Tablets and e-book readers
CNET's picks for the best of the best tablets and e-readers this holiday season.
Want a "real" tablet machine? Not willing to settle for something that conveniently fits in your pocket or purse? Then click on, my friend.
Trying to decide on the best 7-inch tablet this holiday season? We round up our favorite little tablets.
If you're looking for a dedicated e-book reader for a holiday gift, or for your own reading pleasure, check out CNET's picks for the very best options out right now.
Latest Tech Deals
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May 23, 2013
Hidden SD Card Spy Camcorders from $59 + free shipping
eSpyMall discounts a selection SD card hidden camcorders with deals starting at $58.95, as listed below. With free shipping via coupon code "MEMDAY", that's the best sale we've seen on SD Card hidden spy cameras from eSpyMall this year. Deal ends May 27. Some best bets, each with free shipping after coupon:
- ID Badge Hidden MicroSD Camcorder (pictured) for $58.95
- Wall Outlet Hidden MicroSD Card Camcorder for $69
- Flashlight Hidden MicroSD Card Camcorder for $79
- Outdoor Artificial Rock Hidden Motion-Activated SD Card Camcorder for $299
- see all discounted SD card hidden cameras at eSpyMall
Dell 15R Ivy Bridge Core i5 Dual 16" Laptop w/ Win 8 for $600 + free shipping
Dell Home offers its 6.3-lb. Dell Inspiron 15R Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5 1.8GHz 15.6" LED-Backlit Laptop in Moon Silver for $599.99. With free shipping, that's $239 off and the lowest total price we could find, although we saw it for $50 less in March. It features an Intel Core i5-3337U 1.8GHz Ivy Bridge dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, webcam, 6-cell battery, and Windows 8 64-bit.
Iomega Rearview Mirror for LCD Displays for $9 + $3 s&h
MegaMacs offers the Iomega Rearview Mirror for LCD Monitors for $8.99 plus $2.96 for shipping. That's a buck under our mention from last summer and the lowest total price we could find by $3. Deal ends May 29.
Dell Inspiron Ivy Core i3 Dual 16" Touchscreen Laptop for $500 + free shipping
Dell Home offers its 4.9-lb. Dell Inspiron 15 Intel Ivy Bridge Core i3 1.9GHz 15.6" Touchscreen LED-Backlit Laptop for $549.99. Coupon code "62J6QV5C6M180S" drops it to $499.99. With free shipping, that's tied with our mention from a week ago as the lowest total price we've seen for a touchscreen Inspiron 15 laptop. (We saw it bundled with a $100 Dell gift card in March for $600.) It features an Intel Core i3-3227U 1.9GHz Ivy Bridge dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 touchscreen LED-backlit LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, 6-cell battery, and Windows 8 64-bit. Deal ends May 28.
F22mm Extended Telephoto Lens for iPhone 4 / 4S for $20 + free shipping
All4Cellular offers this F22mm Extended Telephoto Lens for iPhone 4 / 4S in Titanium for $24.95. In-cart, that drops to $19.95. With free shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $9. It features a 12X optical zoom and comes with a mini tripod and carrying case. Deal ends May 29.
Refurb Kensington iPhone Charge and Sync Dock for $8 + free shipping
All4Cellular offers the refurbished Kensington iPhone Charge and Sync Dock, model no. K39257US, for $7.95 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find for a refurb by $3. This dock is compatible with iPhone 4 /4S, iPhone 3G / 3GS, and 1st/2nd-generation iPod touch. Deal ends May 29.
A 90-day All4Cellular warranty applies.
Apple Mac Pro 8-Core 2.4GHz Workstation for $2,099 + $28 s&h
Expercom offers the Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon 8-Core 2.4GHz Workstation, model no. MC561LL/A, for $2,099 plus $27.50 for shipping. That's $522 under the lowest total price we could find for a refurb direct from Apple (this one's new). It features two Intel Xeon 5100 2.4GHz quad-core processors (8 cores total), 6GB RAM, 1TB 7200 rpm hard drive, SuperDrive, ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB video card, and Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.
Of note, scroll down and add three years of AppleCare for an additional $100. That's tied with last week's mention.
Samsung 50" 120Hz 1080p LED LCD TV, $200 Dell GC for $850 + free shipping
Dell Home offers the Samsung 5-Series 50" 120Hz 1080p LED-Backlit LCD HD Television, model no. UN50EH5300, bundled with a $200 Dell e-Gift Card for $849.99 with free shipping. Assuming you'll use the gift card, that's the lowest total price we could find by $119, although we saw it for $102 less last month. Features include a 1920x1080 (1080p) native resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, LED backlight, WiFi, Ethernet, USB, SmartTV Internet applications (including Vudu, Hulu Plus, YouTube, and more), and three HDMI inputs. Deal ends May 26.
- Get a high-capacity portable battery pack for $19.99 shipped
Toshiba Satellite i3 Dual 2.5GHz 16" Laptop w/ 2GB GPU for $550 + free shipping
Ending today, ToshibaDirect offers its 5.5-lb. Toshiba Satellite S850-BT3N22 Intel Ivy Bridge Core i3 2.5GHz 15.6" Laptop in Ice Blue Brushed Aluminum, model no. PSKFUU-0NG017, for $549.99 with free shipping. That's $325 off and the lowest total price we've seen for a Toshiba S850-BT3N22 with a Intel Core i3-3120M processor. (For further comparison, we saw this model with a weaker processor and less RAM for $30 less in January.) Features include an Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz Ivy Bridge dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 8GB RAM, 640GB hard drive, AMD Radeon HD 7670M 2GB video card, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, 720p webcam, HDMI, 6-cell battery, and Windows 8.