Deal of the week: Storage and displays

With hard drive prices the way they are, it’s rare to find truly good deals on mechanical storage. Newegg has a couple of those right now, though, and believe it or not, the prices aren’t all that far off from what they were before last year’s floods in Thailand.

The biggest discount is on Samsung’s 1TB Spinpoint F3, a long-time favorite of ours for its solid performance and low noise levels. Newegg normally charges $109.99 for this drive, but it’s giving folks a $30 discount with the promo code "EMCNDNJ42"—no rebate needed. Just enter the code on the checkout page, and you should be set. Shipping is free, as well.

Newegg also offers the slower (but higher-capacity) Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB for $109.99 shipped after the promo code "EMCNDNJ44." That’s only $10 off the usual price, but it’s still a very decent deal.

Folks feeling a little more adventurous may want to check out the latest forum thread by TR gerbil drfish. Apparently, vendors in Korea are offering 27" displays with S-IPS panels at bargain-basement prices—think 300 bucks with free shipping. The displays are available on eBay and seem to work well. A friend of mine also ordered one recently and is happy with it. There may be some kinks, though; drfish mentions OSD brightness controls, which don’t work on the cheaper model he ordered.

For our friends in Canada, NCIX has kicked off its latest sale, dubbed the Grand Slam Savings event. Deals include OCZ’s 120GB Agility 3 solid-state drive, which you can nab for only $89.99 CAD after a $15 mail-in rebate, and LG’s IPS236V, a 23" IPS panel that’s available for a scant $179 CAD. You don’t need to order that one straight from across the Pacific, either.

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    • asafley
    • 7 years ago

    Just scored a [url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148443<]Crucial M4 256GB[/url<] for $200 that was $240 a couple of days ago on Newegg.

      • rrr
      • 7 years ago

      Good deal, sir.

      • mikehodges2
      • 7 years ago

      Just got myself a 240GB Sandisk Extreme for £160 for anyone this side of the pond…from nova tech. Pretty good price for a 240!

    • ULYXX
    • 7 years ago

    Wow, ive really been out of the HHD loop lately. Has samsung always had 1 year warranties? I heard about WD and Seagate doing the 2 year, but samsung having a shorter warranty is new to me.

      • MadManOriginal
      • 7 years ago

      Probably changed to 1 year after Seagate bought them, I remember Seagate changing to 1 year as well.

        • Kurkotain
        • 7 years ago

        I’m still thrilled that i bought my 750gb scorpio black a week before the flooding for $100, 5 year warranty FTW
        Still have to RMA my Western digital caviar green 2TB (the EARS model)… it held for maybe 6 months before spewing bad sectors and being unusable altogether, careful with those ones. still i didn’t lose anything critical, it was noble enough to give me 2 weeks to move my critical info from it, until it became non-accessible 🙂 anybody has any tips on RMA on newegg?

    • glacius555
    • 7 years ago

    Oh, The Temptation!

    Almost bought one of these 27″ displays..

      • BobbinThreadbare
      • 7 years ago

      Newegg had (or maybe has) a 24″ Dell IPS monitor 1920×1200 for 300. I jumped on it Monday. Just got here yesterday.

      There it’s a lot nicer than my cheap TN screens were, but there is a noticeable change in brightness from the top left corner to the bottom right.

        • boogaloo
        • 7 years ago

        The Dell 2412 is an e-IPS display, which is inferior to the s-IPS that most people are talking about when they say IPS.

      • thanatos355
      • 7 years ago

      Same here, man. I want one of those things soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo bad. Bring on the US distributors already!

        • MadManOriginal
        • 7 years ago

        There are US distributors, red the thread. Not sure if they sell the extremely stripped down ‘power button only’ model but that wouldn’t be a very wise purchase on a long-term item like a monitor anyway. Having even basic image controls like brightness, contract, etc is useful.

          • thanatos355
          • 7 years ago

          Unfortunately, the nearest MicroCenter is a brisk 5hr drive away from where I live.

            • MadManOriginal
            • 7 years ago

            There’s this neat thing now called the internet where you can order things and have them delivered right to your doorstep!

            • thanatos355
            • 7 years ago

            lol.

            You, sir, are correct. I have never ordered anything from them before and didn’t realize that you had to put the item in your cart and select shipping or pick up from within said cart.

            Thank you for the information and thumbs up to you. 🙂

            • MadManOriginal
            • 7 years ago

            lol 🙂 just messing with you. I don’t blame you for wanting to see a monitor in person, knowing the return policy on monitors is very important in case there are annoying dead pixels right in the middle of the screen or it doesn’t work for you in some other way.

            • thanatos355
            • 7 years ago

            Monitors, keyboards, and mice are about the only things that I try to never buy without getting my hands on them first. There’s just too much variance and together they make up the entire interface between man and machine.

            • UberGerbil
            • 7 years ago

            Exactly. And since laptops include all of those (well, sub trackpad for mice) I’ll never buy a laptop without a hands-on trial.

      • entropy13
      • 7 years ago

      I have posted on the thread some more information on the monitors.

    • brute
    • 7 years ago

    Grand Slam sales event and eggs, pancakes and sausage are not involved?!

    What is this magic???????

      • UberGerbil
      • 7 years ago

      It’s the Bull Durham version of a Grand Slam, not the Denny’s version. [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pwKmofN9As<]Rye Bread and mustard[/url<] might be appropriate, but not eggs and pancakes.

        • derFunkenstein
        • 7 years ago

        No “fly, fly away”? What a lame bottle opener.

          • UberGerbil
          • 7 years ago

          Actually a friend of mine had one — it had several different phrases, including that one and “My oh my” which it played at random.

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