Louis Ramirez is the Senior Features Writer for DealNews. With a specialized focus on technology, Ramirez covers the latest gadget announcements, helping consumers weigh the pros and cons of new devices prior to purchase. Always up for a new adventure, Ramirez also curates DealNews' travel deals, scouring through dozens of sales in search of the best vacation packages.
Prior to joining DealNews in 2007, Ramirez worked for several media outlets including CNET, Gizmodo, Time Out New York, and Laptop. A native New Yorker, Ramirez graduated from Fordham University in 2000. In addition to technology, Ramirez also enjoys staying fit and is training for his second New York City Marathon.
Ultraportable fans have their work cut out for them as this week's best laptop sales include rock-bottom prices on Apple's 13" Haswell MacBook Air and Lenovo's 13" Yoga 2 Pro, the latter of which boasts a QHD display, which is 4x greater than 1080p. Also in our Editors' Choice roundup is the cheapest Haswell-equipped desktop replacement and $280 Dell Inspiron 15.
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For consumers, After Christmas sales mean deep discounts on the stuff you want to buy. We combed through some of 2012's best post-Christmas promotions to uncover which of this year's After Christmas sales will be worth your time, and what kind of discounts can you expect.
Walmart dominated this week's best HDTV deals, with TV bargains in every size and price category. We've got one 50" TV for $399, a 55" LG that ties our Black Friday mention, and a 1.7"-thin 22" Vizio Razr for less than $150.
The holidays are upon us and the next few days will decide whether you'll be handing out gifts or frantically searching for fruit cake come Christmas morning. To help you avoid the latter scenario, we've rounded up cut-off dates for Christmas delivery at some of today's most popular retailers.
Didn't find the laptop you wanted on Black Friday or Cyber Monday? This week's best laptop sales are equivalent to hitting the jackpot as we've got six Editors' Choice systems with prices starting at $280. Included in our roundup are four touchscreen ultraportables, the cheapest Haswell desktop replacement we've seen, and a stunning deal on Lenovo's well-received new Yoga Pro 2.
Normally we'd be upset about missing out on Black Friday doorbuster TVs, but this week's best HDTV deals are standouts in their own right, specifically if you have your eye on a 4K set. Such technology is no longer for the rich and famous thanks to the $749 TCL 4K HDTV. We've also found the cheapest 32" 1080p HDTV of the year and a budget 47" TV from Seiki.
Not everyone has the luxury of giving gifts after the holidays are over, but if you're looking to fill your own holiday stocking, take heed of the shopping list below filled with six products you should buy after Christmas.
Seiki is poised to break some records this December when it releases its latest 4K HDTV, the ultra-cheap 65" SE65UY04. And while big-box retailers may use this "cheap" 4K HDTV to lure shoppers, we think early adopters should wait at least a few weeks before making any purchase.
Cyber Monday may be over, but Cyber Week is still alive and today's best laptop deals are still hot. We've found deals on an HP ultrabook that trumps the MacBook Air on price and specs, and a Toshiba Satellite that's cheaper today than it was on Cyber Monday.