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Can you get a better deal online than at Gitex Shopper?

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While Gitex Shopper 2019 is in full swing, some of us are left asking ourselves - is it really worth heading down to the show to nab a good bargain? A number of people are still skeptical of the bargains available at the show, and some retailers often offer the same retail price for an item, but tack on a lot of unnecessary freebies to make a product look like a good deal.

Then there's the actual had work of sifting through all of the promotion material to really hunt down a good bargain - something of course that we are happy to do on your behalf with our deals roundup.

But are the deals at Gitex Shopper really any better than trying to buy the same products online? We combed through our top picks from the show and then compared them with the same products on noon and Amazon, who are both discreetly having an online tech sale.

Laptops: better deals online or at Gitex Shopper?

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We picked the best laptop deals advertised by retailers present at Gitex Shopper and compared them to what they’re being offered for at online stores. Here’s what we found (bold indicates lower price):

Lenovo S130: Intel Celeron, 14” HD screen, 4GB RAM, 64GB HDD

AED 999 (Sharaf DG)
AED 919 (Amazon)
AED 899 (noon)

HP 14CF1001: Intel Core i5, 14” HD screen, 4GB RAM + 16GB Intel Optane, 1TB HDD

AED 1,899 (Sharaf DG)
AED 1,899 (Amazon)
AED 1,849 (noon)

Acer Aspire 5: Intel Core i7, 15.6” HD screen, 12GB RAM, 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD

AED 2,999 (Sharaf DG)
AED 2,799 (Amazon)
AED 2,799 (noon)

HP Pavilion X360: Intel Core i5, 14” HD screen (convertible), 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD

AED 2,999 (Sharaf DG)
AED 2,477 (Amazon)
AED 3,090 (noon)

Gaming laptops: better deals online or at Gitex Shopper?

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We picked the best gaming laptop deals advertised by retailers present at Gitex Shopper and compared them to what they’re being offered for at online stores. Here’s what we found (bold indicates lower price):

Monster Abra: Intel Core i7, GeForce 1050Ti 4GB, 15.6” FHD 144Hz display, 8GB RAM

AED 3,999 (Monster laptops)
AED 4,646 (Amazon)
AED 4,299 (noon)

Acer Predator Helios 300: Intel Core i7, 15.6” screen, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD, GeForce 1660Ti

AED 5,999 (Sharaf DG)
AED 5,460 (Amazon)
AED 5,639 (noon)

Lenovo IdeaPad L340: Intel Core i7, 15.6” FHD screen, 16GB RAM, 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD, GeForce 1650

AED 4,099 (Jumbo)
AED 4,299 (Amazon)
AED 4,299 (noon)

MacBooks: better deals online or at Gitex Shopper?

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We picked the best MacBook deals advertised by retailers present at Gitex Shopper and compared them to what they’re being offered for at online stores. Here’s what we found (bold indicates lower price):

MacBook Air: Intel Core i5, 13.3” screen, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD 

AED 2,949 (Sharaf DG)
AED 2,847 (Amazon)
AED 2,893 (noon)

MacBook Air (2018): Intel Core i5, 13.3” screen, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD 

AED 4,899 (Sharaf DG)
AED 4,199 (Amazon)
AED 4,466 (noon)

MacBook Pro (with Touch Bar): Intel Core i5, 13.3” screen, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD

AED 5,199 (Sharaf DG)
AED 4,963 (Amazon)
AED 5,099 (noon)

iPhone: better deals online or at Gitex Shopper?

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We picked the best iPhone deals advertised by retailers present at Gitex Shopper and compared them to what they’re being offered for at online stores. Here’s what we found (bold indicates lower price):

iPhone XS 64GB

AED 3,399 with free vouchers (Sharaf DG)
AED 3,249 (Amazon)
AED 3,070 (noon with code BIGMOB)

iPhone 7 32GB

AED 1,499 (Sharaf DG)
AED 1,537 (Amazon)
AED 1,414 (noon)

iPhone X 64GB

AED 2,999 (Sharaf DG)
AED 2,949 (Amazon)
AED 2,838 (noon)

Android phones: better deals online or at Gitex Shopper?

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We picked the best Android phone deals advertised by retailers present at Gitex Shopper and compared them to what they’re being offered for at online stores. Here’s what we found (bold indicates lower price):

Huawei P30 128GB

AED 1,899 with vouchers + backpack + wireless charger (Sharaf DG)
AED 2,126 (Amazon)
AED 1,871 (noon)

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 256GB

AED  3,499 (Sharaf DG)
AED 3,160 (Amazon)
AED 2,782 (noon)

Samsung Galaxy S10 256GB

AED 2,699 + accessories (Jumbo)
AED 2,199 (Amazon)
AED 2,195 (noon with promo code BIGMOB)

Huawei P20 Pro

AED 1,699 + accessories (Jumbo)
AED 2,399 (Amazon)
AED 1,699 (noon)

Oppo Reno 256GB

AED 1,699 (Sharaf DG)
AED 1,367 (Amazon)
AED 1,698 (noon)

Honor 8X 128GB

AED 849 (Axiom)
AED 799 (Amazon)
AED 779 (noon)

TVs: better deals online or at Gitex Shopper?

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We picked the best TV deals advertised by retailers present at Gitex Shopper and compared them to what they’re being offered for at online stores. Here’s what we found (bold indicates lower price):

Samsung UA43RU7400 43” 4K UHD Smart TV

AED 1,649 with vouchers (Sharaf DG)
AED 1,778 (noon)

Samsung UA50RU7400KXZN 50” UHD 4K Smart TV

AED 1,999 (Jumbo)
AED 1,999 (Amazon)
AED 1,923 (noon)

Gaming consoles: better deals online or at Gitex Shopper?

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We picked the best gaming console deals advertised by retailers present at Gitex Shopper and compared them to what they’re being offered for at online stores. Here’s what we found (bold indicates lower price):

PS4 Pro 1TB

AED 1,439 (Sharaf DG)
AED 1,264 (Amazon)
AED 1,322 (noon)

Nintendo Switch Lite

AED 1,049 (Jumbo)
AED 856 (Amazon)
AED 869 (noon)

PS4 1TB + 2 games + 30 days PS Plus

AED 1,199 (Jumbo)
AED 1,065 (Amazon)
AED 1,185 (noon)

Headphones: better deals online or at Gitex Shopper?

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We picked the best headphones deals advertised by retailers present at Gitex Shopper and compared them to what they’re being offered for at online stores. Here’s what we found (bold indicates lower price):

Sony WH1000XM3 headphones

AED 1,299 (Sharaf DG)
AED 959 (Amazon)
AED 1,006 (noon)

Sony True Wireless In-Ear headphones
AED 899 (Jumbo)
AED 835 (Amazon)
AED 829 (noon)

Nick Rego
A former IT & Marketing Manager turned full time Editor, Nick enjoys playing videogames during work hours and tinkering with the latest gadgets.