5 Computer Accessories and Upgrades: Sleek Speakers, a $40 AMD CPU, more

By , dealnews contributor

Whether you're Mac, PC, or both, you know: Certain components and computer input devices can make or break your machine's ease of use. We've got five deals on computer accessories that'll make your machine even better. What's more, four of the five deals below are Editors' Choices. And don't forget to check out our daily computer peripheral deals and computer component deals for more options.

  1. Epson WorkForce 845 All-In-One Wireless InkJet Printer
    Vendor: Staples
    Price: $99.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $40

    Is It Worth It?: With this Editors' Choice deal, you get a wireless printer that also scans, copies, and faxes. The Epson WorkForce 845 features a 3.5" LCD, 802.11n wireless, 15 ppm black, 9.3 ppm color, Ethernet and USB 2.0 connectivity, and more. It has a 500-sheet paper capacity and prints at resolutions up to 5760 x 1440 dpi.

  2. AMD A4-3400 2.7GHz Dual-Core Socket FM1 Processor
    Vendor: Micro Center
    Price: $39.99 with free in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $22

    Is It Worth It?: The Editors' Choice AMD dual-core processor will boost your computer speeds without breaking the bank. $39.99 will get you 512kB of L2 cache per core, making for "great multimedia performance, connectivity options, and responsive multitasking," according to Endgaget. It's also just a very low price for an AMD dual-core CPU.

  3. Eclipse Wireless Litetouch Keyboard
    Vendor: eComElectronics via Amazon
    Price: $25.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $4

    Is It Worth It?: This wireless keyboard is yet another Editors' Choice deal! It works with Bluetooth-enabled PCs and Macs and boasts a 2.4GHz wireless connection, an integrated 360° trackball with left and right mouse buttons, low profile backlit quiet touch scissor keys, LCD 3-in-1 touch panel, and more.

  4. ASUS Dual Band 802.11n Wireless 4-Port Gigabit Router with Motorola SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 eXtreme Broadband Cable Modem
    Vendor: newegg
    Price: $149.98 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $40

    Is It Worth It?: Another Editors' Choice badge is given to this bundle from newegg: the ASUS Dual Band 802.11n Wireless 4-Port Gigabit Router and the Motorola SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 eXtreme Broadband Cable Modem are all you'll need to set up a super fast WiFi network. Once installed, you can accommodate both 2.4GHz and 5GHz band access to 300Mbps, the latter allowing for smooth, buffer-free HD content streaming.

    The router features four Gigabit Ethernet ports, five antennas, and multi-function twin USB ports. The modem features four upstream and four downstream channels, support for IPv4 and IPv6, enhanced network management, and more. There's a limit of three purchases of this bundle per customer.

  5. Logitech Z520 Stereo Speaker System
    Vendor: Best Buy
    Price: $59.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $44

    Is It Worth It?: This stereo system delivers 26 watts of power (13 watts per side) with a respectable 70Hz to 20kHz frequency response. And its speakers feature a 3.5mm auxiliary input, and are compatible with MP3 players and the Apple iPod. A 2-year warranty applies for parts and limited labor.

Lou Carlozo is a dealnews contributing writer. He covers personal finance for Reuters Wealth, and was most recently the managing editor of WalletPop.com, and before that a veteran columnist at theChicago Tribune.

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