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.
Oct 25, 2014
Samsung 40" 1080p WiFi LED LCD Smart HDTV, Cable for $330 + free shipping
Adorama Camera via eBay offers the Samsung 40" 1080p WiFi LED-Backlit LCD Smart HD Television, model no. UN40H5203, budled with a 6-foot HDMI Cable for the in-cart price of $329.99 with free shipping. That's $10 under last week's mention of the TV alone and the lowest total price we could find now by $95. Features include a native resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p), WiFi, USB, and two HDMI inputs.
Refurb Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S III 16GB Phone for $189 + free shipping
The Cell Phone Nerd via eBay offers the refurbished Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S III 16GB Android Smartphone in White, model no. SGH-I747, for $188.79 with free shipping. That's tied with our mention from two weeks ago and and the lowest total price we've seen for an unlocked 16GB Samsung Galaxy S III. (It's a current low by $51 for a new model.) This quad-band GSM phone features a 4.8" 720x1280 touchscreen SuperAMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 1.5GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB memory, 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.9MP front camera, 1080p video recording, microSD / microSDHC, accelerometer, compass, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS.
Note: No warranty information is provided.
Monoprice Premium Over-the-Ear Pro Headphone for $20 + free shipping
Monoprice via eBay offers its Monoprice Premium Hi-Fi DJ Style Over-the-Ear Pro Headphones in Black, model no. MEP-839, for $19.90 with free shipping. That's tied with the our mention from two weeks ago and the lowest total price we could find by $13. They feature a 3.5mm jack, two 3.5mm audio cables, and 3.5mm to 1/4" gold-plated adapter plug.
SanDisk 4GB Memory Stick Pro Duo Memory Card for $4 + free shipping
A4C offers the SanDisk 4GB Memory Stick Pro Duo Memory Card in Red, model no. SDMSG-4096, for $3.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $9. It's ideal for Sony camcorders, cameras, and gaming devices. Deal ends October 27.
Canon T5 18MP DSLR w/ 2 lenses, more for $358 after rebate + free shipping
Ending today, Adorama offers the Canon EOS Rebel T5 18-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera with the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens, model no. 9126B003, bundled with the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens, model no. 6473A003, Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Professional Photo Inkjet Printer, model no. 6228B002, and Canon SG-201 Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss 13x19" 50-Sheet Pack, model no. 1686B064, for $708. (Add all items to your bundle to see this price.) This $350 mail-in rebate drops it to $358. With free shipping, that's $290 below the lowest total price we could find for these items purchased separately elsewhere. (For further comparison, we saw this bundle without the 75-300mm lens for $9 less last month.) The camera features a 3" LCD with Live View, scene intelligent auto mode, 3 fps continuous shooting speed, 1080p video recording, mini HDMI output, SDXC card slot, and mini USB.
Unlocked Huawei Ascend Mate2 Android Smartphone for $290 + free shipping
Yapper Wireless via eBay offers the Unlocked Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G GSM Android Smartphone in White or Black for $289.99 with free shipping. That's $10 below our mention from five days ago, which included a $25 Newegg gift card and charge cable, and the lowest total price we could find by $10. It features a 6.1" 1280x720 (720p) touchscreen LCD with Gorilla Glass 3, Quad Cortex A7 1.6GHz processor, 16GB storage, 802.11ac wireless, Sony 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera, 1080p video capture, microSD card slot, and Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean).
Refurb Apple iPad 2 64GB WiFi Tablet for $250 + free shipping
MegaMacs offers the refurbished Apple iPad 2 64GB WiFi Tablet in White, model no. MC981LL/A, for $249.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $300 for a new model, although we saw a refurb for $30 less in August. This 0.3"-thick tablet weighs 1.3 lbs. and features an Apple A5 1GHz dual-core processor, 9.7" 1024x768 LCD touchscreen display, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, accelerometer, compass, and up to 10 hours of battery life. Deal ends October 29.
A 90-day MegaMacs warranty applies.
Open-Box Samsung 3D Blu-ray Disc Player for $60 + free shipping
A4C offers the open-box Samsung 3D WiFi Blu-ray Disc Player, model no. BD-H5900, for $59.95. With free shipping, that's $10 under our July mention of a new unit and $25 below the lowest total price we could find for a new device today. It features built-in WiFi, HDMI, and USB connectivity. Deal ends October 26.
A 90-day A4C warranty applies.
Griffin PowerDuo 1,000mAh Charger for iPhone / iPod for $7 + free shipping
A4C offers the Griffin PowerDuo 1,000mAh Reserve Charger and Backup Pack, model no. NA23062, for $6.95 with free shipping. That's $58 off list and the lowest total price we could find. It includes both a wall and car charger and should work with most devices that charge via USB. Deal ends October 26.
Samsung Blu-ray Disc Player for $43 + free shipping
A4C offers the Samsung Blu-ray Disc Player in Black, model no. BD-H5100, for $42.95 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $20, although we saw it for $7 less three weeks ago. It includes a remote and features 15 preloaded apps, Ethernet, USB, and HDMI. Deal ends October 27.