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HH Hot Deals of the Day: Logitech KB, Dell Ultra-Thin, Lenovo SFF PC, Sennheiser HeadphonesOur friends at LogicBuy have sent over another fresh batch of HOT deals for you all this morning. On the menu today, we have Alienware’s slick m11x gaming notebook, an iGo pocket projector, a great price on OCZ’s 120GB Vertex 2 SSD (less than $1 per GB!), and a Cisco / Linksys dual-band broadband router...

11.6" Alienware m11x Core i7-640UM 1.2GHz Dual-core Gaming Laptop w/4GB RAM, 320GB HDD & 1GB GeForce GT 335M for $800 with free shipping

iGo Pico UP-2020 Pocket Projector for $129 with free shipping

120GB OCZ Vertex Plus OCZSSD2-1VTXPL120G 2.5" SATA II SSD for $110 with free shipping

Linksys E4200 Simultaneous Dual Band Wireless-N 4-Port Gigabit Router for $120 with free shipping

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That is another amazing deal on the ocz!!!! I'm in the market for a new router as well and was just looking at reviews of the e4200. Does anyone have a dual band n that they recommend?

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I agree another great deal on an SSD :)

Drake in all honesty dual band does not do much for most people since most devices are not supporting the 5ghz band and the range on the 5ghz band is much more limited than the 2.4ghz. But if you are in the market for one I really enjoy my Netgear WNDR3700 and the E4200 has some good reviews on CNET etc.

The Netgeart N900/WNDR4500 is the updated version of the router I am using WNDR3700

http://www.netgear.com/home/products/wirelessrouters/ultimate-performance/WNDR4500.aspx

 

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"Agree with everyone else, even though its Sata 2, its still wicked fast, but best of all, a 120GB SSD for $110? Thats insane. thats less than a Dollar per GB, theres no reason now, that anyone cant make the move to an SSD, especially one of this caliber and size."

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gazd1 replied on Thu, Sep 29 2011 1:42 PM

Yeah! The OCZ 120GB SSD is cheap enough, but I think that the router is a better buy for me.

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The netgear 4500 is a bit out of my price range. How do you like the 3700? I was looking at the netgear 3700 and the Asus RT-N56U. Now the e4200 because of this deal. I was really leaning towards the asus because of the great reviews it got and because it's usb ports put out enough power to run a portable hard drive.

Stupid question, how do you know if you can use the 5ghz band? I just assumed newer devices would be able to. I also just assumed the dual band would be a bit more future proof.

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rrplay replied on Thu, Sep 29 2011 2:29 PM

Prices on a 120 GB SSD from OCZ are the kind of deals I like to see ! :)

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Marco C replied on Thu, Sep 29 2011 2:51 PM

I second Omega's sentiments--the new Netgear WNDR4500 seems like an AWESOME router. I was talking with Netgear about it a couple of weeks ago. It's not just a simple update. New amplifiers, 3x3 antenna array, higher output--should be great. With that said, unless you've got devices using 5GHz capable controllers, there's no need for dual-band.

If you're looking for an affordable, fast, router, and don't need 5GHz, the Asus RT-N16 with DD-WRT installed is my choice currently. That's what I use. But I want one of those Netgears. :)

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AKwyn replied on Thu, Sep 29 2011 3:02 PM

Eh. The 120GB SSD is a good deal for those able to effectively use the 120GB but 30 games is the max you can put on the drive, and that's taking into account the number of gigabytes these modern games usually take. Give me an SATA II 250GB SSD for cheap and I'll be satisfied.

The router is the best deal here, I mean have you ever seen a router look that awesome? The notebook is the second best deal because even though it's a Dell, it's still got everything you need to get you through the day.

 

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@Drake I am loving the WNDR3700 I have, I live in a old house in a city and the range is good enough for me to pick it up on the other side of my neighbors house with my cellphone Stick out tongue (The houses are close together).

I don't have too many devices that support 5GHZ but the ones that do work well enough within range which is a ton smaller than the 2.4ghz signal, and only reaches probably 3/4 of the house.

It also does support WW-DRT but i found it to be a bit buggy with this particular router.

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blah310 replied on Thu, Sep 29 2011 3:29 PM

I agree about the router. It certainly is one of the best looking routers i have ever seen!
However, you have to admit that the 120 GB SSD is definitely a good deal! You don't generally see one at such a low price! And I think 30 games is more then an efficient amount to consider the purchase.

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Thanks for the info guys. Maybe I'll stick it out for a few more months and see if the 4500 comes down in price a bit, I rock a trendnet n450 and haven't been pleased. It's been dropping signal like crazy lately. I just looked up more info about the 4500 it does look pretty slick.

Thanks again for the help.

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digitaldd replied on Fri, Sep 30 2011 10:08 AM

Is that a Vertex 2 or a Vertex Plus? http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1068616&CatId=5300 its been the same price for a few weeks now. Also keep in mind its a $20 mail-in rebate from TigerDirect.

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acarzt replied on Fri, Sep 30 2011 11:23 AM

Dang! I just bought that router! I think I paid like $150 for it :-(

Anyway... I like it. It has it's pros and cons.

I think my older G only router was blasting the 2.4Ghz band a lot louder because now I seem to be getting more interference from neighbors and the microwave :-(

It has the ability to hop around to different channels but it hasn't seemed to make a difference. I may just need to play around with setting the channel.

The 5Ghz band seems to work great, altho I only have 1 device in the house that uses the 5Ghz band lol

I'm pretty sure I have 40Mhz channels turned off for 2.4Ghz also... It was getting slower speeds when it was in auto, so I set it to 20mhz channels only.

The internet was a little bit slower until I enabled port triggering, and now my internet is faster than it was before. It took a bit of configuring to get everything running up to snuff on the 2.4Ghz channel.

But 5Ghz works pretty well!

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