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Broken Laptop

File these under: epic FAILS. Let's face it, accidents happen, and sometimes, they involve your laptop. For example, this person somehow managed to break their space key in half, but decided to use staples to patch things up, or at least just enough to place it back on. Other examples include: Click here to view a few bonus disasters.

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Acer Aspire E 15 Gaming Laptop

The Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575-33BM 15.6" Gaming Laptop may not have top-of-the-line specs, but it's more than enough to play the latest titles, and a pre-order is being offered for only $349.99 shipped, this weekend only, originally $499.99. Some features include: a 7th Generation Intel Core i3-7100U Processor (2.4GHz, 3MB L3 cache), a 15.6" Full HD Widescreen ComfyView LED-backlit Display, 4GB of DDR4 Memory, and a 1TB 5400RPM HDD. Product page. Continue reading for a video of this laptop running Fallout 4, and some additional information.

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HooToo Wireless Travel Router

HooToo's TripMate Sith is an all-in-one wireless travel router, and it's being offered for only $39.99, today only, originally $109.99. Instantly convert a wired network into wireless, or you can bridge an existing wireless network to create your own secure Wi-Fi network. This device also can be used as a 10400mAh power bank (5V/2.1A), which can be used to charge most smartphones up to 3-times. Product page. Continue reading for a full video review and more information.

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SanDisk 1TB SDXC

SanDisk has officially unveiled the world's first 1TB SDXC card, perfect for 4K / 8K videos, virtual reality, 360° footage, and surveillance systems. "Sixteen years ago we introduced the first SanDisk 64MB SD card and today we are enabling capacities of 1TB. Over the years our goal has remained the same; continue to innovate and set the pace for the imaging industry. The SanDisk 1TB SD card prototype represents another significant achievement as growth of high-resolution content and capacity-intensive applications such as virtual reality, video surveillance and 360 video, are progressing at astounding rates," said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product management, Content Solutions Business Unit, Western Digital. Expect to shell out upwards of $800 for each card when it's released. Continue reading for a "How It's Made" segment on SD cards.

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Acer 21 X Gaming Laptop

For serious PC gamers who love traveling, consider picking up Acer's Predator 21 X when it's released early next year. At 17-pounds, the $5,000+ laptop features a sleek 21-inch curved display, dual GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs, 64GB of RAM, 5 storage (SSD) drives, 4 speakers, 2 subwoofers, a built-in mechanical keyboard, 2 power supplies, 5 system fans and 8 heatpipes for cooling. That's not all, you also get a Tobii eye-tracking camera so you can aim by simply looking at enemies. Click here for some bonus hands-on images of the 21 X. Continue reading for two hands-on videos straight from IFA Berlin 2016.

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SanDisk Portable SSD

SanDisk's Extreme 500 Portable SSD 240GB is four times faster than traditional portable hard drives, and it's being offered for only $93.50 shipped, today only, originally $151.28. This high-speed SSD with read speeds of up to 415MB/s is up to 4X faster than a portable hard disk drive so you can move your files in a flash. It also has no moving parts to break and comes with 128-bit AES encryption software to ensure your files are secure wherever you go. Product page. Continue reading for another full video review and more information.

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Corsair Gaming K70

Corsair Gaming's K70 LUX Mechanical Keyboard is highly touted and being offered for just $99.99 shipped, today only, originally $119.99. Featuring an aircraft-grade anodized brushed aluminum frame for superior durability, advanced lighting control and large font keycaps. CUE support enables advanced macro and lighting programming for virtually unlimited game customization. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

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HP Ascetic

It's better to be safe than sorry, and that's why many laptop owners purchase sleeves, bags or cases to protect them. HP's Ascetic is not only designed to be luxurious, but it transforms into a tank-like briefcase of sorts when closed, eliminating the need for other protection. The entire device appears to be coated in Rose Gold, and boasts Steampunk-inspired keyboard keys to top things off. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Seiki 4K Ultra HD TV

Seiki's 42-inch SE42UM 4K Ultra HDTV doubles as a massive computer display, and it's being offered for just $349.99 shipped, today only, originally $499.99. This display is capable of 3840 x 2160 panel resolution with 60 Hz refresh rate to provide the next level in 4K picture quality and performance. It also features advanced direct-lit LED backlight technology for superior contrast, rich colors, and high brightness video performance. Product page. Continue reading for a full unboxing and overview video.

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Fingernail Thumb Drive

SanDisk's Ultra Fit 128GB is the world's smallest USB 3.0 flash drive, and it's being offered for only $23.99, today only, originally $39.99. Now you can transfer a full‐length movie in less than 30 seconds, enjoy write speeds up to 15 times faster than standard USB 2.0 drives and count on ever‐present storage that is designed to stay put. This small, low-profile flash drive is designed as plug-and-stay storage for laptops, tablets, TVs, gaming consoles, car audio systems, and more. Product page. Continue reading for another video overview and more information.

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