If you're not afraid of buying refurbished stock, today might be the day you should break in to that piggie bank. Until the end of the day (and while stocks last), Dixons is cutting the price of all refurbished computers; that's laptops, desktops and netbooks, by a whopping 20 per cent.
The discount is applied after you've logged in, added the product(s) to your basket and before you pay for them. And there are some stunning bargains to be had, especially if you are an Apple fan. Note that all refurbished products from Dixons come with one year warranty.
The refurbished Apple iMac MC509, for example costs £889 at Apple and only £728 at Dixons, that's a £161 saving. The latter was originally released in July 2010 and has a 21.5-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display, comes with Intel Core i3-550 clocked at 3.2GHz, 4GB RAM, 1TB hard disk drive, MacOS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, ATI Radeon HD 5670 GPU with 512 MB of dedicated GDDR3 video memory, a webcam, four USB ports, GbE, SDXC card, Bluetooth and much more.
If you're looking for a laptop instead, then why not grab the Apple Macbook Pro MC374B/A for £599.99 after discount. The equivalent laptop at Apple store costs nearly £200 extra. It was launched last year and comes with an Intel Core 2 Dup P8600 CPU clocked at 2.4GHz, with 4GB RAM, a 250GB hard disk drive, Nvidia Geforce 320M GPU with 256MB shared memory, a 13.3-inch 1280x800 pixel LED backlit display, Wi-Fi, a slot loading optical disk drive, USB 2.0, Firewire and GbE ports, Bluetooth, Webcam and multitouch trackpad as well as Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard.
If your budget doesn't extend to that you can always buy the Advent Quantum Q200 for £168, a fairly decent 14-inch laptop with 2GB RAM, an Intel Celeron 900 CPU, a 250GB hard disk drive and Windows 7 Home Premium.