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This Dell XPS Tower is powerful, upgradable — and on sale for $200 off with coupon

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The Dell XPS is a powerful PC that grows with you.
The Dell XPS is a powerful PC that grows with you.

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PC towers are complicated. There are tons of intricate parts, each with endless variations — it can all be pretty overwhelming. 

Dell’s XPS Tower simplifies this issue by already making the hard decisions for you. Its base model comes with all the stuff you need to make a powerful, upgradable, mindfully designed PC setup at a fair price — especially with this awesome discount.

The speedy and sleek Dell XPS Tower could be yours for $200 off with the coupon code AFF300XPS. Say goodbye to that $999.99 price tag and hello to $799.99. 

The Dell XPS Tower comes kitted with an 8th generation intel processor — in other words, this thing performs at a very high level. The minimalist chassis is perfect for a PC owner who doesn’t care for flashy lights, and it fits effortlessly in a home office or video game cave. 

The Dell XPS Tower is anything but limiting. It can be easily customized, upgraded, and built to fit your standards, whatever they may be. The XPS is also VR-ready, meaning you can enjoy all of your favorite virtual reality experiences in crystal clear fidelity right at your desk. The tower’s design runs quietly and stays cool, so you don’t have to be nervous about long periods of use. Also, you get a basic keyboard and mouse included in the package. 

Grab a Dell XPS Tower for $200 off with the coupon code AFF300XPS through March 2.

8 of the best laptop backpacks in the UK, based on customer reviews

Chances are you’re probably familiar with (or have at least seen) Herschel Backpacks, since they’re pretty much everywhere right now. Herschel is a Canadian-based company on a mission to “create a timeless product with a fine regard for detail.” That mission pretty much sums up one of their most popular models, the Casual Backpack
The Casual is a classic, simple design that meets all the basic functions of a good laptop backpack. That being said, if you’re looking for a more “tech” focused backpack with lots of extra bells and whistles (i.e multiple pockets, compartments, straps, etc.) the Casual probably isn’t for you. However, what it lacks in the frills department, it makes up for as a quality, durable product that’s designed to get the job done and last you a long time. Plenty of reviews mention how spacious and comfortable it is for its size. Also worthy of noting: it looks pretty great. It’s sleek, simple, comes in a whopping 28 colours and patterns, and generally looks a lot more “adult” compared to your typically bulky, primary school backpack.
The Casual features one large main compartment with a 15-inch laptop sleeve, and one single front pocket with a key clip. Nothing confusing here, people. Again, just enough to get the job done. It also features an internal media pocket with a headphone port, so you can feed your headphone wires right through. 
If you’re still not sold on the whole “simplistic” idea, do yourself a favour and read some reviews. 
Amazon user Amazonfan writes:

Bought this for my daughter who is 12 for school and she loves it. Its beautifully made and well finished, sees sturdy and has sleek reflective details – ideal for dark days. 

6 of the best WiFi routers for increasing your wireless connectivity in the UK

For those who insist on the best, this unit delivers. While its monstrous size and hefty price tag might be off-putting for some, it more than makes up for it in terms of performance. This router features a tri-band design and offers both hardware- and software-based gaming acceleration and prioritisation. There are also plenty of LAN ports, and integrated protection against malware and viruses, which is perfect for both serious gamers and homes with high-traffic networks. 
It’s big, but the design is kind of pretty. While the eight antennas might give an alien-like appearance to this router, they offer plenty of coverage customisation, and can be removed if desired. The LED indicator lights on the front edge let you easily check on the router’s power, 2.4GHz activity, 5GHz activity, WAN and LAN connectivity, and WPS activity. 
Thanks to its 1024QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) technology, this router achieves maximum speeds of up to 1,000Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and up to 2,167Mbps on each of the 5GHz bands. In addition, it supports all of the latest 802.11ac technologies, including multi-user multiple input multiple output (MU-MIMO) simultaneous data streaming and beamforming. There’s also native support for the Gamer’s Private Network (GPN), as well as a VPN Fusion feature which allows the use of a VPN connection alongside an ordinary internet connection. 

One of Samsung’s best-selling curved monitors is on sale for $90 off

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Block out distractions and meet your work goals in the new year.
Block out distractions and meet your work goals in the new year.

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If you’re still attempting to work on flat computer monitor, WYD?

Whether you’re aiming to get that salary raise in 2019 or are just trying to beat that kid from across the ocean on Fortnite, a productivity-upping curved monitor is calling your name — and you can grab Samsung’s well-reviewed CF391 model on sale for $90 off at Amazon.

Samsung is killing the game in curved 4K TVs — and you expected their curved monitors to be any different? A top-notch choice for work and gaming alike, this 32-inch best seller features 1800R curvature (designed to mimic the human eye) on an FHD 1920 x 1080 display. With panoramic views this immersive, spreadsheets might actually be exciting.

Gamers, here’s what you care about: This model is armed with a 4 ms response time, a 60 Hz refresh rate, and a 3000:1 color ratio. Samsung’s Game Mode automatically optimizes contrast to get the most out of each scene, and Samsung’s FreeSync technology syncs frame rates with your graphics card of choice. (The EVGA GeForce GTX 1050 is $50 off, by the way.)

Regularly $319.99, you can save $89.99 (nearly 30%) and grab it for $230.

Grab a Dell monitor on sale for $150 off and snag an extra $150 gift card with this deal

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Start off 2019 with a monitor from Dell that will actually make you want to work.
Start off 2019 with a monitor from Dell that will actually make you want to work.

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The start of 2019 is creeping up fast, and that means it’s time once again to make a list of New Year’s resolutions that you’ll inevitably ditch after a couple weeks.

Here’s one you can keep though: Vow to buckle down and get shit done in 2019 with an UltraSharp monitor from Dell — now $150 off and on sale for just $449.99.

As an extra bonus to keep you motivated, Dell will throw in a free $150 gift card, good toward literally anything on Dell’s site. It ships two weeks after your monitor ships and expires in 90 days, but hey — that’s an extra gift to look forward to after the holidays.

This particular 27-inch model (U2719D) has a 2560 x 1440 QHD display (about 1.77 more detail than regular HD) and Dell’s UltraSharp technology is calibrated at 99% sRGB coverage to an accuracy of less than two — in non-geek talk, that means true-to-life hues that make working fun and gaming better than ever.

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As far as productivity goes, Dell has this one in the bag. Need a vertical view instead of horizontal? Dell’s innovative hinge design allows you to tilt and pivot the screen for whatever setup is comfortable to you. Once your workspace is tweaked, Dell’s customizable tools and templates allow you to organize your apps and documents the way that works for you. The extra thin bezels let you squeeze as much on the screen as possible and offer a pretty much seamless view if you want to set up two side by side. 

If nothing else, it’ll just look really sleek on your desk.

Regularly $599, you can save $150 and grab the Dell U2719D monitor for just $449.99 (and get that extra $150 in the mail in two weeks).