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Best Cyber Monday Deals on PC Hardware: CPUs, GPUs, SSDs and More


SK hynix Platinum P41 2 TB SSD $169 on Amazon

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One of the fastest SSDs you can buy is now the cheapest it’s ever been. The SK hynix Platinum P41 boasts sequential read and write speeds of 7,000 and 6,500 MBps and 1.4 million and 1.3 million IOPS. 2 TB capacity, which typically retails for $259, $169 at Amazon (opens in new tab)the lowest price ever on Cyber ​​Monday.

Until recently, the Platinum P41 topped the list of best SSDs. That’s because it was the fastest drive we’ve ever tested. Samsung’s 990 Pro holds the top spot with slightly better numbers, but its drives are much more expensive.

We reviewed the SK hynix Platinum P41, which launched last summer, awarding it 4.5 stars and an Editors’ Choice award for its best-in-class performance, strong display in sustained workloads, and amazing power efficiency . As you can see in the chart below, the Platinum P41 easily beats all competitors in his SSD performance test in his 3DMark for gamers, beating the second-placed Kingston KC3000 by 7.9%.

SK Hynix Platinum P41 3DMark results

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The SK hynix Platinum P41 is one of the most power efficient PCIe 4.0 drives we’ve tested, recording performance per watt even surpassing the PCIe 3.0 SK hynix Gold P31.

SK Hynix Platinum P41 Performance Per Watt

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The Sk hynix Platinum P41 is not only perfect for desktops, but also power efficient enough for laptop upgrades. $169 price (opens in new tab) For 2 TB it’s really hard to beat considering what you get.

Great opportunity to get started with 3D printing: our favorites start at $189

Anycubic cobra go

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If you haven’t gotten into 3D printing yet, Cyber ​​Monday is a great time to jump on the Maker Train and get it cheap. Some of the models that make up our list of the best 3D printers have massive sales.

If you want to get started on the cheap, the Anycubic Kobra Go is a great choice. This open-frame printer delivers excellent quality prints with PLA or PETG filament and features automatic bed leveling to keep prints level without tightening or loosening screws. The Kobra Go, which normally sells for well over $200, $189 at Anycubic (opens in new tab) / $189 from Amazon.

Amazingly, after reviewing the Anycubic Kobra Go, I was able to print this stretchy replica. Taco Bell bag by DaveMoneySign (opens in new tab) Flexible TPU filament. Even in the more expensive models it is rare.

Anycubic cobra go

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But don’t expect to see a lot of TPU in a printer that doesn’t have a direct drive feed system, which the Kobra Go doesn’t have.) If you’re on a bigger budget, we recommend getting your overall favorite 3D printer, the Creality Ender 3 S1 Pro.The S1 Pro, normally $499, is available on Amazon Only $369 (opens in new tab) today.

When we reviewed the Creality Ender 3 S1 Pro earlier this year, we praised its excellent user interface, great print output, automatic bed leveling, and streaming hot direct drive feed system.

Creality Ender 3 S1 Pro

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The hotend of this printer can go up to 300 degrees Celsius, making it perfect for filaments like TPU. It also comes with a flexible PEI-coated build plate for easy print removal.

If you’re interested in other models, check out our list of the best 3D printer deals.

No Windows Tax: Get Windows 10 Pro for $18

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  • Windows 10 Pro OEM Key: Now $18 at Kinguin (opens in new tab) with coupon code KINGWIN16 ($179 from Microsoft)
  • Windows 10 Pro OEM Key with Online Activation: Now $28 at Kinguin (opens in new tab) with coupon code KINGWIN16 ($179 from Microsoft)
  • Windows 10 Home OEM Key: Now $19 at Kinguin (opens in new tab) with coupon code KINGWIN16 ($129 from Microsoft)
  • Windows 10 Home OEM Online Activation Key: Now $22 at Kinguin (opens in new tab) with coupon code KINGWIN16 ($129 from Microsoft)
  • Windows 11 Pro OEM Key: Now $32 at Kinguin (opens in new tab) With coupon code KINGWIN16 ($199 from Microsoft)

If you build your own PC, Microsoft wants you to pay at least $129 for Windows. Never mind that you’re only spending $500 on one of the best PC builds. The Redmond software giant wants to collect Windows tax in the form of very expensive Windows licenses, compared to $129 for Windows 10 or 11 Home and $199 for Windows Pro.

OEMs like Dell, Lenovo, and HP know that installing Windows on off-the-shelf laptops and desktops they sell will cost less than $129, so the Windows licensing landscape is very unfair. The exact amount an OEM pays for a license is a closely guarded secret, but it can be as little as a few dollars per unit.

So what should PC builders do? There are several options, as described in our article on how to get Windows 10 or 11 for free or cheap. If you can transfer a license you already own to a PC (see how to transfer a Windows license), it’s free (but pre-built OEM licenses cannot be transferred). Alternatively, without entering a product key, your PC can display an ugly watermark indicating that Windows is not activated.

Another option: Buy an OEM key from a key reseller such as Kinguin. These marketplaces have gray market sellers who may have purchased the key from an OEM. Today, because of Black Friday/Cyber ​​Monday, Kinguin has a Windows 10 Pro OEM key. Only $18 (opens in new tab) Windows 10 Home for $19 (opens in new tab) or Windows 11 Pro OEM key $32 (opens in new tab) All codes are KINGWIN16.

Purchasing a Windows license from a third-party marketplace may seem fishy, ​​but it’s legal and it works. I have used Kinguin many times with success. However, we recommend paying a few dollars extra for a key that offers online activation (see the list in the link above). If you use one that doesn’t offer online activation, you may need to call Microsoft’s phone activation line, put it on hold, and then deal with someone activating the OS.

We also recommend buying a Windows key over a Windows 11 key because Windows 10 keys are cheaper and you can upgrade your OS to Windows 11 for free after installation.

Samsung Galaxy Book2 360 drops to just $699

Samsung Galaxy Book2 360

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We haven’t tested Samsung’s Galaxy Book2 360 convertible laptop yet, but with Black Friday winding down and Cyber ​​Monday taking over, Best Buy is currently offering an attractive deal.This particular Galaxy Book2 360 has a suggested retail price of $1,149, but currently On sale for just $699.99 ($450 off).

For that $699 price, you get a 12th generation Core i7-1255U processor, 16GB of memory, and a 512GB SSD. This laptop is focused on productivity, so it has discrete graphics. Instead, the Galaxy Book2 360 uses the integrated Iris Xe graphics engine.

The display is 13.3 inches with Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. What’s even more notable at this price point is that the Galaxy Book2 360 features one of Samsung’s excellent AMOLED panels, rather than the IPS panel you typically find at this price point. As a result, you can expect to see excellent color saturation and inky blacks on this display.

Samsung says the Galaxy Book2 360 weighs just 2.62 pounds and its battery lasts up to 18 hours. Finally, the laptop comes from the factory with his one-year warranty.

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