Samsung 850 Pro 256GB Solid State Drive for $130, and code 20NOW applies 20% off of your first purchase.
This SSD includes a 10-year warranty.
The Samsung 850 Pro SSDs support hardware encryption, which is handy when used in laptops.
Set up a hard disk password in your laptop's BIOS, and your data will be protected if someone were to steal your laptop.
It can take about a week to receive your order, since Jet.com does not ship anything themselves.
Your order will be forwarded to a fulfillment service (probably either Buy.com or Newegg for this item), then the slowest shipping method can take about a week until it arrives at your door.
8GB Laptop PC Memory: Simgle G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CAS-9 1.35volt SO-DIMM Memory Module for $35.
This is the first time we have seen this high-quality memory sold for under $37, and the $35 price is cheaper than buying this memory in a pair.
If your laptop or mini-PC takes 8GB DDR3 memory per SO-DIMM slot, this is probably the best deal you can find.
To see if your laptop can handle this 8GB memory, look it up on CDW.com's Kingston memory search.
Enter your laptop's make and model, then see if it supports 8GB SODIMM per socket, and how many sockets it has.
Here is our screenshot showing our Thinkpad X230 Tablet with 2 removable sockets, supporting up to 8GB SO-DIMM per socket for a total of 16GB of memory.
Our pair of G.Skill 8GB CAS-9 1.35volt SO-DIMMs work well, and seem to run cooler than other memory.
G.Skill 32GB Secure Digital (SDHC) Memory Card for $9.09 with code EMCKCKA79 .
This is one of the best deals we have seen for a high quality 32GB SD card.
SD cards are commonly used in digital cameras.
Ours work well for taking photos, and transfer to computers quickly.
Other similar quality 32GB SD cards usually sell for at least $13.
Orico 4-port USB Charger for mobile devices for $8 with code EMCKCKA72 .
While we do like ours, its weight causes the charger to occasionally fall off of the wall socket.
When used with a surge protector or resting on a surface, it works well without any issues.
Both support hardware encryption, which is important for most laptops.
Simply set up a hard disk (or SATA) password in your bootup BIOS, and your laptop's data will be encrypted from thieves.
Many other SSDs can be found cheaper, but do not have built-in hardware encryption.
Non-hardware encryption (software based) can lower your system performance and is less secure.
Looking to buy a laptop computer?
Search Ebay for used or refurbished laptop computers, to find a lot on sale right now for around $200 to $400 with 3rd generation (or better) Intel processors.
Some of those do have touch screens, but you would need to look at the specs before buying.
Look at the condition of a used/refurbished laptop, since some may have damage, scratches, or broken/missing parts.
Google for the laptop's owner's manual, and find instructions on how to replace its memory and hard drive.
Some laptops, like Apple laptops and some convertible laptop/tablet computers, are difficult (or impossible) to replace a hard drive with an SSD.
If you cannot upgrade a used laptop, its longevity may be short.
Does the laptop's battery carry a good charge, and can it be replaced?
Most laptop batteries will be dead in 2-3 years, and replacements (if possible) can cost $30 to $90 depending on the model.
Factor a replacement battery into the cost of buying a 2-3 year old laptop.
What CPU is inside the laptop, and how does its CPU score compare to your old laptop on CPUBenchmark.Net?
Read the seller's reputation history.
Depending on the laptop you have, it often takes is a screwdriver and 15 minutes time to upgrade its drive to an SSD, which can improve the laptop's performance by about 4 times.
Add a couple hours to transfer files from your old hard drive, and re-install (or upgrade) your operating system.
- Western Digital 6TB External/Desktop USB Hard Drive $143
Western Digital My Book 6TB External Desktop USB3.0 Hard Drive for $143 when you apply code 20NOW in the cart.
It usually sells for around $30 more.
This particular memory has a CAS latency of 9, a couple ticks faster than the CAS 11 specification on most laptop memory.
As explained on Toms Hardware and Wikipedia, memory with a lower CAS number means the memory responds quicker, thus a lower number can improve computer performance by a little bit.
Before upgrading your laptop, be sure it supports 4GB DDR3 or 8GB DDR3 per module port.
The easiest way to check for compatibility is to use the Crucial Memory Advisor.
Enter your laptop's make and model, then look on the left side of the page to see the slots and maximum memory of your laptop.
If your laptop has 2 slots and max 16,384MB (16GB) of memory, then it supports modules up to 8GB per slot.
If your laptop has 2 slots and max 8,192MB (8GB) of memory, then it supports modules up to 4GB per slot.
A small screwdriver is required to open and upgrade a laptop's memory, and your owner's manual should provide instructions.
- 10% off of G.Skill Computer Memory, code: EMCKAAP33
G.Skill makes some of the best quality memory in the world, and compatible with most desktop and laptop PCs.
10% off of all G.Skill memory using code EMCKAAP33 .
- Crucial 500GB SSD $160
Crucial MX200 500GB Solid State Drive for $160 with free shipping.
It usually sells for about $13 more.
We know some people swear by Crucial SSDs, including in reliable server builds, and will never use another brand.
We had a poor experience with an original Crucial SSD first introduced in 2010, and since found Samsung and Intel more stable inside our laptop computers.
However, look at the reviews of this new Crucial MX200 on Amazon and Newegg and you can see happy customers.
Despite our own negative experience with an old Crucial SSD, we can feel comfortable recommending this deal based on overwhelmingly positive user reviews and feedback from friends who use this brand of SSD inside their servers.
Samsung CD/DVD Reader/Writer Drive for $19 with code EMCKAAK72 .
Useful for a desktop or laptop computer that does not already have a built-in CD/DVD drive.
It comes in black color, or you can select red, blue, or white for the same price when applying the coupon code.
- Seagate 5TB External/Desktop Hard Drive $120
Seagate Expansion 5TB External/Desktop Hard Drive for $125 with free shipping, and code EMCAWNT23 applies $5 off in the cart.
It has mostly positive reviews.