Dell Canada

July 20

Dell Canada: McAfee 2015 Total Protection (3PC) Was $80 | Now $16 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Posted by on July 20, 2015 at 12:04 PM

Dell Canada: McAfee 2015 Total Protection (3PC) Was $80 | Now $16 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Everyone and their computer, tablet, and smart phone these days needs an anti-virus program. Even better than an anti-virus is a program that totally protects your computer from harm. One of today’s deals during Dell’s 12 Days of Deals is on McAfee 2015 Total Protection. Originally $79.99, the software security package for your computer is now on sale for $15.99. Receive free shipping on all orders at Dell Canada.

You will receive McAfee 2015 Total Protection for one year that can be installed on three computers. Keep your laptops and desktops all safe with one purchase. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 19

Dell Canada: Dell 20″ Monitor Only $99.99 (Save $60) (EXPIRED)

Posted by on July 19, 2015 at 3:30 PM

Dell Canada: Dell 20 Monitor Only $99.99 (Save $60) (EXPIRED)

**BUMP – This deal is back on at Dell Canada**

I have not seen a deal on this monitor for over a year so I figured it was a good deal to post. Purchase a Dell 20″ E2014H monitor for only $99.99 with free shipping. The regular retail price for this monitor is $149.99 $159.99.

Whenever a Dell monitor goes under $100, I always take note. While there are many brands of monitors out there, Dell monitors are known for their quality and they hold their value a lot better than other monitors do. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 18

Dell Canada: Bose SoundTrue Headphones (Around-Ear Style) Were $180 | Now $120 & Free Shipping

Posted by on July 18, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Dell Canada: Bose SoundTrue Headphones (Around Ear Style) Were $180 | Now $120 & Free Shipping

Dell Canada has discounted the Bose SoundTrue around-ear headphones from $179.99 down to $119.99. Receive free shipping on your Bose headphone order as well as 5% cashback via the Dell Advantage as this order is over $100. Make sure to use your Dell Advantage card within 90 days of purchase.

The above link takes you to the mint/black colour combination. This headset is also available in plain black, white, and mint. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 15

Dell Canada: Inspiron 17 5000 (i7 | 8GB | 1TB) Laptop Was $969 | Now $760 & $40 Back (EXPIRED)

Posted by on July 15, 2015 at 11:50 AM

Dell Canada: Inspiron 17 5000 (i7 | 8GB | 1TB) Laptop Was $969 | Now $760 & $40 Back (EXPIRED)

I am continuously on the hunt for laptops with i7 processors for under $800. Let me just say that they are few and far between. Thus, I was surprised to find this lovely Dell Inspiron 17″ 5000 laptop on sale from $968.99 down to $799.99 with free shipping. Use coupon code 5%off$500PCs to receive an extra 5% off your PC order, bringing the price down to just $759.99. As an added bonus, you will receive $40 back on a Dell Advantage card.

This is a one day deal from Dell Canada. If you are not familiar with laptop components, an i7 processor is the fastest processor you can buy currently.

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July 13

Dell Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Combo Was $60 | Now $20 & Free Shipping

Posted by on July 13, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Dell Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Combo Was $60 | Now $20 & Free Shipping

Dell Canada has discounted their Dell KM632 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo from $59.99 down to $19.99. This is the first time this keyboard and mouse combo has been discounted since its price increase (from $49.99 to $59.99) late last year due to our diving Canadian currency. Receive free shipping on all orders.

I could not price compare this exact unit in Canada as it is not sold at many other mainstream retailers. I did find it from a secondary seller at Amazon.ca, but the price was silly – $71.28. In the USA, Dell.com sells the same combo for $49.99 USD and Amazon.com sells the keyboard and mouse combo for $34.92 USD. Most keyboard and mouse combos retail for $30+ for even the most basic units. As an example, the cheapest HP wireless combo is $34.99.

This keyboard has a very clean profile with lovely raised keys and an ambidextrous mouse. You have no idea how hard it is to find a mouse in a set that can be used for either the left or the right hand. It is somewhat odd, but I seem to be surrounded by left-handed people (I am left-handed as well). This is a very useful feature.

The mouse appears to be full size and both units are wireless. They can connect to your desktop or you can use them as external peripherals for a laptop. While I don’t mind typing on my laptop’s keyboard, a friend of mine prefers a full size keyboard when he is at home. Thus, he uses an external keyboard with his laptop. I always use an external mouse with my laptop.

I was recently shopping for a wireless keyboard and mouse combo for a friend. He wanted a combo – instead of buying separately – so that the keyboard and mouse would be on the same USB receiver. When USB slots are limited on a computer, an external keyboard and mouse can take up two of your three available slots. You can get USB hubs that you plug into your computer, but the draw on your laptop’s power is increased with the number of items you have plugged in. I like to use no more ports than are actually on my computer.

Enjoy this $20 wireless mouse and keyboard set with free shipping.

(Expiry: 14th July 2015 @ 6AM)

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July 6

Hipstreet Bluetooth Selfie Camera Extension Was $40 | Now $25 & Free Shipping @ Dell.ca

Posted by on July 6, 2015 at 3:30 PM

Hipstreet Bluetooth Selfie Camera Extension Was $40 | Now $25 & Free Shipping @ Dell.ca

Today’s deal is in tribute to the selfie culture we are currently cultivating in North America. At Dell Canada, the Hip Street Selfie Camera Extension is on sale from $39.99 down to $24.99 with free shipping!

This accessory is pretty self-explanatory. The ‘camera extension’ is actually a support system for your smartphone connected to a handle. As your phone is now an additional distance away, you can capture better selfies and selfies with more people (or body parts) in them. The device simply movies your phone away from you while still giving you that selfie ‘picture taken from slightly above’ look.

This device will work with most smart phone. You simply put your smart phone in the holder and use the handle to hold the phone farther away from you. This device comes equipped with Bluetooth: that means you do not need to set the timer on your phone before holding away. Instead, you can control the photo taking via the Bluetooth controls in the handle. The software is compatible with iOS and Android smartphones.

This little device is great for self-portraits or photos with a group of friends. The handle is fully adjustable for the perfect angle.

I price compared this device with a few other online retailers. Hipstreet Canada lists the manufacturer’s retail price as $49.99. Grand & Toy (US) lists a price of $32.72 plus a $5 ‘minimum order fee’ for not reaching a $50 order plus whatever shipping charges you would incur. Direct Dial Canada offers the same device for $31 but shipping is also extra. PC Canada did have this selfie extension rod on sale for $26.55 but shipping was extra and they are now sold out. Based on my research, Dell Canada’s price is quite good and the free shipping is a lovely bonus.

I think anyone with a smart phone takes selfies these days. Take a picture of your new haircut, your favourite outfit, your makeup, and more. Selfies are a great way to keep family and friends updated on how you are and what you look like! They can also be a great way to express your artistic side through photo composition, filters, and more. Take better selfies now with the Hipstreet Bluetooth Selfie Camera Extension.

(Expiry: 10th July 2015)

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July 3

Microsoft: Dell Inspiron 15.6″ Touchscreen Signature Ed. Laptop Was $499 | Now $327

Posted by on July 3, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Microsoft: Dell Inspiron 15.6 Touchscreen Signature Ed. Laptop Was $499 | Now $327

Microsoft Canada has discounted this lovely little Dell Inspiron 15 i3543-2501BLK Signature Edition Laptop from $499 down to $327 with free shipping.

This is a respectable laptop for everyday use. The laptop comes with:

  • 15.6-inch (396.24 mm) HD touchscreen
  • Intel Core i3-5005U
  • 4GB memory
  • 1TB HDD

In fact, this unit is a bit above your normal ‘basic’ laptop. You receive a huge 1TB hard drive and the screen is actually a touchscreen, like a tablet screen. I love these little laptop / tablet cross-breeds as you get so used to moving things around with your fingers on a tablet and smart phone only to revert back to a mouse on your desktop. Now, you receive the best of both worlds. One reviewer said:

I received it yesterday. At this price, it is really an amazing machine. Everything works well now and the touch screen works very well. I like it!

This would be an excellent laptop for school, university, and just for playing around with at home. I could see this fulfilling most people’s needs for a laptop unless you run a business or work online for a living.

I would like to impart to you the importance if signature edition laptops. Most computers these days come with an enormous amount of bloatware. That is software that manufacturers load on to new computers. This bloatware can be up to 60 or so programs, often higher. Toshiba is one of the worst offenders, with Sony and Lenovo close behind. You cannot just factory restore your computer as they are making OS images that include the bloatware. Essentially, it re-installs when you reinstall the OS.

Bloatware is bad. It can slow down any computer to a snail’s pace – even computers with really fast processors. I and a dear friend of mine are learning that on his Lenovo with an i7 processor. Now, Signature Edition Laptops do not have ANY bloatware or third-party trial-ware on them. These are CLEAN computers. Given my very recent experience with bloatware, I do not think I would buy any other computer in the future except for a Microsoft Signature Edition (or an Apple).

I have heard that the warranty is with Microsoft since you are buying the computer from them. However, you can transfer the warranty to Dell at no cost (if you want to).

(Expiry: unknown)

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June 30

Targus Life Style Backpack Was $74 | Now $25 & Free Shipping @ Dell

Posted by on June 30, 2015 at 2:00 PM

 Targus Life Style Backpack Was $74 | Now $25 & Free Shipping @ Dell

Have you just tossed your child’s worn out, weary backpack from this last school year? Perhaps you have noticed that they are outgrowing their current backpack and need a more substantial pack for the coming year. This Targus Life Style Backpack is on sale from $74.99 down to just $24.99 with Dell Canada’s usual free shipping no minimum.

Unusually, this backpack was easy to price compare. it seems many online electronic retailers are selling this backpack. Targus Canada even sells it themselves. Here is a rundown on the prices everywhere else:

  • $28.77 + shipping @ NCIX.com
  • $49.99 @ Shop.ca
  • $55.42 @ Direct Canada
  • $65.99 @ Newegg Canada
  • $72.11 @ Canada Computers
  • $73.99 @ Targus Canada

There is a wide range of prices, but all of them are double or more Dell Canada’s price except for NCIX. While the NCIX.com deal is quite good, you would need to pay an additional $7.98 for shipping. That brings your total price up to $36.75 before tax.

This is the 15.6″ Targus backpack in grey. It has plenty of pockets to stick your bits and bobs in: cell phone, pencils, erasers, markers, and more. The main compartment comes with a large padded pocket designed to fit up to a 15.6″ laptop. There is a separate pocket for a tablet and a zippered stash pocket as well for any flash drives or other important things.

In addition, the backpack also has extended compartment space for those few extra packages you pick up at the mall. The water bottle holder is easily accessible and placed separate from electronics: you do not want to get those wet.

This backpack is also ergonomically designed to stay comfortable upon your back. I always find this the most important part of a backpack. I really do not care how much can fit into the pack if it is uncomfortable on my shoulders. I used to have a backpack that would pop blood vessels on my shoulders from the ill distributed pressure.

Overall, this is a good looking backpack at a good price. It has all the space and compartments you need, and probably a few you do not. Carry your laptop, tablet, cell phone, water bottle, and more both safely and comfortably.

Check out the rest of the Canada Day electronics sale at Dell Canada.

(Expiry: 6th July 2015)

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June 27

Dell Canada: Panasonic Eneloop AA & AAA Batteries (8-pack) Was $38 | Now $20 & Free Shipping

Posted by on June 27, 2015 at 3:30 PM

Dell Canada: Panasonic Eneloop AA & AAA Batteries (8 pack) Was $38 | Now $20 & Free Shipping

Batteries still make most electronics go round. They are necessary for everything from your television’s remote control to your child’s talking doll. Currently, Dell Canada is offering a great deal on eight-packs of Panasonic Eneloop rechargeable batteries. Originally $37.99 each, the AAA and AA battery packs are on sale for just $19.99 with free shipping.

Unless batteries come with an item I have purchased, rechargeable batteries are the only ones I use anymore! It is just so much cheaper to make a one-time purchase of a pack of AA and a pack of AAA batteries and a charger than replace batteries every year.

I price compared these batteries with Amazon Canada. The eight-pack of AAA batteries currently costs $29.82 and the AA batteries cost $28.99. I did find a pack of the AAA batteries back-ordered at NCIX.com for $24.99, but you would also have to pay shipping. I also checked our back records. We have seen the eight-pack of AAA batteries on sale for $20.99 before at Amazon, but that is underneath Amazon Canada’s free shipping minimum thus shipping fees would also apply. This is the lowest price I have seen these battery packs.

As there are no reviews on Dell Canada, I borrowed one from NCIX.com:

I have almost no complaints about eneloops, and have been using eneloops for years in many devices from wireless keyboards and mice to wiimotes and well, anything else that requires AA’s or AAA’s. I now finally have enough AAA’s with this 8 pack.

Many owners commend the brand for lasting a long time and creating sustainable energy sources for their electronics. I certainly am all for rechargeable batteries and would like to see the days when disposables no longer exist. They are very toxic for the environment and Canadians are not the best at using proper battery recycling programs. Until a few years ago, I did not even know that you could, or rather should, recycle batteries.

I seem to have misplaced most of my AAA batteries, or maybe they are in electronics that I just do not use that frequently. Either way, I think a new set of batteries is in order.

(Expiry: 1st July 2015)

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May 23

Save $150 on the Dell Inspiron 15 Signature Edition Laptop: Now $449 (or $404?) & Free Shipping @ Microsoft Store

Posted by on May 23, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Save $150 on the Dell Inspiron 15 Signature Edition Laptop: Now $449 (or $404?) & Free Shipping @ Microsoft Store

In the past, the deals at the Microsoft store never really seemed to grab me. But over the last 6 months or so, I’ve noticed that they’ve really been pushing out some good deals – beating the prices of the competition, not to mention the free shipping with every item. And just now, there’s a rather nice deal on an entry-level laptop, it’s the Dell Inspiron 15 Signature Edition laptop. You’re getting a saving of $150, bringing it down to only $449 for this budget laptop.

And as far as I know, you can get an extra 10% off the price if you are a student. If you shop through Microsoft’s education store here, you should be able to get this item for only $404. I cannot confirm this as I’m not a student myself and cannot log in to see that particular price. If you are a student and taking advantage of this deal, let us know in the comments below if it works.

A really brief specification of this laptop is as follows:

  • 6-inch (396.24-millimeter) HD touchscreen
  • Intel Core i5-5200U
  • 8GB memory/1TB HDD

Now, I know a bit about computers; knowledge which is all gleaned by a geeky sort of osmosis from current and past partners. From what I can see, the above laptop isn’t immensely powerful and it’s not going to run the latest games or amazing 3D modelling software with ease. However, it’s a basic model for simple home use. If you want a new laptop for doing a bit of office work, browsing the internet, maybe watching movies on Netflix, then this is just the ticket.

It has that 1TB hard drive which they say is “loads of storage.” In my opinion, it’s not loads. But this doesn’t have to affect us nowadays with being able to store anything in the cloud, on the likes of Dropbox. I have thousands of digital photos and home videos on my computer which take up a lot of space… but I also have cloud storage subscriptions and external hard drives, so a small hard drive isn’t terrible, these days.

This Dell Inspiron 15 Signature Edition laptop also comes with a 5-in-1 card reader built-in. I find these incredibly handy to have on such a device. I can just slot the SD card from my digital SLR straight in and copy and paste photos with ease.

As for a price comparison, it’s really difficult to do easily because of the slightly differing specifications across the board – so we can’t compare like-for-like. The Dell Inspiron range actually starts at $600 on the Dell site itself, or this one at Best Buy which is $549.99 (though it’s a fairly different processor, a bit slower).

(Expires: 25th May 2015)

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May 12

Dell Canada: Free Upgrades Desktop & Laptop Sale

Posted by on May 12, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Dell Canada: Free Upgrades Desktop & Laptop Sale

Dell Canada has a sale that greatly interests me. Right now they are offering free upgrades for the same price (and sometimes lower) than the base computer. These upgrades are free and fantastic if you like faster processors, better graphics cards, and touch screens without paying extra for them.

This kind of sale is cool. Many of these upgrades would cost substantially more (a couple hundred dollars). Now, the sale is laid out so that the first product in the pair is the normal product and the second product is the same item with a free upgrade. The price is either the same or cheaper.

My first example is their first deal! The Inspiron 15 5000 Series Non-Touch usually retails for $729.99. Instead of that base mode, purchase the Inspiron 15 5000 Series Touch that was $888.99 and is now $699.99. The only difference between the two models is the free upgrade: a touch screen. With this deal, you also save an extra $30. Your laptop comes with an i5 processor, 8 GB of memory, and a 1TB hard drive.

In the sale, I also found a great deal on a desktop. This Inspiron Desktop retails for $669.99. It comes with an i5 processor, 8 GB of memory, and a 1TB hard drive. Purchase the upgraded Inspiron Desktop with 12GB of memory (instead of 8GB) for faster processing. This desktop still just costs $669.99.

The Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 laptop truly has it all. At $949.99, it is a convertible laptop that switches between tablet and laptop mode: see image above. For truly mesmerizing speed, purchase the upgraded Inspiron 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 laptop with an i7 processor (instead of i5) for $949.99. This upgrade is valued at $139 and will be well worth your money. Once you have worked on an i7 processor, it is very hard to go back to a regular processor.

There are several Alienware models included the sale as well. I am a big fan of Alienware, but it is really only necessary for gamers who play demanding games that require speed and amazing graphics. Tetris does not count. These other deals give you nice bonus features like memory, speed, and more for the same price as the base models.

With the Dell Advantage program, Dell customers receive 5% back on purchases of $100 or more. This takes the form of a Dell ePromotional card. You can then use the code on this card against your next purchase. All items ship free from Dell.

(Expiry: 14th May 2015)

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April 27

Jabra Solemate Mini Bluetooth Speaker Was $86 | Now $46 & Free Shipping @ Dell Canada

Posted by on April 27, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Jabra Solemate Mini Bluetooth Speaker Was $86 | Now $46 & Free Shipping @ Dell Canada

Grab this stylish little speaker for a present, or all for your own. This speaker was $85.99, but is now only $45.99 @ Dell Canada. Free shipping is included in this deal, making it even sweeter.

I first saw this little speaker when Avigayil blogged about it about a month ago. During that deal, I picked one up for my brother. I am happy to report two notable things since that blog entry. First, my brother loves this speaker and he is incredibly hard to buy gifts for. Secondly, I managed to find it at even a better price today so you can grab your own at an even better deal if you missed it.

This little speaker is both portable and powerful. It is a slightly different deal as the speaker on sale today is the red version and not the black one, as was on sale previously. That bright colour makes it both a great gift, and easier to find in your bag when you are on the go.  The Bluetooth has a wide range, playing music, movies, and anything else you choose at a distance of up to 33 feet. This speaker should give you about eight hours of music playing time. You can also leave it in standby for up to 90 days, which means you are not constantly recharging this speaker. Speakers like this are also perfect for video calls if you Facetime or Skype with a mobile device or tablet. I find the sound on this speaker is much better than what my brother’s iPad can broadcast, plus it has an integrated microphone. My brother has become the DJ for his after school club with this speaker and my gifted collection of a copy of my 90’s and 2000s rock mp3s. Like most teenagers, he really cranks up this speaker but at least he has good taste in music!

Check out the price variation elsewhere. Microsoft is the leader of the pack, but Dell has them beat today on price.

I have not seen many reviews of this product. Over at Amazon Canada, there are a few reviews praising the sound quality. From using this speaker personally, you are getting an awesome deal. If you have been looking for a small speaker with great sound, this is a sure bet. This price does not last long, so I would order now before the price goes back up.

(Expiry: 28th April 2015)

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April 26

Dell Canada: XBOX Live 12-Month Gold Membership Was $60 | Now $44.99 (EXPIRED)

Posted by on April 26, 2015 at 11:35 AM

Dell Canada: XBOX Live 12 Month Gold Membership Was $60 | Now $44.99 (EXPIRED)

Dell Canada has discounted the XBOX Live 12-Month Gold Membership from $59.99 down to $44.99 with free shipping.

I price compared this membership with the prices at other online retailers. Here is what the competition is selling the Xbox Live 12 month membership for:

  • $48.99 @ Costco Canada
  • $56.83 @ Amazon Canada
  • $59.99 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $59.99 @ Microsoft Canada
  • $59.95 @ Chapters Indigo Canada
  • $56.83 @ Walmart Canada

Dell Canada’s price is the best out of all the competition. Costco does come close, but is still a few dollars more. If you are a gamer on a budget (is that an oxymoron?) then this is an excellent choice to get in on the Gold benefits at Xbox Canada. As I have mentioned before, having an Xbox gold membership gives you access to exclusive deals that are not available to the ‘public’. You can just check out the “Deals with Gold” section in Xbox Canada to see what games you can score.

40% off Call of Duty: Ghosts Digital Hardened Edition is one of the exclusive deals you can purchase with your Gold membership. The retail price for the game is $99.99, but it comes down to $59.99 with your Gold membership. You can easily see how a Gold membership can quickly pay for itself in savings on other games – especially the big titles and popular sequels.

the Xbox Gold membership allows you to play games with friends on the multiplayer network. You also receive free games each month as an Xbox Gold member. On top of that, you can save up to 75% off games in the Xbox Store. Previously, I have seen 50% offers on popular games such as Duck Dynasty and more.

I was recently reading about gaming consoles and the shift to monthly / yearly paid memberships. While many players would like to see that end, it appears to be here for good since PlayStation recently switched to a membership base as well with the PS4. I wonder if the major PC gaming platform will also switch to membership in the future. I think that would be terrible. Gaming console companies are making it nearly impossible to get away without a membership these days, so deals like this help save your pocket book an extra few dollars.

(Expiry: 27th April 2015 @ 6AM)

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April 21

Sony Extra Bass Earbud Headphones With Mic Were $60 | Now $30 & Free Shipping @ Dell Canada (EXPIRED)

Posted by on April 21, 2015 at 9:34 AM

Sony Extra Bass Earbud Headphones With Mic Were $60 | Now $30 & Free Shipping @ Dell Canada (EXPIRED)

Grab a compact pair of earbuds that will not compromise on sound. Check out these Sony earbud headphones with included mic and extra bass. These earbuds were $60, but today only you can grab a pair for $29.99 including completely free shipping.

This set of ear buds is equipped with a powered bass duct to give a better quality bass sound. I am not familiar with this technology, but both Dell and Sony say this should improve your overall experience with the bass. The earbuds have a silicon sleeve on the part that goes in your ear both for comfort, and to ensure those beats make it into your ears. Also included in this earbud is an omni-directional microphone. When you receive that call in the middle of your commute, you will be able to take it no matter where you are going.

From reading more about these earbuds, they seem like they are a newer technology on the market currently. Here is what you will pay at some of the other Canadian retailers for the same earbuds.

Dell Canada’s one-day deal is looking like a pretty sleek discount.

Most of these retailers, including Dell, do not have any current reviews. Over on Sony Canada’s site, seventeen people have reviewed these ear buds. What is most notable is more than one person who says they are a professional musician are praising the sound quality of these headphones. Here is one review currently on Sony Canada.

Sony Extra Bass Earbud Headphones With Mic Were $60 | Now $30 & Free Shipping @ Dell Canada (EXPIRED)

If you have been looking for a new pair of earbuds that will pack a punch, now is your chance to snag a great pair. A couple years back I bought my dad a pair of good quality headphones for his birthday, and it was a good gift as he would never have bought them for himself. If your dad or mom is a techy person, these may make a good gift for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.

(Expiry: 21st April, 2015)

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April 20

Dell Canada: Inspiron 14 3000 Series Laptop Was $339 | Now $290 & Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Posted by on April 20, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Dell Canada: Inspiron 14 3000 Series Laptop Was $339 | Now $290 & Free Windows 10 Upgrade

If you need a base model computer, this is the unit for you. The Dell Inspiron 14 3000 Series laptop is on sale from $338.99 down to $289.99.

This is a base model laptop designed to handle your everyday computing needs at a price everyone can afford. The computer comes with:

  • Intel Celeron Processor N2840 (up to 2.58 GHz)
  • 2 GB memory
  • 500 GB hard drive

The computer includes the following slots: HDMITM 1.4a, USB 3.0 (1), USB 2.0 (2), Kensington lock slot, and Media Card (SD, SDHC, SDXC). I would not have thought it before, but my media card slot is one of the most used slots on my computer aside from the USB slots. I think three is a good number of USB slots as I often fill them all up. One slot for my phone cable, one slot for my mouse, and the other slot connects to my external hard drive when I am backing my computer up.

On top of the sale price for this basic laptop, you receive three additional benefits.

$15 back with Dell Advantage

As I have mentioned before, deals at Dell are even better than they seem. With the Dell Advantage program, Dell customers receive 5% back on purchases of $100 or more. This takes the form of a Dell ePromotional card. You can then use the code on this card against your next purchase. After the additional $15 back with Dell Advantage, your laptop will have actually cost you approximately $274.99. Promo cards expire after 90 days.

Free Upgrade to Windows 10

I am not sure what happened to Windows 9, maybe someone miscounted. However, your computer will come with Windows 8.1. Then, when Windows 10 is released later this year, your computer qualifies for a free upgrade to the newest operating system. While a price has not been set for Windows 10, speculators are saying it will go the way of subscription base, like Microsoft Office 365, and are thinking it will be around $49.99 per year. Others think it will remain for purchase and are estimating $119.99, which was the price for Windows 8.1 standard and Windows 8 standard.

Free Shipping

All items at Dell Canada ship free of charge, so there will be no additional charges there.

I figured this was a rather sweet little laptop deal. I decided to see what the competition was selling for laptops around the same configuration. At Best Buy, I found this ASUS 15.6″ Laptop – Black (Intel Dual-Core Celeron N2840 / 500GB HDD / 4GB RAM / Windows 8.1) priced at $329.99. It has the same processor and same size of hard drive, but the memory is a bit bigger. Given that the ASUS does not qualify for an extra $15 back or for the free Windows 10 upgrade, I figure that Dell’s offer (which is already cheaper), is a solid deal.

(Expiry: 24th April 2015)

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