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Louis Ramirez

Louis Ramirez

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.

Louis Ramirez's Most Recent Features

Best Laptop Deals: Cheapest Quad HD Laptop Ever, Dell's Yoga-Like XPS 11

Though we've seen our fair share of budget touchscreen laptops, this week's best laptop deals include four power systems starting with Dell's XPS 11, a touchscreen convertible with a unique touch-style keyboard.

VIDEO: How Much Private Info Do You Trade For Goods and Services?

This week, Google updated its terms of service to explicitly state that it does, in fact, scan emails to more accurately target ads to users. In this brief — yet lively — video, our experts discuss the benefits and detriments of trading private information for goods and services.

Best HDTV Deals of the Week: Budget LCD TVs w/ Gift Cards, more from $199

From gift cards to Roku sticks, three of this week's top TV deals feature bundled freebies that sweeten the deal. Budget shoppers can also choose from two 32" LCD TVs and a 2014 Toshiba that's just hitting the market today.

How to Tell If Pet Insurance Policies Are Worth the Cost

Though they may seem confusing, the right pet insurance policy can make the difference between a $1,000 or $100 vet bill. Compare, research, and know that alternatives do exist.

Shop for Convertible and 'Elegant' Touch Laptops or an Affordable Gaming Rig

Though we've seen our fair share of budget touchscreen laptops, this week's best laptop deals include four power systems starting with Dell's XPS 11, a touchscreen convertible with a unique touch-style keyboard.

VIDEO: Why Do We Upgrade Our Computer's OS?

This week marks the official demise of Windows XP! In this brief — yet lively — video, our experts discuss if it's even necessary to upgrade your OS.

Best HDTV Deals of the Week: Big-Screen TVs with Gift Cards from $600

Gift cards can sweeten any deal and three of this week's top TV deals feature a $125 or higher eGift card. Included in that bunch is a 2014 65" Samsung complete with a quad-core processor and built-in WiFi. Budget shoppers can check out the 50" LG for $600 or the 24" Insignia at just $110.

How Does the Amazon Fire TV Stack Up Against the Roku and Apple TV?

Move over Apple and Roku, Amazon is heating up the battle for your living room with its new set-top box streamer, Fire TV. But is Amazon's contender a viable option for users who just want to stream Netflix on the cheap? Here's how the much-anticipated streamer stacks up against the competition.

Apple Products Are Dropping in Price Faster, and with Steeper Discounts

In the past, a shopper had to opt for older-generation versions of Apple products in order to get a deal. But resellers are now not only discounting brand-new models, they're doing it with abandon. We took a look at the deal history of several generations of the MacBook Air, iPad, and iPhone, and across the board, the deals have gotten better with each update.

Best Laptop Deals: 2 Quad HD Laptops from HP and Samsung Starting at $699

Ultra-sharp displays aren't just for TVs anymore. This week's best laptop deals include two power user systems with quad HD displays starting at $699. For gamers, we've also found a deal on Lenovo's game-centric Y410 and a budget Dell that delivers punches twice its size.