Deal of the week: Canon's Rebel T5 DSLR for $349, an ultra-wide IPS monitor for $300, and more


— 11:02 AM on September 26, 2014

This week's deals post is so all over the place that I almost don't know where to begin. Let's start with something a little different:

  • Adorama has a sweet promo bundle that combines Canon's EOS Rebel T5 DSLR camera with the standard 18-55mm kit lens, a Canon Pixma Pro-100 inkjet printer, and 50 sheets of semi-gloss paper. This combo usually sells for $750, but a $50 instant discount and massive $350 mail-in rebate knock the effective price down to just $349. That's a heck of a deal for just the camera, let alone the bundle. Act soon if you're interested, though. The deal expires tomorrow.
  • Newegg is selling a bizarro LG 29" IPS monitor for only $299.99 while quantities last. The ultra-wide display has a 2560x1080 resolution, loads of digital inputs, a VESA-compatible mounting bracket, and built-in speakers. The Newegg user reviews are pretty positive, too, but they note that not all games support the oddball resolution.
  • Looking for an uber-cheap CPU for a low-end build? Tiger Direct is selling AMD's A6-5400K processor for only $39.99. The chip is based on older Trinity silicon, but it has dual cores clocked at up to 3.6GHz, an unlocked multiplier for easy overclocking, and DirectX 11-class integrated graphics. Compatible motherboards are pretty cheap, as well.
  • The best mechanical storage deal right now is probably WD's Green 3TB hard drive, which is down to $89.99 at Newegg with coupon code EMCPAHD27. Low-power drives like this one are pretty sluggish, but they provide lots of capacity without generating too much noise, making them perfect companions for faster SSDs. Speaking of which...
  • Even at its suggested retail price of $224.99, Crucial's MX100 512GB is one of the best values in the SSD market. Promo code EMCPAHE223 slashes its price to just $188.99 right now, shaving the cost per gig to a scant $0.37. While we're on the subject, we should also point out that Intel's 530 Series 480GB is only $229.99 with promo code EMCPAHD28. The Intel SSD has less storage and a higher price per gig, but its five-year warranty is longer than Crucial's three-year coverage.
  • Last, but not least, Nuance's Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home 12 software is free after rebate at Tiger Direct. The speech recognition software works pretty well, but some work is required to get the freebie. There are actually two mail-in rebates—one for $20 and another for $30—that combine to bring the price to zero.

That's all for this week. If you spot any deals we've missed, feel free to add them in the comments below.

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