laptops

July 1

Apple Canada Back to School Offer

Posted by on July 1, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Apple Canada Back to School Offer

Apple Canada has just started up their back to school offer for students and teachers. With the purchase of desktops, laptops, iPads, and iPhones you will receive up to a $110 Apple Store gift card.

The first offer is two-fold. When you buy a laptop or desktop in the Apple Store for Education, you save money off the original retail price.

Buy a Mac for university and get $110 Apple Store gift card only at the Apple Store for Education. For example, an 11″ Macbook Air will cost you $949 as a student, which is $50 off the regular price of $999. Then, you will also receive the $110 bonus Apple Store Card.

In the land of desktops, the 21.5-inch: 1.4GHz Mac is $1149 regularly, but it costs $1099 with educational pricing. You will also receive that $110 gift card with your purchase.

If you purchase an iPad for college, you will receive a $55 Apple store gift card and receive educational pricing discounts. The iPad mini starts at $319 at Apple, but with the educational discount, it will cost students and teachers just $299 and you get the bonus $55 Apple Store gift card. Likewise, the Apple Air in the educational store starts at $499 instead of the regular $519 and comes with that gift card.

If you buy an iPhone for school, you will also receive a $55 Apple Store gift card but there are no further educational discounts. It is still a good deal, if you have wanted to get your hands on an iPhone because you can use the gift card to load your phone up with all the apps you want to buy and some great music as well.

This was always my favourite time of year to buy my Apple products. I really enjoyed combining the gift and the student discount to optimize my buying power. My graduation is in November so I will no longer be a student for the first time in many years. I am now carefully considering what I should buy before my status as a student ends best to take advantage of student discounts like these. You never realize how nice this kind of discount is until you are no longer eligible!

Apple Canada offers free shipping on orders of $75 or more so any major electronics, like these, that you will be buying will ship free.

(Expiry: 9th September 2014)

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June 16

Dell Canada: Upgraded Inspiron 15 For $549.99 (Save $109)

Posted by on June 16, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Dell Canada: Upgraded Inspiron 15 For $549.99 (Save $109)

Looking for a new computer, but the base models are just not cutting it for you? Pick up this upgraded Inspiron 15 (Non-Touch) with 1 Year In-Home Service Plan included for just $549.99 (was $658.99).

This computer comes with a 4th Generation Intel Core™ i5 Processor instead of the standard i3 processor. This is a huge upgrade in speed that you will certainly notice. Most computers around this price range are being sold with i3 or equivalent processors with equal stats or i5+ processors with smaller hard drives and less memory. This Dell computer has a 750 GB hard drive (opposed to the standard 500 GB at this price range) and comes with 6GB of RAM.

This is the non-touch model. The touch model allows you to handle the screen as if it were a tablet. However, this is the more traditional laptop model.

The one year in home service plan is worth $59 a year and gives you the added benefit of in home service after remote diagnosis in about one to two days after an error is confirmed. I am sure this is restricted to cities or larger populated areas of Canada. I could certainly see this being very useful as next month I am going to be dealing with Dell over my computer’s refusal to acknowledge its own charging cord, thus, it has stopped charging the battery. I know I will have to send my entire computer in, which is going to be an absolute pain and take forever. Thankfully, I bought an extended warranty.

This laptop comes with Windows 8, so if you have not transitioned over yet there will be a learning curve. I bought a laptop for my mother with Windows 8 on it and it took her a while to get used to it.

This 15″ laptop is a good balance between speed and space. A step up from the base model, you get a faster processor, amble memory and hard drive space, and the standard SD slot for a good price. I highly recommend signing up for the free Dell Advantage program so that you will receive 5% of your purchase back in Dell rewards. When it comes to 5% back on the price of a laptop: that is some significant cash. You could use it to buy a case, mouse, or anything else that tickles your fancy.

As per usual, receive free shipping on all orders with Dell Canada.

(Expiry: 4th July 2014)

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June 4

The Source Canada: $130 Off HP or Acer Laptop

Posted by on June 4, 2014 at 5:00 PM

The Source Canada: $130 Off HP or Acer Laptop

The Source Canada is offering $130 off two fantastic little entry level laptops that will serve all your needs and more. Save $130 on either the ACER V3-571-6847 or the HP Pavilion 15-E020CA.

First off, let us look at the Acer V3-571-6847, which would be my choice of the two laptops. The laptop is in “open box” condition with full warranty. Regularly, the laptop retails for $499 but The Source currently has it on sale for only $369.96. I price compared with the manufacturer themselves and they sell this exact computer for $499. This computer measures 15.6″ and features:

  • Intel core I3-2328M processor
  • 500GB hard drive
  • 6 GB RAM memory
  • and Windows 8-Iron

This is a solid computer with a good balance between speed and space. I do not know much about the Windows 8-Iron operating system, but I assume anything is an improvement on Windows 8. What really impresses me about this laptop is the price: you can pick up this laptop in mint condition with full warranty for $370. This is a little dream machine.

The second sweet little computer deal I found at The Source is on this HP Pavilion 15-E020CA laptop. It is also an “open box” model that comes with full manufacturer’s warranty. Originally, $479.99, the laptop is now on sale for $349.99. I could not find this laptop at many places, but I did locate it at Canada Computers where it was priced at $468.88 (though OOS). This beauty is also 15.6″ and features:

  • AMD Elite A6-5350M Accelerated Processor
  • 750GB hard drive
  • 4 GB RAM memory
  • and Windows 8

Comparing the two computers, the HP has a larger hard drive but smaller memory, which does affect speed. It will really depend on your own personal preference. I like a more balanced computer so I would go for the Acer, which combines decent speed with a good sized hard drive. If you tend to store a lot of music, videos, and photos on your computer (I call it digital hoarder syndrome) you might want to consider the HP which gives you an extra 250 GB hard drive for $20 less.

Both these laptops come in under $400, which is a great price for a laptop these days. With the HP at $350 and the Acer at $370, you can really pick which laptop serves your needs. No matter which laptop you choose, either laptop will come with free shipping as they cost over $20 each.

There are many more discounted open box laptops on sale at The Source Canada. Check them all out!

(Expiry: unknown but sure to sell out quick)

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April 14

Future Shop: ASUS Laptop 760GB HDD / 8GB RAM Now $399.99 (Save $80)

Posted by on April 14, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Future Shop: ASUS Laptop 760GB HDD / 8GB RAM Now $399.99 (Save $80)

Future Shop has a pretty sweet deal on an ASUS laptop just loaded with a 750 GB hard drive, 8GB of RAM (memory), and an Intel Pentium 2117U processor. On sale for $399.99, you save $80 off the original price of $479.99.

Laptop deals are hard to compare apple to apples as there are so many different brands and configurations within a brand and even a model. However, I found the exact same model with an inferior amount of RAM for a higher price elsewhere. Best Buy has the ASUS X551CA with the same size of hard drive but only with 6GB of RAM for $499.99. So not only are you getting more RAM at Future Shop, you are getting your computer for $100 cheaper.

Most computers around the $400 price range these days are clocking in around a 500GB hard drive with 4GB of RAM, sometimes 6GB. ASUS might not be the first name you think of when you say “I need a new computer” but you can get a lot of value tucked into one of these units for a price that cannot be beat.

You will receive free shipping with your computer purchase as it costs over $20.

(Expiry: 17th April 2014)

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April 2

Sony Canada: VAIO Fit 15E Laptop Only $626

Posted by on April 2, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Sony Canada: VAIO Fit 15E Laptop Only $626

Sony Canada is offering 10% to 30% off clearance customized laptops currently and they have this VAIO Fit 15E Laptop on sale for $626.49.

This laptop comes with:

  • Intel Core i5-3337U processor
  • 15.5″ LED backlit display (1366 x 768)
  • 8GB RAM
  • 500GB (5400rpm) HDD
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000

I did some price comparing but I had a hard time finding this exact configuration in this laptop. Usually I found it with a bit of a bigger hard drive and priced around $800. Given that was the usual price I found this laptop for, I figured this discounted price was a pretty good deal even with the smaller hard drive.

I don’t know much about the Sony VAIO but I was introduced to them when I was 19. My then boyfriend had the smallest laptop I had ever seen (I think it was like 11″) and it was a Sony VAIO. It was such a tiny little thing and it was white whereas the vast majority of laptops were black so that little Sony laptop has stuck in my brain all these years. It was a fantastic little device.

This is an online exclusive deal so you will not find this in your local stores. All items ship for free from Sony Canada.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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March 24

Staples Canada Printables: $25 – $75 Off During 5 Days Of Great Deals

Posted by on March 24, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Staples Canada Printables: $25   $75 Off During 5 Days Of Great Deals

Starting March 25th 2014, you can present a different Staples printable coupon in-stores to save up to $75 on items like camcorders, cameras, hard drives, monitors, tablets, laptops and desktop computers.

Valid for only one day each, here are the different deals you can take advantage of with the Staples coupon:

  • Tuesday, March 25th 2014: $25 off any camera or camcorder $99+
  • Wednesday, March 26th 2014: $30 off any hard drive $100+
  • Thursday, March 27th 2014: $50 off any computer monitor $149+
  • Friday, March 28th 2014: $50 off any tablet $299+
  • Saturday, March 29th 2014: $75 off any laptop or desktop computer $599+

As I’m due to give birth soon, I have been planning to add a whole bunch of feel-good movies onto a hard drive to potentially distract myself and hubby with at the hospital. Whether we’ll actually get to watch them is something I’ll have to update you moosers on later, but in the meantime that’s the plan, with the only problem being that I’m in need of a new external hard drive. So I’ll probably be using the Wednesday coupon to save $30 on the Western Digital 4TB USB 3.0 My Book external hard drive priced at $189.99. Although it’s $171.24 at both Best Buy and Future Shop, with the coupon, it comes down to just $159.99 at Staples.

In any case, there is definitely no shortage of stock to choose from; just make sure to carefully price compare with all of the other major stores first!

(Expiry: 29th March 2014)

(Image Credit: Jim Chambers)

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January 6

CanadaComputers: Asus B400A Ultrabook – 14.1″ Screen, Intel Core i5, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD for $749 (Save $200)

Posted by on January 6, 2014 at 1:30 PM

CanadaComputers: Asus B400A Ultrabook   14.1 Screen, Intel Core i5, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD for $749 (Save $200)

Get your Asus Ultrabook for only $749 at Canada Computers!

CanadaComputers has this listed as a “business ultrabook” which is probably because it’s a bit underpowered. Of course a lot of people buy way more computer than they need. If you do email, Facebook and cat videos on YouTube, this is going to work just fine for you. You don’t need to go all out unless you’re going to play some newer games, do video editing or any other heavy lifting. That being said, you can certainly do worse than this computer. It’s not so underpowered as to be a hindrance.

Of course you can also use it for legitimate business purposes. Accounting software, word processors, email and other business applications don’t generally need a high powered machine so if you’re running a small business or home business and don’t want to spend too much on a computer, this one is fine. You want to focus on running your business, not worry about technology.

I looked around and it seems most places are selling this for around the $999 price point so this is a legitimately good deal from Canada Computers. You’re going to get it for $749. That’s $200 off of the original $949. Shipping is based on where you live. If you’re near one of the Canada Computers locations (Ontario and Quebec) you can pick it up for free.

(Expires: 9th January 2014)

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December 24

Microsoft Canada: Boxing Day Sales

Posted by on December 24, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Microsoft Canada: Boxing Day Sales

Microsoft Canada has launched their Boxing Day sale this evening with deals on computers and electronics.

Some of the best deals they have are on laptops. Check out the Samsung ATIV Book 5 NP540U4E-K01US Ultrabook that was $899 and is now only $499. You save $400! This deal also includes a free $25 Windows Store App Card. The computer features a 14-inch (355.6-millimeter) HD touchscreen, Intel Core i5-3337U, 4 GB memory/500 GB HDD + 24 GB SSD, and up to 6.5 hours battery life. I like the combination of solid state drive and regular hard drive.

Another huge deal is this Dell Inspiron 15z Touchscreen Laptop that was $849 and is now only $399! It features a 396.24 mm HD touchscreen, Intel Core i5-3337U, 6 GB memory/500 GB HDD + 32 GB SSD, and up to 7 hours battery life. It also comes with a free $25 Windows Store App Card. Dell Canada has this laptop’s base model starting at $799.99 still. I told my husband about this deal and now he wants one. I really don’t think you can get a better laptop for this price!

There are tons more fantastic deals! You really need to check out this sale!

Get free shipping on all orders.

(Expiry: most deals end 2nd January 2014)

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November 29

Apple Canada Black Friday: Up to $150 in Gift Cards When you Purchase Select Apple Gear

Posted by on November 29, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Apple Canada Black Friday: Up to $150 in Gift Cards When you Purchase Select Apple Gear

What’s better than Apple gear? Apple gear with free Apple money to buy more Apple gear! Apple!!

This is the day that cheap Apple fans wait all year for. Black Friday. It’s one of the few days that Apple has sales. This year their products aren’t any cheaper but they are offering free Apple gift cards from $25 to $150 when you buy select items. Let’s get in to it.

Getting an iPad can net you up to a $75 gift card.

  • iPad Air – Starting at $519 – Get a $75 gift card for free
  • iPad Mini - Starting at $319 – Get a $50 gift card for free
  • iPad 2 - Starting at $399 - Get a $50 gift card for free

If you’re going for the megawork gift idea this Christmas (or something awesome for yourself) you can get a $150 gift card with your new Mac computer.

  • MarBook Pro – Starting at $1199 - Get a $150 gift card for free
  • MacBook Air - Starting at $999 - Get a $150 gift card for free
  • iMac - Starting at $1349 – Get a $150 gift card for free

Perfect for people who just want music and apps with no phone. If your kids have iPhone lust but you have nightmares of $1700 phone bills, this is the product you want. Up to a $50 gift card on these.

  • iPod Touch – Starting at $299 – Get a $50 gift card for free
  • iPod Nano - Starting at $149 – Get a $25 gift card for free

Everything else in the sale can get you a free gift card worth anywhere from $25 to $75. The items range from Apple stuff like Time Capsules and Apple TVs to products from other companies like Logitech iPad cases, LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt Hard Drives, Blue Nessie Microphones and Philips/Disney Friends of Hue StoryLight Starter Kit.

(Expires: 29th November 2013)

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November 28

FutureShop Black Friday Flyer Deals

Posted by on November 28, 2013 at 11:30 AM

FutureShop Black Friday Flyer Deals

Punch Baby New Year in the the face, it’s Black Friday at Future Shop!

We’ve got our grubby little meat hooks on the Future Shop Flyer and you are going to want to check out the deals. They officially start tomorrow but some are up now so keep an eye out, you might be able to get  scoop. Here. We. Go!!

You know what folks, there are way too many good deals on here for me to pick out the best ones. You’d be reading a four page long list. The stuff above is just a taste of what is there. For all the best deals, keep on watching our Black Friday dashboard for all the best deals. Our team of trained emus will be updating it all day long.

The prices here all start at 12:01ET on 29 November 2013 and they will all expire by 5th December 2013 but some may end earlier. To make sure you get your deal make sure you do all your pre planning like making sure your account is up to date so you don’t have to waste time updating your address and credit card info.

Here is the full Future Shop Flyer – click each image to see a larger version.

(Expires: 5th December 2013)

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November 27

Sony Canada Coupon Code: Save $100 on Ultrabooks, $50 on Laptops

Posted by on November 27, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Sony Canada Coupon Code: Save $100 on Ultrabooks, $50 on Laptops

Laptop or Ultrabook? The choice is yours with this coupon code from Sony Canada!

Click here to shop for laptops and ultrabooks @ Sony.ca

  • Coupon Code: CTN10050
  • Discount: $100 off Ultrabooks, $50 off Laptops
  • Expiry: 28th November 2013

I love ultrabooks. I love ultrabooks but I have a laptop. Why? Because I still have the old-school mentality of computing that says I need all the power I can get for the amount of money I can put out. It’s not really a valid situation for most people nowadays. You don’t really need a full-fledged, super powered computer anymore because most people just use social media, watch youtube and browse BargainMoose, right?

Well, regardless of what you need; a super sexy swinging sweet slim ultrabook or a powerful, sturdy laptop, you can get it from Sony with this coupon. Besides the fact that they make good computers, Sony makes a lot of really good looking computers. Look at the Vaio Duo 13, for example. Awesome laptop, turns in to an awesome windows tablet, perfect for the Windows 8 interface. It’s regularly $1399.99 but you pop in that coupon and save $100. Yours for only $1299.99. Now that’s the most expensive option but you can get prices down in the $500 range so there is something for most budgets.

More deals on out Sony Canada Coupon Code page!

(Expires: 28th November 2013)

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November 25

HP Canada Coupon Code: Save $35 on HP Home Touch Smart Laptop of $799.99+

Posted by on November 25, 2013 at 2:00 PM

HP Canada Coupon Code: Save $35 on HP Home Touch Smart Laptop of $799.99+

Get some touchscreeny goodness from HP Canada.

Click here to get a TouchSmart laptop @ HP.com

  • Coupon Code: BAR35on799TL
  • Discount: $35 off TouchSmart Laptops over $799.99
  • Expiry: 7th December 2013

You almost never see coupon codes like this from HP so I thought I’d let you guys know about it. It’s only applicable to TouchSmart laptops over $799.99, so there are only two computers you can pick up, but if you’re in the market for a great touch HP laptop, you’re in luck.

These touch screen computers are really starting to make sense with Windows 8. Everyone knows Windows 8 is a tablet OS stuck on a computer. What’s the solution? Make the computer touch enabled like a tablet. I have a gesture enabled touchpad on my computer but it would be a lot cooler to have them right on the screen. Of course the touch pad will still be there so you can switch back and forth between the screen and the mouse as your needs change.

Shipping on your new laptop is free.

Check out all the deal on our HP Canada Coupon Code page.

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November 22

Dell Canada Exclusive Promo Codes For Pre-Black Friday Shopping!

Posted by on November 22, 2013 at 12:15 PM

Dell Canada Exclusive Promo Codes For Pre Black Friday Shopping!

Dell Canada has teamed up with Bargainmoose to provide you with some amazing pre-Black Friday exclusive coupons. Nobody else has these coupons and they run all week! All of the coupons are combinable with other offers and you’ll also get free shipping!

In addition to being able to stack these coupons with other offers and discounts you’ll also be able to combine it with the new Dell Advantage Loyalty Program. Use your card to get 5% back, which you can use at another time for more offers. There are a number of coupons available just for you loyal Moosers!

  • Save an additional $50 off any XPS laptop
  • Coupon Code: JS9M4V8X5N$S97
  • Save an additional $50 off any Inspiron 7000 Series laptop
  • Coupon Code: Q$V2J0GMS9081F
  • Save an additional $50 off any XPS Special Edition desktop
  • Coupon Code: Z?ST92R8V20RSN
  • Save an additional $50 off any Alienware laptop or desktop
  • Coupon Code: KCFX653ZJMTN2D

If you are planning on getting a laptop or desktop computer, this deal is so good. As luck would have it, Dell also has a number of pre-Black Friday deals on right now and considering these coupons are stackable, that makes the deals so much better.

The Inspiron 17 7000 series 17″ HD laptop is on sale for $50 off, add our coupon and get another $50 off. This makes the starting price on this machine only $799.99, was $899.99. There are also other 7000 series laptops on sale, which you can stack the coupon with.

There are a number of Alienware laptops and desktops on sale, but this X51 gaming desktop is $200 off! Add on the $50 off coupon and you’ll get it for only $1249.99, was $1499.99.

Some other great deals I see from Dell for pre-Black Friday shopping include:

And so much more!

As always, we’ll store these coupons on the Dell page in the forum. We also have many stores that ship for free on the free shipping page.

(Expiry: 29th November 2013)

Dell Canada Exclusive Promo Codes For Pre Black Friday Shopping!

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October 7

Staples Canada: $80 Off ASUS 500GB HDD Laptop – Now $399.98

Posted by on October 7, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Staples Canada: $80 Off ASUS 500GB HDD Laptop   Now $399.98

Staples Canada is selling a pretty good ASUS laptop with a 500GB hard drive for $399.98, originally priced at $479.98. You save $80 and get free shipping.

If you need an entry level laptop – something to use for email, Facebook, internet browsing, shopping, and tweeting – then this machine will more than fill your needs. It features:

  • 15.6″ screen
  • 1.80GHz Intel Pentium 2117U
  • 500GB GMA HDD
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM

If speed does become an issue (which it should not when you have 4GB unless you are doing some more serious gaming) that can easily be fixed by adding some more RAM to the computer. RAM is pretty cheap these days.

Laptops around the $400 range on sale can often be the perfect balance between function and price. They have a good speed processor, plenty of memory, and a large hard drive. They also come at a price that is a lot easier to swallow for many people than the $1000 laptops that barely even double those stats.

Enjoy free shipping on this laptop because it costs over $50. Staples is pretty good at shipping quickly.

(Expiry: 15th October 2013)

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September 10

Dell Canada: 12 Day of Deals

Posted by on September 10, 2013 at 12:30 PM

Dell Canada: 12 Day of Deals

Dell Canada is hosting twelve days of deals with new deals each day. That means if you see something you really like, be sure to get it as soon as possible before the deal sells out or changes.

Sold out deals should be removed from the deals section when they sell.

Check out a small selection of deals for today:

  • Dell E2014H 20-inch Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor Was $149.99 | now $89.99
  • Dell Wireless Touchpad Was $72.99 | Now $29.99
  • Targus Laptop Travel Charger with USB Fast Charging Port – Power adapter – AC / car / airplane Was $99.99 | Now $49.99

You can also find deals on laptops, desktops, TVs, and more.

There will be different deals tomorrow.

Shipping is free.

(Expiry: daily @ 6AM EST till the 20th September 2013)

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