Newegg is currently selling a 27-inch, matte Dell IPS screen for $550. The monitor in question sports a matte panel running at 2560 x 1440 resolution. This is an excellent deal.
There are similar Monoprice monitors available for about $100 less, and you could conceivably save even more if you order a Korean panel off eBay. But there are still a lot of reasons to pick Dell's U2713HM over sketchier options. First, it comes with a much stronger warranty—so you're less likely to be stuck with a dead pixel or five. Second, this panel comes with vastly superior ports to off-brand monitors: in addition to a built-in USB 3.0 hub, it has HDMI, DisplayPort, and DVI inputs. It's the Wirecutter's favorite 27" monitor, and it's at a lower price now than on Black Friday. At $550 after the code AFNJ0968, it's a great day to pick one up. [Newegg]
• Dell U2713HM 27" Monitor ($550) | Newegg | $640 from Amazon | Use coupon code AFNJ0968
Having a bigger battery is clearly better than having a smaller battery, but sometimes you just need to have a backup battery to keep you in touch until you can find an outlet. You need a stopgap, not a brick-o-battery. If that's you, you're in luck: Duracell's dead simple battery-and-USB port charger is only $18 today. Don't forget to clip the coupon on the page. [Amazon]
This Kikkerland Prism Shines Light On Your Life
Before PRISM became a codeword signifying all the information the government knows about you, it usually referred to fun crystals that refract normal light into a spectrum of colors. I'm leaking this secret now: Prisms are cool as hell.
Kikkerland makes a pretty solar powered prism. Save 25% off with the Dealzmodo exclusive code DEALZ13. [Kikkerland]
• Here's a bunch of Atari-published games on sale at GamersGate.
Dumb TV → Smart TV
Nope, not today.
Today's $2 Kindle deal is a pretty great read. Michael Chabon's Yiddish Policeman's Union http://t.co/e4IwgduJUQ— dealzmodo (@dealzmodo) June 17, 2013
If you've got a Samsung Galaxy phone and you care about a 43-year-old rapper, you can cop Jay-Z's album five days early for free.
Who would've guessed that Best Buy would undercut Amazon themselves on Kindle Fire pricing? This has all the marks of a loss leader promotion. You can save $30 on a Kindle Fire HD over Amazon, but you'll have to physically go to a Best Buy.
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