Best tech bargains of the week: September 4 (Father's Day special edition!)

Need to pick up a last minute Father's Day gift? Or just want to splurge on yourself? Check out some of the great deals we've rounded up.

  • Acer Aspire One AOD150

    RRP: $799 (save: $271)

    Netbooks are all the rage at the moment; they're easy to carry and convenient to use while on the road. They're designed for browsing the Web, sending e-mails, creating documents, and viewing pictures or videos, so if this is all your dad ever does with a computer, consider getting him the [[artnid:279276|Acer Aspire One AOD150|Review: Acer Aspire One AOD150. We gave it our Editor's Choice award when we first reviewed it back in March, as it's a wonderful little laptop. It launched with a retail price of $799, but you can buy it from [[xref:|OnLine Computer|Acer Aspire One AOD150 at OnLine Computer]] for $528 (if you don't mind waiting for it to be delivered after Father's Day).
  • Sony PlayStation 3 Slim

    RRP: $499

    The [[artnid:315346|Sony PlayStation 3 Slim|Sony reveals PS3 Slim, slashes PS3 price]] is the latest high-definition gaming console to hit the market, offering size and power advantages over the older, fatter PS3. While the console is a hot property on its own and there aren't many discounts to be found, [[xref:|Dick Smith Electronics|]] is [[xref:|offering the console with a free copy|DSE: Playstation 3 Slim 120GB Console and PS3 Batman: Arkham Asylum]] of the [[artnid:315871|Batman: Arkham Asylum video game|Review: Batman: Arkham Asylum video game]]. That's a theoretical saving of $119.95 (the game's RRP), making this bundle a great deal for those looking to pick up the new PS3.

    EBGames is also currently [[xref:|offering the PS3 Slim for $496|EBGames: PS3 Slim]] with $125 worth of vouchers if you buy it before September 17.
  • [[artnid:305019|TomTom ONE 140 IQ Routes Edition|Review: TomTom ONE 140 IQ Routes Edition GPS unit]]

    RRP: $276 (save $23)

    Dads are stubborn creatures — they like to know where they're going and they don't want to argue about it. If your dad doesn't exactly know east from west, a GPS device is a great (but subtle) hint to get him back on the right track. Thankfully, DSE is currently offering the [[artnid:305019|TomTom ONE 140 IQ Routes Edition|Review: TomTom ONE 140 IQ Routes Edition GPS unit]] for [[xref:|only $276|Dicksmith Electronics: TomTom One 140 IQ Routes Edition]], so it won't be a deep reach into the pocket this Father's Day.
  • Hisense HL81V68P LCD TV

    RRP: $1149 (Save: $290)

    The [[artnid:315432|Hisense HL81V68P LCD TV|Review: Hisense HL81V68P LCD TV]] is a 32in (81cm) LCD television aimed at budget buyers. It has a user-friendly interface, three HDMI ports, an in-built tuner and good picture quality. Originally retailing for $1149, the Hisense HL81V68P [[xref:|can be purchased from The Good Guys for just $859|The Good Guys catalogue]] — that's a saving of $290.
  • [[artnid:315275|Nikon D3000|Nikon D3000 digital SLR]]

    RRP: $1149 (twin lens kit); (save $150)

    Get dad what he's always wanted for Father's Day: a digital SLR camera and two useful lenses to go along with it. The [[artnid:315275|Nikon D3000|Nikon D3000 digital SLR]] digital SLR is an entry-level digital SLR that's very easy to use, so dad won't have to learn too much in order to get the most out of it. Get it from the [[xref:|Digital Camera Warehouse|Digital Camera Warehouse]] for $1149.
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