You're going to want something to watch and listen to over the holidays, so why not get some of this great home theater gear?
Your TV's built-in speakers aren't good enough. Do yourself a favor and upgrade to a sound bar this holiday season.
Discs are on the way out, so we've rounded up the best boxes to stream movies and TV shows for this holiday season.
The only way to get true home theater sound is with a separate AV receiver or amplifier. Here are the best options for the audiophiles on your gift list.
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Normally $100, these top-rated 'phones provide over-the-ear comfort, enhanced bass, and detachable cords.
Apr 18, 2014
Refurb Dell Venue 8 Pro 8" 64GB Windows 8.1 Tablet for $200 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, AltaTac via eBay offers the factory-refurbished Dell Venue 8 Pro 8" 64GB Windows 8.1 Tablet in Black, model no. BELL8-1818BLK, for $199.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we've seen for this 64GB tablet. (It's also a current price low for a refurb by $45; a new one is at least $107 more.) It features a Intel Atom Z3740D 1.33GHz quad-core processor, 8" 1280x800 IPS touchscreen, 2GB RAM, 64GB memory, 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera and 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth, media card reader, and Windows 8.1 32-bit. A 1-year Dell warranty applies. Deal ends today.
Beats Mixr On-Ear Headphones for $170 + free shipping
Altatac via eBay offers the Beats Mixr On-Ear Headphones in White for $169.99 with free shipping. That's $10 under our refurb mention from last week (these are new) and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a current low by $79.) Designed by David Guetta, these feature leatherette ear cushions and in-line control and mic cable.
ASUS Intel Dual Core 1.8GHz 16" Touchscreen Laptop for $350 + free shipping
Best Buy offers the 5.1-lb. ASUS Pentium Dual-Core 1.8GHz 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop, model no. X550CA-SPD0304U, for $349.99 with free shipping. That's $30 off list and a very low price for a 15.6" touchscreen laptop with an Intel CPU. It features an Intel Pentium Dual-Core 2117U 1.8GHz processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit touchscreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, 4-cell battery, and Windows 8 64-bit.
SanDisk USB Flash Drives at Best Buy: Up to 71% off, from $10 + free shipping
Best Buy cuts up to 71% off a selection of SanDisk USB 3.0 flash drives, as listed below. Plus, they each qualify for free shipping. Deals expire April 19. The flash drives:
Apple iPhone 5c 16GB for AT&T for $1 + pickup at Best Buy
For in-store pickup only, with activation of a new 2-year contract or contract extension, Best Buy offers the Apple iPhone 5c 16GB Smartphone for AT&T in White, model no. ME505LL/A, for $1. That's the second-best price we've ever seen for the iPhone 5c and a current low by $98. (We saw it for free in December.) It features an Apple A6 processor, 4" 1136x640 Retina display, 8-megapixel iSight camera, 1.2-megapixel FaceTime HD camera, 1080p video capture, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, dual microphones, and Apple iOS 7. Deal ends April 19.
Refurb Apple MacBook Core 2 Duo 13" Laptop, case for $500 + $21 s&h
MegaMacs offers the refurbished Apple MacBook Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz 13.3" Laptop, model no. MC516LL/A, bundled with an Incase Hard Laptop Case in Red or White (you'll receive an email asking for your color choice) for $499.99 plus around $21 for shipping. That's $20 under our mention of this combo from last week and the lowest total price we've seen for this laptop alone with 4GB RAM. It features an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz dual-core processor, 1280x800 LCD, 4GB RAM, 250GB hard drive, SuperDrive, AirPort Extreme (802.11n), Bluetooth, webcam, and OS X 10.9 (Mavericks). A 90-Day AppleCare warranty applies. Deal ends April 23.
Toshiba AMD Quad Core 1.3GHz 16" Laptop w/ Software for $250 + free shipping
Best Buy offers the 5.3-lb. Toshiba Satellite C55D-A5120 AMD E2 1.3GHz 15.6" Laptop in Satin Black bundled with a download of Kaspersky Internet Security 3-User 6-Month for Windows for $249.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find for the laptop alone by $78. (For further comparison, we saw it bundled a printer, flash drive, and laptop bag for $344 in February.) It features an AMD E2-3800 1.3Ghz quad-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, webcam, 6-cell battery, and Windows 8.1. Deal ends April 19.
Battlefield 1942 for PC for free
Origin offers downloads of Battlefield 1942 for Windows for free. That's $7 less than the best total price we could find for a boxed copy.
Grado SR60i Prestige Series On-Ear Headphones for $55 + $6 s&h
J&R offers the Grado SR60i Prestige Series On-Ear Headphones for $54.99 plus around $6 for shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $18, although we saw them for $2 less two weeks ago. It features a soft adjustable headband, 1/4" screw-in adapter for use with professional equipment, and frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz.
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