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Today’s Top 10 Technology Deals: Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, HP Pavilion Sleekbook & 64GB BlackBerry tablet

1. Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini down to £240

Until the end of the month, buy a SIM-Free smartphone from Amazon and get a SIM card from Three worth £15 for £10. You don’t need any Amazon promo code. Why not grab the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini which has been discounted by nearly 25 per cent down to £240. It is actually closer to the Samsung Galaxy S2 in terms of specifications which explains why we were puzzled when Samsung announced the S3 Mini naming convention. Check out the review of the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini smartphone here.

2. £359.10 HP Pavilion 14-b110sa Sleekbook

MyVoucherCodes has an exclusive 10 per cent saving available as a HP discount code on the rather attractive HP Pavilion 14-b110sa. The code cuts the price down to £359.10 which makes of this HP laptop (or Sleekbook as HP puts it) a real bargain. It doesn’t come with an SSD but has Windows 8, an Intel Core i3-3227U processor (clocked at 1.9GHz, with two cores and 3MB L3 cache), two year warranty, a 14in 1,366 x 768 pixel display, 4GB of RAM, 750GB hard disk drive, a webcam and a myriad of ports. Don’t fool yourself, this is essentially an Ultrabook-lite without the price tag.

3. £849 Apple Macbook Air from Viking with some goodies

Online retailer Viking Direct sells the MacBook Air for the same price as Apple’s at £849 including free delivery. However, it comes with some goodies. Firstly, you get to choose between five different items, including a useful worldwide travel adaptor, without having to put a Viking voucher code at check out. In addition, if you’re an existing business customer, add YNE-PRB5000 to your basket to get 5000 Nectar points. Check the review of the Apple MacBook Air here.

4. £107.10 64GB BlackBerry PlayBook tablet

It has been announced nearly three years ago and can now be had for as little as £107.10 after a 10 per cent discount thanks to this PC World discount code. The BlackBerry PlayBook is still a very capable tablet and is, by far, the cheapest 64GB device on the market. It features a dual-core TI OMAP4430 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 7in 1,024 x 600 pixels display, a 5-megapixel camera and BlackBerry Tablet OS. It is hard to believe that this tablet carried a suggested retail price of nearly £500 at launch. You can view our review of the BlackBerry Playbook here.

5. Virgin Media “Collections”

The telecoms company, which is now part of Liberty Global, is now offering an enticing deal available through this dedicated Virgin Media voucher code. Enter the code that gets displayed at check out and get an extra £35 off “Collections” plus 50 per cent off for six months and £60 credit with free installation. For example, that means their 30Mbps Broadband, medium TV and medium phone will cost £8 for six months and £18 per month for a further 12 months. That excludes the monthly £14.99 line rental but includes a Super Hub and a 500GB TiVo box.

6. Cheapest Barnes and Noble Nook HD in the UK

You won’t find a cheaper HD tablet than this Nook HD from Asda, without any Asda Direct code although you will need to enter nook20 at checkout to get £20 off. At £139, this is the cheapest tablet on the market that comes with a HD display. At 1,440 x 900 pixel, that screen has a 243ppi, higher than any non-retina displays out there. It has a dual-core TI OMAP4470 SoC with two speakers, SRS TruMedia, Wi-Fi, a microSd card slot and Android 4.0 CS. We reviewed the Barnes and Noble Nook HD tablet back in November.

7. £386.10 Dell Inspiron 17R

A 17in notebook with an HD+ display from a tier-1 company for under £400? That’s what is on offer after you enter a Dell voucher code at checkout. The Dell Inspiron 17R carries a cost of £429 including VAT and delivery; the 10 per cent discount brings the price down to £386.10. This laptop comes with a Core i3-3110M processor clocked at 2.4GHz, 6GB of RAM, a massive 1TB hard disk drive, Windows 8, a 17.3in 1,600 x 900 pixels display, a DVD writer and an Intel HD Graphics 4000 GPU.

8. £599 Lenovo U410 Ultrabook

There aren’t many Ultrabooks that cost less than £600. Very sells the Lenovo IdeaPad U410 Ultrabook for only £599 and comes with some very interesting features. There’s an Intel Core i5-3317U processor, 4GB of RAM, a 14in 1,366 x 768 pixel display, up to eight hours battery life, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, Windows 8 Premium, three USB ports, a weight of 1.8Kg and a thickness of 21mm. Perhaps the most important aspect is the fact that it comes with 24GB SSD and has a whopping 1TB hard disk drive. Note that this U410 doesn’t require a Very discount code.

9. £567 SAMSUNG Series 5 DP500A2D 21.5" Touchscreen All-in-One PC

You can get a 10 per cent Currys voucher code for all-in-one computers with the cheapest starting from £567 (that’s £630 minus £63). That’s the Samsung Series 5 DP500A2D AIO which is a 21.5in touchscreen display and powered by an Intel Pentium G645T processor. It is clocked at 2.5GHz with two cores and 3MB L3 cache. There’s 4GB of RAM, Windows 8, a 21.5in 1,920 x 1,080 pixel display, a 500GB hard disk drive, a DVD drive, two HDMI ports, five USB ports, Wi-Fi, GbE, Bluetooth, a webcam, a wireless keyboard, a wireless mouse and a slew of applications.

10 Toshiba 1.5TB Stor.E Basics external hard drive

Ebuyer is selling the Toshiba 1.5TB Stor.E Basics external hard drive for only £75 including delivery and two year warranty. Many will argue that you can get a 3TB hard disk drive for around £20 but that is not the point. This is an external hard drive which doesn’t require an additional power outlet, which means that it can be used on the move and will only sip power from the host USB port. You should be able to open it up and use the internal hard drive inside a Sony Playstation 3 as well. At 5p per GB, this is the best-value for money hard 2.5in external hard drive on them market by far.

Desire worked at ITProPortal right at the beginning and was instrumental in turning it into the leading publication we all know and love today. He then moved on to be the Editor of TechRadarPro - a position he still holds - and has recently been reunited with ITProPortal since Future Publishing's acquisition of Net Communities.