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Top Tech Cyber Monday Deals

Web retailers are tempting shoppers with deals on sub-$1000 60-inch HDTVs, $10 video games, and laptop bargains galore.

Cyber Monday Deal Roundup

Time to whip out your credit card and get clicking! It's Cyber Monday, the second - albeit unofficial - kickoff to the holiday buying-athon. This year if your gift list includes an HDTV, laptop, video games, and cameras you're in luck. Deals on all of the above are plentiful on the Web. Here I've listed the best of the best for your Web browsing. Sure beats fighting the crowds during the Black Friday madness.

BEST BUY: Sharp Aquos 60-inch LED 1080p HDTV, $999

Model: LC60LE6300U

Specs: 60-inch LED Display, 1080p resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, 3 x HDMI, 1 x PC Input

Thoughts: This HDTV lacks USB ports or an Ethernet jack, but pre-holiday sale prices hovered around $1,400 for this set at retailers such as Amazon and B&H.

WALMART: iPad 2 32GB 3G + Wi-Fi Bundle, $688

Model: iPad 2

Specs: 32GB onboard storage, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, 3G connectivity (AT&T or Verizon), 9.7-inch IPS display with 1024-by-768 resolution, 1 GHz dual-core A5 processor, front- and rear-facing cameras.

Thoughts: Apple normally sells this device for $729, so any discount would make this a good deal. You also get a free third-party accessory kit from Ematic that includes a car charger and extra USB cables. Be careful when choosing your accessory kit as only the one Ematic kit comes for free; other accessory options will bump up your total price.

BEST BUY: Sony HD Camcorder, $280

Model: HDR-CX130 Black

Specs: 3-inch LCD touchscreen, 30x optical zoom, 1080p video capture, memory card slot supports Memory Stick PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, and SDHX formats.

Thoughts: You'll save about $100 off of typical pricing for this respectable camcorder on Cyber Monday.

STAPLES: Kodak EasyShare M23 14MP camera, $70

Model: M23 (Black)

Specs: 5x optical zoom, 2.7-inch LCD screen, 32MB onboard storage, SD and SDHC memory card support.

Thoughts: A good buy if you're looking for a simple point-and-shoot this holiday season.

AMAZON: 12MP Canon PowerShot, $200

Model: SX230HS (Blue)

Specs: 14x optical zoom, 3-inch LCD screen, memory card slot supports SD, SDHC, and SDXC, and 1080p video capture (24 fps)

Thoughts: PCWorld's review for the SX230HS gave this point-and-shoot 4 out of 5 stars for its good image quality, compact size and high speed shooting performance. Amazon is selling the blue model for $200 on Monday saving you about $70-80 off typical pricing.

AMAZON: Samsung 40-inch LCD 1080p HDTV, $726

Model: UN40C6300

Specs: 40-inch LCD display, 120Hz refresh rate, 4 x HDMI, USB

Thoughts: Amazon may not have a nice round price for this set, but it's still a pretty good price. Best Buy is also offering a refurbished model of this set for $570.

BEST BUY: Video Game Deals, $10-$35

Best Buy has a number of good video game deals this Cyber Monday including Gears of War 3 (Xbox 360) for $30.

STAPLES AND OFFICE DEPOT: 17.3-inch Hewlett-Packard Laptop, $450

STAPLES AND OFFICE DEPOT: 17.3-inch Hewlett-Packard Laptop, $450

Model: g7-1260us (Staples)

Specs: 2.2GHz Intel Core i3-2330M processor, 17.3-inch LED backlit display with 1600-by-900 resolution, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 640GB HDD, 3 x USB, Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).

 

Thoughts: If you can't get this on Staples' website today give Office Depot's Cyber Monday sale a try. Both office retailers are offering the same device for a great price.

OVERSTOCK AND J&R: Quad-Core 15.6-inch Asus Laptop, $750

Model: N53SNR-H71 (J&R)

Specs: 15.6-inch LED backlit display with 1366-by-768 resolution, Intel Core i7-2670QM processor, 8GB DDR3, 750GB HDD, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and 2MP webcam.

Thoughts: A great processor, nice-size screen, plenty of hard drive space and a massive amount of RAM for well under $1000. Why wouldn't you pick this up? If J&R sells out you can also pick this laptop up at Overstock for the same price.

BEST BUY: Video Game Deals, $10-$35

Best Buy has a number of good video game deals this Cyber Monday including Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 for Nintendo DS for $10.

STAPLES: HP PhotoSmart wireless All-in-One Printer, $70

Model: CN503A#B1H

Specs: 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, 4.3-inch color touchscreen, 64MB memory, USB 2.0 port, Apple AirPrint compatible

Thoughts: A printer may not be at the top of anyone's gift list, but this is a great price for a photo printer and it's also AirPrint compatible letting you print directly from your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.

BEST BUY: Magellan Roadmate 2036, $80

Model: RM2036SGXUC

Specs: 4.3-inch touchscreen, lifetime traffic updates, maps for U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico

Thoughts: Many people are relying on their smartphones these days for GPS turn-by-turn navigation, but if you'd prefer to use a standalone device, you can't go wrong with this price.

BEST BUY: Toshiba 55-inch LCD 1080p HDTV, $800

Model: 55G310U

Specs: 1080p resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, 3 x HDMI, USB port.

Thoughts: This is a monster-sized set with good specs for a great price. If Best Buy runs out of this unit you could also try Overstock.com, which is selling the same set for $899.

BEST BUY: Asus 15.6-inch Laptop, $390

Model: X54L-BBK2

Specs: 2.2 GHz Core i3 (Sandy Bridge) processor, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, webcam, 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

Thoughts: You can wade through a ton of laptops on Cyber Monday with massive storage but really weak processors. If you are willing to pay just a little bit more you can find deals like this one with a respectable processor, good amount of RAM and a sizeable hard drive.

BEST BUY: Video Game Deals, $10-$35

Best Buy has a number of good video game deals this Cyber Monday including Sonic Generations (PS3 and Xbox 360) for $35.

WALMART: Samsung 32-inch LCD 720p HDTV, $278

Model: LN32D403

Specs: 32-inch LCD with 1366-by-768 resolution, 2 x HDMI, 1 x USB 2.0,

Thoughts: A great option at less than $300 for someone looking for a second television for the bedroom or study.

BEST BUY: Video Game Deals, $10-$35

Best Buy has a number of good video game deals this Cyber Monday including Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 for Nintendo DS priced at $20.

MACMALL: Mac Mini 500GB HDD, $565

Model: MC815LL/A

Specs: 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 2GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Thunderbolt Port

Thoughts: Get the latest version of the lower end Mac Mini for about $35 cheaper than Apple's usual price. If you've had your eye on this computer as a home media server or an extra desktop, check out MacMall for Cyber Monday.

LENOVO: 50 Percent Off ThinkPads

Models: ThinkPads E420, T420, T520 and X220

ThinkPad fans should head over to Lenovo.com on Cyber Monday to check out the deals on the ThinkPad E420, T420, T520, and X220. Sale prices start around $483 (E420), $680 (T420 and 520), and $720(X220).

AMAZON: Kindle DX, $259

Model: Kindle DX

Specs: 9.7-inch E-Ink display, stores up to 3,500 books, one week battery life claim, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity

Thoughts: If you're looking to get your hands on Amazon's oversized E-Ink Kindle you can't beat the Cyber Monday price of $259, you'll save $120 off typical pricing.

MICROSOFT STORE: Xbox 360 250GB Bundle, $395

Model: 241996200

Specs: Xbox 360 console with 250GB onboard storage, Kinect sensor, one controller, 3 month Xbox LIVE Gold card, 1600 Xbox LIVE points, 8GB USB stick, your choice of one of 12 games including Assasin's Creed Revelations, Battlefield 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Gears of War 3, Halo: Combat Evolved, Kinect Disneyland Adventures and others.

Thoughts: This bundle has everything you need to get your game on this holiday season.

AMAZON: Samsung Galaxy 4.0 MP3 Player, $190

Model: YP-G1CWY/XAA

Specs: 4-inch LCD display with 800-by-480 resolution, 8GB onboard storage, Android 2.3.5, rear- and front-facing cameras,

Thoughts: With access to apps in the Android Market this MP3 player is a good alternative to the iPod Touch.

AMAZON: Garmin Nuvi 1450LMT, $130

Model: 1450LMT

Specs: 5-inch backlit TFT display with 480-by-272 resolution, free lifetime map and traffic updates for most, detailed city maps for U.S. and Canada

Thoughts: Another good choice if you're looking for a standalone GPS device for getting around town.