Deal of the week: Storage, cooling, RAM, and IPS displays

We’ve got a smorgasbord of deals for you this week—and, in what will hopefully become a regular feature, some deals for our Canadian friends, as well. Let’s get warmed up with some hot, pre-Black Friday U.S. bargains.

Recently, we heard that DDR3 memory prices are on their way down, and we’re already seeing some tantalizing deals on 4GB DDR3 kits. A 4GB Mushkin DDR3-1333 bundle selling at Newegg caught our eye in particular, because it sells for only $56.99 with free shipping. To put that in perspective, similar kits cost roughly $70 when we published our latest system guide less than three weeks ago.

Changing gears somewhat, Dell has some coupon codes available for displays sold through its Small Business site. The UltraSharp U2211H, a 21.5" monitor with a 1080p IPS panel, can be nabbed for $209.25 instead of $279 if you enter the coupon code 75HV0XZ$HN?52F on the checkout page. The folks at SlickDeals have posted other coupon codes for the 27" UltraSharp U2711 and 30" UltraSharp U3011, too.

North of the border, NCIX has a sale running through November 24, which allows lucky Canadians to get:

  • Corsair’s Air Series A70 multi-socket CPU cooler for $44.49 CAD, or $29.99 after a mail-in rebate, down from the usual $64.99.
  • Western Digital’s 2TB Caviar Green hard drive for $97.99 CAD, down from $119.76.
  • Kingston’s SSDNow V100 64GB solid-state drive for $109.99 CAD, a nice step down from the usual $129.66 asking price.

The rest of NCIX’s "huge sale event" deals can be perused on this page.

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    • dashbarron
    • 9 years ago

    Mmmm Ultrasharp…. I have been meaning to get a monitor larger than my 19″.

      • JustAnEngineer
      • 9 years ago

      The U3011 for just $1012 + tax would rock your world.

        • Bauxite
        • 9 years ago

        Dear -[

        • paulWTAMU
        • 9 years ago

        and bank account and desk space ๐Ÿ™

    • Sargent Duck
    • 9 years ago

    our Canadian friends? Considering your new digs, wouldn’t it be, “us Canadians?” Sounds like you’re not living in Canada ‘eh?

      • internetsandman
      • 9 years ago

      He says that because, despite living in Canada, the majority of the readers are American. Therefore it would look odd to refer to it as “us” when talking about Canadian matters, even if he does live in Canada.

      I also live north of the border, that’s how I understand the reasoning. We often get neglected, even by our own people, in preference of the much more populated country just south of us.

        • Deanjo
        • 9 years ago

        Well block all US ip addresses then dammit. ๐Ÿ˜›

        Or you could just move TR over to our super secret Canadian only internet.

          • axeman
          • 9 years ago

          On the Canadian internet, movies pirate you.

    • MadManOriginal
    • 9 years ago

    Do those Dell monitors have the typical agressive Dell anti-glare that makes it look like someone spread a fine layer of sand over the display resulting in a sparkly look that’s to the point of being distracting?

      • Bauxite
      • 9 years ago

      Have you seen a 2711 in person yet?

      Its the 27″ imac, without the gloss, ridiculous mount and laptop bolted to the back.

      Its really really nice.

        • Dashak
        • 9 years ago

        I’m curious where you go to see them in person?

          • Bauxite
          • 9 years ago

          Find someone with one in your area, they’re pretty popular among aficionados of computer gadgets. I sure wasn’t the only one I knew that jumped at it when it first came out.

          Theyre a step above the U2410 quality even, those being uqituitous IPS screens in many offices. (though still quite good)

        • MadManOriginal
        • 9 years ago

        Let me guess…you own one? Justifying/defending purchases ftw ๐Ÿ™‚ If it works for you great, I’m sure the panel is good (I’m an IPS-only type of person as well) but you didn’t answer the question about the anti-glare. Not that I’m looking for a new monitor and with Dell’s liberal return policy it’s worth people giving it a shot, it’s just an issue for some people – I personally don’t like the way it makes whites especially look ‘sparkly’ and it does get mentioned sometimes just not often enough by ‘pro’ reviewers – and something people ought to be aware of if they do try one. Post #16 did confirm Dell still uses their strong anti-glare coating though so no worries.

          • Bauxite
          • 9 years ago

          Again, have you seen one?

          I sit in front of two 2410 in a triple config all day at work, and a 2711 as the main at home.

          The 11 series have less “visible” AG coating, but no worries since the tone of your original post lets us know you had a preconceived notion already formed.

          Actually, don’t bother since you expect it to suck so it will.

            • MadManOriginal
            • 9 years ago

            I said if it works for you then great, it’s a subjective thing that bothers some people and not others. No I haven’t seen one, obviously if I had I wouldn’t have asked the qustion, but it seems others that have an 11 series do feel it has a strong anti-glare coating as per post #16 and others don’t think it has a strong coating. I had no preconceived notion but received two opposite replies. So that means it’s subjective, holy cow whodathunkit!

            If the anti-glare doesn’t bother you then why do you care what others think? Oh yeah…defending the consumer item you chose to purchase ๐Ÿ˜‰ Don’t get your panties in a twist if someone doesn’t have the same subjective opinion of something as you do, it’s not a healthy way to go about life.

      • Rectal Prolapse
      • 9 years ago

      The U2211 has a very strong anti-glare coating on it – other than that the monitor is very very good (accurate colors, superb input lag). Mine has great uniformity too and very little backlight bleeding.

      • rogthewookiee
      • 9 years ago

      I have the u2311 and I don’t think it sparkles. Next to my old Samsung 940bx it looks amazing!

      People go either way about IPS being worth it or not. I am a Photographer, both of my displays are color calibrated.

      The biggest differentiation between the two screens is the dynamic range. Sure here and their colors can be a bit different, but the range between white and black on the u2311 is very nice.

    • Voldenuit
    • 9 years ago

    It’s nice to see TR covering sales at places other than the Egg for a change. Good work!

      • VILLAIN_xx
      • 9 years ago

      ๐Ÿ˜€

      • MadManOriginal
      • 9 years ago

      If TR counted in-store only MC deals their would be a flood of CPU and motherboard deals too. As attractive as the in-store MC deals are they shouldn’t really be posted as TR front-page material because the deals ought to be available to anyone.

        • Farting Bob
        • 9 years ago

        l[

          • MadManOriginal
          • 9 years ago

          Yes because TR is a US site and I’d dare say a good majority of the regular readers (or at least commenters and forum posters) are in the US. People who live near a MC know it and can check the in-store deals themselves, posting MC specials as deals for everyone doesn’t make much sense though for ‘internet deals’ when we know the stores aren’t local enough for everyone….heck, even the people for whom the stores are local might find an item is out of stock.

    • thesmileman
    • 9 years ago

    The UltraSharp U2211H monitor is actually $188 is you go to the second link.

    • potatochobit
    • 9 years ago

    they must have overstock of that stupid little monitor or something
    I havnt seen the larger ones on sale at all and I’ve been waiting

    oh well, black friday coming up soon, I wouldnt buy anything right now

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