Ready to pull the plug on your ancient PC and start a new build using modern parts? You've picked a great time to do it. Don't worry if you're stuck on a strict budget, you can piece together a fast and capable system for not a lot of scratch. One path you can take starts with today's top deal for an Intel Core i3 3240 Dual-Core Processor for $107 with free shipping (normally $120 - use coupon code [EMCWWWR24]). This 22nm chip sports Intel's Ivy Bridge architecture, along with 3MB of L3 cache, Intel HD Graphics 2500, and a 3.4GHz core clockspeed.
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The No. 1 PC maker is also No. 3 in smartphone sales
Life is good for Lenovo. The OEM figured out the secret formula for thriving in a technological landscape that finds itself in a midst of a transitory phase, and as such, it grew its desktop PC shipments last quarter by 1 percent when the industry averaged a 6 percent decline. Laptop sales went up 8 percent, and as for the mobile handset sector, Lenovo is now the world's third largest smartphone vendor.
When it comes to Android, mobile users are mostly living in Samsung's galaxy, with relatively few venturing off with other device makers. Based on the latest data from Localytics, Samsung has a 63 percent share of all Android mobile devices, leaving the competition to fight for the remaining 37 percent. Samsung's closest competitor in the Android space is HTC, which lays claim to just 6.5 percent of the market.
With all the good deals that have been handed down over the last several weeks and months, hopefully it's allowed you to score some sweet upgrades, or maybe even build a whole new system. Now all that's left is to feed those parts reliable power. Today's top deal will certainly do that without decimating your bank account. It's for a SeaSonic Platinum SS-860Xp2 860W Modular Power Supply for $150 with free shipping (normally $190 - use coupon code 1105GAMES17; additional $20 mail-in-rebate). That's a nice discount for an 80 Plus Platinum certified PSU from a name-brand vendor
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Patent disputes are unfortunately a common occurrence in the tech industry, but boy-oh-boy, the patent lawsuit filed by Rockstar may take the cake. In this case, Rockstar doesn't refer to Rockstar Games, makers of Grand Theft Auto V, but a consortium made up of Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Ericsson, and Sony. At the heart of the dispute are thousands of former Nortel patents Rockstar purchased for $4.5 billion, and according to the lawsuit, several Android players infringe on these patents.
If you're reading this, it means you're taking a break from Battlefield 4 and are probably anxious to get back to it. Before you do, take a moment to assess your gaming peripherals. Are they up to the task? If not, check out today's top deal for a Battlefield 4 Razer Taipan Ambidextrous Mouse for $70 with free shipping (normall $90 - use coupon code EMCWXVL23. Both left- and right-handed gamers are sure to appreciate the 8400 DPI 4G dual-senor system and nine buttons.
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Samsung kicked off the week by introducing the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids, a tablet intended for both parents and kids alike. It features dual operating modes, including a special Kids mode with a bright, colorful display and a user interface that's intuitive and easy to navigate, and a Standard mode so that adults can use the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 as it was originally intended.
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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