Deals of the week: cheap VRR displays and more


— 3:15 PM on August 12, 2016

Sorry for the late deals post today, gerbils. I've been working hard all week to get our Radeon RX 470 review back in shape after a disturbing discovery. Now that all that's behind us, we've scoured the web for the best deals available on computer hardware today. Here's what we found.

  • Asus' MG248Q FreeSync monitor is on sale at Newegg for $259.99 with promo code EMCEMFG42. This 24", 1920x1080 display offers a near-ideal FreeSync range of 40 to 144 Hz, and its TN panel offers a quick 1ms response time. Asus throws in HDMI 1.4, DVI, and DisplayPort inputs, as well. If you're looking at a Radeon RX 460 or RX 470, this seems like a great way to get into variable-refresh displays for cheap.
     
  • If you want an affordable variable-refresh display, but you're using an Nvidia graphics card, AOC's G2460PG G-Sync display might fit the bill. Like the Asus display above, this 24" TN panel features a 144-Hz refresh rate and a 1-ms response time. It also offers Nvidia's Ultra Low Motion Blur strobing-backlight tech if variable-refresh isn't your thing for some freaky reason. Newegg has this display on sale for $339.99 right now.
     
  • Got a family member who needs a cheap laptop for back-to-school computing? Acer's Aspire E 15 E5-575G-52RJ notebook looks appealing. This machine has a Skylake Core i5-6200U CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive, and an Nvidia GeForce 940MX discrete graphics chip with 2GB of VRAM. Newegg is selling this machine for $479.99, but Slickdeals suggests that using Visa Checkout will bring the price down to $464.99.
     
  • Newegg also has OCZ's RD400 256GB NVMe M.2 SSD on sale for $169.99 after promo code ESCEMFF28. 256GB of SSD goes by fast these days, but if you just want a super-fast system drive to pair with a bulk SATA SSD, this RD400 might be just the thing.
     
  • Intel's Core i7-6700K CPU is on sale at Newegg for $314.99, near its historic low. This quad-core, eight-thread Skylake chip should need no introduction to TR readers, but for the unaware, it offers 4.0GHz base and 4.2GHz boost speeds and an unlocked multiplier for easy overclocking.

There's a chance you're looking for a deal on something we didn't feature here. If that's the case, you can help The Tech Report by using the following referral links when you're out shopping: not only do we have a partnership with Newegg, but we also work with Best Buy, Adorama, RakutenWalmart, and Sam's Club. For more specific needs, you can also shop with our links at the Microsoft Store, and Das Keyboard's shop.

 Those are the best deals we could find this week. If we missed something in our search, be sure to share it with other TR readers in the comments.

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