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Special Offers – Week of December 29th

December 29, 2009

Good afternoon all, hopefully Christmas was as kind to you as possible, but if it wasn’t there’s always some consolation to be had from the fact that it’s all over now. Anyway, before we get to the “happy new year” potion of the post (that’ll be at the end) we always do a post at the start of the week to detail some of our special offers.

This week, we have a solid notebook, a Wireless N router and a 1TB media player on sale. We’ll roll with the notebook first.

Acer Aspire 7730G-664G100MN:

Acer’s Aspire 7730G-664G100MN may have a model name that reads like a license plate, but aside from making its name a little hard to keep in your head that shouldn’t discourage you.

Click through to see our page for Acer's Aspire notebook 🙂

We’ll get down to brass tacks as quickly as possible. The Aspire boasts a 17” display with a resolution of 1440 x 900, an Intel Core 2 Duo processor clocked at 2.2GHz and 4GB of memory. Moreover, it boasts 1TB of internal storage, though not on one drive. Instead, it’s spread across two 500GB drives, which means you’re at lower risk of both failing. It might seem like a small thing, but it can be a godsend if you end up in a position to need it. It’s also got a GeForce 9600M-GT.

The machine does come with Windows Vista Home Premium, which means you’d be best off purchasing an upgrade copy of Windows 7 to set up on the machine when you get it, if Windows Vista is a deal-breaker.

The Acer Aspire weighs in at €695, which isn’t a bad old deal at all.



Special Offers – Week of December 14th

December 14, 2009

Good afternoon all, hopefully everyone’s week is off to a good start. For those of you who are regular readers, you’ll be pretty familiar with the structure of the blog by now, but for those of you who are new to it, we generally tend to post on Monday afternoon to point out some of the products that we’re offing discounts on for the week.

This week, we’ve got offers on a lovely set of speakers and a solid Wireless N router.

Logitech X-230 2.1:

Logitech’s X-230 is a solid set of speakers; it boasts two speakers and a sub, as anyone who’s familiar with the “2.1” in the name will already have noticed. They’re small, pretty elegant and tuck out of the way neatly… that said, they’re also some lovely speakers.

Click through to see our page for the Logitech X-230s 🙂

Logitech’s X-230 provide a full and solid sound that’s genuinely very impressive indeed considering the fact that they’re so very cheap. Moreover, you won’t find that the bass eclipses the treble too much, as is sadly common on other speakers in the same price range. The subwoofer isn’t massive, but it does the job. Obviously enough, at €44 you’re not going to be getting professional quality sound out of them, but if you’re just looking to add a little something visceral to your desk then you could certainly do a lot worse.

The user reviews confirm that with some fairly quotable snips, including, “Deep full bass, very clear sound. So cheap. Was hard to believe how good they sound was for that price, just wanted any old speakers hooked up for parties to play music over; all agreed; sound was fantastic, I’m very impressed.” It’s hard to argue with that kind of positivity, especially with other reviews echoing similar sentiment.

Logitech’s X-230 will set you back the entirely reasonable sum of €44 this week, which isn’t bad at all considering what you get out of the whole affair.

For those who like the price and description then you can check out Logitech’s 5.1 surround arrangement built from similar parts, the Logitech X-530. It’s what I’m using in my gaming/music setup at home and I’m loving it 😉


Xbox 360 Gets Wireless-N Adaptor

September 23, 2009

Microsoft has confirmed that the upcoming generation of wireless adaptors for its Xbox 360 consoles will boast the ability to connect using the recently finalised Wireless-N standard.

xbox wireless adaptor

Microsoft’s Xbox 360 wireless adaptor has come under a lot of fire, with many arguing that the relatively expensive device offers functionality that should have been in the device all along. That argument is usually based on the fact that all of the other consoles in the current generation (handhelds included) boast wireless out of the box.


iPod Touch Yields ‘Unexpected Discoveries’

September 14, 2009

It’s not like Apple to announce a product and not tout all of the various bits and pieces they’ve put into it, but it seems as though the newest iPod Touch models incorporate hardware Apple hasn’t really mentioned.

iPod Touch

While Apple has been happy to point out to all and sundry that the new iPod Touch is 50% faster than the last model (we imagine by using the same processor as lends the iPhone 3G S its extra performance), there’s been relatively little detail on the new iPod Touch beyond the fact that it’s available in a 64GB flavour now, which isn’t bad. News comes via iFixit that when they tore apart the new iPod they found a few interesting bits and pieces.