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Toshiba Canvio Basics

Toshiba's Canvio Basics 1TB Portable HDD offers plenty of space for all your files, and can be picked up for just $49.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $99.99. Powered directly from the USB port on your PC, it offers easy add-on storage with no software installation necessary and the simplicity of plug-and-play operation. Product page. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Solu Computer

Entrepreneur Kristoffer Lawson says computers haven't changed much in 20 years because it's still a box and screen. However, there still wasn't something portable, more powerful than a tablet, and designed to be plugged into any desktop screen with a new kind of operating system that connects more fluidly to your contacts. Introducing Solu. This four-inch wide wooden block not only packs an edge-to-edge touchscreen display, but inside, there's a powerful 2.3GHz processor. You can used it as is, or pair the device with a keyboard and 4K display - the Solu acts as an input device instead of a mouse when paired in this manner. Continue reading for more pictures and the Kickstarter page.

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220-Volt Flash Drive

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If you're looking to destroy a computer in an unsuspecting manner, USB killer v2.0 by YouTube user "Dark Purple" should do the trick. This USb drive boasts a DC-to-DC converter that charges a set of capacitors concealed within its casing. Once plugged in to a functional port, the energy is then redirected back into the device as a 220-volt electric surge repeatedly, until the hardware completely fails. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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Gaming PC in a Desk

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We all know that Apple, Dell, HP, etc. make great computers, but none built directly into a desk. So, custom PC builder Deblow decided to spend $6,800 to make his own. Powering this LED-lit beast is CPU an Intel i7-5820k 3.3-GHz 6-Core processor, an ASUS Sabertooth X99 motherboard, 32GB of Avexir Blitz 1.1 (DDR4) RAM, ASUS R9-295x2 graphics, a Cooler Master: V1200 Platinum Power Supply Unit, Cooler Master: Jet flow 120s + Cooler Master Silencio FP120 PWM fans, WD Green 6TB + 1TB / Seagate Barracudas x2 2TB hard drives, Samsung EVO850s 250GB SSD and more. Continue reading for part 2 and part 3 of the build videos, as well as more pictures.

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Lexar MicroSDXC

Lexar's 64GB High-Performance MicroSDXC 633x Card with USB 3.0 Reader Flash Memory Card Reader is great for anyone looking to add Class 10 speed storage, and you can pick one up for $31.99, today only, originally priced at $94.99. The cards are speed rated at Class 10, and leverage UHS-I technology to deliver a transfer speed up to 633x (95MB/s). These premium memory solutions give you the speed and capacity you need to capture, transfer, and share more adventures on the go. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video review and test.

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AMD Athlon X4 860K Black Edition

AMD's Athlon X4 860K Black Edition CPU lets you turbocharge your gaming PC without breaking the bank, as you can pick one up for $59 shipped, today only, originally priced at $161.18. When combined with superior AMD Radeon discrete graphics card, systems based on the AMD Athlon processor deliver a vivid visual experience, superior multi-tasking, and exceptional digital media performance with next-generation energy efficiency. Product page. Continue reading for a video demonstration of the CPU running Call of Duty Advanced Warfare on Ultimate settings.

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Computer Workstation Battlestation Setups

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Computer modding may not be as popular as it once was, but there are still plenty of enthusiasts who piece together custom workstations, like the one you see above. This particular system features an Intel i7-5960X (4.5-GHz), 32GB of DDR4 Ripjaw IV @ 2666MHz RAM, an ASUS ROG Rampage Extreme X99 motherboard, XFX AMD R9 295X2 graphics, four Kingston HyperX 120GB SSDs + 1TB Seagate Barracuda Captain 360 Cooler for the CPU, and an ASUS VN247 display. If you're a laptop user that wants a desktop at home, there's always the option of picking up something like Henge Docks. Continue reading for more.

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SanDisk 240GB SSD

SanDisk's Internal 240GB SSD Plus is the perfect upgrade for anyone looking to supercharge their computer on a budget, as it can be picked up for $69.99 shipped, today only, originally $114.99. With read speeds of up to 520 MB/s, this solid state drive (SSD) performs up to 23 times faster than a typical hard disk drive. You'll appreciate faster startups, shutdowns, data transfers, and application response times than with a typical hard disk drive. Product page. Continue reading for an actual read / write speed test video.

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Toshiba Canvio Portable HDD

Toshiba's Canvio Connect II 2TB Portable Hard Drive takes portable storage to the next level, complete with secure remote access, local / cloud backup and the ability to share and stream your content, all for $79.99 shipped, today only, originally $189. With the mobile feature on the Canvio Connect you can access and share even if you leave it at home. As long as it's hooked up to your computer, you can get to your photos, music, movies and even massive files from any PC, smartphone or tablet over the Internet. Product page. Continue reading for a video unboxing and more information.

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Sol Solar-Powered Laptop

WeWi Telecommunications Inc. has developed an innovative solar-powered laptop that can run for 10-hours continuously on a single charge - takes only 2-hours to fully charge. Featuring fold-out solar panels, it can be used in off-grid areas and countries where access to electricity is limited. The $350 laptop features a 1.86GHz dual-core Intel Atom D2500 processor, 2GB of RAM (4GB maximum), a Seagate 320GB SATA HDD, GMA3600 integrated graphics, 3.0-megapixel webcam, and a 13.3-inch LCD screen. It also sports a USB port, HDMI, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, an audio jack and SD card expansion. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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