This is our first try at the whole blogging thing, so welcome. I am Cam Caldwell and I am the owner and operator of Caldwell Electronics and Radio Shack in Alexander City. The store has been around for 36 years and I have owned it for 13 years. This upcoming weekend, August 7-9, the state of Alabama will once again have a tax free weekend. This weekend is generally around the start of school so that families can save on back to school necessities like clothing and school supplies. For a complete list of eligible items, take a look at this website, http://alabamaretail.org/resources/salestaxholidays/back-to-school/.
Again this year, computers and some of their accessories are on the list. If you have been considering buying a new home computer or laptop for you or your kids, this is a great time to buy. Without having to pay tax, you will automatically save close to 10% just by purchasing this weekend. I have ordered several great models that I wanted to tell you about.
The first model I want to highlight is the Acer ES1512.
15.6 inch Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz/ 4GB DDR3L/ 500GB HDD/ USB3.0/ Windows 8.1 Notebook
This is a great student computer and first laptop. It is very fast and because it does not have a DVD Rom, it is super light weight! It regularly retails for $319.99, but we will have it for $299.99 this weekend.
Our next model is the Acer Aspire E5531-C01E
15.6 inch Intel Celeron 2957U 1.4GHz/ 4GB DDR3L/ 500GB HDD/ DVD±RW/ USB3.0/ W7HP Notebook
It seems consumers either love or hate Windows 8. This is one of the few remaining PC that you can get with the Windows 7 operating system. This model has a DVD Rom and a fast dual core processor. It regularly retails for $419.99 and we will have it for $399.99 over the tax free holiday.
The last laptop we will feature is the Acer Aspire E1731-4699
17.3 inch Intel Pentium 2020M 2.4GHz/ 4GB DDR3/ 500GB HDD/ DVD±RW/ USB3.0/ W7HP Notebook
This large format laptop has a 17.3 inch screen and is super lightweight for its size. It also runs on Windows 7 which is appealing for a lot of folks. Regular retail price is $449.99 and we will have it for $419.99 this weekend.
Finally, we will have one desktop that will be on sale this weekend. It is the Acer Aspire AXC603UR28.
Intel Pentium J2900 2.41GHz/ 4GB DDR3/ 500GB HDD/ DVD±RW/ Windows 8.1 Desktop PC
It has great memory and a fast dual core processor. It runs on Windows 8. Regular price is $449.99 and it will be on sale this weekend for $399.99.
These machines are not necessarily name brands that you recognize like Dell or Toshiba, but check out the user reviews you find on any search engine and they are very comparable and users are happy. Also remember that our staff is well trained and knowledgeable and can help you find what you are looking for. Finally, we provide home installation and networking services to make sure that you have the best user experience you can.
We hope to see you in the store on Friday and Saturday!