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Computer Deals of the Week: April 29, 2016

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In the market for a new PC? How about a hard drive? A sleek Windows tablet to carry around campus? Regardless of what you’re looking for, this list rounds up the best of the best deals this week and confines them into one neatly wrapped package.

HP Envy 750se with GTX 980Ti graphics card

Sale price: $1,135

Original price: $1,472

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If you don’t want to go through the trouble of building your own PC, this may be your most affordable alternative, all while retaining similarly high specs. Starting at $850, HP’s Envy 750se is a fairly capable rig on its own, but for a substantially higher cost, you can get one with a hardy GTX 980Ti graphics card, an i7-6700 CPU, 2TB of HDD space, and 16GB of DDR4 RAM.

HP Spectre x360 with i7 Skylake processor

Sale price: $1,000

Original price: $1,300

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Bill Roberson/Digital Trends

A capable 2-in-1 at an affordable price isn’t hard to come by these days, unless you’re talking a Windows 10 tablet with the latest and most powerful consumer CPU tech. The HP Spectre x360 isn’t the most remarkable device for $1,300, but a $1,000 2-in-1 PC with an i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, 512GB of SSD storage, and a 13.3-inch 1080p display puts the MacBook to shame.

Jide Remix Mini

Sale price: $50

Original price: $90

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The Jide Remix Mini wants to revolutionize the home computing experience by adding something a little more familiar to those glued to their smartphones: Android OS. The tiny PC is one of the first to optimize Google’s operating system for mouse and keyboard and probably the closest anyone has come to perfecting that feat. It boasts a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 16GB of flash storage, and 2GB of memory, for the newly low price of $50.

WD 2TB USB 3.0 external HDD

Sale price: $70

Original price: $130

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Storage isn’t cheap, especially when you don’t care for excessive power adapters and bulky external casing. With a portable hard drive, however, you don’t have to worry about any of that getting in the way of your work.

Refurbished Microsoft Surface 3 128GB w/ 4G LTE

Sale price: $350

Original price: $900

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You may want to act fast on this one because experienced eBay seller “mobilepros1” only has limited quantities available now, and it’s an increasingly popular deal, for good reason. At only $350, you can get a Surface 3 with full Windows 10, a 128GB SSD, and 4G LTE service — a $900 value. Keep in mind, though, that this isn’t the Surface Pro 3, so you’re getting an Intel Atom processor instead of a full-on Intel Core chip.

Dell 21.5-inch 1080p LCD monitor

Sale price: $90

Original price:$160

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For nearly half off its list price, the Dell SE2216H is a pretty good deal. It doesn’t bring anything outside the ordinary to the table — 1080p resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, 12ms response time, HDMI/VGA ports — but hey, it’s cheap right now, so act soon if you need a new monitor without any of the fancy extras.

AOC 28-inch 4K monitor

Sale price: $300

Original price: $450

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On the other hand, if you do want the luxury specs of a higher end monitor, this deal might be more appetizing. A 3,840 x 2160 resolution, 1ms response time, and 170-degree horizontal/160 vertical viewing angles gives you a top of the line pixel density at a modest cost.

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