Tuesday deals: a Ryzen 5 2400G for $154, cheap SSDs, and more

Hullo, gerbils and gerbilettes! It's been a busy couple weeks for TR, but there's no stopping the hardware train. We have a particularly good bounty of deals today, so lets get right down to business.

  • We recently reviewed the Ryzen 5 2400G processor with Vega graphics, and found it offered an excellent combination of CPU grunt and pixel-pushing prowess. Its processor portion outruns the Intel Core i3-8100, and the IGP is one of the best around. Newegg currently has these chips on sale for only $153.99 if you use the promo code EMCPUPE25. Keep in mind the box includes one of AMD's excellent Wraith coolers.

  • There are SSD discounts seemingly every day. Today's major sale item is the Western Digital Blue 500-GB 3D NAND drive. This SSD is about as fast as they come with a SATA interface and should be able to push 560 MB/s in sequential reads and 530 MB/s when writing. You get a five-year warranty, too. Newegg will hand one of these to you for $111.99 with the code EMCPUPE28.

  • If Western Digital simply isn't your thing, how about the Crucial MX500 500 GB? This unit is powered by Micron 3D NAND flash and offers hardware-based encyption and power loss protection. It's also worthy of a TR Recommended award. Take one home for $114.99 from Newegg or from Amazon. Half a terabyte may be too much for you, in which case you probably want to look at the Toshiba TR200 240 GB. This solid drive is yours for $52.99 at Newegg with the promo code EMCPUPE22.

  • RAM's also inching downward in price, and the sample we have for you today is G.Skill's Trident Z kit 16-GB dual-channel kit clocked at 3200 MT/s. This stylish kit runs 16-18-18-38 timings and can be yours for $174.99 at Newegg. That's the price of plain ol' 2400 MT/s memory not that long ago.

  • Who wants a nice power supply? Everyone! One such unit is the Corsair CX750M. As its name implies, this PSU has a 750-W maximum capacity and modular cabling. You also get a big 135-mm fan and four PCIe power connectors. You can pick one up from Newegg for $69.99 with the promo code EMCPUPE36. That's pretty cheap as-is, but you also get a $20 rebate card.

  • We saved the biggest item for last: the LG 38CB99-W display. This massive IPS screen is 38" across and has a resolution of 3840×1600. There's dual-system connectivity, a four-screen split feature and DisplayPort, USB-C, and HDMI inputs. The monitor has a listed 5-ms response time, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, and maximum brightness of 300 cd/m2. A USB hub and built-in speakers might also come in handy. Bring this huge box from Newegg for $999.99. Take note, though—you can get a massive $200 back by way of a rebate card.

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, RakutenWalmart, and Sam's Club. For more specific needs, you can also shop with our links at Das Keyboard's shop.

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    • demani
    • 1 year ago

    How are the Toshiba SSDs these days? That’s a good price for an upgrade of an older machine-I’ve got a few relatives where that would be a major improvement over the >5yo 5400rpm drives they have.

    • cmrcmk
    • 1 year ago

    On that monitor, is “dual-system connectivity” just a reference to having two HDMI ports? My bog-standard office monitor has HDMI, DisplayPort and VGA, so is it equipped with triple-system connectivity?

      • RAGEPRO
      • 1 year ago

      That display supports PiP and split-screen modes.

        • cmrcmk
        • 1 year ago

        Ah, thanks for the explanation.

    • DPete27
    • 1 year ago

    @ WD-Blue vs Crucial MX500: Please spend the extra $3.

      • msroadkill612
      • 1 year ago

      I assume u prefer crucial? May ask why? MLC nand?

    • derFunkenstein
    • 1 year ago

    That’s a really unusual resolution for an “ultra-wide” display, isn’t it? I came up with a 12:5 aspect ratio. Or maybe better written as 24:10, which makes it very obvious it’s just 50% wider than 16:10. More vertical resolution is good, though. Aren’t most of those widebodies 1440 tall?

      • the
      • 1 year ago

      The 2.4:1 aspect ratio matches many movies nowadays. I have ripped several Blu-rays to 1920 x 800 which is a clean quarter this resolution. They’d look good upscaled on this display.

        • Srsly_Bro
        • 1 year ago

        You just better not ever move if you get that.

      • Goty
      • 1 year ago

      24:10 is nice because it halving it vertically gives you two roughly 4:3 workspaces. I’d love to pick one of these for those days I work from home.

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