Prime Day Monitor & PC Deals (2020): Top 4K, Curved & HD Monitor & Desktop Computer Deals Published by Retail Fuse

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Here’s our list of the best PC & monitor deals for Prime Day 2020, featuring all the best discounts on desktop PCs and LED & LCD monitors from HP, Dell, and more top brands. Access the latest deals using the links below.

Best monitor deals:

  • Save up to 39% on computer monitors at the Amazon Prime Day sale – click the link for the latest prices on best-selling gaming monitors, curved monitors, 4K monitors and many more computer displays
  • Save $349 on the BenQ EX3501R 21:9 Ultrawide Curved QHD Monitor at Amazon – HDR (3440 X 1440), eye-care tech, 100 Hz refresh rate and FreeSync support
  • Save $221 on the LG 38GL950G-B 38 Inch Curved Gaming Monitor at Amazon – QHD Ultra Wide 1440p, UltraGear Nano IPS, 1ms, 144HZ refresh rate and NVIDIA G-SYNC
  • Save $200 on the Samsung 34-Inch CJ791 Ultrawide Curved Gaming Monitor at Amazon – 100Hz, QLED panel, 3440 x 1440p, 4ms response
  • Save $351 on the ALIENWARE Curved 34-Inch WQHD Monitor at Amazon – 1900R curved, 3440 X 1440 120Hz, wide 21: 9 display maximizes FOV
  • Save $320 on the Acer Predator XB271HU 27″ Monitor at Amazon – WQHD (2560×1440) NVIDIA G-SYNC, IPS, Display Port & HDMI Port, 144Hz
  • Save 31% on the BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P 24 Inch 144Hz Gaming Monitor at Amazon – 1080P 1ms | Black eQualizer & color vibrance for competitive edge
  • Save $101 on the HP 27-Inch FHD Monitor with Built-in Audio at Amazon – anti-glare, IPS, 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz, AMD Freesync
  • Save $185 on the Dell UltraSharp 34-Inch Curved LED-Lit Monitor at Amazon – QHD Ultra-Wide 1440p, USB, HDMI, USB 3.0
  • Save $90 on the Dell 24-Inch LED-Backlit IPS Monitor at Amazon – Featuring an anti-glare 3H hard coating IPS screen with 8 ms response,

A Look At The Micro-Fulfillment Model And The Future Of Grocery Retail

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In an effort to more cost-effectively fulfill online grocery orders for its customers, Amazon has opened a “dark store,” which is more of a warehouse than a store. Located in Brooklyn, New York, Amazon’s dark store will be a good test of the concept to determine how big of a role the stores will play as the company accelerates investment in the grocery ecosystem.

Amazon is confronted with many of the same challenges as its grocery competitors, like Walmart, Kroger, Albertsons and Ahold Delhaize. Among the challenges is how to meet the increasing demand for online grocery ordering and delivery. 

On the surface, fulfilling online grocery orders appears to be a fairly simple and straightforward process. It’s not. Consumers purchase a wide variety of products, resulting in a mixture of small, medium and large orders, ranging from a few products to 50 or more items.

Prior to Covid-19, 4.3% of grocery sales were online. Online grocery sales currently account for 10.2% of all grocery sales. The increased volume of orders, when combined with the large variance of products that need to be picked to fulfill each individual order, has significantly increased costs and complexity.

The Costs And Complexity Challenges

Unlike other industries where economies of scale decrease the cost per unit with increasing scale (volume of orders), the cost to fulfill online orders remains constant when using a store’s staff or third-party labor to fulfill an order. Based on my own research, and research from consulting firms that specialize in analyzing the grocery industry, the cost to pick, prepare and deliver an online grocery order is between $10 and $25, with most deliveries averaging $11 to $12.

If a grocery retailer

Nvidia Has Delayed The GeForce RTX 3070 Retail Launch

Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3090 and RTX 3080 graphics cards have launched to critical praise but frustratingly scarce availability. In an effort to curb further consumer frustration, Nvidia has decided to delay availability of its upcoming RTX 3070 to October 29 from its original launch date of October 15.

For those of you paying attention to the next-gen graphics card war, yes, that is exactly one day after AMD’s scheduled RX 6000 Series announcement on October 28.

The ever-watchful eyes over at VideoCardz noticed the stealthy change on Nvidia’s GTX 3070 landing page.

Nvidia later issued the following statement:

“Production of GeForce RTX 3070 graphics cards are ramping quickly. We’ve heard from many of you that there should be more cards available on launch day. To help make that happen, we are updating the availability date to Thursday, October 29th. We know this may be disappointing to those eager to purchase a GeForce RTX 3070 as soon as possible, however this shift will help our global partners get more graphics cards into the hands of gamers on launch day.”

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I’m sure there are some tinfoil hats out there speculating that Nvidia executed this delay to throw a monkey wrench into AMD’s RX 6000 launch plans. I disagree, and this is an absolute win for consumers.

With the RTX 3070 selling for a $499 MSRP and allegedly delivering faster gaming performance than the RTX 2080 Ti (which launched at an eye-watering $999), it’s a foregone conclusion that demand will be high.

Fortunately for AMD, this gives Team Red just enough time to convince people to wait for its

Reliance says GIC, TPG to invest about $1 billion in retail arm

(Reuters) – Indian oil-to-telecoms conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd said on Saturday Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC and global private equity firm TPG Capital invested a combined 73.50 billion rupees (about $1 billion) in its retail unit.

Reliance, controlled by Asia’s richest man Mukesh Ambani, has secured more than $2 billion in investments from global investors, including KKR & Co, Abu Dhabi state fund Mubadala and Silver Lake Partners, in Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd over the past few months.

GIC will invest 55.12 billion rupees for a 1.22% stake, while TPG Capital Management will invest 18.38 billion rupees to own a 0.41% equity stake in the retail arm, the company said.

The investments in Reliance Retail values the company at a pre-money equity value of 4.285 trillion rupees ($58.47 billion), Reliance said.

This is TPG Capital’s second investment in Reliance. In June, the firm invested $598 million in Reliance’s digital unit Jio Platforms.

Mumbai-headquartered Reliance has approached investors in Jio Platforms about buying stakes in its retail arm, Reuters had reported in September.

Reliance, already India’s biggest retailer with roughly 12,000 stores, forged a $3.38 billion deal in August to acquire rival Future Group’s retail business.

The conglomerate is also expanding its so-called new commerce venture, which ties neighborhood stores to Reliance for online deliveries of groceries, apparel and electronics in a space currently dominated by Walmart Inc’s Flipkart and Amazon.com Inc’s Indian arm.

($1 = 73.2900 Indian rupees)

(Reporting by Ann Maria Shibu and Aakriti Bhalla in Bengaluru; Editing by Devika Syamnath and Sriraj Kalluvila)

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Vanguard to close most of its institutional business in Australia; focus on retail

FILE PHOTO: People are seen at a booth of Vanguard Group at a fair during the INCLUSION fintech conference in Shanghai, China September 24, 2020. REUTERS/Cheng Leng

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Vanguard Group Inc said on Wednesday it will close most of its business managing money for institutional investors and large pension funds in Australia and New Zealand, and focus on serving retail clients.

The U.S. investments giant, which has roughly A$164 billion ($118 billion) in assets under management in Australia, will stop offering customised products called segregated mandated accounts (SMA) to large institutional investors.

The exit comes as Australia’s pension funds, which make up the world’s third-largest pool of pension assets, have moved towards managing a larger portion of their investments internally to lower costs. This has intensified competition for investment mandates and forced the closures of several funds.

The Pennsylvania-headquartered manager will continue to offer some investment products that are “pooled” rather than customised, a spokeswoman said in an email.

It will work with existing SMA clients in Australia and New Zealand to ensure a smooth transition that is expected to take between 12 and 24 months, she added.

Vanguard declined to disclose the value of the assets managed in those SMAs.

In April, Vanguard launched an Australian platform for retail investors providing access to a range of its managed funds, listed ETFs and shares. It has also registered a superannuation product with the regulator, which hasn’t launched yet.

Vanguard said in August will close its Hong Kong and Japan operations and cut jobs across both locations as it shifts its Asian headquarters to Shanghai.

Reporting by Paulina Duran in Sydney; Editing by Edwina Gibbs

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