The HP Pavilion s3500t is a sleek, ultracompact desktop that you can configure to your liking at Hewlett-Packard's online store. For an extremely limited time, HP is offering a $100 instant rebate on the s3500t or $400 off with coupon code DT1158. You can use the latter only when your config hits $999--but getting there is half the fun.
Starting with the base configuration, I selected Vista Home Premium 64-bit (!), the Intel E4700 processor, 4GB of RAM, the 256MB Nvidia video card with HDMI, and the Blu-ray player. To inch the total up to $999, I also added the … Read more
Head to your local Target to scoop up an Epson Stylus CX7450 multifunction printer for the impossibly good price of $29 (plus tax). It prints, copies, and scans in color, employs a smart ink system, and doesn't require you to wait on a rebate.
Compatible with both Windows and Mac systems, the CX7450 employs four separate ink cartridges (one each for black, cyan, magenta, and yellow) and promises print speeds of up to 28 pages per minute. It includes a memory-card reader, a 120-sheet paper tray, and fairly basic scan/copy features. Alas, it lacks an LCD for previewing … Read more
I'll never buy another printer that requires a cable. Wireless printing, that's the ticket. Fortunately, you don't have to pay a premium for this enviable capability, as evidenced by Dell's V305w--an all-in-one model currently on sale for $79.
Shipping is free (make sure to choose three-to-five day delivery at checkout), though you'll probably have to pony up a few bucks for sales tax.
The Wi-Fi-enabled V305w features a 100-sheet input tray, borderless photo printing up to 8.5 inches by 14 inches, and media-card slots for printing photos without your PC. (Alas, there's no … Read more
Now here's a deal for home-office and small-business users: Newegg.com has the Brother MFC-465cn multifunction printer on sale for $69.99 shipped. It's a new unit, not a refurb, and you don't have to deal with a single rebate.
Though quite a compact unit, the MFC-465cn packs in mucho features, including a 2-inch color LCD, media-card slots, a bypass tray that accommodates 4x6-inch photo paper, a 10-page auto document feeder, and an Ethernet interface. (Too bad it's not wireless; that would be icing on the cake.) Brother promises print speeds of up to 30 pages … Read more
Dell's V305w prints, scans, and copies, and it does it all without wires. That's right, it's a Wi-Fi-enabled all-in-one. And it's on sale for a measly 60 bucks, shipping included! (Make sure to choose "3-5 Day Delivery" when you get to the checkout.)
This is a brand new model from Dell; it launched just a week ago, so it's surprising to see such a steep discount already (it normally sells for $129).
The V305w features a 100-sheet input tray, borderless photo printing up to 8.5x14, and media-card slots for printing photos without … Read more
Brother's newest inkjet multifunction printer, the MFC-6490CW is a milestone for the company--it's their first color inkjet that can print, copy, scan, and fax on 11 inch by 17-inch tabloid sized paper. This is also the first in a new line of "Professional Series" printers that accommodate the creative and innovative consumer.
The printer will have ports for direct printing from USB flash drives, PictBridge compatible ports, and external multimedia cards. In addition, the MFC-6490CW is also wireless and includes a built in auto-document feeder, dual paper input trays, and a four ink cartridge bay. We'… Read more
When I was growing up, I really wanted a pool table. And for a brief period of time, I actually thought I would get one. My parents took measurements of our basement and considered making it a game room. Sadly, they abandoned the idea after realizing that our house, even with its five bedrooms, just didn't have enough room for a pool table. But in a cosmic event of game-room redemption, Aramith has developed the Fusion Table, a dining room table that solves the problem that robbed me of several hours of childhood bliss.
The Fusion Table is a … Read more
Yesterday I posted about the Epson Stylus NX400, a printer geared toward people with a limited budget. Well, it looks like HP is also looking to ramp up their low-cost printer line--today, they released three printers designed to increase efficiency in the home. Let's take a look:
Let's start with the HP Photosmart C4480, an All-in-One printer, scanner, and copier for $99. This one looks like it will be a direct competitor to the aforementioned Epson Stylus NX400. Both have multifunctionality and an LCD screen, but the HP is only 1.5 inches and fixed in place, while … Read more