Best Cyber Monday SSD Deals You Can Still Get
As we’ve said elsewhere, the price of SSDs is crashing, making this a fantastic time to buy. So, in the few hours of Cyber Monday there are left, you can still get some incredible deals on 1, 2 or even 4TB SSDs. Here are some of the best below.
2TB SSDs: The Price / Capacity Sweet Spot
1TB SSDs: Good for Budget
4TB SSDs: Splurge for High Capacity
Save on USB, Video Cables You Know You’ll Need
Cyber Monday is a great time to stock up on essentials that aren’t glamorous but you know that you need. Case in point: you probably need at least one more USB cable (who doesn’t?). There are some great savings to be had on USB and video (DisplayPort and HDMI) cables. We’ve got some examples below.
- JSAUX USB-C to USB-C (60W) 3-pack (10-ft, 6.6-ft, 3.3-ft): now $10 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $16.99): I have bought a number of JSAUX cables over the years and they have all worked really well and been very sturdy. In fact, I bought this very set of cables and use them routinely to charge my laptop and phone. These are an attractive blue color, braided and have a nice rubber bendy part on the connector. Not very fast for data (USB 2.0), but great for charging.
- JSAUX USB-C to USB-A 2-pack (6.6-ft): now $6 at Amazon (was $10). This is a nice set of red, braided cables that will do fast charging for your phone.
- JSAUX USB-C to USB-C (60W) 2-pack (6.6-ft): now $6 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $9). These are also braided and tough but a boring gray color. However, this is a nice deal.
- JSAUX USB-A to microUSB 3-pack (3.3-ft, 6.6-ft, 10-ft): now $9 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $11). A good set of cables for charging older-style tablets or working with some single-board computer (Raspberry Pi) or microcontroller boards.
- JSAUX HDMI 2.1 (10-ft), 2 pack: now $11 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $17). You’ll need this for your TV or monitor.
- Cable Matters DisplayPort 1.4 (6-ft): now $9 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $14). Good for most monitors and GPUs, unless you’re running at faster than 4K 144 Hz or 8K 60 Hz.
- Cable Matters USB-C to DisplayPOrt 1.4 (6-ft): now $15 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $20). You need this if you have a laptop that outputs video over USB-C.
- UGreen micro HDMI to HDMI (3-ft): now $6 at Amazon (opens in new tab) (was $10). This is the cable you need if you’re trying to plug your Raspberry Pi 4 into a TV or monitor because the Pi 4 only has micro HDMI out.
Crucial P3 4 TB SSD Now $259
• Crucial P3 4 TB SSD: now $259 at Amazon (was $349)
The Crucial P3 SSD comes in a range of capacities including 500 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB but this offer is for the 4 TB model. Anyone looking to upgrade the storage on their machine should take a close look at this offer at Amazon. All of the drives in this line have an M.2 2280 form factor and use the Phison E21T controller.
We reviewed this drive when it debuted and found it to be fairly mid-range over all but this discount makes it a more noteworthy investment. It has a read/write speed of 3500 / 3000 Mbps. The purchase is supported by Amazon’s 30-day return policy as well as a limited 5-year warranty from Micron that voids should the drive reach 800 TBW.
The Best Wireless Mouse is at its Best Prices
The Logitech MX Master series of wireless productivity mice is very popular among the Tom’s Hardware staff. At least three of our editors use MX Master mice (of various verisons) as their daily drivers at home and / or the office, because these mice just make us more comfortable and productive.
What we love about the MX Master mice is that they are extremely customizable, they have a special scroll wheel that switches from smooth to ratcheted scrolling at will, they can switch among up to three devices via Bluetooth / 2.4 GHz and they provide flawless navigation around the desktop. They even have a secondary, thumb wheel you can use for horizontal scrolling, zooming in and out of documents or raising and lowering your PC’s volume, among other tasks.
Logitech’s Logi Options+ software, which works with any of the MX Master mice, is one of the best peripheral apps we’ve ever used. It allows you to custom configure which each of the mouse’s 7 buttons and two scroll wheels does and to have that behavior change depending on which app you’re using. For example, I have my MX Master 3S configured to use its side scroller as a zoom control in Photoshop and Chrome, but as a horizontal scroll wheel in Excel.
Right now, three different models of the MX Master are on sale for Cyber Monday, with prices ranging from $44 to $94. Considering that the MSRP on these mice is $99, these are good deals.
Let’s start by talking about the best of the deals, the MX Master 3 is just $69 right now at Dell.com, reduced from $99. That matches the lowest price we’ve ever seen it selling for.
The MX Master 3 is nearly identical to its successor, the 3S. Both look identical and have the same exact button layout and feel. The only differences are that the MX Master 3S has different switches that give its buttons a quieter click, that goes up to 8,000 DPI instead of 4,000 DPI and that it comes with a Logi Bolt 2.4-GHz receiver instead of a Logitech unifying receiver dongle (both do the same thing).
If you really like the quiet clicks or going up to 8,000 DPI (which would make your pointer so fast that only the Flash could navigate with it), the MX Master 3S is on $94 at Amazon, a $5 discount. I have used both the MX Master 3 and 3S and I click the softer click on the 3S but most folks wouldn’t care or might even prefer the harder click on the 3.
Finally, the MX Master 2S is going for $44 at Lenovo.com (opens in new tab) . The MX Master 2S has a similar layout to the others, but its thumb (back and forward) buttons are on top of each other, which can take some getting used to. It also doesn’t have as good of a feel in its scroll wheel as the newer models.
Nvidia RTX 2060 is just $179
Asus’ take on the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060, the Dual OC, is $179 on Amazon. This is the lowest we’ve ever seen an RTX 2060, period. (Note that this price isn’t always taking Amazon’s top box. If you don’t see it, check other sellers!)
The RTX 2060 is still a decent mid-range GPU, performing a few percent ahead of the RTX 3060 in both ray-traced and rasterized games, as long as you don’t exceed the VRAM.
Turing’s been around since 2018, and the RTX 2060 launched in 2019. This might be the last deal of its kind, and we don’t expect it to last too long.
Drop Your Spare NVMe SSD in Asus’ Aluminum RGB Enclosure for $36
Of the many enclosures we tested recently for our Best SSD and Hard Drive Enclosures page, Asus’ ROG Strix Arion stuck out for a few things, good and bad. On the plus side, its sci-fi-like metal shell looks good and feels quite solid. Plus there’s RGB and everyone loves RGB right? Right!?! The main downside was price, but now the once $59 Arion enclosure is on sale for Cyber Monday at Amazon for a more palatable $36 — 39% off.
The enclosure supports 2280/2260/2242/2230 M.2 SSD sizes, and getting into it is fairly easy, by poking an included SIM card-like tool (or a bent paperclip or safety pin) through a hole in one end of the drive. If you need a drive to put in the enclosure, be sure to check our Cyber Monday SSD Deals page.
And it supports speeds up to 10 Gbps and includes USB-A and USB-C cables. Just remember this only supports NVMe drives (sorry SATA), and note that we weren’t able to control the lighting with Asus’ software. So if you want to transfer your files without lights, you’ll have to look elsewhere.
Logitech G Pro League of Legends Gear on Sale
If you’re a League of Legends fan — or if you can look past the League of Legends branding — GameStop has some excellent deals on Logitech G PRO peripherals right now.
The Logitech G Pro League of Legends wireless gaming mouse is currently just $49, which is a discount of approximately 62% off the listed price of $129. The lowest we’ve seen the regular Logitech G Pro wireless go on sale for is $79 — so this is still 38% cheaper.
The Logitech G Pro is an ultra lightweight wireless mouse that weighs just 2.8 ounces/80g (note that this is not the Logitech G Pro X Superlight mouse, which weighs 2.12 ounces/60g). It features Logitech’s Hero 25K sensor which has a maximum DPI of 25,600, a tracking speed of up to 400 IPS, and up to 40g of acceleration.
Design-wise, it features customizable RGB lighting and has between 4 and 8 programmable buttons: the G Pro has an ambidextrous form factor with two removable buttons on both sides. The mouse is rated for 60 hours of battery life (48 with lighting turned on), and connects via Logitech’s “Lightspeed” low-latency 2.4GHz wireless technology.
The Logitech G Pro League of Legends wired mechanical gaming keyboard is also on sale for just $59 right now — 54% off of its listed price of $129. This TKL keyboard is the same slate blue as the League of Legends mouse, with gold detailing and “League of Legends” stamped across the top.
The regular G Pro keyboard is currently on sale at Amazon for $84, which is still a decent discount of 35% off the listed price. The lowest we’ve seen the regular version go recently is $78, so the League of Legends edition is still 24% cheaper.
The G Pro League of Legends wired mechanical gaming keyboard comes with Logitech GX Brown (tactile) switches and features a detachable micro USB cable for convenience. It has RGB backlighting and 12 programmable F-keys, which can be programmed using Logitech’s G HUB software.
The Logitech G Pro X League of Legends gaming headset is on sale for $59, which is 54% off its listed price of $129. This is the lowest price it’s been, but it’s not the only time it’s been this low — we did see the regular G Pro X headset on sale for the same price a few days ago at Amazon.
The G Pro X gaming headset is a wired gaming headset with Logitech’s Pro-G 50mm drivers. It comes with two sets of ear pads (leatherette and velour), a detachable microphone featuring Blue Vo!ce technology, and an external USB DAC (sound card) for excellent audio no matter what you’re plugged into. It also comes with PC and phone cables, a PC Y-splitter, and a carrying case. It’s a great headset at this price, but it’s not quite as enticing of a deal as the mouse or keyboard.
This Refurbished Chromebook is Only $59
Not everyone needs a gaming PC — some people just need… any PC. This restored (refurbished) Samsung Chromebook 4 (model XE310XBA-K01US) is currently on sale for just $59 at Walmart. That’s right, $59. You can grab an entire computer (well, a Chromebook) for less than a new AAA video game.
It’s not the best Chromebook on the market, obviously — the Chromebook 4 was first introduced in 2019, after all, and this is also a refurb — but it is definitely the cheapest.
The Chromebook 4 features an 11.6-inch HD LED display (1366 x 768), an Intel Celeron N4020 processor, 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, and a 32GB SSD. It runs Chrome OS and has Gigabit Wi-Fi, built-in stereo speakers, a USB-C port, and a combo headphone/mic jack. It weighs 2.6 pounds and boasts up to 12.5 hours of battery life.
Again, this is a refurbished unit, so keep your expectations low. However, Walmart does back “restored” items with a 90-day extended return policy, so you do have three months to decide if it’s worth the $59.
Are we scraping the bottom of the deals barrel? Absolutely. But at least it’s cheap down here!
Sceptre 27-Inch IPS QHD Monitor Drops to New Low Price of Just $149
• Sceptre 27-Inch IPS QHD Monitor: now $149 at Amazon (was $259)
This is one of the best prices we’ve come across on a 27-inch IPS—let alone with such a dense resolution. It can reach refresh rates as high as 165Hz and has a QHD resolution that measures up to 2560 x 1440px.
It’s AMD FreeSync Premium certified and has a selection of ports to use for video input including two HDMI ports and two DisplayPort inputs. It’s optimal for gaming or casual use with a response time that can get as low as 1 ms.
Razer DeathAdder V2 Pro 55% Off
A good mouse doesn’t necessarily need tons of buttons or flashy LEDs — Razer’s DeathAdder V2 Pro is one of the best mice we’ve tested and it’s on sale right now for just $57, which is 55% off of its list price of $129.
This wireless gaming mouse features a simple, ergonomic design, a low-latency 2.4GHz wireless connection, and rock-solid performance. It has 8 programmable buttons which can be configured using Razer Synapse 3, and three connectivity options (2.4GHz wireless, Bluetooth, and wired). It features Razer’s Focus+ optical sensor, which has a 99.6% resolution accuracy at 650 IPS (inches per second) and can handle up to 50g acceleration.
If you don’t need a wireless mouse, you can also pick up the Razer DeathAdder V2 for just $31 this Cyber Monday — 55% off its list price of $69.
The DeathAdder V2 has the same simple, ergonomic design, 8 programmable buttons, and Focus+ sensor as the V2 Pro. It’s wired, with a 7-foot braided “Speedflex” cable that helps it glide effortlessly over your desk. It also has customizable RGB LED lighting, textured side panels, and, of course, comes with a Razer Synapse 3 popup every time you plug it into a new machine.
SK hynix Platinum P41 2 TB SSD is $169 at Amazon
One of the fastest SSDs you can buy is now at an all-time low price. The SK hynix Platinum P41 boasts sequential read and write speeds of 7,000 and 6,500 MBps, along with 1.4 and 1.3 million IOPS. Normally selling for $259, the 2TB capacity is now just $169 at Amazon (opens in new tab), an all-time low price for Cyber Monday.
Up until very recently, the Platinum P41 sat at the top of our list of best SSDs, because it was the fastest drive we had ever tested. While Samsung’s 990 Pro has now claimed the top spot by showing slightly better numbers, that drive is a lot more expensive.
We reviewed the SK hynix Platinum P41 when it launched this past summer and we gave it 4.5 stars and an Editor’s Choice award because of its class-leading performance, strong showing in sustained workloads and amazing power efficiency. As you can see in the chart below, the Platinum P41 beat all of its competitors handily on 3DMark’s SSD performance test for gamers, finishing 7.9 percent above the second-place Kingston KC3000.
The SK hynix Platinum P41 is also among the most power efficient PCIe 4.0 drives we’ve tested, posting a rate of performance-per-watt that exceeds even the PCIe 3.0 SK hynix Gold P31.
The Sk hynix Platinum P41 is not only a great choice for your desktop, but it is power efficient enough for a laptop upgrade. The $169 price (opens in new tab) for 2TB is really hard to beat, given what you get.
Great Time to Starting 3D Printing: Our Favorites Start at $189
If you haven’t already started 3D printing, Cyber Monday presents a great opportunity for you to claim aboard the maker train for cheap. Several of the models that make up our list of the Best 3D printers are on huge sales.
If you’re looking to make an inexpensive start, the Anycubic Kobra Go is an excellent choice. This open-frame printer outputs excellent quality prints in PLA or PETG filaments and it has auto bed leveling so you can keep your prints level without tightening and loosening screws. Normally selling for well above $200, the Kobra Go is now $189 at Anycubic (opens in new tab) / $189 from Amazon.
Amazingly, when we reviewed the Anycubic Kobra Go, we were able to print this stretchy replica of DaveMoneySign’s Taco Bell Bag (opens in new tab) in flexible TPU filament. That’s a rarity, even on more expensive models.
However, we wouldn’t expect to use TPU a lot on a printer that doesn’t have a direct drive feed system which the Kobra Go does not). If you’re got a larger budget, we recommend getting our favorite 3D printer overall, which is the Creality Ender 3 S1 Pro. Normally $499, you can get the S1 Pro at Amazon for just $369 (opens in new tab) today.
When we reviewed the Creality Ender 3 S1 Pro earlier this year, we complimented its great user interface, awesome print output, auto bed leveling and streaming-hot direct drive feeding system.
The hotend on this printer can go all the way up to 300 degrees celsius which makes it ideal for filaments like TPU. It also comes with a PEI coated, flexible build plate that makes removing prints a breeze.
If you’re interested in other models, check out our list of the best 3D printer deals.
Repeal The Windows Tax: Get Windows 10 Pro for $18
- Windows 10 Pro OEM Key: now $18 at Kinguin (opens in new tab) with coupon code KINGWIN16 ($179 from Microsoft)
- Windows 10 Pro OEM Key with online activation: now $28 at Kinguin (opens in new tab) with coupon code KINGWIN16 ($179 from Microsoft)
- Windows 10 Home OEM Key: now $19 at Kinguin (opens in new tab) with coupon code KINGWIN16 ($129 from Microsoft)
- Windows 10 Home OEM Online Activation Key: now $22 at Kinguin (opens in new tab) with coupon code KINGWIN16 ($129 from Microsoft)
- Windows 11 Pro OEM Key: now $32 at Kinguin (opens in new tab) with coupon code KINGWIN16 ($199 from Microsoft)
If you’re building your own PC, Microsoft would you to pay it at least $129 for Windows. Nevermind that you might only be spending $500 on one of the best PC builds, the Redmond software giant wants to collect a Windows tax in the form of a massively overpriced Windows license, where Windows 10 or 11 Home cost $129 and Windows Pro costs $199.
The Windows licensing situation is profoundly unfair, because we know that OEMs such as Dell, Lenovo and HP don’t pay anything close to $129 when they install Windows on the prebuilt laptops and desktops they sell. The exact amount OEMs pay for licenses is a tightly-guarded secret but it could be only a few dollars a unit.
So what’s a PC builder to do? As we explain in our article on how to get Windows 10 or 11 for free or cheap, you have a few options. If you can move a license you already have to your PC (see how to transfer a Windows license), that’s free (but OEM licenses that come on a prebuilt can’t be transferred) . Or you could just choose not to enter a product key and have some an ugly watermark on your PC saying that Windows isn’t activated.
Another option: buy an OEM key from a key reseller such as Kinguin . These marketplaces have grey market sellers who probably bought the keys from an OEM that paid very little for them and will pass on the savings to you. Today, because of Black Friday / Cyber Monday, Kinguin has a Windows 10 Pro OEM key for as little as $18 (opens in new tab) , Windows 10 Home for $19 (opens in new tab) or a Windows 11 Pro OEM key for $32 (opens in new tab) all with the code KINGWIN16.
While buying a Windows license from a third-party marketplace may seem shady, it is legal and it works. We’ve used Kinguin a number of times successfully. We do, however, recommend paying a few dollars extra for a key that offers online activation (see list of links above). If you use one that doesn’t provide online activation, you may have to call Microsoft’s phone activation line, wait on hold and deal with a person to activate the OS.
We also recommend buying a Windows key over a Windows 11 one, because Windows 10 keys are cheaper and you can just upgrade the OS for free to Windows 11 after installing.
Samsung Galaxy Book2 360 Falls to Just $699
Although we haven’t yet tested the Galaxy Book2 360 convertible laptop from Samsung, Best Buy is currently running a compelling deal as Black Friday winds down and Cyber Monday takes over. This particular Galaxy Book2 360 carries an MSRP of $1,149 but is now on sale for just $699.99 ($450 off).
That $699 price gets you a 12th-generation Core i7-1255U processor, 16GB of memory and a 512GB SSD. Since this laptop is more geared toward productivity, you will find discrete graphics. Instead, the Galaxy Book2 360 uses the integrated Iris Xe graphics engine.
The display measures 13.3 inches and features a Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. Even more remarkable at this price point is that the Galaxy Book2 360 features one of Samsung’s excellent AMOLED panels instead of the usual IPS panel we find at this price point. As a result, you should expect to see excellent color saturation and inky black with this display.
The Galaxy Book2 360 weighs just 2.62 pounds, and its battery lasts up to 18 hours, according to Samsung. Finally, the laptop comes from the factory with a 1-year warranty.