Deal of the week: A 1080p IPS monitor for $100 and 802.11n Wi-Fi router for $5
We interrupt this week's deluge of CES stories for a look at some of the best PC hardware deals available right now.
- IPS monitors typically carry a premium, but not this one. Acer's 21.5" G7 Series G227HQLbi is on sale for only $99.99 at Newegg. The display has a 1080p resolution, and the user reviews praise the picture quality. You get a three-year warranty, too. But you also get what you pay for: the luminance rating is a relativley dim 250 cd/m², the bezels are reportedly wider than what Newegg's images suggest, digital input is limited to a single HDMI port that pokes straight out the back, and there's no HDMI cable in the box.
- Want a bigger non-TN display? Try Samsung's 32" S32D850T, which is discounted to $559.99 after promo code EMCAKAX25. This jumbo monitor has a VA panel with a 2560x1440 resolution and 100% sRGB coverage. There are loads of perks, including multiple digital inputs, picture-in-picture functionality, an integrated USB hub, a VESA-compatible mount, and a fully adjustable stand.
- Newegg is selling Asus' RT-N10P 802.11n Wi-Fi router for just $4.99 after promo code EMCAKAX22 and a $10 mail-in rebate. That's an incredible price even without the rebate, especially since the unit combines Wi-Fi with four Ethernet jacks. Wired networking is limited to 10/100 speeds, though. What'd you expect for only five bucks?
- And now, for a rapid-fire collection of cheap SSDs. Around the $100 mark, TigerDirect has Adata's Premier Pro SP600 256GB for $89.99 after a $10 mail-in rebate, while Newegg offers OCZ's Vertex 460A 240GB for $109.99. The Premier Pro is cheaper per gig, but the Vertex is faster. For about $100 more, PNY's XLR8 480GB is $179.99 at Newegg after a $20 MIR, while its Optima sibling is $189.99 at TigerDirect. Given PNY's history and the Optima's vague specs, there could be practically anything inside the drive. I'd go with the XLR8, which is explicitly based on a SandForce controller and synchronous MLC NAND.
My head's still spinning from CES, so I probably didn't spot all the hot deals out there today. Feel free to add any you see to the comments below.