A new chip from Samsung checks for authentic accessories
Samsung and Apple, the two biggest players in the mobile space, would love it if consumers only purchased authentic first-party accessories for use with their respective handsets and tablets. Unfortunately for consumers, genuine accessories tend to carry a premium price tag over third-party alternatives, making them less appealing. Nevertheless, both companies have taken steps to encourage first-party purchases -- Apple by changing its connector and Samsung by building an authenticity recognition chip.
LED backlit monitors have the advantage of being brighter and thinner than regular flat-panel displays, and some are good for gaming too. Looking for one? Have a look at today's top deal for an Asus VN247H-P Black 23.6-inch monitor for $160 with free shipping (normally $180 - use coupon code BTLFLDRDY01). This widescreen display features an 80,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 1ms response time, built-in speakers, and D-Sub and HDMI connectivity.
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Looking for a Windows 8 tablet with Intel inside? Boy, have you come to the right place. Today's crop of deals are chock full these Wintel devices. Kicking them off is today's top deal for a Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx Tablet for $274 with free shipping (normally $299 - use coupon code Pandora13). It has an Intel Atom Z2760 processor driving an 11.6-inch touchscreen display, 2GB of RAM, 64GB of built-in storage, and of course Windows 8.
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We know you have fond memories of late night gaming sessions on your bulky CRT, and yes, those big boxes were known for color accuracy. The heat they put out is even nice in the winter time, but it's time to let go and consider a bright and slim monitor from the modern age. There are tons to choose from, including today's top deal for a Samsung Glossy Blck 23.6-inch Widescreen LED Monitor (S24C570HL) for $150 with free shipping (normally $200 - use coupon code AFNJ2669). It has a Full HD 1080p resolution, 178-degree viewing anagle, and both D-Sub and HDMI ports.
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We've been hearing about curved displays for a long while now, and putting lip service into motion, Samsung today introduced the Galaxy Round, the world's first curved display smartphone. The Galaxy Round features a Super AMOLED flexible Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) display measuring 5.7 inches, which is in the vicinity of phablet territory. So, what can you do with a curved display?
It's pretty rare to score a desirable tablet for a fraction of its retail price, but if you're willing to ink a 2-year service agreement with Sprint, you'll soon be able to bring home a Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 for $50 (plus tax). Sprint says the $50 price tag is an introductory rate, though it's unclear how long that price is valid. What we do know is that it goes into effect on October 11, 2013, in all Sprint channels, including Sprint Stores, Spring Business Sales, web sales, and via telephone.
So you took a page out of the handbook of Polly Prudence and avoided Intel's Haswell refresh until the early adopters had a chance to discover any niggling bugs, is that it? That's not a bad strategy, and your reward for your patience is that Ivy Bridge-E has come onto the scene, giving you yet another option to consider. Want bragging rights over your dual- and quad-core wielding buddies? Then have a look at today's top deal for an Intel Core i7 4930K processor for $580 with free shipping (extra savings with coupon code: DYMCPU20). This is a six-core Ivy Bridge-E processor clocked at 3.4GHz with a heaping 12MB of L3 cache.
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In some ways, it's like the wild west all over again when prospecting for gold hit a fever pitch. Apple recently discovered gold by announcing it as one of three color choices on its flagship iPhone 5S, and not to be outdone, Samsung apparently has plans to offer a couple of gold colored Galaxy S4 devices, too. Is gold the new white (or black or whatever color is trending is electronics these days)?
You may have heard that Corsair announced its Obsidian Series 750D full-tower, a toned down version of the massive 900D that you park a tank inside of. If you're looking for a mid-tower in the same mold, check out today's top deal for a Corsair Obsidian Series 550D case for $130 with free shipping (normally $140 - use coupon code 0924CLRNCE80; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). Designed to reduce noise while still providing ample cooling, you'll find plenty of amenities aimed at both.
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Team OCaholic set new PCMark 7 and PCMark Vantage world records during an overclocking event in Glattfelden, Switzerland, and the team did it with a bit of help from Samsung, which provided them with the coolest looking tree we've ever seen. Instead of branches and leaves, Samsung's tree consisted of a dozen SSD 840 Pro 256GB solid state drives (SSDs) and cable connectors tucked almost completely out of sight.