Deal of the week: a third off Creative's X-Fi
We brought you some juicy deals on
Dell laptops last week, and now it's time for something a little more
modest but nonetheless quite tantalizing. Newegg is running a $40
instant savings on Creative's
X-Fi XtremeMusic sound card, bringing its price down from $121.99 to just $81.99. That shaves a cool 33% off the price,
which should make the X-Fi quite a bit more attractive to users looking
to finally do away with their onboard audio or ditch an older sound card.
the X-Fi last year and we were quite happy with the card's performance
and sound quality. One may be tempted to cough up the extra dough for
Platinum or its Fatal1ty-branded
cousin, which both feature X-RAM and are poised as better performers
in games by Creative. As we found out in our review of the
Fatal1ty flavor, though, X-RAM has almost no impact on current games, so
the XtremeMusic on sale at Newegg is a fine deal unless you really
need the 5.25" I/O drive and remote.