Deal of the Week: $450 for Motorola Xoom or BlackBerry PlayBook with Staples coupon, expires July 9

Would you bring the 32 GB Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi or the 16 GB BlackBerry PlayBook Wi-Fi home for $450? Staples is betting on it with coupons that expire July 9.

Would you bring the 32 GB Motorola Xoom or the 16 GB BlackBerry PlayBook home for $450? Staples is betting on it with this week's coupons.

If you thought yesterday's $100 price drop for the Motorola Xoom was hot, how about knocking an extra $50 off with a Staples coupon to bring your pre-tax total to $449.98? With the Xoom Wi-Fi, you can enjoy a slate with a 10.1" display at 1280 x 800 resolution, powered by the Tegra 2 1GHz dual-core CPU, with 1 GB of RAM and running Android Honeycomb (3.1).

Perhaps the 7" BlackBerry PlayBook is a better fit with your BlackBerry smartphone? The 16 GB PlayBook Wi-Fi packs a big punch within a small package: a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB RAM, the beautiful QNX OS, ports like a micro HDMI and micro USB, as well as access your BB mail and messages with the BlackBerry Bridge app.

At this price point, both the PlayBook and the Xoom would give the 16 GB Acer Iconia A500 Wi-Fi a run for its money as the Acer sports similar specs as the Xoom for the same price, but offers a SD Card slot, a full-sized USB port in addition to the micro HDMI and micro USB connector. The 16 GB iPad 2 Wi-Fi, on the other hand, costs $499 and includes no ports or slots to connect with accessories.

To take advantage of Staples' coupons, you need to act fast because the offers expire July 9 (this Saturday) and are only redeemable in-store. Other deals on the same set of coupons: 50 percent off Flip Camcorders, and an $50 off on clearance SLRs including demo models so selection will vary depending on the store you visit.


[Source: Staples]