Cyber Monday, Black Friday and Holiday Deals could be sending you back a decade.
Now, I have to admit I buy allot from the local retail box store. Mostly hard drives when they are on sale and keyboards. But when it comes to complete computers I seem to avoid that section because it only hurts seeing my old computer sitting there bright and shiny with a manufactured on date of 2004.
What? My old computer is there? I wonder if I changed the plastic from the dull sun baked color it is now and replaced the washed out monitor if I could get $399.95 for it on sale?
And for kickers I have only seen one model of "Pro" anything in Windows 7. What's a business to do if it's all Home this and Home that Windows.
We try to help as many people as we can around the holiday season. We even have a few specials going up online Sunday at midnight via an automated script because we don't work the grave yard shift.
When you find a great deal please check the make and model number with the manufacturers website.
Many of the models that are listed on sale during the holidays aren't even listed at the manufacturers website.
If they are not listed this means there is basically no warranty information or updates for your product.
If it sounds to good to be true it's most likely 10 years or older in technology.
Remember 720p systems? I purchased my first HDTV 720p in 1992 before they were in the states.
Today it's 1080p not 720p or 1080i it's 1080p to get full HD screen view.
The rest is up to your debit card daily limit.
Next up, Dual Core vs. Duo Core. That's AMD vs Intel be sure you bring your turkey meat thermometer I would bet you'll measure 120 degree air temps from the side of that system while it's idle and about 150 if you are working it. Maybe you can get it up to 160 like I did for 20 minutes so you cook your legs while you play with your laptop on your lap.
If you visit Intel.Com you can search the processor type and see the release date. It also has a chart of EOL processors which will tell you if that deal is on a processor that has reached it's End of Life by the manufacturer.< p>
Next up is Monitors for your system, be sure the ending numbers show 1080 and letters like HD appear.
If you have a special item you would like us to comment on feel free to post the advertisement location, SKU, Make and Model and a few minutes searching we should have an answer if it's worth the money.
$199.00 for a 720p HDTV isn't worth it based on technology. But, that doesn't mean it's not good for you. Just our way of saying not all sales are technology current and technically correct.