512GB Stories December 28, 2015

expiredApple 12-inch MacBook w/ Retina display 1.2GHz/8GB/512GB from $1,400 or $1,350 w/ .EDU (Reg. $1,599)

Update (12/29 11:50pm): Best Buy is now offering the below model 12-inch MacBook with Retina Display (in Space Gray or Silver only) at an all-new low: $1399.99 shipped. That’s $199.01 below the regular listing, $40 under the previous price (below), and the best price we have ever tracked on this model without a student discount. For those with access to a .EDU email address, you can knock an extra $50 off the total bringing it to only $1349.99 shipped. That’s by far the lowest we have seen on this model and only $50 more than the regular price of the smaller 256GB model.

Electronics valley via eBay Daily Deals has Apple’s 12-inch MacBook with Retina Display  1.2GHz/8GB/512GB in Space Gray or Gold (MK4N2LL/A, MJY42LL/A) for $1439.99 shipped. That’s $159.01 below the regular price, $10 below our previous mention on the high-end model and the best price we can find. While we did see the new MacBook go for $300 off over the holidays, that deal is now long gone and was only available on the smaller 256GB model.

This is Apple’s latest model laptop with Retina display (2304 x 1440), the redesigned keyboard and Force Touch trackpad. Expect 512GB of on-board flash storage, 8GB of RAM, a 1.2 GHz processor, USB-C port, Intel HD Graphics 5300 and more.

512GB Stories October 27, 2015

expiredStorage: Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive $100 shipped (Reg. $120), more

Update (10/27 3:00pm): BuyDig offers the Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive for $139.99 shipped (final price reflected at checkout).

Newegg offers the Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive for $109.99. Applying coupon code EMCKANV35 drops the final price to $99.99 shipped. That’s good for $60 off the original price, $20 less than Amazon, a match of our previous mention and the lowest current offering we can find.

This external hard drive has a 4TB capacity, is USB 3.0 compatible, works with Mac OS X or Windows PCs and includes a two-year warranty. Rated 4.4/5 stars by over 1,200 Amazon customers.

Next up, Newegg has the Samsung 850 Pro 512GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive for $229.99. Applying coupon code ESCKANV23 drops the final price to $199.99 shipped. For a pricing comparison, this is $80 off the original MSRP, $28 less than our previous mention, $10 better than Amazon, and the lowest price we can find.

Samsung’s highly-rated SSD features 550/520Mbps read/write speeds, 256-bit AES encryption, 3D V-NAND technology and a ten-year limited warranty.

512GB Stories June 26, 2015

expired11.6-inch MacBook Air (previous gen) 1.7GHZ/8GB/512GB + freebies: $1,000 shipped (Reg. $1,200+)

Adorama offers its VIP members the decked-out 2014 11.6-inch Apple MacBook Air (MF067LL/A) for $999.99 with free expedited shipping. This version of Apple’s smallest laptop is not small on power with 1.7GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and 512GB of solid-state storage. As a pricing comparison, Apple sells a similar model on its refurbished store for $1,099, but it has half as much RAM and a slower 1.4GHz processor. Also, Adorama was charging $1,200 for this specific model before this sale kicked off. Includes a full one year Apple warranty.

In order to qualify for this discounted price you must sign-up for a free Adorama VIP membership. You also get to choose from a couple freebies including a Microsoft mouse, USB hub and external LG DVD burner.

512GB Stories June 17, 2015

Samsung 850 Pro 512GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid State Drive $228 shipped (Orig. $280)

Buy.com via Rakuten is offering the Samsung 850 Pro 512GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-7KE512BW) for $257.99, but using code SAMSUNG30 during checkout will knock your total down to $227.99 shipped. That’s $172 below the original listing, more than $53 below most listings, $30 under Amazon’s listing and the lowest we have posted on this model.


  • The World’s First Consumer 3D V-NAND SSD
  • Capacity: 512GB
  • Form Factor: 2.5 inch / 7 mm
  • Interface: SATA3
  • sequential read and write performance up to 550 megabytes per second (MB/s) and 520MB/s respectively
  • random read and write input/output operations-per-second (IOPS) up to 100,000 and 90,000 each.

This model has received a 4.7/5 star rating from over 1,100 Amazon customers.

512GB Stories May 18, 2015

samsung-850-evo-1tbRakuten offers the 250GB Samsung 850 EVO 2.5-inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E250B/AM) for $129.99, but using code SAMSUNG40 will drop your total down to $89.99 shipped. That’s $60 under the original listing, $10 below Amazon, and the best price we can find.

This 2.5-inch SSD is a great way to get some new life out of your again machines with SATA 6Gb/s and speeds 540 MB/s up and 520 MB/s down. It ships with a 5 year warranty, is the best selling SSD on Amazon and has received a 4.7/5 star rating from over 2,075.

Amazon has the 512GB Samsung 850 Pro 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-7KE512BW) for $239 shipped. That’s more than $150 under the original price tag, about $60 under the average selling price and the best we can find.

While as you can see by its ratings, the above 250GB option is more than capable of speeding up your older devices and offering significantly faster boot times, this 850 Pro is specifically designed for “professional animators, video editors, photographers and game developers” that need the extra kick. Samsung says it “enables you to boot up your computer in as little as 15 seconds”. The Pro also ships with double the warranty time at 10 full years and has received a 4.7/5 star rating from over 1,000 customers. expand full story

512GB Stories February 17, 2015

expiredSamsung 2.5-inch Internal SSD: 512GB 850 Pro $283 (Reg. $300), 250GB 840 EVO $103 (Reg. $130+)

Newegg has a couple of Samsung internal 2.5-inch solid state drive (SSD) deals today, starting with the 512GB 850 Pro for $299.99. Coupon code EMCANKV23 brings the final price down to $279.99 + $2.99 shipping. This SSD typically retails for over $300, today’s offering beats Amazon by $7 and is the lowest that we can currently find it. This highly-rated SSD is a bump up from the 850 EVO series with its 3D V-Nand technology, 10-year warranty and 550/520Mbps read/write speeds.

Additionally, they have the Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5-inch internal SSD for $99.99 + $2.99 shipping. This is within a few dollars of the lowest that we’ve seen this SSD go for and is $30 better than Amazon’s current offering. This SSD is rated 4.7/5 stars by over 6,000 Amazon customers. It features 256-bit AES encryption, 540/520Mbps read/write speeds and includes a three-year warranty.

Interested in upgrading your old Mac to a SSD? We recently detailed how to do so.

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