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Best tech bargains of the week: October 30

Pick up some great gear, including a 50in plasma TV, a Samsung mobile and a JVC camcorder

  • [[artnid:315898|Samsung Preston Icon mobile phone]]



    An entry-level touch-screen phone, Samsung's Preston Icon is functional and fast. It features a responsive touch screen and a zippy and user-friendly interface thanks to Samsung's TouchWIZ UI. The lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack will disappoint some, but the Preston Icon remains a good mobile phone for those who are on a budget. Virgin Mobile currently offers the Samsung Preston Icon for [[xref:https://www.virginmobile.com.au/shop/pc-686-5-samsung-preston.aspx|$0 upfront on a Your Cap $29 plan]]. Users who purchase the phone online will receive $50 bonus credit.
  • [[artnid:322263|BenQ V2400 Eco LED monitor]]



    Price: $399 (save $200)

    BenQ's V2400 Eco LED monitor is one of the first LED-backlit monitors to hit the market in Australia. The eco-friendly nature of this unit combined with the advantages of LED backlighting make it a decent monitor, even if it lacks a DVI port and has some struggles with black levels. The biggest issue with the V2400 Eco is its price — and that's solved thanks to online PC store PC Case Gear, which is currently selling the [[xref:http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=558_765&products_id=12838|BenQ V2400 Eco LED monitor for just $399]] — saving you a whopping $200 off the RRP!
  • [[artnid:212726|LaCie Hard Disk Design by Neil Poulton (1TB)]]



    Price: $109.00 (save $400)

    Products from LaCie often have wonderful designs and not-so-wonderful price tags. Take the LaCie Hard Disk Design by Neil Poulton 1TB portable hard drive: it looks great but it cost a rather impressive $549 when we reviewed it in April last year. However, [[xref: http://www.onlinecomputer.com.au/product_info.php?products_id=2868&osCsid=429dcd954c88de410711409af8455c74|Onlinecomputer.com.au]] has it for $109.
  • DJ Hero

    Price: $149 (save $30.95)

    Activision's latest music-themed game is finally here with DJ Hero. Of course, a new Hero game also means a new chance to fork out a hefty amount on a DVD and plastic accessory. Myer currently has the best deal on the full bundle, offering the game and faux turntable on PlayStation 3 [[xref:http://catalogues.myer.com.au/portal/offerdetails/dj_hero/12565379065426?CatalogueID=12565373039219&CatalogueID=&source=catalogueoffer&jump=&pageview=two|for $149|Myer: DJ Hero Game + Turntable]]. The game gives you a few chances to return to the guitar, so if you don't yet have one — or you purposefully smashed your previous one in the name of rock and/or roll — BIG W has the PlayStation 3 game, turntable and wireless guitar all [[xref:http://www.bigwentertainment.com.au/product/dj_hero_ps3_wireless_guitar_bundle_5747583_2565510.html|for $201.82|BIG W: DJ Hero Game + Turntable + Wireless Guitar accessory]].
  • [[Artnid:301229|Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT1|Review: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT1 digital camera]]



    Price: $498 (save $201)

    As part of its stock-take sale, JB Hi-Fi is offering 10 per cent off almost all televisions, desktops, notebooks and digital cameras; a great deal by any measure. Get in before Monday and you can grab the [[Artnid:301229|Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT1 digital camera|Review: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT1 digital camera]] for [[xref:http://www.jbhifionline.com.au/digital-cameras/digital-compact/panasonic-dmc-ft1-s-digital-still-camera-bonus-digital-photo-frame-until-03-11-09/436233?utm_source=JB-AU&utm_medium=button&utm_content=http://www.jbhifi.com.au/images/buttons/buy/JB-AU-V2-Buy-Online-B-sml.png&utm_campaign=detail-button|$201 off|JB Hi-Fi: Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FT1]], and you'll even get a bonus digital photo frame as well.
  • [[Artnid:323023|HP Photosmart Premium C309g-m|Review: HP Photosmart Premium C309g-m inkjet multifunction]]



    Price: $269 (save $30)

    HP's latest inkjet multifunction offers loads of connectivity and the ability to print photos from your Snapfish account. The Touchsmart-enabled control panel makes the printer really easy to use, too, and separate paper trays for photos and documents means you aren't unnecessarily fumbling with media. Though it's new, you can pick up this versatile printer from Harvey Norman for [[xref:http://catalogues.harveynorman.com.au/portal/offerdetails/hp_photosmart_premium_multi_function/12561834095365?CatalogueID=12561834084189&CatalogueID=&source=catalogueoffer&jump=&pageview=two|$30 off the suggested price|Harvey Norman: HP Photosmart Premium C309g-m]].
  • [[artnid: 213762| JVC Everio GZ-HD6 HDD Camcorder]]



    Price: $1399.95 (save $799)

    In our tests, the Everio GZ-HD6 camcorder delivered solid video performance in optimum lighting, so it can match most high-def cameras when it comes to picture quality. The GZ-HD6 stores recorded footage on its built-in hard drive, eliminating the need for additional discs or tapes. [[xref:http://www.teds.com.au/www/6/1001102/displayproduct/jvc-everio-gzhd6-hd1080i--2160634_online-specials--1990976_.html|Ted’s Cameras]] has a Web-only special price of $1399.95.

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  • [[artnid:311220|Panasonic TH-P50G10A plasma television]]



    Price: $2199 (save $1100)

    When we reviewed the 50in Panasonic TH-P50G10A plasma TV in July, we were so impressed that it scored an Editor's Choice award and 4.5 out of 5 stars. [[xref:http://www.clivepeeters.com.au/modules/ecommerce/products/home-entertainment/TVs/227800.aspx?cat2=TVs&brand=panasonic&cat1=home+entertainment|Clive Peeters]] is selling it online for $2199, which is a great deal for a great television. Even better, Panasonic is giving you the opportunity to [[artnid: 323486|grab a free gift| Buy a Panasonic plasma TV, get free stuff]].
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