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.
Aug 20, 2014
SolidRun i4 Pro Quad-Core Android Platform for $120 + free shipping
NeweggFlash offers the SolidRun CuBox i4 Pro Android Platform, model no. CUBOX-I4PRO, for $119.99 with free shipping. That's $30 off and tied with our May mention as the lowest total price we could find. It features a quad-core processor at 1GHz per core, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, 1080p, power supply, Android OS, and SD card. Deal expires August 26.
HP Laptops, Desktops, and Displays at Arrow Direct: 30% off + extra 50% off
Arrow Direct takes an extra 50% off select HP laptops, desktops, and monitors, already marked 30% off, via coupon code "DNEWS50". Deals start from as low as $40.25 after coupon. Shipping starts at $8.99.
Acer Haswell i3 Dual 1.8GHz 16" Touch Laptop for $400 + free shipping
Adorama via eBay offers the 6-lb. Acer Aspire E5-571P-36LU Intel Core i3 1.8GHz 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop, model no. NX.MMSAA.008, for $399.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $80. It features an Intel Core i3-4030 1.8GHz Haswell dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit touchscreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, DVD burner, USB 3.0, HDMI, webcam, media card reader, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.
Acer 32GB WiFi Windows Tablet w/$75 Rakuten credit for $164 + free shipping
Rakuten offers the Acer Iconia 32GB WiFi Windows Tablet, model no. W4-820-Z3742G03aii, for $188.99. Apply coupon code "VC25" and check out via Visa Checkout to cut it to $163.99. Plus, apply coupon code "INTEL75" to bag 7,500 Rakuten Super Points, which convert to a $75 Rakuten Shopping credit. With free shipping and assuming you'll use the credit, that's the lowest total price we could find by $109. It features an Intel Atom 1.33GHz quad-core processor, 1280x800 8" multi-touch screen, 5-megapixel front-facing and 2-megapixel rear-facing cameras, Bluetooth, microHDMI, microUSB, 802.11n wireless, and Windows 8 OS.
Monoprice 5.1 Speaker System, $27 Rakuten Credit for $180 + free shipping
Monoprice via Rakuten Shopping offers the Monoprice Premium 5.1-Channel Speaker System with Subwoofer, model no. 110565, for $179.99 with free shipping. Plus, apply coupon code "SUPER15" to yield 2,700 Rakuten Super Points. (They convert to a $27 credit.) Assuming you use the credit, that's $17 under our May mention and the lowest total price we've seen for this system. (It's also a current price low, after factoring in the credit, by $108.) The four satellite and the single center speakers each use a 3" mid-range driver and a 3/4" dome tweeter while the powered subwoofer features an 8" down-firing speaker and 200-watt amplifier.
HP ENVY Haswell i7 Quad 3.5GHz PC w/ 4GB GPU for $950 + free shipping
HP Home & Home Office offers its HP ENVY Phoenix 810qe Intel Haswell Core i7 3.5GHz Desktop PC, model no. G5B64AV#ABA, for $949.99 with free shipping. That's $150 off and the lowest total price we've seen for a HP ENVY desktop with a Core i7 processor and 4GB GPU. It features an Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Haswell quad-core processor, 12GB RAM, 2TB 7200 rpm hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 745 4GB video, Bluetooth, media card reader, USB 3.0, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.
Refurb Mophie Helium Charging Case for iPhone 5/5s for $35 + free shipping
A4C offers the refurbished Mophie Juice Pack Helium 1,500mAh Charging Case for iPhone 5/5s in Gray for $34.95 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find for a new one by $29, although we saw it for $7 less in May. This 1,500mAh battery pack provides up to six hours of talk time or up to 7 hours on the Internet. Deal ends August 24.
A 90-day A4C waranty applies.
Refurb Cuisinart Mini-Prep Food Processor for $19 + free shipping
Buy.com via Rakuten Shopping offers the refurbished Cuisinart Mini-Prep Food Processor, model no. DLC-1SSFR, for $19.42 with free shipping. That's $4 below our January mention and $11 under the lowest total price we could find by $11 for a new unit. It features a 21-oz. work bowl, two chopping speeds, and stainless steel base.
An 18-month warranty applies, although it's not clear who supplies it.
Refurb Microsoft Surface 2 RT 64GB 11" WiFi Tablet for $330 + free shipping
A4C offers the factory-refurbished Microsoft Surface 2 64GB 10.6" WiFi Windows Tablet in Silver, for $329.95 with free shipping. That's $170 off list and the lowest total price we could find for a refurbished unit. It features an NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core processor, 10.6" 1366x768 multi-touch LCD, 2GB RAM, 64GB internal flash storage, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, front- and rear-facing cameras, microSDXC card slot, up to 8-hour battery life, and Windows RT OS. Deal ends August 24.
A 90-day A4C warranty applies.
Panasonic 50" 1080p LED LCD HDTV for $450 + free shipping
Best Buy offers the Panasonic 50" 1080p LED-Backlit HDTV, model no. TC-50A400U, for $449.99 with free shipping. That's $50 under our June mention and the lowest total price we could find. It features a 1920x1080 (1080p) native resolution, 60Hz refresh rate, two HDMI ports, and one USB port.