Deal of the week: Black Friday cometh

Yes, yes, it’s only Wednesday. Be that as it may, Newegg has kicked off its Black Friday sale, and there’s already a myriad of deals to choose from. After browsing for a little while, we’ve singled out a few of the more eye-catching items:

  • PNY’s GeForce GTX 460 1GB XLR8 graphics card, which is on sale for $179.99 with free shipping. There’s a $30 mail-in rebate and a free copy of H.A.W.X. 2 in the mix, too, so you could end up paying only around $150 for the card and the game. Not bad, especially considering Radeon HD 6850 cards are still selling for $190 and up.
  • LG’s WH10LS30K 10X Blu-ray burner, which is on sale for only $79.99 with a copy of PowerDVD 9 and free shipping. Judging by the overwhelmingly positive user reviews, this looks like a nice option, especially for folks who might be getting sick of burning backups onto piles of DVDs.
  • Kingston’s SSDNow V Series 64GB solid-state drive. Sale price: $124.99, or $84.99 after a mail-in rebate. Again, free shipping is on the menu. This puppy would make a nice upgrade for a laptop, provided you don’t need to store too many games or BitTorrent downloads Linux ISOs on it.
  • Samsung’s SpinPoint F4 2TB, now available for $79.99. With a five-star user score average, free shipping, and a per-gigabyte price of only four cents, there’s little not to like here. Just keep in mind this is a 5,400-RPM drive, so it’s probably best suited for use as a mass-storage solution, not a system drive.
  • Microsoft’s Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse 3000, which is offered for $12.99 instead of $24.99, again with free shipping. Our Editor in Chief is a big fan of this mouse, and at this price, it’s hard to make a case against it, especially considering the prevailing mediocrity among notebook touchpads.

There’s plenty more where that came from, so be sure to check the full sale page for anything we might’ve missed.

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    • TaBoVilla
    • 9 years ago

    Strange thing is, believe me or not, this is one of the top 5 reasons why I want to move back to the US some day, I’m such a “consumist”.

    electronics here are SO expensive, it’s sad =(

    • Skrying
    • 9 years ago

    Who backs up to optical media these days? Why?

    • TurtlePerson2
    • 9 years ago


    • axeman
    • 9 years ago

    I built a friend of mine a Core i5-750 system with parts purchased last year on black Friday. I don’t remember when the market has been so stagnant. Other than slowly dropping prices on SSDs and marginally better graphics cards, not much of anything interesting changed in the last year.

      • OneArmedScissor
      • 9 years ago

      I bought a 64GB Kingston SSD for $130 last November. Now, exactly one year later, they’re – $130?!?!?!? And that’s after moving them to a new version with memory that should be cheaper to manufacture…sheesh.

        • MadManOriginal
        • 9 years ago

        That SSD is on perpetual sale for $100 and no one has started shipping drives with new flash process yet so…yeah, wrong all around. But I’m sure you’ll enjoy arguing!

      • axeman
      • 9 years ago

      Agree, if you’re not in a hurry though, does free shipping on lots of items which is pretty handy if you’re looking for only one particular item. When you are in a hurrry, I doubt newegg could get stuff here the next day like ncix though, since it has to come from NY or wherever.

    • Bauxite
    • 9 years ago

    Todays 5400 drives match 7200 drives from not very long ago, platter density helps a lot.

    I have a couple of the 2tb samsungs in various configs ($60 for a few hours 2 weeks ago…THAT was a “BF” deal)

      • axeman
      • 9 years ago

      Yep -> 7200 rpm “Black” series WD drives pretty much match Raptors’ transfer rates now. Seek times and iops not so much, but it looks like the Raptor is the red headed step child compared to SSDs now unless it was more attractive $/mb

      • dmjifn
      • 9 years ago

      > Todays 5400 drives match 7200 drives from not
      > very long ago, platter density helps a lot.

      I have a 2TB F4 (HD204UI) sitting in a Sans Digital aluminum external eSata enclosure. I also have a 500MB F3 (HD502HJ) as my main drive.

      In HD Tune:
      The F4 gets 138 MB/s max, 102 MB/s avg, 13.5 ms access.
      The F3 gets 133 MB/s max, 115 MB/s avg, 13.7 ms access.

      I know HD Tune isn’t the end-all predictor of user experience but I’m not so sure that the F4 is all that off from /today’s/ average 7200 drive.

      Either way, both of them crush my work PC’s 7200 drive.

    • mcnabney
    • 9 years ago

    The ‘Egg is also offering the 2TB green Seagate drive for $69.99, shipped. Limit 2.

      • evilpaul
      • 9 years ago

      Aren’t the 68xx’s slower than their 58xx counterparts, but run cooler/quieter?

      I know the 68xx’s have UVD3 video stuff which is nice to have even if it probably wouldn’t matter much on any system with a CPU that can make use of a 5670. 😛

        • moriz
        • 9 years ago

        cheaper, yes. cooler and quieter? not so much, at least for the 6870.

        • Goty
        • 9 years ago

        The 6000 series cards are faster with some workloads, slower in others. It’s basically a wash.

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