Our roundup of today’s deals proves that Mondays don’t have to be all bad. Our headline deal on the 13.5-inch Microsoft Surface Laptop 4, for example, brings the laptop to its lowest price yet on Amazon. Normally, this configuration would cost $1,299.99, but it currently retails for $949.99. This discount currently applies to the Black, Silver, and Beige colorways, but the Blue model also retails for $969.99.
This configuration includes an 11th generation Intel Core i5 processor coupled with 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of built-in storage. The 13.5-inch touchscreen has a maximum resolution of 2256 x 1504 and is powered by an Intel Iris Xe integrated GPU. The 8GB of RAM is a bit meager by modern standards, but the 512GB of storage can be expanded thanks to the laptop’s microSD card slot. The Surface Laptop 4 also has a single USB-A port for peripherals and a Thunderbolt-compatible USB-C port if you want to dock the laptop with an external display. Overall, this laptop has specs that rival the MacBook Air and Dell XPS 13, but at a lower price. Read our review†
If you need a webcam that shows off your good side a little more and tracks your face during Zoom meetings, the Logitech StreamCam is currently on sale for $79.99 ($90 off) at GameStop. The StreamCam is still one of the best webcams we’ve tested, thanks to its ability to capture images at 60 frames per second in 1080p resolution. The webcam also has a 78-degree field of view and can perform autofocus and autoexposure using Logitech’s recording software. It does, however, connect to your device via USB-C – a facet that improves image quality, but also requires you to buy an adapter if your computer doesn’t have a USB-C port.
You can have it in any color as long as it is green. The 41mm, GPS-equipped Apple Watch Series 7 is currently discounted in the green colorway to just $313.95 ($85 off), its lowest price yet, at Amazon. In addition to a larger and more resilient watch face than the Series 6, the Series 7 also has on-screen keyboard support that debuted in WatchOS 8 for typing quick text responses without reaching for your phone. However, the Series 7 still has some of the pain points of its predecessor, such as a lack of Qi charging and a battery life that can only last one day. While we don’t consider the iterative upgrades enough of a reason to ditch your Series 6, you still see the Series 7 as the best smartwatch for Apple users. Read our review†
Amazon and Walmart have both dropped $50 from the regular price of the standard iPad in the 256GB configuration, dropping the tablet from $479 to $429. Though it’s only a matter of time before Apple upgrades the entry-level tablet. With an M1 CPU, the A13 Bionic processor in the current model still provides more than enough power to run most apps. The 10.2-inch Retina display with True Tone still looks great too, thanks to the ability to dynamically adjust the display’s color temperature, but there are a few modern concessions that are sadly missing here. The tablet still only supports charging via a Lightning connector, not USB-C, and can only work with the first-generation Apple Pencil. However, these two caveats aside, this is still a solid tablet for anyone living in the Apple ecosystem.
All of Amazon’s Fire tablets are currently on sale, including both the latest generation models and the latest Fire HD 10 Plus. While we’ve certainly seen better prices, some of these models are just $5 shy of their all-time low.
The 32GB, ad-supported Fire HD 8, for example, is discounted from $89.99 to $49.99, making it just $5 more than its lowest price yet. The 8-inch tablet has a resolution of 1280 x 800, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, which can be expanded by 1 TB via a microSD card. The quad-core 2.0Ghz processor won’t weigh you down much when it comes to productivity, but it fits the bill well if you need a tablet for consuming media or light gaming.
You can also find the 32GB, ad-supported model Fire HD 10 on sale for $99.99 ($50 off). It’s certainly not the lowest price we’ve seen for the 10-inch tablet, but it still matches the best price since December. The larger screen on the Fire HD 10 is complemented by the highest-resolution screen available on a Fire tablet, but the battery still lasts up to 12 hours. Some other upgrades over the HD 8 include a 2.0 Ghz octa-core CPU and 3 GB of RAM. Read our review†
It’s also worth noting that all of these tablets also qualify for Amazon’s 20 percent off discount when you trade in an eligible device. This knocks off a significant amount of the final price and also provides you with an Amazon gift card equal to the estimated value of your device. While nothing can stop you from trading in an old Fire tablet, Amazon also accepts various devices from Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft. You can even trade in old graphing calculators when you graduate soon.
The gym-focused reboot of the Jabra Elite 7 Pro is now discounted on Amazon and Best Buy at $149.99 ($30 off), nearly the best price we’ve seen in the past four months for the excellent genuine. wireless earbuds. The main differences between these earbuds and the Elite 7 Pro are their rubber coating, which gives them a gripper fit, and they offer IPX7 sweat and water resistance. Other than that, however, the 7 Active offer active noise cancellation and the same sound quality as the Pro model, as well as up to eight hours of battery life between charges.
A few more deals at the start of the week
- The Skullcandy Sesh earbuds are currently discounted to their lowest price ever at Woot. You would normally expect $59.99 for these wireless earbuds, but you can currently get them for just $13.99 at Woot. These sweat-resistant earbuds have a noise-isolating fit and last up to 10 hours between charges. While this deal is exclusive to Amazon Prime members, non-members are always free to sign up for a 30-day trial to redeem.
- The latest Apple TV 4K is now available from Amazon in the 64GB configuration for the same price as the 32GB model. Normally $199.99, the streaming device is currently discounted to $169.99. With the 2021 device, not only will you have access to streaming services like HBO Max and Disney Plus, but it’s also the only way to enjoy other Apple-focused services on your TV, such as Apple Arcade and Apple Music. Read our review†
- Games like Call of Duty: Mobile and the coming Apex Legends: Mobile show us that phones can hold their own as game consoles, and the current discount on the Razer Kishi controller makes gaming on a mobile device much more comfortable. Normally $89.99, Amazon has discounted the peripherals to just $44.99, the second best price yet. The controller’s USB-C connectivity makes it compatible with the vast majority of Android phones, but check out the full list of supported devices here. Read our review†