Deal of the week: A terabyte SSD for $417, plus memory, graphics, and more


— 10:43 AM on August 1, 2014

There are a few surprises this week, so let's cut to the chase.

  • SSD deals are common, but not on these particular drives. Crucial's M550 1TB is on sale at Amazon for only $416.99. That's about 40 cents per gig—pretty good for a TR Editor's Choice winner. Over at Newegg, Intel's 730 Series 240GB is discounted to $189.99. The appeal there isn't the cost per gig, which is relatively high, but the fact that the 730 Series is basically an enterprise-grade drive rebranded for desktop use. The 730 Series 240GB debuted at $249.99 just a few months ago.
  • Although Corsair's Vengeance Pro memory is usually priced at a premium, Newegg has a dual-channel 16GB kit on sale for $157.99. The modules are rated for operation at 1866MHz with 9-10-9-27 timings and 1.5V. I've been using similar DIMMs in my motherboard test systems for more than a year now, and they've been rock solid. Keep in mind that the taller heat spreaders may interfere with some aftermarket CPU coolers, though.
  • Asus' hot-clocked GeForce GTX 750 Ti is down to $119.99 at Newegg after an instant discount, promo code EMCPBPW44, and a $20 mail-in rebate. The card has an 1150MHz peak GPU speed, up from the 1085MHz stock frequency, plus 2GB of memory. On top of that, Asus adds a dual-slot cooler with a couple of decent-sized fans. See our GTX 750 Ti review for more details what the GPU can do.
  • And now, for something completely different. HP's Chromebook 11 is slashed to $179.99 at TigerDirect. The 11.6-incher has a 1366x768 IPS display, a dual-core Samsung Exyno 5250 SoC, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of flash storage. It runs Chrome OS, which is a bit of a handicap, but you can always throw Linux on the thing.

As usual, all of this week's items include free shipping. If you've spotted any deals we've missed, feel free to add them in the comments below.

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