PC Component Deals USB Flash Drives

16GB USB 3.0 Flash drive for £18.99 Delivered!


If you have USB 3.0 then you will realise how painful it is to go back to USB 2.0 speeds. Until now, USB 3.0 flash drives have been very expensive, but with USB 3.0 becoming more common place we are starting to see deals emerge.

First is 7dayshop. They have a superb 60MB/s USB 3.0 pen drive for £18.99 delivered (pictured)

7dayshop Memory – Express Duo 2CH USB 3.0 Flash / Key Drive – Black – 16GB

Need more disk space?

Amazon UK has a Corsair 32GB USB 3.0 drive for under £35

Need a mental amount of space and encryption for the ultimate USB drive?

Then check this SuperCrypt 128GB drive – only one left! on Amazon UK


Android Gaming Devices, Tablets and iPads

Three Great Alternative 7 inch Android Tablets – October 2011

Whilst the iPad is the unrivalled king of tablets, many people are turning to Android 3.0 and beyond as it is finally a credible rival to iOS and the whole iPad package. A lot of people just want to be different, and why not? Thankfully PC and phone manufacturers have decided that they want some of that Apple tablet pie.  While Samsung has had success with its impressive Galaxy Tab Series, there are lesser known tablets of various sizes and crucially prices, which can stand their own. Here we can see three great 7 inch tablets which offer the improved portability but still offer the tablet experience, rather than just a large smartphone experience. The great thing with Android is just because it is not a huge selling tablet, it still has all the support of the Android Market to keep your tablet fresh.  So with that in mind, here are three fantastic alternatives to the most common Android Tablets.

Best for Portability – Viewsonic Viewpad 7x

£299.99 Viewsonic Viewpad 7x from Amazon UK

$399 Viewsonic V7X on (USA)

Do not worry, this is nothing to do with the awful Viewpad 10. Bar the name, this is a completely different device. You cannot complain with Viewsonic for not trying to look different. It has a stunning red chassis which you will love or hate, but you cannot call its design boring. It is a great value device which is under £300 but still has got a dual core 1GHz processor and 1GB RAM. Plus it is available with 3.2 Android for tablet specific app fun. Battery is decent too.

Essential specifications: 1024×600 resolution, 7 inch screen, 380g, 8GB storage, Battery life 5 hours, Android 3.2


Best for Media Buffs – HTC Flyer 

£480 HTC Flyer 7 inch 32GB 3G From Amazon UK

$649 HTC Flyer 7 inch 32GB 3G on (USA)

For some, this looks too much like a normal HTC phone. This is due to it running 2.3 Android. While the HTC Sense add on has some great apps, the rest of the Android apps do not scale well to a screen this large. At £450 you would expect a good amount of memory and features and the HTC Flyer does not disappoint. It has got 3G built in, and comes with a handy stylus for drawing or writing. However what makes it king for media fans is the huge 32GB of memory and dual speakers. this means you have room for many films, and reasonable speakers from a built in device. Add this with a HD Camcorder with 5MP camera and you have a solid media tablet, just let down by the lack of Honeycomb or Ice Cream Sandwich.

Essential specifications: 195.4mm x 122mm x 13.2mm 7.7″ x 4.8″ x 0.52″, 420g, Flash & HTML5, Android 2.3, 1.5GHz Processor, 32GB, 1GB RAM, 3G, 8 hour battery,


Best Bargain – Acer Iconia Tab A100

£268 Acer Iconia Tab A100 on Amazon UK

$319 Acer Iconia Tab A100 on (USA)


Everything you could want from a small tablet is present in this Acer. It looks smart, it has Android 3.2, it features a compact chassis for its 7 inch screen, HDMI, MicroSD, 1080p HD Playback, 5MP Camera, and a powerful dual core processor most importantly at a low price, dangerously close to £250! Acer has also put in its superb software which can share media from Windows, phones, Linux and servers. Whilst not ground breaking, it certainly is a welcome addition. If it was not for the lack of 3G this would be all the tablet you could ever need. It really makes you wonder why you would ever want to pay £500 or $600 for a tablet.  More like this could see Acer take a large share in the Android tablet market  in the coming year.

Essential Specifications: 7 inch screen, 1024×600 resolution, 8GB or 16GB storage, 194x117x13mm, 400g, 5 hour battery, Android 3.2, 1080p HD video playback, 5MP auto-focus rear camera


On the Horizon:  Apple iPad Mini

Just leaked in a Taiwanese newspaper, news that Apple have received prototypes of an 8 inch tablet with the same resolution as the full size iPad. This would mean apps would work natively across all platforms. Possibly due early 2012 with the new iPad 3, or is this it? Let the rumours begin.

Console Gaming

Sainsbury’s – 20% off Xbox 360 and PS3 games voucher, Modern Warfare 3 £35.99!

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Click to pre order Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 on Xbox 360 and PS3 for £35.99

Great deal on software at Sainsburys. Works for some pre orders too. This means you can get Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 for £35.99. Red Dead Redemption Game of the Year Edition for under £19. Plus the more you get the more you can save.

Laptop Memory PC Component Deals

4GB Crucial DDR3 1333MHz SODIMM Laptop Memory – £16.99 Delivered

4GB Crucial DDR3 1333MHz SODIMM Laptop Memory from 7dayshop

This is an excellent upgrade for anyone who has a recent laptop. To check if your laptop can take this type of memory then go on Crucial’s web site and use their system scanner.

If it fits, then check the price on Crucial compared to this fantastic deal from 7 day shop. Price is delivered and they have “plenty” in stock. Grab two for 8GB if your laptop can take it.

Note: Most Netbooks can only take a 2GB stick. Check the Crucial system scanner for confirmation.

Android Gaming Devices, Tablets and iPads Kindle and E-Readers

New Amazon Kindle is Now Available – First Look

Like all Amazon Kindle's, it works really well in sunlight

After being available for pre order for some time now, the new smaller Amazon Kindle is now available to buy. It does away with the Kindle 3’s (Now called Kindle Keyboard) keyboard and replaces it with a simple multi directional keypad. The benefits being it allows the device to be smaller, and thus lighter. The negative being it is more time consuming to type on the Kindle store. However on my Kindle I like to buy things on my PC first, and auto sync it to Kindle, as it is faster this way. If you are like me in this sense then the lack of the keyboard will not worry you. It is still nice and easy to get around the menus.


Other Main differences between the Kindle and the Kindle 3 (Kindle Keyboard):
Amazon claim 10% improvement in page speed.
30% lighter
Improved EInk display
Cheaper – Currently the cheapest way to get a new Kindle. £89 or $79

Less memory (although still thousands of books, possibly more than you will ever need?),
Smaller battery but still an unbelievable ONE MONTH claimed battery life.

Right now the new smaller Kindle is only available from Amazon. But as with Kindle 3 expect PC World, Tesco etc. to offer it down the line in the UK.

Buy the new Kindle now from Amazon (UK)

Buy the Kindle and Kindle Touch from (USA)


Via in the USA you can get a currently exclusive Kindle Touch for $99. This offers a good in-between for the market that wants portability but the advantages of a keyboard.



Android Gaming Devices, Tablets and iPads Cameras and Lenses Laptops and Netbooks Mobile Phones

Sainsbury’s £15 off £150 spend on technology products

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View Sainsbury’s Technology Products

This is a great code for people looking at Laptops, Cameras or MP3 players. The code is entered at checkout. Best offers from this are the Samsung NP-RV511-A07UK Core i3 laptop which is a powerful laptop ideal for general home use. It is a well built machine, but the main reason this is such a good deal is that Samsung are offering £50 cashback from the laptop purchase.

For full terms and conditions see this pdf.

Great price for a branded well built 15.6in i3 powered laptop, even before the cashback. You can also use it on mobile phones, tablets and other laptops.


Steve Jobs has died.

Today Steve Jobs died after losing his battle with cancer. Whilst I am not an Apple “fanboy” I appreciate what he has done for the computer industry, and anyone how has seen his Stanford speech will appreciate he was a great inspirational man.

Steven Paul “SteveJobs (February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011)

Link to his amazing speech in 2005

Anti Virus and Internet Security

Which Version of Kaspersky 2012 Should I Buy?

At Chomping Turtle, we get asked a lot, which is the best Kaspersky to get for the home user? Obviously this depends on your own needs, but to try and help you decide, we will explain the differences and express our views on the subject on Kaspersky’s products.

First off, will Kaspersky stop all viruses and malware etc. No. No program will. However out of the products on sale, we recommend Kaspersky as we think it is powerful, but lean on your computer. It is great at stopping viruses and malware, and reviews and awards back this up.

Kaspersky Anti Virus 2012 (PC) – Amazon UK

Kaspersky Anti Virus 2012 (PC) – Amazon USA

Kaspersky Labs offer 2 different types of security for home users. Kaspersky Anti Virus, and Kaspersky Internet Security. Kaspersky Anti Virus is designed for those who already have a firewall, and require software to prevent and get rid of viruses. It is lighter on system resources, and less intrusive to the user, although this is more due to the nature of it being just an Anti Virus and not a firewall, which by its nature is called into action more often. Overall it is a great Anti Virus package which is very simple to use for even people with the most basic knowledge. Kaspersky offers easy menus, with obvious choices such as Full Scan or Quick Scan and then more advanced options for the more PC literate user. It updates quickly and efficiently.

Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 (PC) – Amazon UK
Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 (PC) – Amazon USA

Kaspersky Internet Security is designed for people who want to combines Kaspersky’s firewall with the Anti Virus. It has all the features of Kaspersky Anti Virus, combined with their own Firewall and Anti Spam filters. Again Kaspersky Internet Security is lean for a full package, although the new Norton slightly beats it in the amount of RAM it takes. However Kaspersky’s system is very user friendly, and updates every day to make sure you get the latest protection. The main difference for the user, is that it will bring up popup markers to say when a program wants to access the Internet. If your not sure what the program is STOP IT! If you do, then allow and away you go, it will never appear again. It does this much more than Windows Firewall, which is reassuring letting you know you are protected by Kaspersky. Overall the choice is up to you depending on your requirements.

Anti Virus is cheaper, and is ideal for people looking to protect themselves from viruses, or someone who also uses a different firewall. The Internet Security gives those who need it the full package either as a replacement to a current package like Norton or Trend Micro.

Buy Kaspersky Now with Free Delivery!

Both Kaspersky Anti Virus, and Kaspersky Internet Security are available now to buy from Chomping Turtle using the links below.

Amazon special offer, 3 User Kaspersky Internet Security under £23!
They also have Kaspersky Anti Virus 3 User for £20. (USA) has Kaspersky PURE 3 User for $39.99

System Requirements:

The official system requirements are the following, and Chomping Turtle has found it runs well on virtually any machine. You will only notice significant slow down on Low Spec PC’s when running full scans.

800 MHz Intel Pentium (Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or higher, Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows 7), 50MB HDD Space