Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/01/26/tesco_vat_off_laptop_deal/

Tesco axes VAT from laptops

20 per cent off while stocks last

By Tony Smith

Posted in Laptops and Tablets, 26th January 2011 13:28 GMT

Tesco is knocking the VAT off a stack of notebooks and netbooks in a bid to get downturn-dashed Britons buying again.

The deal will see prices in stores and online reduced by 20 per cent, effectively removing the impact of the new, higher VAT rate.

A case in point: Samsung's Galaxy Tab, which Tesco was selling for £449, will now cost £359.20.

Tesco said it was making the same cut to a raft of machines from Dell, HP Compaq, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba and others.

The usual caveat applies: the deal is only available while stocks last, Tesco said. You can see what it has on offer at the Tesco.com website. ®