View Full Version : Samsung bundles Assassin's Creed III with SSD 840 Pro to spark a sales revolution

November 7th, 2012, 14:24
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2012/11/assassins-creed-iii-connor-field.jpg (http://www.engadget.com/2012/11/07/samsung-bundles-assassins-creed-iii-with-ssd-840-pro/)Samsung's experiment with a Ghost Recon SSD bundle (http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/05/samsung-adds-a-little-ghost-recon-to-your-830-series-ssd-purchas/) must have been a hit with gamers, since it's coming back for a second round the very same year. The upgrade-minded buying 128GB, 256GB or 512GB versions of the SSD 840 Pro (http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/24/samsung-ssd-840-pro-caters-to-speed-seekers-with-faster-random-access/) can get a free downloadable copy of Assassin's Creed III for a "limited time" to take advantage of those 540MB/s peak read speeds while they skew the fate of the American Revolutionary War. The bundle comes not-so-coincidentally as Samsung has shipped and priced the wider SSD 840 line itself: while we knew the Pro line's impact on our wallets, the regular models are now ready to sell at prices between $140 for a 120GB drive to $700 for a 500GB model. That's a $50 to $190 savings over the Pro models, but we'll leave it to you to decide whether faster write speeds, slightly more capacity and Connor's secret fight with the Templars are worth the premium.