Windows Stories April 9

expiredHP’s workstation ZBook 15 has a quad-core processor, 4GB GPU, more: $799 (Reg. $1,000+)

Today only, as part of its daily DealZone, B&H offers the 2.8GHz/8GB/1TB 15.6-inch HP ZBook 15 G4 Mobile Workstation computer with a 4GB GPU for $799 shipped. Currently $1,600 at Walmart, this laptop fetches closer to $1,000 at Newegg, with this being one of the best prices we’ve tracked. If you’re looking for a powerful quad-core computer with Thunderbolt 3, Windows 10 Pro, and a dedicated graphics card, this is a great option. HP laptops are generally well-rated on Amazon.

Windows Stories November 28, 2016

expiredAcer Gold Box has some inexpensive Windows PCs/All-in-ones, 24″ 1080P HDMI Display: $90 shipped

Acer’s got a line-up of inexpensive Windows 10 PCs on God Box today but the standout for me is the 24-inch 1080P IPS display w/HDMI for $90 with 4.4/5 star ratings. That $329 all in one doesn’t look bad either. If you are into gaming, The $480 Aspire ATC-UR62 seems like a great baseline.  

Windows Stories April 28, 2016

If you’re looking for a gaming keyboard built around responsiveness and competition, then you should lend consideration to SteelSeries’ most recent release — the SteelSeries Apex M500. The M500 is the sequel of sorts to the SteelSeries 6Gv2, and is much leaner and compact than some of the other keyboard offerings in its class. The result? A mechanical gaming-centric keyboard that doesn’t occupy a lot of desk real estate. expand full story

Windows Stories February 17, 2016

expiredLogitech Keyboards: Illuminated K740 for Windows $50 (Reg. $80), refurb Bluetooth for iPad $15 (Orig. $60)

Amazon offers the Logitech Illuminated K740 Keyboard for $49.99 shipped. That’s down $30 from the original $80 listing, a savings of $20 off the regular going rate and the lowest current price we can find.

Windows Stories February 2, 2016

iClever 7-Color Backlit Bluetooth Keyboard for iOS/Android/more $15 Prime shipped (Reg. $20)

Update (2/3 9:45am): Inateck via Amazon offers its Aluminum Bluetooth Keyboard for $15.99 Prime shipped (Reg. $24) after promo code G6NEE6JC is applied during checkout. Rated 4.2/5 stars.

Hisgadget Inc (100% positive in the last 12 months w/ 37,379 ratings) via Amazon has the iClever Universal 7-Color Backlit Wireless Bluetooth 3.0 Keyboard for $19.99, but code LIWBC8VI will drop your total to $14.99 at checkout. It ships free for Prime members or in orders over $35.

It is compatible with iOS, Android, Windows and other Bluetooth-enabled devices. This model features 7 backlight color options, built-in rechargeable lithium battery that provides up to 200 hours without the backlight, an auto-power saving mode, and more. Rated 4.3/5 stars from nearly 60 Amazon customers.

Speaking of wireless keyboards, in today’s Gold Box Deals over at Amazon you’ll find up to 60% off Logitech accessories including Bluetooth/solar keyboards and more.

More Details:

Cross-Platform Compatible Works equally well with iOS, Android and Windows, with shortcut keys optimized for all 3 systems.

Comfortable and quiet typing The whisper-quiet, low-profile keys bring a whole new level of comfort to your fingertips. What’s more, keep all your most-used functions and media controls closer than ever Windows-dedicated hot keys.

Compact and lightweight At 7.5 ounces and less than a quarter of an inch thick, this Ultra-Slim Wireless Keyboard requires little space in your bag, allowing for more usage on-the-go.

System Requirements 1) iPad – All versions 2) iPhone – All versions 3) Bluetooth-enabled PCs or Laptops with Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 4) Bluetooth-enabled iMac / Macbook with Mac OS X 10.2.8 or above 5) Smartphones or tablets (not including Dell tablets) with Android 3.0 and above (with Bluetooth HID profile) 6) Windows Mobile 5.0 and above 7) This keyboard may not be compatible with the Mac mini.

Note: After 15 minutes of inactivity the keyboard will automatically go into power savings mode. Simply press any key and wait 3 seconds to wake it up.

Windows Stories October 29, 2015

expiredLogitech K480 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard (refurb) $20 shipped (Orig. $50)

Update (10/29 12:05pm): The Microsoft keyboard deal at Best Buy has expired.

Next up, Newegg has the manufacturer refurbished Logitech K480 Bluetooth Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard in white for $19.99 shipped. This is $30 off the original listing, $29 less than Amazon’s new condition offering, $6 off our previous refurb mention and the lowest price from reputable sellers.

Features include support for three wireless devices, a built-in cradle, full keyboard and Mac/Windows shortcut keys. This is a nice option for multi-device homes and is a great companion to Apple TV. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

Windows Stories July 22, 2015

expiredSharkk Ultra-Slim Backlit Bluetooth Keyboard $15 Prime shipped, Bestek Ultra Compact Bluetooth Keyboard $6 Prime shipped

Sharkk via Amazon is offering its Ultra-Slim Backlit Bluetooth Keyboard for $39.99. But if you enter the coupon code: GNADJ87W the price drops to only $14.99 Prime shipped. That’s $25 off the regular sale price and the lowest we’ve seen it offered.

This keyboard has 7 unique backlight color options and a built-in rechargeable battery that can last up to 180 days on a single charge. You can use this keyboard for most devices that run on iOS, Android and Windows. It received 4.3/5 stars and great reviews from Amazon shoppers.

We also found from Bestek via Amazon its Ultra Compact Bluetooth Keyboard for $9.99. The coupon code: 66GYXJPS drops the price to only $5.99 Prime shipped. That’s $4 off the sale price, the lowest Amazon has sold it for and the lowest price for a Bluetooth keyboard we’ve seen.

Featrues:

  • Low-profile, matte finish keys enhance your typing experience. Automatically connects to your last-connected device
  • On/Off Switch Button at the bottom is effect to lower the power consumption when you stop, fast to connect as long as you need to start
  • Sleek and Thin Enclosure made of aluminum alloy, resisted impact, drops and bumps and scissors angle design makes you type with ease, reduces your finger fatigue perfectly
  • With 12-month warranty and provide friendly, easy-to-reach support
  • requires 2AA batteries

Windows Stories July 14, 2015

Microsoft’s new Universal Foldable Keyboard, first unveiled earlier this year, is now available to purchase online and through Microsoft stores. The super portable Bluetooth keyboard folds in half when not in use and allows users to connect to two mobile devices at once including Android, iPhones, iPads, and Windows devices. expand full story

Windows Stories June 26, 2015

expiredDaily Deals: Canon Multifunction Laser Printer $95, Insignia 65-inch LED 1080p HDTV $700, more

In this morning’s Daily Deals, Newegg offers the Canon image CLASS MF216n Monochrome Multifunction Laser Printer for $94.99 shipped when added to your cart. This is nearly $300 off the original listing, $30 better than Amazon and the best current price. Rated 4.4/5 stars, it features a LCD display panel, 24ppm output, 250 sheet capacity and is capable of scanning, printing and faxing.

More new deals for today:

Insignia 65″ LED 1080p HDTV $700 (Orig. $900) | Best Buy

Continue on for a roundup of our best deals:

Windows Stories June 25, 2015

expiredWD My Book 4TB USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive $96 shipped (Reg. $130)

Amazon offers the WD My Book 4TB USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive for $95.99 with free shipping. That’s $94 off the original price, although it can be regularly found for $130. Today’s deal is the lowest that Amazon has ever sold it for and the best price we can find. For comparison, Amazon sells the 3TB model for $110.

The WD My Book is rated 4.3/5 stars by over 1,900 Amazon customers. It features USB 3.0 connectivity, WD SmartWare Pro backup software, password protection and is compatible with Windows and Mac OS X. A two-year warranty is included.

Windows Stories June 5, 2015

expiredDaily Deals: HP Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard $15, Samsung 55″ 4K Ultra HD Smart TV refurb $665, more

In this morning’s Daily Deals, we have from Best Buy the HP Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard for only $14.99 with free in-store pickup. That’s $25 off the regular price, $11 less than Amazon and the lowest we’ve seen. It has “chiclet style” keys that allow smooth typing and has function keys for Android and Windows.

Amazon shoppers gave it 3.8/5 stars and good reviews.

More new deals for today:

Samsung 55″ 4K Ultra HD LED Smart TV with Wi-Fi refurb $659.99 + $5 shipping | Electronics.Woot

Continue on for a roundup of our best deals:

Windows Stories June 3, 2015

One of the struggles of working away from an office or desk is finding a suitable option for a mouse. There are plenty of wireless solutions out there but they often struggle to meet the needs of professionals for a variety of reasons.

Today, Logitech has announced a new portable wireless mouse that takes its design cues from the popular Master MX. Head below for full details on the new Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mouse.  expand full story

Windows Stories May 18, 2015

expiredLenovo Yoga 3 Pro 13″ Laptop $800 (Reg. $1,100), Lenovo Signature Edition 15″ Laptop $359 (Reg. $599), more

Best Buy on eBay offers the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 2-in-1 13.3-inch Touch-Screen Laptop for a low $799.99 shipped. It’s also available on Best Buy’s site as well. That’s $300 off the list price, $152 less than Amazon and the lowest we’ve seen. You can use it as a notebook or tablet, and it has an Intel Atom 1.33GHz quad-core processor, a 13.3-inch 1366×768 touchscreen, 2GB RAM, 32GB SSD, Micro HDMI and Micro USB, and Windows 8.1. Best Buy customers gave it 4.3/5 star reviews

We also found at the Microsoft Store the Lenovo G50-80 Intel Broadwell Core i5 2.2GHz 15.6-inch Signature Edition Laptop, for $359 shipped. That’s $240 off the list price and the lowest price we’ve seen for a Core i5-equipped 16″ Lenovo laptop. It features an Intel Core i5-5200U 2.2GHz Broadwell dual-core processor, 15.6-inch 1366×768 LED-backlit LCD, 6GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, DVD burner, and Windows 8.1. It received 4.2/5 stars from Best Buy customers.

Here are a few other notable Windows laptops and desktops on sale:

Windows Stories April 23, 2015

EC Technology portable foldable Bluetooth keyboard for iOS & Android $27 Prime shipped (Orig. $70)

Amazon offers the EC Technology Portable Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard for iOS & Android for $36.99. However, when you enter the code: D5D9XPAX at checkout, the price drops to only $26.99 Prime shipped (free trial). That’s $43 off the list price, $10 off the typical sale price and the lowest we can find.

It’s pocket sized, lightweight, and has a “sleek and slim design”. It’s compatible with 3 major operating systems (iOS/Android/Windows) and works with most Bluetooth supported devices. The built-in Li-polymer battery provides more than 60 hours of effective usage time on a single charge and its constructed out of Aircraft-grade aluminum.

It received a near perfect 4.8/5 stars and helpful reviews from Amazon shoppers.

Windows Stories April 10, 2015

Update (4/14 12:45pm): On-The-Go has launched its IndieGoGo campaign, if you’re interested in grabbing one they’ve got a number of different pledge options.

If you’re an avid follower of 9to5Toys (and we know that you are), you’re well aware of our love of battery packs, USB drives, MFi certification and all around gadgetry. It’s always interesting when companies set out to pair these things together, with varying degrees of success.

We’ve spotted something new today though, fittingly named On The Go, which aims to combine storage, charging, streaming, device tracking and more into a small package. The multi-functional connectivity on this thing is impressive, from iPhone to Android to Mac, it has everything covered… expand full story

Windows Stories February 13, 2015

expiredCanon All-in-One Inkjet Printer + Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 $60 shipped (~$180 value)

BuyDig has the Canon MG2520 All-in-One Inkjet Printer + Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 for $149.99. Adding it to the cart will drop the price down to $59.99 shipped.

The printer alone currently retails for $40 at Amazon, while Lightroom 5 typically goes for $140+ for the Windows/Mac disc version. So even if you don’t need the printer, this is some pretty substantial savings on the Adobe software.

This Canon MG 2520 printer features a hybrid ink system, up to 4800×600 dpi on color prints and has full scanning capabilities. Lightroom 5 is a highly-rated photo editing and management software designed for getting “the very best” out your images in post-production. It is available for both Windows and Mac OS X as a part of this bundle.

Looking for an upgraded printer? We’ve still got the Canon MG6620 + Lightroom or Elements/Premiere for $88.

Windows Stories January 13, 2015

expiredDrobo 4-Bay USB 3.0 NAS Storage Array $230 shipped (Reg. $299)

Adorama via eBay Daily Deals offers the Drobo 4-Bay USB 3.0 NAS Array (DDR3A21) for $229.99 shipped. This is a savings of $70 off the regular price and Amazon’s current listing, as well as the lowest that we can currently find it. This NAS is rated 3.8/5 stars by 36 Amazon customers.

The Drobo DDR3A21 features a four-bay storage hot-swappable system with USB 3.0, battery backup memory and supports RAID. Additionally, this NAS four 3.5-inch SATA hard drives for up to 24TB of storage and is compatible with Mac OS X and Windows.

Pack this NAS full of TBs with the highly-rated WD Red 6TB 3.5-inch hard drive for $266 each. These hard drives are designed specifically for use with NAS backup solutions and include a three-year limited warranty.

Windows Stories January 5, 2015

expiredCrucial M550 2.5-inch Internal Solid State Drives: 256GB $90 (Reg. $136), 512GB $167 (Reg. $249)

Amazon offers the Crucial M550 256GB 2.5-inch internal solid state drive (SSD) for $89.99 shipped. That’s a savings of nearly $47 off the regular price and the lowest that we can currently find it.

If you are in need of more storage, Newegg offers the 512GB version for $169.99. Promo code EMCAKAS32 brings the final price down to $164.99 plus $1.99 shipping. It also available from Amazon via Tiger Direct for $8 more. This is the lowest price that we have seen the 512GB version go for.

These SSDs are rated 4.7/5 stars by nearly 313 Amazon customers.

Features:

  • 550 MB/s sequential reads, 500 MB/s sequential writes, 95k random reads, 85k random writes
  • Download “massive” files in seconds rather than minutes
  • Compatible with PC and Mac systems
  • Encrypt and protect personal data against loss or theft

Windows Stories January 2, 2015

expiredAmazon Gold Box: up 51% off select H&R Block tax software w/ deals from $17

Today only as a part of its Gold Box, Amazon is offering 51% off select H&R Block tax preparation software. The Windows version of the software starts at $16.99 with electronic download while the Mac version is available for $21.99. Additionally, Amazon has the premium versions of the software as available which include state tax preparation and features for businesses as well.

H&R Block has serviced the United States since 1955, its tax software includes unlimited chat support while preparing a return, in-person audit at local offices to review your work and includes a “maximum refund guarantee”.

Windows Stories December 11, 2014

Logitech 720p HD Webcam w/ Widescreen Calling & Recording $15 (Reg. up to $40)

Update (12/14 11:35am): Price dropped to $14.99.

Best Buy via eBay has the Logitech C270 HD Webcam with 720p Widescreen Video Calling and Recording for $19.99 shipped (matched on Best Buy). That’s 50% under the original price, matching the best refurbished listings we can find, $7 below Amazon and matching the best price we’ve seen it go for.

Features:

  • Easy HD video calls on Skype, Windows Live Messenger
  • Fluid HD 720p video recording and video calling in 16:9 widescreen
  • Crisp 3 MP photos
  • Auto light correction, built-in noise-cancelling mic
  • Works with Windows-based PCs
  • Includes 5-ft. cable and 2-year limited hardware warranty

It has received a 4.4/5 star rating from over 650 Amazon customers and 4.5/5 from 275 Best Buy customers. 

While the feature list only mentions Windows-based systems, user reports (of which there are many) suggest it works just fine on Mac. In our own experience we found the C920 model to work on OS X right out of the box.

More from Logitech:

Hi-Def Yourself.

Logitech HD Webcam C270—making HD video calling simple. Say it bigger. Say it better. High definition 720p video in widescreen for picture quality that’s simply amazing.

Self-expression knows no bounds. It’s not just about video calls anymore. Video blog, stream, share, rant, rap, sing and dance with ease. Plus it works seamlessly with your favorite applications. The term ‘webcam’ doesn’t quite do it justice.

Video calling made easy 

Enjoy fluid HD 720p calls on Skype, Windows Live Messenger and Logitech Vid HD—the free, fast and fast easy way to see your loved ones face-to-face.

Simple to snap and send photos

Take vibrant 3-megapixel snapshots with just one click.

Comes with good lighting

With automatic light correction, you’ll get the best possible image—even if you make a video call in dim light.

Windows Stories December 1, 2014

expiredAdobe Photoshop Elements 13 for Mac/PC (DVD) $40 shipped (Reg. $100)

B&H Photo is offering Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 for Mac/PC (DVD) for $39.99 shipped. That’s a savings of $60 off the regular price and $10 better than Amazon where it is rated 3.9/5 stars by 44 customers.

We’ve already seen a few discounts on Adobe products during the holiday season, such as this $30 credit when you purchase a year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 is an organizational suite that can also edit and create photos into books, cards and more.

Windows Stories November 25, 2014

expiredSeagate 5TB Backup Plus USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive: $130 shipped (Reg. $150)

Newegg’s Ebay store offers the Seagate 5TB Backup Plus USB 3.0 external desktop hard drive for $129.99 shipped.  This is the lowest price that we’ve ever seen on a 5TB external hard drive, $10 better than Best Buy’s Black Friday price and $20 better than Amazon.

The Seagate 5TB Backup Plus features USB 3.0 connectivity, automatic backup capabilities and is compatible with both Mac and PCs. Over at Amazon, 428 users rate this external hard drive 4.1/5 stars.

Windows Stories November 22, 2014

expiredSeagate 5TB Backup Plus USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive from $130 shipped (Reg. $150)

Update (11/24 12:06pm): Newegg via eBay Daily Deals has it for $129.99 shipped. Amazon has the Seagate Backup Plus 5TB for $139.88 shipped.

Update (11/22 10:00am): Newegg offers the Seagate 5TB Backup Plus and the Seagate 4TB Expansion USB 3.0 desktop external hard drive for $239.98 shipped.

TigerDirect offers the Seagate 5TB Backup Plus USB 3.0 external desktop hard drive for $149.99 shipped. Using the instructions below, you’ll receive a coupon good for $15 off $100 or more bringing the final price down to $134.99 shipped. This is the lowest price that we’ve ever seen on a 5TB external hard drive, $5 better than Best Buy’s Black Friday price and $15 better than Amazon.

To collect your discount: enter your e-mail on the coupon code page and you’ll receive a special link in your inbox. Follow those instructions and you will receive a one-time discount good for $15 off any $100 TigerDirect purchase, which is good until the end of the year.

The Seagate 5TB Backup Plus features USB 3.0 connectivity, automatic backup capabilities and is compatible with both Mac and PCs.

Over at Amazon, 428 users rate this external hard drive 4.1/5 stars.

Windows Stories November 21, 2014

expiredIntel 730 Series 2.5-inch Solid State Drives: 240GB $110 (orig. $270), 480GB $200 (orig. $500)

Newegg is offering the Intel 730 Series 2.5-inch 240GB Solid State Drive (SSD) for $109.99 shipped. That’s a savings of $160 off the original list price, $30 better than Amazon and the lowest that we could currently find it. They also have the 480GB model for $199.99 shipped, which is also the lowest price we saw and $52 better than Amazon.

These highly-rated SSDs feature read/write speeds of up to 550Mbps and 470Mbps respectively, in addition to being RAID compatible. They include a five year warranty from Intel.

Newegg is even throwing in a free Intel skull cap with your purchase.

Windows Stories September 30, 2014

SteelSeries, long known for its gaming accessories, has completely refreshed its line of Siberia headsets. With a focus on providing a variety of styles and designs at different price points, SteelSeries is making sure every gamer has an option. There are four models in the Siberia line of headsets, beginning at $59.99 and rising up to $199.99.

Each model is specifically designed for a different gamer, from casual to hardcore. The entry-level model RAW Prism brings the price down in an attempt to get users to enter the market. At $59.99 this model fits in nicely with other headphones we have seen designed for entry-level gaming. The included software allows for full customization of audio profiles, as well as the ability to change the color of the illuminated ring on the set.

Head below the fold for video and to learn about the other models and pricing.

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