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Best Buy Ad 1990s

For $1998 back in October, 1994, you could have purchased a Packard Bell 486DX2/50MHz computer system with 720MB hard drive, 4MB of RAM, 2x CD-ROM drive, 16-bit stereo sound card, Canon Bubble Jet printer, and a 14-inch Super VGA monitor. If you didn't already know, Best Buy was founded by Richard M. Schulze and Gary Smoliak in 1966 as an audio specialty store. In 1983, it was renamed and rebranded with more emphasis placed on consumer electronics. Continue reading to see the rest of this circular - SNES and SEGA Genesis included.

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Logitech K400 Plus

Logitech's Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 Plus is great for internet-connected TVs, streaming boxes, as well as tablets, and you can get one for $18.99, today only, originally priced at $39.99. Long wireless range and battery life give you relaxed control of your TV-connected computer, without the hassle and clutter of multiple devices. Comfortable, quiet keys and a large touchpad make navigating entertainment easy. And setup is a snap thanks to the tiny, plug-and-play Unifying receiver. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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NVIDIA GTX 1080

Behold, the all-new NVIDIA GTX 1080 graphics card, which is touted as being more powerful than the Titan X. At $599, it boasts a new GPU Pascal microarchitecture combined with a TSMC 16nm FinFET manufacturing process, as well as faster Micron GDDR5X memory, resulting in an incredible 10Gbps memory pipe. The GTX 1080 is expected to hit 9 TFLOPS of performance from a chip based around 7.2 billion transistors - the Titan X hits 7 TFLOPS from its 8 billion transistors. Continue reading for two more videos and information. Click here for more pictures of the 1080.

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Computer Server Cabling

If you've ever been inside a poorly organized datacenter, you'll know just how satisfying it is to come across one that has neatly organized cables. The picture above is a prime example, and for some, just looking at it could even be a form of relaxation. That is just one of the many oddly satisfying images we've rounded up for you today. Others include: perfectly formed pancakes, unmelted snow in the shadows, and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.

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Cooler Master NotePal Laptop Cooler

Cooler Master's NotePal X-Slim Silent Laptopg Cooling Pad is great for travel, work, or just everyday use, and it's being offered for just $4.90 after rebate, originally priced at $19.99. It features a silent 160 mm fan that generates 70 CFM of airflow to deliver cool air to your laptop's heated chassis. Standing only 46 mm at its highest setting and weighing a mere 1.5 lbs, X-Slim is both thin and lightweight, making it easy to take with you on the go. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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Apple eMac

Curved/labs unveils the "eMac", which is essentially an iPad Pro in desktop form, running OS X. One main difference is that it includes a front-facing dual camera for 3D image capture scanning, while offering built-in stereo speakers. If these concepts were to ever become a reality, expect it to be available in silver, space grey, gold, rose gold, and blue aluminum colors. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny video game pictures and computer setups gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of downhill skateboarding, without the skateboard.

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Kangaroo Pro PC

The Kangaroo Mobile Desktop Pro is basically a $199 Windows 10 PC that fits in your pocket or bag. Unlike its predecessor, this one comes bundled with a Dock Pro, which sports a 1 x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0 / VGA / HDMI / Ethernet ports, a 2.5-inch hard drive bay and an audio port. . Connect wirelessly or via Ethernet into your home network for media streaming or Xbox game streaming into any room. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

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SanDisk Ultra 64GB microSDXC

SanDisk's Ultra 64GB microSDXC UHS-1 Card with Adapter is perfect for all your mobile devices - cameras, smartphones, etc. - and it's being offered for just $17.99, today only, originally $59.99. Transfer pictures and videos from the card to your PC at a no-wait rate of up to 80MB/s. The SanDisk Memory Zone app makes it easy to view, access, and back up your files from your phone's memory. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

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Crucial Laptop Memory

Crucial's 8GB Single DDR3 1600 MT/s Laptop Memory is the perfect upgrade for any system, and you can pick one up for just $25.99, today only, originally $88.99. It is dual voltage and can operate at 1.35V or 1.5V. It is Unbuffered and is non-ECC. It conforms to the industry standard SODIMM layout of 204 pins and is compatible with computers that take DDR3 SODIMM memory. Product page. Continue reading for a video on how to choose the right RAM, along with more information.

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HP M477 Wireless Printer

There are plenty of wireless laser color printers, but how many can not only print 4x more pages than standard cartridges, but also minimize time spent on scheduled maintenance? Meet the HP Color LaserJet Pro M477. Built for both business and personal users alike, it offers fast, easy scanning, easy mobile printing, and lots more, all at a very affordable price. Are all these features worth the money? We think so...continue reading to read our review.

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