Howdy, gerbils. Black Friday is approaching, and many e-tailers are getting a head start on deals in preparation for the big day. We're breaking our usual deals schedule to bring you some tasty stuff we spotted while doing some virtual window-shopping. Shall we have a look?
- The big-ticket item today is a big sale on AMD's Ryzen processors over at both Amazon and Newegg. Pretty much every model is discounted, but we have a few highlights. The six-core Ryzen 5 1600 ($189.99 at Amazon or Newegg) and the eight-core Ryzen 7 1700 ($269.99 at Amazon or Newegg) both come with quite-competent Wraith Spire coolers that should suffice for basic overclocking efforts. If you prefer better stock-clocked performance, we'd like to direct your attention to the Ryzen 7 1700X instead at $279.99 (Amazon or Newegg).
- If you're thinking of doing a workstation-grade build, we have something particularly sweet. The Threadripper 1950X and its 16 cores and 32 threads is going for only $799 at Amazon and Newegg—an insane drop from the $1000 that it commanded not that long ago. Roughly speaking, this CPU should offer a performance level close to that of the Core i9-7900X that goes for almost a grand.
- The HP store is also running quite a few Black Friday deals. The big ticket item from the two-letter company is the Omen X 35" gaming display. This curved, ultra-wide VA monitor has a resolution of 3440x1440 and a maximum refresh rate of a healthy 100 Hz with G-Sync support on tap. The contrast ratio is a whopping 2500:1 and the response time is listed as 4ms. We reckon the Omen X 35 ticks all the right boxes, and you can grab one for $899.99 today. Not bad for a display that initially sold for around $1300, eh?
- Finally, the out-of-left-field deal: the Envy x360 15z convertible laptop. This machine has a 1920x1080 IPS touch-enabled display and a newflanged, fresh-from-the-oven Ryzen 5 2500U APU with four cores, eight threads, and maximum Turbo speed of 3.6 GHz. The meaty APU with Vega graphics is coupled with 8 GB of RAM and a 1 TB HDD on the stock configuration that goes for $574.99. That's not bad, but if you're like us, you're probably eyeing the optional 256 GB NVMe SSD upgrade that brings the price to a still-impressive $700.
That's all for today, folks! 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, Rakuten, Walmart, and Sam's Club. For more specific needs, you can also shop with our links at the Microsoft Store and Das Keyboard's shop.