Sunday, November 9, 2008

Laptops: A great and functional holiday season gift

If you are looking for gift ideas for the Holiday Shopping season, think practical. Practical is the theme of the 2008 holiday season because of the state of the world economy.

With gold prices going through the roof, jewelry is out of the question, plus it is not very practical. Watches can tell time, but how much better will a $500 clock tell time than a $20 clock? Furthermore, technology prices continue to slide, while a lot of other items prices go up. Salaries or at least the buying power of money is going down.

So technology is a good match, since the dropping prices are actually running ahead of inflation. So you get the best bang for your buck for sure.

So what kind of laptop do you get? We already discussed the ultra-mobile vs regular-laptop a couple of days ago.

In terms of computer-power, the $500-ish laptops you can find in the weekly newspaper ads by the major retailer chains are relatively easy to find if you go to the stores on Sunday. On the other hand, you can also take a chance on "Black Friday" deals, but considering the state of the economy, there may be even more people lining up for the great deals than usual, and the retailers may be offering better deal to entice more people.

So if this is true, if you are lucky, you may be able to get a great deal during the Black Friday madness.

No comments: