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- Desktop Computer Motherboard, Core i5 CPU, and 8GB RAM $290
For desktop computer builders.
You can get a bundle of an Asus Z87-Pro motherboard, an Intel Core i5-4590 Quad-Core 3.3GHz CPU, and 8GB 1866MHz single RAM module for $290 with free shipping.
The CPU and motherboard would normally total $300, so it is like getting the RAM for free.
It only includes the motherboard, CPU, and memory, which can replace the components in an old computer, or be used as parts to self-build a new computer.
- Refurbished Lenovo Thinkpad T420 14" Laptop $200
Refurbished (not new) Lenovo Thinkpad T420 14-inch Laptop Computer for $200 with free shipping.
Has an Intel Core i5-2520M 2.5GHz processor, 4GB memory, 320GB hard drive, and Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.
Thinkpad laptops are all very durable.
Looking at the pictures, it appears to include a 4 or 6-cell battery.
Some stores are selling a 9-cell battery for this laptop, that can give up to 5 hours of usage, for around $24 and $26.
They are also offering the same deal on their Ebay store.
If you open up the laptop with a small screwdriver and replace the hard drive with a 240GB SSD (instructions are on page 70 of the service manual), you would have a very nice laptop for under $275.
You could also double the memory with a 8GB memory kit for another $42.
Beware that this refurbished (not new) laptop comes with a 90-day warranty, but it is a powerful laptop at a fraction of the cost of a new one.
- 6-Core PC with 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD, 1TB Hard Drive $290
Today, Newegg is selling enough parts to build your own PC for $290.
Bundle includes an AMD-FX6300 6-core 3.5GHz CPU, Gigabyte Motherboard, 8GB memory (single memory module), Mushkin 120GB Solid State Drive, Seagate 1TB Hard Drive, and a LogiSys ATX Mid-Tower PC Case with 480-watt power supply.
All the hardware you would need to add is a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and display cables (like HDMI).
The motherboard has USB3.0 support, and video outputs for HDMI, VGA, and DVI.
One memory slot is free, so you can add a second 8GB module (for around $55) to get your computer's memory to 16GB.
The order comes in parts, so you will need a screwdriver and the know-how to assemble the parts into your own PC.
This is about the same price offered by some Ebay sellers for a new, unopened, and unused iPad Mini 2.
However, buying from a reputable store like Staples guarantees your iPad Mini's 1-year warranty will start from the date of purchase.
The iPad Mini 2 is nearly identical to the iPad Mini 3 in every way, except the newer Mini 3 has a fingerprint reader.
Update (2pm EDT):
Staples inventory is regional, so it could be out of stock for some people while in-stock for others.
If out of stock, you can click "pick up today" to check the inventory of your local Staples store.