Thursday deals: a combo deal with a Core i5-8600K and more

Hi there, gerbils. We know that news is slow as heck today, and that's why we have more than a few reviews for you to read through. We recently took a look at the Corsair Strafe RGB MK.2 keyboard, HyperX's Pulsefire Surge RGB gaming mouse, and wrote more than a few words about Microsoft's Windows 10 April Update. Meanwhile, you can ease your Gear Acquisition Syndrome issues by checking out the deals below.

  • Combo packages tend to be the leading items in our deals, and we have such an offer for you today. If you're looking to get started on a new machine, you could do worse than picking up a package containing a six-core, six-thread Intel Core i5-8600K processor, 16 GB of Corsair Vengeance 3000 MT/s DDR4 across two sticks, and an ASRock Z370 Killer SLI/ac motherboard. The mobo comes with Intel-powered Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11ac Wi-Fi controllers. Newegg will hand you the whole caboodle for the amount of $509.99, about $63 off the regular total. You can get another $10 back by way of a rebate card, too.

  • Intel's eighth-gen mobile CPUs are inside pretty much every new Windows laptop on the planet, and for good reason. Their combination of low power draw and high performance is an intoxicating one, as proven by the Acer Aspire A515-51-596K. This functional lappie has a four-core, eight-thread Core i5-8250U processor, 8 GB of RAM, a 256-GB solid-state drive, and a 1920×1080 display. This kind of specs is usually tied to a price tag at least as large as seven benjamins, but you can get your hands on this machine today for $499.99 from Newegg

  • Judging by the way that every manufacturer under the sun is now doing RGB LED-lit mice and keyboards, it's clear that these accessories are selling like mad. We figure that more than a few gerbils will want to take a look at the G.Skill Ripjaws KM570 RGB keyboard with Cherry MX Brown switches. This keystroke-slinging device has a minimalist chassis, per-key RGB LED lighting, and dedicated volume control keys. You can grab one from Amazon for a mere $72.88 with the promo code 11KEYS.

  • You might have ordered the keyboard above, and now it's time for the accompanying mouse. The Razer DeathAdder Chroma has an ergonomic shape, a 10,000-DPI optical sensor, and RGB LED lighting in any color of the rainbow. A nice gaming mouse usually goes for well north of $60, but this one right here will only set you back $37.99 at Newegg Flash while stocks last. Get going!

  • Up next, something that will have more than a few gerbils drooling. The Acer XB271HU gaming display has an IPS panel with resolution of 2560×1440 and a 144-Hz maximum refresh rate (overclockable to 165 Hz), along with Nvidia G-Sync variable refresh rate support. Additional accoutrements include a height-adjustable stand and a USB hub. It wasn't rare to see this display command $700 back in the day, but you can currently have one for just $549.99 at Newegg if you use the promo code EMCXPVET2. Note that you'll need to be a Newegg newsletter subscriber to take advantage of this deal.

  • Our out-of-left-field deal today is an extremely enticing one. What do you think about a set containing two Polk Signature S50 tower speakers, two Polk S10 surround speakers, a Polk S30 center unit, all topped off with a rather-powerful Yamaha RX-V685 7.2-channel receiver? I bet that you're wondering how many thousands you'll have to spend for this setup, but the answer is that Adorama will happily sell you the whole kit-and-caboodle for just $799.99. That's a darn cheap price to buy nearly everything you need for a pretty-impactful home theater setup.

 

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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    • Jigar
    • 1 year ago

    I am feeling so Lazy (FP) to purchase Intel’s new CPU.

      • willmore
      • 1 year ago

      Joke about the new Intel exploit? if so, +1.

      • auxy
      • 1 year ago

      This post isn’t getting the recognition it deserves! (‘ω’)ノシ

        • abiprithtr
        • 1 year ago

        maybe cos he’s not a big brand here at TR?

    • abiprithtr
    • 1 year ago

    Why do retailers give deals on Intel laptops, even though it’s the AMD laptops which may not be selling as much?

    I usually support the underdog, AMD in this case, but the above question is a genuine one I’ve had for some time now.

      • DrCR
      • 1 year ago

      One aspect: With a higher margin product, there are inherently a greater number of layers when skimming the market.

      • VincentHanna
      • 1 year ago

      Most companies primary skus are intel brands because demand for them is higher, and so they play a lot more games with pricing.

      AMD stuff is usually priced aggressively from the get-go and so they have less room for deep discounts.

      • abiprithtr
      • 1 year ago

      Thank you DrCR and VinvcentHanna.

      To all in the forum: This is the second time I am down-voted for asking a question. Am I doing something wrong?

        • auxy
        • 1 year ago

        Ehh, it’s just that making a comment that talks about both Intel and AMD at the same time is very tricky even in a relatively innocuous way like this question. It’s sort of like talking about politics. Even if you steer clear of “them darn liberals” or “those stupid conservatards” someone is inevitably going to take your post as support for one or the other and be offended. Don’t worry about it too much. There’s no way to see your lifetime karma or anything so it doesn’t matter. This isn’t reddit after all. (‘ω’) If it were I’m sure my lifetime karma is like -5000.

        • ronch
        • 1 year ago

        Yes, you are strongly discouraged to ask questions here. We’re not tech support or marketing!!

        – Your friendly TR Community 🙂

        • krazyredboy
        • 1 year ago

        Eh, don’t worry about all the downvotes. They mean nothing… Watch!

        • abiprithtr
        • 1 year ago

        Thank you, all, that clears it up. In the future, I’ll mark my sarcastic or funny posts with /f.
        (proceeds to search for my past posts…)

        /f

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