ALDI’s Special Buys catalogue is out, and there’s some great deals to be had next weekend (19 October), including a Ultra HD Smart TV (50-inch), some bargains on a new Nokia 5.1 and mobile accessories, and some PC gaming gear as well.
First up is the 50-inch Ultra HD Smart TV with DVR, featuring 4K resolution, build-in DVR, Netflix and YouTube apps. It also supports HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel) so you can pair in a sound-bar as needed. With a built-in DVR you can record your favourite shows to watch later, but we’d thoroughly recommend adding in a Google Chromecast Ultra to enjoy a wider range of streaming content, or better yet, a cheap Android TV set top box.
It sells for just $419, a little cheaper than when previous models have gone on sale (e.g. mid-year at $429) but it’s unclear at this stage whether ALDI will include a Chromecast this time around – they did in June.
In case you need a bargain on a new phone, ALDI is selling the Nokia 5.1 32GB for just $199. Featuring a 5.5-inch display, 32GB memory, a 16MP rear camera and 8MP front camera, the Nokia 5.1 is a dual-SIM smartphone ready to rock, and it comes with Google’s Android One – a fairly pure interpretation of Android that’s guaranteed to get upgrades and security patches for a while yet. If you’re undecided, check our review of the Nokia 5.1 from late last year. ALDI will sell the Nokia 5.1 for just $199.
If you’re in need of some mobile accessories, there’s also the following for just $9.99 ea:
- In-ear headphones with in-line microphone
- 2m USB-C cable
- 3m Micro-USB cable
- 2m Lightning cable
- 3m HDMI cable with Micro-HDMI adaptor (a great price, and a handy thing to travel with!)
- Lightning to Dual Lightning / AUX adaptor
Last but not least is a range of gaming hardware, crowned by a Gaming PC for $1,999. It seems like a good mid-range gaming PC, with the following specifications:
- Intel 9th Gen Core i5-9400 CPU at 2.9 GHz (with boost to 4.1 GHz)
- MSI MAG z390m motherboard
- MSI NVidia GeForce RTX 2070 AERO 8G graphics card
- 16GB DDR4 RAM
- 1TB HDD
- 512GB PCIe SSD
- Gigabit Ethernet
- Seasonic Focus Plus Gold power supply
Probably the only thing which caught my eye was the inclusion of a Core i5 chipset instead of a more powerful Core i7, but for gaming, that’s probably not a major issue – much of the work is in graphics cards these days. The PC comes by itself, but you can add a range of accessories, too, and some of these look pretty cool:
- Gaming Headphones with USB Adaptor – $69.99
- RGB backlit keyboard – $79.99
- Gaming mouse – $49.99
- 27-inch curved QHD (2K) monitor – $379
All of the above go on sale next weekend, Saturday 19 October 2019 at your local ALDI store. Bear in mind, supplies – as usual – are likely to be limited, so if you can’t find what you’re after in your local store, check out another one nearby.