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.
Aug 21, 2014
Refurb Roku 3 1080p Streaming Media Player, HDMI for $70 + free shipping
NeweggFlash offers the refurbished Roku 3 1080p Wireless Streaming Media Player, model no. 4200XB, bundled with an HDMI Cable for $69.95 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find for a refurb unit alone by $10, although we saw this bundle for $5 less last month. 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. Deal ends August 22.
A 90-day warranty is included, but it's unclear who backs it.
Samsung 32GB Class 10 microSDHC Card w/ SD Adapter for $16 + free shipping
A4C offers the Samsung 32GB Class 10 microSDHC Card w/ SD Adapter, model no. MB-MGBGB, for $15.95 with free shipping. That's $3 below our May mention of a similar MicroSDHC card and the lowest total price we could find by $26. It features read and write speeds of a sustained minimum of 10MB/s. Deal ends August 25.
Monoprice coupon: 20% off laptop, camera, & tablet cases, from $5 + $3 s&h
Monoprice cuts 20% off laptop bags, camera bags, and tablet sleeves via coupon code "BAGS20", with prices starting from $5.28 after coupon. Shipping starts around $3. Some exclusions apply. Coupon expires August 25. A couple of best bets after coupon:
Titanfall for PC for $20, Digital Deluxe Edition for $36, more
Origin offers downloads of Titanfall for Windows for $19.99. That's $6 below our mention from a month ago and the lowest total price we've seen for this game. (It's also $10 under the best price we could find for physical copy.)
Of note, the Digital Deluxe Edition is available for $35.99. That's $14 below our June mention and the lowest total price we've seen. It includes the game plus the Titanfall Season Pass.
Already own the game? Origin also offers DLC Packs with prices starting at $7.99. Each is the best price we've seen and a low by at least $2. Sale ends August 25 at 11 am ET.
Samsung 1TB 840 EVO Series SATA 6Gbps SSD for $380 + free shipping
Newegg via eBay offers the Samsung 1TB 840 EVO Series Serial ATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD, model no. MZ-7TE1T0BW, for the in-cart price of $379.99 with free shipping. That's $10 under our mention from three weeks ago and the lowest total price we've seen for this SSD. (It's also a current price low by $61.) It features read speeds of up to 540MB/s and write speeds of up to 520MB/s.
Jaybird Freedom Sprint Stereo Bluetooth Headset for $61 + $5 s&h
A DealNews exclusive! As one of its daily deals, Yugster offers the Jaybird Freedom Sprint Sweat-Proof Stereo Bluetooth Earbuds in White or Black, model no. JF4MBL, for $64.97. Coupon code "DEALNEWS4" cuts it to $60.97. With $5 for shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $19. These headphones feature on-ear music/call controls, tangle-free flat cord, up to 4.5 hours of play time, and USB charging cable.
A4C Clearance Sale: Up to 80% off
A4C takes up to 83% off clearance items, with deals starting from $3.95. (Prices are as marked.) Plus, all items bag free shipping. Choose from small accessories, tablets, speakers, Blu-ray Disc players, and many other items. A few best bets:
- A4C Back to School Sale: Up to 50% off, deals from $3 + free shipping
Refurb Panasonic Smart WiFi Blu-ray Disc Player for $50 + free shipping
A4C offers the refurbished Panasonic Smart Network Blu-ray Disc Player, model no. DMP-BD91, for $49.95 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find for a refurb by $20. It features 1080p output, WiFi, VieraCast (with Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, and more) and DLNA for streaming media from networked devices. Deal expires August 24.
Note, a 90-day A4C warranty applies.
Fujifilm X-S1 12MP 26x Zoom Digital Camera for $300 + $7 s&h
TigerDirect offers the Fujifilm X-S1 12-Megapixel Digital Camera for $329.96. Coupon code "HGB137044" cuts it to $299.96. With around $7 for shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $39, and the second-best price we've ever seen for this model. (We saw it for $28 less in April.) It features a 3" tilting LCD, 26x optical zoom, f/2.8 to f/5.6 lens, 2/3" EXR CMOS sensor, electronic viewfinder, SDXC card slot, all-metal dials, and USB and HDMI ports.