Deal of the week: High-capacity SSDs, IPS displays, and more


— 3:46 PM on March 8, 2013

Remember when Samsung's 840 Series 500GB SSD dipped to $280 last week? Well, good news: it's on sale again. Until midnight Pacific Time tonight, entering the promo code EMCXTXM23 on Newegg's checkout page will let you nab the drive for $279.99 shipped.

That's a pretty sizable discount from the regular $339.99, as well as from the $317.28 Amazon charges. At $280, the 840 Series offers pretty unbeatable capacity per dollar. It's quite fast, too, with top sequential speeds of 540MB/s for reads and 330MB/s for writes.

Of course, faster drives do exist—like Samsung's own 840 Pro Series 512GB, which also happens to be on sale at Newegg. You can get it for $459.99 shipped using the promo code EMCXTXM33, which takes $40 off the regular price. As our benchmarks demonstrate, 840 Pro Series drives have quicker writes than their 840 Series brethren, and they can even beat SandForce-based offerings. It doesn't get much faster than this, at least in the realm of 2.5" SATA drives.

Now, let's see... what else do we have for today?

Ah, right. Dell's UltraSharp U2312HM, a 23" monitor with a 1920x1080 IPS panel, which is on sale for $199.99 shipped. Just enter the promo code EMCXTXM22 to knock it down from the usual $219.99. This display has solid specs and great user reviews, and being IPS-based, it also provides excellent viewing angles: 178° horizontal and 178° vertical, right there with the best of 'em.

Finally, with yet another promo code (EMCXTXM48), Newegg allows you to snag an OEM copy of Windows 8 x64 for only $79.99 shipped (down from $99.99). There's a free copy of PowerDVD 12 in the mix, too, if you still buy your movies on physical media.

We'll wrap things up with a link to NCIX's latest sale for our Canadian readers. The Monster Deals Week sale includes plenty of bargains, like the 120GB version of Samsung's 840 Series for $99.98 CAD, the Asus VivoTab RT for $449 CAD (see our review here), and an 8GB USB 3.0 thumb drive from Kingston for $6.79 CAD.

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