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.
Sep 22, 2014
Lenovo Flex 2 Haswell i3 Dual 1.9GHz 16" Touch Laptop for $430 + free shipping
Office Depot offers the 5.51-lb. Lenovo Flex 2 Intel Haswell Core i3 1.9GHz 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop, model no. 59425111, for $429.99 with free shipping. That's $140 off and the lowest total price we could find. Features include an Intel Core i3-4030U Haswell dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD display, 6GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, DVD burner, and Windows 8.1.
Hamilton Men's Belowzero Navy Auto Chrono Watch for $765 + free shipping
Ashford offers the Hamilton Men's Belowzero Navy Automatic Chrono Watch in Black, model no. H78686333, for $862.20. Coupon code "TECHKHAKI765" cuts it to $765. With free shipping, that's tied with our mention from August last year and the lowest total price we could find now by $565. It features a stainless steel case, rubber strap, sapphire crystal, luminous hands and hour markers, date display, Swiss Mechanical Automatic movement, and water resistance to 660 feet. Deal ends September 23.
Refurb Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 16GB 7" Sprint 4G Tablet for $81 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, A4C offers the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 16GB 7" WiFi + 4G Android Tablet for Sprint in Midnight Blue, model no. SM-T217SZKASPR, for $89.95. Coupon code "FALL10" cuts it to $80.95. With free shipping, that's $9 under last week's refurb mention and the best price we've seen. (It's a current low by $39 for this tablet in any condition.) It features a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 7" 1024x600 touchscreen LCD, 16GB internal memory, 802.11n wireless, 3-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, microSD card slot, Bluetooth, and Google Android 4.1.2 OS (Jelly Bean). Deal ends today.
A 90-day A4C warranty applies.
Mitsubishi 55" 1080p LED LCD Display for $600 + $169 s&h
BStock offers the Mitsubishi 55" 1080p LED-Backlit LCD Monitor, model no. LDT551V, for $999.99. Coupon code "SAVE400" cuts it to $599.99. With $168.94 for shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $606. Features include a native resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p), LED backlight, CAT5 receiver, picture-in-picture display, closed captioning, and DVI, D-Sub, and HDMI inputs.
Refurbished Logitech G105 Backlit Gaming Keyboard for $22 + free shipping
NeweggFlash offers the refurbished Logitech G105 Backlit Gaming Keyboard, model no. 920-003371, for $21.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find for a refurb today by $10, although we saw it in July for $2 less. It features dual-level blue backlighting, ambidextrous design, an 18-month battery life, and fully programmable G-keys. Deal expires September 28.
A 90-day warranty is included, although it's unclear who backs it.
HP Pavilion 14t Haswell Core i3 Dual 1.9GHz 14" Laptop for $440 + $10 s&h
HP Home & Home Office Store offers its HP Pavilion 14t Intel Haswell Core i3 1.9GHz 14" Laptop, in Natural Silver (pictured), Snow White, or Vibrant Red, model no. J2J17AV, for $449.99. Coupon code "SV3846" cuts it to $439.99. With $9.99 for shipping, that's $20 under our mention from three weeks ago and the lowest total price we've seen. It features an Intel Core i3-4030U 1.9GHz dual-core Haswell processor, 14" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 6GB RAM, 750GB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, webcam, 4-cell battery, and Windows 8.1 64-bit. Deal ends September 27.
Case Logic 16" Checkpoint-Friendly Laptop Backpack for $25 + free shipping
NeweggFlash offers the Case Logic 16" Checkpoint Friendly Laptop Backpack, model no. ZLBS-216BLACK, for $24.99 with free shipping. That's $1 under our May mention and the best deal we've seen for this backpack. (That's also a current low by $22.) It's designed to accommodate laptops up to 16" and features a bottom grab handle, luggage strap, and document compartment. Deal ends September 28.
Sharp AQUOS 32" 720p LED LCD HDTV for $190 + free shipping
Fry's Electronics offers the Sharp AQUOS 32" 720p LED-Backlit LCD HD Television, model no. LC-32LE451U, for $189.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $30, although we saw it for $10 less three weeks ago. It features a 1366x768 (720p) native resolution, LED backlight, USB, and two HDMI inputs.
HP Pavilion 17z AMD Quad Core 1.8GHz 17" Laptop for $380 + $10 s&h
HP Home & Office offers its 6.2-lb. HP Pavilion 17z AMD A4 1.8GHz 17.3" Laptop in Snow White, model no. G1D33AV, for $389.99. Coupon code "SV3846" cuts it to $379.99. With $9.99 for shipping, that's $70 off list and tied with our mention from a week ago as the lowest total price we've seen for this model. Features include the AMD A4-6210 1.8GHz quad-core processor, 17.3" 1600x900 LED-backlit LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, webcam, 4-cell battery, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.
YKS 3-Port HDMI Switch for $5 + free shipping
NeweggFlash offers the YKS 3-Port HDMI Switch, model no. L450, for $4.99 with free shipping. That's $4 below the lowest total price we could find for a similar switch. This switch supports 1080p video and features three HDMI inputs and one HDMI output. Deal ends today.