home : hot deals & information involving: computer hardware Monday, March 30, 2015
- Seagate Portable 2TB USB3.0 Drive for $80
Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB Portable USB3.0 Drive for $80 at Staples stores and Staples.com.
Portable drives like this power themselves with the included USB data cable.
No extra power cable is needed to be carried around.
- Samsung Wifi Laser Printer/Scanner/Fax for $100
Samsung M2880FW Xpress Laser Printer with document-fed scanner and fax, with built-in duplexing (2-sided printing) and Wifi for $100 with free shipping.
It usually goes for at least $150.
- Western Digital Black 2.5" 1TB Hard Drive & 120GB SSD $110
This new Western Digital drive is a 2.5" (laptop size) hard drive with built-in 120GB SSD.
The 2.5" size fits inside most laptop and desktop computers, offering 1TB of storage space and 120GB SSD for your operating system.
The are fairly positive (here and here, however several buyers have complained about the drive's reliability.
It does come with a 5-year manufacturer's warranty, and could be worth trying for someone who needs a lot of disk space along with the performance of an SSD in a single package.
- Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad Air $10
Kensington Black KeyCover Thin Hard-shell Bluetooth Keyboard Case for iPad Air for $13.50, and code EMCAPAS38 applies $3.50 off in the cart.
This is for the original iPad Air.
Other stores sell it for $18 to $55.
- Logitech MK360 Wireless Keyboard & Mouse for $15.50 in-store
Logitec MK360 Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Combo for $15.50 with in-store pickup.
Usually sells for around $30.
Inventory varies per store, so it could be in-stock at some stores and out of stock at others.
A pair of 8GB G.Skill Ares DDR3 2133MHz Desktop PC Memory (16GB total) for $100 today.
It usually sells for around $120.
If your PC has four memory slots, and can handle DDR3 memory, you can buy two of these packs to get 32GB of memory for $200.
- Seagate Wireless 1TB Portable Drive for $120
For today, Amazon has posted a sale on a Seagate Wireless Plus 1TB Portable Hard Drive for $120.
It usually goes for around $160.
It has a built-in 10-hour battery and built-in Wifi, to wirelessly stream to your computers, tablets, and phones.
- Portable CD/DVD Reader/Writer USB Drive for $20
Lite-On External/Portable CD/DVD Drive for reading & writing CD/DVD discs for $35 with free shipping, and code EMCANAX27 applies $15 off.
If you have a portable computer or tablet with a USB drive that does not have a built-in CD/DVD drive, this little thing may be very useful for you (assuming you still have CD/DVD discs instead of relying on the Internet for music, movies, and software).
- Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB SSD for $390
Buy.com is selling a Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB Solid State Drive for $390 through their Ebay store.
It usually sells for around $450.
Includes a warranty valid for either 5 years or 150TB written to the drive, which is one of the best SSD warranties around, especially at the 39¢/GB price.
- 240GB SSD for $90 after rebate
PNY 240GB Solid State Drive for $100.
It usually sells for $110.
Also, a $10 mail-in rebate is available, making it $90 after rebate (38¢/GB).
Remember to print out the form, write (in small print) in the small spaces on the form, cut out the UPC from the product box, and mail it within 30 days of purchase to get your rebate.
Otherwise, $100 is still a pretty good deal for a 240GB SSD that works inside either desktop or laptop computers.
At the register, it should print out a Staples Easy Rebate valid for a $25 Prepaid Card.
Go home and submit the rebate.
You can do this by going to StaplesEasyRebates.com and enter the item number of the above Western Digital drive into the SKU/UPC box.
For example, if you bought the 1TB drive, enter its item number 86377.
A $25 Rebate Prepaid Card should appear, valid with a purchase date between January 4 and January 31.
Follow the instructions to submit the rebate online.
As per the terms of the rebate, this deal is only available with an in-store purchase.
- Microsoft Mouse for $15
Microsoft Wireless Mouse for $15 with free shipping.
It is a small wireless mouse, good for use with a laptop computer.
Requires a USB port for the wireless receiver.
Uses an AA battery (one is included).