27" Stories February 23, 2016


9to5Toys has teamed up with GameAgent to offer our readers an exclusive 55% off deal on the popular Civilization: Beyond Earth Collection for Mac (Steam code). That brings the price down to just $27 (Reg. $59.99). This collection of content will run you over $80 on the Mac App Store and $60+ on Steam. This is $3 below our previous mention on Beyond Earth with the RT add-on. 

Civilization: Beyond Earth Collection – 55% off – $27 (Reg. $59.99)

The collection includes the full, critically acclaimed Civilization: Beyond Earth game, and it also comes with the Exoplanets Map Pack and the Rising Tide expansion.

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27" Stories October 28, 2015

expiredDell (P2715Q) 27-inch Ultra HD 4K LED IPS Monitor $430 shipped (Orig. $600)

Adorama via eBay Daily Deals has the Dell (P2715Q) 27-inch Ultra HD 4K LED IPS Monitor for $429.99 shipped. That’s $170 off the list price, $87 better than Amazon, $20 less than our previous mention and the lowest we’ve seen.

It has an Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 resolution, it can pivot, swivel and even provides built-in cable-management. Also, with DisplayPort 1.2, you can daisy-chain two monitors side by side. Amazon shoppers gave it 4/5 stars.


27" Stories January 23, 2015

Monitors: Acer 27-inch HD Widescreen $480 shipped (Reg. $550+), Dell 24-inch HD LED $210 shipped (Reg. $270)

We have noticed a couple nice 27 and 24-inch monitor deals today at Amazon and Newegg. Both of which are matching or beating the lowest prices we’ve seen, have received 4+ star ratings on Amazon and come with free shipping:

Customer Review: Acer 27” HD Widescreen Monitor

Pros:For those wanting to know some information about this monitor, I’m reposting my initial review from Newegg, since there are basically no reviews for this monitor here yet.

1. Now more than ever with the release of Nvidia Driver 344.48, this Acer should be a Gamers first choice. This driver contains a utility called “Dynamic Super Resolution” (DSR). This function, when turned on, allows the screen to render a game through “out of range resolutions”. So in short, when enabled, this feature will render any game such as, BF4 in 2560×1440 all the way up to 3840×2160, on this 1920×1080 Acer Xb270haprz etc. Albeit, it is scaled down but none the less, DSR is the true game changer. All those holding out for ROG Swift can now upgrade to this monitor at a reduced price, when compared to Swift and still be able to game all the way up to 4K with the inclusion of DSR.

2.Huge size, makes BF4 players much bigger, first time I fired up the game, I said H.O.L.Y!! WOW!!

3.Connected right up, no Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit issues to speak of.

4.Screen is absolutely beautiful and naysayers are selling you and almost me on hype that 1080P @ 27″, is no good. At $600.00 this monitor is definitely worth the price.

5.Take it from me, the pickiest person on the planet to please, this display is awesomeness wrapped in wowness!! <– made up word


1.Some games do not support G-sync, “The Evil Within” has a new playable demo on Steam and G-sync would not activate for it.

2.G-Sync does in fact cause some issues on this monitor. I have since reverted the display to 120hz which disables G-sync ability on the monitor, regardless of the feature being turned on in the driver, I have since disabled the driver options too. With G-sync enabled in the Nvidia control panel, an issue that may crop up with the 334.11 driver can cause black screens when in games and during some PC boot ups. It should be noted, I since reattempted to enable G-sync with the new 344.48 driver and although there are still some issues, I have not seen the black screen return…

27" Stories August 13, 2014

expiredHP 27″ 2560×1440 LED-Backlit IPS Monitor with DisplayPort/DVI refurb $275 shipped (Reg. $600)

Today’s Computers.Woot is the refurbished HP 27″ WQHD LED-Backlit IPS Monitor with DisplayPort & DVI-D refurb for $269.99 +$5 shipping. That’s $630 off the list price and $350 less than Amazon’s current listing for a new one.

This monitor features a 2560×1440 native resolution, 12ms response time, and DVI and DisplayPort inputs. It also sports a 4 port USB 2.0 Hub. A 1-year HP warranty applies. This offer ends today. 

27" Stories August 5, 2014

expiredBest Buy takes $120 off new iMacs, deals as low as $880 with .edu email

Today only, Best Buy is offering each of the five standard configuration 2014 iMac models at a discount of $120. Anyone with access to a .edu email address can save an additional $100, which drops the entry level 21.5-inch model down to $879.99 with free shipping. The larger screen 27-inch model is also available starting at $1,679.99 (or $1,579.99 w/ .edu).

If you have access to a .edu e-mail address, simply head over to this special promo page, submit your email address, and then Best Buy will email you a unique promo code.

A reminder, these iMacs do not include an optical drive. If you are planning on using CDs or DVDs with your new iMac, Best Buy also offers the Apple SuperDrive External USB DVD +/- RW drive for $69.99 shipped (Reg. $79).

Here’s the pricing breakdown by model:

  • 21.5-inch (MF883LL/A) 1.4GHz/8GB/500GB: $979.99 or $879.99 w/. edu (Reg. $1,099)
  • 21.5-inch (ME086LL/A) 2.7GHz/8GB/1TB: $1,129.99 or $1,029.99 w/ .edu (Reg. $1,299)
  • 21.5-inch (ME087LL/A) 2.9GHz/8GB/1TB: $1,379.99 or $1,279.99 w/ .edu (Reg. $1,499)
  • 27-inch (ME088LL/A) 3.2GHz/8GB/1TB: $1,679.99 or $1,579.99 w/.edu (Reg. $1,799)
  • 27-inch (ME089LL/A) 3.4GHz/8GB/1TB: $1,879.99 or $1,779.99 w/ .edu (Reg. $1,999)

27" Stories February 18, 2014

expiredQNIX 27″ LED Evolution ll Matte 2560×1440 SAMSUNG PLS WQHD PC Monitor $289 shipped (Reg. $400)

Today only, ebay is offering the QNIX 27″ LED Evolution ll Matte 2560×1440 Samsung PLS WQHD PC Monitor for only $289 shipped. That’s $110 off the list price, $20 less than Amazon, and the lowest price we’ve seen. The QNIX features a 2560×1440 high resolution WQHD panel with 45W lower power consumption. It has a Samsung PLS Matte Screen with a Piano-black high glossy slim bezel, full tilt stand, and Dual DVI-D. It comes with 5W+5W built-in speakers and with it’s dynamic contrast ratio, you can enjoy 3D gaming and action movies without after image and blurring.

Mac users will need a Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter + USB to use this monitor. 

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