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 26, 2014
Rosewill 1800W Induction Cooker w/ Stainless Steel Pot for $50 + free shipping
NeweggFlash offers the Rosewill 1,800-watt Induction Cooker with Stainless Steel Pot , model no. RHAI-13001, for $49.99 with free shipping. That's tied with our mention from two weeks ago and the lowest total price we could find now by $5. It features eight power levels from 300 to 1,800 watts, eight temperature settings from 140 to 460°, and an LED display with a 3-hour timer. Deal ends August 1.
Lenovo Y50 Haswell Core i7 Quad 16" 1080p Laptop for $1,120 + $9 s&h
TigerDirect offers the 5.3-lb. Lenovo IdeaPad Y50 Intel Haswell Core i7 2.4GHz 15.6" 1080p Laptop, model no. 59425651, for $1,119.99 plus $8.68 for shipping. That's $90 off and the lowest total price we could find. Features include an Intel Core i7-4700HQ 2.4GHz Haswell quad-core processor, 15.6" 1920x1080 (1080p) LED-Backlit LCD, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M 4GB graphics, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, webcam, USB 3.0, HDMI, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.
BUSlink 160GB CipherShield USB External SSD for $160 + free shipping
Mwave offers the BUSlink 160GB CipherShield USB 2.0 External Solid State Drive, model no. DSC-160SSDU2, for $159.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $7. It features CipherShield Smart Insert technology with CipherKey to authenticate the drive and AES 128-bit encryption .
Canon S110 12MP Camera Bundle for $183 after rebate + free shipping
BuyDig offers the Canon PowerShot S110 12.1-Megapixel WiFi Digital Camera in Black, model no. 6351B001, bundled with a DigPro Carrying Case, the Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Wireless Inkjet Photo Printer, model no. 6228B002, Lexar 16GB UHS-I Class 10 SDHC Card, and the Canon Semi-Gloss 13" x 19" Photo Paper 50-Pack for $183 with free shipping via the steps below. That's $15 below last month's mention and the lowest total price we could find by $66 for the camera alone. The camera features a 3" touchscreen LCD, 1080p video recording, 5x optical zoom, 10 fps continuous shooting, WiFi, USB, and SDHC card slot. The printer features a 4800x2400 dpi maximum print resolution, up to 13x19" wide-format printing, 802.11n wireless, PictBridge compatibility, and USB. Rebate expires August 30. To get this deal:
Toshiba Satellite Celeron Dual 12" Touch Laptop for $320 + free shipping
B&H Photo-Video offers the 3.3-lb. Toshiba Satellite Intel Celeron 2GHz 11.6" Touchscreen Laptop, model no. NB15T-A1304, for $319.99 with free shipping. That's $9 under our last week's mention and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a current price low by $9.) It features an Intel Bay Trail Celeron N2810 2GHz dual-core processor, 11.6" 1366x768 (720p) multi-touch LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, 802.11ac dual-band wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, media card reader, 3-cell battery, and Windows 8.
Refurb iPhone 5s 16GB Smartphone for AT&T for $50 + free shipping
With a new 2-year agreement, AT&T Wireless offers the refurbished Apple iPhone 5s 16GB Smartphone for AT&T in Space Gray, Silver, or Gold for $49.99 with free shipping. That's tied with our mention from three weeks ago and as the lowest price we've seen for the iPhone 5s. (It's also $149 below the best price we could find for a new one.) It features an Apple A7 processor, 4" 1136x640 Retina display, 8-megapixel iSight camera with 5-element lens with f/2.2 aperture, True Tone flash, and 1080p video capture with 30 fps video shooting (120 fps shooting at 720p slow motion playback), 1.2-megapixel FaceTime HD camera, Touch ID fingerprint reader built into the home button, M7 motion coprocessor, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, and dual microphones.
A $40 activation fee and a 90-day AT&T warranty applies.
360-Degree Rotating Suction Grip Phone Mount 2-Pack for $5 + free shipping
iTechDeals offers a 360-Degree Rotating Suction Grip Phone Mount 2-Pack for $5.98. Coupon code "SAVE1" cuts it to $4.98. With free shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find for two such mounts by $3. This mount can hold phones in any orientation, including portrait or landscape.
VIBE Talking Projection LCD Alarm Clock for $7 + free shipping
GearXS via eBay offers the VIBE Talking Projection LCD Alarm Clock, model no. VE-818, for $6.99 with free shipping. That's $2 under our mention from two weeks ago and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's also a buck under the best price we could find for a similar clock elsewhere.) It features an adjustable swivel projector, on-the-hour chime, talking function, and LCD time and temperature display. Three AAA batteries are required (not included).
HP ENVY 17-j142nr i7 Quad 17" 1080p Touch Laptop for $799 + free shipping
Microsoft Store offers the 7.1-lb. HP ENVY Touchsmart Intel Haswell Core i7 2.4GHz 17.3" 1080p Touchscreen Laptop in Silver, model no. 17-j142nr, for $799 with free shipping. That's $100 under our May mention and the lowest total price we could find. Features include an Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz Haswell quad-core processor, 17.3" 1920x1080 touchscreen LCD, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, webcam, 6-cell battery, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.
Refurb Apple 23" Aluminum Cinema LCD Display for $150 + $19 s&h
MegaMacs offers the refurbished Apple 23" Aluminum Cinema LCD Monitor, model no. M9178LL/A, for $149.99 plus around $19 for shipping. That's $30 under our mention from last fall and the lowest total price we could find for a used one now by $166 (this one's refurbished). It features a 1920x1200 native resolution, USB hub, two FireWire 400 ports, and DVI input. Deal ends July 30.
A 30-day MegaMacs warranty applies