Deal of the week: Cheap Kindle Fire tablets and much, much more


— 4:04 PM on February 8, 2013

We've got nicer discounts than usual this week—starting with a sale on Amazon's 8.9" Kindle Fire HD tablets.

Until the end of the day, entering the promo code "FIRELOVE" takes $30 off the regular Kindle Fire HD and $50 off the 4G LTE version. That means the vanilla model will set you back just $269, and the 4G LTE version will be yours for $449. Both tablets feature 1920x1200 IPS screens, 1.5GHz dual-core CPUs, and battery life of "over 10 hours." Amazon also quotes a thickness of 0.35" and a weight of 1.25 lbs for both devices—quite slim and light, considering these are pretty full-featured Android tablets.

Meanwhile, Newegg's Geeky Valentines sale is in full force. Among the most desirable discounts are:

  • Western Digital's Red 3TB hard drive, which is available for $149.99 shipped (down from $169.99) after the promo code EMCXVXM23. This drive has a reduced spindle speed, but it's optimized for RAID setups, and it carries a three-year warranty—a rare luxury for HDDs these days.
  • Intel's Core i5-3470 processor, which is down from $199.99 to $184.99 shipped after the promo code EMCXVXM22. Our value scatter plots show the i5-3470 is one the best deals around, especially in games. It's also one of the most power-efficient chips at this price point, thanks to its 77W power envelope.
  • Corsair's Graphite Series 600T enclosure, which is on sale for $129.99 after a $20-off promo code (EMCXVXM25) and a $20-off mail-in rebate. Shipping is free. This is a TR Editor's Choice award winner and a great all-around enclosure for an enthusiast PC.

Newegg has bargains outside of the Valentine's Day sale, too. For example, thanks to AMD's new Never Settle Reloaded promotion, HIS's Radeon HD 7850 1GB graphics card can be nabbed for $164.99 with free copies of BioShock Infinite and the new Tomb Raider. Also, ASRock's Z77E-ITX motherboard is available for $149.99 with a free 8GB Crucial DDR3-1600 memory module (worth $49.99 separately).

Let's wrap up, as we always do, with some deals from NCIX's latest sale—in this case, the Lunar New Year Sale Event. Among the items there are a 3TB Seagate Barracuda 7,200 RPM hard drive for $129.99, a 1TB Barracuda 7200.12 for $59.99, and an XFX Radeon HD 7850 Core Edition graphics card for $149.99 after a mail-in rebate. Naturally, the Radeon also comes with free copies of BioShock Infinite and Tomb Raider.

   
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