Tuesday deals: liquid cooling, portable computing, and a camera

Time was, you only saw good deals on the weekends. Companies would hit you with the low prices when you had your fresh paycheck burning a hole in your pocket. Folks these days get paid whenever, though, and maybe that's why there are always deals to be found if you have a look. We've done just that, and come up with some pretty potent prices on precious purchaseables.

First up on the docket is a killer price on Cooler Master's MasterLiquid 240 all-in-one CPU cooler. This closed-loop liquid cooler with a 240-mm radiator is a close relative of the MasterLiquid Pro 240 that won itself a TR Recommended award. It's compatible with all recent Intel and AMD sockets besides the ginormous TR4 socket. You can pick it up from Newegg for just $64.99 right now.

If you need a portable computer, you could do a lot worse than a Dell XPS 12. This little machine is a detachable-type 2-in-1 laptop powered by a Core m5-6Y54 CPU and sports 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. Even more impressive is its 3840×2160 IPS touchscreen. The XPS 12 comes with Windows 10 Home and you can have it right now for just $595 at Adorama.

If you prefer your tablets fruit-flavored, Best Buy is running some nice deals on current-model iPad Pros. Both 10.5" and 12.9" models are on sale, and either model is available with 64GB, 256GB, or 512GB of onboard storage. We're particularly fond of the pricing on the 10.5" models: you can pick up one with 64GB of storage for just $550, or quadruple the capacity for $100 more.

Finally, over at Sam's Club you can pick up a Canon EOS Rebel T6i digital SLR camera bundle that includes both 18-55mm and 55-250mm IS-STM lenses, a 32GB Sandisk Ultra SD card, and a bag to put it all in. This camera can shoot both photos and video using its 24.2-megapixel sensor that will make your phone's camera seem like a disposable. The bundle is going for just $900 right now, $250 lower than the price you'll find it going for elsewhere.

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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    • Voldenuit
    • 2 years ago

    [quote<] Canon EOS Rebel T6i digital SLR camera bundle that includes both 18-55mm and 55-250mm IS-STM lenses, a 32GB Sandisk Ultra SD card, and a bag to put it all in. This camera can shoot both photos and video[/quote<] If you want to shoot video, I'd get something that shoots 4K in this day and age (the T6i only does 1080p). Even if you have no interest in keeping or sharing native 4K video, shoot in 4K and downsample to 1080p in post for much sharper video. Heck, the T6i doesn't even do 1080p60 (if you have dogs, shoot them at 60fps and conform to 24 fps for some cool slo mo shots). The Panasonic Lumix GX850 is ~$550 with kit lens, the Fuji X-T20 is ~$1000 with kit lens, the Sony Alpha a6300 is ~$1000 with kit lens. Mirrorless cameras are almost as good as high end DSLRs at single shot autofocus speeds these days, and usually have much better video AF than Canon and Nikon's DSLRs. DSLRs still have a niche, but unless you have specific needs for their capabilities, I'd say that 99% of consumers and prosumers would be better off with a mirrorless system these days. Entry and mid-level DSLRs just don't justify their cost and bulk in my book. I mean, sure, a Nikon D850 or Canon 6D Mk II is a beast, but something midrange like a Rebel is just 'meh'. EDIT: Thanks to srslyt_broo for pointing out the typo on the D850. Fixed.

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 2 years ago

      The Nikon D8500 doesn’t exist, bro. The D850 was just announced. If you can’t even remember the names, maybe giving advice isn’t for you?

      sup?

    • Voldenuit
    • 2 years ago

    [quote<]If you need a portable computer, you could do a lot worse than a Dell XPS 12[/quote<] Worse, how? The XPS 12 has no real hinge or latching mechanism, and reviews say the screen literally falls off the base if the laptop is tilted forwards. I mean, this thing might be good for comedy videos, but the pratfalls might get old with daily usage. Avoid.

    • Neutronbeam
    • 2 years ago

    NO touchscreen! The only poking I want to do at my computer is with a screwdriver.

    Also, “No capes!”

      • euricog
      • 2 years ago

      I used to feel the same way until Civilization became touch enabled…

      • morphine
      • 2 years ago

      You underestimate the power of the touchscreen for scrolling and tapping dialog and close buttons. I’m now a believer.

      • sreams
      • 2 years ago

      So, uh, don’t touch it then. Or can you not help yourself?

        • Voldenuit
        • 2 years ago

        Neutronbeam wants an x86 tablet with no touch input. Somebody get on that, stat!

          • Neutronbeam
          • 2 years ago

          Sigh. I just want to control it with my mind. Is that too much to ask?

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