercury Magazines).

Apple iTunes $50 Gift Card (Email Delivery) for $40 (normally $50).

Calvin Klein Jeans Men's Impulse Pledge Watch (K5811188) for $99 with free shipping at Ashford (normally $175).

 

  • mikenygmail
    Not a good deal when there are Korean models for $300-$400.
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  • roadrunner343
    Do you have any idea what you are talking about? That is a $999 panel, $300 off is certainly a good deal.

    The dell panel has amazing color accuracy, wide-gamut, an excellent stand that allows adjustment in just about every way imaginable, and overall is simply a very high quality panel. I'm not saying the Korean models are garbage, but panel size and resolution aren't all that matter here. You get what you pay for.
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  • alidan
    27" Dell U2713HM UltraSharp 2560 x 1440
    if only it was 2650x1600

    roadrunner343Do you have any idea what you are talking about? That is a $999 panel, $300 off is certainly a good deal.The dell panel has amazing color accuracy, wide-gamut, an excellent stand that allows adjustment in just about every way imaginable, and overall is simply a very high quality panel. I'm not saying the Korean models are garbage, but panel size and resolution aren't all that matter here. You get what you pay for.
    companies like dell buy panels in bulk, and they offer perfect pannels at a premium
    other panels that arent perfect, get bought bought by a secondary company, some have deal pixles, some have flaws, but many of them are perfect panels in side a batch that has some flaws.

    these companies will sell 2 versions of the panels or sell a service,

    one will sell panels and say up to 7 or 8 dead pixles acceptable, but 2 in the prime spot and you get a replacement

    the other will be a higher cost, but it guarentees a perfect panel.

    they got these 1000$ panels at a discount because they main buyers didnt want them.

    just because they are cheaper don't mean they are lower quality.

    dell has a VERY high markup for these panels. every one does really.
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  • roadrunner343
    Alidan,

    You are incorrect. As a professional photographer and someone who demands color accuracy out of his panels, the Dell u2711 has provided MUCH better color accuracy than the cheap knock off brands, especially when calibrated with a spectrophotometer. There are also plenty of independent comparisons that show this same fact.

    I'm not saying the other cheaper panels are a bad deal. But if you absolutely need color accuracy, this is a great panel, and a cheaper alternative to some of the better NEC models (Though, I suppose those too are just worthless overpriced panels). If you don't need color accuracy or wide-gamut, save yourself some cash and get a cheaper panel. Otherwise, there aren't many other options at this price point for graphics professionals.

    PS. I picked up two of these panels about a year ago for $799
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  • alidan
    roadrunner343Alidan,You are incorrect. As a professional photographer and someone who demands color accuracy out of his panels, the Dell u2711 has provided MUCH better color accuracy than the cheap knock off brands, especially when calibrated with a spectrophotometer. There are also plenty of independent comparisons that show this same fact.I'm not saying the other cheaper panels are a bad deal. But if you absolutely need color accuracy, this is a great panel, and a cheaper alternative to some of the better NEC models (Though, I suppose those too are just worthless overpriced panels). If you don't need color accuracy or wide-gamut, save yourself some cash and get a cheaper panel. Otherwise, there aren't many other options at this price point for graphics professionals.PS. I picked up two of these panels about a year ago for $799
    you are talking about a 1-2000$ panels and yea they are higher quality, somewhat, you get more of a guarantee in quality than anything else. but look at the ipad 3 it has a 2,048 × 1,536 screen which is estimated around 70-120$ and is 10 inches.

    the screen alone is cheaper than my 1920x1200 monitor.

    its things like that that make me call the current name brand 2560x1600 or 2560x1440 over priced
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  • roadrunner343
    Alidan,

    No disrespect, but these panels aren't designed for you and it is absurd to compare high end panels from Dell or NEC to the panel in an iPad or cheap Korean knockoffs. They are very different products for different segments.

    If you need the resolution and nothing more, sure, go for whatever panel you want. But if you need color accuracy and wide-gamut, you don't have a choice. Are they over priced? Possibly, I'm not going to argue that point (It hurt my soul to spend $800 x 2 on nothing but my displays) but $800 is much better than the $1500-$3000 you could spend on NEC's and the $800 u2711 kicks the crap out of the cheap Korean models.
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  • alidan
    how big is the difference from well calibrated either of them. i don't have a store by me that shows off monitors like those, and its not really something i can look up online, as any picture would go through my monitor which i know isn't the best in the world.
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  • roadrunner343
    Alidan,

    Unfortunately, as for a comparison, I would be talking out of my butt if I were to try to give you an accurate comparison of the Dell's to one of the high-res Korean knockoffs. I can only go off of reviews found online (Which do show that color accuracy is better in the Dells, NEC, and Viewsonic high-end panels. HP has one too I believe).

    I can only offer a comparison between the Dell u2711, Dell u2410, and two cheap (Sub $150) samsung and Asus panels. Color accuracy when calibrated is not even close between the Dell's and the others. The Samsung and Asus may look pleasing enough, as they are very contrasty and vibrant, which is perfect for gamers and multimedia enthusiasts, but terrible for someone who wants color accuracy.

    The Dell 2410 (24" factory calibrated) is much better, but there is still a visible difference compared to the u2711. My u2410 had a slightly warmer color cast out of the box, and after calibration the two panels were very similar, but I would say the u2711 is ever so slightly more accurate. Matching prints to a cheap printer would be a nightmare, it's difficult enough to get them to match with a good monitor and calibrator setup.

    Sorry, that's the best I can do for my own comparisons. I'm sure you can find better, more scientific and in depth reviews on the internet. Bottom line is, yes, for most people, there are cheaper alternatives out there. This is a niche product that only a handful of people really need.
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