Tablets and e-book readers
This is it. The very best tablets you can buy this holiday season.
Small tablets are cheaper and more portable than their larger cousins, and now -- if the Kindle Fire HDX is any indication -- no longer sacrifice performance for price.
Every year tablet graphical performance gets a hefty bump, and 2013 was no different. There are now several tablets available that give dedicated portable gaming systems more than a run for their graphical horsepower money. Here's a look at the best ones.
E-readers for the holidays, some of which will actually fit in your stockings! Maybe.
Latest Tech Deals
Normally $100, these top-rated 'phones provide over-the-ear comfort, enhanced bass, and detachable cords.
Oct 21, 2014
ASUS MeMO Pad HD 8" 16GB Android Tablet for $100 + free shipping
GameStop offers the ASUS MeMO Pad HD 8" 16GB Android Tablet in Pink for $99.97 with free shipping. That's $16 under our mention from three weeks ago and the lowest total price we've seen for a new tablet. (It's also a current low by $85.) It features a quad-core 1.6GHz processor, 8" 1280x800 HD IPS touchscreen display, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage, front- and rear-facing cameras, 802.11n wireless, microSD card reader, microUSB, and Google Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean).
Matsunichi 500GB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $30 + free shipping
Today only, TigerDirect offers the Matsunichi 500GB Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, model no. DM-256-BK-500GB, for $44.99. Coupon code "UKE144970" cuts it to $29.99. With free shipping, that's $30 off, $5 under our August mention, and the lowest price we could find.
Targus Stow-N-Go Black Chill Mat for Laptops for $5 + free shipping
A DealNews exclusive! iTech Deals offers the Targus Stow-N-Go Black Chill Mat for Laptops, model no. AWE23US, for $6.97. Coupon code "DEALN2" cuts it to $4.97. With free shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $2. (Most stores charge $25 or more.) It features an adjustable width for laptops up to 15.4", non-skid surface, built-in fan, USB power, and cable storage.
36" 1,500W Wall-Mounted Electric Fireplace for $120 + free shipping
A Plus Choice via eBay offers the 36" 1,500W Wall-Mounted Electric Fireplace for $119.95 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $40. It features 3D flame design, two heat settings, remote control, overheating protection, and purports to have up to 50,000 hour life span.
Open-Box Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S5 Phone for $420 + free shipping
Chubbiestech via eBay offers the open-box Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S5 16GB Android Phone in Black or White, model no. SM-G900A, for $419.99 with free shipping. That's $10 under last month's mention and the best price we've seen for any unlocked Galaxy S5. (It's also a current price low by $105.) It features a 5.1" 1920x1080 AMOLED touchscreen display, 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 802.11n wireless, 16-megapixel rear-facing camera, 2-megapixel front facing camera, microSD card slot, Bluetooth 4.0, and Android 4.4 (KitKat).
No warranty information is provided.
Altec Lansing Bliss Platinum In-Ear Headphones for $5 + free shipping
A4C offers the Altec Lansing Bliss Platinum In-Ear Headphones, model no. MZX736, in White (pictured) or Black for $4.95 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $8. These noise isolating earbuds feature 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response and three sizes of ear tips. Deal ends October 24.
Refurbished Plantronics M70 Bluetooth Headset for $17 + free shipping
A4C offers the refurbished Plantronics M70 Bluetooth Headset, model no. 200739-01, in Black for $16.95 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find for a new unit by $8. It features voice alerts, HD audio clarity, multipoint technology and on/off and volume controls. Deal ends October 24. Deal ends October 24.
A 90-day A4C warranty applies.
Electrolux UltraCaptic Bagless Canister Vacuum for $280 + free shipping
NeweggFlash offers the Electrolux UltraCaptic Bagless Canister Vacuum, model no. EL4650A, for $279.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $205. It features electronic suction control, LED suction level display, HEPA filtration, and one-touch release dust cup. Deal expires October 25.
Aspire Framed Wall Mirror for $78 + free shipping
Wayfair offers the Aspire Framed Wall Mirror in Bronze for $77.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $37. It features dimensions of approximately 36" x 24" x 2".
LG 49" 4K 2160p WiFi HDTV, 2.1 Soundbar, LG G Pad for $1,249 + free shipping
BuyDig offers the LG 49" 4K 2160p WiFi LED-Backlit LCD Ultra HD Television, model no. 49UB8200, bundled with the LG 2.1-Channel 300-watt Bluetooth Soundbar, model no. NB3530A, and LG G Pad 7" 8GB Android Tablet in Black, model no. LGV400.AUSABK, for $1,249 with free shipping. (These items will add to cart automatically.) Outside of the deal below, that's $314 under the lowest total price we could find for these items purchased separately elsewhere.
The TV features a 3840x2160 (four times that of 1080p TVs) native resolution, WiFi content streaming (Netflix, Youtube, Hulu Plus, more), three HDMI inputs, and USB. The soundbar includes a wireless subwoofer and features two optical inputs, one HDMI input, and one HDMI output. The tablet includes a 1280x800 7" touchscreen LCD, Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8026 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 8GB flash storage, WiFi, 3-megapixel rear-facing camera, 1.3-megapixel front camera, microSD slot, and Android 4.2 (KitKat).
Of note, B&H Photo Video offers this combo for the same price.