From time to time I'm struck like lightning by the realization that PC hardware is really, really cheap. There's a perfectly logical explanation for this phenomenon, of course, because PC harware is really cheap, and prices are dropping all the time.
But man, this stuff is really cheap nowadays.
After a slow Christmas, brimming with overstocked inventory, hardware manufacturers and vendors are pushing goods out the door priced like fake silver jewelry in a Mexican border town. That, and I've been getting the itch to upgrade, so I'm poking around on Pricewatch more lately. And, if you couldn't tell, I kinda like hardware. All of which leads me to report a number of semi-obvious bits of good news.
Sixty-two. Two-hundred fifty-six.
Not long ago, we'd have had to reverse those two numbers. I had been fighting the urge to buy more memory during the past few months as prices have stayed low, but today I finally cracked. It's time for serious enthusiasts' boxen to have their RAM capacities measured in GB, not MB.
|1. BIF - $340||2. Ryu Connor - $250||3. mbutrovich - $250|
|4. YetAnotherGeek2 - $200||5. End User - $150||6. Captain Ned - $100|
|7. Anonymous Gerbil - $100||8. Bill Door - $100||9. ericfulmer - $100|
|10. dkanter - $100|
|A technology overview of the Aimpad R5 analog keyboard||6|
|Microsoft helps hardware companies make VR more affordable||10|
|Intel P3100 M.2 SSD has datacenters in mind||7|
|Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard merges comfort and style||26|
|Surface Studio puts the iMac on notice||71|
|Microsoft Surface Book i7 packs a bigger punch and more batteries||45|
|G.Skill KM570 MX keyboard goes back to the basics||5|
|Intel's Purley server platform won't use 3D XPoint memory||5|
|In the lab: EVGA's GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Superclocked graphics card||42|