Windows XP is proving one tough bugger to kill. Perhaps that's because the majority using it have no intention of upgrading their ancient rigs, so it's simply easier to roll the dice. For the rest of you, if you're building a new PC, Windows 8.1 is better than it's ever been and continues to improve with each new update. Want to give it a spin? Now's a good time -- today's top deal is for Windows 8.1 64-bit for $85 with free shipping (normally $100 - use coupon code: [EMCPEPW22]). Unlike XP (RIP, old friend), Windows 8.1 is supported with monthly security updates.
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There are over 6 billion hours of video on YouTube alone, and 100 hours of video are uploaded YouTube every minute. If our math is right, it would take you at least a day to watch them all. And if that's you're plan, you can watch each and every single YouTube video on today's top deal -- an Asus VE278Q 27-inch LED-Backlit Monitor for $210 with free shipping (normally $250 - use coupon code: [EMCPFHA48]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate).
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Get cozy, folks, because it will be awhile before 4K gaming becomes a mainstream thing. There's an upside to that. While 4K product makers work out the kinks of this early technology, existing products are going up in quality and coming down in price. Are you content to game at Full HD 1080p? Then to that end, check out today's top deal for a Samsung SD390 Touch of Class 27-inch LED-backlit Monitor for $230 with free shipping (normally $250 - use coupon code: [EMCYTZG64]). This displays boast a high quality PLS panel, narrow bezel, and a crystal neck with tilt adjustment. And unlike a 4K display, you don't need to run multiple GPUs off of a monster PSU for a smooth gaming experience.
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Samsung on Wednesday announced that it's Galaxy Tab 4 family of tablets will be available in the U.S. beginning May 1 starting at $200. There are three different size options -- 7-inch, 8-inch, and 10.1-inch, all three of which will be available to pre-order tomorrow. Though each of the three tablets features a different size display, each one has the same resolution (1280x800).
The Galaxy S5's display impresses a well renowned testing firm
It looks like Samsung may have yet other bragging point -- best smartphone display in the world. That was the determination DisplayMate's Dr. Raymond M. Soneira came to after an extensive round of lab tests and measurements, in which he concluded that the Galaxy S5 sports the best smartphone display he's ever tested. It was an easy conclusion to come to after the Galaxy S5 left in its wake a bunch of broken records.
Back in the early days of computing, cavemen would build their PCs inside of stone enclosures. They needed to use stone because it was the most popular material at the time, and also to protect from saber-toothed tigers who delighted in the taste of silicon. Fast forward to today and we no longer need to worry about saber-toothed tigers stealing our components, so it's increasingly difficult to find a case made out of stone. Instead, we have much fancier enclosures, such today's top deal for a Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid-Tower for $80 with free shipping (normally $110 - use coupon code: [EMCPGHE36]; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). It's made of steel with molded ABS plastic accents. A single 200mm fan and three 120mm fans are included to keep your components breathing, and if you need more, there are a total of 10 fan mounts.
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Capacious hard drives have turned us all into digital pack rats. We've come to accept this. Heck, at times we even embrace. But what we can't accept is running out of space. Are things getting cramped inside your 1TB hard drive? If so, it's time to relocate all that data to a bigger abode, such as the one featured in today's top deal - a Western Digital Black Series 3TB Internal Hard Drive for $180 with free shipping (normally $195 - use coupon code: [EMCPGHP39]). This drive sports a 7200 RPM spindle speed, 64MB of cache, and a SATA 6Gbps interface.
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Remember Larry, the guy with the crusty old PC? Well, we're determined to get this fictitious character up to speed with a new system, one piece at a time. Yesterday he picked out an affordable processor, and today he's going to be even more stoked by the top deal -- its' for an Antec Three Hundred Mid Tower Case for $35 with free shipping (normally $55 - use coupon coude: [EMCPGWF36]). That's a pittance to pay for a name brand chassis. This one has a bottom-mounted 2.5-inch drive bay, six 3.5-inch drive bays, three 5.25-inch bays, a washable air filter, CPU cutout, and several other amenities.
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It's still early in the year, but perhaps one day we'll look back at 2014 as the year Google's Chrome OS made head roads in the desktop PC market. A quick look at the landscape shows that Chromebooks are already pretty popular, but that could be only the beginning. By the end of the year, you may start seeing a few more Chrome OS all-in-one (AIO) PCs, including ones from Samsung and Hewlett-Packard (HP).
In 50 years, we'll look back and laugh at how primitive today's systems were. Even before then, we're likely to poke fun that we used to consider solid state drives a fast medium and wonder how we ever got by with such slow storage. Well, if you're reading this from a Wayback Machine, go ahead an laugh it up as you prance about with your fancy storage scheme of the future. At the time of this writing -- 2014 -- SSDs are smoking fast, and even reasonably priced. That includes today's top deal for a Samsung 840 Evo 500GB SATA III SSD for $265 with free shipping (normally $270 - use coupon code: [EMCPGWW22]). Sure, it may not be brag worth in the year 2064, but in modern time, this is a fast drive capable of up to 540MB/s sequential read and up to 520MB/s sequential write speeds.
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