Tuesday tech deals: 13" touch-enabled Sony ultrabook $700, Kindle Fire refurb $110

By on October 16, 2012, 2:30 PM

Sony Ivy Bridge Core i5 13" Touchscreen Ultrabook for $700 + free shipping

Sony Store offers the 3.8lb VAIO T-Series LED-backlit touchscreen ulrabook in silver, model no. SVT131190X, for $739.99. Coupon code "SONYTX13" drops it to $699.99. With free shipping, that's $69 less than the lowest total price we could find for a comparable T-series ultrabook elsewhere. Sales tax is added where applicable. It features a 13.3" 1366x768 touchscreen LCD, an Intel Core i5-3317U 1.7GHz Ivy Bridge dual-core processor, 4GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive with a 32GB SSD, 802.11n wireless, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Coupon expires October 20. Note that no optical drive is included.

72  Refurbished Kindle Fire 7" Android Tablet for $110 + free shipping

All4Cellular via eBay offers the refurbished Kindle Fire 7" Android Tablet for $109.95 with free shipping. That $20 under our September mention of a refurb and the lowest total price we've seen. It's also $50 under what Amazon charges direct. The Kindle Fire runs a heavily-modified version of Google's Android OS and sports a dual core processor and a 7" 1024x600 IPS display. It has 8GB of internal storage, although the intent is to stream most content directly from Amazon Cloud Storage. It also lacks 3G support (Wi-Fi is the only option). No warranty information is provided. Also of note is the Samsung Galaxy 7" 2GB for $130.

Seagate 1.5TB SATA 6Gbps Internal HDD for $50 after rebate + free shipping

Ending today, TigerDirect offers the Seagate Barracuda Green 1.5TB Serial ATA 6Gb/s Internal Hard Drive, model no. ST1500DL003, for $69.99. This $20 mail-in rebate cuts it to $49.99. With free shipping, that's $0.03/GB, $20 under our mention from two weeks ago, and the lowest total price we've seen for a 1.5TB drive since last October. It's also a current price low by $37. It runs at 5900 rpm and features a 64MB cache.

Yamaha 2-Way All-Weather Outdoor Speakers for $76 + free shipping

TigerDirect offers the Yamaha 2-Way All-Weather Outdoor Speakers in Black, model no. NS-AW390BL, or White, model no. NS-AW592WH, for $75.96 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find for these speakers in any color by $125 (most stores charge $250 or more). These weather-resistant speakers feature a 6.5" woofer, 1" tweeter, and 55Hz to 20kHz frequency response.

Refurbished Linksys 802.11n Wireless 4-Port Router for $20 + free shipping

Cisco Linksys Store via eBay offers the factory-refurbished Cisco Linksys 802.11n Wireless-N300 4-Port Router, model no. E900, for $19.99 with free shipping. That's tied with a deal on a refurb from last week and $19 under the lowest total price we could find for a new one. It features four 10/100 Mbps Ethernet ports, a data transfer rate of 300 Mbps, WPA2 and WEP security, and more. A 90-day Linksys warranty applies.

Open-Box Sony Wireless Noise-Reduction Headphones for $45 + free shipping

Goldstar Gaming via eBay offers the open-box Sony Wireless Noise-Reduction Headphones in Black, model no. MDR-RF970RK, for $44.99 with free shipping. That's tied with a deal from last month and $22 under the lowest total price we could find for a factory-sealed set. These headphones feature 40mm drivers and 150-foot range.




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