Talk about unorthodox cross-promotion. Microsoft is currently plugging the ultra-low-cost HP Stream 7 tablet alongside the premium Surface Pro 3 “laptop replacement”, bundling the two at the price of one.
Crunch time is nigh, and several US retailers know full well it’s going to be game over for older Samsung handhelds once the sizzling hot Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge see daylight.
Although it’s only about a year old, one of Sony’s best Android tablets to date has been slowly phased out of US retail stores, disappearing altogether from Amazon in Wi-Fi-limited form just as it was upgraded to Lollipop.
A new wave of Surface Pro 3 promotions has hit Microsoft’s US online store, and for the most part, the deals are matched or even undercut by Amazon.
There aren’t a lot of tablets currently running the sizzling hot new iteration of Android, 5.0 Lollipop, and while Samsung seems far more concerned with software updates for Galaxy phones, Sony wants to ensure equal treatment of Xperia-branded gadgets.
Activating a non-genuine copy of Windows 8 or 8.1, not to mention 7, is a huge hassle. You need a valid serial key, all sorts of workarounds and third-party software meant to trick Microsoft into believing you actually paid for their services. Ahem, or so we’ve heard.
Basically acknowledging its Nexus 6 is no longer the cream of the Android crop, with Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge around the corner, Google has just instated a cool little promotion. Granted, the deal also makes room for the Nexus 9 and all Android Wear smartwatches sold on the Play Store under the spotlight, but clearly, the N6 is the brightest star.
It’s no big secret buying on-contract gadgets saves you hundreds of dollars in the short run. That’s perfect for people with temporary cash flow predicaments, but in the long haul, it may actually cost you money.
Assuming our little experiment from yesterday worked, and you got to buy an uber-affordable, like-new 32 GB Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition from a rock-solid retailer before the deal expired, we want to propose a similar, possibly more enticing new promo.
As a rule of thumb, you should do everything possible to avoid buying used gadgets. But refurbs are an entirely different kettle of fish, and the same goes for pre-owned devices in “very good condition” you can sometimes score from Amazon Warehouse Deals for monstrous discounts.
And the deluge of lightweight, versatile, long-lasting Intel Core M-powered laptops continues to rush over the struggling computing market. Clearly, this won’t (completely) revive the financial state of PC manufacturers, but it’s a decent way to start a comeback.
We’ve started losing count of all the Windows laptops and convertibles recently refreshed with frugal Intel Core M or full-powered Broadwell-U processors, and now that Chromebooks and MacBooks are joining the party, it’s not easy to choose the perfect new PC fitting one’s needs.