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Today, we’re happy to introduce a new category for online deals, CoreDeals.

A platform that lists deals dedicated to designers and creatives in general. Each week, we’ll show off a list of products dedicated to designers, writers, developers and anyone who leads a creative life. Our goal is to help you get the equipment, courses, and all other products in your hands to help you stay creative.

We understand this pandemic has changed a lot of lives and the creative world has not been immune to layoffs and furloughs. We want you to continue to do what you do best and hopefully gain new skills, grow new friendships, and excel where you couldn’t before.

These deals are in no way affiliated with DesignerCore and are just curated deals found on the internet by DesignerCore staff. Please contact the dealers of these sites for any questions or issues with your product. We’re just here to steer you in the right direction.

Happy hunting Creatives. And here’s our first list below. See you next week!

Dell OptiPlex 3020 SFF Desktop Intel Core i5-4590 8GB RAM 500GB HDD Win10 Pro (Off-Lease Refurbished)

$249.99 $189.99

Purchase

While not a powerful machine by most standards, for light Adobe CC editing, Office or marketers, this is a great machine to get your work done. While the minimum spec will get you started, the fact that it’s a tower pc means you can upgrade it at anytime. More Ram, larger hard drive, even a better processor.

For $189.99 you could do a lot worse and we always recommend towers over laptops because of the upgradeable factor of these machines.

Razer Cynosa Chroma Gaming Keyboard: 168 Individually Backlit RGB Keys

$59.99 $35.99

Purchase

While not a true mechanical keyboard, Razer makes high quality keyboards that are perfect for business use. This keyboard will outpace any standard Dell or HP keyboard and will even outpace an Amazon Basic keyboard. It also helps this is a full size keyboard with a numpad attached to it.

For $35, if you need a quality keyboard with a little more pizzazz this is a great work, gamer or surfing keyboard. Totally pick this up if you need one or want to upgrade your standard keyboard.

Beats by Dr. Dre – Geek Squad Certified Refurbished Powerbeats Pro Totally Wireless Earphones – Lava Red

$250.99 $99.99

Purchase

Ok, so they’re not air pods but you don’t need air pods. I mean you don’t really need wireless earbuds, but they do make it easy to listen to music, zoom or teams calls. So why not get some nice ones at a very deep discount. While I think Beats are overpriced… these are a better price.

If you want wireless headphones that are quality, these are a great purchase. Especially if you need that freedom to move around while not bothering a significant other, roommates or parents.

ASRock B550M STEEL LEGEND AM4 AMD B550 SATA 6Gb/s Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

$154.99 $129.99

Purchase

While almost the price of our a full computer in our first deal, this is a pretty nice motherboard if you’re into building your own pc. Built for Ryzen Zen 3 CPUs, if you’re a creative, you should totally go team Red (AMD). It’s even future proof with Ryzen AM4, supports DDR4 ram and has a connection for multiple M.2 SSDs.

New Apple iPad Pro (12.9-inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 512GB) – Space Gray (4th Generation)

$1,449.00 $1,349.00

Purchase

Hear me out; yes, it’s expensive, yes it’s overpriced even with a very small deal, but this is a laptop. It’s also pretty fast. It ALSO has cellular with a 512GB SSD. For Marketers, social media managers and even designers, this is a legit mobile product that can compete with a lot of lower end creative oriented laptops. And let’s face it, apple deals almost never happen.

Acer KA2 – 23.8″ Full HD 1920×1080 75Hz IPS 16:9 1ms VRB 250Nit HDMI

$159.99 $89.99

Purchase

Not going to lie to you, this is a basic @$$ monitor, but really, that’s all  you need. While Youtube delisted 720p as HD, this 1080p monitor is still great for basic work. While not great for designers, photographers and video editors, this is perfect for developers, marketers and social media managers. And at 75hz, this 16:9 display would be great for some gaming on your free time.

Dell OptiPlex 5270 All-in-One Desktop 21.5″ FHD Intel Core i5-9500 8GB RAM 500GB HDD (Refurbished)

$1,399.99 $699.99

Purchase

forget the desktop, forget the motherboard, forget the monitor… this has it all. While a lot more expensive than the dell tower, this does have a far superior processor and uses modern day DDR4 ram. While it still uses integrated graphics, the 630 UHD will allow you to a lot of design work and some light video editing and the integrated webcam will let you do all those zoomer calls.

Mike

Since 2000, I have collaborated with clients on brand identity, content creation, high-level executive presentations and photography for corporate profiles, lifestyle, architectural and real estate. I’ve freelanced for multiple high-profile, technology and enthusiasts news blogs, with expertise in brochure, presentation and infographic material for high-level pharmaceutical executives in addition to RFP, advertisements, web and social design for multiple construction firms. I have advised on marketing tactics for nonprofit organizations and collaborated with alternative healthcare and lifestyle coaches on social content creation.

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