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HP DreamColor LP2480zx 24-inch IPS Monitor

B&H has a massive price drop on the HP DreamColor LP2480zx 24″ IPS LED Backlit monitor for $1299 [now $999] (was $2299). HP is still selling these direct for almost $2900. This is the monitor that Shane Hurlbut has been raving about for years. Check it out here at B&H Photo.

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iMac

I picked up a new 27″ iMac a couple weeks ago when B&H dropped the price of the previous generation iMac by $300. Specifically, I bought the 3.2GHz Core i5 unit with a nVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX 1GB GPU. I paired the iMac with a HP ZR2740w 27″ IPS display.

After using it for a couple weeks, I thought I would take a few minutes to share my thoughts on my new setup. I figured this would be an appropriate time since we have an active “Mac or PC” thread going on over on our Facebook page now.

I am generally not an early adopter. In fact, I often purchase a product near the end of its market life cycle (there are exceptions though – e.g., the 5D Mark II). This has worked well for me with Mac desktops and laptops over the years for a couple of reasons. [click to continue…]

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HP 32GB SDHC Class 10

Amazon has a solid deal on an HP 32GB SDHC card for only $19.99.  The deal is valid through July 19 or until they run out.  I use one of these in my Sony NEX-C3 and have no complaints. Details here at Amazon.

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Amazon has a solid deal on an HP 32GB SDHC card for only $20.99.  The deal is valid through June 30 or until they run out.  This card appears to be manufactured by PNY and has received solid ratings from customers at Amazon.  I just ordered one for myself as well.  Details here at Amazon.

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HP 32GB SDHC

Amazon has an HP 32GB Class 10 SDHC for only $22.49 today.  This appears to be manufactured by PNY.

While this is a solid deal for the size and speed, if you want something more mainstream, B&H has a Lexar 32GB Platinum II Class 10 card for $25.95, as well as a 32GB SanDisk Ultra Class 10 UHS-I card for $25.95.  Or, you can get a 2-pack of the Lexar cards for $41.16, which is the best deal around right now.  There’s free shipping on all of these cards at B&H right now.

The Class 10 rating is a rating intended for evaluating video capture performance.  In this case, Class 10 is the fastest rating currently available for video performance, which means these will work with just about every HD video camera on the market today.  For a more detailed explanation of SD card classes and speed ratings, check out my prior article on Demystifying SD Cards.

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Buy.com has several solid deals on cameras and other gear this week.  Check out the links below for the respective deals. [click to continue…]

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