electronics http://www.maximumpc.com/taxonomy/term/3910/ en iFixIt Announces $100 'Refurbisher's Toolkit' for DIY Gadget Repair http://www.maximumpc.com/ifixit_announces_100_refurbishers_toolkit_diy_gadget_repair <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/refurbisherstoolkit.jpg" alt="iFixIt Refurbisher's Toolkit" title="iFixIt Refurbisher's Toolkit" width="228" height="200" style="float: right;" />Specially designed to service game consoles, PCs, laptops, and other electronics gear</h3> <p>The tech surgeons at <em>iFixIt</em> haven't met a gadget yet that they couldn't open up and dissect. Patience and a steady hand are needed to gut an electronic device without leaving a wake of broken parts, but like anything else, having the right tools makes a world of difference. We're not talking about hammers and duct tape -- essentials for DIY repair of another kind -- but plastic and metal spudgers. <strong>You'll find both plus a whole lot more in <em>iFixIt's </em>Refurbisher's Toolkit</strong>.</p> <p>It's a bit pricey for the casual hobbyist at $100, but if you're the go-to guy or gal in your neighborhood for repairing electronics, there are several tools in the kit that could make your life a bit easier. For example, there's an Xbox Opening Tool specifically designed to crack open the plastic case on the original Xbox 360. It's not a necessary part to get at the guts of Microsoft's previous generation console, but it should save you time from having to pry each of the clips holding the case together.</p> <p>The kit also includes ESD tweezers, a dust blower, anti-static wrist strap, 26-bit driver kit, surface detailing block, German detailing eraser with bruse, pencil sharpener, small ESD safe brush, large ESD safe brush, 1/4-inch driver handle (Philips #2, flathead 6mm, game bit 4.5mm, game bit 3.8mm), and a custom carrying case.</p> <p><img src="/files/u69/xbox_opening_tool.jpg" alt="Xbox Opening Tool" title="Xbox Opening Tool" width="620" height="336" /></p> <p>We haven't sampled a Refurbisher's Toolkit so there's no hands-on experience from our end to relay, though we have used <em>iFixIt's</em> collection of spudgers, which do indeed come in handy for prying open things like smartphones and tablets.</p> <p>You can find more information and/or order a Refurbisher's Toolkit on <a href="http://www.ifixit.com/Store/Tools/Refurbishers-Toolkit/IF145-253" target="_blank"><em>iFixIt's</em> website</a>.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/ifixit_announces_100_refurbishers_toolkit_diy_gadget_repair#comments DIY electronics ifixit refurbisher's toolkit repair tools News Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:26:10 +0000 Paul Lilly 27639 at http://www.maximumpc.com Staples Plans to Close 225 U.S. Stores by 2015 http://www.maximumpc.com/staples_plans_close_225_us_stores_2015 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/staples.jpg" alt="Staples" title="Staples" width="228" height="171" style="float: right;" />Another electronics chain decides to shut down some stores to save costs</h3> <p><strong>Staples recently announced that it's going to close down 225 of its retail stores across the United States</strong> by the end of next year. The closures are intended to cust costs as Staples attempts to give itself a makeover. It's also in response to a growing number of products being sold on the company's website -- Staples ended 2013 with over 500,000 products on Staples.com versus 100,000 at the beginning of the year.</p> <p>"A year ago, we announced a plan to fundamentally reinvent our company," <a href="http://staples.newshq.businesswire.com/press-release/corporate/staples-inc-announces-fourth-quarter-and-full-year-2013-performance#axzz2vgDFg133" target="_blank">said Ron Sargent</a>, Staples’ chairman and chief executive officer. "With nearly half of our sales generated online today, we’re meeting the changing needs of business customers and taking aggressive action to reduce costs and improve efficiency."</p> <p>Shutting down 225 stores is part of a overall cost-cutting program intended to save the company around $500 million. Staples currently has over 1,500 stores in the U.S., and over 2,200 around the world.</p> <p>The announcement comes just days after <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/radioshack_closing_down_1100_underperforming_retail_locations_us" target="_blank">RadioShack announced</a> plans of its own to shutter 1,100 "underperforming" retail locations in the U.S., as it too tries to reinvent its image.</p> <p>Image Credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/10542402@N06/8662024888/sizes/l/" target="_blank">Flickr (MikeKalasnik)</a></p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/staples_plans_close_225_us_stores_2015#comments electronics Hardware staples stores News Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:42:34 +0000 Paul Lilly 27419 at http://www.maximumpc.com RadioShack is Closing Down 1,100 "Underperforming" Retail Locations in the U.S. http://www.maximumpc.com/radioshack_closing_down_1100_underperforming_retail_locations_us <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/radioshack_empty.jpg" alt="RadioShack Empty" title="RadioShack Empty" width="228" height="139" style="float: right;" />Store closures are part of RadioShack's turnaround plan</h3> <p>If you're the nostalgic type, you may want to visit your neighborhood RadioShack store and savor the moment, it may be the last. That's because <strong>RadioShack is planning to close down 1,100 retail locations in the U.S.</strong> that are "underperforming," which will leave the electronics chain with 4,000 remaining stores stateside (including over 900 dealer franchise locations). Though that's a lot of store closures, RadioShack is confident it can turn things around.</p> <p>RadioShack has a turnaround plan containing five pillars. They include repositioning the brand, revamping the product assortment, reinvigorating the stores, operational efficiency, and financial flexibility.</p> <p>"Our brand equity remains strong, reflected in the sales growth we're seeing in our new Concept Stores which redefine the RadioShack store experience," <a href="http://ir.radioshackcorporation.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=84525&amp;p=irol-newsArticle&amp;ID=1905703&amp;highlight=">said Joseph C. Magnacca</a>, CEO of RadioShack. "We have also been encouraged by the positive response to our new brand positioning around 'Do It Together,' which we kicked off with our award winning Super Bowl commercial. Importantly, our key hires during the fourth quarter in merchandising, global sourcing, planning and allocation and, more recently, our new chief financial officer, round out our new leadership team as we continue to re-build the business."</p> <p>RadioShack's total net sales and operating revenues for the fourth quarter of 2013 were $935.4 million, down from $1.17 billion a year prior. Store sales dropped 19 percent year-over-year, which the chain blamed on soft performance in the mobility business. This led to a net loss of $191.4 million, or $1.90 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $63.3 million in 2012.</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/oUwwZHdx6SU" width="620" height="349" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>For the entire year, RadioShack posted a loss of $400.2 million, or $3.92 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $139.4 million in all of 2012.</p> <p>"Without minimizing the challenges ahead, we have a detailed strategic path to profitability based upon the five pillars of our turnaround," Mr. Magnacca added. "Our entire team is focused on execution as we work to improve our performance in the coming year."</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/radioshack_closing_down_1100_underperforming_retail_locations_us#comments electronics Hardware radioshack retail stores News Tue, 04 Mar 2014 17:58:59 +0000 Paul Lilly 27383 at http://www.maximumpc.com Sony to Close 20 Retail Stores in the U.S. http://www.maximumpc.com/sony_close_20_retails_stores_us_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/sony_store.jpg" alt="Sony Store" title="Sony Store" width="228" height="152" style="float: right;" />Big changes are in store for Sony as part of a restructuring effort</h3> <p><strong>Sony this week announced plans to close down 20 retail stores scattered throughout the United States</strong>, which will leave the company with 11 stores in California, New York, Florida, and Texas. The closures are casualties of a restructuring effort intended to help Sony remain competitive in an "evolving consumer electronics market," the company said. Thousands of job cuts are also in Sony's future.</p> <p>The electronics maker expects the closures to result in about 1,000 job cuts. In addition, Sony previously said it would reduce its headcount by about 5,000 employees globally by the end of the calendar year.</p> <p>"While these moves were extremely tough, they were absolutely necessary to position us in the best possible place for future growth," <a href="http://www.sony.com/SCA/company-news/press-releases/sony-electronics/2014/sony-us-electronics-announces-organization-restruc.shtml?icid=pr-newswire-feed" target="_blank">said Mike Fasulo</a>, President and COO of Sony Electronics. "I am entirely confident in our ability to turn the business around, in achieving our preferred future, and continue building on our flawless commitment to customer loyalty through the complete entertainment experience only Sony can offer."</p> <p>Earlier this month, <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/sony_waves_goodbye_vaio_pc_will_now_focus_mobile2014">Sony announced</a> the sale of its Vaio PC division to Japan Industrial Partners Inc., a Japanese investment firm. The company also said it would spin its TV business into a wholly-owned subsidiary, as it puts more focus on mobile products like smartphones and tablets.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/sony_close_20_retails_stores_us_2014#comments business electronics sony stores News Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:45:33 +0000 Paul Lilly 27356 at http://www.maximumpc.com Column: I'm Going Green with My PC http://www.maximumpc.com/i%E2%80%99m_going_green_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="http://www.maximumpc.com/files/origin_pc_genesis.jpg" alt="green pc" title="green pc" width="250" height="238" style="float: right;" />Why the PC is the greenest option out there</h3> <p>I recently became concerned with my technology <strong>carbon footprint</strong>. Fortunately,I’ve realized that I already use the most ecologically sound computing device available: the desktop tower PC.</p> <p>It’s already been acknowledged by the industry that the upgrade cycle for the PC is very long and getting longer. My mother-in-law, for example, replaced her Dell tower desktop after nearly nine years of service. Nine years. In that time, I added a second hard drive<br />and a bit of RAM but it was essentially unchanged from its original Pentium 4 state. We could have upgraded its internals but she instead decided to replace it with a brushed-aluminum all-in-one.</p> <p>Now, I like all-in-ones but they are at a key disadvantage when it comes to carbon footprint. You can’t upgrade them and usually when they go bust, the entire thing goes into landfill. The same can be said of the new generation of ultrathin notebooks. Often, the SSDs and RAM in these highly portable devices are soldered to the motherboard and the whole thing is then glued shut, so the only thing you can do when a part goes bad is landfi ll the entire unit. But I suppose they are still a far greener proposition than the tablet and smartphone movement.</p> <p>Tablets have even worse serviceability than an ultrathin laptop, and they fall off the performance curve before you can unbox them. First-generation tablets from just two years ago are all but useless. If you don’t replace your smartphone every 12 months, you’re a loser or worse—not cool, the commercials say. It’s easy too, with your carrier “subsidizing” a new phone for you every year. Even if you don’t upgrade, the phone can’t take the latest OS, which means it’s riddled with security holes and won’t even install the latest apps. Let’s not forget the carbon footprint from sleeping in front of a store for five days to get the new thing.</p> <p>And don’t fool yourself into thinking that putting your old smartphone into the eWaste bin at Best Buy is helping— it’s estimated that only 12.5 percent of eWaste is actually reclaimed.</p> <p>Now, my desktop PC, I’m certain, will run the latest OS and it gets regular security updates. Even if I didn’t upgrade my tower PC, I’m certain I could run it for the next nine years without issue. When I do get the itch for a new component— say, a future AMD or Intel 13- watt processor that’s twice the speed of today’s fastest CPU—I can replace that one specific component (with motherboard, of course) and reuse the rest of the parts for years on end.</p> <p>Sure, analysts and the mainstream tech media might say that long upgrade cycle is bad, but that’s because they want people to buy a new product every 12 months and throw away the old one. But I don’t care; I’m trying to save the world with my desktop tower PC.</p> http://www.maximumpc.com/i%E2%80%99m_going_green_2014#comments 2013 carbon footprint columns computer electronics green November issues 2013 pc phone Recycle tablet waste November 2013 Columns Thu, 23 Jan 2014 20:27:35 +0000 Gordon Mah Ung 27104 at http://www.maximumpc.com District Judge Rules in Favor of Warrantless Border Searchers http://www.maximumpc.com/district_judge_rules_favor_warrantless_border_searchers2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/border_patrol.jpg" alt="Border Patrol" title="Border Patrol" width="228" height="152" style="float: right;" />Heads up, travelers</h3> <p>Today marks the first day of a brand new year, but if you have plans of traveling abroad, be advised that the same old laws apply. That includes the government's right to search and seize your electronic devices without a warrant. The controversial law comes up in headlines every once in a while, and is again making the rounds after a <strong>federal judge dismissed a lawsuit </strong>challenging the policy.</p> <p>According to a <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/01/business/judge-upholds-us-right-to-search-devices-at-border.html?pagewanted=all&amp;_r=1&amp;" target="_blank">report</a> in <em>The New York Times</em>, Judge Edward R. Korman of the Federal District Court of the Eastern District of New York ruled that plaintiffs lacked legal backing for their lawsuit because border searches happen so rarely that "there is not a substantial risk that their electronic devices will be subject to a search or seizure without reasonable suspicion."</p> <p>It doesn't stop there. Judge Korman said that if even the plaintiffs did have legal standing for their lawsuit, they'd still lose because the U.S. government does not need reasonable suspicion to search or confiscate a traveler's mobile phone, notebook, or any other device at the border.</p> <p>"There's no silver lining to this decision," Catherine Crump, a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union representing the plaintiffs, said in a statement. "It's not just that we lost the case, it's that the judge decided against us on multiple alternative grounds."</p> <p>Pascal Abidor, a graduate student in Islamic studies, first filed the lawsuit back in 2010 after U.S. border agents escorted him in handcuffs off an Amtrak train crossing from Canada to New York. He was held in a cell and questioned for several hours, and his laptop detained for 11 days.</p> <p>Image Credit: Flickr (CBP Photography)</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/+PaulLilly?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/district_judge_rules_favor_warrantless_border_searchers2014#comments border searches electronics law legal Privacy Security News Wed, 01 Jan 2014 16:26:59 +0000 Paul Lilly 26981 at http://www.maximumpc.com Cyber Monday Ads 2013 Round Up http://www.maximumpc.com/cyber_monday_ads_2013_round <!--paging_filter--><h3>UPDATE: Cyber Monday 2013 PC/Accessories Deals</h3> <p>Black Friday is now in the rear view mirror, which means we can look forward to a line up <strong>Cyber Monday</strong> deals. One word of note before we switch gears -- even though Black Friday is over with, many of the deals listed will last through the weekend. We'll do our best to cross out the ones we know have already expired, but if you see something that catches your eye, it doesn't hurt to click.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/files/u69/cybermonday_2.jpg" alt="Cyber Monday" title="Cyber Monday" width="620" height="426" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>These <em>are</em> the deals you are looking for!</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Just as we did <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/cyber_monday_ads_2012_round">last year</a>, we're putting together a dynamic collection of PC-related parts, accessories, and games deals all organized into handy categories. All you have to do is browse the categorized deals and click on any that interest you. That sure <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XztrTGXl29U" target="_blank">beats the alternative</a>, doesn't it?</p> <p>Here's how this works. If you see "(BF") next to an item, it's a Black Friday deal, though as previously mentioned, some of these run throughout the weekend, so be click-shy. We'll cross out the ones that we know have expired. Likewise, all Cyber Monday deals will have a "(CM)" next to it so you can easily distinguish between the two.</p> <p>The other thing to note is that we're not big on mail-in-rebates, so if a Cyber Monday discount is mostly represented by having to jump through an MIR hoop, we'll probably omit it unless it's an exceptionally good deal. For the few that we do include, we'll put an asterisk next to them.</p> <p>We'll be updating this list throughout the weekend and up through Cyber Monday, so be sure to bookmark this page and check back frequently. In addition, some of the Cyber Monday deals will be live BEFORE Monday, so don't wait to click. Also, if you know of a PC-related deal we missed, feel free to share it in the comments section below!</p> <p><em>*Note: As you may know, supplies for Cyber Monday deals are often highly limited, so keep that in mind if these deals are quickly snatched up!</em></p> <h3>Amazon</h3> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/files/u69/amazon_cat.jpg" alt="Amazon Cat" title="Amazon Cat" width="620" height="408" /></p> <p>We're giving Amazon it's own category because from Sunday, November 24 through Black Friday weekend, the online retailer will be running new deals as often as every 10 minutes. Prices will be valid at select times and while supplies last. Some examples of items that will be on sale at different points include:</p> <ul> <li>Seiki 32-inch 720p 60Hz LED HDTV: $98</li> <li>Seiki 50-inch 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV: $229</li> <li>Xbox 360 250GB Holiday Value Bundle including Halo 4 and Tomb Raider: $190</li> <li>Google Chromecast streaming media player: $30</li> </ul> <p>You'll find these deals at <a href="http://www.amazon.com/blackfriday" target="_blank">www.amazon.com/blackfriday</a>.</p> <h3>CPU/Processors</h3> <p><img src="/files/u69/amd_fx_3.jpg" alt="AMD FX" title="AMD FX" width="620" height="470" /></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">AMD FX-4130 Zambezi 3.8GHz: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113291&amp;nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL112513&amp;cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL112513-_-EMC-112513-Index-_-ProcessorsDesktops-_-19113291-L011D" target="_blank">$80, Newegg</a> (BF)</span><br />Intel Core i7 4770K: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116901" target="_blank">$290, Newegg</a> (BF)<br />AMD A6-5400K + ASRock FM2A55M-DG6 Motherboard: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1476657" target="_blank">$90, Newegg</a> (BF)<br />AMD A6-5400K + MSI FM2-A55M-E33 Motherboard: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1476660" target="_blank">$75, Newegg</a> (BF)<br />Intel Pentium G2140 + Gigabyte GA-H61M-USB3H Motherboard: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1476662" target="_blank">$110, Newegg</a> (BF)<br />Intel Pentium P6000 Arrandale (Refurbished): <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116533" target="_blank">$10, Newegg</a> (BF)<br />AMD Athlon 64 QI-45 Sable (Refurbished): <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113203" target="_blank">$25, Newegg</a> (BF)<br /><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">AMD A8-6600K Richland (Refurbished): <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113344" target="_blank">$90, Newegg</a> (BF)</span><br />Inte Core i5 3570K:<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504&amp;cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-CPU-N82E16819116504-_-0716&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner" target="_blank"> $200, Newegg</a> (BF)<br /><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">AMD FX-8320: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113285" target="_blank">$130, Newegg</a> (BF)</span><br />Intel Core 83 3250: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116912" target="_blank">$110, Newegg</a> (BF)<br />Intel Core i7 3930K: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116492" target="_blank">$450, Newegg</a> (BF)<br />Intel Core i3 4330: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116945" target="_blank">$120, Newegg</a> (BF)<br />Intel Core i5 3570K: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504" target="_blank">$200, Newegg</a> (BF)<br /><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">Intel Core i5 3330: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116781" target="_blank">$150, Newegg</a> (BF)</span><br />Intel Core i3 3240: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116773" target="_blank">$100, Newegg</a> (BF)<br />Intel Core i5 3570K: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007SZ0E1K/ref=s9_hps_bw_g147_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=center-13&amp;pf_rd_r=1E6ZY8MW9D8V9VABMSM6&amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;pf_rd_p=1639452882&amp;pf_rd_i=7586091011" target="_blank">$200, Amazon</a> (CM)<br />Intel Core i7 3770K: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007SZ0EOW/ref=s9_hps_bw_g147_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=center-13&amp;pf_rd_r=1E6ZY8MW9D8V9VABMSM6&amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;pf_rd_p=1639452882&amp;pf_rd_i=7586091011" target="_blank">$290, Amazon</a> (CM)<br />Intel Core i7 4930K: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EMHM622/ref=s9_hps_bw_g147_i3?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=center-13&amp;pf_rd_r=1E6ZY8MW9D8V9VABMSM6&amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;pf_rd_p=1639452882&amp;pf_rd_i=7586091011" target="_blank">$580, Amazon</a> (CM)<br />AMD A6-5400K: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113282" target="_blank">$50, Newegg</a> (CM)<br />AMD FX-4300: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113287" target="_blank">$90, Newegg</a> (CM)<br />AMD FX-6350: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113327" target="_blank">$120, Newegg</a> (CM)</p> <h3>RAM and Digital Media</h3> <p><img src="/files/u69/ripjawsx_0.jpg" alt="G.Skill RipjawsX" title="G.Skill RipjawsX" width="620" height="355" /></p> <p>Corsair Memory Accessories: <a href="http://www.corsair.com/us/promo" target="_blank">Save at least 50 percent, Corsair</a> (BF + CM)<br /><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3-1866: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231528&amp;nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL112513&amp;cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL112513-_-EMC-112513-Index-_-DesktopMemory-_-20231528-L0C" target="_blank">$110, Newegg</a> (BF)</span><br /><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">Corsair XMS 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3-1333: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233296&amp;nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL112513&amp;cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL112513-_-EMC-112513-Index-_-DesktopMemory-_-20233296-L08A" target="_blank">$130, Newegg</a> (BF)</span><br /><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1866: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231455&amp;nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL112513&amp;cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL112513-_-EMC-112513-Index-_-DesktopMemory-_-20231455-L0H" target="_blank">$53, Newegg</a> (BF)</span><br /><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345&amp;nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL112513&amp;cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL112513-_-EMC-112513-Index-_-DesktopMemory-_-20145345-L012D" target="_blank">$75, Newegg</a> (BF)</span><br />Crucial Ballistix 8GB DDR3-1866: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148772" target="_blank">$60, Newegg</a> (BF)<br />Team Vulcan 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313355" target="_blank">$48, Neweg</a>g (BF)<br /><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231546&amp;nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL112813&amp;cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL112813-_-EMC-112813-Index-_-DesktopMemory-_-20231546-L0K" target="_blank">$50, Newegg</a> (BF)<br /></span>Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3-1600: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005T63BJM/ref=s9_hps_bw_g147_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=center-12&amp;pf_rd_r=1E6ZY8MW9D8V9VABMSM6&amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;pf_rd_p=1627231922&amp;pf_rd_i=7586091011" target="_blank">$80, Amazon</a> (CM)<br />Crucial 2GB DDR3-1333: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001NA25VS/ref=s9_hps_bw_g147_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=center-12&amp;pf_rd_r=1E6ZY8MW9D8V9VABMSM6&amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;pf_rd_p=1627231922&amp;pf_rd_i=7586091011" target="_blank">$25, Amazon</a> (CM)<br />Kingston HyperX 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3-1600: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0033BTACM/ref=s9_hps_bw_g147_i3?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=center-12&amp;pf_rd_r=1E6ZY8MW9D8V9VABMSM6&amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;pf_rd_p=1627231922&amp;pf_rd_i=7586091011" target="_blank">$150, Amazon</a> (CM)</p> <h3>Storage</h3> <p><img src="/files/u69/kingston_ssdnow_v300.jpg" alt="Kingston SSDNow V300" title="Kingston SSDNow V300" width="620" height="270" /></p> <p>Velocity Micro Vmultra Drive: <a href="http://www.velocitymicro.com/blackfriday.php" target="_blank">$100 + free shipping, Velocity Micro</a> (BF and CM)<br />SanDisk 32GB Flash Drive: <a href="http://www.radioshack.com/graphics/uc/rsk/USContent/HTML/Images/bfr/hh_bfr_r2c5_grd_2503391_orange.jpg" target="_blank">$8, RadioShack</a> (BF)<br />Adata 16GB Flash Drive: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211761&amp;Tpk=20-211-761" target="_blank">$9, Newegg</a> (BF)<br /><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB SSD: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820721107&amp;Tpk=20-721-107" target="_blank">$70, Newegg</a> (BF)</span><br />Seagate Backup Plus 1TB 2.5-inch USB 3.0: <a href="http://promotions.newegg.com/NEemail/Nov-0-2013/BF-Preview-25/img/LB_33.jpg" target="_blank">$60 (w/ promo code EMCWWVR32), Newegg</a> (BF)<br /><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">Toshiba Canvio Basics 3.0 2TB USB 3.0 External Drive: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822149437&amp;nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL112513&amp;cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL112513-_-EMC-112513-Index-_-ExternalHardDrives-_-22149437-L013B" target="_blank">$100 (w/ promo code EMCWWVR35), Newegg</a> (BF)</span><br />SanDisk 32GB Flash Drive: <a href="http://www.radioshack.com/category/index.jsp?categoryId=28426566#hh" target="_blank">$8, Radio Shack</a> (BF)<br />Intel 530 Series 120GB SSD: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167180" target="_blank">$120, Newegg</a> (BF)<br />Toshiba 1TB 5400RPM HDD: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822149394" target="_blank">$50, Newegg</a> (BF)<br />Western Digital Black 2TB 7200RPM HDD: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136792" target="_blank">$110, Newegg</a> (BF)<br />Seagate Barracuda 3TB HDD: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148844" target="_blank">$100, Newegg</a> (BF)<br />Seagate Hybrid 1TB/8GB 64MB Cache Drive: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178340" target="_blank">$90, Newegg</a> (BF)<br />Team C123 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313319" target="_blank">$15, Newegg</a> (BF)<br />Patriot Supersonic Boost XT 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220808" target="_blank">$165, Newegg</a> (BF)<br />Western Digital Black 4TB 7200RPM: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236407" target="_blank">$200, Newegg</a> (BF)<br />Samsung 840 Evo 250GB SSD: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E3W1726/ref=s9_hps_bw_g147_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=center-10&amp;pf_rd_r=1E6ZY8MW9D8V9VABMSM6&amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;pf_rd_p=1639451202&amp;pf_rd_i=7586091011" target="_blank">$160, Amazon</a> (CM)<br />Intel 530 Series 240GB SSD: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DTPYT78/ref=s9_hps_bw_g147_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=center-10&amp;pf_rd_r=1E6ZY8MW9D8V9VABMSM6&amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;pf_rd_p=1639451202&amp;pf_rd_i=7586091011" target="_blank">$160, Amazon</a> (CM)<br /> Kingston 120GB SSDNow V300: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A1ZTZOG/ref=s9_hps_bw_g147_i3?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=center-10&amp;pf_rd_r=1E6ZY8MW9D8V9VABMSM6&amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;pf_rd_p=1639451202&amp;pf_rd_i=7586091011" target="_blank">$70, Amazon</a> (CM)<br />Kingston HyperX 120GB SSD: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007R67FNA/ref=s9_hps_bw_g147_i6?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=center-10&amp;pf_rd_r=1E6ZY8MW9D8V9VABMSM6&amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;pf_rd_p=1639451202&amp;pf_rd_i=7586091011" target="_blank">$95, Amazon</a> (CM)<br />Crucial M500 240GB SSD: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BQ8RM1A/ref=s9_hps_bw_g147_i5?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=center-10&amp;pf_rd_r=1E6ZY8MW9D8V9VABMSM6&amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;pf_rd_p=1639451202&amp;pf_rd_i=7586091011" target="_blank">$144, Amazon</a> (CM)<br />Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB SSD: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009NB8WRU/ref=s9_hps_bw_g147_i4?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=center-10&amp;pf_rd_r=1E6ZY8MW9D8V9VABMSM6&amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;pf_rd_p=1639451202&amp;pf_rd_i=7586091011" target="_blank">$210, Amazon</a> (CM)<br />Crucial M500 960GB SSD: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148696" target="_blank">$435, Newegg</a> (CM)<br />SanDisk Cruzer 64GB Flash Drive: <a href="http://www.radioshack.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=29944516" target="_blank">$30, Radio Shack</a> (CM)</p> <p><em>Click the next page for graphics cards, motherboard, and PSU deals.</em></p> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Video Cards</h3> <p><img src="/files/u69/geforce_gtx_770.jpg" alt="GeForce GTX 770" title="GeForce GTX 770" width="620" height="597" /></p> <p>EVGA GeForce GT 610: <a href="http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8139478&amp;Sku=" target="_blank">$40, TigerDirect</a> (BF)<br /><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">PNY GeForce GTX 770: <a href="http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8521747&amp;Sku=" target="_blank">$370, TigerDirect</a> (BF)<br />Asus GeForce GTX 670: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121707" target="_blank">$250 ($200 after mail-in-rebate), Newegg</a> (BF)*</span><br /><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">MSI Radeon HD 7850 Twin Frozr: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127663" target="_blank">$130 ($100 after mail-in-rebate), Newegg</a> (BF)*</span><br />Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Editoin Graphics Card: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202025&amp;nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL112813&amp;cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL112813-_-EMC-112813-Index-_-DesktopGraphicsVideoCards-_-14202025-L0L" target="_blank">$145 ($130 after mail-in-rebate), Newegg</a> (BF)*<br />EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Superclocked w/ ACX Cooler: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CUIVSNS/ref=s9_hps_bw_g147_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=center-11&amp;pf_rd_r=1E6ZY8MW9D8V9VABMSM6&amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;pf_rd_p=1639452322&amp;pf_rd_i=7586091011" target="_blank">$510, Amazon</a> (CM)<br />EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Superclocked:<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CTY84KI/ref=s9_hps_bw_g147_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=center-11&amp;pf_rd_r=1E6ZY8MW9D8V9VABMSM6&amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;pf_rd_p=1639452322&amp;pf_rd_i=7586091011" target="_blank"> $520, Amazon</a> (CM)<br />EVGA GTX 780 Dual FTW w/ ACX Cooler: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EM2JQ8E/ref=s9_hps_bw_g147_i3?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=center-11&amp;pf_rd_r=1E6ZY8MW9D8V9VABMSM6&amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;pf_rd_p=1639452322&amp;pf_rd_i=7586091011" target="_blank">$530, Amazon</a> (CM)<br />Asus GeForce 210 1GB: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004I5UDO6/ref=s9_hps_bw_g147_i4?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=center-11&amp;pf_rd_r=1E6ZY8MW9D8V9VABMSM6&amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;pf_rd_p=1639452322&amp;pf_rd_i=7586091011" target="_blank">$35, Amazon</a> (CM)<br />MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0094CX8QI/ref=s9_hps_bw_g147_i5?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=center-11&amp;pf_rd_r=1E6ZY8MW9D8V9VABMSM6&amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;pf_rd_p=1639452322&amp;pf_rd_i=7586091011" target="_blank">$185, Amazon</a> (CM)<br />EVGA GeForce GTX 780: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CUIVTCS/ref=s9_hps_bw_g147_i6?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=center-11&amp;pf_rd_r=1E6ZY8MW9D8V9VABMSM6&amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;pf_rd_p=1639452322&amp;pf_rd_i=7586091011" target="_blank">$500, Amazon</a> (CM)<br />EVGA GeForce GTX 780 w/ ACX Cooler: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DS5ZMLQ/ref=s9_hps_bw_g147_i20?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=center-11&amp;pf_rd_r=1E6ZY8MW9D8V9VABMSM6&amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;pf_rd_p=1639452322&amp;pf_rd_i=7586091011" target="_blank">$500, Amazon</a> (CM)<br />EVGA GeForce GTX 770 SC: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ENZRQ5U/ref=s9_hps_bw_g147_i7?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=center-11&amp;pf_rd_r=1E6ZY8MW9D8V9VABMSM6&amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;pf_rd_p=1639452322&amp;pf_rd_i=7586091011" target="_blank">$340, Amazon</a> (CM)<br />PNY GeForce GT 630 2GB: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00847LDKC/ref=s9_hps_bw_g147_i8?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=center-11&amp;pf_rd_r=1E6ZY8MW9D8V9VABMSM6&amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;pf_rd_p=1639452322&amp;pf_rd_i=7586091011" target="_blank">$58, Amazon</a> (CM)<br />EVGA GeForce GT 610 2GB: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0083YIGXI/ref=s9_hps_bw_g147_i9?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=center-11&amp;pf_rd_r=1E6ZY8MW9D8V9VABMSM6&amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;pf_rd_p=1639452322&amp;pf_rd_i=7586091011" target="_blank">$50, Amazon</a> (CM)<br />MSI GeForce N770 Lightning: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CZ58WQ2/ref=s9_hps_bw_g147_i10?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=center-11&amp;pf_rd_r=1E6ZY8MW9D8V9VABMSM6&amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;pf_rd_p=1639452322&amp;pf_rd_i=7586091011" target="_blank">$360, Amazon</a> (CM)<br />Asus GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II OC Editon: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007ZT2E1C/ref=s9_hps_bw_g147_i11?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=center-11&amp;pf_rd_r=1E6ZY8MW9D8V9VABMSM6&amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;pf_rd_p=1639452322&amp;pf_rd_i=7586091011" target="_blank">$320, Amazon</a> (CM)<br />EVGA GeForce 6200 LE AGP: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001QMM6NU/ref=s9_hps_bw_g147_i12?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_s=center-11&amp;pf_rd_r=1E6ZY8MW9D8V9VABMSM6&amp;pf_rd_t=101&amp;pf_rd_p=1639452322&amp;pf_rd_i=7586091011" target="_blank">$41, Amazon</a> (CM)</p> <h3>Motherboards</h3> <p><img src="/files/u69/asus_rampage_iv_extreme.jpg" alt="Asus Rampage IV Extreme" title="Asus Rampage IV Extreme" width="620" height="487" /></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">Asus Rampage IV Extreme: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131802&amp;nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL112513&amp;cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL112513-_-EMC-112513-Index-_-IntelMotherboards-_-13131802-L07C" target="_blank">$395 (w/ promo code EMCWWVR26), Newegg</a> (BF)</span><br />ASRock Z77 Extreme 4: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293&amp;nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL112513&amp;cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL112513-_-EMC-112513-Index-_-IntelMotherboards-_-13157293-L0G" target="_blank">$100, Newegg</a> (BF)<br />Gigabyte GA-Z887M-D3H: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128599&amp;nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL112513&amp;cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL112513-_-EMC-112513-Index-_-IntelMotherboards-_-13128599-L013A">$90 ($75 after mail-in-rebate, Neweg</a>g (BF)*<br />Asus Z87-A: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131981" target="_blank">$125 ($95 after mail-in-rebate), Newegg</a> (BF)*</p> <h3>Cases, Power Supplies, and Accessoreis</h3> <p><img src="/files/u69/cm_haf.jpg" alt="Cooler Master HAF 932" title="Cooler Master HAF 932" width="620" height="337" /></p> <p>Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Full Tower Chassis: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160" target="_blank">$130 ($100 after mail-in-rebate), Newegg</a> (BF)*<br />Corsair PSU Accessories: <a href="http://www.corsair.com/us/promo" target="_blank">Save at least 50 percent, Corsair</a> (BF)<br /><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">Rosewill Capstone 550W 80 Plus Gold PSU: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182068&amp;nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL112513&amp;cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL112513-_-EMC-112513-Index-_-PowerSupplies-_-17182068-L014C">$65 (w/ promo code EMCWWVR39), Newegg</a> (BF)</span><br />League of Legends Razer Naga Hex Mouse: <a href="http://www.razerzone.com/store/cyber-preview/" target="_blank">$70 (w/ promo code CYBERPREVIEWUS), Razer</a> (BF)<br />Battlefield 4 Razer Taipan Mouse: <a href="http://www.razerzone.com/store/cyber-preview/" target="_blank">$70 (w/ promo code CYBERPREVIEWUS), Razer</a> (BF)<br />Battlefield 4 Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Keyboard: <a href="http://www.razerzone.com/store/cyber-preview/" target="_blank">$120 (w/ promo code CYBERPREVIEWUS), Razer</a> (BF)<br />Razer BlackWidow Keyboard, Taipan Mouse, Goliathus Mouse Mat: <a href="http://www.originpc.com/promotion/black-friday/" target="_blank">$199, Origin PC</a> (BF and CM)<br />SteelSeries Starter Kit (3Hv2, Kinzu v2, Apex [RAW], QcK):<a href="http://shop.steelseries.com/us/starter-pack.html" target="_blank"> $100, SteelSeries</a> (BF)<br />SteelSeries Intermediate Kit (5Hv3, Sensei [RAW], 6Gv2, QcK Mass: <a href="http://shop.steelseries.com/us/intermediate-pack.html" target="_blank">$165, SteelSeries</a> (BF)<br />SteelSeries Pro Kit (9H, MLG Sensei, 7G, QcK+: <a href="http://shop.steelseries.com/us/pro-pack.html" target="_blank">$292, SteelSeries</a> (BF)<br />SteelSeries Premium Kit (Siberia Elite, Sensei, Apex, QcK Heavy: <a href="http://shop.steelseries.com/us/premium-pack.html" target="_blank">$345, SteelSeries</a> (BF)<br /><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">Corsair Obsidian 750D Full Tower Case: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139024" target="_blank">$130 ($110 after mail-in-rebate), Newegg</a> (BF)</span><br />Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750: <a href="http://www.logitech.com/en-us/promotions/11145?wt.mc_id=amr_blackfriday_email_112013_en_us" target="_blank">$40, Logitech</a> (BF)<br />Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for Mac: <a href="http://www.logitech.com/en-us/promotions/11145?wt.mc_id=amr_blackfriday_email_112013_en_us" target="_blank">$40, Logitech</a> (BF)<br />Antec 850W Modular PSU: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371067&amp;nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL112813&amp;cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL112813-_-EMC-112813-Index-_-PowerSupplies-_-17371067-L010A" target="_blank">$120 ($90 after mail-in-rebate), Newegg</a> (BF)*<br />EVGA 500 B 500W PSU: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438012&amp;nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL112813&amp;cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL112813-_-EMC-112813-Index-_-PowerSupplies-_-17438012-L010B" target="_blank">$45 ($25 after mail-in-rebate), Newegg</a> (BF)*<br />Thermaltake TR2 TR-500 500W PSU: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153165&amp;nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL112813&amp;cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL112813-_-EMC-112813-Index-_-PowerSupplies-_-17153165-L010C" target="_blank">$40 ($20 after mail-in-rebate), Newegg</a> (BF)*<br />Corsair Builder Series CX 600W: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Builder-Watt-EPS%C2%A0-CX600/dp/B0092ML0OC/ref=sr_1_1?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;s=electronics&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1385916180&amp;sr=1-1" target="_blank">$50, Amazon</a> (CM)<br />Seasonic Platinum 860W: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Seasonic-PLATINUM-860-ATX-Power-Supply/dp/B00608MP5E/ref=sr_1_5?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;s=electronics&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1385916180&amp;sr=1-5" target="_blank">$175, Amazon</a> (CM)</p> <h3>Desktop Systems</h3> <p><img src="/files/u69/vm_systems.jpg" alt="Velocity Micro Systems" title="Velocity Micro Systems" width="620" height="220" /></p> <p>Velocity Micro Raptor Signature: <a href="http://www.velocitymicro.com/blackfriday.php" target="_blank">$3,849 + free shipping, Velocity Micro</a> (BF and CM)<br />Velocity Micro Raptor Z95: <a href="http://www.velocitymicro.com/blackfriday.php" target="_blank">$2,299 + free shipping, Velocity Micro</a> (BF and CM)<br />Velocity Micro Edge Z40: <a href="http://www.velocitymicro.com/blackfriday.php" target="_blank">$1,069 + free shipping, Velocity Micro</a> (BF and CM)<br />Velocity Micro Edge Z55: <a href="http://www.velocitymicro.com/blackfriday.php" target="_blank">$1,624 + free shipping, Velocity Micro</a> (BF and CM)<br />Velocity Micro Holiday Edition: <a href="http://www.velocitymicro.com/blackfriday.php" target="_blank">$649 + free shipping, Velocity Micro</a> (BF and CM)<br />Velocity Micro Edge Mini: <a href="http://www.velocitymicro.com/blackfriday.php" target="_blank">$669 + free shipping, Velocity Micro</a> (BF and CM)<br />Velocity Micro Vector Z35: <a href="http://www.velocitymicro.com/blackfriday.php" target="_blank">$1,149 + free shipping, Velocity Micro</a> (BF and CM)<br />Velocity Micro Vector Z25: <a href="http://www.velocitymicro.com/blackfriday.php" target="_blank">$849 + free shipping, Velocity Micro</a> (BF and CM)<br />Velocity Micro Vision M35: <a href="http://www.velocitymicro.com/blackfriday.php" target="_blank">$2,099 + free shipping, Velocity Micro</a> (BF and CM)<br />Velocity Micro Promagix HD60: <a href="http://www.velocitymicro.com/blackfriday.php" target="_blank">$1,119 + free shipping, Velocity Micro</a> (BF and CM)<br />Velocity Micro Promagix HD80: <a href="http://www.velocitymicro.com/blackfriday.php" target="_blank">$1,899 + free shipping, Velocity Micro</a> (BF and CM)<br /><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">iBuyPower A10-Series (A10-8600K, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Windows 8.1): <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883227508&amp;nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL112613&amp;cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL112613-_-EMC-112613-Index-_-DesktopPCs-_-83227508-L013D" target="_blank">$500, Newegg</a> (Pre-BF)</span><br />Purchase Origin PC and Receive Free Extras (Samsung 840 Evo SSD 250GB, Games, etc): <a href="http://www.originpc.com/promotion/black-friday/" target="_blank">Origin PC</a> (BF and CM)<br />Free Shipping on Certified PCs and Laptops: <a href="http://www.pugetsystems.com/go/holidayspecial.php?preview=1" target="_blank">Free Shipping, Puget Systems</a> (BF + CM)<br />Serenity, Obsidian, and Genesis Systems: <a href="http://www.pugetsystems.com/go/christmas_specials.php?preview=1" target="_blank">Save $150, Puget Systems</a> (CM) - Dec 1-12</p> <p><em>Click the next page for laptop, tablet, game deals and more!</em></p> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Notebooks/Ultrabooks</h3> <p><img src="/files/u69/digital_storm_volace.jpg" alt="Digital Storm Veloce" title="Digital Storm Veloce" width="620" height="407" /></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">Laptop Bundle with Choice of Laptop, Case, Flash Drive, and Printer: <a href="http://www.walmart.com/ip/Hot-Holiday-Laptop-Bundle-with-Choice-of-Laptop-Case-Flash-Drive-Printer/10966053" target="_blank">$299, Walmart</a> (BF)</span><br />Velocity Micro Notemagix M17: <a href="http://www.velocitymicro.com/blackfriday.php" target="_blank">$1,849 + free shipping, Velocity Micro</a> (BF and CM)<br />Velocity Micro Notemagix M15: <a href="http://www.velocitymicro.com/blackfriday.php" target="_blank">$1,549 + free shipping, Velocity Micro</a> (BF and CM)<br />Velocity Micro Notemagix M15 LE: <a href="http://www.velocitymicro.com/blackfriday.php" target="_blank">$1,099 + free shipping, Velocity Micro</a> (BF and CM)<br /><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">Microsoft Surface 32GB: <a href="http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Surface/productID.286870700" target="_blank">$199, Microsoft</a> (BF)</span><br /><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">Microsoft Surface 64GB: <a href="http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Surface/productID.286870700" target="_blank">$349, Microsoft</a> (BF)</span><br /><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">Dell Inspiron 15z Touchscreen (Core i5, 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD + 32GB SSD): <a href="http://holiday.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/html/pbPage.PDP/Dell-Inspiron-15z-Touchscreen-Laptop/productID.288325300" target="_blank">$399, Microsoft</a> (BF)</span><br /><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">Asus VivoBook S400 Ultrabook: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834231310&amp;Tpk=34-231-310" target="_blank">$500, Newegg</a> (BF)</span><br />Asus ZenbookPrime (Core i7, 4GB, 128GBx2 SSD, Nvidia GT 620M): <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230977&amp;nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL112513&amp;cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL112513-_-EMC-112513-Index-_-MTFootrest-_-34230977-L06D" target="_blank">$950, Newegg</a> (BF)<br /><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">HP Winter Blue 15.6-inch (AMD E-300, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Windows 8: <a href="http://www.walmart.com/ip/HP-Winter-Blue-15.6-2000-2d49WM-Laptop-PC-with-AMD-E-300-Accelerated-Processor-4GB-Memory-320GB-Hard-Drive-and-Windows-8/27859760" target="_blank">$278, Walmart</a> (BF)</span><br />MacBook Pro 13.3-inch (4GB R AM, 500GB HDD): <a href="http://www.bestbuy.com/site/macbook-174-pro-13-3-display-4gb-memory-500gb-hard-drive/5430505.p?id=1218646127726&amp;skuId=5430505&amp;st=5430505&amp;cp=1&amp;lp=1" target="_blank">$1,000, Best Buy</a> (BF)<br />Targus CVR200 16-inch Laptop Slip Case: <a href="http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3676073" target="_blank">$15, Radio Shack</a> (BF)<br />Targus TSB712US-50 16-inch Sport Backpack: <a href="http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=19249206" target="_blank">$20, Radio Shack</a> (BF)<br />Acer Aspire 13.3-inch Ultrabook: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834314226&amp;Tpk=34-314-226" target="_blank">$300, Newegg</a> (CM)<br />Acer Aspire 15.6-inch Notebook: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834314150&amp;Tpk=34-314-150" target="_blank">$400, Newegg</a> (CM)<br />Samsung 14-inch Touchscreen Ultrabook: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834131488&amp;Tpk=34-131-488" target="_blank">$650, Newegg</a> (CM)<br />Lenovo IdeaPad 15.6-inch Notebook: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834313583&amp;Tpk=34-313-583" target="_blank">$800, Newegg</a> (CM)</p> <h3>Mobile Devices</h3> <p><img src="/files/u69/ipad_mini_0.jpg" alt="iPad Mini" title="iPad Mini" width="620" height="369" /></p> <p>Nextbook 8-inch Dual Core Tablet with 8GB Memory: <a href="http://www.walmart.com/cp/1099264?povid=P1171-C3658.2967%201126.3977-L0" target="_blank">$99, Walmart</a> (BF)<br /><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">Nextbook 7-inch Tablet with 8GB Memory: <a href="http://www.walmart.com/ip/Nextbook-7-Tablet-with-8GB-Memory-with-Google-Mobile-Services/22127002" target="_blank">$59, Walmart</a> (BF)</span><br /><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">RCA 7-inch Tablet with 4GB Memory: <a href="http://www.walmart.com/ip/RCA-7-Tablet-with-4GB-Memory/28458515" target="_blank">$49, Walmart</a> (BF)</span><br /><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">Apple iPad 2 16GB Wi-Fi + Bonus Accessory Kit: <a href="http://www.walmart.com/ip/Apple-iPad-2-with-Wi-Fi-16GB-w-Choice-of-Color-and-Optional-Accessory/17209450" target="_blank">$389, Walmart</a> (BF)</span><br />Visual Land Prestige Pro 7-inch Tablet Dual Core with 16GB Memory: <a href="http://www.walmart.com/ip/Visual-Land-Prestige-Pro-7-Tablet-Dual-Core-with-16GB-Memory/29131762" target="_blank">$90, Walmart</a> (BF)<br />Monster M7 7-inch Dual Core Tablet with 16GB Memory: <a href="http://www.walmart.com/ip/Monster-M7-7-Dual-Core-Tablet-HD-Screen-with-16GB-Memory/26890126" target="_blank">$119, Walmart</a> (BF)<br />Google Nexus 7-inch Tablet with 32GB Memory (2012): <a href="http://www.walmart.com/ip/Google-Nexus-7-Tablet-with-32GB-Memory/21907347" target="_blank">$189, Walmart</a> (BF)<br />Trio Stealth Pro 7-inch 4GB Tablet: <a href="http://www.radioshack.com/graphics/uc/rsk/USContent/HTML/Images/bfr/hh_bfr_r1c5_grd_2302190_green.jpg" target="_blank">$50, Radio Shack</a> (BF)<br /><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">LG G Pad 8.3-inch Tablet: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834325004&amp;Tpk=34-325-004" target="_blank">$279, Newegg</a> (BF)</span><br /><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">Apple iPad w/ Retina Display 16GB Wi-Fi: <a href="http://www.walmart.com/ip/Apple-iPad-with-Retina-Display-16GB-with-Wi-Fi-Black-or-White/22081423" target="_blank">$399, Walmart</a> (BF)</span><br />Trio Stealth Pro 7-inch 4GB Tablet: <a href="http://www.radioshack.com/category/index.jsp?categoryId=28426566#hh" target="_blank">$50, Radio Shack</a> (BF)<br />Trio Steatlh G2 10.1-inch 16GB Tablet: <a href="http://www.walmart.com/ip/TRIO-Stealth-G2-10.1-Tablet-Dual-Core-with-16GB-Memory/26973760" target="_blank">$109, Walmart</a> (CM)<br /><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">Mach Speed Trio Stealth G2 8-inch 8GB Tablet: <a href="http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=23900796" target="_blank">$100, Radio Shack</a> (BF)</span><br />Samsung Galaaxy Tab 3 7.0 Wi-Fi Tablet: <a href="http://www.target.com/p/samsung-galaxy-tab-3-7-0-wi-fi-white-sm-t210rzwyxar/-/A-14673106#prodSlot=large_1_2" target="_blank">$160, Target</a> (BF)<br />Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8GB 7-inch: <a href="http://www.overstock.com/Electronics/Samsung-8GB-Galaxy-Tab-3-Multi-Touch-7-inch-Brown-Gold-Wi-Fi-Tablet/8113656/product.html" target="_blank">$180, Oversotck</a> (CM)<br />Dell Venue 8-inch Tablet: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834300173&amp;Tpk=34-300-173" target="_blank">$130, Newegg</a> (CM)<br />LG G Pad 8.3-inch Tablet: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834325004&amp;Tpk=34-325-004" target="_blank">$250, Newegg</a> (CM)<br />Azpen 3090 7-inch Android Tablet: <a href="http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=24657856" target="_blank">$60, Radio Shack</a> (CM)<br />Bodyguardz Screen Protectors: <a href="http://www.bodyguardz.com/blackout?trk_msg=M1CNPQE5AFJ4BEPMS2CM95L788&amp;trk_contact=NV50O1EBGTDTM9124CDB0RK2H8&amp;utm_source=Listrak&amp;utm_medium=Email&amp;utm_term=BodyGuardz+Blackout+Sale&amp;utm_campaign=Cyber+Monday+Blackout%3a+50%25+OFF+EVERYTHING!" target="_blank">50 Percent Off Entire Store, Bodyguardz</a> (CM)<br /><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">Amazon Kindle Fire HD 16GB: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CU0NSCU/ref=fs_jw" target="_blank">$119, Amazon</a> (CM)</span><br />Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch Tablet: <a href="http://www.amazon.com/kindle-fire-hdx-student-gaming-tablet/dp/B00BWYQ9YE" target="_blank">$179, Amazon</a> (CM)<br />Asus MeMO Pad Smart 10.1-inch 16GB Tablet: <a href="http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=30027116" target="_blank">$230, Radio Shack</a> (CM)</p> <h3>Monitors</h3> <p><img src="/files/u69/asus_pq321q_0.jpg" alt="Asus PQ321Q" title="Asus PQ321Q" width="620" height="414" /></p> <p>AOC E2752SHE 27-inch LED Monitor: <a href="http://us.aoc.com/monitor_displays/e2752she" target="_blank">$179, nationwide November 28 through December 2</a> (BF)<br />Asus 27-inch LED Monitor: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236295&amp;Tpk=24-236-295" target="_blank">$190, Newegg</a> (BF)<br />Hanns-G 27-inch LED Monitor: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254113&amp;nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL112613&amp;cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL112613-_-EMC-112613-Index-_-LCDMonitors-_-24254113-L08A" target="_blank">$180, Newegg</a> (Pre-BF)<br />Samsung C150 SEries 21.5-inch LED Monitor: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001792&amp;nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL112613&amp;cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL112613-_-EMC-112613-Index-_-LCDMonitors-_-24001792-L08B" target="_blank">$115 (w/ promo code EMCWWVP29), Newegg</a> (Pre-BF)<br />LG IPS224V-PN 21.5-inch LED IPS Monitor: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005363&amp;nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL112613&amp;cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL112613-_-EMC-112613-Index-_-LCDMonitors-_-24005363-L08C" target="_blank">$110 (w/ promo code EMCWWVP32), Newegg</a> (Pre-BF)</p> <h3>Games and Software</h3> <p><img src="/files/u69/thief_0.jpg" alt="Thief" title="Thief" width="620" height="343" /></p> <p>Adobe Photoshop Photography Program: <a href="https://creative.adobe.com/plans/offer/photoshop+lightroom" target="_blank">$9.99/month</a>, Adobe (BF)<br />Call of Duty: Ghosts: <a href="http://holiday.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/html/pbPage.Cat/black-friday-deals/categoryID.67001100?tid=sQvIH0Lzv_dc&amp;cid=5250&amp;pcrid=27224707613&amp;pkw=microsoft+black+friday+deals&amp;pmt=e&amp;WT.srch=1&amp;WT.mc_id=pointitsem_Microsoft+US_google_5+-+Holidays+2013&amp;WT.term=microsoft+black+friday+deals&amp;WT.campaign=5+-+Holidays+2013&amp;WT.content=QvIH0Lzv&amp;WT.source=google&amp;WT.medium=cpc" target="_blank">$40 (Xbox 360), $50 (Xbox One), Microsoft</a> (BF)<br />Grand Theft Auto V: <a href="http://holiday.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/html/pbPage.Cat/black-friday-deals/categoryID.67001100?tid=sQvIH0Lzv_dc&amp;cid=5250&amp;pcrid=27224707613&amp;pkw=microsoft+black+friday+deals&amp;pmt=e&amp;WT.srch=1&amp;WT.mc_id=pointitsem_Microsoft+US_google_5+-+Holidays+2013&amp;WT.term=microsoft+black+friday+deals&amp;WT.campaign=5+-+Holidays+2013&amp;WT.content=QvIH0Lzv&amp;WT.source=google&amp;WT.medium=cpc" target="_blank">$40, Microsoft</a> (BF)<br />Battlefield 4: <a href="http://holiday.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/html/pbPage.Cat/black-friday-deals/categoryID.67001100?tid=sQvIH0Lzv_dc&amp;cid=5250&amp;pcrid=27224707613&amp;pkw=microsoft+black+friday+deals&amp;pmt=e&amp;WT.srch=1&amp;WT.mc_id=pointitsem_Microsoft+US_google_5+-+Holidays+2013&amp;WT.term=microsoft+black+friday+deals&amp;WT.campaign=5+-+Holidays+2013&amp;WT.content=QvIH0Lzv&amp;WT.source=google&amp;WT.medium=cpc" target="_blank">$39 (Xbox 360), Microsoft </a>(BF)<br />FIFA 14: <a href="http://holiday.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/html/pbPage.Cat/black-friday-deals/categoryID.67001100?tid=sQvIH0Lzv_dc&amp;cid=5250&amp;pcrid=27224707613&amp;pkw=microsoft+black+friday+deals&amp;pmt=e&amp;WT.srch=1&amp;WT.mc_id=pointitsem_Microsoft+US_google_5+-+Holidays+2013&amp;WT.term=microsoft+black+friday+deals&amp;WT.campaign=5+-+Holidays+2013&amp;WT.content=QvIH0Lzv&amp;WT.source=google&amp;WT.medium=cpc" target="_blank">$25 (Xbox 360), Microsoft</a> (BF)<br />Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag: <a href="http://holiday.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/html/pbPage.Cat/black-friday-deals/categoryID.67001100?tid=sQvIH0Lzv_dc&amp;cid=5250&amp;pcrid=27224707613&amp;pkw=microsoft+black+friday+deals&amp;pmt=e&amp;WT.srch=1&amp;WT.mc_id=pointitsem_Microsoft+US_google_5+-+Holidays+2013&amp;WT.term=microsoft+black+friday+deals&amp;WT.campaign=5+-+Holidays+2013&amp;WT.content=QvIH0Lzv&amp;WT.source=google&amp;WT.medium=cpc" target="_blank">$34 (Xbox 360), Microsoft</a> (BF)<br />Madden 25: <a href="http://holiday.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/html/pbPage.Cat/black-friday-deals/categoryID.67001100?tid=sQvIH0Lzv_dc&amp;cid=5250&amp;pcrid=27224707613&amp;pkw=microsoft+black+friday+deals&amp;pmt=e&amp;WT.srch=1&amp;WT.mc_id=pointitsem_Microsoft+US_google_5+-+Holidays+2013&amp;WT.term=microsoft+black+friday+deals&amp;WT.campaign=5+-+Holidays+2013&amp;WT.content=QvIH0Lzv&amp;WT.source=google&amp;WT.medium=cpc" target="_blank">$25 (Xbox 360), Microsoft</a> (BF)<br />Skylanders Swap Force: <a href="http://holiday.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/html/pbPage.Cat/black-friday-deals/categoryID.67001100?tid=sQvIH0Lzv_dc&amp;cid=5250&amp;pcrid=27224707613&amp;pkw=microsoft+black+friday+deals&amp;pmt=e&amp;WT.srch=1&amp;WT.mc_id=pointitsem_Microsoft+US_google_5+-+Holidays+2013&amp;WT.term=microsoft+black+friday+deals&amp;WT.campaign=5+-+Holidays+2013&amp;WT.content=QvIH0Lzv&amp;WT.source=google&amp;WT.medium=cpc" target="_blank">$39, Microsoft</a> (BF)<br />Minecraft: <a href="http://holiday.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/html/pbPage.Cat/black-friday-deals/categoryID.67001100?tid=sQvIH0Lzv_dc&amp;cid=5250&amp;pcrid=27224707613&amp;pkw=microsoft+black+friday+deals&amp;pmt=e&amp;WT.srch=1&amp;WT.mc_id=pointitsem_Microsoft+US_google_5+-+Holidays+2013&amp;WT.term=microsoft+black+friday+deals&amp;WT.campaign=5+-+Holidays+2013&amp;WT.content=QvIH0Lzv&amp;WT.source=google&amp;WT.medium=cpc" target="_blank">$15, Microsoft</a> (BF)<br />VMWare PLayer Plus: <a href="http://store.vmware.com/DRHM/store?Action=DisplayProductDetailsPage&amp;SiteID=vmware&amp;Locale=en_US&amp;ThemeID=2485600&amp;Env=BASE&amp;productID=285095200&amp;src=eBIZ_Email_Player_CyberWeek_Buy_11-30_US" target="_blank">$65, VMWare</a> (BF)<br />BitDefender Antivirus Plus, Internet Security, or Total Security: <a href="http://www.bitdefender.com/media/html/blackfriday2013/?pid=EMM_NA_BlackFridayHeist&amp;et_cid=EMM_NA_BlackFriday_EXP_PROD&amp;force_country=us&amp;rp_mid=EMM_NA_BlackFriday_EXP_PROD&amp;rp_rid=19888247" target="_blank">$15, BitDefender</a> (BF)<br />Geekbench 3 Single Platform: <a href="http://www.primatelabs.com/geekbench/" target="_blank">$6, Geekbench</a> (CM)<br />Geekbench 3 Cross Platform: <a href="http://www.primatelabs.com/geekbench/" target="_blank">$9, Geekbench</a> (CM)<br />Geekbench 3 Pro: <a href="http://www.primatelabs.com/geekbench/" target="_blank">$120, Geekbench</a> (CM)</p> <h3>Printers and Routers</h3> <p><img src="/files/u69/brother_laser_printer.jpg" alt="Brother Laser Printer" title="Brother Laser Printer" width="620" height="544" /></p> <p>Buffalo AirStation Extreme AC 1200 Dual Band Wireless Router: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833162078&amp;nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL112613&amp;cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL112613-_-EMC-112613-Index-_-WirelessRouters-_-33162078-L010D" target="_blank">$80, Newegg</a> (Pre-BF)<br /><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">TP-Link TL-SG108 8-Port Gigabit Switch: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704173&amp;nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL112613&amp;cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL112613-_-EMC-112613-Index-_-Switches-_-33704173-L010B" target="_blank">$18, Newegg</a> (Pre-BF)</span><br />Edimax EW-7238RPD N300+ Concurrent Dual-Band Wi-Fi Range Extender: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833315128&amp;nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL112613&amp;cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL112613-_-EMC-112613-Index-_-OGShadeCloths-_-33315128-L010C" target="_blank">$30, Newegg</a> (Pre-BF)<br />Brother MFC-7860DW All-in-One Wireless Laser Printer: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16828113651&amp;nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL112613&amp;cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL112613-_-EMC-112613-Index-_-PrinterLaserPrinters-_-28113651-L011D" target="_blank">$170, Newegg</a> (Pre-BF)<br />TP-LINK Archer C7 AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit Router: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704177&amp;Tpk=archer%20c7" target="_blank">$100 ($80 after mail-in-rebate), Newegg</a> (BF + CM)*<br /><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">TP-LINK 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704173&amp;Tpk=sg108" target="_blank">$18, Newegg</a> (BF + CM) - Nov 29 - Dec 5</span><br />TP-LINK Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender: <a href="http://www.frys.com/product/7884899?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG" target="_blank">$20, Frys Electronics</a> (CM)<br />TP-LINK 5-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch: <a href="http://www.frys.com/product/7583476?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG" target="_blank">$15, Frys Electronics</a> (CM)<br />TP-LINK Wireless N Nano USB Adaptor: <a href="http://www.tp-link.us/products/details/?categoryid=&amp;model=TL-WN725N" target="_blank">$6 (after Amazon coupon), Amazon</a> (BF + CM) - Nov 25 - Dec 2</p> <h3>MISC</h3> <p><img src="/files/u69/ps4_1.jpg" alt="PlayStation 4" title="PlayStation 4" width="620" height="392" /></p> <p>LG 24LN5200 42-inch 1080p 60Hz LED Ultra Slim HDTV: <a href="http://www.walmart.com/ip/LG-42LN5200-42-1080p-60Hz-LED-3.1-ultra-slim-HDTV/26018861" target="_blank">$379, Walmart</a> (BF)<br /><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">Sceptre 50-inch Class LCD 1080p 60Hz HDTV: <a href="http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sceptre-50-Class-LCD-1080p-60Hz-HDTV-X505BV-FHD/19793654" target="_blank">$399, Walmart</a> (BF)</span><br /><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">Sceptre 32-inch 720p 60Hz LED HDTV: <a href="http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sceptre-X322BV-HDR-32-720p-60Hz-Class-LED-HDTV/25059351" target="_blank">$179, Walmart</a> (BF)</span><br />Sceptre 40-inch Class LCD 1080p 60Hz HDTV: <a href="http://www.walmart.com/ip/Sceptre-40-Class-38.5-viewable-LCD-1080p-60Hz-HDTV-X409BV-FHD/19793651" target="_blank">$249, Walmart</a> (BF)<br />Emerson 26-inch Class LCD 720p 60Hz HDTV and DVD Player: <a href="http://www.walmart.com/ip/Emerson-26-Class-LCD-720p-60Hz-HDTV-and-DVD-Player-LD260EM2/20532387" target="_blank">$169, Walmart</a> (BF)<br />Nintendo Wii U Holiday Bundle: <a href="http://www.walmart.com/ip/Wii-U-Holiday-Bundle-30-Value/29701200">$329, Walmart</a> (BF)<br />Nintendo 3DS XL Holiday Bundle w/ Choice of 2 Games and Accessory: <a href="http://www.walmart.com/ip/Nintendo-3DS-XL-Holiday-Bundle-w-Choice-of-2-Games-and-Accessory-20-Value/29701220" target="_blank">$219, Walmart</a> (BF)<br />Nintendo 3DS Starter Bundle: <a href="http://www.walmart.com/ip/Nintendo-3DS-Starter-Bundle-20-Value/17201142" target="_blank">$179, Walmart</a> (BF)<br />Nintendo 2DS Holiday Bundle w/ Choice of 2 Games and Accessorty: <a href="http://www.walmart.com/ip/Nintendo-2DS-Holiday-Bundle-w-Choice-of-2-Games-and-Accessory-25-Value/29701241" target="_blank">$149, Walmart</a> (BF)<br />Ematic Portable Wireless Speaker and Speakerphone with Bluetooth: <a href="http://www.walmart.com/ip/Ematic-Portable-Wireless-Speaker-and-Speakerphone-with-Bluetooth/29116144" target="_blank">$24, Walmart</a> (BF)<br /><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">Garmin Refurbished nuvi 50LM 5-inch GPS w/ U.S. Map Coverage and Lifetime Map Updates: <a href="http://www.walmart.com/ip/Garmin-Refurbished-nuvi-50LM-5-GPS-w-United-States-Map-Coverage-and-Lifetime-Map-Updates/20549414" target="_blank">$69, Walmart</a> (BF)</span><br />Garmin nuvi 50LM Bundle 5-inch GPS w/ Lifetime Map Updates and Friction Mount: <a href="http://www.walmart.com/ip/Garmin-nuvi-50LM-Bundle-5-GPS-w-Lifetime-Map-Updates-and-Friction-Mount/21632073" target="_blank">$100, Walmart</a> (BF)<br />Xbox 360 Ultimate Bundle: <a href="http://www.walmart.com/ip/Xbox-360-Customer-Choice-Bundle/7964864" target="_blank">From $234, Walmart</a> (BF)<br />Velocity Micro Cinemagix Multiplex: <a href="http://www.velocitymicro.com/blackfriday.php" target="_blank">$1,899 + free shipping, Velocity Micro</a> (BF and CM)<br />Xbox 360 4GB: <a href="http://holiday.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/html/pbPage.Cat/black-friday-deals/categoryID.67001100?tid=sQvIH0Lzv_dc&amp;cid=5250&amp;pcrid=27224707613&amp;pkw=microsoft+black+friday+deals&amp;pmt=e&amp;WT.srch=1&amp;WT.mc_id=pointitsem_Microsoft+US_google_5+-+Holidays+2013&amp;WT.term=microsoft+black+friday+deals&amp;WT.campaign=5+-+Holidays+2013&amp;WT.content=QvIH0Lzv&amp;WT.source=google&amp;WT.medium=cpc" target="_blank">$179, Microsoft</a> (BF)<br />Xbox 360 250GB: <a href="http://holiday.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/html/pbPage.Cat/black-friday-deals/categoryID.67001100?tid=sQvIH0Lzv_dc&amp;cid=5250&amp;pcrid=27224707613&amp;pkw=microsoft+black+friday+deals&amp;pmt=e&amp;WT.srch=1&amp;WT.mc_id=pointitsem_Microsoft+US_google_5+-+Holidays+2013&amp;WT.term=microsoft+black+friday+deals&amp;WT.campaign=5+-+Holidays+2013&amp;WT.content=QvIH0Lzv&amp;WT.source=google&amp;WT.medium=cpc" target="_blank">$199, Microsoft</a> (BF)<br />Xbox 360 4GB Kinect Bundle: <a href="http://www.radioshack.com/category/index.jsp?categoryId=28426566#hh" target="_blank">$200, Radio Shack</a> (BF)<br /><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">MartinLogan MLT-2 5.1 Home Theater Speaker System: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882981013&amp;Tpk=82-981-013" target="_blank">$150, Newegg</a> (BF)</span><br /><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">LG 42-inch 1080p LED HDTV: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16889005737&amp;Tpk=89-005-737" target="_blank">$340, Newegg</a> (BF)</span><br />Aluratek 7-inch Digital Photo Frame: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882728009&amp;Tpk=82-728-009" target="_blank">$25, Newegg</a> (BF)<br />Corsair Outlet Store (Refurbished Items): <a href="http://www.corsair.com/us/promo" target="_blank">Save at least 50 percent, Corsair</a> (BF)<br />Battlefield 4 Razer BlackShark Headphones: <a href="http://www.razerzone.com/store/cyber-preview/" target="_blank">$110 (w/ promo code CYBERPREVIEWUS), Razer</a> (BF)<br />Roku 2 XD HD Streaming Player: <a href="http://rsk.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pRS1-11072833t98.jpg" target="_blank">$60, Radio Shack</a> (BF)<br />Gigaware Retratable USB to Micro-USB Cable: <a href="http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4462659" target="_blank">$4.50, Radio Shack</a> (BF)<br />Gigaware Retractable USB to Mini USB Cable: <a href="http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3022961" target="_blank">$4.50, Radio Shack</a> (BF)<br />Optimus Bluetooth Portable Speaker: <a href="http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=23437616" target="_blank">$50, Radio Shack</a> (BF)<br />Logitech UE 9000: <a href="http://www.logitech.com/en-us/promotions/11145?wt.mc_id=amr_blackfriday_email_112013_en_us" target="_blank">$150, Logitech</a> (BF)<br />Logitech UE Mobile Boombox (various colors): <a href="http://www.logitech.com/en-us/promotions/11145?wt.mc_id=amr_blackfriday_email_112013_en_us" target="_blank">$50, Logitech</a> (BF)<br />Logitech UE 4000 (various colors): <a href="http://www.logitech.com/en-us/promotions/11145?wt.mc_id=amr_blackfriday_email_112013_en_us" target="_blank">$70, Logitech</a> (BF)<br />Logitech Speaker System Z532: <a href="http://www.logitech.com/en-us/promotions/11145?wt.mc_id=amr_blackfriday_email_112013_en_us" target="_blank">$50, Logitech</a> (BF)<br />Logitech UE Smart Radio: <a href="http://www.logitech.com/en-us/promotions/11145?wt.mc_id=amr_blackfriday_email_112013_en_us" target="_blank">$100, Logitech</a> (BF)<br />Logitech UE Air Speaker: <a href="http://www.logitech.com/en-us/promotions/11145?wt.mc_id=amr_blackfriday_email_112013_en_us" target="_blank">$200, Logitech</a> (BF)<br /><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">N2ACards.com: <a href="http://n2acards.com/" target="_blank">25 percent off w/ coupon code THANKS25, N2ACards</a> (BF + CM)</span><br /><span style="text-decoration: line-through;">N2Aos.com: <a href="http://n2aos.com/" target="_blank">25 percent off w/ coupon code THANKS25, N2Aos</a> (BF + COM)</span><br />Philips 24PFL4508 24-inch 720p TV: <a href="http://www.overstock.com/Electronics/Philips-24PFL4508-24-720p-LED-LCD-TV-16-9-HDTV/7922065/product.html" target="_blank">$180, Overstock</a> (CM)<br />Samsung 55-inch 1080p 120Hz LED TV: <a href="http://www.walmart.com/ip/Samsung-UN55FH6003-55-1080p-120Hz-LED-HDTV/28829847" target="_blank">$698, Walmart</a> (CM)<br />Vizio 60-inch 1080 120Hz Class Razor LED (Refurbished): <a href="http://www.walmart.com/ip/VIZIO-E601i-A3-60-1080p-120Hz-Class-Razor-LED-1.94-ultra-slim-Smart-HDTV-VIZIO-Direct-Refurbished/24516217" target="_blank">$788, Walmart</a> (CM)<br />Polk Audio Soundbar IHT 3000 Instant Home Theater: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882290192&amp;Tpk=82-290-192" target="_blank">$150, Newegg</a> (CM)<br />MartinLogan MLT-1 5.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker System: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882981012&amp;Tpk=82-981-012" target="_blank">$130, Newegg</a> (CM)<br />LG 39-inch 1080p LED LCD HDTV: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16889005442&amp;Tpk=89-005-442" target="_blank">$300, Newegg</a> (CM)<br />Harman/Kardon AVR2650 7.1 Channel A/V Receiver: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=0MJ-0023-00011&amp;Tpk=0MJ-0023-00011" target="_blank">$300, Newegg</a> (CM)<br />JLab Audio Bouncer Portable Bluetooth Speaker: <a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16855773002&amp;Tpk=55-773-002" target="_blank">$80, Newegg</a> (CM)<br />iFixIt 26 Bit Driver Kit: <a href="http://www.ifixit.com/cybermonday?utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=2013+Cyber+Monday+Deals&amp;utm_content=2013+Cyber+Monday+Deals+Version+B+CID_106dc5bbbcb911ce98993e203e42b774&amp;utm_source=CampaignMonitor" target="_blank">$5, iFixIt</a> (CM)<br />iFixIt Pro Tech Toolkit + Magnetic Project Mat: <a href="http://www.ifixit.com/cybermonday?utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=2013+Cyber+Monday+Deals&amp;utm_content=2013+Cyber+Monday+Deals+Version+B+CID_106dc5bbbcb911ce98993e203e42b774&amp;utm_source=CampaignMonitor" target="_blank">$60, iFixIt</a> (CM)<br />iFixIt Pro Tech Screwdriver Set: <a href="http://www.ifixit.com/cybermonday?utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=2013+Cyber+Monday+Deals&amp;utm_content=2013+Cyber+Monday+Deals+Version+B+CID_106dc5bbbcb911ce98993e203e42b774&amp;utm_source=CampaignMonitor" target="_blank">$60, iFixIt</a> (CM)<br />iFixIt Macro Bit Set: <a href="http://www.ifixit.com/cybermonday?utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=2013+Cyber+Monday+Deals&amp;utm_content=2013+Cyber+Monday+Deals+Version+B+CID_106dc5bbbcb911ce98993e203e42b774&amp;utm_source=CampaignMonitor" target="_blank">$30, iFixIt</a> (CM)<br />iFixIt Lock Pick Set: <a href="http://www.ifixit.com/cybermonday?utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campaign=2013+Cyber+Monday+Deals&amp;utm_content=2013+Cyber+Monday+Deals+Version+B+CID_106dc5bbbcb911ce98993e203e42b774&amp;utm_source=CampaignMonitor" target="_blank">$20, iFixIt</a> (CM)</p> http://www.maximumpc.com/cyber_monday_ads_2013_round#comments black friday 2013 cyber monday 2013 deals discounts electronics features gadgets Hardware online shopping pc sales News Mon, 02 Dec 2013 17:39:29 +0000 Paul Lilly 26709 at http://www.maximumpc.com Microsoft to Install Windows Stores Into 600 Best Buy Locations This Summer http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/microsoft_install_windows_stores_600_best_buy_locations_summer <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/windows_store_best_buy_thumb.jpg" alt="Windows Store in Best Buy" title="Windows Store in Best Buy" width="228" height="153" style="float: right;" />Move over Apple and Samsung.</h3> <p>Best Buy is no longer playing favorites with Apple. The end of that monogamous relationship began when Samsung started installing "Experience Shops" inside the electronics chain, and now Best Buy is giving <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/tags/microsoft"><strong>Microsoft </strong></a>the same opportunity to sell its wares by opening up Windows Stores at over 600 of its locations this summer. The store-within-a-store format will include 500 Best Buy locations across the U.S. and more than 100 Best Buy and Future Shop locations in Canada, Microsoft announced today.</p> <p>The integrated Windows Stores will range in size from 1,500 square feet to 2,200 square feet, Consumers will be able to play with Microsoft's Windows products, including tablets, PCs, Windows Phones, Office, Xbox, and more.</p> <p>"The Windows Store offers a large-scale, hands-on customer experience that will show customers how Windows and Microsoft devices and services can make it easier for them to work and play," <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/Press/2013/Jun13/06-13BestBuyPR.aspx" target="_blank">said Tami Reller</a>, chief marketing officer and chief financial officer of the Windows Division at Microsoft. "We’re pleased to partner with Best Buy in bringing the latest technologies to consumers at scale in a unique environment where they can explore how Microsoft products fit together across entertainment, travel, music and other scenarios."</p> <p><img src="/files/u69/windows_store_best_buy.jpg" alt="Windows Store in Best Buy" title="Windows Store in Best Buy" width="620" height="333" /></p> <p>In addition to adding locations within Best Buy shops, the collaboration will also lead to the hiring of 1,200 Best Buy Microsoft-trained sales associates.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/113266473617484509826?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/microsoft_install_windows_stores_600_best_buy_locations_summer#comments best buy commerce electronics Hardware microsoft retail windows store News Thu, 13 Jun 2013 21:37:36 +0000 Paul Lilly 25731 at http://www.maximumpc.com Mother's Day Gadget Gift Guide http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/mothers_day_gadget_gift_guide_2013 <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/files/u69/tulip_usb_thumb.jpg" alt="Tulip USB" title="Tulip USB" width="228" height="229" style="float: right;" /></p> <h3>15 tech gadgets that even mom would like</h3> <p>It's not easy being a mother, that's something every human on the planet can agree with, regardless of gender. She's the one who put Band-Aids on boo-boos as opposed to dad who would just tell you to man up (again, regardless of gender) and rub some dirt in it. She's the one who sewed up your tattered Star Wars blanket long after it had seen better days, and she's the one who couldn't sit and relax for an evening to watch a recorded movie because you broke the VCR by shoving toys and peanut butter sandwiches inside.</p> <p>Now that we're adults (legally speaking), <strong>Mother's Day</strong> is a time to atone for all our shenanigans as kids. Taking mom out to dinner is a good start, but what do you get her as a gift? That's where we come in. We've put together a list of 15 gadget gift ideas to show dear old mum that you appreciate her and that it's not so hard to be hip with the latest tech gear.&nbsp;</p> http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/mothers_day_gadget_gift_guide_2013#comments android chromebook electronics gallery gift guide ipad mini kindle mom mother's day nook roku 3 News Features Wed, 08 May 2013 23:45:40 +0000 Paul Lilly 25496 at http://www.maximumpc.com War on Korean Peninsula Could Have "Catastrophic" Consequences to Electronics Market http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/war_korean_peninsula_could_have_catastrophic_consequences_electronics_market2013 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/troll_me.jpg" alt="Panic" title="Panic" width="228" height="203" style="float: right;" />Korea is a major supplier of electronics parts.</h3> <p>Analysts at <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/tags/ihs_isuppli" target="_blank"><strong>IHS iSuppli</strong></a> spent some time pondering what would happen if current tensions in Korea escalate to the point of a war on the Korean peninsula, and what they determined is that it could theoretically cripple the global electronics business. South Korea is a major cog in the electronics supply chain, as it accounts for half of the world's DRAM output, two-thirds of NAND flash manufacturing, and 70 percent of the world's tablet display.</p> <p>IHS iSuppli says chaos would ensue if war were to break out in the region, and that it's such a serious threat, some forward-thinking technology firms are planning for such a contingency in the same way they prepare for other natural and man-made disasters that could negatively impact their businesses.</p> <p>"South Korea now plays a more important role than ever in the global electronics business. And with the supply chain having become more entwined and connected, a significant disruption in any region will impact the entire world. Because of this, it is important for companies to understand the magnitude of South Korea’s role in the global electronics market—and to prepare for any contingencies," <a href="http://www.isuppli.com/Memory-and-Storage/News/Pages/Disruption-in-Korean-Production-Could-Have-Catastrophic-Impact-on-Global-Electronics-Business.aspx" target="_blank">said Mike Howard</a>, senior principal analyst for DRAM &amp; memory at IHS.</p> <p>Such a scenario could bring about a quick and significant impact on consumers. According to Howard, even just a disruption of six months could halt the shipment of hundreds of millions of mobile phones and tens of millions of PCs.</p> <p>Food for thought.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/113266473617484509826?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/war_korean_peninsula_could_have_catastrophic_consequences_electronics_market2013#comments DRAM electronics flash ihs isuppli Korea Memory nand News Wed, 01 May 2013 18:47:50 +0000 Paul Lilly 25465 at http://www.maximumpc.com Samsung to Install "Experience Shops" in 1,400 Best Buy Locations http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/samsung_install_experience_shops_1400_best_buy_locations <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/samsung_experience_shop.jpg" alt="Samsung Experience Shop" title="Samsung Experience Shop" width="228" height="152" style="float: right;" />Move over Apple and make room for Samsung.</h3> <p>In what could be a win-win-lose situation for <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/tags/samsung"><strong>Samsung</strong></a>, Best Buy, and Apple, the Korean electronics maker announced today that it will open up Samsung Experience Shops in 1,400 Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile specialty stores across the U.S. These shops within a shop will allow customers to explore, purchase, activate, and receive service on a wide range of Samsung mobile products and accessories.</p> <p>Samsung says it will stock its shops with a full range of mobile products, including smartphones, tablets, laptops, connected cameras, and accessories, all available in a single location within Best Buy. Just as there's a designated Apple section where customers can play with the latest iOS device, they'll now be able to do the same with products from Samsung, Apple's biggest competitor.</p> <p>"Samsung has been delivering the latest innovation across the consumer electronics category for some time," <a href="http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20130404005435/en/Samsung-Joins-Forces-Buy-Provide-Consumers-Unique" target="_blank">said Dale Sohn</a>, president of Samsung Telecommunications America. "With the Samsung Experience Shops, we are ensuring consumers get the most of that innovation by learning how to leverage their mobile devices across our ecosystem of consumer electronics. Consumers will have one place to not only explore and learn about our full portfolio of mobile products, but also the support of a Samsung expert to help with selecting and servicing them. This will truly be a unique mobile shopping experience."</p> <p>These specialized shops will vary in size, the largest being around 460 square feet. Larger shops will showcase a "Samsung Connected Solutions" area to demonstrate Samsung devices being connected to and sharing content with each other.</p> <p>The announcement comes on the heels of Best Buy <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/best_buy_pulls_geek_squad_out_target_stores2013">ending a six-month pilot program</a> that saw Geek Squad agents offer installation, repair, and warranty services to electronics customers at 29 Target locations. It also comes at a time when Apple and Samsung are vying for control of the mobile market with competing platforms (iOS and Android).</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/113266473617484509826?rel=author" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/samsung_install_experience_shops_1400_best_buy_locations#comments best buy brick-and-mortar electronics experience shops Hardware maximum tech samsung News Thu, 04 Apr 2013 16:55:37 +0000 Paul Lilly 25299 at http://www.maximumpc.com TechRadar Roundup: CES 2013 Day 4 http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/techradar_roundup_ces_2013_day_4 <!--paging_filter--><p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/files/u69/techradar_ces.jpg" alt="TechRadar CES 2013" title="TechRadar" width="380" height="210" /></p> <p style="text-align: left;">Today is technically the last day of the <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/tags/ces_2013">Consumer Electronics Show</a> (CES) in Las Vegas, though many vendors have already packed their wares and headed home. Those that remain are planning their exit strategy. In other words, the swarm of CES announcements are mostly in the rear view mirror at this point, though not entirely. As we've been doing all week long, we're posting another roundup of some of the highlights covered by our sister site, <a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/news/computing/ces-2013-latest-news-features-and-more-1111489" target="_blank"><strong>TechRadar</strong></a>, which focuses more on the consumer electronics side of the equation (think tablets and TVs rather than graphics cards and liquid cooling). The folks at TechRadar are every bit as passionate about electronics and technology as we are, so show them some love, and tell 'em Maximum PC sent you.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">In you haven't done so already, check out what TechRadar's been up to. Today you'll find stories on <a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/news/gaming/how-gaming-stole-the-headlines-at-ces-2013-1124466" target="_blank">how gaming stole the headlines at CES</a> (Project Shield, anyone?) and more.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/files/u69/panasonic_tablet.jpg" alt="Panasonic Tablet at CES" title="Panasonic Tablet" width="595" height="335" /></p> <p>Here are some articles you don't want to miss:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/google-gives-devs-a-voice-with-play-comment-response-1124444" target="_blank">Google Gives Devs a Voice with Play Comment Response</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/news/world-of-tech/roundup/gadgets-gadgets-everywhere-techradar-hits-ces-1124475" target="_blank">Gadagets, Gadgets Everywhere: TechRadar Hits CES</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/news/world-of-tech/10-best-new-products-from-ces-2013-1124170" target="_blank">10 Best Productions From CES 2013</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/news/gaming/how-gaming-stole-the-headlines-at-ces-2013-1124466" target="_blank">Huawei Confirms Slim P Series Handset for MWC</a></li> </ul> <p>We'll update this post when/if necessary, so be sure to check back!</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/113266473617484509826" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/techradar_roundup_ces_2013_day_4#comments ces 2013 electronics news TechRadar News Fri, 11 Jan 2013 20:53:02 +0000 Paul Lilly 24841 at http://www.maximumpc.com TechRadar Roundup: CES 2013 Day 3 http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/techradar_roundup_ces_2013_day_3 <!--paging_filter--><p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/files/u69/techradar_ces.jpg" alt="TechRadar CES 2013" title="TechRadar" width="380" height="210" /></p> <p style="text-align: left;">Sadly, today is the second to last day of the <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/tags/ces_2013">Consumer Electronics Show</a> (CES) in Las Vegas. While we wish it didn't have to end so soon, it's been a wild and hectic week filled with product announcements too numerous for any one site to cover by itself. In light of this, we've been posting roundups of some of the highlights covered by our sister site, <a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/news/computing/ces-2013-latest-news-features-and-more-1111489" target="_blank"><strong>TechRadar</strong></a>, which focuses more on the consumer electronics side of the equation (think tablets and TVs rather than graphics cards and liquid cooling). The folks at TechRadar are every bit as passionate about electronics and technology as we are, so show them some love, and tell 'em Maximum PC sent you.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Once again, TechRadar was on top of the action, including a <a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/reviews/phones/mobile-phones/alcatel-one-touch-scribe-hd-1124143/review" target="_blank">hands-on evaluation</a> of the Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD. a<a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/reviews/audio-visual/televisions/plasma-and-lcd-tvs/samsung-s9-ultra-hd-tv-1123451/review" target="_blank"> review of Samsung's S9 Ultra HD TV</a>, and more.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/files/u69/archos_tablet.jpg" alt="Archos Tablet" title="Archos Titanium" width="534" height="326" /></p> <p style="text-align: left;">TechRadar was all over <a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/news/mobile-computing/tablets/archos-releases-ipad-beating-tablet-range-1124259" target="_blank">Archos' Titanium tablet</a> announcement, a line of various sized slates intended to take on the big boys. Some other things you don't want to miss:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/news/gaming/microsoft-illumiroom-concept-brings-your-whole-living-room-into-the-game-1124249" target="_blank">Microsoft IllumiRoom Concept Brings Your Whole Living Room Into the Game</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/news/world-of-tech/ces-2013-dissected-by-tech-as-latest-issue-hits-apples-newsstand-1124201" target="_blank">CES 2013 Dissected by Tech as Latest Issue Hits Apple's Newsstand</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/trio-of-us-wireless-carriers-rally-support-for-blackberry-10-1124246" target="_blank">Trio of U.S. Wireless Carriers Rally Support for BlackBerry 10</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/reviews/cameras-and-camcorders/cameras/digital-slrs-hybrids/nikon-d5200-1110231/review" target="_blank">Hands On: Nikon D5200 Review</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/news/internet/skittles-wins-big-as-facebook-tweaks-fan-data-1124178" target="_blank">Skittles Wins Big as Facebook Tweaks Fan Data</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/news/world-of-tech/the-10-best-new-arrivals-of-ces-2013-1124170" target="_blank">The 10 Best New Arrivals of CES 2013</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/reviews/pc-mac/tablets/archos-gamepad-review-1124142/review" target="_blank">Hands On: Archos GamePad Review</a></li> </ul> <p>We'll update this post when/if necessary, and be sure to check back tomorrow for a fresh roundup!</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/113266473617484509826" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/techradar_roundup_ces_2013_day_3#comments ces 2013 electronics news TechRadar News Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:45:47 +0000 Paul Lilly 24829 at http://www.maximumpc.com TechRadar Roundup: CES 2013 Day 2 http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/techradar_roundup_ces_2013_day_2 <!--paging_filter--><p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/files/u69/techradar_ces.jpg" alt="TechRadar CES 2013" title="TechRadar" width="380" height="210" /></p> <p style="text-align: left;">With all the announcements that have come out of Las Vegas thus far, it's hard to believe this is only Day 2 of the <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/tags/ces_2013">Consumer Electronics Show</a> (CES). Yet here we are, just halfway through the annual tech convention in Sin City. We've been posting roundups of some of the highlights covered by our sister site, <a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/news/computing/ces-2013-latest-news-features-and-more-1111489" target="_blank"><strong>TechRadar</strong></a>, which focuses more on the consumer electronics side of the equation (think tablets and TVs rather than graphics cards and liquid cooling). The folks at TechRadar are every bit as passionate about electronics and technology as we are, so show them some love, and tell 'em Maximum PC sent you.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Today brings a whole new round of announcements, from a <a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/reviews/audio-visual/televisions/plasma-and-lcd-tvs/philips-60-inch-glasses-free-3d-ultra-hd-tv-1124036/review" target="_blank">60-inch glasses free 3D Ultra HD TV</a> from Philips to a <a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/samsung-gives-glimpse-of-youm-its-flexible-oled-phone-future-1123998" target="_blank">flexible OLED phone of the future</a>, and more. Hit the jump for more highlights.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/files/u69/pebble_watch.jpg" alt="Pebble Smartwatch Colors" title="Pebble Smartwatch" width="527" height="326" /></p> <p style="text-align: left;">The tech addicts at TechRadar also posted their "<a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/news/world-of-tech/techradar-best-of-ces-awards-2013-presented-by-dts-winners-announced-1123982" target="_blank">Best of CES Awards 2013</a>" with categories that focus on best in show, best cell phone, best digital camera, and so forth. Some other articles you don't want to miss include:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/reviews/gaming/gaming-accessories/oculus-rift-1123963/review" target="_blank">Hands On: Oculus Rift Review</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/news/portable-devices/other-devices/pebble-smartwatch-shipping-to-kickstarter-backers-jan-23-1123973">Pebble Smartwatch Shipping to Kickstarter Backers Jan. 23</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/blackberry-10-devices-to-cover-all-price-points-rim-exec-claims-1123961" target="_blank">BlackBerry 10 Devices to Cover All Price Points, RIM Exec Claims</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/news/photography-video-capture/cameras/giottos-launches-new-tripod-design-1123868" target="_blank">Giotto's Launches New Tripod Design</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/news/car-tech/harman-and-bmw-flaunt-worlds-most-advanced-infotainment-system-1123925">Harman and BMW Flaunt 'World's Most Advanced Infotainment System'</a></li> </ul> <p>We'll update this post when/if necessary, and be sure to check back tomorrow for a fresh roundup!</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="https://plus.google.com/113266473617484509826" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/techradar_roundup_ces_2013_day_2#comments ces 2013 electronics news TechRadar News Wed, 09 Jan 2013 23:48:15 +0000 Paul Lilly 24814 at http://www.maximumpc.com TechRadar Roundup: CES 2013 Day 1 http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/techradar_roundup_ces_2013_day_1 <!--paging_filter--><p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/files/u69/techradar_ces.jpg" alt="TechRadar CES 2013" title="TechRadar" width="380" height="210" /></p> <p style="text-align: left;">Today is officially the first day of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and the number of product <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/tags/ces_2013">announcements</a> and <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/ces_2013_intel_keynote_rife_ultrabook_and_smartphone_rhetoric">keynotes</a> has been staggering. There's a lot to cover, and throughout the week, we'll be posting roundups of some of the highlights covered by our sister site, <a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/news/computing/ces-2013-latest-news-features-and-more-1111489" target="_blank"><strong>TechRadar</strong></a>, which focuses more on the consumer electronics side of the equation (think tablets and TVs rather than graphics cards and liquid cooling). The folks at TechRadar are every bit as passionate about electronics and technology as we are, so show them some love, and tell 'em Maximum PC sent you.</p> <p>We actually started linking to <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/techradar_roundup_ces_2013_day_0">TechRadar yesterday</a>, on what we dubbed as Day 0 of CES. Today brings a whole new round of announcements, from Wi-Fi hitting the road to a plethora of cameras.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/files/u69/canon_n.jpg" alt="Canon N Camera" title="Canon N" width="580" height="326" /></p> <p>Our friends at TechRadar spent a lot of time <a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/news/photography-video-capture/cameras/cameras-at-ces-2013-1123616" target="_blank">looking at digital cameras</a> from Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Panasonic, and several others.</p> <p>Sadly, there haven't been any <a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/news/internet/ces-2013-dancing-toasters-sadly-absent-1123651" target="_blank">dancing toasters</a> to report just yet, but our sister site did uncover a <a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/news/video/blu-ray/sonys-new-smart-blu-ray-players-definitely-have-a-look-going-on-1123523" target="_blank">funky looking Blu-ray player</a> from Sony and futuristic <a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/news/future-tech/world-of-tech/casio-talks-up-futuristic-looking-talking-digital-signs-burger-in-tow-1123363" target="_blank">talking digital signage</a> from Casio.</p> <p>TechRadar also covered a ton of TV sets, such as<a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/news/television/sony-shows-off-new-television-ranges-1123593" target="_blank"> 56-inch 4K Ultra HD OLED</a> models from Sony and Panasonic, and even delivered a hands-on evaluation of <a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/reviews/audio-visual/televisions/plasma-and-lcd-tvs/sony-kdl-55w900a-1123745/review" target="_blank">Sony's KDL-55W900A</a>.</p> <p>We'll update this post when/if necessary, and be sure to check back tomorrow for a fresh roundup!</p> <p style="color: #000000; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orphans: 2; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-align: left;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-style: italic;">Follow Paul on<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><a href="https://plus.google.com/113266473617484509826" target="_blank">Google+</a>,<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><a href="https://twitter.com/#!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.facebook.com/Paul.B.Lilly" target="_blank">Facebook</a></span></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/techradar_roundup_ces_2013_day_1#comments ces 2013 electronics TechRadar News Tue, 08 Jan 2013 23:35:51 +0000 Paul Lilly 24800 at http://www.maximumpc.com