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 25, 2014
Antec ISK-600 Mini ITX Computer Case for $34 after rebate + free shipping
Fry's offers the Antec ISK-600 Mini ITX Tower Computer Case for $54. This $20 mail-in rebate cuts it to $34. With free shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $23. It supports Mini-ITX motherboards and features three internal 3.5" drive bays, two internal 2.5" drive bays, two expansion slots, a slim optical drive bay, a 120mm fan, and a USB 3.0 port. Deal ends July 31.
EVGA GeForce GT610 2GB PCIe Video Card for $20 after rebate + free shipping
Fry's Electronics offers the EVGA Geforce GT610 2GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 Video Card, model no. 02G-P3-2619-KR, for $39.99. This $20 mail-in rebate cuts it to $19.99. With free shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $20. It features an 810MHz core clock, DirectX 12, and OpenGL 4.2 support. Rebate expires July 31.
Microsoft Docking Station for Surface Pro / Surface Pro 2 for $100 + free shipping
Best Buy offers the Microsoft Docking Station for Microsoft Surface Pro / Surface Pro 2, model no. G5Y-00001, for $99.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $45, although most stores charge $200 or more. It allows you to connect to and charge a select peripheral devices, including mice, cell phones, and external hard drives. It features an Ethernet port and USB 3.0.
RCA 55" 120Hz 1080p LED LCD HDTV for $480 + free shipping
Best Buy offers the RCA 55" 120Hz 1080p LED-Backlit LCD HD Television, model no. LED55C55R120Q, for $479.99 with free shipping. That's $20 under our mention from three weeks ago and the best outright price we've ever seen. (It's also a current price low by $70.) It features a 1920x1080 (1080p) native resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, LED backlight, two HDMI inputs, and USB.
Nostalgia Electrics Hot Air Popcorn Popper for $10 + pickup at Best Buy
Best Buy offers the Nostalgia Electrics Star Pop Hot Air Popcorn Popper in Red, model no. SPP500RED, for $9.99. Opt for in-store pickup to dodge the $2.99. That's $4 under our mention from March and the lowest price we could find today by $4. It uses hot air instead of oil to cook and it comes with a kernel measuring cup.
Sony DSC-W830 20MP 8x Digital Camera for $90 + free shipping
Best Buy offers the Sony DSC-W830 20.1-Megapixel Digital Camera in Silver or Black for $89.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $18. It features a 2.7" LCD, 8x optical zoom, image stabilization, 720p video capture, SDXC and Memory Stick Pro slot, and USB.
Samsung Galaxy 16MP WiFi Camera for $200 + free shipping
Best Buy offers the Samsung Galaxy 16-Megapixel WiFi Camera in White, model no. EK-GC110ZWAXAR, for $199.99 with free shipping. That's tied with our mention from last month and the lowest total price we could find by $100. It features a 23mm wide-angle lens, 21x zoom, voice command, photo editing capabilities, and 4.8" LCD HD touchscreen.
Roku LT HD Wireless Media Player for $37 + free shipping
Best Buy offers the Roku LT HD Wireless Media Player, model no. 2700R, for $36.99 with free shipping. That's tied with our May mention as the lowest total price we've seen for a new unit. (It's also a current low by $13. For further comparison, we saw a refurb for $2 less two weeks ago.) This device streams 720p HD content from Netflix, Amazon Video On Demand, HBO GO, Pandora, Hulu Plus, and more. It features 802.11n wireless and HDMI and analog outputs.
Fujifilm X-M1 16MP SLR-Like Camera w/ 16-50mm lens for $400 + free shipping
Newegg via eBay offers the Fujifilm X-M1 16.3-Megapixel Compact Digital SLR-Like Camera with a Fujifilm XC 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS Lens for $399.99 with free shipping. That's $15 under our mention from two days ago and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's also a current low by $183.) It features a 3" tilting LCD, 1080p video capture, 802.11n wireless, and HDMI output.