Deals of the week: a TR-exclusive deal on an 850 EVO 1TB and more


— 12:46 PM on December 18, 2015

Happy Friday, gerbils. Our deals post was delayed a bit today by some technical difficulties with Newegg. The retailer appears to have sorted out its issues, so we're back to smooth sailing. Enjoy these pre-Christmas deals, some of which would make great last-minute gifts for the PC enthusiast.

  • Adorama is offering TR readers an exclusive deal on Samsung's 850 EVO 1TB SSDs, in both 2.5" and mSATA form factors. Both drives are $319.99 with promo code TECHREPORT, and they both include a game code for Assassin's Creed Syndicate. That promo code will be good through Sunday, December 20.
     
  • Newegg has Fractal Design's Define S case on sale for $59.99. This TR Editor's Choice winner is a steal at that price. Its quiet stock fans and user-friendly interior are a pleasure to work with. Just be sure your system can get by with two 2.5" storage devices, three 3.5" drives, and no optical drives, and you'll be all set.
     
  • If you need more expansion than the Define S offers, Newegg also has Fractal Design's Define R5 case on sale for $89.99. This case is another TR Editor's Choice honoree, and it may be all the case most systems will ever need.
     
  • Hitachi's Deskstar NAS 6TB 7200 RPM hard drive is $229.99 at Newegg today after promo code ESCKNKW28, a whopping $40 off even Amazon's pricing. Hitachi's drives are well-reputed for performance and reliability, so if you need a big chunk of storage for your desktop or NAS unit, this deal looks like a winner.
     
  • Newegg still has Corsair's Graphite Series 380T mini-ITX case in white for $89.99. This case may not be the smallest Mini-ITX enclosure around, but it's easy to build in and it keeps components cool. The 380T's built-in fan controller is a nice extra for mini-ITX PCs, too.
     
  • Finally, the Microsoft Store has Asus' Zenbook UX305CA notebook on sale for $599.99. This 13.3" laptop is one of our favorite thin-and-light machines, and Asus recently refreshed it with a Skylake Core M CPU. Asus rounds out the UX305CA with a 256GB SSD, 8GB of RAM, and a 1080p IPS display.

That's it for today's deals. If we missed a good bargain somewhere, be sure to share your findings with other TR readers in the comments.

   
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