January brings deals on linens and electronics -- and, in much of the country, winter weather that can disrupt power. This week we looked into portable generators to help consumers be prudent not only...
Did you spend too much on Christmas presents? Are Christmas gift cards burning a hole in your pocket? Regardless which side of the fence you fall on, frugal shoppers will find plenty to buy in January.
Halloween is just around the corner and the deals are on! Here are our favorite halloween sales and deals.
If you are in search of a cheap Halloween event on the 31st, be sure to read...
You're about to spend hundreds, maybe thousands, of dollars on a new TV, appliance, or computer. When you reach the checkout counter the all-too-familiar question is popped: "Would you like to purchase...
We posted a lot of varied articles this past week. Need a computer mouse? Check out our new buying guide. Looking for freebies? Read the blog post on free stuff...
September is packed with a number of special events unique to this month. The beginning of the new Jewish year and all its trappings is celebrated and students are returning to their studies. Pack your...
The echo of Labor Day weekend reverberates during the month of September with a raft of seasonal sales on computers and offers of free software. Take advantage of this opportunity and hone in on a cheap...
If you have a smartphone, theres a good chance youve installed at least a couple of free apps on it. But free software isnt just for smartphones. There are plenty of free PC downloads available for...
September brings Labor Day sales and the first hints of fall chill. And with seasonal changes come questions about whats worth buying this month, whether to opt for that extended warranty, keeping...
Believe it or not, retailers are already gearing up for back-to-school season. Here are our favorite back-to-school sales and deals.
(We'll be updating this list regularly, so make
August is all about back-to-school deals. Even frugal shoppers without school-age kids know they can find big discounts this month on items such as computers and home office supplies. This is also the...
This week at Cheapism we recommended the best budget jogging strollers and gaming computers and served up tips on enjoying the last half of summer.
This week at Cheapism we launched our new Back-to-School Deals page and added new buying tips for PC memory and prepaid cards.
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One of the easiest, cheapest, and best ways to improve your PC's performance is to add more memory to your system. Installing cheap PC memory sticks isn't difficult to do, and it only takes a few minutes.
With summer on the way, you may be hoping to catch the London Olympics or in the process of hunting for a new A/C. As always, we've got your back with all the frugal tips you'll need.
Everyone needs a home computer these days. And yet, it's impossible to ignore the huge costs of a new computer, especially a laptop. If you're willing to do some homework (you can start with this post),
The best daily deals today include cheap computer memory, several deals on kitchen tools, and more.
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The best daily deals today include a $34 6-quart slow cooker and a Sony Walkman MP3 player down $50 from its regular price. Enjoy!
Below are our favorite daily deals from today, including a $400 Rachael Ray cookware set for only $135 and a $500 Schwinn exercise bike for $235.
This week at Cheapism, we're recommending our favorite cheap external hard drives and rounding up great ways to save you more money, from pantry staples that will cut your grocery bill to the best deals...
Here are the best daily deals for today, including a 23" LED monitor from Acer, kitchen and bedding supplies from Groupon, and more.
The best daily deals of today include a refurbished HP laptop over $100 off, a professional-grade memory card at 70% off, and a cheap eReader. Read on for more!
**UPDATED 11/23 AT 4:40 PM**
We will be updating this blog post continuously as new deals are announced! Newest update: Amazon's Black Friday deals.
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Leaf Blowers. With the leaves already starting to turn in some parts of the country, we've updated and expanded our leaf blowers buying guide. While...
What's the cheapest computer you can buy? You have several options, depending on the type of computer you need. Note that the models listed below aren't necessarily the best or even recommended -- they... Read more »
Here's a roundup of new content on Cheapism, which includes new reviews, updates, and blog posts:
New Reviews: Scooters and Toys. If it's something that gets kids...
We've updated our reviews and recommendations of the best air conditioners and desktop computers.
For cheap air conditioners, we have several recommendations for less than $300, with...
Everyone wants to be in the cloud -- but at what cost? A PC World analysis has deemed Amazon's Simple Service Storage (S3) a cheap cloud storage option to back up your PC. The S3 costs between... Read more on PC World »
Sound the alarm: Hewlett-Packard is offering a cheap ultraportable laptop for only $399. But is it worth it? CNET dissects the new HP offering, comparing it to the higher-priced MacBook Air. Read more on CNET »
Frugal gamers with some tech savvy, this one's for you: a cheap DIY gaming computer. The expert at Benchmarkreviews.com set out to determine if you could build a penny-pinching system that handily... Read more on benchmarkreviews.com »
A cheap portable monitor is a nifty extra for those moments when you just need more desktop real estate. discusses a new product from Toshiba that beats out the tablet in this dimension. Sure, it's Read more on Wired.com »
If you're worried about your ecological footprint, there's a new cheap Gateway laptop that uses $3.14 a year worth of power. According to CNET, that's a tad behind the Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5130... Read more on CNET »
The cheapest Asus netbook may be in the works. Tom's Hardware is picking up reports that the company is developing a netbook that will sell for $250 or less and run on Chrome OS or Android 3.0. Read more on Tom's Hardware »
Cheap Internet TV service is making inroads into viewers' homes. USA Today reports on three online TV services -- Amazon, Hulu, and Netflix -- and offers a quick rundown on pricing, libary of titles, Read more on Time »
A cheap netbook with good battery life is not so hard to find. LaptopMag.com reports that the Toshiba mini NB505 provides gives you more than seven hours on a charge, and at a price that sneaks... Read more on LaptopMag.com »
Here's some cheap laptops buying advice that can save you a few pennies, not to mention a big headache from information overload. PC Magazine takes a good look at the range of offerings and concludes... Read more on PC Magazine »
For cheap gaming laptop recommendations, check out these suggestions from PC Magazine. Cheap is relative, of course, but you should find a model that tickles your fancy in the $800-$1,000 price... Read more on PC Magazine »
For all you do-it-yourselfers, here's a challenge for you: build a PC that's meant for gaming without spending a fortune. PC Magazine has all the details. Don't miss out on this one, even if the... Read more on PC Magazine »
Stop before you buy, and read the Notebooks.com review of a very cheap netbook to be featured by CVS on Black Friday. Not every special is a deal worth taking. Read more on Notebooks.com »
Another cheap Android tablet has hit the market. You can find this one, reports Softpedia.com, at Walgreen's. Best uses: browsing the Internet and watching YouTube movies. Read more on Softpedia.com »
For all you hyper-connected wannabes, T-Mobile is launching a new cheap tethering plan. Boygeniusreport.com has all the details. Read more on boygeniusreport.com »
Some people still buy desktops. Really. If you're in the market for one, you might want to check this review in The Washington Post of a cheap Acer and two competing, but pricier, Gateway models. Read more on The Washington Post »
Psst, need a cheap external hard drive? PC Magazine says Toshiba has a deal for you: a no-frills, entry-level 320GB device that's retailing for about $80. Read more on PC Magazine »
Would you believe, netbooks acquiring the aura and functionality of notebooks? Well, do, writes LaptopMag.com in its review of the new ASUS Eee PC 1215N, priced just a hair below the $500 red line. Read more on LaptopMag.com »
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... Read more on Geekwithlaptop.com »
Watch out for Asus's new line of cheap tablets. Dvice.com gives us an early peek -- without much detail, truth be told -- at these devices. But at least we're alerted about what to keep an eye on. Read more on Dvice.com »
Two tablet devices, each priced at less than $200 -- the Gpad G10 and GenTouch78. But before rushing out to buy one, read this review from Liliputing to make sure you get the best deal for your... Read more on Liliputing.com »
Forget the pencils and notebooks. What modern college students really need is a multi-function printer. PC Magazine has pulled together a list of five cheap all-in-ones that can print, scan, and... Read more on PC Magazine »
AMD has been strutting its stuff, just in time for back-to-school shopping. Digitaltrends.com reviews several cheap AMD-powered laptops and desktops, sold by the likes of HP, Acer, and Sony, and... Read more on Digitaltrends.com »
If your old PC is bogging you down, there is hope -- and it doesn't mean shelling out for a new computer. Check out this article from Gizmodo to learn about some strategic, budget-friendly upgrades... Read more on Gizmodo »
For those of us on the go, here's a handy idea: take your hot spot with you. The New York Times tells us how this is done, but more importantly, how we can do this cheaply. Read more on The New York Times »
The New York Times has good news for parents: a tablet computer costing less than $100 with the size, weight, and functionality that should appeal to children. The device, due out next year, is... Read more on The New York Times »
A new multifunction printer with cartridge prices you can afford? No way. Well, yes, actually, according to Technologizer. A new model from Lexmark is competitively-priced and frequent users get... Read more on Technologizer »
If you're in the market for a cheap laptop, check out Dell's new offerings. As PC Magazine reports, the company has just completed an update of its Latitude line of laptops, which includes cheap... Read more on PC Magazine »
Any way you cut it, you're bound to pay for the TV you watch. The Chicago Tribune has done us all a favor by pulling together a list of some of the services offering cheap views of your favorite... Read more on The Chicago Tribune »
Samsung introduces a new cheap, small, and wireless laser printer. CNET reviews the package and deems it an excellent buy. Read more on cnet »
Here's some computer-related advice frugal shoppers might want to heed. NJ.com suggests you go cheap when you buy your next computer. Why? Because advances in software technology mean you don't... Read more on NJ.com »
Do you have a problem with too much data and no where to store it? Toshiba has a solution for you: eweek.com reports the electronics company is introducing a series of cheap and portable hard drives, Read more on eweek.com »
Here's another money-shaving idea for you media freaks -- bid your cable service goodbye and plug in your PC to your TV. CNBC suggests several cheap PCs that can light up that big screen with movies, Read more on CNBC »
Do you have nightmares about all the data you could lose if your computer crashes? Never fear, writes Popular Science, there are several cheap options out there that offer all the back-up insurance... Read more on Popular Science »
When you work from home, there are just some things you can't do without: a fax, a printer, and a scanner, to name a few. Now add up the cost, think of the space requirements, and... PC Magazine Read more on PC Magazine »
Is your hard drive stuffed to the gills but you can't face parting with any of that data? Well, enterprisestorageforum.com has some news for you: a new data storage company will hold all that stuff... Read more on enterprisestorageforum.com »
Is your desk drawer filling up with used cell phones, video games, and other gadgets? Well, Amazon has a deal for you. Techflash.com is reporting that the giant online retailer is setting up a trade-in... Read more on Techflash.com »
Good news for businesses still using some outdated software. A report by Ars Technica says Microsoft is offering a sweet deal on upgrades of older versions of Office Professional and Windows. A... Read more on Ars Technica »
Heads up, netbook users. The HP Mini 311 might not be the best netbook on the market today, but as Liliputing.com points out, it is the cheapest model with high quality graphics. Check out the review... Read more on Liliputing.com »
Tired of listening to music on your PC that sounds kind of one directional? Crunchgear.com reports on several new high-tech, low-budget options that provide a full circle of sound. Read more on CrunchGear.com »
The PC options for gamers have expanded yet again. Information Week reports that Acer has just introduced three relatively cheap laptops that should appeal to the gaming crowd. Read more on Information Week »
Thin and light laptops that cost less than $1000? No way, you say. But wait... The New York Times reports that by early summer there will be several new products on the market that meet these requirements. Read more on The New York Times »
OK, so your friends are all showing off their newest electronic toys. Just how do you keep up with that and not spend a fortune?? ABC news has some money-saving ideas for you. Read more on ABC News »