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.
Jul 23, 2014
SKECH BluePulse Bluetooth Wireless Headphones w/ Mic for $12 + $4 s&h
MacMall offers the SKECH BluePulse Bluetooth Wireless Headphones with Microphone in White, model no. BTH-561-WHT, for $11.99 plus $3.99 for shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find in any color by $15. They feature headset controls, a frequency response of 18Hz to 25kHz, Bluetooth V2.1+EDR, and up to 11 hours of playback.
HP ENVY AMD Quad Core 2.1GHz Desktop PC for $480 + free shipping, more
HP Home & Home Office offers the HP ENVY 700z AMD A8 2.1GHz Desktop PC (no monitor), model no. G5B61AV#ABA, for $479.99 with free shipping. That's a $170 savings and tied with our mention from a week ago as the lowest total price we could find. It features an AMD A8-6500T 2.1GHz quad-core processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB 7200 rpm hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, and Windows 8.1 64-bit. Deal ends today.
Of note, you can add the HP Pavilion 23xi 23" IPS LED-Backlit LCD Monitor for an additional $129.99. (Select "Customize & Buy," then scroll down to add the monitor.)
Refurb Roku 3 1080p Streaming Media Player, HDMI cable for $65 + free shipping
Newegg via eBay offers the refurbished Roku 3 1080p Wireless Streaming Media Player, model no. 4200XB, bundled with an HDMI Cable for $64.95 with free shipping. That's $3 under our mention from last week (which didn't include an HDMI cable) and the lowest total price we could find for a refurb unit alone by $15. (It's also $30 below the best price we could find for a new one.) Roku 3 streams 1080p HD content from Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Pandora, Flickr, and other media apps. It features Ethernet, 802.11n dual-band wireless, a microSD card slot, USB, motion-sensing remote control, headphones, and HDMI.
Note: No warranty information is provided.
Sony 70" 120Hz 1080p 3D WiFi LED LCD HDTV for $1,799 + free shipping
BuyDig offers the Sony 70" Motionflow 120Hz 1080p 3D WiFi LED-Backlit LCD HD Television, model no. KDL-70W850B, for $1,799 with free shipping. (See this price at final checkout.) That's tied with our mention from five days ago and the lowest total price we've seen for this TV without special payment requirements. (Outside the price below, it's a current low by $201.) Features include a 1920x1080 (1080p) native resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, WiFi, Smart TV (with Netflix, VUDU, Pandora, CinemaNow, and more), USB, four HDMI ports, and two pairs of 3D glasses.
Note, if you don't mind paying with a certified check, money order, or wire transfer, East Coast TV offers it bundled with a Flat Screen TV Wall Mount for $1778.70 with free shipping via coupon code "PAYCHECK". (That coupon can only be used with those payment methods.) You can also opt to pay the in-cart price of $1,815 without the coupon (and pay via any method) if you need the wall mount. Deal ends today.
Fiske Interactive Online College Search 12-Month Subscription for $12
A DealNews exclusive! College Countdown offers a Fiske Interactive Online College Search 12-Month Subscription for $19.99. Coupon code "DNFISKEBESTBUYS" cuts it to $11.99. That's $7 off and the lowest total price we could find. This interactive online resource allows students, families, and educators to access over 300 detailed profiles of the best colleges in the U.S., Great Britain, and Canada.
Dell Financial Services coupons: 35% off $149, 40% off $300, 45% off $450
Dell Financial Services cuts 35% to 45% off a selection of its factory-refurbished and off-lease monitors, desktops, laptops, and more via the coupons listed below. That's tied with last month's mention as the best set of general coupons we've seen this year. Shipping starts at $17.99. Dell refurbished systems are covered by a 100-day Dell warranty. The coupons, all of which expire July 27:
Refurb Dyson DC41 Vacuum w/ $32 Rakuten Credit for $210 + free shipping
Dyson USA via Rakuten Shopping offers the refurbished Dyson DC41 Multi Floor Upright Vacuum for $209.99 with free shipping. Plus, apply coupon code "SUMMERSAVE" to yield 3,150 Rakuten Super Points. (They convert to a $31.50 credit.) Assuming you use the credit, that's $22 under our mention from last month and the lowest total price we've seen for this vacuum. (After factoring in the credit, it's $152 below the best price for a new one.) It features Dyson Ball steering, a motorized brushroll, telescopic reach wand, washable filter, on-board tools, and bagless collection. A 6-month Dyson warranty applies bundled with a 2.5-year ABC Vacuum warranty for a total 3-year warranty. Coupon expires July 24.
Samsung 28" 4K 2160p LED LCD Display for $550 + free shipping
Newegg via eBay offers the Samsung 28" 4K Ultra 2160p LED-Backlit LCD Monitor, model no. U28D590D, for $549.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $50, although it was $20 less last week (since expired). It features a 3840x2160 native resolution (four times that of 1080p), LED backlight, two HDMI ports, and DisplayPort.
Samsung A157 GoPhone for AT&T Wireless for $7 + pickup at Best Buy
As one of its daily deals, Best Buy offers the Samsung A157 GoPhone Cell Phone for AT&T Wireless for $7.49. Choose in-store pickup to dodge the $2.99 shipping fee. That's tied with our December mention and $14 under the best shipped price we could find elsewhere. This 2.8-oz. GSM clamshell phone features a 1.8" color display and up to five hours of talk time. Deal ends today.
Batman Games for PC / Mac at Green Man Gaming: 75% off + extra 20% off
Green Man Gaming takes 75% off a selection of Batman game downloads and DLC for Windows and Mac. Plus, coupon code "P36EYA-K5JYKT-ABO7X9" cuts an extra 20% off. Deals start from $2 after coupon. Note that these games require a Steam account to play. A couple of best bets, each all-time lows:
- Injustice: Gods Among Us - Ultimate Edition for PC for $6 (pictured, low by $24)
- Batman: Arkham Origins for PC for $6 (low by $24)