Special Offers – Week of September 28th


Good afternoon all, hopefully this Monday has given you a good start to the week, even if it is just a little overcast. For those of you who are familiar with our blog and the days we post bits and pieces. Monday is the day we post the details of items we have on special offer, mostly because our offers are weekly, and it’s better to make sure people are aware earlier 🙂

Anyway, this week we’ve got some nice items on offer, including a lovely HP notebook, a GPS from Garmin and a Samsung Home Cinema setup. Without further ado, we’ll get straight to them.

HP 615 NX560EA:

HP’s 615 is an elegant 15.6” machine, all black plastic, including a particularly elegant keyboard. In case you’ve not noticed, we’re kind of fanatical about keyboard quality here. All that said, you tend not to get too far with a notebook bought on looks alone, so we should probably go over the specifications too.

Click through to see the product page for the HP Notebook :)

Click through to see the product page for the HP Notebook 🙂

The 615 boasts an AMD Athlon X2 dual core processor, 2GB of RAM, a six cell battery and an ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics card, which should get you a lot further than notebooks using the plain old Intel GMA. It’s also got a 320GB hard drive, which means that you don’t need to worry too much about running out of space either.

All that aside, it comes with Windows Vista Home Basic installed by default, which means that if you pick it up you should be good to go with an upgrade to Windows 7 when it launches without too much difficulty (whereas Windows XP users will be forced to do a format and reinstall or upgrade to Windows Vista and then to Windows 7 from there, which is a bit of a headache).

At €459 the HP 615 NX560EA is pretty cheap, especially considering the fact that it’s such a good-looking machine. If you’d like to check it out in more detail, you can head over to our product page for it 🙂

Garming Nuvi 200W:

Garmin’s Nuvi 200W has been one of our best-selling GPS units for a long time now. In part, that comes down to the fact that it’s a nice looking device and it comes preloaded with maps for both Ireland and the UK, so you can take it away with you as long as you’re not going too far afield.

Click through to see our product page for the Garmin Nuvi 200W

Click through to see our product page for the Garmin Nuvi 200W

As you might well have come to expect from any mostly-screen GPS unit these days, Garmin’s Nuvi 200W is controlled mostly via a 4.3” touch-screen. It boasts a wide viewing angle too, which means you don’t necessarily have to mount it directly in front of your face to get the full use out of it while you’re out and about.

For those who are at all concerned about battery issues, the Nuvi 200W has a lithium-ion battery, so you can rest assured that the battery will last a while (up to five hours) and charge happily. It’ll also take an SD card, just in case you feel the need to bulk up the storage space a little.

This week, Garmin’s Nuvi 200W is marked fown by 17%, which means that it’ll cost you €99. If you’d like to see it in action or see a full list of its features then you should check out the product page for the Nuvi 500W and have a look. We’ve only got one customer review so far, but he gave it full marks, so you can take that as some indication 🙂

Samsung HT-Z320 Home Cinema:

Samsung’s HT-Z320 is essentially a home cinema sound setup. It’s a full 5.1 surround setup with its own remote. As well most of you will already know, that’s five speakers and a subwoofer. It’s not all about sound though, there’s also a DVD player included that will upscale to 1080p for those with big displays but who aren’t ready to make the move to Blu-Ray just yet.

Click through to see our product page for the Samsung home theatre setup :)

Click through to see our product page for the Samsung home theatre setup 🙂

The speakers themselves look well. And the whole setup has a kind of “black will never go out of fashion” charm to it. The DVD player supports USB drives and audio CD ripping, so if nothing else you’ll have a plethora of extra features to play with.

Of course, the real point with a setup like this isn’t anything to do with ripping CDs or how it looks, but a question of sound, and the Samsung HT-Z320 has been well reviewed in that respect. This is really a kit for anyone looking to bulk out their existing home theatre setup, and in that respect, it’s admirable.

For more detail, you should check out our product page for the Samsung HT-Z320. This week, it’s down to €199.


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