Tablets

July 21

Walmart Canada: Hipstreet FLARE 2 9” Google Certified Dual Core Android 8GB Tablet Only $88.94!

Posted by on July 21, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Walmart Canada:  Hipstreet FLARE 2 9” Google Certified Dual Core Android 8GB Tablet Only $88.94!

Hot deal alert!  I love me a good Walmart Canada Rollback, and I found a sweetheart of a deal in there today.  The Hipstreet FLARE 2 9” Google Certified Dual Core Android 8GB Tablet Only $88.94 (reg. $118)!

Click here to shop @ Walmart Canada now

I have been in the market for a tablet for a while now and I have yet to commit.  My soon-to-be-7-year-old has been quite literally begging for a tablet for about a year now and I’ve been putting it off for a few reasons:  I’m concerned about too much screen time, I don’t want to spend a lot but also don’t want to buy a piece of junk, and I worry about a tablet being destroyed by my younger son.  With all of that in mind I have been researching tablets quite a lot and really like the looks of the Hipstreet FLARE 2.  Here are the basic product specifications:

  • 9-inch LCD screen
  • Dual Core 1.5Hz A9 Processor
  • Android 4.1 (Jellybean) operating system
  • 8GB internal memory
  • Supports microSD cards up to a capacity of 32GB

This device is Google certified, which means that you have access to the Google Play store for apps, Google Maps, and other Google apps exclusive to certified devices.  This tablet also comes loaded with Hipstreet apps and services.  The High Speed Micro USB 2.0 port allows you to connect the Hipstreet FLARE 2 to a keyboard, mouse, external storage device, etc and the Dual Graphics Processor with HDMI Out port allows you to connect to any HDTV or flat screen monitor.  Talk about versatility!

Based on the specifications and the price, I feel like the Hipstreet FLARE 2 is a great starter tablet for kids.  We’re not talking about mass amounts of storage for vital information here, she just wants to play some games, take photos and communicate with her friends.  It also has front and rear-facing cameras for all the selfies I’m sure to see in her future.

Price comparison

I did some price comparison shopping and was pleased to find that this deal is really great compared to TheSource.ca who are selling this tablet for $159.99 and BestBuy.com at $139.99.  Walmart Canada has the Hipstreet FLARE 2 rolled back from $118 to $88.94.

Shipping

As if this deal wasn’t sweet enough, Walmart Canada still offers free shipping on all orders with no minimum!

(Expiry unknown)

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July 11

Dell.ca: New Venue Tablet for $49 with Student Computer Purchase

Posted by on July 11, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Dell.ca: New Venue Tablet for $49 with Student Computer Purchase

Dell Canada has started their back to school offer for students. Purchase a select computer from Dell, and you will receive $121 off a Dell Venue 7″ tablet. Regularly $169.99, the cost of the tablet will be reduced to only $49.

While exploring this offer I found out that you do not have to just get the base model Venue 7″ to get this deal. You can actually get larger models and you will receive $121 off each of them. Here are the models available with this promo:

  • New Dell Venue 7 (16GB) Was $169.99 | Now $49
  • New Del Venue 7 (16 GB) Red Was $189.99 | Now $69
  • New Venue 8 16 GB Black Was $219.99 | Now $99
  • New venue 8 16 GB Red Was $239.99 | Now $119

The discounted prices are all for students when you purchase one of the computers through the above link. The student offer starts as low as $699.99, and the lowest priced computer I found was the Inspiron Desktop 3000 Series with 3 Year In-Home Support. For students this unit is actually discount as it regularly costs $748.99, and it is now only $699.99. The desktop features a fourth Generation Intel Core i5 Processor, Windows 8.1 operating system, 8GB Memory for speed, and a 1TB Hard Drive for storage. A dell wired keyboard and a three-button optical mouse are included. You would need to purchase a monitor separately or use your TV as your external monitor. Then add on your favourite tablet for a great discount.

Just a note on the Venue 7 and the Venue 8: besides the one-inch size difference, you should be aware of another major difference. Most notably, the Venue 8 allows you to expand the memory with an external microSD card. You can add on up to 32GB of memory. The Venue 7 comes with the memory it has (16GB) and does not have a slot for an external memory card. It was for this reason that my husband recently picked up the Dell Venue 8.

If you sign up for Dell Advantage, then you will get 5% cash back on a Dell ePromotional Card. I am still waiting to see how this works as we placed an order at Dell Canada a bit ago and are curious to see if the Dell Advantage actually processed. I had major difficulty getting it to properly link to the account. If anyone else has any success with this, let me know.

Receive free shipping on all orders at Dell Canada.

(Expiry: 1st August 2014)

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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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May 31

Tiger Direct Canada Coupon Code: $15 Off Orders Of $100+ For Customer Appreciation Week

Posted by on May 31, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Tiger Direct Canada Coupon Code: $15 Off Orders Of $100+ For Customer Appreciation Week

Have you ever shopped at Tiger Direct? Then Tiger Direct wants to thank you for your business with a lovely $15 discount on any order totalling over $100. Don’t worry if you have never shopped there and only do so for the first time this weekend, it will be our secret! Tiger Direct Canada Coupon Code: $15 Off Orders Of $100+ For Customer Appreciation Week

Discounts like these are rare from Tiger Direct since they ordinarily only release savings on select products. Neadless to say, this would be a great opportunity to shop for a gift for Dad since Father’s Day is only a couple of weeks away on June 15th 2014.

At first, I was tempted to highlight the Asus 8″ ME180A-A1-WH tablet as a fantastic deal to take advantage of, because it’s already on sale for $199.99 (reg. $249.99), but the thing with Tiger Direct is that there are thousands of amazing deals going on simultaneously and it really depends on what you’re looking for. If you’re in the market for a tablet, then definitely check out the Asus, especially since it’s more expensive at Best Buy at $241.19. With 16GB of storaget and a quad-core 1.6GHz CPU, it’s not the techiest of tablets but it’s definitely one that would be perfect for anyone looking to browse the internet, check their e-mails, stream videos, etc.

Be sure to also check out the Overstock Liquidation section with savings starting at 25% off. I found this Pentax Q10 highly compact 12.4mp camera for just $289.99 (reg. $399.99), whereas Amazon.ca is offering it for $365.74. It’s a point and shoot camera with face recognition, 1080p movie recording and a 3″ LCD screen.

These two deals really are just the tip of the iceberg, as there are site wide discounts available on top of the individual deals you will receive by clicking on the link above and entering your e-mail address in the provided field. Once you have done so, you will immediately receive a unique code.

Shipping fees vary per item.

(Expiry: 5th June 2014)

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May 27

Henry’s Canada: Samsung NX2000 with Galaxy Tab 3 Bundle Now $480

Posted by on May 27, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Henrys Canada: Samsung NX2000 with Galaxy Tab 3 Bundle Now $480

Henry’s Canada has bundled together the Samsung NX2000 with the Galaxy Tab 3, 7 inch (white). Originally $900.04, the bundle is now on sale for $479.99 and worth every penny.

To clarify, the Samsung NX2000 Smart Camera in this bundle comes with the 20-50mm lens.

So I did some price comparing. Walmart.ca has the exact same bundle on sale for $548. This bundle is also at Future Shop Canada for $599.99, but it is sold out. I didn’t find the bundle at Amazon.ca, but I did find the Samsung NX2000 in white which costs $381.22 just by itself.

This camera is the bomb. It packs amazing quality in such a small package. It features the ability to interchange lenses and comes with a 20-50mm F/3.5-5.6 ED lens. It is pretty much like a DSLR that is built for transportation.

The camera features many great features including a 20.3MP sensor, 3.7″ touch screen, built in wi-fi and an external flash. You can also record movies with your camera so it is all you need to capture life in high quality. Together with the Samsung Galaxy 3 – a fantastic little tablet great for your everyday needs, this bundle is perfect.

You will receive free shipping on orders of $99 or more at Henry’s.

(Expiry: unknown)

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May 3

The Source Canada: Hipstreet ATOM 7” 8GB Tablet Only $49.99

Posted by on May 3, 2014 at 7:30 PM

The Source Canada: Hipstreet ATOM 7” 8GB Tablet Only $49.99

The Source Canada is selling the Hipstreet ATOM 7″ 8GB Tablet for $49.99. Currently they are also offering free shipping on orders of $20 or more (through May 7th) so the tablet will ship for free to you. While this product isn’t exactly on sale, it is a phenomenal price for a tablet and thus I am calling this baby a deal.

So, the natural thing to do in a situation like this would be to price compare, right? The problem with that is that Amazon Canada, Best Buy, Future Shop, Newegg,ca, Shop.ca, and Tiger Direct Canada ALL do not carry this tablet. In fact, outside of The Source it seems impossible to find this tablet available in Canada. If you price compare with other Hipstreet models you will find that this tablet is about $30 less than any other models, even other 7″ tablets around 8GBs.

This little tablet is packed full of features. It is a full 7″ touchscreen tablet with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Don’t let the 8GB internal storage scare you, it is expandable up to 32GB with a microSD card (buy that separately).

The tablet comes with a 0.3MP front-facing camera, built-in speaker, and a mic for keeping in contact with friends and family. Your tablet won’t be slower than molasses in January either with a 1.2GHz CPU, 512MB RAM, and 400MHz GPU.

I think this beauty is a real value buy so check it out!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 29

Amazon Canada: Save BIG On Kindle eReaders & Tablets

Posted by on April 29, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Amazon Canada: Save BIG On Kindle eReaders & Tablets

Amazon Canada has an amazing deal on the Amazon Kindle that seriously… if you don’t buy, I will just fall over. The regular Amazon Kindle normally costs $79, and is on sale for $59! The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8GB was $149 and is now $129, and the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 16GB was $179 regular price, but is currently on sale for $139!

The best deals by far are the base model and the 16GB Fire.

The base Kindle model gets you a 6″ E Ink Display wi-fi e-reader that weighs less than 170 grams for hours of comfortable reading. It has about 2GB internal memory, which will hold about 1,000 books. The battery holds about one month of charge to make for the ultimate reading experience. All this for only $59 (save $20).

The Kindle Fire HD 16GB is a 7″ tablet with 16GB built in memory. It has an 1280 x 800 high definition LCD display, so your pictures look perfect and your game’s graphics really suck you in. The battery lasts up to ten hours to give you more time with the device you are going to love. Weighing in at just 345 grams, the device will be easy on the wrists while you enjoy yourself for hours. All this, for only $139 (save $40).

I actually think Kindle is totally the way to go. I have been trying to find particular books for my husband from his favourite authors, and I can never find them on other devices, just for the Kindle. These devices also make awesome Mother’s Day gifts if you have an electronically minded Mum or just one who loves to read.

Get free shipping on orders of $25 or more, which means these ship for free.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 28

Staples Canada: iPad Mini Only $299

Posted by on April 28, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Staples Canada: iPad Mini Only $299

Staples Canada has the 16GB Wi-fi iPad Mini on sale for only $299 right now.

The iPad Mini is the ultimate tablet. It is light weight, small enough to throw in your bag, but large enough to read newspapers on and play games comfortably on the screen. It also costs substantially less than the regular iPad, so you are saving several hundred $$$. The price point is perfect, the quality is there, and it’s a beautiful machine too.

Staples is sporting the best price (by a wee margin) over the competitors. Right now seems like a popular time for the Mini to be on sale, so Best Buy and Future Shop both have it on sale for $299.99. Yup, $1 more. Save that $1 and go buy yourself a drink at McDonalds or something. Now, the usual price of an iPad Mini, and why I am really posting, is because Apple sells these little babies for $319. So you are saving $20 off the retail price.

Choose from white or space grey. Both are still in stock and they will ship for free because they cost over $50. I have found Staples Canada to have super fast shipping (it’s seriously intense), so you are going to get your new device quickly.

(Expiry: April 29th 2014)

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April 18

Best Buy Canada: Kobo Arc 64GB Tablet Only $99

Posted by on April 18, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Best Buy Canada: Kobo Arc 64GB Tablet Only $99

Get $50 off the Kobo Arc 64GB tablet, now only $99.99 at Best Buy.

We own two Kobo Arc tablets and I have to say they are fantastic quality, especially for the price. We own a smaller GB version, but we paid this much for ours, so this is a fantastic deal on someone wanting this many GB. I don’t think this sale will be on for long, as it is part of their web exclusive 38 hour sale, so scoop this up if this is on your wishlist. I think it makes a very affordable tablet for someone who doesn’t want to pay iPad prices or great for children and teens.

The Kobo name is synonymous with e-reading, which you can definitely do on this tablet, but not just that, you can surf the web, watch movies, check email, store documents and so much more. This to me, is a much better purchase than just the simple e-reader. Because it has a large capacity for storage, you can store a lot of books on here as well.

Reviewers say they love this tablet and it was definitely a good purchase for the money, even at $50 more. Although I pictured the black above, the white is the one on sale.

Shipping will be free on this as it is over $20.

(Expiry: 19th April 2014)

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April 17

The Source: Ematic 7” HD Quad Core 8GB Tablet $88 (Save $62)

Posted by on April 17, 2014 at 1:30 PM

The Source: Ematic 7 HD Quad Core 8GB Tablet $88 (Save $62)

The Source Canada has an enchanting deal on an Ematic  7” HD quad core tablet with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and Google Play. Originally $149.99, the tablet is now on sale for $87.99.

The device comes with a 1.5GHz quad core processor with a dedicated GPU. It stores plenty of apps and games on its 8GB of flash memory space that you can expand up to 32GB via its microSD card slot. Those cards aren’t too expensive either.

Use the 5GB of included cloud storage to stream your music and movies to your tablet also. The screen is a 7″ HD 1024×600 capacitive touchscreen. An excellent device for this price. You can choose from black, red, blue, yellow, green, or pink.

I price compared with a few places to make sure you were getting the best deal. I found the device on the Amazon.ca marketplace for $124.99. I found a bunch on eBay.ca for anywhere between $120 to $160. I then found them in stock at Sears.ca for $107.99 but expect a $4 handling charge and then shipping unless you want to pick it  up at your local store. Either way, The Source Canada has by far the best deal.

Get free shipping on orders of $20 or more.

(Expiry: 23rd April 2014)

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April 3

Microsoft Store: 64GB Surface RT Tablet + Free Touch Cover (Only $299!)

Posted by on April 3, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Microsoft Store: 64GB Surface RT Tablet + Free Touch Cover (Only $299!)

Get a great tablet at a great price!

I’m here to defend Microsoft. Are you feeling okay, Shawn? Yeah, I’m okay. A little tired but I’m good. Why do you ask? Because you hate Microsoft, Shawn! Why would  you defend them? Well, it’s kind of like a punk rock teenager who hates the establishment cleaning himself up and getting a job at Starbucks while he gets his GED so he can go to college. It’s fine to rage and hate against something blindly but sooner or later (most) people grow up. I used to hate everything Microsoft did, now I’ve come to realize that it’s not all bad. I’ve grown up. That’s right, even me, a nerdy version of anti-establishment punks, can see that Microsoft Surface is a good product.

First off, it’s Microsoft. Most people use Microsoft Windows on their computers so most people are familiar with it. The Windows RT OS that runs on Surface tablets is very similar (almost identical, actually) to the the latest desktop version of the OS, Windows 8. If you’ve been using Windows 8, the tablet is going to be a pick-up-and-go product since you already know the UI. If you, like many people, have looked at Windows 8 and thought that it would really be better on a tablet, well, here’s the tablet with (essentially) Windows 8 on it.

On top of all that you’re getting a full sized 10″ tablet with 64GB of storage AND a free touch cover for only $299. That’s a steal. Listen, I’m no dummy. If you have a Macbook and an iPhone, you are probably sunk in to the Apple world too much to get this. If you’ve bought a new Android phone every year since the G1 came out and you use your stack of old Android tablets as a step stool, you probably aren’t going to switch now. Of maybe you are, maybe you want a change. I think the real market for this deal is the person with a flip phone and a Windows computer. Or the proverbial grandma who will never learn to use a computer but could really use it to talk to her grandkids in Russia. Or even the person who already has a Windows phone. I don’t see many around but some of those Nokia Windows phones are great.

Shipping on these is free.

(Expires: 14th April 2014)

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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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March 18

Microsoft Canada: 50% Off Surface Pro 128 GB – Now $499

Posted by on March 18, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Microsoft Canada: 50% Off Surface Pro 128 GB   Now $499

Microsoft Canada is offering the 128GB Surface Pro for only $499 which is $500 off the original retail price.

So, this tablet hasn’t sold for its original price for a while. Most places had priced it around $650 for the last few months and then it went on sale at both Best Buy and Future Shop for $499.99. However, you can’t buy it there because they are both SOLD OUT (that went quick). However, people seem to be ignoring the fact that Microsoft sells their own products and you can still buy the Surface Pro there for like 95 to 99 cents cheaper, and it is still in stock (for now).

What is so cool about this thing? It is a laptop in tablet form. Have you seen the ad with the awesome looking computer propped up on a kickstand and then they put it flat on the floor and draw on it? That is the Surface Pro. It combines the best of both worlds and changes the way you interact with your electronics. Here is what one enthusiastic reviewer said:

I’ve been using the surface pro for 2 weeks now without any problems. I am highly impressed with the design and capabilities of this tablet. This is a powerful machine and is unlike anything else on the market today. It’s great for gaming as well as productivity, I highly recommend the type cover to transform it into a true laptop and tablet or as I like to call it .. “Tabtop”. I love it, it’s simply amazing and wipes the floor with ipads!

This is going to sell out extremely soon if Best Buy and Future Shop are any indication. If you want one, don’t wait to buy it. If you are a student, you can save an extra 10% on the Surface.

Get free shipping on all orders.

(Expiry: 15th April 2014)

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March 10

Shop.ca: Hipstreet Titan Tablet & Sleeve/Stylus Bundle Only $80

Posted by on March 10, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Shop.ca: Hipstreet Titan Tablet & Sleeve/Stylus Bundle Only $80

Shop.ca has an awesome deal on a Hipstreet Titan tablet + dual core 7 with a black sleeve and stylus bundle at 47% off. It is now only $79.99, was $149.99. I price compared at other online stores and found a wide variance in the price from $89.99 at Sears to $109.99 at Tiger Direct and the Source. No matter how you look at it, this is a deal

Equipped with the Android Jelly Bean operating system, this tablet is simple to use and lets you wirelessly surf the net, read e-books, read emails, download apps, watch movies and so much more. It also has a front facing camera, built-in speaker and microphone and supports multiple language formats. Another bonus to buying this tablet is that you’ll get 10GB of free online storage with your purchase. Put it in the cloud, they say.

The attached case is fully padded with a zipper to protect your tablet at all costs. I don’t know about you, but I am always dropping my electronics, so I need extra protection. The universal tablet stylus that is included is high quality with a built in soft head to protect your screen, but increases sensitivity. It is great for sketching, drawing, gaming and photography. You can also use it on your other touch screen tablets.

Before you buy this tablet, it is always best to read the reviews, remembering the low price you are actually paying. You can’t expect iPad quality at $250 less of a price tag. Shipping is always free from Shop.ca.

Photo credit: Devon Christopher Adams

(Expiry: Unknown)

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March 8

Chapters Canada: $100 Off Kobo Arc 10HD

Posted by on March 8, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Chapters Canada: $100 Off Kobo Arc 10HD

I’m very excited about this deal and very tempted by it! Get $100 off the Kobo Arc 10HD tablet at Chapters. This normally sells for $399, and is now $299. Here’s the thing, Best Buy has also reduced its price down to $299. Both are on until the end of the month. It is up to you to decide where you want to buy it, but this is a great deal.

As I’ve blogged before, I bought my kids two Kobo tablets for Christmas. I was tempted to buy myself one, but really want the larger screen for watching movies, working, writing and making recipes in the kitchen. I couldn’t fathom paying $400 plus tax for this tablet, but now with $100 off, it is almost irresistible to me.

Apparently this tablet has the world’s highest resolution for a 10″ screen, along with surround sound for a really great movie watching and web browsing experience. You can also do 720p HD videos on 16GB of memory. On top of this deal, you’ll also get three free kids books, and this is both from Chapters and Best Buy so I’ll assume it is a Kobo deal.

There is one review on Chapters that says they love their tablet, but weren’t at first convinced to buy an Android and now have changed their mind. Everyone is always talking iPad, and sure if you want to pay the $500+ for the larger screened iPad, or you can save yourself $200 for this one that does the same job without the iconic apple logo on the back.

Shipping is free on this item.

(Expiry: 27th March 2014)

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