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Tuesday tech deals: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD $188, Samsung 46" TV $698, Sony Vaio 13" Touch Ultrabook $610
Best Buy offers the LG Optimus Elite 3G Android Smartphone for Virgin Mobile in Black or White for $49.99 with free shipping. That's $10 under our mention from a week ago and the lowest shipped price we've seen. (It's a current price low by $13.) Features include a 3.5" touchscreen LCD, 5-megapixel camera, video recording, GPS, wireless and 3G connectivity, Bluetooth, up to 7.2 hours of talk time, and Android 2.3 OS (Gingerbread).
Beach Camera via Rakuten Shopping offers the Samsung 256GB 840 Pro Series Serial ATA 6Gb/s 2.5" MLC Internal SSD, model no. MZ-7PD256BW, for a final checkout price of $187.99 with free shipping ($0.73/GB). Plus, get 940 Rakuten Super Points with your order. (They convert to $9.40 Rakuten Shopping credit.) Assuming you use the credit, that's $21 under our mention from last month and the lowest total price we could find by $50. Features include read speeds of up to 540MB/s and write speeds of up to 520MB/s.
Lenovo offers its factory-refurbished 3.5-lb. Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230U Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5 1.7GHz 12.5" Ultrabook, model no. 3347XF2, for $545.30. Coupon code "OUTLET15" cuts it to $463.50. With free shipping, that's $116 under yesterday's mention of a similarly configured new unit (with an added 24GB SSD) and the lowest total price we've seen for any ThinkPad Twist. This Ultrabook converts into a touchscreen tablet and features an Intel Core i5-3317U 1.7GHz Ivy Bridge dual-core processor, 12.5" 1366x768 LED-backlit touchscreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB 7200 rpm hard drive, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, webcam, USB 3.0, 8-cell battery, and Windows 8 64-bit. A 1-year Lenovo warranty applies.
Dell Home offers the Samsung 46" 1080p WiFi LED-Backlit LCD HD Television, model no. UN46EH5300FXZA, bundled with a $200 Dell eGift Card for $697.99 with free shipping. Assuming you'll use the gift card, that's $52 under our mention from four days ago the lowest total price we've seen for this TV. (It's also a current price low by $200.) It features a native resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p), LED backlight, WiFi and Ethernet, Samsung Apps (with Netflix, Hulu Plus, and more), and three HDMI inputs.
Sony Store offers its 3.5-lb. Sony VAIO T-Series Intel Ivy Bridge Core i3 1.8GHz 13.3" LED-Backlit Touchscreen Ultrabook in Silver Mist, model no. SVT131290X, for $609.99 with free shipping via the directions below. That's $270 off and the best price we could find for a Sony VAIO laptop with these upgrades. (We saw a similar configuration with less RAM and a slightly bigger display bundled with a $50 newegg gift card for $10 less in April.) It features an Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz Ivy Bridge dual-core processor, 13.3" 1366x768 touchscreen LED-backlit LCD, 8GB RAM, 500GB hard drive with a 32GB SSD, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, webcam, and Windows 8 64-bit. Deal ends June 1.
As one of its daily deals, 5StarDeal offers the Digital 007 4-in-1 Wireless Headphones, model no. 72-36210, for $12 plus $2.99 for shipping. That's a buck under our mention from last fall and the lowest total price we could find, also by $1. Features include a 30-foot wireless range, volume control, and radio tuner. The headphones require two AAA batteries and the transmitter base requires two AAA batteries (none included). Deal ends today.
DB Roth via eBay offers the Samsung ST88 16.1-Megapixel Digital Camera in Black or Purple for $79.99 with free shipping. That's $20 under our mention from last fall and the lowest total in-stock price we could find for it in either color by $21. It features a 3" LCD, 5x optical zoom, 720p video recording, panorama image capability, picture in picture, optical image stabilization, face recognition, microUSB connectivity, and microSDHC card slot.
The Samsung 840 Pro SSD has been fitted with Samsung's latest MDX controller, a triple-core ARM-based chip that supports SATA 6Gb/s and can be paired with the latest 20nm NAND flash memory. Samsung claims a MTBF of 1.5 million hours and a 1500G shock resistance and the 840 Pro is backed by a limited five-year warranty.
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