Only a few more days until Black Friday, with lots of computer deals out there, are you sure you know what you really want or are you just looking at prices? Remember just because a computer has a reasonable price tag does not mean it will be a computer that will fit your needs!
According to the NPD Group, Americas spent $10.8 billion on consumer technology-related products in the 2009 holiday season and electronics are predicted to be the hottest gifts again this year. However, many consumers continue to be challenged when trying to find the right PC for their family or themselves and, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals coming soon, there is not a more urgent time to learn than now.
Tips from Leslie Sobon, Corporate Vice President, Product Marketing at AMD:
- Look for systems with VISION Technology from AMD labels, which help you choose the perfect PC (without needing an engineering degree)
- Different VISION Technology from AMD labels correspond with different user needs, allowing consumers to quickly and easily make educated buying decisions based on how they will use the computer
- To best take advantage of this season’s holiday deals, confirm your purchase beforehand by visiting the store days ahead and asking your salesperson relevant usage questions such as:
Can I watch Live TV or play video games?
Can I watch Blu-ray and/or HD movies?
Will my husband be able to edit the family videos on this computer?
Will this computer allow me to listen to or mix music?
Will this computer allow me to view and edit photos?
Can my child build a Power Point presentation on this computer?
These are all questions you should take into consideration while you are out, and about this Black Friday. You do not want to make a few hundred dollar mistake and get a computer that will not fit all your computer needs.
Also be sure to check out AMD’s Facebook page, they are currently hosting a deal stream for notebooks, desktops, processors and other goodies featuring AMD technology. These deals are being uncovered on twitter with the hashtag #AMDdeals by AMD fans and shoppers all over N. America.
Starting today, every deal submitted with the following hashtag #AMDdeals counts as one entry into a contest to win fabulous prizes. Check out AMD’s official site for a full list of contest rules and details, including information on the prizes and the prize periods.