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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Move over, LG G3, and make way for Samsung's Galaxy Note 4
Fans of the phablet form factor -- smartphone/tablet combination -- might have a tough choice to make in the near future. For one, there's the LG G3 with its 5.5-inch quad high-definition (QHD) display, 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 13MP rear-facing camera, 2.1MP front-facing camera, and removable 3000mAh battery. And then there's Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 4, which may end up with a 5.7-inch QHD display, according to leaked documents.
If it's a premium Android tablet you're after, you'll want to look into Samsung's new flagahip Galaxy Tab S family. There are two versions up for grabs -- an 8.4-inch model and a 10.5-inch SKU, both of which wield a Super AMOLED display with a 2560x1600 resolution (that's the same as most 30-inch monitors that predate 4K). In addition to the high resolution display, the Galaxy Tab S line is notable for its remarkably thin profile.
Bitcoin and other virual currency miners threw a wet blanket over the launch of AMD's R7 and R9 series cards by hording all the inventory in hopes of striking it rich, but that's fast becoming old news. AMD cards are back in stock. Looking to pick one up? Check out today's top deal for an Asus DirectCU II Radeon R9 270X Graphics Card for $179 with free shipping (normally $210 - use coupon code: [EMCPDWP223]; additional $10 mail-in-rebate). This card features 2GB of GDDR5 memory, a factory overclocked, and a custom cooling solution for lower temps and noise.
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Liquid cooling isn't for everyone. Self-contained kits have certainly made liquid cooling accessible to a new audience, but if the idea of running water through your system still gives you the willies, or if you just don't want to pay the premium attached to such cooling solutions, you're in luck. Air cooling is still vogue, and affordable! Just check out today's top deal for a Zalman CNPS10X Optima 120mm Fluid Shield Bearing Shark's Fin Blade CPU Cooler for $30 with free shipping (normally $35; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). It has aluminum fins, copper heatpipes, and compatibility with a wide range of sockets.
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Several generations from now, computer gamers will look back and giggle at how we once thought gaming on a graphics card with 1,536 CUDA cores and 2GB of GDDR5 memory a 256-bit bus was acceptable. While, snooty gamers from the future, we bite our thumbs at your general direction! Here in the present, those specs represent a capable card, one that's the topic of today's top deal -- an Asus GeForce GTX 770 for $310 with free shipping (normally $340 - use coupon code: [EMCPDPD27]; additional $10 mail-in-rebate). Making a great card even better, Asus swapped the reference cooler for its DireCU II cooling solution for 20 percent lower temps and 2X quieter operation. Snazzy!
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