Flashpoint Lighting Kit [C/N/S] and $699 Acer Spin 3

The current Adorama daily deal (changes Friday 10am ET) is the new condition Flashpoint XPLOR 600 PRO TTL R2 Monolight with Zoom Li-ion Speedlite going for $749 with free US shipping, available in three different options, the Nikon, the Canon and the Sony systems…

This consists of a monolight, and an on-camera light and a light stand…

But that’s not all. The daily deal also has a $699 laptop temptation, the Acer Spin 3 that ticks a lot of marks on the desirability front:

This is model SP314-54N-50W3, research it online for further details if interested). Double check the specs because a couple of them (screen resolution, etc) are different between the description and the specs over there…

+ 14″ IPS touchscreen
+ 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD
+ 100% sRGB, Intel Iris graphics
+ 2-in-1 360-degree flip
+ Intel Core i5-1035G4 quad-core processor
+ Ative Stylus with Wacom AES 1.0 (4096)
+ wifi 6, bluetooth 5, thunderbolt 3, MU-MiMO
+ backlit keyboard, fingerprint sensor
+ 30 minute charge gives you 4 hour battery life (estimate under ideal conditions as usual)
+ Stylus: 15 seconds in the Quick Dock gives you up to 90 minutes of use (estimate under ideal conditions)

The processor currently ranks at #487 at cpubenchmark.net, which passes my rule of thumb of a Windows computer having a processor that is within the Top 500. Because everything slows down over time (OS, software, browsers, websites, etc), you want to get something slightly above where it would be right away. Assuming of course you plan on using it for 3 years or more…