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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

8 Stores That Will Upgrade Your Shipping for the Holidays

Don't feel like getting price gouged on shipping fees this holiday season? These 8 stores are offering free expedited shipping with deliveries just in time for Christmas. Just get your orders out by December 23rd at the latest to avoid any delays.

After Christmas Sales 2014: Get Ready for the Year's Best Deals on Apparel

The year may be coming to a close, but the deals are still in full swing. For the best after-Christmas sales, start your shopping on December 23 (yes, we know that's not actually after Christmas), and look for deals on apparel, beauty, and tech.

Best Laptop Deals: $450 Off a Gaming 'Jewel' From Lenovo, Budget Machines From $142

We're a week away from Christmas Eve, and if you're still on the lookout for a notebook, this week's best laptop deals can help. Included in our roundup are two budget Intel machines starting at just $142. We've also found an excellent all-purpose HP ENVY 15t at $800 and a well-equipped Lenovo gaming laptop for $949.

Best HDTV Deals: A Killer Price on the Best Plasma TV Samsung Has Ever Made

Plasma TVs may be dead, but their legacy continues. This week's best HDTV deals includes a deal on Samsung's videophile-worthy PNF8500 plasma TV — a TV that CNET called Samsung's best TV ever made. We've also got deals on a top-performing 65" Vizio and a no-frills 40" Sony LCD.

57 Christmas Shipping Deadlines for 2014

The holidays are here and if you want to avoid last-minute trips to the mall, the time to shop is now. To help you spend as little as possible on shipping fees, we've collected cut-off dates for Christmas delivery at some of today's most popular retailers, and with deadlines as early as December 16, there's not a moment to waste.

Best Laptop Deals: A $200 Quad-Core Chromebook With a 1080p Display

Both mainstream and budget-minded machines are well represented in this week's best laptop deals. Included in our roundup is the third-cheapest 15" Core i5 laptop we've ever seen at just $350. We've also found a killer deal on Acer's quad-core 1080p Chromebook and an Editors' Choice ThinkPad Helix that undercuts refurbs by $340.

Is it Finally Time to Buy a 4K TV? - UPDATE: Joel McHale Weighs In!

In the past, we've cautioned against buying an "Ultra HD" 4K TV because there was barely any content for it and they were still too expensive. A year has passed, so has the situation changed? In this video, our experts discuss if 4K TVs are now a smart purchase.

10 Countdown to Christmas Sales You Can't Miss: Daily Deals on Apparel, Tech, More

Christmas is roughly two weeks away and retailers are doing everything they can to promote their deals. That means we're seeing an uptick in countdown to Christmas sales. From flowers to tablets, you'll find something for everyone in these countdown sales.

Best HDTV Deals: TVs That Are Up to $161 Cheaper Than Black Friday Prices

December is traditionally a great month for TV deals, but this year retailers are looking to make it exceptional with deals that tie — or in some cases beat — Black Friday's best discounts. For example, this week's best HDTV deals include a 40" Samsung that's $79 cheaper than Black Friday's best price, and a 60" LG plasma that's $161 under November's best price.

6 Things Not to Buy Before Christmas

December is a month traditionally cluttered with sales. While that may sound like a dream come true for some, it actually makes shoppers vulnerable to overspending, especially since many items will be considerably cheaper post-Christmas. We've compiled a list of things you should buy after the holidays.