Tuesday tech deals: Battlefield 3 $30, Core i3 PC with two LCDs $542

By on March 13, 2012, 2:30 PM

88  Origin Spring Sale: 50% off sitewide, Battlefield 3 for PC for $30

Origin cuts 50% off most games as part of its Spring Sale. That's the best percent-off discount we've seen from Origin in over a year. Shipping starts at $6.99, but orders of $39.99 or more qualify for free shipping; many titles are available for digital download. PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, and Windows games are included, although several exclusions apply (mostly brand new titles). Deal ends March 19. A best bet is downloads of Battlefield 3 for Windows (pictured) for $29.99. That's tied with a January sale and the lowest price we could find by $20.

Dell Vostro Core i3 3.3GHz PC w/ dual 20" LCDs for $542 + free shipping

Dell Small Business offers the Dell Vostro 260S Slim Tower PC with two Dell E2011H 20" LED-backlit monitors for $599. Coupon codes "Z1SHF$?HP?1WD6" and "8B90L$9H4JP$C2" drop it to $542.10. With free shipping, that's $530 off and the lowest total price we've seen for a Vostro 260 desktop with a Core i3 processor and two 20" LCDs. Sales tax is added where applicable. Features include a Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Sandy Bridge dual-core processor, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB 7200RPM hard drive, a DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, Gigabit Ethernet, and Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.

15.6" Asus Core i3 laptop for $350 + free shipping

Best Buy offers the 5.8lb Asus notebook, model no. X54L-BBK2, for $349.99 with free shipping. That's $30 under our December mention and the lowest total price we've seen for a Core i3-equipped Asus 15.6" laptop. Similar Asus models cost $500 or more elsewhere. Sales tax is added where applicable. It features a 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, an Intel Core i3-2330M 2.2GHz dual-core Sandy Bridge processor, 4GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, a DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, Gigabit Ethernet, a webcam, face recognition, a flash card reader, USB 3.0, a 4-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

Best Buy 2-Day Sale: Appliances, home theater, GPS, more + free shipping

Best Buy cuts prices on a selection of products during its 2-Day Sale. Plus, get free shipping on most items with no minimum purchase required. Shipping otherwise starts at $5.99, or choose in-store pickup. Combined, many items are at lowest-we-could-find prices. Sales tax is added where applicable. Choose from computers, home theater, mobile phones, cameras and camcorders, iPods and MP3 players, GPS, audio, appliances, and more. Deal ends March 14.

Microsoft Store Clearance Sale: Up to $650 off, deals from $399 + free shipping

Microsoft Store takes up to $650 off select desktop and laptop PCs. Plus, select systems include a $200 Microsoft Store coupon valid on a future purchase. With prices starting at $399, it's the best sale we've seen from Microsoft Store since Cyber Monday. Free shipping applies to all orders. Sales tax is added where applicable. Of note is the Alienware Aurora desktop with a Core i7 3.4GHz, dual GeForce GTS 450s, 6GB of RAM and a a1TB 7200RPM HDD for $999 with free shipping.

73  Unlocked Samsung Focus Windows Phone 7 Phone for $150 + free shipping

Unlocked Cell Phone Kings via eBay offers the unlocked Samsung Focus Windows Phone 7 3G Smartphone, model no. i917, for $149.99 with free shipping. That's $35 less than a sale from a month ago and the best deal we've seen on an unlocked model. It's also a current low by $65. The quad-band GSM phone features a 4" 800x480 touchscreen display, 8GB of internal memory, a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and 720p video capture, Bluetooth, 802.11n wireless, 3G connectivity, and more.




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Guest said:

Those PCs like the Alienware Aurora desktop are made for people than have no idea of how to build a gamming pc, a gts 450 in sli with a core i7 2600k?

ramonsterns said:

How is BF3 a tech deal? I thought games went into the usually friday articles with the discounts.

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