Best deals of the week: 19 March

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  • Panasonic TH-P50V10A 50in plasma television

    Price: $2696

    Pansonic's 50in TH-P50V10A plasma television is the smaller version of the [[artnid:328206|58in TH-P58V10A plasma |Review: Panasonic TH-P58V10A 58in plasma television]]. It's a well-rounded package — a 50in screen with a thickness of only 2in makes for an impressive wall-mounted centrepiece for your lounge room. A 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio means it will display deep blacks and bright whites when watching your favourite high-definition Blu-ray movies.
  • Garmin nuvi 255W GPS unit

    Price: $187 (Save: $212)

    [[artnid:270916|Garmin's nuvi 255W]] may be a superseded GPS model, but at this price, we think it's a fantastic bargain. The 255W is a widescreen GPS with text-to-speech technology and it provides a solid combination of excellent navigation and ease of use. It may lack some advanced features like Bluetooth, but if you're purely interested in navigation, then this is a great buy. JB Hi-Fi is currently running out the [[xref:|nuvi 255W for just $187]]!
  • [[artnid:337684|MSI CR620 notebook|Review: MSI CR620 notebook]]

    Price: $1083 (Save: $116)

    MSI's CR620 is a 16in desktop replacement notebook for anyone who just wants a computer for everyday tasks. It will run office apps with ease, it will encode media at a relatively brisk pace, and it's great for multitasking. The only thing it can't do is play games, but for what you pay, that's to be expected. [[xref:|Mwave Australia|Web site: Mwave Australia]] currently has the MSI CR620 for $1083, which is $116 off the recommended retail price.

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  • Samsung LA32B550 32in LCD television

    Price: $691

    Samsung's 32in Series 5 LCD television, the LA32B550, has been a popular product for several months as it just continues to drop in price. [[artnid:326788|We thought it was a good buy for $997|Pre-Christmas bargains: The best value plasma, LCD and LED TVs]]. It's reasonably sized and offers reasonable picture quality, and its current sub-$700 price tag makes it a very attractive proposition.
  • [[Artnid:205636|Brother HL-2140 mono laser printer|Review: Brother HL-2140 mono laser printer]]

    Price: $85 (Save $64)

    Monochrome laser printers are a fantastic way to quickly and cheaply print off text documents for school or work. Some, like the Brother HL-2140, are cheap to purchase and also cheap to run. You can pick one up from [[xref:|PC DIY's NSW or QLD stores|Web site: PC DIY]] for $85, which is $64 off the original recommended retail price.
  • [[artnid:339291|Medion Akoya E4360 D desktop PC|Review: Medion Akoya E4360 D desktop PC]]

    Price: $799

    [[xref:|ALDI|Web site: ALDI]] is currently selling the Medion Akoya E4360 D PC for $799, and it's a definite bargain. You get an Intel Core i3-530 CPU, 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM, a 1TB hard drive, a decent NVIDIA GeForce GT330 graphics card and even a well-designed case. You really can't go wrong with this purchase, but you'll have to be quick as it went on sale yesterday and it's bound to run out quickly.
  • [[artnid:339876|Canon IXUS 210 IS Touch digital camera|Review: Canon IXUS 210 IS Touch digital camera]]

    Price: $499.00 (Save: $70.15)

    Available from [[xref:|Ryda Digital Cameras|Ryda Digital Cameras]] for $428.85, the Canon IXUS 210 IS Touch is currently one of the best and most intuitive to use compact digital cameras on the market. It's a feature-rich digital camera with a touch screen instead of physical controls, and it can take great video in addition to awesome stills.
  • [[Artnid:323017|Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 1TB external hard drive|Review: Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 1TB external hard drive]]

    Price: $299 (Save $80)

    Western Digital's My Passport Essential SE is a little thicker than other portable hard drives, but it provides a whopping 1TB of storage, hardware encryption and easy-to-use backup software. Though its recommended retail price of $379 is hard to swallow, [[xref:|Officeworks|Web site: Officeworks]] has it for a reasonable $299.
  • RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700 smartphone

    Price: $0 on $49 cap plan over 24 months

    Though RIM hasn't offered anything innovative in this release, the [[artnid:327877|BlackBerry Bold 9700|Review: BlackBerry Bold 9700]] remains a great business smartphone and is a sleeker and more compact device than the original Bold. At this price — [[xref:|$0 up front on Vodafone's new $49 cap]] — the new Bold is also a great offer for non-business users. As part of this deal, you'll get unlimited Vodafone-to-Vodafone standard national voice calls, unlimited BlackBerry e-mail and Internet, and $350 worth of calls and text.
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