Consumer Reports on Wednesday put out a big survey of thousands of desktop users and found that Apple’s (AAPL) desktops were the least likely to need serious repairs. According to the survey, just 7% of Apple desktop users reported having major repair needs for their machines, followed by 10% of HP (HPQ) desktop owners, 11% of Dell (DELL) desktop users and 13% of Gateway users. Consumer Reports says it conducted its survey by asking “readers who bought 8,007 desktops from 2009 through the first half of 2012 about their experiences.” More →
Today, Gateway announced an update to its NV series of notebooks, the NV59C66u. As the press release explains, “Customers can pair the Gateway NV59C66u with integrated WiMAX hardware, and then choose a WiMAX service provider to connect to networks in a growing number of cities and metropolitan areas around the United States for a fast and reliable connection to the Internet.” The NV series of laptops are configurable with Intel Core i3, Intel Core i5, AMD Athlon, or AMD Turion processors. The 4G integrated NV59C66u starts at $699 and is available immediately.
One of our Verizon connects was kind enough to hit us up with some info regarding Big Red’s upcoming Black Friday sale which will be going on all weekend. Sadly we weren’t told anything about super hot smartphones like the DROID, Storm2 and Touch Pro2, but we’d like to think that at least one of those phones will have a few bucks knocked off of its sticker price. Having said that, these deals are definitely worth checking out, so here we go:
- Gateway LT Netbook: $29.99 after $100 MIR
- Blackberry Pearl Flip: $9.99 after $100 MIR [BOGO]
- HTC Ozone: $9.99 after $100 MIR [BOGO]
- LG Glance: $0
- LG Versa: $29.99 after $50 MIR [BOGO]
- Mifi 2200 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot: $49.99 after $50 MIR. (Black Friday only)
- Motorola Entice $19.99 after $50 MIR [BOGO]
- Motorola VU204: $0
- Nokia 7705 Twist: $29.99 after $50 MIR
- Samsung Smooth: $0 after $50 MIR
In addition to what’s listed above, anyone purchasing an LG enV3 or enV Touch on Black Friday will receive a free LG HBM-210 Bluetooth headset.
Anyone seeing anything they wouldn’t mind picking up, or are you going to be trying your luck elsewhere?