1. Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook down to £489
British supermarket Asda, out of every possible retailer, is selling the Acer Aspire S3-391 laptop for a mere £489. You need to enter the code ace10 at checkout to get a £10 discount off its retail price. The product is not labelled as an Ultrabook in the description at any point and yet, it is an Ultrabook as far as we can see (or at least it fits the description). Check out our review of the Acer Aspire S3.
2. £300 Asus K55A Laptop
Argos has slashed the price of the Asus K55A laptop from £350 to £300, which is a rather enticing price given the hardware specification of this device, which comes in white, pink, red or black colour schemes. To our knowledge this is one of the cheapest, if not the cheapest, laptop on the market with a 1TB hard disk drive. Check out the review of the Asus K55A-SX373H laptop back when it used to cost almost £360.
3. £50 Gear4 Houseparty Rise docking speaker
Head over to Debenhams to check the Gear 4 “houseparty rise” docking station whose price has been halved from £100 to £50. It comes with free delivery and the reason we suspect its price has been slashed is because it uses the old-now-obsolete 30-pin connector. The iPhone 5 and the iPod Touch use the brand new Lightning connector.
4. £850 Samsung NP900X3D Ultrabook
John Lewis sells the Samsung NP300X3D-A01 Ultrabook, the company’s top of the range model, for £850 including two year warranty and free delivery. The laptop is powered by an Intel Core i5-2537M processor clocked at 1.4GHz. This is a Sandy-Bridge model with two cores and an integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 GPU. Check out our reviews of the Series 9 NP900X4C and the Series 9 900X3B.
5. £500 Medion PC8630 All in one PC
Sainsburys sells the Medion PC8630 for £500, a price that includes free delivery as well as 998 Nectar points, worth £5 instore. The computer comes with a 23.6in 1,920 x 1,080 pixel display that stands on a tripod-like stand. It runs on an Intel Core i3-3220 processor which is a dual-core model clocked at 3.3GHz with an Intel HD 2500 Graphics onboard.
6. Sony Xperia Z smartphone: available from £39 per month on a 12-month contract
Vodafone sells the Sony Xperia Z on 12-months contracts starting from as little as £39 per month with an upfront fee of £179 (that’s a total ownership of £647). You get unlimited texts, 300 minutes, 250MB of data and 1GB of UK Wi-Fi. The phone is already available on PAYG from Three for as little as £450 with an additional £10 for a top up. Check out our review of the Sony Xperia Z smartphone.
7. £770 Apple MacBook Air: The inspiration for the Ultrabook now cheaper than ever before
Apple’s MacBook Air laptop is on sale at Zavvi. It has set the trend for ultrathin laptops and brought some revolutionary features - like always-on - to mainstream notebooks. You can check out the review of the Apple MacBook Air 2012 version here. Note that you can get next business day delivery by typing in NDD at check out.
8. £879 Samsung PS60E530 60in Plasma TV
Pixmania, which is now owned by British retailing giant DSGi, is now selling the Samsung PS60E530, a 60in full HD plasma television set for £878.90 including delivery making it one of the cheaper 60in displays on the market. With a diagonal of 60in and a 1,920 x 1,080 pixel display, it is best to view this massive set from afar. The PS60E530 is part of the company’s Series 5 range.
9. £900 LG 60PM680T 60in plasma TV: Another low cost, feature laden massive TV set
Head over to Currys to check out the LG 60PM680T TV which carried a suggested retail price of £1,499 and can now be had for as little as £900, making it one of the cheapest 60in television sets in the country. This is a smart TV set, which means that it has full access to the web in many formats. There’s an LG App section which allows you to access iPlayer, social networking sites, Skype etc.
10. Samsung Galaxy Y for £5 per month: Is that the cheapest smartphone contract in the UK?
You can get the Samsung Galaxy Y smartphone for as little as £5 per month on a two year contract on Talktalk. That’s a total cost of ownership of £120. Not bad for a phone that still costs a rather substantial £74.99 at Prepaymania (and £90 at Argos). Note that you need to be a Talktalk user in order to benefit from this package, one which was launched last year.