Deal of the week: Unlocked Haswell CPUs, more SSDs, and a Windows tablet
With the Super Bowl primed for Sunday, most of this week's sales focus on big-screen TVs and other consumer electronics gear. However, we've still managed to find some tempting deals on PC hardware.
- Adata's SP900 Premier Pro 256GB SSD is down to $130 at TigerDirect—just $0.51 per gig. Coupon code YBW115738 is required to get that price, but the discount is instant, and there are no rebates attached. Shipping is free, too, and Adata recently released free utility software that tracks host writes in addition to overall drive health.
- Adata's SX9000 512GB SSD is 33% off at Newegg, and promo code EMCPWGP223 shaves another $10 off the price. You'll end up paying just $260 after the coupon code is applied, which is an excellent deal for a drive of this size. The cost per gigabyte is the same as for the SP900 256GB selling at TigerDirect.
- Microsoft's Surface Pro 128GB tablet is marked down to $500 at Best Buy, $400 off the usual asking price. This is last year's model, but it still has a 1080p IPS display, an Ivy-based Core processor, 128GB of flash storage, and an included stylus. That's a pretty nice package for $500, especially with the equivalent second-gen Surface Pro selling for around $1000. Best Buy offers free shipping on this item, as well.
- A couple of unlocked Haswell CPUs are discounted at Micro Center, but they're only available for in-store pickup. The Core i7-4770K is slashed to $250, and the i5-4670K is priced at $180. The same processors cost $320 and $240, respectively, at Newegg right now. If you have a Micro Center in your area, these deals are well worth the trip.
North of the border, NCIX's Double Rewards Week Sale Event is loaded with discounted items. Our favorite deals include BitFenix's Phenom Mini-ITX enclosure for $70 and Corsair's H60 water cooler for $60. NCIX has a couple of decent SSDs on sale, too: Kingston's SSDNow V300 240GB is discounted to $145, and Seagate's 600 SSD 240GB is only $5 more. Thanks to SlickDeals for the heads-up on the Surface and Haswell sale items.