Deal of the week: a cheap GTX 460, $550 Nehalem ultraportable, and more

We’ve got a trio of deals for you this week. First, while scouting for parts for the next edition of our TR system guide, we stumbled upon a Zotac GeForce GTX 460 768MB graphics card currently on sale at Newegg for $189.99 with free shipping.

This card has Nvidia’s quiet stock cooler, ships with a StarCraft II trial coupon good for seven hours of game time, and from what we understand, comes with lifetime warranty coverage if you register on the Zotac’s website within 30 days of your purchase. (If you don’t register, warranty coverage drops to two years.) Not bad for $10 below Nvidia’s suggested retail price, specially considering how well this GPU did in our value comparisons.

Next up: HP’s Pavilion dm3t, which we told you all about in the news earlier this week. In a nutshell, this 13.3" laptop has a Nehalem-derived Consumer Ultra-Low Voltage processor, a 7.5-hour battery life rating, a magensium-aluminum alloy shell, and a price tag of just $549.99. Tempting, to say the least.

Last, but not least, memory prices are on a downward trend again, and you can now get a 4GB Mushkin DDR3-1333 kit for $76.99 shipped. (Mushkin provides lifetime warranty coverage, of course.) Similar kits were selling for a little over $100 a few weeks ago, so that’s a nice improvement—and a good time for an upgrade.

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    • Mystic-G
    • 9 years ago

    Considering Zotac offers liftetime warranties when you register them, I’d think that’s one hell of a deal at the moment.

      • MadManOriginal
      • 9 years ago

      I’m not sure if $10 or 5% off is a ‘hell of a deal’ but if one were considering a GTX 460 768MB it seems like a solid choice. At least it’s not the rear-exhausting version, which is normally a good thing in itself, which Zotac sent out to all the review sites that had a terribly loud fan control profile.

    • Sargent Duck
    • 9 years ago

    Hmmmm….7 hour demo of StarCraft II…that’s kinda cheap, espicially since Blizzard gave me 2 SCII demo cards and 2 WOW cards to give to friends in the box of SCII.

      • sonneillon
      • 9 years ago

      Those 2 SCII demo cards from the box of SCII are 7 hour cards (or at least they were in my box of SCII). Also they aren’t actually 7 hours of play as they are 7 hours of registered use. If you register the game at 1AM then the trial expires at 8AM and it doesn’t matter if you only played for 1 hour.

      A coworker and I found this out when he registered the trial around 3AM (we work nights) and we only played 2 matches against each other (15-30 minutes per match) and when we went to go play during our next shift it reported that his trial had expired at 10AM.

    • toyota
    • 9 years ago

    that gtx460 768mb is far from a great deal. there have been at least 2 or 3 other deals in the last couple of weeks for 30-40 bucks cheaper for one.

      • VILLAIN_xx
      • 9 years ago

      Totally. I hardly check these “Deals of the r[

    • PhilipMcc
    • 9 years ago

    Any consensus on the HP dmt3 laptop good or bad? It looks pretty nice. I did see a negative comment regarding the trackpad.

    • flip-mode
    • 9 years ago

    Company of Heroes on Steam for $2.50.

    Company of Heroes “Complete Pack” on Steam for $12.50.

    I picked up CoH for $2.50. I’ve never played it before, but it’s highly rated.

    I *[

      • rxc6
      • 9 years ago

      Yeah, I was going to mention that deal. The complete pack includes the last game which many consider to be the worst. The first two look solid. So I will buy them 😀

      • cygnus1
      • 9 years ago

      I’m so tempted to get this. Please tell us about the game, i’ve heard lots of good things from the media, but nothing first hand. It’s an RTS right?

        • sweatshopking
        • 9 years ago

        yes. it’s a damn good one too.

      • PinkCow
      • 9 years ago

      Thanks for the tip. Just bought the Gold edition, for 2.50 it’s a steal.

      • MadManOriginal
      • 9 years ago

      I could buy CoH off Steam for less than I got back in tax deduction for donating it to a secondhand store, lol. Definitely a solid game from what I remember but depending upon online play for long-term replayability (the game is old at this point though) is sometimes a turnoff since at this point the only people left playing are the ‘uber’ ones against whom a noob has no chance. Still, for $12.50 the complete pack might not be a bad deal to play sometime even if just single player – it does have a good storyline to it.

      • flip-mode
      • 9 years ago

      The 4850 rocks the socks off this game – 1600×1200 everything maxed and 8xAA 16xAF I get 43 FPS average on the in-game performance test. Heh, 8xAA…. anything over 4x is worthless to me…. Anyway, the 4850 is easily the best graphics card purchase I’ve ever made.

        • dashbarron
        • 9 years ago

        My lowly 1280×1024 19″ doesn’t get much pressure from any of the games at max settings. Too many console ports and not enough time spent developing games with good mechanics, story, and graphics in a harmonious trio. I’m really happy with my EVGA 8800gt and I think it was the best graphic cards purchase I ever made (I think the 4850 is an equally nifty card, except I don’t own it). My 8800gt puked last summer, but thankfully EVGA covered it in their lifetime warranty guarantee.

        Still waiting for a slew of games to emerge to challenge my card and give me a reason to upgrade…that and/or I buy a bigger monitor.

          • flip-mode
          • 9 years ago

          Yes, the 8800GT is firmly installed in history as a legend and one of the best buys of all time, IMO.

      • Meadows
      • 9 years ago

      The last-gen downside is never important as long as you’re not actually planning multiplayer action with friends or something, because in that case there is usually a point in starting when it’s fresh.

    • 5150
    • 9 years ago

    Yawn. I really am tired.

      • Convert
      • 9 years ago

      Get some sleep, I will wake you when a specified set of criteria are met.

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