Whether you're transferring files from an old PC to a new one or simply wanting to backup your data, an external hard drive with a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is a serviceable solution. It's also the topic of today's top deal, which is a WD Elements 2TB Portable USB Hard Drive for $100 with free shipping (normally $140 - use coupon code EMCWXWR246). It's fast, sleek, and comes with a trial version of WD SmartWare Pro backup software.
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Toshiba on Thursday announced its new Q Series Pro line of high-performance solid state drives. These 2.5-inch drives adhere to the 7mm form factor, which means they're slim enough to fit into an Ultrabook, a point of emphasis for Toshiba. Judging by the graphs on Toshiba's website, the Q Series Pro drives feature sequential read performance of around 550MB/s and sequential write performance in the neighborhood of 500MB/s.
The death of the mechanical hard drive has been greatly exaggerated. Don't get us wrong, we're big fans of solid state drives just like every other power user, but for the price, HDDs still offer the best bang for your buck when mass storage is the name of the game. Underscoring that point is today's top deal for a Toshiba 3TB Internal Hard Drive for $110 with free shipping (normally $120 - use coupon code AFNJ2657). This isn't a slow spinning drive, either. It features a 7200 RPM spindle speed, 64MB of cache, and a SATA 6Gbps interface.
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Toshiba announced several updates to what it classifies as its "mainstream laptop" lineup, though one of the new additions is the Qosmio X75, a 17.3-inch gaming laptop with an unidentified 4th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, four memory slots, Nvidia Geforce GTX 770M graphics with Optimus technology, and a 1.5TB hard drive. Pricing starts at $1,400, which isn't too shabby for a gaming laptop.
It's a funny thing, once you get used to playing on a tablet, you may find yourself naturally wanting to tap your laptop in certain scenarios. If your laptop looks back at you dumbfounded, perhaps it's time to retire it in favor of a current generation Ultrabook with speedy parts and a receptive touchscreen. It just so happens that today's top deal is for an 14-inch Asus VivoBook for $669 with free shipping. In addition to touch navigation (and Windows 8, of course), it has an Intel Core i5 3337U processor, 6GB of RAM, 500GB HDD + 24GB SSD, and 1 year of accidental damage protection.
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Piles of unsold Surface inventory are sitting in Redmond, and part of the reason for that is because it's extremely tough to sell a $499+ non-iPad tablet to the masses, a lesson Google's hardware partners found out early on. That doesn't mean Windows 8 tablets are a bust, they just need to come down in price and have more apps available. Toshiba is taking care of the first part by launching the appropriately named Encore.
If you've held off from hopping on Haswell until its been on the market for awhile and had a chance to prove there are no major issues, now is your chance to finally make that leap. Haswell is fast, efficient, and the focus of today's top deal, which is for an Intel Core i5 4670K processor $230 with free shipping (normally $240 - use coupon code 0813BTS46). It's a quad-core part clocked at 3.4GHz with an 84W TDP.
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School is almost is session and you need a new notebook for home and research reports. You also like to game during your downtime. Peg two birds with one stone by taking advantage of today's top deal for a Toshiba Satellite S855-S5188 15.6-inch Notebook for $750 with free shipping. It has an Intel Core i7 3630QM processor, 6GB of RAM, 750GB hard drive, and AMD Radeon Hd 7670M graphics. And for a limited time, it comes with a free SteelSeries gaming mouse with purchase.
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You've probably never come across a bumper sticker that reads, "You can have my hard disk drive when you pry it from my cold, dead hands," but rest assured, mechanical storage is far from being on the verge of extinction. Storage makers with a vested interest in HDDs have even gone and created a the Storage Products Association (SPA), the world's first trade association promoting hard drives to end users.
You wouldn't bring a knife to a grenade fight, so why hop on the battlefield wielding a run-of-the-mill keyboard? You deserve better! Have a look at today's top deal for a Logitech G19 Black 104 Normal Keys USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard for $120 with free shipping (normally $200 - use coupon code EMCNXV35). It has a color LCD game panel, 12 fully programmable G-keys, and custom color backlighting.
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