Thursday deals: a 4K display, a fantastic case, and fast storage

Welcome back for another mid-week mini-deals post, gerbils. We've procured solid prices on a few precious products, and we present them for your perusal. A 4K LG monitor, a fancy Fractal Design case, and Samsung's 960 EVO M.2 SSD are all up for grabs in today's docket of deals.

LG's 27UD58P-B is a 27" monitor with a 3840×2160 IPS panel. Like the vast majority of 4K monitors, its refresh rate tops out at 60 Hz, although it does support FreeSync between 48 Hz and 60 Hz. LG boasts that the display's color reproduction covers 100% of the sRGB color space, and that there's support for 10-bit color mode. This model is unique to Newegg and comes with a better stand with swivel and pivot adjustments that its non-P cousin (the 27UD58-B) lacks. You can pick one up right now at Newegg for $320 with promo code EMCRJCE66.

Fractal Design's Define S case won itself an Editor's Choice award from our notoriously-picky-about-cases Editor-In-Chief Jeff Kampman back in 2015. It's an excellent ATX enclosure that can accept eight drives, nine fans, and the biggest graphics cards and CPU coolers anyone makes. The case offers cable routing options aplenty, and it's a perfect pick for custom-loop water cooling. You can snag it right now from the fresh ovum for just $60. That's the cheapest price we've ever seen it go for.

Finally, Samsung's 960 EVO gives you most of the performance of the incredible 960 Pro, but with a much smaller price tag. This is another TR Editor's Choice winner, by the way, and it's also the fastest SSD we've tested besides its pricey Pro sibling. For the rest of today, you can pick up the 500GB model at Newegg for $219 with an extra $5 off using promo code EMCRJCD23. If you'd rather buy from Amazon, the drive is at the same price, albeit without the extra promo code offer.

There's a chance you're looking for something we haven't covered. 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 and Amazon, 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.

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    • Wrakkenruan
    • 2 years ago

    The monitor looks nice enough, but I’ve liked the 16:10 ratio like in the Dell Ultrasharp line… Anything else like this but with the better aspect ratio?

      • Airmantharp
      • 2 years ago

      16:10 is dead.

        • [+Duracell-]
        • 2 years ago

        Which is sad because 16:10 is far better for most, if not all, of my use cases.

      • ImSpartacus
      • 2 years ago

      I think the 16:10 ship sailed.

      I don’t think 3840×2400 panels are being produced. The panel makers seem to have standardized on 3840×2160. You see cut-down versions of those panels (e.g. 3840×1600, 3840×1080, etc), but nothing “bigger” except the 5K panels that are just ramping up.

        • the
        • 2 years ago

        DCI 4K monitors (4096 x 2160) exist for those wanting a bit more. The catch is that older HDMI 1.4 outputs can only drive his at 24 Hz. I think similar issues would exist for 3840 x 2400 with older systems.

          • cygnus1
          • 2 years ago

          Those HDMI 1.4 systems can also only drive the standard 4k (3840×2160) at 30hz. nVidia has a workaround to get to 60hz on HDMI 1.4 by crushing the color space to 4:2:0, which is ok (not great) for video, but that’s garbage for desktop use or gaming. HDMI 1.4 and 4k of any kind is pointless on computers.

            • JustAnEngineer
            • 2 years ago

            There is a [url=https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01B6ZOMIS/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1<]much better[/url<] fix for this than NVidia's nasty color space hack.

            • cygnus1
            • 2 years ago

            Well duh, but that’s a dongle and also not free.

            • JustAnEngineer
            • 2 years ago

            Compared to the price of your gaming PC, $29 is nearly free. It is also less than 10% of the cost of the 4K monitor.

            • BurntMyBacon
            • 2 years ago

            Better yet, instead of adapting a Display Port 1.2 into an HDMI 2.0a, you could just drive the monitor directly with the Display Port. Most 4K monitors (in particular the one above) have at least one DP or miniDP.

            That said, the adapter isn’t a bad option where you need to drive a TV, a monitor with HDMI and no DP, or a monitor where the DP is already in use. Not a huge cost either (<10% of the above monitor price). Though they can be had cheaper if it is a problem:

            [url<]https://www.monoprice.com/product?c_id=104&cp_id=10428&cs_id=1042806&p_id=12781&seq=1&format=2[/url<]

            • JustAnEngineer
            • 2 years ago

            The adapter that you linked can manage only 30 Hz at 4K. The one that I linked does 60 Hz.

            • Nomgle
            • 2 years ago

            BurntMyBacon, your link only “supports HDMI resolutions up to 4K (3840x2160p @[b<][u<]30Hz[/b<][/u<])" - it's cheaper because it's missing half of it's functionality.

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