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
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Jul 28, 2014
Apple Mac mini Intel Ivy Bridge i5 2.5GHz Desktop for $490 + free shipping
Best Buy offers the Apple Mac mini Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5 2.5GHz Desktop, model no. MD387LL/A, for $489.99 with free shipping. That's $10 under our mention from three days ago and the lowest total price we've seen for this model. (It's also a current low by $60. It's also $9 less than what Apple charges for a refurbished unit.) It includes an Intel Core i5-3210M 2.5GHz Ivy Bridge dual-core processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, Thunderbolt port, memory card reader, HDMI, and Mac OS X (Mountain Lion).
Targus Legend IQ 16" Laptop Backpack for $20 + pickup at Best Buy
Best Buy offers the Targus Legend IQ 16" Laptop Backpack, model no. TSB705US, for $19.99. Choose in-store pickup to dodge the $3.99 shipping fee. That's $9 under our September mention and $12 under the lowest shipped price we could find. It holds laptops up to 16" and features an adjustable strap, zippered internal and external pockets, two side pockets, and a media pocket with headphone jack.
Seagate 2TB Backup Plus USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for $99 + free shipping
Fry's Electronics offers the Seagate 2TB Backup Plus USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive in Black, model no. STDR2000100, or Silver, model no. STDR2000101, for $99 with free shipping. That's $6 under our June mention and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a current low by $1.) This drive is compatible with Windows and Mac and features an 18" USB cable and pre-loaded backup software. Deal ends July 31.
Dell Inspiron 15 Haswell i3 1.7GHz 16" Touch Laptop for $370 + free shipping
Best Buy offers the Dell Inspiron Intel Haswell Core i3 1.7GHz 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop in Black, model no. i15RVT-6195BLK, bundled with Titanium Internet Security 3-User 6-Month for Windows, for $369.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $57, although it was $20 less in April. Features include an Intel Core i3-4010U Haswell 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 touchscreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, USB 3.0, 4-cell battery, and Windows 8.1.
Seagate 2TB Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $85 + free shipping
TigerDirect offers the Seagate 2TB Expansion Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, model no. STBX2000401, for $94.99. Coupon code "JCK135706" cuts it to $84.99. with free shipping, that's $5 under our mention from ten days ago and the lowest total price we could find now by $5. This drive is completely USB-powered.
Refurb ASUS MeMO Pad 7" 16GB Android Tablet for $90 + free shipping
voodublu via eBay offers the manufactur-refurbished ASUS MeMO Pad 7" 16GB Android Tablet in Blue, model no. ME173X-A1-BL, for $89.99 with free shipping. That's $40 under our mention of a new unit three weeks ago and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's also $40 under the best price we could find for a new unit today.) It features a MediaTek MT8125 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 7" 1200x800 touchscreen IPS LCD, 1GB RAM, 16GB flash memory, 5-megapixel rear camera, 1.2-megapixel front camera, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11n wireless, micro USB, micro SD card slot, and Google Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean).
A 90-day Asus warranty is included. Note that this item may be repackaged.
Monoprice coupon: 12% off sitewide
Monoprice takes 12% off sitewide via coupon code "MP12". Shipping starts around $6. Some exclusions may apply. Deal ends July 28.
Kenu Airframe Portable Car Mount for $12 + free shipping for new customers
For new Rakuten Shopping customers only, Brookstone via Rakuten offers the Kenu Airframe Portable Car Mount in Black, model no. AF1-GR-NA, for $25. Coupon code "SAVE13" cuts it to $12. With free shipping, that's $13 under our April mention and the lowest total price we could find, also by $13. It holds most smartphones up to 4.8" and features a rotating clip and travel stand.
LG 50" 1080p 120Hz LED LCD HDTV for $450 + free shipping
BuyDig via eBay offers the LG 50" 1080p 120Hz LED-Backlit LCD HD Television, model no. 50LN5400, for $449.99 with free shipping. That's $70 under yesterday's mention and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a current price low of $70.) It features a 1920x1080 (1080p) native resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, LED backlight, USB, and two HDMI inputs.
Pogoplug Wireless Multimedia Streaming Device for $7 + free shipping
Adorama via eBay offers the Pogoplug Mobile Wireless Multimedia Streaming and Backup Device, model no. POGO-V4-A1-01, for $6.98 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $1, although it was pennies less earlier today. The Pogoplug Mobile streams all of your media to your mobile phone or tablet. To add space, simply connect an external hard drive, SD card, or flash drive to the device. It connects directly to your wireless network or router and includes free apps for Android and iOS.