Nearly a third of Chromebook shipments belong to Acer
It may seem like a trivial thing to lead the Chromebook market when Windows-based PCs are so much more functional, but considering that three of the top five selling laptops on Amazon are Chromebooks, as well as five of the top 10, it's a potentially lucrative market to dominate. So in that regard, Acer should be pleased as punch that's it currently the top Chromebook player.
Having trouble deciding between the fast transfers of a solid state drive versus the bulk storage of a mechanical hard drive? If you're willing to compromise a bit on both fronts, you can have the best of both worlds. For example, today's top deal is for a Seagate Hybrid 1TB SSHD for $75 with free shipping (normally $90 - use coupon code: [EMCPCWC63]). It combines 1TB of mechanical HDD storage with 8GB of NAND flash memory for frequently accessed data. It also boasts 64MB of cache and a SATA 6Gbps interface.
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Here's the thing -- if you develop emotional attachments to inanimate objects, you don't have to say goodbye to your hard drive. You really don't. Heck, you don't even have to hurt its feelings by forcing it into retirement. Give it a promotion and a new title, like Senior VP of Storage, and then use it store photos, videos, and the such. That clears the way to get an SSD for your OS, which will make your system fly like you always knew it was capable of. Need ideas? Check out today's top deal for a Samsung 840 Evo 500GB SSD for $230 with free shipping (normally $260 - use coupon code: [EMCPCWE23]). This speed drive brings sequential read/write speeds of up to 540Mbps/520Mbps to the daily grind.
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Samsung has been working on its own VR headset that is being developed in collaboration with Oculus VR. According to SamMobile, Samsung’s VR device is called the Gear VR and it will be announced at IFA 2014.
Solid state drives are starting to feel like a dime a dozen, but don't mistake Samsung's newest line for just another ordinary SSD. Samsung's 850 Pro is the first SSD to sport the company's cutting-edge 3D vertical NAND (V-NAND) flash memory technology. In case you've never heard of V-NAND, it features a proprietary vertical cell structure that overcomes the density limit currently facing planar NAND architecture.
A small and somewhat spunky version of its bigger brother
Samsung today unveiled the Galaxy S5 mini, a downsized version of the Galaxy S5 with comparatively subdued specs. That said, it's not as much of a downgrade over the Galaxy S5 as the Galaxy S4 mini was from the Galaxy S4. Its core foundation consists of a 4.5-inch HD (1280x720) Super AMOLED display powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD card slot).
Remember playing MASH (Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House) as a kid? Nobody who landed on "S" followed up their predictive misfortune with a fist pump. We all hoped to land on "M" with the girl or guy of our dreams, though in real life most of us ended up in an "A" or "H." We may be a few funds short of the "M" for ourselves, but we can give our PC parts the royal treatment. Full tower cases are basically the mansions of the enclosure world, which is the topic of today's top deal -- a Thermaltake Chaser Series Chaser MK-I Full Tower Case for $90 with free shipping (normally $115 - use coupon code: [EMCPDHD35]; additional $25 mail-in-rebate). It's has tons of space inside, USB 3.0 ports, and a top-mounted HDD hot swap docking station.
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Following up on yesterday's top deal for a Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 240GB SSD, today's theme is the same, only bigger (as in, more capacious). Sure, we could have mixed it up a little bit, but there are still mechanical hard drives in the wild being used as the primary storage device, and that's causing us to lose sleep at night -- bottleneck nightmares are the worst! Help us sleep better by checking out today's top deal for a Samsung 840 Evo 500GB SSD for $240 with free shipping (normally $250 - use coupon code: [EMCPDHF24]). Using Samsung's 3-core MEX controller, this drive kicks out 540MB/s sequential read and 520MB/s sequential write performance, along with up to 98,000/90,000 IOPS 4KB random read/write.
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Does your hard drive sound like an aluminum can being shoved down the garbage disposal? If so, that's a bad sign. Back up your data STAT. When you're finished, consider the silver lining, which is that a dying hard drive is a perfect excuse to upgrade to a solid state drive. Need ideas? Look at today's top deal for a Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 2.5-inch 240GB SSD for $105 with free shipping. This drive boasts maximum sequential read and write speeds of up to 560MB/s and 552MB/s, respectively.
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"Raise the shields!," the captain barked at his crew as missile approached his spaceship, "I can't, Captain. We've lost power!," Lieutenant Save-a-Lot responded. "What do you mean we've lost power, didn't you just install a new power supply?," the captain asked. "I did, sir, and I saved us a bunch of cash by going with a generic model." *KABOOM* We're not saying your computer will go up in flames if you take Save-a-Lot's approach to upgrading your power supply, but why risk it? There are high-quality, name brand units available that won't obliterate your budget. For example, check out today's top deal for a Seasonic 660W Full Modular Power Supply for $100 with free shipping (normally $140 - use coupon code: [EMCYTZG486]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). It's light on the wallet but high on reliability and efficiency with 80 Plus Platinum certification.
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