Tuesday deals: a high-end Dell XPS 13 for $1560, big screens, and more

Howdy, folks. Europe is under a massive heat wave right now, and it's getting to be Serious Business. Where before I was poking fun at Brits and Swedes for nearly keeling over with massive temperatures of 26 °C (79 °F), Portugal's now bracing for a four-day hell-fest of temperatures that could hit 48 °C (118 °F) in some spots. The prognosis for my area isn't that bad, but I'm still going to have a real toasty time. If you're praying for ice buckets, keep going. In the meantime, there's even more hotness to be considered—our daily selection of hardware deals. It's a doozy today, folks.

  • We're kicking the proceedings off with a bang. The Dell XPS 9370 is one of the best 13″ laptops around, and the particular variant we have on hand is all sorts of awesome. Take a gander at these specs: a four-core Core i7-8550U processor, 16 GB of RAM, and a massive 1-TB NVMe solid-state drive. To top it off, the display is one of Dell's gorgeous 4K units. All this hardware would normally go for quite a pretty penny, but you can currently get this lappie for just $1559.99 from Rakuten with the checkout code BYD278. Get'em while they're hot, as we figure they won't last long.

  • Although the Dell above is our leading deal, we could call this Tuesday “big monitor day” and all would be well in the world. We're going to start with the Acer XG270HU. This 27″, 2560×1440 panel can hit a 144-Hz refresh rate and has FreeSync support. The panel is a TN unit, but it's well above average and has the benefit of a 1-ms response time. Acer says the maximum brightness is 350 cd/m². Take this monitor home for just $299.99 from Newegg with the promo code EMCPWRW22.

  • Next up, the LG 32UD99W. This slab o' pixels uses a beautiful IPS panel with a resolution of 3840×2160 and a color gamut covering 95% of the DCI-P3 color space. There's HDR10 support on tap, too. The 32UD99W should be perfect for color-critical work, and its maximum brightness rating is 550 cd/m² (typical 350 cd/m²). Additional niceties include built-in speakers, USB Type-C connectivity, quick charging support, and FreeSync. Grab it for $749.99 from Rakuten with the checkout code BYD149.

  • Next up, a couple of ultra-wide monitors. The first one is the LG 34UC88-B and its IPS panel with a resolution of 3440×1440 and a maximum refresh rate of 75 Hz. LG says the display can cover over 99% of the sRGB color space, and that maximum brightness is 300 cd/m². Have this wide slate for $499.99 from Rakuten with the checkout code BYD79.

  • In case you like that monitor above but want more of pretty much everything, check out the Alienware AW3418DW. This display also has a resolution of 3440×1440, but its maximum refresh rate is a healthy 120 Hz, and there's G-Sync support on tap for good measure. The included stand offers height adjustment, and there's RGB LED lighting around the back. If speed is what you need, you can have this monitor for $949.99 from Newegg with the promo code EMCPWRW23.

  • There's been more than a few deals on NVMe drives lately. Today's entrant is the HP EX920 1-TB gumstick. HP says this SSD can hit 3200 MB/s in sequential reads and 1800 MB/s when writing. The company also notes that the drive has an endurance rating of 400-terabytes-written. For $246.49 at Rakuten with the checkout code SAVE15, we figure this drive has a great price-to-performance ratio. 

  • Our final item for the day is one that should soothe your graphics card ache. The MSI GTX 1080 Aero has a blower-style cooler and a nominal boost clock of 1771 MHz (almost certainly overriden by Pascal's gong if thermals allow). The rest of the card doesn't have anything all that special about it, but that's more than fine with us since it costs $469.99 at Newegg and you get a $20 rebate card plus a $20 Steam code with your purchase. Grabbing a GTX 1080 for a potential final tally of $429.99 is just fine and dandy in our book.

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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    • Welch
    • 1 year ago

    Just to point out… That acer, even though it’s a TN panel is actually 8bit, so 100% RGB. Also, for some stupid reason they didn’t bother to mention the Freesync range, which is 30-144hz, which is great. Not sure why no one seems to be asking that question regarding the display.

    If you are gaming, and you don’t hate TN panels (8bit), that would actually be a pretty solid display. Glad to see them dropping in price.

    • strangerguy
    • 1 year ago

    “Where before I was poking fun at Brits and Swedes for nearly keeling over with massive temperatures of 26 °C”

    26C is like winter here in Singapore. It’s always funny to see Westerners loving the sunny tropical paradise ™, while the rest of us here would rather not see the sun whenever possible.

    • rudimentary_lathe
    • 1 year ago

    That’s a nice deal on the Acer. But why must so many gaming monitors be so… red? Or garish.

    • DPete27
    • 1 year ago

    Can someone explain to me how [url=https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lenovo-330-15ikb-15-6-laptop-intel-core-i3-8gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive-platinum-gray/6221790.p?skuId=6221790<]this Lenovo 330[/url<] is only $310? It's certainly nothing special, but it still seems like it should cost at least $400: i3-8130U - 2c/4t @ 2.2GH-3.4GHz 8GB RAM 1TB HDD 15.6" 1366x768 Heavy 4.85lbs and 0.9" thick Relatively poor 5hr battery life.

      • morphine
      • 1 year ago

      Weighs 5 pounds (~2.6 kg), has a hard drive, and a 15.6″ 1366×768 display (pixels as big as houses). Even with all that weight, battery life is terrible. So ultimately the only good things about it are the CPU and RAM. Everything else ranges from unimpressive to bad.

      • derFunkenstein
      • 1 year ago

      I’ve seen the 330 in person. not only is it a low-res screen, it’s a TN panel with truly horrid viewing angles.

    • Tirk
    • 1 year ago

    For $1600 the XPS doesn’t seem like that much of a deal for a productivity laptop. There would seem to be a bunch of productivity 13″ laptops in that price range or less.

      • morphine
      • 1 year ago

      With a Core i7 CPU, 16 GB of RAM, a 1-TB NVMe hard drive, and a high-end 4K display (never mind the excellent fit and finish)? Whatever list you have is bound to be short.

    • strangerguy
    • 1 year ago

    So, in just 4 months the 1TB EX920 fell by 1/3 in price.

    I don’t need NVMe at all but daaaaaaaamn these crazy SSD deals…I’m $245 poorer now.

      • morphine
      • 1 year ago

      Oh, you poor, poor thing 🙂

      • albundy
      • 1 year ago

      the performance is fantastic! i dont regret getting one. it replaced my aging sandisk extreme pro ssd.

    • DancinJack
    • 1 year ago

    Code “SAVE15” will get you 15 percent off Rakuten sitewide today, too. That’s a hefty discount for that LG display.

      • DPete27
      • 1 year ago

      Gotta read the fine print. Max of $50. And it can’t be stacked with other coupons.

    • DPete27
    • 1 year ago

    I saw newegg is offering the [url=https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=0JC-00A3-00001<]Nixeus Edg27[/url<] for $400 and comes with a $50 gift card, so net price $350. Not too shabby.

      • MOSFET
      • 1 year ago

      Last fall I bought one and liked it so much I bought another. (that, and it is a dual-display setup so one 27″ at 1440p and one 27″ at 1080p drove me nuts) I’ve never had a monitor with so much connectivity and so many options before!

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