Everybody likes to say your home is your castle, but who wants to be stuck in a castle for months? Computers and tablets can sometimes feel like our last connection to the outside world. Here are the best deals this weekend on some gear that could help bring your castle into the 21st century and make it a refuge from the world’s craziness.
Deals on Stuff With Screens
- Gigabyte Aero 15 Laptop—OLED Core i7, GTX 1660 Ti, 16 GB, 512 GB SSD—for $1,399 ($500 off): This is a hefty discount for a heavyweight performer. The 2.6-GHz (base speed) Intel Core i7-9750H six-core processor and 16 GB of RAM makes this Windows laptop ripe for anything, from gaming to video editing. Three USB 3.0 ports give you plenty of space to plug in peripherals needed to transfer data or set up a more permanent work station.
Acer R1 R241Y 24-Inch LED Monitor for $110 ($60 off): For the price, you can’t beat this HD (1080p) display with a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio. Acer makes some great budget monitors that punch above their price point.
Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus Tablet 32 GB for $80 ($30 off): The Fire HD 8 is a good entry into tablets, but the screen resolution isn’t great for 2020, and the FireOS app store is limited in what it can offer you compared to an iPad. But it’s good for streaming media and basic tablet tasks. Read our full review. The Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition is also on sale and can be a good first device for kids.
Amazon Echo Show 5 for $70 ($20 off): Alexa works with practically everything, and the Show series of smart hub screens tie all your smart devices together. The Show 5 is the option for you if you don’t want to crowd up your kitchen counter with a big screen, or want one on your nightstand.
Apple Watch Series 3 for $169 ($30 off): You can still buy your way into the Apple Watch craze cheaply if you’re willing to settle for the previous hardware design and forego the always-on display of the latest model. We gave this Apple Watch an 8/10 three years ago when we first reviewed it. If it were a phone, that would be a long time, but smartwatches are not evolving quickly. The Series 3 is still a solid buy if you’re an iPhone user.
DJI Osmo Action 4K HDR Camera for $249 ($120 off): In our review, we called this a worthy adversary to the GoPro. It also made our list of the best action cams. It’s designed more to be mounted on something rather than hand-held, but the Osmo Action offers excellent image stabilization, and its HDR video mode will illuminate shadowy areas in difficult shots, so you won’t lose heaps of detail to black voids when you’re backlit. There’s no GPS support, and it lacks social media functions that its competitors have, but if these features don’t matter to you, jump on this deal. Its two screens–one front-facing for selfies–make it a standout competitor to the established field of action cams.
Deals on Games
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