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.
Apr 16, 2014
MHD Sport WiFi Action Camera for $150 + $9 s&h
Monoprice offers the MHD Sport WiFi Action Camera, model no. 10629, for $176.88. Coupon code "CAMERA15" cuts it to $150.35. With $8.62 for shipping, that's $100 off list price and the lowest total price we could find, although we saw it for $3 less last month. Features include 5.0 megapixel CMOS sensor, 1280x720p native resolution, 256MB internal flash memory, WiFi, microSD card slot, LCD display, waterproof case for depths up to 196 feet, and wrist remote.
Canon imageCLASS Multifunction Laser Printer for $125 + free shipping
PCRush offers the Canon imageCLASS MF4880dw WiFi All-in-One Monochrome Laser Printer, model no. 6371B010AA, which also scans and copies, for $249.95. Coupon code "CANONMF4880X2" cuts it to $124.95. With free shipping, that's $4 under our mention from last week and the lowest total price we've seen for this printer. (It's also a current price low by $5; most merchants charge $160 or more.) It features up to 26 ppm monochrome printing, up to 1200x600 printing dpi, 600 dpi optical resolution, 802.11n wireless, Ethernet, and USB.
Sony 50" Motionflow XR 480 1080p 3D WiFi LED LCD TV for $937 + free shipping
Nothing But Software offers the Sony 50" Motionflow XR 480 1080p 3D WiFi LED-Backlit LCD HD Television, model no. KDL-50W800B, for $936.43 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $62, although we saw it for $7 less last week. It comes with two pairs of 3D glasses and features a resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p), built-in WiFi, access to the Sony Entertainment Network (with Netflix, Hulu Plus, and more), four HDMI ports, and surround sound.
Apple iMac i5 Quad 27" Desktop w/ 1TB Fusion HDD for $1,655 + $23 s&h
Expercom offers the Apple iMac Intel Core i5 2.9GHz 27" Desktop, model no. Z0MR0005G, for $1,655.10 plus $23 for shipping. That's $344 off list and the lowest total price we could find for this model. Features include an Intel Core i5 2.9GHz quad-core processor, 27" 2560x1440 display, 8GB RAM, 1TB Fusion hard drive, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M 512MB graphics card, 802.11n wireless, and OS X (Mountain Lion). Deal ends April 30.
Don't need the Fusion drive? MacMall offers the same system minus the Fusion upgrade for $1,299.99 with free shipping.
Seagate 3TB NAS SATA 6Gbps Internal Hard Drive for $110 + free shipping
TigerDirect offers the Seagate NAS 3TB Serial ATA 6Gb/s Internal Hard Drive, model no. ST3000VN000, for $119.97. Coupon code "UFY123970" cuts it to $109.97. With free shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $20, although we saw it for $4 less in October. It features a 64MB cache and includes NASWorks technology, which purports customized error recovery controls, power management, and vibration tolerance for performance and reliability in a 1- to 5-bay configuration.
Refurb ASUS Infinity 10" 32GB Android Tablet for $180 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, Newegg via eBay offers the refurbished 1.3-lb. ASUS Transformer Infinity 10.1" 32GB Android Tablet in Amethyst Gray, model no. TF700T-B1-GR, for $179.99 with free shipping. That's $35 under our January refurb mention and the lowest total price we've seen for a new or refurb model. (It's also a current price low for a refurb by $19; for new by $98.) It features an NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 10.1" 1920x1200 LCD, 32GB internal flash storage, NVIDIA ULP GeForce graphics, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, rear LED flash, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, microSD card slot, HDMI, GPS, and Google Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Deal ends April 17 at 11 am ET.
Note: No warranty information is provided.
Refurb Toshiba Excite 8" 16GB Android Tablet for $113 + free shipping
Toshiba via eBay offers the factory-refurbished 0.77-lb. Toshiba Excite AT275-T16 7.7" 16GB Android Tablet in Silver, model no. PDA09U-002004, for $112.99 with free shipping. That's $84 less than the best price we could find for a new one, as well as the lowest total price we've seen for this tablet in any condition. It features a NVIDIA Tegra 3 Super 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 7.7" 1280x800 touchscreen LCD, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal flash storage, 2-megapixel front camera and 5-megapixel back-facing camera, Bluetooth 3.0 + HS, 802.11n wireless, microSD card slot, GPS, and Google Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). A 90-day Toshiba warranty applies.
D-Link MovieNite Plus Streaming Media Player for $30 + free shipping
AltaTac via eBay offers the D-Link MovieNite Plus Streaming Media Player, model no. DSM-312, for $29.99 with free shipping. That's a buck under our mention from November and the lowest total price we've ever seen. (It's also a current low by $10.) It features 5.1 audio capability, 1080p video capability, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Ethernet port, HDMI output, and remote control.
AceAbove Leather Folio Wallet Case and Stand for HTC One M8 for $1 + $5 s&h
CTCStore offers the AceAbove Leather Folio Wallet Case and Stand for HTC One M8 in Pink for $4.49. Coupon code "NSFH7QXC" cuts it to $1.25. With $4.50 for shipping, that's pennies below last month's mention of a different color and the lowest total price we could find. It features PU leather construction, an RFID-blocking credit card sleeve, and landscape or portrait orientation viewing. Deal ends April 20.
Kingston 8GB 240-Pin PC RAM for $55 + free shipping
Best Buy offers the Kingston 8GB HyperX Blu DDR3-1600 240-pin SDRAM Desktop RAM, model no. KHX1600C10D3B1/8G, for $54.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $10, although we saw it for $7 less in February. It features CAS Latency 10 timing.