home : hot deals & information involving: computers Tuesday, February 20, 2018
- Refurbished, Old Lenovo Desktop PC for $88
Refurbished Lenovo M58-SFF Desktop PC with Core 2 Duo 3.0GHz CPU, 4GB memory, 250GB hard drive, CD/DVD reader/writer drive, and Windows 10 for $88.
Includes a keyboard and mouse, and has 8 USB ports.
According to one reviewer, a VGA and DisplayPort connects up to 2 monitors.
Google searches reveal the 3.0GHz CPU inside the Lenovo M58-SFF as a 9-year old Dual-Core E8400 CPU, a low-performing CPU (about one-fourth the speed of many modern CPUs) but enough power to run many business applications and web-based tools.
Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop for $800.
Intel i5-7300HQ Quad Core CPU, 8GB memory (upgradable to 32GB), 128GB SSD and 1TB hard drive (2 drives), Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB memory.
This laptop normally sells for about $1000, and power enough to run all business applications and photo/video editing software, and games.
Also a very similar model with a i7-7700HQ CPU (performs 29% better than the i5-7300HQ) and a GTX 1050 video card (performs half as good as the GTX 1060) is available for $833.
- Lenovo Mini Desktop PC $280
Lenovo IdeaCentre laptop with AMD A9-Series CPU, 4GB memory, 1TB hard drive, mouse, keyboard, CD/DVD reader/writer drive, Bluetooth, Wifi, and Windows 10 for $280.
- Acer Chromebook With 11" Touchscreen $200 (expired)
Acer Chromebook Notbook with 11.6" Touchscreen IPS display, 4GB memory, and 16GB storage for $200.
A Chromebook is basically a stripped-down version of a laptop, where the Windows operating system and all the software has been replaced by a Chrome web browser.
With Chrome, you can surf the web, access spreadsheets and docs from Google Apps, and use note-taking tools.
You don't get access to complex software like Photoshop, however your Chrome browser can access online photo editing tools.
2-Pack of Google Home Voice-Operated Speakers for $130.
The Google Home normally sells for about $129 each, and is currently on sale for $79 for the holidays.
So, $130 for 2 is $65/each.
This is the full-size Google Home, with a powerful speaker capable of filling a large space with loud music, such as a kitchen, dining, and living room space.
Like the Amazon Echo, the Google Home can set timers & reminders, look things up (on Google), and tell you news & weather.
It can control a Chromecast streaming media player and many smart thermostats and light switches.
It integrates very well with Google Calendar, and can distinguish between multiple people in the home by their voice.
Each Google Home can work together to fill your home with music.