Believe it or not, this story is *not* an April Fools' Day prank. In an unprecedented fire sale, Harvey Norman is slashing 40% off Toshiba notebooks until Sunday.
We've spoken before at APC about how the rollout of Intel's Second Generation Core (aka Sandy Bridge) CPUs would lead to widespread discounting
on older-model notebooks and desktops featuring First Generation Core processors, but even we didn't see this one coming. Harvey Norman is offering an unprecedented 40% off
all its Toshiba model notebooks until Sunday.
We covered the deal in Notebook Hunter yesterday
, but it's such a drastic (top quality) brand-wide saving - the likes of which we don't think we've ever quite seen before from a national retailer - we figured we ought to draw a little more attention to it for our readers' benefit. If you don't particularly need a cutting-edge Sandy Bridge machine, the next three days could well be your time to buy.
The one thing we will say is: get in quick. The promotion makes clear that this is a run-out special: "Once we sell out, you miss out". You can see the full range of Harvey Norman's Toshiba notebook lineup here
. But before you get your heart too set on any particular model, ring around your nearest stores
and make sure they've still got stock. Logitech's 100% cashback offer earlier in the year
(which sold out in an unbelievable five hours) meant that a lot of would-be shoppers got disappointed, so whatever you do, don't delay.
Our Notebook Hunter story from yesterday draws attention to two heavy-duty entertainment notebooks - the P500 and F60
- as being the best buys, and we stand by that. But really: with some 20-odd machines on special across the country, and all with 40% off the recommended retail price, you'll likely find bargains across all the key notebook usage categories.
WA readers take note: in your state the special ends tomorrow (so all the more reason to duck off early from work this afternoon...).
Happy hunting, folks.Check our Notebook Hunter service for good deals and Top 10 notebooks in several categories. If you want to ask questions about notebooks, go to our newly-launched Notebook Hunter Facebook page and submit one in the discussions area.