Games and Gaming Gear
Here are CNET's picks for the consoles to get this holiday season.
Let CNET show you which is the best portable console for the gamer on the go.
Each holiday sees the release of dozens of titles, but here are the ones you should have on your list for the gamer who's of age.
This holiday season make sure the younger gamer in your life is playing something totally fun, but also appropriate!
Latest Tech Deals
Normally $100, these top-rated 'phones provide over-the-ear comfort, enhanced bass, and detachable cords.
Jul 12, 2014
Refurb Asus VivoTab 10" 32GB 4G Windows RT Tablet for $140 + free shipping
A4C offers the refurbished 1.2-lb. Asus VivoTab 10.1" 32GB 4G LTE Windows RT Tablet in Gray, model no. TF600T-B1-GR, for $139.95 with free shipping. That's tied with last week's mention of a refurb as the lowest total price we've seen for this tablet. (It's also $35 under the best price we could find for a new unit.) This tablet features an NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 10.1" 1366x768 IPS multi-touch LCD, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal flash storage, 8-megapixel back-facing camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, Bluetooth, 802.11n wireless, 4G LTE capability via AT&T (purchased separately), microSD slot, GPS, gyroscope, light sensor, and Windows RT OS.
Note: A 90-day A4C warranty applies. This refurbished unit is listed as "scratch & dent", it may have cosmetic blemishes including abrasions, dents, or scuffs.
Frigidaire 6-Slice Convection Toaster Oven from $100 + pickup at Fry's
For in-store pickup only and with stock varying by ZIP code, Fry's offers the Frigidaire Professional 6-Slice Convection Toaster Oven, model no. FPCO06D7MS, for $99.99. (Add the item to cart to see this price.) That's tied with our January mention of a shipped unit as the lowest price we've seen. (It's a current low of $18.) It features an adjustable thermostat, digital display, infrared power light, and crumb tray; it accommodates a 12" pizza or 9" x 13" baking tray. Deal ends July 17.
HP Pavilion AMD Dual 1GHz 10" Touch Laptop for $229 + free shipping
Microsoft Store offers the 3.2-lb. HP Pavilion TouchSmart 10-e010nr AMD A4 10.1" Touchscreen Laptop, model no. F3F15UA#ABA, for $229 with free shipping. That's $16 under our March mention and the lowest total price we've seen for this laptop. (It's a current price low by $41.) Features include an AMD A4-1200 1GHz dual-core processor, 10.1" 1366x768 touchscreen LCD, 2GB RAM, 320GB hard drive, 802.11n wireless, webcam, 3-cell battery, and Windows 8.1 64-bit. (No optical drive is included.)
JBL 150W 10" Powered Subwoofer for $129 + free shipping
Fry's Electronics offers the JBL 150-watt 10" Powered Subwoofer, model no. SP150AM, for an in-cart price of $129 with free shipping. That's $120 off and tied with last month's mention as the lowest total price we could find, although it was $29 less in February. It features a frequency response of 35Hz to 180Hz.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Wireless Charging Case w/TecTiles 5-Pack for $15 + $4 s&h
At Samsung search for "EP-CG900IBUSTA" or "EP-CG900IWUSTA" to find the Samsung Galaxy S 5 Wireless Charging Cover in Black or White bundled with a Samsung TecTiles NFC Tag 5-Pack for $29.99. (Although it doesn't show in-cart, the product page states that the TecTiles will be added to your order.) Coupon code "r96N5x6" slices it to $14.99. With $3.95 for shipping, it's the lowest total price we could find for the pair by $26. The charging cover allows you to wirelessly charge your device via inductive charging with a Qi-certified wireless charging pad. TecTiles NFC Tags can be customized to launch apps, send text messages, share contact information, and more.
HP ProBook Ivy Bridge Core i3 Dual 2.4GHz 14" Laptop for $520 + free shipping
ANTOnline offers the 4.9-lb. HP ProBook Intel Ivy Bridge Core i3 2.4GHz 14" Laptop in Brushed Aluminum, model no. C9K59UT#ABA, for $519.88 with free shipping. That's $260 off and tied with our April mention as the lowest total price we've seen. It features an Intel Ivy Bridge Core i3-3110M 2.4GHz dual-core processor, 14" 1366x768 LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, 6-cell battery, and Windows 8 64-bit. Deal ends July 17.
Shutterfly Mouse Pad or 2 8x10" Photo Prints for free + $3 s&h, more
Shutterfly offers a customizable photo mouse pad or two 8x10" photo prints for free via coupon code "SWEET". With $2.99 for shipping, that's up to $10 off and one of the best freebie deals we've seen from Shutterfly.
Also available via the above coupon is a customizable photo magnet for free plus $3.99 for shipping. That's up to $15 off and another price low. Deals end July 13.
Refurb Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12" 32GB Tablet for $370 + free shipping
Quick Ship Electronics via eBay offers the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2" 32GB Android Tablet in Black, model no. SM-T9000ZKCXAR, for $369.99 with free shipping. That's $15 below last month's refurb mention and the lowest total price we've seen for this tablet. (It's $169 under the best deal for a new one.) This tablet features an Exynos 5 Octa 8-core processor, 12.2" 2560x1600 LCD, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, 802.11ac dual band wireless, rear- and front-facing cameras, microSD card slot, Bluetooth, and Google Android 4.4 OS (KitKat).
Note: A 1-year Quick Ship Electronics warranty applies.
Unlocked Sony Xperia Z1 Compact 4G Android Phone for $350 + free shipping
Techno Trading House via eBay offers the Unlocked Sony Xperia Z1 Compact 4G LTE Android Smartphone in four colors, model no. D5503, for $349.99 with free shipping. That's $40 under last month's mention and the lowest total price we've ever seen for this model. (It's also a current low by $70.) It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz quad-core processor, 4.3" 720x1280 touchscreen IPS LCD, 16GB internal storage, 20-megapixel camera, 1080p video recording, 802.11ac wireless, up to 13 hours of talk time, and Android 4.3 OS (Jelly Bean).
Refurb Vizio 40" 120Hz 1080p WiFi LED LCD Smart TV for $250 + free shipping
Quick Ship Electronics via eBay offers the refurbished Vizio 40" 120Hz 1080p WiFi LED-Backlit LCD HD Television, model no. E400i-B2, for $249.99 with free shipping. That's $50 under our May mention, the lowest total price we've seen for this model, and one of the least expensive 40" Smart TVs of its class we've listed. (It's $140 under the best deal we could find for a new one.) Features include a 1920x1080 (1080p) native resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, LED backlight, WiFi, SmartTV Internet applications (including Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Instant Video), USB, and three HDMI inputs.
Note: A 60-day Quick Ship Electronics warranty applies.