To use 16GB of memory, your laptop computer's memory slots must be compatible with 8GB of memory.
To find out if your laptop is compatible, use the Crucial Memory Advisor Tool.
Choose your laptop's make & model, then click "find upgrade".
Look half way down the resulting page, on the left side.
It will display your laptop's maximum memory.
In this example screenshot, it shows a laptop with 16384MB maximum memory capability, which is 16GB.
- Crucial 250GB Solid State Drive $86
Crucial BX100 250GB Solid State Drive is on sale for $90 plus $1 shipping (price shows in the cart), and code EMCAPNR222 applies $5 off in the cart.
It usually sells for about $99 ($13 more).
Sunday, March 22, 2015
- Windows 7 for $80
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit for $100, and code EMCAPNK23 applies $20 off.
Most stores sell it for around $95.
The 64-bit version is for computers with more than 3.5GB of memory, since the 32-bit version can only recognize up to 3.5GB regardless how much memory is installed in the computer.
If you want the 32-bit version, TigerDirect.com is selling it for $120, and a $70 American Express Prepaid Card is available by mail-in rebate.
The newer Windows 8 has been available for years, but we still prefer Windows 7.
Samsung 850-EVO Series 500GB Solid State Drive for $181 with code EMCAPNA22 (36¢/GB).
The Samsung 840 and 850 series SSDs have been rated some of the best performing and most reliable SSDs on the market for the last 4 years.
This drive usually sells for $200.
Samsung USB Portable CD/DVD/Blu-ray Reader/Writer Drive for $60 with coupon EMCAPNA27 .
Works on PC, Mac, and Linux.
Includes cheap Power DVD software, so you may need to find different CD/DVD/Blu-ray burning software if you do not like it.
This drive usually sells for around $85, so $60 is about 30% off, a hot deal!
Zyxel GS1910-24 24-port Gigabit Web-managed Switch for $144 with coupon EMCAPNA39 .
This is a
deal, and the best deal we have seen to-date for a 24-port gigabit Ethernet switch with management capabilities.
We paid $180 for this switch 2 years ago, and love it.
Managed switches are for offices and datacenters for allowing administrators to manipulate the network beyond just physical connectivity.
A network switch with management capabilities allows you to turn particular ports on or off, do link aggregation (bonding one computer to 2 network ports for doubling bandwidth), port mirroring (for port monitoring), and setting up virtual networks (VLANs).
For example, if a server's gigabit performance is slow when accessed by a lot of computers, you could double its bandwidth to 2 gigabits by bonding two ethernet ports to the single computer.
For more information on managed switches, see
Saturday, March 14, 2015
- Deals Today
Code EMCAPKR22 gives 10% off of most G.Skill desktop PC Memory Modules, including:
2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws X-Series DDR3 8GB 1866MHz Desktop PC Memory for $54.90 with code EMCAPKR22 ($6.86/GB).
This is a great price for 8GB of high quality desktop PC memory.
- Barebone Mini-PC for $110 or $140 Foxconn Mini Booksize Barebone PC for $110 with free shipping.
As a "barebones" mini PC, it includes everything except the memory, storage drive, and operating system.
It has a Dual-Core Celeron processor and video card with HDMI 1080p output, USB ports, Gigabit and Wifi networking, but you must add your own memory (SO-DIMM module) and 2.5" hard drive or SSD.
The reviews say this is a fairly decent mini PC or home theater PC.
IRS FreeFile is free if your taxable income is below $60,000.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
- Ultrasharp 24" Monitor for $250
Dell UltraSharp U2412M Ultrasharp 24-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD Computer Monitor for $250 with free shipping.
This is $38 cheaper than a deal a couple days ago, and $49 cheaper than it usually sells for.
Dell includes a 3-year Advance Exchange Warranty with this monitor, meaning the manufacturer will replace your monitor before you need to ship back the faulty monitor.
Dell UltraSharp monitors have been rated some of the best quality monitors on the market for the last 10 years.
We have two 24-inch Ultrasharp monitors (one built in 2005, another in 2007), and never had a single problem with them.
The reviews on Newegg are mostly positive, and Engadget gave it at 90 global rating out of 100.
They have a built-in USB hub, so you can plug your keyboard, mouse, and USB devices into the monitor instead of into the back of your computer, and Dell includes a VGA cable, DVI cable, and a USB cable.
If you sit in front of a monitor all day, it probably makes sense to invest in a good monitor.
The quality of the screen means text will be sharper, and you can see more even when reducing the brightness.
Lower brightness can lead to less eyestrain on your eyes.
Sunday, March 8, 2015
- Remote Control Quadcopter with Camera for $52
A third-party vendor on Newegg is selling a Syma X5c Quadcopter in White with built-in camera.
According to the product specs and the product manual, the size is pretty small, about 12.5 inches in length and width, and about 3.1 inches in height.
It is meant for quick flights since it takes about 100 minutes to charge this device, and provides about 7 minutes of flying time.
The exact specs of the "HD camera" are unknown, but according to the reviews/feedback on Newegg, the quality is grainy and poor.
However most of the reviews are positive, with people saying it's a fun beginner's quadcopter that is durable to crashes, and easy to set up and fly.
Saturday, March 7, 2015
- Two Kingston 120GB SSDs for $100
A pair of Kingston SSDNow V300-series 120GB Solid State Drives for $100 ($50 each).
Each usually sell for around $60 or $65.
Friday, March 6, 2015
- 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.
Mobile-only deals such as the 250GB SSD for $89 only work on phones by going to m.newegg.com or by using the Newegg mobile app.
They do not work on iPads and tablets, even if you use the Newegg iPad app.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
- 16GB Desktop PC Memory $100
A pair of Mushkin 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Desktop PC Memory Modules (16GB total) for $100 today ($6.25/GB).
These and other 8GB desktop memory modules usually sell for around $55 to $65 apiece ($110 to $130 per pair).
Sunday, March 1, 2015
- Seagate External 5TB Hard Drive $130
Newegg is offering a Seagate Expansion 5TB USB3.0 External/Desktop Hard Drive for $130 through their Ebay store.
It usually sells for $150.
- Acer 27" LED-backlit LCD Computer Monitor for $170
Acer G6-series (G276HLGbd) 27-inch LED-backlit LCD 6ms Computer Monitor for $170 today.
It usually sells for around $200.
It has VGA and DVI inputs, includes VGA and DVI cables, weighs 11 pounds, and includes a 3-year warranty.
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.
- Two of PNY 240GB SSDs for $168, or $148 after rebates (expired)
A pair of PNY Optima 240GB Solid State Drives for $168 today (35¢/GB).
They usually sell for around $90 apiece (38¢/GB).
A $10 mail-in rebate is available for each drive, totaling $20 back in rebate checks.
The rebate form requires customers to write legibly in very small print.
Beware that PNY has been reported to be very slow at fulfilling rebates.
Additionally, people will often forget to submit their rebates, or forget to submit inquiries when rebate checks do not arrive.
Many customers will pay $168 for a pair of 240GB SSDs, which is still a great deal.
- 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).
- Refurbished Asus Router for $15
Asus RT-N53 Wireless N600 Router with third-party DD-WRT OS compatibility for $40, and code EMCAKNP69 applies $25 off.
It is refurbished, and comes with a 90-day warranty.
Its reviews and mostly poor, so this is only a good deal for someone looking for a very inexpensive wifi router.
It says DD-WRT compatibility, but some people had issues with it.
- Pantum Wifi Laser Printer for $30
A great deal on a budget printer.
A Pantum P2502W Laser Printer with built-in Wifi connectivity (so all your computers on your Wifi network can print) for $30 with free shipping.
The reviews on both Amazon and Newegg are mostly positive, and it includes a 2-year manufacturer's warranty.
The included ink cartridge should give about 1,500 pages, and replacement cartridges cost more than the printer itself.
- Corsair Force 120GB SSD & $20 Card Rebate for $60
Corsair Force LS 120GB Solid State Drive for $60 (50¢/GB) and a $20 Prepaid Card is available by mail-in rebate.
To get the $20 Visa Prepaid card, you would need to print out the rebate form, fill it out, cut out the UPC from the SSD's box, print out the sales receipt, and mail everything within 21 days of purchase.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
- Western Digital 3TB Hard Drive for $90
Western Digital 3TB Hard Drive for $90.
It usually sells for $99.
- 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.
- Lenovo Miix 2 128GB Tablet/Laptop for $500
Newegg is selling a Lenovo Miix 2 Convertible Tablet/Laptop for $500 through their Ebay store.
They usually sell it for $530, and other stores sell it for around $600.
It has pretty good reviews.
iStarUSA 5-drive Hard Drive Cage for $90.
A $30 Prepaid Card is available by mail-in rebate.
Includes a 3-year warranty.
You can add up to 5 Serial-ATA hard drives to this cage.
Each drive used in the cage plugs into your computer's Serial-ATA ports (not eSATA).
The cage is simply a safe housing for your hard drives.
It does not include a SATA card, nor does it handle RAID on its own.
However, most computers can do software RAID just as well (if not better) than the RAID enclosures, and this drive cage costs a lot less.
- 4-port USB Wall Charger for $11.50
Newegg just posted a sale on another USB wall charger.
This one is a Orico 4-port 7-amp USB Wall Charger in Black for $11.50.
It has positive reviews.
It looks very similar to this 4-amp output one that sells for the same price.
Newegg's $11.50 Orico charger gives 7-amp output.
7-amps over 4 ports means it can charge 2 tablets and 2 phones (all 4 devices) at the same time.
Anker 5-port 8-Amp USB Charger in White for $19
with code EMCAKAS22 and free shipping.
This is a new version of the Anker 5-port charger.
Some people reported the original model had some reliability issues.
A typical smartphone needs about 1 to 2 amps of charging power, and a typical tablet requires at least 2.4 amps.
So, for example, the Anker 5-port charger that is capable of 8-amps can charge up to 3 tablets at once.
Monday, January 5, 2015
- Crucial M550 128GB SSD for $50
The average price of SSDs keep getting cheaper.
This Crucial M550 128GB SSD is $50 (39¢/GB) today.
- Changhong 42" 4K HDTV & Chromecast for $400
Changhong 42-inch 4K Ultra HD LED-backlit LCD HDTV for $400, and includes a free Google Chromecast streaming media player (a $30 value).
Two HDMI cables are included too, but they are really cheap quality cables.
Monday, December 29, 2014
- 3TB Internal or External Hard Drive for $90