Our Daily Deal: Dell Vostro A90 Netbook for $199
Every day, the folks over at TechDealDigger are letting us know about some of the best gadget deals they can find, so we're going to pass that information on to you. After all, in these tough economic times, every little bit counts. We may not be buying Swarovski-covered iPods any time soon, but everyone needs essentials like a computer. So, take a look at what the online deals site sent us today.
Have a laptop but sick of lugging it around just so you can check your e-mail or work on basic word-processing? You may want to look into getting a netbook. The budget-friendly computers may not have the performance specs of a top-of-the-line laptop, but they're a great deal for everyday tasks.
Dell Small Business is offering Dell's Vostro A90 netbook (with an 8.9-inch screen, 512 megabytes of RAM, 8-gigabyte hard drive, webcam, and built-in Bluetooth) for $199. The Vostro runs Ubuntu Linux, an open-source operating system that's not for everyone. You may find that your apps may not run 100-percent smoothly with Windows and Mac files, and troubleshooting on a Linux machine can be difficult for a beginner. That said, the basics are covered. You'll still have access to high-quality, free versions of office apps (spreadsheets, e-mail, word processing, etc...) and, of course, the Web's plethora of online services, games, and apps. Plus, you'll get major geek cred for running Linux.
Even sweeter, you can get a 1 terabyte (yes, 1000 gigabytes!) Western Digital MyBook hard drive for just $49 or a Magellan Roadmate 1212 GPS for $59 if you order along with the Vostro.
Watch this space every day for new tech deals. [From: TechDealDigger]