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Thin, light, and 1080p laptop

I'd like a thin and light 1080p laptop. It does not need to be powerful, but it does need to be cheap. I'd like to spend about $300, but it must be under $500. The perfect machine would be something like a chromebook, but with a higher res screen than the ones I'm aware of. The resolution requirement trumps the thin and light requirements. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jan 7, 2014 - 15 answers

Looking for a working Bakelite radio in the U.S

Aside from the standard stops ( etsy, eBay, etc ) where should I be looking to find a breadbox-sized, working radio from the 1930s-40s? Ideally Bakelite but not a deal breaker. Ideally shipping from the U.S? A period shell over modern electronics/cords is fine.
posted by The Whelk on Nov 28, 2013 - 8 answers

Electronics in St. Petersburg, Russia

I messed up my travel packing, and I now need to buy a charger for a Canon S95 camera battery in St. Petersburg, Russia. Is there any place where I could get one for a reasonable price? I'm staying downtown.
posted by Jakey on Sep 10, 2012 - 4 answers

Funny plugs, funny sockets

Where in SF do I buy (1) a euro-to-US wall plug adapter (US pins, euro holes) (2) a USB cable with a "Korean 20-pin" connector on one end (like the pics in this thread) ?? [more inside]
posted by gijsvs on Jan 20, 2012 - 12 answers

Looking for a tool to reccommend a laptop configuration

Is there a tool online that might be able to tell me what parameters I would want for a new computer (probably laptop) given my current patterns of use? Looking in stores leads me to think I don't need the high end models but I'd hate to buy something only to find out I should have sprung for the extra RAM. [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on Jul 19, 2011 - 9 answers

Why does stuff disappear from Costco.com website without an out of stock indication?

Why does stuff disappear from Costco.com website without an out of stock indication? [more inside]
posted by Twinedog on Dec 17, 2010 - 6 answers

Gadgets in Manhattan?

Where in Manhattan should I go to look at and possibly buy gadgets, electronics, and computery type stuff that would be hard to buy (excluding online) anywhere else?
posted by Mwongozi on Oct 11, 2010 - 9 answers

Biggest Bang™ for Buck

I'm going to travel a bit and might try to combine that with shopping. (a very novel notion, I know) Price-comparisons wanted. [more inside]
posted by monocultured on Sep 22, 2010 - 3 answers

Shopping in London

I will be visiting London for two weeks or so in mid September this year, and I will be doing a lot of shopping. Since I have been recently working and living in Egypt, I intend to buy myself a new phone and some electronics, and maybe clothes. (electronics here are too expensive and not everything is available) [more inside]
posted by convex on Aug 23, 2010 - 8 answers

Does Las Vegas have any reputable camera dealers?

Does Las Vegas have good, legit deals on cameras? [more inside]
posted by Joseppi on Aug 5, 2010 - 5 answers

Coem on Kindle, light my fire.

How can I "test drive" a Kindle? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Jan 8, 2010 - 25 answers

Looking for the perfect laptop for traveling

Looking for the perfect laptop for traveling. Priorities are durability, lightness, and battery life, in that order. Performance is not too important, but it must run Windows 7 like a champ. Willing to consider netbooks. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Oct 29, 2009 - 19 answers

Help me find a great handheld GPS for Geocaching!

I'm looking to buy a personal handheld GPS unit mainly for hiking and geocaching. Recommend an awesome model for me! [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on Sep 2, 2009 - 24 answers

Any good (i.e. customer service wise/price wise) UK/Euro equivalents of sites like newegg for shopping for external hard drives?

Any good (i.e. customer service wise/price wise) UK/Euro equivalents of sites like newegg for shopping for external hard drives? [more inside]
posted by talljamal on Apr 28, 2009 - 10 answers

Will CES make the price of this camera drop?

Does it make sense to wait until after CES to buy a new video camera? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Nov 30, 2008 - 3 answers

Are there any cheap, reliable electronics shops in Washington DC?

Travel with Electronics to Washington DC filter: are there any reliable, inexpensive electronics shops in D.C. to find an AC-to-USB converter? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Nov 20, 2008 - 8 answers

Where in Japan (or online) can I get this Japanese cable for my MacBook power adapter?

I want to buy a 2-pronged figure-8 cable (IEC 320 type c7) with a Japanese plug to work in Japan with my MacBook power adapter. Where should I look for this in Japan, or even better is there somewhere online where I can buy it and have it shipped to Japan? [more inside]
posted by teem on Jul 30, 2008 - 7 answers

Electronic Components in NYC?

ElectronicsHobbyistFilter: Where can I browse around for and buy small electronic components (microswitches, capacitors, etc.) in New York City? Radio Shack no longer appears to carry this kind of stuff (in New York anyway) [more inside]
posted by frieze on Jul 16, 2008 - 10 answers

Math students, you are getting such a raw deal.

Why doesn't Moore's Law apply to graphing calculators? [more inside]
posted by skryche on May 28, 2008 - 21 answers

Wake me up in style!

Who knew finding a tabletop alarm clock would be so hard? [more inside]
posted by FlyByDay on Oct 7, 2007 - 15 answers

Printer needed in London, stat!

I need to purchase an all-in-one office machine (fax/scan/copy/printer) from my desk here in the U.S., and get it to my company's CEO in London by tomorrow. [more inside]
posted by mr_crash_davis on Sep 11, 2007 - 11 answers

In search of an electronics hobbyist store in the East Bay

Does anyone know of a good electronics hobbyist store in the East Bay? [more inside]
posted by zeoslap on Aug 17, 2007 - 3 answers

I'm about five minutes from breaking down and getting a damn typewriter.

As much as I'm sure Ask Metafilter is already sick of being Regular Metafilter's personal shopper this month, gosh if I wouldn't appreciate you helping me buy a PDA. [more inside]
posted by Simon! on Dec 3, 2006 - 13 answers

Cheapskate seeks Ericsson phones!

I'm a big fan of the Ericsson interface, though my current phone (T637) is on its last legs. Sony has come out with a ton of great phones recently, all vast improvements on what I have, and almost none of which I afford. A few years ago, major wireless carriers could be counted on to heavily discount the newest latest freshest phones, especially Ericssons, and now only ONE carrier (Cingular) sells ANY of them, and they only have the two bottom-of-the-line models. Anyone have any advice or inside information before I bite the bullet and get the cheapo model? [more inside]
posted by stuckie on Sep 27, 2006 - 8 answers

What is the best way to buy electronics?

What is the best way to buy electronics? [more inside]
posted by dino terror on Sep 17, 2005 - 10 answers

Which manufacturers make well-built home theater equipment at a reasonable price?

Over the past several years, I have been burned by poor quality in home electronics from various manufacturers. I have purchased pieces by Sony (home stereo), Panasonic (theatre-in-a-box) and RCA (various pieces of junk), and all have given out in one way or another far too quickly for my liking. In a renewed attempt to build a proper home theatre system (DVD/CD, receiver, speakers, etc), and recognizing that I haven't the money for really high-end stuff but will avoid anything cheap, I seek outside opinions as to which manufacturers are making products that are of reasonable quality, and reasonably priced. Your experiences, please.
posted by danwalker on Feb 4, 2005 - 23 answers

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