Cell phones and smartphones
The best, brightest, and baddest communication machines you can slip into your pocket, ripe for your gift-giving pickin'.
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Latest Tech Deals
Normally $100, these top-rated 'phones provide over-the-ear comfort, enhanced bass, and detachable cords.
Aug 20, 2014
HP 8 16GB 8" Android Tablet for $135 + free shipping
HP Home and Home Office Store offers its HP 8 16GB 8" Android Tablet in Silver, model no. G4B69AA#ABA, for $149.99. Coupon code "DEALNEWS15HP" cuts it to $134.99. With free shipping, that's $20 under our May mention and the lowest total price we could find by $14. Features include an ARM Cortex A7 1GHz quad-core processor, 7.85" 1024x768 IPS multitouch LCD, 1GB RAM, 16GB flash storage, 802.11n wireless, 2-megapixel rear-facing camera, 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera, microSD card slot, and Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean).
HP ENVY 15t Haswell Core i7 2.5GHz 16" Laptop for $675 + free shipping
HP Home & Home Office Store offers the HP ENVY 15t Intel Haswell Core i7 2.5GHz 15.6" Laptop, model no. J1H35AV, for $699.99. Coupon code "PC599Q2" cuts it to $674.99. With free shipping, that's $90 under our mention from five days ago and the lowest total price we've seen for this build. It features an Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz Haswell quad-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LCD, 8GB RAM, 1.5TB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, webcam, 4-cell battery, Windows 8.1 64-bit.
Sony WiFi 3D Blu-ray Player w/ app control for $80 + free shipping
A4C offers the Sony WiFi 3D Blu-ray Disc Player, model no. BDP-S5200, for $79.95 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $17. It features 1080p output, DVD upscaling, WiFi, 2D to 3D conversion, Sony Entertainment Network (with Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, and more), a web browser, and the Sony TV SideView app for controlling this player from mobile devices. Deal ends August 22.
HP Pavilion 14t Haswell i3 1.9GHz 14" Laptop for $515 + free shipping
HP Home & Home Office Store offers its HP Pavilion 14t Intel Haswell Core i3 1.9GHz 14" Laptop, model no. J2J17AV, for $529.99. Coupon code "DEALNEWS15HP" cuts it to $514.99. With free shipping, that's $65 off list and the lowest total price we could find. It features an Intel Core i3-4030U 1.9GHz dual-core Haswell processor, 14" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 6GB RAM, 750GB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, webcam, 4-cell battery, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.
Samsung 500GB SATA 6Gbps SSD, $30 Rakuten Credit for $200 + free shipping
Ending today, Buy.com via Rakuten offers the Samsung 500GB 840 EVO Series Serial ATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD, model no. MZ-7TE500BW, for $249.99. Coupon code "4EA9A79" cuts it to $199.99. Plus, apply coupon code "SUPER15" to bag $30 in Rakuten Credit. With free shipping, and assuming you'll use the credit, that's $40 under our mention from two days ago and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's also a current low by $79.) It features read speeds of up to 540MB/s and write speeds of up to 520MB/s.
QNAP Diskless 2-Bay Gigabit NAS for $90 + $4 s&h, padding ... or less
TigerDirect offers the QNAP Diskless 2-Bay Gigabit Network Attached Storage, model no. TS-212E-US, for $89.99 plus around $4 for shipping, via the directions below. Excluding the cost of padding, that's $6 under our April mention and the lowest total price we could find by $18. It features a Marvell 6282 1.6GHz processor, two USB 3.0 ports, and access for two 3.5" SATA hard drives. Deal ends August 22. To get this deal:
- Click here, enter your email address, and click "Activate"
- the link you'll receive via email will activate a $10 off w/ $100 discount (it's only valid once per account)
- add the QNAP 2-Bay NAS to your cart for $109.99
- apply coupon code "BHP137140" to drop it to $99.99
- pad your order over $100 (this patch cable costs 99 cents)
- go back to your cart and the automatic discount will apply, for a final price of $89.99, excluding the cost of padding
Refurb 3rd-Generation Apple iPad 16GB WiFi Tablet for $230 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, A4C offers the refurbished third-generation Apple iPad 16GB WiFi Tablet in Black, model no. MC705B/A, or White, model no. MD328LL/A, for $229.95 with free shipping. That's $19 under our mention from three weeks ago and the best price we've seen for this model. (It's also a current price low for a refurb by $68.) This 1.4-lb. tablet features a 9.7" 2048x1536 LED-backlit Retina display, A5x dual-core processor with quad-core graphics, 5-megapixel iSight camera with 1080p video recording, front-facing FaceTime camera, voice dictation, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, up to 10 hours of battery life, and iOS 5. Deal ends today.
A 90-day A4C warranty is provided.
Refurb Cuisinart 6-Quart Electric Pressure Cooker for $53 + free shipping
Asavings offers the refurbished Cuisinart 6-Quart Electric Pressure Cooker in Brushed Stainless Steel/Matte Black, model no. CPC-600, for $64.95. Coupon code "ASAVINGSCooker" drops it to $52.95. With free shipping, that's $18 under the lowest total price we could find for a new unit, although we saw a refurb for $8 less in June. This 1,000-watt pressure cooker features a removable non-stick pot, lid, push button pressure settings, and LED countdown display.
Note: No warranty information is provided.
Skullgirls Bundle downloads for PC for $5
Green Man Gaming offers downloads of Skullgirls Bundle for Windows for $4.99. That's the lowest price we could find by $20. This bundle includes Skullgirls, Skullgirls: Color Palette, and Skullgirls: Squigly. A Steam account is required to download and play this game.
MuseMini Portable Speaker for $8 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, A4C offers the MuseMini Portable Speaker in Silver for $7.95 with free shipping. That's $2 under our January mention and the lowest total price we could find now by $2. It features a playback time of up to four hours and includes a USB cable. Deal ends August 22.