Deals of the week: SSD storage and a gaming laptop

Greetings, gerbils! It's a chipper day here at TR HQ, and I'll be your host for today's game show. Here are many doors, all numbered. Any one of these doors may contain a prize. Wait, all of them do! Behind each door there is a great deal on a piece of hardware. Come along now. No need to trample each other, folks, there's plenty to go around.

  • Ever dreamed you could get 1TB of fast SSD storage for little over $200? Dream no more. The Mushkin Enhanced Reactor 1TB SSD is on sale at Newegg for a scant $214.99 after promo code ESCENGH84. If your Steam library has grown a little too big for its breeches, now you have the solution.
  • Higher-maintenance gerbils may look at the drive above and go "psh, SATA peasants." Those gerbils will be happy to know that Newegg is offering the Intel 750 1.2TB PCIe SSD on a card form factor for a comparatively affordable $659.99. Rumors that slotting one of these into your PC and turning it on will produce a "vrooom" sound are so far unconfirmed.
  • Big SSDs are all nice and good, but good ol' mechanical drives still have the last laugh when it comes to price-per-gigabyte. The one that's laughing the most today is HGST's 5TB Deskstar NAS 7200 RPM drive, which Newegg is selling for a crazy low $174.99 after promo code ESCENGH22. Backblaze's hard drive stats consistently put HGST at the top of the reliability chart, too.
  • Today we're showing a specimen of the new breed of non-cinderblocky gaming laptops, the Aorus X3 Plus v5-CF3 laptop. This conservatively-sized 13.9" machine packs an Intel Core i7-6700HQ CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a Nvidia GTX 970M graphics card with 6GB of VRAM. That's good enough on its own, but get this: the monitor has an IGZO panel with a resolution of 3200x1800, while storage is provided by a 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD. Normally, something like this would cost insanity dollars, but Newegg will happily sell the machine for $1,549.
  • Looking for a decent but affordable monitor with adaptive refresh rate support? The Viewsonic VX2457-MHD is a 24" monitor with a resolution of 1920x1080 at a maximum refresh rate of 75 Hz and a response time of 2ms. That by itself isn't all that fancy, but this display also supports AMD's FreeSync technology. A couple of 2W speakers round out the package. Newegg is offering this monitor for only $129.99 with the promo code EMCENGH39, which makes it one of the most affordable ways to hop on the VRR bandwagon.

There's a chance you're looking for a deal on something we didn't feature here. If that's the case, you can help The Tech Report by using the following referral links when you're out shopping: not only do we have a partnership with Newegg, but we also work with Best Buy, Adorama, RakutenWalmart, and Sam's Club. For more specific needs, you can also shop with our links at the Microsoft Store and Das Keyboard's shop.

That's all for today, folks. If we happened to miss an interesting deal, please let us know in the comments section below.

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