news deal of the week the 850 evo 250gb and far cry 4 for 98 27 inches of ips glory for 300

Deal of the week: the 850 EVO 250GB and Far Cry 4 for $98, 27 inches of IPS glory for $300

Looking for some discounted PC hardware to tide you over until the next batch of daily deals from the Steam Summer Sale? I thought you'd never ask…

  • Acer's K272HULbmiidp doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, but maybe it should be on everyone's lips. This 27" IPS monitor delivers a 2560×1440 resolution, respectable specs, and a full complement of digital inputs for only $299.99 at Newegg with promo code EMCATKK35. The stand is fairly basic, and the refresh rate is fixed, but this still looks like a very nice display for the money.
  • Want IPS goodness in a smaller package? Newegg is also selling Dell's P2214H for $149.99 after promo code EMCATKN26. This unit has a smaller 21.5" panel with a lower 1080p resolution, but you still get multiple inputs, an integrated USB hub, and an adjustable stand.
  • I've been using Corsair's Vengeance Pro 2 x 8GB DDR3-2400 memory in test rigs for a while now, and the modules have been rock solid. Now, they're on sale at Newegg for just $99.99 with promo code EMCATKN38, which is cheaper than the asking price for loads of slower DDR3-1600 kits. The DIMMs need 1.65V and relatively loose 11-13-13-31 timings to hit top speed, but that's common for amped-up modules. Mind the taller heat spreaders, though.
  • Despite its age, Crucial's M500 960GB remains one of the most appealing SSDs around. The jumbo SATA drive is only $309.99 at TigerDirect, making it notably cheaper than all the other terabyte-class drives on the market right now. The closest competition is Mushkin Enhanced's Reactor 1TB, which offers slightly more storage for $339.99 at Newegg.
  • Last, but not least, our exclusive Adorama combo is still available for a couple more days. For just $97.99 with promo code TECHRDEALS, you can snag Samsung's 850 EVO 250GB SSD along with a free copy of Far Cry 4. That's a heck of a deal considering other retailers are charging the same price for the SSD on its own. Act quickly, though. The promo expires Sunday.

Those are the deals that popped up on my radar this morning. What did you find?

0 responses to “Deal of the week: the 850 EVO 250GB and Far Cry 4 for $98, 27 inches of IPS glory for $300

  1. I’m curious, is there an established reason for this? In an IT sense, it’s stone-simple. If it’s an inventory issue where they bought at a certain exchange rate and want to maintain margin based upon that rate versus whatever the day to day rate is, I can understand that, though modern companies are so good at keeping inventories tight there shouldn’t be a huge delay beyond, I’d think, a few month lag. At any rate, gaming FOREX as a profit center should definitely not be a goal of a non-financial company. If they’re smart. Core competencies, and all that.

  2. Just a quick heads up to the TR staff and fellow readers. Tiger Direct has closed all but a few of there brick & mortar stores. Also, their customer support has gotten much worse over the past few years. So I’d take online ordering from them with caution.

    [url<],28731.html[/url<] No BBB Rating? Really? Yikes. [url<][/url<] [url<][/url<] Just recently a coworker of mine ordered 50 RS-232 cables to interface with our partners Smart Sensor devices. After a week he decided to check the status. "Cancelled!" We were waiting on those cables for an upcoming job. Not only was he not notified, the card was never charged either. Just straight up cancelled with no notification. So he decided to call Support to find out what happened as we needed these cables. Was the card declined? Out of Stock? Back Ordered? You know, some kind of answer. First two calls, hung up on after 20 seconds or so. Third call was on hold for 27 minutes! 27 MINUTES!!! I don't think he ever did find out what actually happened to the order. But since it was never charged it doesn't really matter much. We found another vendor and had the cables shipped overnight. So, fair warning to these TigerDirect deals. I wouldn't order from them, just to many bad experiences personally and by proxy. As always, thanks for located these great deals for us TR.

  3. When I read things, I imagine saying them out loud. This post would be such a pain to say, don’t you think?

  4. Anyone know the difference between the Acer K272HULbmiidp and the Acer Acer B276HUL, aside from the adjustable stand? I purchased the B276HUL a couple of weeks ago for $349 on Newegg, then it went up to $449, now it looks like it’s back down to $349. If the K272HULbmiidp has the same panel as the B276HUL, $299 is an absolute steal. I am loving the 1440p goodness.

  5. I remember buying books in Canada when publishers were actually printing the SRP on the book itself — and they’d list US$, C$, and often several (AUS, etc). When the exchange rate yo-yo’d from ~.85 to 1 US$ to above parity and back from the early 90s to the early 2000s, those prices were often hilarious out of synch.

  6. That’s exactly the same setup I have – K272HULbmiidp as my main display and some 22″ 1080p AOC TN thing I rescued out of a dumpster as my backup.

    And yeah, the difference in clarity, color reproduction is tangible. I mainly use the TN to keep my IRC window up all the time.

  7. Mine (that I got a couple months ago) is sitting next to a 22″ TN panel as dual displays…. the side by side comparison is hilarious both in size and color accuracy.

    I should also add that: although the 22″ 1080p monitor has a pixel density of 100ppi and my 27″ 1440p Acer is 108ppi, you can still tell the difference in clarity when you drag your browser window to the middle where it’s half on each monitor.

  8. I think the 500GB Evo deal for $135 was a far better deal earlier this week on’s ebay site. I’m waiting for it to pop up again!

  9. It’s a slow news day. I hope that means Scott is putting his finishing touches on a Fury review.

  10. I buy Acer because it’s decent quality hardware and cheap enough that I can forego the support/warranty. When it breaks, I just buy a new one instead of wasting time and being frustrated. It’s my own warranty service called “money saved from discount replacement fund”.

  11. So I recently went from an old TN panel to an IPS, and even though they are both 60Hz, the new IPS is MUCH better in terms of motion blur.

    The problem was that my old TN had terrible overshoot, probably in an effort to inflate (deflate?) the response time numbers, and so the ghosting was terrible. The new IPS has a well-tuned overdrive, and overall it’s a much better experience. (And that’s ignoring the colors and viewing angles, which are obviously better.)

  12. has been screwing customers ever since they came out. Even when the CAD dollar was worth more than the US dollar, Canadians were still paying a premium. Tiger direct is probably the worst for exchange rates.

  13. [quote<]Acer's K272HULbmiidp doesn't exactly roll off the tongue[/quote<] Aw c'mon. My two-year-old can say "kaytooseventoohulbameedip"

  14. I have the Acer too, decent monitor at a great price.

    I do have 2 dead pixels, and only found them outside the Newegg return window, and Acer’s product support was no help either. This is the first time I’ve had any dead pixes on an LCD in the past 10 years, so QC doesn’t seem too hot.

    Examine the monitor very carefully the minute you get one, in all white, all black, and red, green and blue.

  15. So those corsair modules, 100×1.25 exchange = 125$, meanwhile.

    [url<][/url<] $158 Poor newegg has trouble doing exchange rate math.

  16. I have to say, I bought the Acer monitor a couple weeks ago when it was on sale on Amazon for $300 (Prime Eligible!) and although it is my first foray into IPS displays, I think it’s great! Coming from an ancient (2008) Acer 22″ TN panel, I don’t notice any motion blur, and the colors are definitely better!

    Plus…dat size and resolution!