Tuesday tech deals: $179 off Core i3-powered Dell 15R

By on July 20, 2010, 1:25 PM
15.6" Dell 15R with Core i3 for $500 + free shipping

Dell Home offers its 15.6" Dell Inspiron 15R in black for $499.99. Plus, bag free shipping via coupon code "?8CN$RJ?W5TQ0C". That's $179 off and the lowest total price we've seen for any Inspiron 15R by $30 -- even ones with gift cards. Sales tax is added where applicable. It features a 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit display, an Intel Core i3-350M 2.26GHz dual-core processor, 4GB of RAM, a 320GB 5400RPM hard drive, a dual layer DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, a webcam, a 6-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

Five more tech deals after the jump.

Toshiba LCD HDTV Roundup: 32" 1080p for $439 + free shipping, more

US Appliance discounts a selection of Toshiba LCD HD televisions via coupons, as listed below. With free shipping, each is at the lowest total price we could find, most by a wide margin. The deals:

Verizon FiOS Triple Play w/ free router, DVR service, activation from $90/month

Verizon offers the Verizon FiOS Triple Play Bundle starting at $89.99 per month for the first year of service. That's $40 off. Plus, it includes free activation, a free wireless router, and free multi-room DVR service for six months. Combined, it's one the best bundle deals we've seen from Verizon this year. It includes FiOS home phone service bundled with FiOS Internet and FiOS TV.

Samsung C3050 Stratus Unlocked Cell Phone for $70 + free shipping

Meritline.com offers the Samsung C3050 Stratus Unlocked Cell Phone for $79.99. Apply coupon code "MLC255215071913NL1" to cut the price to $69.99. With free shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find for the phone by $23. This quad-band GSM phone features a 2.0" 120x160 color LCD, 640x480 digital camera, speakerphone, 50MB of internal memory, up to seven hours of talk time, and more.


Mini USB Car Charger for 79 cents + free shipping

Meritline.com offers this Mini USB Car Charger for $2.89. Apply coupon code "MLCK262542072072AL1" to drop it to 79 cents. With free shipping, that's tied with our mention from a month ago and the lowest total price we've seen. This adapter allows you to use your existing USB cable to charge devices in your car. Coupon ends after 1,000 uses. Expect this item to take two to three weeks to arrive.


20 Rayovac AA Batteries for $2 + free shipping

Today only, JustDeals.com offers 20 Rayovac AA Batteries for $1.77. With free shipping via coupon code "DEALNEWS1", that's $0.09/battery, $5 below a deal from last week, and the least expensive AA batteries we've seen in this quantity.





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Guest said:

First problem--only comes with a 5400rpm hard drive. Skip it--to slow.

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Matthew Matthew, TechSpot Staff, said:

A 5400RPM HDD is too slow for typical daily usage?

PaulWuzHere PaulWuzHere said:

5400RPM is standard on most laptops. 7200 sure it's faster but they are more expensive (raising the cost) put out more heat so better cooling is necessary (raising the cost) and use more power (bigger battery, raises the cost) and are louder than their 5400RPM counterparts. I have a 7200RPM WD Black in my Gateway NV53 and I know these faults. Most people wouldn't even be able to tell the difference.

TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

That's an excellent price for that rig. The 5400RPM HDD would be a complete non-issue to me if I were purchasing this.

Guest said:

Yes, 5400rpm should be avoided, totally; no extra heat, all these other myths. The virtue of the 7200rpm HD on a laptop revealed itself to me many years ago on my first laptop--a Dell M140 XPS. When I worked on other laptops with the 5400rpm, I noticed such a difference. I've never owned a 5400rpm anything--my external drives? Nope!

PaulWuzHere PaulWuzHere said:

Guest said:

Yes, 5400rpm should be avoided, totally; no extra heat, all these other myths. The virtue of the 7200rpm HD on a laptop revealed itself to me many years ago on my first laptop--a Dell M140 XPS. When I worked on other laptops with the 5400rpm, I noticed such a difference. I've never owned a 5400rpm anything--my external drives? Nope!

Spoken like a try newbie. 5400RPM Laptop HDDs are ideal for 90% or the market.

Burty117 Burty117, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

All I have to say is that I recently built a laptop for a friend and she spend £930 on a customised Dell Studio laptop. It didn't have the option to add a 7200 rpm hard drive so i bought one separately and installed it myself. Weirdly I found it was cooler and boot time was better but it made slightly more noise and the laptop felt a bit more like it was vibrating, but other than that I didn't really see much difference?

Until of course I started loading up Mass effect 2 then it made an impact

tipstir tipstir, TS Ambassador, said:

54000rpm with the right cache is just fine. They place them in there to save on the battery life. Checking all my 2.5 I've seen they're all 5400rpm spins. Samsung HDDs don't seem to hold up well as the rest like Toshiba.

mattfrompa mattfrompa said:

Picked up the Dell for a family member. For those wondering, total cost was 529.99 for me because of tax. The $19 for shipping is appreciated though. If the 5K RPM drive does end up dragging, I have a spare 7K drive to swap for it anyways, so I don't really care. Pretty reasonable price to get a Core i3 and 4GB of DDR3. I've got an estimated arrival date of 7/30, so anyone curious about it's performance feel free to PM me.

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