updated 09:45 am EDT, Fri July 18, 2014
MacNN and Electronista staff deals for July 18, 2014
Yes, its that time again! Time for another episode of "Friday Deals!" Every Friday, we're going to take a look at sales, and bring you what we think are some of the best bargains on prime apps, gadgets, and peripherals for you, the discriminating MacNN and Electronista reader. All prices are verified at the time of publication, but any sales may not be valid if you're reading a few days down the line. Check pricing before you click buy!
Newegg has the Western Digital 4TB My Book Desktop USB 3.0 external drive on sale for $150. A $20.00 promo code "EMCPCWC229" lowers the price to $130 with free shipping -- this price is better than the bare drive alone in most cases.
If you're in the market for a speedy i7-based laptop, Ebay deals has the refurbished Asus 15.6-inch GT745M, with i7-4500U, a 1TB hard drive, and 8GB RAM on sale for $589. This is at least $100 less than the next higher price we've found for this laptop.
Dell Home has the 4K Dell P2815Q 28-inch LED LCD Monitor for $405 after coupon code "?WDVNK$9S8XMCX" is applied. This is a new monitor, and features 3840x2160 (consumer 4K) resolution, DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, and HDMI. This is the lowest price we've seen on this monitor by $110.
It's thunderstorm season! Amazon has the BlkBox Portable Folding Solar Kit charger for sale for $23, a markdown of over $50. Recharge anything that uses a USB cable for power.
Got some cracks and crevices in Wi-Fi coverage? Newegg has a refurbished Netgear WN2000RPT-100NAR wireless range extender for $20. Coupon code "EMCPCWC68" cuts it to $15, the lowest price we've seen for this.
OS X image editing app Pixelmator is on sale at the Mac App Store. The much-lauded app is on sale for $15, cut from $30 for a limited time. If you didn't get it in a bundle years ago, now's the time!
The Paragon Software group has announced the Paragon HFS for Windows 8 Free Edition. The package is a driver that provides full read-write access to HFS+/HFSX partitions on any type of disks under Windows 8 or 8.1. It boasts full compatibility with Apple Boot Camp and works great with externals.
Earlier this week, we mentioned that turn-based shooter Frozen Synapse is in the middle of a drastic sale. The iPad 2-compatible and previously $10 title has been marked down to $1.
In the same vein, strategic tank warfare turn-based strategy title Panzer Corps has been cut to $10, from $20. Don't let "turn based" or the price of the latter game scare you away -- both are incredibly deep strategic titles and worth a look for gamers looking for a complex strategic experience on Jobs' magic tablet.
Game-maker Aspyr is currently running Civilization Week with great savings on all of Aspyr's Civilization IV and Civilization V collections. All titles are between 50 and 75 percent off, a genuine steal for fans of the genre. Among the bargains are Sid Meier's Civilization IV: The Complete Edition for $15 (half off); Civilization V: The Complete Edition for $16.50 (a 67 percent savings), Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods and Kings at $15 (50 percent discount), and Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World for just $7.50 (75 percent off).