home : hot deals & information involving: NewEgg.com Tuesday, November 24, 2015last update: 1:30pm (CST)
- Zyxel Wifi Access Point $20
Zyxel (WAP3205v2) Wireless Access Point for $50 with free shipping, and code EMCKKNR42 applies $30 off.
The reviews are quite positive.
This is an "Access Point", which is the same thing as a "Router" except it has NAT (Network Address Translation), the mechanism that links your home network with the Internet.
An Access Point is simply just a wireless hot spot, so you still need a router at your home to access the Internet from your devices.
Access Points are useful, because they can be configured as:
A Wifi Access Point, extending your Wifi range,
A Wifi Repeater, wirelessly extending your Wifi signal, or
A Wifi client, connecting a computer to a Wifi network that does not have a built-in Wifi antenna.
This and other similar Wifi access points usually sell for at least $35.
If you are looking for a deal on a router, a Netgear N450 Wifi Router is on sale for $30 when applying code EMCKKNR45 in the cart.
It usually sells for at least $40.
- 32GB Secure Digital Memory Card $9.09
If you have a digital camera (or SLR) that takes SD cards, this is probably the best deal around.
Newegg is currently selling the G.Skill 32GB Secure Digital (SDHC) Memory Card for $9.09 with free shipping when you apply code EMCKCKA79 in the cart.
G.Skill makes high quality memory products, including SSDs and computer memory, all have excellent reviews.
Quality 32GB SD cards usually sell for at least $12 shipped, with most priced around $15.
We have three of these G.Skill 32GB SD cards.
Two for a Sony digital camera, and one inside a laptop computer for temporary and backup storage.
All work well.
If your computer or laptop does not have a built-in SD card reader, you can read and write SD cards with a IOGear USB SD Card Reader for $6 or a Transcend USB3.0 SD Card Reader for $7.
- Laser Printer $25
Pantum P2502W Monochrome Laser Printer with Wifi for $25 with free shipping.
It includes a "starter" toner cartridge capable of printing around 400-500 pages.
Replacement toner usually costs more than the printer itself, but print about 1,500 pages and should cost less than HP or Canon toner cartridges.
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.
- Asus Wireless Router $60
Asus RT-AC52U Dual-Band Wireless Router for $60 with code 1027SVFRS106 and a $10 Prepaid Card is available by mail-in rebate.
It usually sells for around $75.
- Intel 730-Series 240GB SSD $130 (expired: sold out from Amazon, but available at Newegg)
A third-party vendor on Amazon is selling an Intel 730-Series 240GB Solid State Drive for $124 today.
It usually sells for around $150.
This is a great hard drive for laptops.
Not only is this SSD extremely durable and reliable, but it includes a 5-year warranty and has built-in hardware encryption (full specs).
If you go into your laptop's bootup BIOS configuration, look under the SATA hard drive configuration, see if a "hard drive password" feature or "disk encryption" (or similar name) are available.
If you set a disk password, this should enable full hardware encryption for your SSD.
If your laptop is stolen, your data stored on the SSD is encrypted and secure even if they remove the drive and try to access it from another computer.
Also, Amazon is selling a Seagate 2TB Hard Drive this morning for $68.38.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
- 8GB Memory for Apple Laptops $45
A pair of 4GB SO-DIMM memory modules for Apple MacBook, Mac Mini, and other compatible Apple computers for $45 (8GB memory total).
This memory pack usually sells for $50, and has positive reviews on Amazon and Newegg.
- 64GB MicroSD Memory Card $17
Patriot 64GB MicroSD Memory Card for $25 plus $1 shipping, and code EMCKANX56 applies $9 off.
At $17, it's about $3 to $13 cheaper than most other Class-10/UHS-1 64GB MicroSD cards.
MicroSD cards can be used in compatible mobile phones and tablets (not Apple).
- 25" Ultrawide Monitor for $170
LG 25-inch IPS Ultrawide LED-backlit LCD Computer Monitor for $200, and code EMCKANV49 applies $30 off in the cart.
The reviews are pretty good, and most other stores sell similar 25-inch monitors for about $200.
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.
- Samsung 250GB SSD $75
Samsung 250GB Solid State Drive for $75 with code ESCKANR22 ($0.30/GB).
It usually sells for arout $10 more.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
- Dual Drive Docking Station for PC/Mac & $10 Rebate Card for $30
Mediasonic dual drive docking station for $30 with free shipping, and a $10 Prepaid Card is available by mail-in rebate.
It supports up to 2 hard drives or SSDs at once (up to 8TB per drive), and connects to a computer's USB3.0 port.
It can also be used as a standalone duplicator, which can duplicate one hard drive onto another.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
- 3-pack of 240GB SSDs for $180
3-pack of A-Data 240GB Solid State Drive for $180 ($60 apiece).
- 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.
- 32GB Secure Digital Memory Card for $9.80 or $10.80
G.Skill 32GB Secure Digital (SDHC) Class-10 (UHS-1) Memory Card for digital cameras for $14, and code EMCAXNS59 applies 30% off.
After coupon, the price is $9.80.
Add $1 shipping, or free with a $25+ order.
Most 32GB SD cards that are Class-10 usually sell for at least $14.
- Samsung 850 Pro 256GB SSD for $130
Samsung 850-Pro 256GB Solid State Drive for $140, and code AFSSD99B applies $10 off in the cart.
It usually sells for $135, and is rated one of the best SSDs on the market today.
- 240GB Solid State Drive $68
Team Group 240GB Solid State Drive for $68 today (28¢/GB).
While this Team Group 240GB SSD may be a great deal because of its price, other (more expensive) SSDs have a proven reliability record.
Samsung and Intel top our list of favorites.
- OBi200 Voice-Over-IP Adapter for $30, code: EMCAXKK52
Been waiting a while for one of the handful of times the OBi box is on sale each year, and today is one of those days.
The Obihai OBi200 Voice-Over-IP Home Telephone Adapter is $45, and new code EMCAXKK52 applies $15 off in the cart.
At $30, it is $15 less than its normal price.
This box can replace your home telephone service, with a free Internet-based telephone service.
Here is a video on how to set it up, or our text instructions here:
You must have a high speed Internet service, like cable modem, DSL, fiber, satellite, or wireless.
You must have a home router.
Some cable services provide a router free with their Internet service, so you may already have one.
Plug the OBi to your Internet router, and your home telephone.
Sign up for a free Google Voice account, if you do not already have one.
Assign yourself a Google Voice phone number.
Go to OBiTalk.com, and link your OBi device to your OBi account.
Wait a few minutes, and you should be able to make and receive calls on your home phone.
Google voice gives free calls within the US and Canada.
You are not locked in to any service, and can change Internet-telephone providers at any time.
Other Internet-based telephone services are available through the OBiTalk.com website, and provide additional services like conference calling, call transferring, and voicemail-to-email.
- Seagate 3TB Hard Drive $75
Seagate Barracuda 3TB 7200rpm Hard Drive for $94 with free shipping, and code ESCAXAN28 applies $19 off in the cart.
At $75, that comes out to 2.5 cents per GB, or $25 per TB.
Most other stores sell this (and other similar 3TB hard drives) for around $90.
Beware that some reviewers reported getting bad drives.
According to the Newegg page, Seagate will provide a 2-year warranty on this hard drive.
However, one reviewer reported problems getting Seagate to honor the 2-year warranty.
If you uy this drive for your computer or server, we recommend running stress-test software on the drive to ensure it works.
If your drive fails within the first 30 days, Newegg will give you a replacement or a refund.
- 32GB Secure Digital Memory Card for $9.80 or $10.80
G.Skill 32GB Secure Digital (SDHC) Memory Card for digital cameras for $14, and code EMCAWNS72 applies 30% off.
Add $1 for shipping this item by itself.
The final price is $9.80 when ordering with other stuff, or $10.80 (34¢/GB) by itself.
Most 32GB Class-10 SD cards normally sell for around $14.50.
HDTVs can also be used as computer monitors, though beware of eyestrain when using a screen designed for distance-viewing, not close viewing.
For this reason, we recommend using a computer monitor with a computer, not a HDTV screen.
Also, we highly recommend turning down the brightness of your monitor and increasing ambient light in the room, and look at objects at a distance at least once per hour, to help prevent eyestrain.
Eyestrain can give headaches, neck pain, dry eyes, and blurred vision.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
- 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.
Acer 24-inch LED-backlit LCD computer monitor with a great 1ms response time, excellent 144Hz refresh rate, and great reviews and reviews for $180.
Most stores sell this highly rated monitor for around $220.
A $30 Prepaid Card is available by mail-in rebate, meaning you would have to cut out the UPC from the Acer box, fill out the rebate form, and mail in the documents within 30 days from purchase.
Limit 3 rebates per household, so buying two for dual-monitor desktops would work with the rebate, but you would likely need to submit each rebate separately.
Includes a dual-link DVI-D cable, which is the kind of cable necessary to achieve 144Hz refresh rate from your computer.
Also has an HDMI port, for using with a cable box, streaming media box (Roku, Google Chromecast, etc.), or Blu-ray player.
Looking at the specs and reviews, we believe this monitor is one of the best values available today.
We have and love Dell "Ultrasharp" monitors, but this deal looks well worth considering.