Tuesday deals: a 1-TB Crucial MX500 SSD for $200 and more

Howdy, folks. The TR BBQ XV is done, and many gerbils have their bellies full and went home with gear from Corsair and Gigabyte. If you missed out on the event, I can assure you that it's worth attending. I went last year, and I have nothing but good memories from it. In the meantime, check out our selection of deals today. We actually had a hard time whittling down our options to these six items.

  • Today, we're celebrating the sharp drop in SSD pricing with the Crucial MX500 1-TB solid-state drive. We've reviewed it and found it worthy of a TR Recommended award—it's one of the finest SATA drives around. The sequential access figures of 560 MB/s for reads and 510 MB/s for writes speak for themselves, after all. Amazon will hand you this whole terabyte of NAND for only $199.99. That's the lowest price we've ever seen for this drive.

  • Despite leading with the drive above, this post could easily be called monitor deals day. The first display we have on show is the evergreen LG 27UD58P-B. It has a 27″ IPS panel with a resolution of 3840×2160 and a response time of 5 ms. Although the maximum refresh rate is 60 Hz, there's FreeSync support on tap, too. The included stand has height, tilt, and swivel adjustments. Grab this monitor from Newegg for just $289.99 with the promo code EMCPVRR42.

  • Next up, another 4K display—the 32″ Acer ET322QK. Its slim bezels and pretty stand belie its credentials. This display uses a VA panel with a resolution of 3840×2160, a 4-ms response time, and a healthy static contrast ratio of 3000:1. Additional niceties include FreeSync support and built-in speakers. Take this humongous display home from Newegg for the super-low sum of $349.99 with the promo code EMCPVRR37.

  • Our most affordable display today is the 27″ Acer CB271HU, which we reckon is a fine choice for a workhorse monitor. The CB271HU uses an IPS panel with a resolution of 2560×1440 and maximum brightness of 350 cd/m². There's six-axis color adjustment on tap as well as built-in speakers. The included stand is fully adjustable for swivel, rotation, tilt, and height. Newegg will hand you this monitor in exchange for a mere $229.99 with the promo code EMCPVRV32.

  • We've seen quite a few deals lately on high-powered Gold-rated power supplies from well-reputed manufacturers, and we're happy to report the trend continues. The EVGA SuperNova 750 G3 power supply is only 150 mm long but still offers an 80 Plus Gold certification, fully modular cabling, and semi-passive cooling. The manufacturer also offers 12-year warranty coverage if you register the unit soon, too. Newegg is selling this power supply for $79.99—a far cry from the $100+ price tags it used to command. 

  • You're not going on vacation without something to game on, right? After all, that's when you'll finally have the free time to work through your Steam backlog. You'll probably want to take a look at the Asus GL503VM-IH73 15.6″ laptop from the company's ROG family. The machine is powered by a Core i7-7700HQ processor coupled with 16 GB of RAM. The mighty GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB graphics card slaps pixels onto a 1920×1080 display. Data storage is taken care of by a tag-team of a 128-GB SSD and a 1-TB hard drive. The port selection is rather generous and includes four USB 3.0 ports and a USB Type-C connector. Oh, right, and there are RGB LEDs on the keyboard, too. A machine with these specs tends to go well north of $1300, but you can have this one for just $999 from Newegg if you use the promotional code EMCPVRV92.

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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    • FireGryphon
    • 1 year ago

    What does it say that the F-14 is still awesome enough to be used as an advertising prop?

      • DPete27
      • 1 year ago

      That it’s universally recognizable.

      That the aircraft isn’t the weapon anymore.

      • bitcat70
      • 1 year ago

      Looks more like a MiG 29 to me.

        • cygnus1
        • 1 year ago

        Based on the shape of tail surfaces, I concur.

        • DPete27
        • 1 year ago

        DOH! You’re absolutely right. The engine position is off for a F-14.

      • Srsly_Bro
      • 1 year ago

      That billions of people just see a jet and have no clue other than it’s a fighter jet? The fighter jet hasn’t radically changed since that version.

      I think you have some cognitive bias going on.

        • tipoo
        • 1 year ago

        srsly bro?
        Fifth gen designs do absolutely look radically different than it, even later fourth gen designs like a Rafale or Gripen would be easily distinguished with a casual interest.

    • DPete27
    • 1 year ago

    [url=https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814137124<]MSI RX560 4GB[/url<] for $100 after MIR and promo code EMCSPVRV2 today. (Will be newegg shell shocker tomorrow, but probably $110)

    • barich
    • 1 year ago

    Yay, I can finally buy another 1 TB SSD for the same price I paid for one in 2015.

      • Kretschmer
      • 1 year ago

      I was thinking the same thing.

    • Waco
    • 1 year ago

    I don’t mean to disparage the Crucial deal, but the Micron 1100 2 TB drive can be had for $300 all day long (at least, recently). It’s just as fast and twice as large for only 50% more of your hard-earned dollahs.

      • DPete27
      • 1 year ago

      I’d be willing to bet that the Cruxial MX500 stomps all over that Micron drive from a performance perspective though.

      I wouldn’t mind using the MX500 as an OS drive, but I’d never use the Micron as an OS drive.

        • Waco
        • 1 year ago

        I mean, you can say things like that, but TR’s own testing shows otherwise (not with this exact drive, but many many drives covering the performance spectrum).

        My OS drive is a Micron 1100. It wasn’t a noticeable change from the Sandisk Extreme Pro I was using before, which is arguably faster in all benchmarks.

        • MOSFET
        • 1 year ago

        Yep, the 1100 is just fine for nearly any purpose.

        • davidbowser
        • 1 year ago

        I actually have 4 in a RAID 0 and they get anywhere from 1000 MB/s to 1900 MB/s depending on the test. I would love to run the TR storage bench against them just to see what it would look like.

      • Goty
      • 1 year ago

      Rakuten has been putting out a lot of good deals on SSDs lately; that same Micron 1100 is $252 with free shipping after a 15% coupon (SAVE15) and I just bought a 500GB XPG SX8200 for $100 just the other day. I’ll refrain from posting links so people can click those affiliate links up above.

        • Waco
        • 1 year ago

        Yep. Ebay too – mine was $240 shipped with the 20% discount they did a couple weeks ago.

      • Neutronbeam
      • 1 year ago

      You done sold me…soon as I have enough credit card points I’ll grab it to replace my 1 TB spinner.

      • cygnus1
      • 1 year ago

      Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t the Micron 1100 also have no manufacturer warranty as it’s supposedly an OEM drive? Or is that a load of crap that idiots have been spreading on deal sites?

        • Waco
        • 1 year ago

        There’s a warranty through the point of purchase for varying lengths of time. Given that DOA parts are covered separately from most vendors anyway (even eBay), I felt no real risk buying this way.

        I’ve had very few SSDs (and I’ve dealt with thousands of SATA-based consumer drives) die so I was fairly comfortable with the prospect of maybe going through a vendor if something broke outside of the first 30 days.

          • cygnus1
          • 1 year ago

          Gotcha. I’m kind of in that boat too with the WD external drives I’ve shucked for my home servers. I’ve only ever seen a single SSD die on me inside a reasonable warranty period, a PNY model I believe. They swapped it, but it didn’t even really bother me that it died because I ordered a newer bigger drive to replace it and it really didn’t cost much time because of good backups. Really just reinforced my personal policy on backups.

    • Usacomp2k3
    • 1 year ago

    $229 is a great price. Still hoping for a 3840×1400 for around $300. I think that’d be the next logical upgrade form 3×27″@1400p.

    • Goty
    • 1 year ago

    [quote<]The sequential access figures of XXX MB/s for reads and XXX MB/s for writes speak for themselves, after all.[/quote<] Dooo they?

      • Waco
      • 1 year ago

      I didn’t know Vin Diesel sold SSDs!

      • morphine
      • 1 year ago

      Them performance figures are way too hot.

      (Fixed 🙂

        • willmore
        • 1 year ago

        This is a family friendly site, sir!

          • albundy
          • 1 year ago

          wont somebody please think of the 40 year old children?…living in their parents basement?

      • EzioAs
      • 1 year ago

      We don’t want them to be too quick now, do we? 😛

      • Redocbew
      • 1 year ago

      I bet the figures on endurance do the same.

      • Kretschmer
      • 1 year ago

      Well, we know what morphine stores on his SSD…

        • Neutronbeam
        • 1 year ago

        CATS. Lots and lots of cats. Fur real.

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