Games and Gaming Gear
Here are CNET's picks for the consoles to get this holiday season.
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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.
Sep 19, 2014
Microsoft Office 2013 Home and Student for PC downloads for $70
USA Computer Surplus via eBay offer downloads of Microsoft Office 2013 Home and Student for Windows, model no. 79G-03550, for $69.99. That's $2 below our mention from last week and the lowest total price we could find by $2. (Most major retailers charge around $139.)
Sharp Aquos 48" 1080p LED LCD HDTV for $429 + free shipping
Fry's Electronics offers the Sharp Aquos 48" 1080p LED-Backlit LCD HD Television, model no. LC-48LE551U, for $429 with free shipping. (This price will appear at checkout.) That's $71 under our mention from last month (although that included a $150 gift card) and is the best outright price we've seen. (It's also a current low by $71.) Features include 1920x1080 (1080p) native resolution, USB, and three HDMI inputs.
Patriot 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $48 + free shipping
Fry's offers the Patriot Memory Supersonic Xpress 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive, model no. PSF128GXPUSB, for $47.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $48 and the best no-rebate price we've seen. (We saw it for $10 less after rebate in April.)
Acer Aspire Intel Dual 2.16GHz 16" Laptop for $197 + free shipping
Fry's Electronics offers the Acer Aspire Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 15.6" Laptop, model no. ES1-511-C0M4, for $197 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $78 and one of the least expensive 16" Acer laptops we've seen. (We saw it for $2 less last month but via in-store pickup only.) It features an Intel Bay Trail Celeron N2830 2.16GHz dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 2GB RAM, 320GB hard drive, webcam, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11n wireless, USB 3.0, 3-cell battery, and Windows 8.1. Deal ends September 25.
Spigen iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus Cases from $16 + free shipping
Spigen Inc via eBay offers a selection of its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cases, as listed below. Plus, all orders receive free shipping. Each design comes in four to seven colors. The deals:
- Spigen 5.5" Ultra Hybrid Air Cushion Bumper Case for iPhone 6 Plus for $15.99 ($9 off)
- Spigen 4.7" Neo Hybrid Slim Non-Slip Case for iPhone 6 from $17.99 (pictured, $15 off)
- Spigen 5.5" Neo Hybrid Dual-Layer Case for iPhone 6 Plus from $18.99 ($13 off)
- Spigen 4.7" Neo Hybrid Ex Air Cushion Bumper Case for iPhone 6 for $19.99 ($11 off)
OCZ Arc 100 Series 240GB 2.5" SATA 6GBps SSD for $99 + free shipping
Fry's offers the OCZ Arc 100 Series 240GB 2.5" SATA 6GB/s Internal SSD, model no. ARC100-25SAT3-240G, for $99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $21. It features read speeds of up to 480MB/s and write speeds of up to 430MB/s. Deal ends September 25.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90 12MP Digital Camera for $80 + free shipping
Sony via Rakuten offers the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T90 12.1-Megapixel Digital Camera in Black for $79.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $169, and among the best prices we've seen for any Sony Cyber-shot camera. It features a 3" touchscreen LCD, 4x optical zoom, and optical image stabilization.
Realspace Magellan L-Shaped Desk for $110 + pickup at Office Depot
Office Depot offers the Realspace Magellan Collection L-Shaped Desk in Espresso (pictured), Classic Cherry, or Honey Maple for $169.99. Coupon code "89428786" cuts it to $110.49. Opt for in-store pickup to dodge the $79.99 shipping fee. That's $77 under our June mention, savings of $150, and the lowest price we've seen. (For further comparison, we saw it bundled with a hutch for $185 in July.) It features three box drawers and measures approximately 30" x 59" x 19".
Refurb Nokia Lumia 635 No-Contract Win Phone 8.1 for $75 + free shipping
DealFisher via eBay offers the refurbished Nokia Lumia 635 Windows Phone 8.1 for T-Mobile (no-contract) in White for $74.99 with free shipping. That's $19 under last month's mention of a new unit for use with T-Mobile and the best price we've seen for this phone. (It's also $16 under the lowest total price we could find for a used T-Mobile-compatible unit elsewhere.) It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 4.5" 854x480 IPS LCD, 512MB RAM, 8GB internal memory, 5-megapixel camera, microSDHC slot, WiFi, Bluetooth, and Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 OS.
A 90-day warranty applies, but it's unclear who backs it.
Michael Kors Large Jet Set Center-Stripe Phone Case for $82 + free shipping
Cusp offers the Michael Kors Jet Set Center-Stripe Phone Case in Black/Optic White for $82 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $9. It zips all the way around and comes with a leather wrist strap, internal zip compartment, and three internal card slots.