Dell Canada

March 23

Dell Canada: D-Link 5-Port Desktop Switch Was $15 | Now $10 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Posted by on March 23, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Dell Canada: D Link 5 Port Desktop Switch Was $15 | Now $10 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Dell has started another four days of deals. I picked out this inexpensive D-Link (GO-SW-5E) 5 Port Unmanaged Desktop Switch that is on sale from $14.99 down to $9.99 with free shipping.

I price compared this deal with many other retailers. Dell Canada now only has the cheapest price but that free shipping with no minimum offer from Dell makes this deal far superior than anywhere else. The D-Link 5-Port Fast Ethernet Easy Desktop Switch retails for:

  • $12.99 @ Amazon Canada
  • $14.99 @ Tiger Direct Canada
  • $12.99 @ Future Shop Canada
  • $12.99 @ The Source Canada
  • $12.99  @ Best Buy Canada
  • $24.99 @ CDW Canada

All of the above prices require an extra shipping fee that starts at $5 and goes up from there. Thus, Dell easily beats them all.

The Dlink switch provides reliable high speed wired networking between computers. Plug up to five computers into the switch. The unmanaged 10/100 Mbps switch gives you a choice between 10 MBPS and 100 MBPS depending on the workload of the computer in question. This D link switch is a plug and play model – guaranteeing an easy set up with little effort. Connect multiple computers to the GO-SW-5E switch for easy file and folder sharing. You can also connect the device to a router for sharing an internet connection. One reviewer did just that:

I needed a few more ports than my router offered, so this device was perfect. Just plug it into your router and you get a few more ports for your devices. No setup required, plug and play.

For $10, this is a simple expansion instead of buying a larger router.

This switch is also part of D-Link’s Green Technology. Green technology saves energy, reduces device heat, and gives your switch a longer life span without reducing efficiency. Another reviewer was quite happy with how simple the device is to set up:

This unit is small, takes up almost no space and works like a dream. Just plug and play. If only all my other devices were this seamless….

This little device is great for home businesses, small offices, and to expand your personal router if you wire in to your router for the best internet speed.

Sign up for the Dell Advantage to receive 5% back on a Dell gift card as well. That might not seem like much from this little switch, but 5% adds up over time.

(Expiry: 26th March 2015)

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March 16

Dell Canada: 48 Hour Sale Starts Today! (EXPIRED)

Posted by on March 16, 2015 at 4:30 PM

Dell Canada: 48 Hour Sale Starts Today! (EXPIRED)

Dell is having a 48 hour sale that starts today. Included in this deal are special prices on laptops, desktops and other various electronics. Free shipping with no minimum is included with all orders @ Dell.ca.

If you have been considering a new monitor, Dell has a great deal on the Dell 23 Monitor E2314H. This monitor was $219.99 but is now only $149.99. This monitor is a backlight LED with a crisp, high-resolution picture. This is a 16:9 widescreen format monitor, which will give you lots of screen space for both work or for play.  This monitor tilts to adjust for your comfort and comes with a full 3 year warranty. This is a great price on this monitor, as I am seeing it priced between $209 @ NCIX and $225 @ Newegg.ca.

The new Inspiron 14 3451 laptop was $338.99 but is now down to a cool $279.99. This 14” laptop comes equipped with a 500 GB Hard drive, 2 GB of memory and Windows 8.1. While not a super powerful laptop, this is a great price for a student machine or machine for light internet use. If you do not need a lot of power or need an inexpensive machine to tide you over, this would be a great option. This laptop also comes with 1-year in-home support included.

My husband shares an office with another co-worker who likes to sing constantly. He could get a pair of the Sony MDR ZX110NC Noise Canceling Headphones. These headphones were $79.99 but are now only $34.99. These are foldable, noise-cancelling headphones with a long 1.2m cord. If you need a sleek pair of headphones for on the go, this pair would be a nice mix of quality sound and convenience. My husband commutes on the train, so a foldable pair would be perfect for him. These are a much better price than the $60.39 you would pay for the same pair at Best Buy.ca or Future Shop.ca.

These items and other select items are only on sale for 48 hours and will not be around long. There are also several pricier laptops and desktops for sale if you are in the market for something more powerful. If you are willing to shell out a little more cash in exchange for power, good deals can be found in this sale.

Image Credit: David Precious

(Expiry: 18th March 2015 @ 5am)

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March 10

Dell Canada: D-Link 24-Port Ethernet Switch Was $70 | Now $30 & Free Shipping

Posted by on March 10, 2015 at 2:29 PM

Dell Canada: D Link 24 Port Ethernet Switch Was $70 | Now $30 & Free Shipping

In today’s 12 Days of Deals at Dell Canada, the D-Link DES 1024A 24-Port Fast Ethernet Switch is on sale from $69.99 down to $29.99 with free shipping. Sign up for the Dell Advantage to receive 5% back on a Dell gift card as well.

While I am familiar with a lot of tech, this is a new one for me. I have just never seen that many ports on an Ethernet switch before! Talk about all the networking opportunities. This is perfect for a small to medium size business or a gaming room.

I price compared with many other retailers and found Dell’s price the best. Here is what other retailers are selling the D-Link DES-1024A Ethernet switch for:

  • $48.99 @ NCIX.com
  • $49.98 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $49.98 @ Future Shop Canada
  • $49.98 @ Amazon Canada
  • $49.99 @ Staples Canada
  • $49.99 @ Walmart Canada

The above price comparisons do not include shipping charges for companies like NCIX.com or Staples. However, the going rate for this Ethernet switch is $50 right now.

Now, why would you want one of these devices if you have wireless? Wireless is convenient but you will always achieve faster file transfers and download speeds when you are hardwired into a device. When I am downloading a game on Steam, I always hard wire my computer in to the internet because I do not want to wait for hours or risk a momentary glitch interrupting my download.

I found a review for this device on NCIX. The reviewer said:

This switch works great. I’ve been using this on in my house to dispatch internet around the entire house (2 floors) and it works perfectly. Never rebooted since I got it and it was a pretty easy setup (out of the box, plug it and connect to my router and job done).

The reviewer most liked the fast and easy setup. However, he was disappointing that the Ethernet switch did not feature a gigabyte port.

Given the price point of this unit compared with the competitors, I think this is a great deal for anyone in need of one of these units. As Dell Canada offers free shipping on all orders, there are no extra fees beyond taxes.

This is a one-day deal and will end tomorrow morning!

(Expiry: 11th March 2015 @ 6AM)

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March 9

Panasonic Eneloop PRO Rechargeable Batteries (4 Pack) only $15.99 & Free Shipping @ Dell.ca (EXPIRED)

Posted by on March 9, 2015 at 1:02 PM

Panasonic Eneloop PRO Rechargeable Batteries (4 Pack) only $15.99 & Free Shipping @ Dell.ca (EXPIRED)

There are a lot of rechargable batteries in this world, but they are not all created equally. Welcome the Panasonic Eneloop Pro AA High Capacity Ni-MH pre-charged Rechargeable Batteries. Pick up a 4-pack of these new batteries on sale from $26.99 down to $15.99 with free shipping.

I ran a quick price comparison and found this, indeed, the best price. here is what other retailers are selling the batteries for:

  • $27.51 @ Amazon Canada
  • $25.99 @ Canadian Computers
  • $19.99 @ NCIX.com
  • $24.99 @ Henry’s Canada

The above price comparison does not include shipping charges. NCIX.com may come the closest just in base price, but add on NCIX.com’s shipping charges and NCIX becomes one of the more expensive places to purchase these batteries. Dell Canada offers free shipping on any order with no minimum. This is certainly a large bonus for small orders.

There are many very happy reviews on Amazon, like this one:

I use these in my off-camera strobes and they are awesome. Fast cycle times and they can last easily through a day of shooting.

and…

replaced energizer batteries with these and they seem to hold charge much better. They also seem to have a longer life in electronics

I am a big fan of rechargeable batteries, but most of mine are several years old. As the technology becomes more advances, the batteries only get better in quality and have a longer life-span. These Eneloop Pro batteries promise up to 85% capacity after one-year on a shelf. They have a low discharge rate and will recharge up to 500 times. They also have a fast recharge time, so your batteries spend less time in the charger and more time in your electronics.

These batteries are designed to power high current devices like digital cameras and camera strobes. Other batteries might last for a few hours with such high demand, but these batteries are designed for this job. They will also continue to function and provide needed power down to -20 degrees. That means you can use them on warm days during a good Canadian winter, eh Ontario?

This is a one day deal only! This offer will expire tomorrow morning.

Sign up for the Dell Advantage to receive 5% back on a Dell gift card.

(Expiry: 10th March 2015 @ 6 AM)

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March 6

Dell Canada: D-Link Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter Was $60 | Now $30 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Posted by on March 6, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Dell Canada: D Link Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter Was $60 | Now $30 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Dell Canada has a fresh batch of deals today as part of their 12 Days of Deals. I found this popular D-Link DWA-180 Wireless AC1000 Dual Band USB Adapter on sale from $59.99 down to $29.99 with free shipping. Sign up for the Dell Advantage to receive 5% back on a Dell gift card.

This product is stocked at many Canadian stores, so I ran through an extensive price comparison before blogging this deal. Other retailers are selling the D-Link DWA-180 Wireless AC1000 Dual Band USB Adapter for:

  • $39.98 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $39.98 @ Future Shop Canada
  • $36.99 + $6.99 shipping @ Newegg Canada
  • $54.99 @ Staples Canada
  • $54.99 @ The Source Canada
  • $49.99 + shipping @ NCIX.com

As you can see, the next cheapest deal would be $10 more than Dell Canada’s current price, and then it goes up from there.

My first question was, “what the heck is this thing”? It is sad, but true, I am not familiar with this product. Research says that you plug the D-Link Wireless Dual Band Adapter into your computer to extend your Wi-Fi range. Not only is your range extended, but the D-Link wireless USB adapter offers increased speed with Wi-Fi dual band speeds of 300/650 Mbps, better than your laptop or desktop’s usual Wi-Fi.

Next, you want to know why this product is useful to you. Well, the DWA-180 is perfect for smooth gaming, high-quality HD video streaming, and fast file transfers. Whether you are downloading a game on Steam, streaming movies on YouTube (like Wolf Children), or playing a game on the network – faster speed and better coverage makes everything run smoother.
The DWA-180 is also backward compatible with your existing Wi-Fi a/b/g/n devices. Newegg has many reviews for this unit, like this happy reviewer:

I purchased a new ac router due to poor Wi-Fi in a large older house (with some plaster walls). My primary objective was to improve performance on a Mac desktop at the complete opposite end of the house from the Wi-Fi router. Once the router was installed, I checked the speed on the Mac. I installed the D-Link DWA 180 into the Mac and the connection speed was over 3 times faster.

This reviewer further notes that this device says it is PC compatible, but you can download a driver set so you can install it on a Mac computer.

If this product sells out before the deal expires, it will be removed from the website.

(Expiry: 7th March 2015 @ 6AM)

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March 4

Dell Canada: TRENDnet N300 Wireless Home Router Was $36 | Now $20 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Posted by on March 4, 2015 at 2:13 PM

Dell Canada: TRENDnet N300 Wireless Home Router Was $36 | Now $20 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Dell Canada has discounted the TRENDnet Wireless N 300 Mbps Home Router (TEW-731BR) from $35.99 down to $19.99 with free shipping. This is part of Dell’s 12 Days of Deals and will expire tomorrow morning.

A quick price comparison with other popular retailers shows how Dell Canada has the best price. Here is what other retailers are selling the TRENDnet Wireless N 300 Mbps Home Router (TEW-731BR) for:

  • $31.98 @ Future Shop Canada
  • $31.98 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $32.59 @ Amazon Canada
  • $29.99 + $7.99 shipping @ Newegg Canada
  • $25.99 + shipping @ Tiger Direct Canada

I think the shipping cost at Tiger Direct varies, but I was quoted $14.25 in shipping just to get the router to Vancouver Island. Ouch! Given this price comparison, the TRENDnet router at Dell Canada is $12 cheaper than any of the alternatives, once you calculate in shipping.

TRENDnet is one of the most reputable builders of home routers. With GREENnet technology, power consumption is reduced up to 50% compared to a standard router. This router comes with four fast Ethernet ports in back, an array of lights out front to let you know the status of your network, and two antennas for better coverage. There is also a one-touch wireless connection system: wireless clients can just push the WPS button to connect.

Indoors, expect coverage up to 100 meters. Outdoors, this coverage triples – up to 300 meters depending on environment. Things like concrete walls and so forth with reduce range. This reviewer found the range sufficient for his multilevel house:

so far so good. The speed and also the range is really improved from my previous router. We live in a 3 level house and the range extends over all 3 levels.

Another reviewer was also impressed with the range afforded in his rather large living space:

Great working and easy to setup. My house is 1545 sq. ft. on 4 levels, strong signal to my laptop all areas.

I think the biggest concern about any router is range and reliability. So far, the reviews are pretty great for this little router. On Amazon (the home of ample reviews), the router currently ranks 4.5/5 stars with 11 reviews.

This is a one-day deal from Dell. It will be removed from the site when it sells out or else the deal expires tomorrow morning. Pick this router up sooner rather than later if you are interested!

(Expiry: 5th March 2015 @ 6AM)

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February 18

Dell Canada: TRENDnet 8-Port GREENnet Switch Was $50 | Now $30 & Free Shipping (Expired)

Posted by on February 18, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Dell Canada: TRENDnet 8 Port GREENnet Switch Was $50 | Now $30 & Free Shipping (Expired)

Pick up the TRENDnet 8-Port Gigabit GREENnet Switch on sale from $49.99 down to $29.99. This switch comes with free shipping. Dell also offers 5% back via the Dell Advantage, so make sure you sign up for that program before your next purchase.

Electronics deals always need to be price compared as prices fluctuate so often. I compared this exact same model (TEG-S80G) GREENnet Switch from TRENDnet at other popular stores. Here is what they retail for elsewhere:

  • $49.99 @ Amazon Canada
  • $43.99 + $6.99 shipping @ Newegg.ca
  • $46.99 + shipping @ NCIX.com

Now, there appears to be two different models. One has a metal case and the other a plastic case. The price certainly differs between the two cases, with the metal case more expensive. According to the details on Dell, this GREENnet Switch comes in “sturdy metal housing” rather than plastic. Many people prefer the metal housing as it is quite sturdy and does not heat up as much as the plastic case does.

Now, TRENDnet’s 8-port switch uses GREENnet technology to reduce power consumption by up to 70%. That is the big draw of this switch rather than others – over time you will save money on your power bills by switching to more energy efficient electronics. As a switch is on 24/7, that power consumption can add up.

Of course, this switch has more ports than you will ever need. With eight ports, you can plug in everything you own and then a few extras. The switch has a five-year limited warranty.

The reviews on this unit are extremely positive. Seven people have bothered to review it on Dell and the switch averages 4.6/5 stars with 36 reviews on Amazon Canada. Here is one of the reviews from Dell:

I bought this switch to upgrade my LAN to gigabit speeds. I’m very happy with it. It’s got a metal casing, not cheap plastic. I’ve been using it for over a month and have not had to power cycle it. There is no set up either – you just plug in the power and the network cables and you’re all set.

If I needed a new switch, I would be buying this unit. It has everything I need, has a solid case, and reduces energy consumption. I also really like the colour scheme of green and black. I think this is a sweet deal and the free shipping makes it even better.

(Expiry: 19th February 2015)

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February 16

Dell Canada: McAfee Total Protection 2015 (3 PC) Only $30 & Free Shipping (Expired)

Posted by on February 16, 2015 at 1:43 PM

Dell Canada: McAfee Total Protection 2015 (3 PC) Only $30 & Free Shipping (Expired)

Dell Canada has a very good deal on McAfee Total Protection 2015 for three PCs. Originally $79.99, the 3 PC version is on sale for $29.99 with free shipping. This deal is for today only.

This is the box pack, not simply a download. While this security software package is on sale at many other places, Dell Canada’s price is superior. You can see what other retailers are selling the three-PC version for:

  • $39.99 @ Future Shop Canada
  • $39.99 @ Best Buy Canada (OOS)
  • $59.99 @ Amazon Canada
  • $79.99 @ Staples Canada

With three computers, the McAfee Total Protection software works out to just under $10 per secured PC. This is the better deal than buying the one PC version if you have multiple computers. I have seen the one PC version for as low as $19.99, but the cost per computer works out to half that with this deal on the three PC version.

McAfee Total Protection 2015 is a solid anti-virus choice for your PC. I used it for years and it always kept my computer quite clean. The only thing I do not recommend is their browser add-on. It slowed my internet browsing down to a crawl if I had more than eight tabs open at the same time. However, the rest of the anti-virus software is quite decent in my opinion.

I checked the reviews for this software on CNET and PCmag. PCmag said:

McAfee Total Protection 2015 adds file encryption and advanced Web reputation markup and control to the features found in McAfee Internet Security 2015. Malicious URL blocking and accurate spam filtering are among its best features.

Most reviewers seem to like the software, if the ratings on Future Shop and the like are any indication. The software includes:

  • anti-virus
  • Parental controls
  • web safety tools
  • Anti-spam features for tour inbox
  • McAfee Mobile Security
  • Firewall

… as well as other features. The good thing about buying this software now, as opposed to when it first came out, is that the bugs have been worked out of the system. You will need to do an update or two when you first install the software to bring it up to speed. There originally was a slight problem with the Firewall when released, but that is now fixed.

If you have multiple computers in your home, then this is the best deal you can currently find on McAfee Total Protection 2015 for three PCs.

Receive 5% back with Dell Advantage.

(Expiry: 16th February 2015)

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February 10

Dell Canada: Panasonic Eneloop Charger & 12 Batteries Only $30 *BUMP!* (EXPIRED)

Posted by on February 10, 2015 at 10:17 AM

Dell Canada: Panasonic Eneloop Charger & 12 Batteries Only $30 *BUMP!* (EXPIRED)

Dell Canada is having a huge 72-hour sale on right now and one of the best deals I found was on the Panasonic Eneloop charger kit with eight AA batteries and four AAA batteries. It is now selling for $29.99, with a regular price of $46.99, saving you a whopping $20 on this item.

Rechargeable batteries are notoriously expensive, mainly because they last so much longer than regular batteries. They are definitely a good investment, it is just the investing part that hurts at first. So, when deals like this come along with a charger and all these batteries, you really do need to jump at the opportunity.

I’ve read a bit about Eneloop and how the batteries last for a long time. People absolutely love Eneloop batteries! If you want to know why they are so good, read this article from the Wire Cutter, which explains why they are the best. As for price comparisons, I looked around and found a pack of four AAs at Amazon for $19.78 on sale (this price has increased from the time when I wrote this original post last year too!). You are only paying $5 more for eight extra batteries and a charger.

I’m sure we all have many devices for which we need rechargeable batteries, like television converters, kid’s LeapPads, digital cameras and so much more.

As another perk, you’ll get free shipping with any order from Dell.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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December 27

Dell Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Combo Was $50 Now $20 @ Dell.ca Boxing Sales

Posted by on December 27, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Dell Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Combo Was $50 Now $20 @ Dell.ca Boxing Sales

A quality wireless keyboard and mouse combo is hard to find for a good price. Even if you already have a keyboard and mouse, I would purchase these to make sure you have a good back up plan for when your current keyboard or mouse break. Right now at Dell Canada’s online Boxing Sales, you can purchase the Dell Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo for only $19.99. This combo was previously priced at $49.

This mouse and keyboard combo from Dell.ca is designed to be sleek, stylish and functional. This Dell Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo will only cost you $19.99 from Dell.ca right now, which is a much better price than even lower quality brand names would cost you. This wireless combo is the perfect way to welcome you to the freedom of wireless computing. This product is compatible with systems such as Alienware, Inspiron, Vostro, and XPS.

The Keyboard has low profile keys, which I prefer. I find I make less spelling errors with low profile keys. If you are a coffee drinker, then you are probably aware of how many times I spill coffee on my keyboard. This Dell Wireless Keyboard is also spill resistant. That is a big plus in my books. Batteries are even included in this combo. I would pick up some rechargeable batteries though, they seem to have a way of running out of juice at the worst possible times.

As for the mouse, there are many cool features as well. This Dell Wireless mouse has 3 buttons. It also has an optical LED tracking sensor so you won’t even need a mouse pad. That feature alone makes it convenient for travel and anywhere use. The nano receiver folds up for easy storage. I actually have a mouse right now that has a retractable USB cord. I feel that having a wireless mouse would be so much easier for many reasons.

Dell Canada also includes free standard shipping in their prices. Shipping will take 1 or 2 business days, which is actually pretty fast. Dell.ca accepts PayPal so I added this combo to my cart. I had a hard time finding a quality wireless mouse for under $15 so getting this combo for only $19.99 is right up my alley. Returns are also easy with Dell.ca. If you don’t like the product for any reason, you can simply return it.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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December 21

Dell 28″ Ultra HD Monitor Just $299 (Save $200) @ Microsoft Canada (HOT!)

Posted by on December 21, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Dell 28 Ultra HD Monitor Just $299 (Save $200) @ Microsoft Canada (HOT!)

**BUMP** This deal is back on for an early Boxing Day sale so rather than re-blog it, I am just going to bump up this post.

Microsoft has a sweet deal on this large Dell 28″ Ultra HD monitor. Originally $499, the monitor is now on sale for just $299 so you save $200 and receive free shipping on your purchase.

Details my lovelies! This huge monitor features a 3840 x 2160 Ultra HD resolution for crystal clear images of incredible quality. It will look like those flowers on your wallpaper are actually growing. This is considered a 4K monitor as it has four-times the resolution of a regular full HD. The non-glare LED panel makes this a fantastic unit for watching movies.

The P2815Q Dell monitor has all the ports you need to connect external devices. Enjoy an ample four USB 3.0 ports, three DisplayPorts, and an HDMI port.

This will make a great work monitor, movie-watching monitor, or a great monitor for your business. However, the monitor has too low a refresh rate to be great for gamers. This monitor’s refresh rate is 30hz, whereas gamers will want a monitor with 60hz for long periods of gaming. Eyestrain can become a real problem with lower refresh rates.

This is the P2815Q model from Dell so I price compared it there and anywhere else I could find it. At Dell, they have the original price of this monitor $100 higher than the original listed price at the Microsoft Store. The monitor is listed at Dell to retail for $599.99 and is now on sale for $399.99. I find that Dell is guilty of this a lot, boosting the original retail value so it makes their sales look more impressive. Personally, I am not impressed.

While this monitor is not available on Amazon Canada anymore, I did find some very useful reviews like this one:

Pixels! Pixels! Pixels! This has much more real-estate than my U3014 (2560×1600) which was almost double the price. As a programmer and someone who works with large documents, this is a unique capability for a bargain price.
Can be landscape or portrait. This monitor can display documents with 4K pixels top-to-bottom. Many of the large format monitors do not support this mode of operation.

I think it is cool that you can use the monitor in portrait position; I have never had a monitor that could do that. Hey Moosers, what would you use this monitor for?

(Expiry: Unknown)

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December 19

Save up to $200 on PCs and 50% off Other Electronics @ Dell Canada’s Boxing Day Sale (Starts 26 Dec)

Posted by on December 19, 2014 at 7:50 PM

Save up to $200 on PCs and 50% off Other Electronics @ Dell Canadas Boxing Day Sale (Starts 26 Dec)

The Dell Canada Boxing Day flyer is available for  you to view now. Stay home this Boxing Day and enjoy big savings. There will be lots of limited quantity doorbusters available during this Dell.ca Boxing Day Sale. The sale will start as early as 6 a.m. EST on Friday the 26th of December. This Dell Boxing Day sale will end on the 29th of December.

I think most people relate Boxing Day to excellent offers on electronics, TVs and computers. It is the best time of the year to get discounts on any of these items you may need. During the Dell.ca Boxing Day sales you can save up to $200 off select computers and up to 50% off other electronics and accessories.

There seem to be quite a few decent offers in the Dell.ca Boxing Day flyer. If you are in need (or want) a tablet, the new Dell Venue 8 Pro 3000 Series Tablet will allow fun and productivity to meet. This tablet was $219.99 but during the Boxing Day sales you will pay as low as $149.99. The Dell Venue 8 Pro 8″ 32GB Tablet is $299.95 @ BestBuy.ca.

The Dell 24 Monitor seems to be popular. You can purchase this particular Dell 24 Monitor E2414H for just $119.99 during the Dell.ca Boxing Day sale, which is 50% off the regular price. This monitor has full HD and a max of 60Hz which is basically 60 fps. If you are gaming, most games are set to suit 60Hz anyway. This Dell 24 Monitor is $199.98 @ BestBuy.ca.

If you get frustrated with the trackpad on your laptop like I do, then you would probably like to have a mouse instead. I have had a much more pleasant experience with my laptop since I acquired a mouse. The Dell Wireless Optical Mouse WM123 will be on sale during the Dell.ca Boxing Day Sale for just $9.99. That is a pretty drastic price drop from the regular price of $19.99. This mouse is known for excellent performance and battery life. No drivers are required, just plug in the USB anchor and go.

I’ve been saving my nickels and dimes all year to get a TV during these Boxing Day sales. Right now my TV takes up so much space in my living room, and I am pretty sure that one of the speakers has blown, but I will be strong until Boxing Day! Dell.ca has this Haier LLC 50 Inch Full HD LED Backlight TV on sale for $499.99 during their Boxing Day Sale, which is much better than the previous price of $599. If you want to spend $100 more, you can get the Haier 55″ Full HD LED Backlight TV on sale for $599. The Haier 50 Inch Full HD LED TV is $600 @ Amazon.ca.

Dell.ca also offers financial assistance on items that exceed $249. If you pay the item off in full within 6 months of the purchase, you will also benefit from no interest. Join Dell Advantage (free) and you will get 5% back in Dell rewards.

Shipping will be included with any purchase you make from Dell.ca. I even like that they have multiple payment methods. I don’t personally like to use my VISA when making online purchases, so it is great that they accept payment via PayPal as well.

For more great Boxing Day deals you can check out our forums.

(Expiry: 29th December 2014)

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December 8

Alienware TactX Mouse $29.99 (Was $79.99) @ Dell Canada *HOT* (EXPIRED)

Posted by on December 8, 2014 at 6:32 PM

Alienware TactX Mouse $29.99 (Was $79.99) @ Dell Canada *HOT* (EXPIRED)

Dell Canada has discounted the Alienware TactX Mouse from $79.99 down to $29.99 with free shipping today only.

The Alienware TactX mouse is designed to not just be your standard desktop mouse. Rather, it takes your gaming to a completely new level with:

5 customizable user profiles and 9 customizable buttons [as well as] vertical and horizontal scrolling with dual vertical scroll modes

The mouse also features Exclusive AlienFX customizable lighting, which will match your Alienware beautifully should you own one (I do!). They are also Windows 8 compatible if you have given in and upgraded your Windows operating system.

As the owner of two of these mice, I can give you a true report on the pluses and minuses of these beauties. First of all, they feel ergonomic in your hand and the buttons have a satisfying and solid click when you push them. The long cords was initially annoying, but when I started using my PC as an external monitor for my laptop while having the mice plugged into the laptop – suddenly the long cords become essential.

However, the cords are not of the greatest quality. Within the first few months the inner cord already broke through the braided outer. It has not affected performance whatsoever, but aesthetically it drives me insane.

I have owned my mice for a couple years now, and the scroll button just gave out on the one. This common problem with these Alienware mice seems to happen anywhere from a few months old (still covered by warranty) to never. I consider myself a heavy computer user – between homework, gaming, and working online – so I am very satisfied with the length of service time I received from that mouse. My second mouse, the one I am using right this second, is still working just fine.

Overall, I highly recommend purchasing the Alienware TactX mouse for only $30. This is the lowest price this mouse ever goes – so purchase one or two while you can. We have not seen this mouse at this price in over a year – since last Black Friday actually. I might purchase another one as my second mouse has that dead scroll-button now.

Image credit: Avigayil Morris

(Expiry: 9th December 2014 @ 6AM)

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December 8

Sony SRSX5 Speaker $139.99 (Save $60) @ Dell Canada (EXPIRED)

Posted by on December 8, 2014 at 5:43 PM

Sony SRSX5 Speaker $139.99 (Save $60) @ Dell Canada (EXPIRED)

Dell Canada just started their 12 days of deals and some of them are so hot I think I just burnt myself Sony SRSX5 Speaker $139.99 (Save $60) @ Dell Canada (EXPIRED) Score this incredible Sony SRSX5B Portable Bluetooth Speaker for just $139.99, saving $60 off the original price of $199.99. As with all purchases from Dell, you will also receive free shipping.

Now, you all know how much I LOVE my sound systems and my music. I am a little audiophile but I still am on a budget. Out of all the sound systems that I have blogged about, I have actually purchased this one myself. The last time I saw it for such a good deal, it was available online so I booked my butt out the door and picked it up at a local electronics store. This time, you can score this fantastic deal online from Dell Canada – no driving or fuel involved.

This is a popular model to be on sale this holiday season, which is how I scored this exact sound system a week ago. Here is what the competitors are selling the Sony SRS-X5 system for right now:

  • $149.99 @ Future Shop Canada (9 in stock)
  • $149.99 @ Best Buy Canada (10 in stock)
  • $159.99 @ Sony Store Canada

All those are sale prices and Dell Canada is undercutting all of them right now. Now, the Sony SRSX5 is one of the best speakers you can buy in the $200 range. On most tech review websites that I frequent, they tend to argue between the Sony SRS-X5 and the Bose Soundlink (retails for $219.99 and never goes on sale) as the best for the near $200 range. This Sony speaker boasts a 20 watt 2.1 channel speaker system, a subwoofer with dual passive radiators, and can detach from the AC cable for up to eight hours of battery life.

The sound is crisp, clear, and really fills a room. I am listening to mine as we speak. Pairing is simple and I have never had any issues or much delay with pairing. The only issue I experienced was an initial skipping when I went a bit far in range. However, that problem is completely gone as I can now go anywhere I like in the house with my phone and reception to the speaker is not an issue. Switching between battery and AC power is seamless as well. You can also use the speaker as a speakerphone, which I have done while I hung up laundry. In addition, the speaker acts as an external battery allowing you to charge your phone or tablet off it.

For my money, as is obvious by my personal investment, this is the speaker to buy. This is also a one-day deal, so pounce on it my little Moosers.

(Expiry: 9th December 2014 @ 6AM)

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November 25

Dell Canada: Dell 22″ Monitor $99.99 & Other Early Black Friday Deals

Posted by on November 25, 2014 at 6:07 PM

Dell Canada: Dell 22 Monitor $99.99 & Other Early Black Friday Deals

Dell Canada has released their Early Black Friday sale with deals on electronics, computers, televisions, and more. I found a sweet Dell E2214H 22″ Inch LED monitor on sale from $179.99 down to $99.99 with free shipping.

Okay, let us give a little context to this deal. We have not seen this good a deal on a Dell 22″ monitor since January when the previous version (E2213H) was on sale for the same price. Before that, you would have to go back to last Cyber Monday. As you can see, this kind of price on a 22″ Dell monitor is pretty rare – restricted to once or twice a year – so it is worth picking up.

This is an update on the earlier edition seen in January. The Dell E2214H monitor features a wide-screen with full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution at 60Hz (max). The monitor has LED backlighting, a fast 5 ms response time typically, and about an 84% colour gamut.

There are a bunch of other deals you can score during this early Black Friday sale as well. Check out some of these other deals:

There are plenty more deals where these came from. I rather like the Chromebook 11 deal because I refuse to spend over $300 on a basic laptop these days (unless it is a gaming laptop). I would love another Alienware computer but even on sale, it is a bit out of my price range.

My husband has a Dell tablet, so all the dell accessories are certainly interesting. When I do buy a desktop computer, I will certainly purchase my monitor during Black Friday deals because these monitor deals are sweet whether you buy the 22″ or the 24″ size.

Make sure to sign up for the Dell Advantage to receive 5% back in Dell gift cards. That could really add up if you are buying a laptop or a television.

(Expiry: 20th November 2014 @ 5AM)

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