For the past few years, if you've asked what the best way to speed up an old laptop, you've probably been told to install an SSD. Sure, lots of new laptops come with SSDs or aren't user repairable, but if you're trying to squeeze the last few years of life out of an old lappy, the advice still applies: a little bit of NAND flash will make your computing experience a lot more enjoyable. Right now, Amazon's selling a decent SSD that won't cut into your laptop replacement budget.
Amazon's price matched Newegg's $90 price for a 120GB Sandisk Extreme SSD. This drive usually goes for between $110 and $120. Although this price is still a bit away from the magic 50 cent/GB mark, it's about the cheapest you'll find a decent replacement drive. First, make sure your laptop has a 2.5" bay, and if you still have questions about how to install it, check out Lifehacker's guide to SSDs. [Amazon]
A Whole Bunch of Lego Architecture Sets Are On Sale at Amazon
A couple weeks ago we featured the Lego version of Frank Lloyd Wright's magnum opus as our deal of the day. You guys really liked it—who would've guessed that Gizmodo readers love both beautiful buildings and Lego? Well, looks like that sale was a bit of an omen, because there are a bunch of Lego sets of iconic buildings on sale at Amazon right now. Check 'em out:
Dealzmodo Exclusive! 25% Off Two Totally Twee Tea Infusers
Kikkerland makes some really cool stuff—especially their anthropomorphic tea infusers. If you're the kind of person who likes loose leaf tea, you probably will like the fact that your tea infuser looks like a little climbing man or froggie. Plus, with the code GIZ2013 you'll knock 25% off either one, and free shipping over $11. [Kikkerland Froggie | Kikkerland Climber]
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i do NOT recommend sandisk SSD's. i purchased two, and both died on me within a week apart. check the reviews on newegg. sandisk has a lot of problems with their SSD. newegg was nice enough to give me a refund (even though no refund policy). stick with samsung if you can.