The computer you see above you is almost worthless to you and me. It is a Acer Chromebox CXI2-2GKM Desktop PC and it is a medium-powered little PC box that runs the ChromeOS – which means it is basically just a browser. I even got one of these to demo unit last year. It works exactly like it should which means I get exactly ZERO use out of it. BUT Both my kids and my parents love it. My kids can sign on and do all of their homework, crazy Minecraft video watching and Scratch programming. My parents check their Yahoo/Hotmail account and read/watch CNN/Fox/MSNBC and Facebook. In fact, they don’t even know it isn’t a Mac or PC.

The best part? They can’t fuck it up by installing toolbars or other malware that always winds up on their machines. ZERO maintenance. What’s that worth?

Today this little $120 Chromebox deal is pretty sweet. You can scoop up the Acer for $119.99 with free shipping in the 2GB config. Bumping it to 4GB will add $40 to the price but if we’re honest with each other, the people using this won’t notice. Save your $40.

It has a keyboard and mouse which are wired and bare bones. The actual computer is very small and can be mounted behind a display or hidden away. It has comes with Intel Celeron Processor 3205U,  2GB DDR3L Memory, Intel HD Graphics, 16GB SSD, Digital Media Card Reader -Secure Digital (SD) Card, High Definition Audio Support, 4 – USB 3.0 Ports, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Keyboard and Mouse, 1.21 lbs. | 550 g (system unit only), 1 Year Parts and Labor Limited Warranty with Toll Free Tech Support, Registration/ Limited Warranty Card (DT.Z09AA.003). You can’t go wrong with this.

If you don’t have a 1080P display laying around, pick up a $100 Dell, HP or Acer with either HDMI or Displayport. 

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Portable solid-state drives are an excellent medium for carrying around valuable documents or as a way to quickly transfer media from one location to another. While traditional portable hard drives may be cheaper, the difference in speeds is notable.

Amazon has dropped the price on two of SanDisk’s Extreme 500 Portable USB 3.0 Solid-State Drives in two different capacities. The 120GB model is available for $59.99 shipped (Reg. $85), while the larger 240GB capacity can be had for $79.99 shipped (Reg. $120). Both models are also available at B&H and Adorama. This is the first significant price drop on each model since its release this summer. Features include transfer speeds up to “4x faster” than traditional hard drive, no moving part and a “shock-resistant” design. I personally use this hard drive to store and transfer my GoPro videos while I am away from my home computer. While ratings are somewhat slim, they are very positive.

Samsung-T1-Portable-SSD-02Samsung has launched its Black Friday promotion, delivering a few nice deals on its Portable T1 Solid-State Drive in three different capacities. Adorama offers the lowest prices on each model and throws in a free copy of Assassin’s Creed (on 500GB/1TB), with Amazon and B&H coming in at just a few dollars more.

These are all the lowest current prices that we can find on these highly-rated drives. Features include speeds up to 450MB/s, 256-bit encryption, and a “slim/compact” design.

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