Posted on 8/31/2010 2:52 EST
There's certainly no shortage of business-oriented netbooks. But a new HP mini, writes Geekwithlaptop.com might hold special appeal because of its super cheap price, flexible functionality, stylish good looks, and solid build.
"The HP Mini 5103 is another tiny and inexpensive netbook in the HP mini range, only this time it is aimed squarely at businesses. While certainly not every business is going to get by with its 10.1 inch screen and choice of Atom processors, those that can are definitely going to be happy with the price tag.
The HP Mini 5103 is the successor to the earlier Mini 5101 and 5102 models, featuring much the same build quality complete with the aluminium and alloy chassis..."
Posted on 8/26/2010 16:02 EST
Broadband bills got you down? It's time to perk up. WalletPop reports on a cheap prepaid data plan offered by Virgin Mobile USA that handily beats the pricey contracts.
"While some companies have put an end to unlimited mobile data connections on your laptop or other mobile device, Virgin Mobile USA, a prepaid provider, is simplifying its plans and offering unlimited prepaid mobile broadband for $40 a month -- $20 cheaper than what it would cost with a contract on networks like AT&T, Verizon and Sprint.
The new plans will offer a $10 package for 100MB or 10 days as well as a $40 package that offers unlimited data use for a period of 30 days. This is a departure from its plans that charged $10, $20, $40 or $60 for various amounts of data..."
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Posted on 8/26/2010 6:27 EST
It's a whole new world for coupon clippers. Time reports on the explosive popularity of group buying via discounted deals and the new demographically-targeted couponing. Put those scissors down and start clicking.
"When they first emerged onto the discount shopping scene, group-buying sites like Groupon offered discount coupons for a range of merchandise and service with one main caveat: The discounts would only be valid if a specified minimum number of customers agreed to the deal. Now that the masses have jumped onto the group-buying bandwagon, these sites rarely have trouble reaching any minimum requirements, and instead the businesses offering coupons are most definitely interested in setting maximums for the number of consumers signing on for deals..."
Posted on 8/22/2010 2:55 EST
There's only so much real estate on the top of your desk. But cheap all-in-one printers, reports Boston.com, don't hog space and save you money. Here's the skinny on the capabilities of some of the newest models.
"Devices that can print, make photocopies, and scan documents help maximize your desk space while sparing your wallet
Consumer Reports' tests of 112 printers found several speedy, economical all-in-one printers for less than $150. They produce high-quality photos and text and can save space and money compared with a separate printer, scanner, and copier. There are also some fine choices in regular printers..."
Posted on 8/21/2010 17:45 EST
Here's another take on living frugally: buy what others no longer need. The Times Union spotlights a blogger who wholeheartedly embraces this concept. But don't go after the junk -- only buy the best. It's amazing the kind of deals you can find.
"One of the best parts about blogging has been connecting with interesting and inspiring people. Katy Wolk-Stanley, who blogs at the Non-Consumer Advocate, is one of my role models for simpler living. She's smart, she's funny, she's frugal, she's positive. She also has an awesome mantra: "Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without." Here's our interview..."
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