Tuesday tech deals: 128GB Crucial m4 $110, Ivy Bridge is available

By on May 1, 2012, 2:28 PM

86  Crucial 128GB M4 2.5" SATA 6Gbps SSD for $110 + free shipping

Buy.com offers the Crucial 128GB M4 2.5" Internal SSD, model no. CT128M4SSD2, for $109.99 with free shipping ($0.86/GB). That's $10 under a deal from a week ago and the least expensive 128GB 6Gb/s SSD we've ever seen without rebate hassles. It's also a current price low by $15. It features read speeds of up to 415MB/s and write speeds of up to 175MB/s.

73  Refurbished BlackBerry PlayBook 16GB Tablet for $150 + free shipping

Best Buy offers the refurbished BlackBerry PlayBook model no. PRD-38548-001 for $149.99 with free shipping. That's $29 under a February refurb deal and tied as the all-time price low for a PlayBook. It's currently $46 under the lowest total price we could find for a new unit. Sales tax is added where applicable. This 0.4"-thick slate weighs 14.4oz and features a 7" 1024x600 touchscreen, a 1GHz dual-core processor, 16GB of storage, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, a 3MP 1080p front camera and 5MP 1080p rear camera, GPS, an accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, and micro USB and HDMI ports. Note that this item is sold "as is"; while it's subject to Best Buy's return policy, there is no warranty.

Samsung 23" 1080p LED-Backlit LCD for $150 + free shipping

Buy.com via eBay offers the Samsung SyncMaster S23A300B for $149.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we've seen for a new Samsung 23" 1080p LED-backlit monitor. It's also a current low for this model by $50. Features include a 1920x1080 native resolution, 3,000:1 contrast ratio, 5ms response time, 250 cd/m² brightness, and DVI, VGA, and other inputs. Deal ends May 2 at 11 am ET.

Refurb Western Digital 3TB USB External Hard Drive for $115 + free shipping

Western Digital offers the factory-refurbished Western Digital Elements 3TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive, model no. WDBAAU0030HBK-NESN, for $129.99. Coupon code "WDCARES" cuts is to $114.99. With free shipping, that's $0.04/GB and the second lowest price we've ever seen for this drive. It's also a current price low for a refurbished unit by $55. This drive uses GreenPower technology to reduce power consumption by up to 30%. A 6-month Western Digital warranty applies.

74  Unlocked Dell Venue Pro Windows Phone 7 for $250 + free shipping

Buy.com offers the Unlocked Dell Venue Pro 8GB Windows Phone 7 Smartphone for $249.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $37, although we saw it for $30 less six weeks ago. It features a slide-out keyboard, Snapdragon 1GHz processor, 3G connectivity, 8GB non-removable microSD card, 4.1" 480x800 AMOLED touchscreen display, GPS, 5-megapixel camera, 802.11g wireless, Bluetooth, and more.

Sony 5.1 Home Theater Speaker System for $190 + free shipping

TigerDirect offers the Sony 5.1-Channel Home Theater Speaker System, model no. SA-VS310, for $249.99. Coupon code "TQU60439" cuts it to $189.99. With free shipping, that's $10 under last week's mention and the lowest total price we could find by $60. This system includes one center channel speaker, two front speakers, two rear speakers, 100-watt 10" powered subwoofer, two speaker stands, and more.


88  Ivy Bridge now widely available online

It's not exactly a tech deal, but since we don't plan to run a dedicated post on Ivy Bridge's availability, we figure it's worth mentioning it as a footnote here. Newegg offers six chips (with a seventh being out of stock) ranging from $200 to $320, including the Core i5-3450, i5-3450S, i5-3550, i5-3570K, i7-3770 and i7-3770S. If you've ignored the update until now, you can get up to speed with our coverage including overviews of Ivy Bridge and the 7-series Panther Point chipset, as well as hands-on reviews of both.

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