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The best weekend deals: Apple TV 4K, OLED TVs, MacBook Pro, and more

The best weekend deals: Apple TV 4K, OLED TVs, MacBook Pro, and more


It’s the weekend, which means it’s time for another Dealmaster. Our latest roundup of the web’s best tech deals includes a bundle on Apple’s online store that gives away a $50 Apple gift card with the purchase of a new Apple TV media streamer. Apple says it will email the gift card within 24 hours of shipping your purchase. This isn’t just a price reduction, but if you know you’ll be using the gift card on a future Apple purchase, whether it’s another device, service, ‘Apple subscription or something on the App Store, the package is actually the biggest discount. we followed for the Apple TV 4K. The promotion as a whole will run until July 14.

While we’d still recommend the more affordable Google Chromecast – which is also discounted today – for most people in need of a 4K media player, the Apple TV 4K might be worth it for those ready. to pay for faster (and more scalable) hardware and a simpler, less ad-heavy user interface than other streaming platforms. The device supports all major apps and works with both Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos, although its lack of 120Hz support is disappointing for the price. While some Roku devices now support AirPlay, Apple’s box works particularly well with other Apple devices, as well as platforms like HomeKit or Apple Arcade. The device is just overpriced, but this deal should soften the blow.

It’s worth noting that, according to a recent Bloomberg report, Apple is developing a refreshed Apple TV 4K with an updated chip and an extra gigabyte of RAM, so this bundle may be Apple’s way of clearing out inventory before launch the new model. It’s unclear exactly how much this new Apple TV 4K might cost. For now, though, the current Apple TV 4K is still plenty powerful for most streaming needs, so if you’re already settled into the Apple ecosystem and have wanted to get on board, this could be a great deal. opportunity.

If you don’t need a new media streamer, however, our roundup of deals also includes record prices for a few well-reviewed OLED TVs from Sony and LG, the best price we’ve seen for Nintendo. The Legend of Zelda Collectible Game & Watch, a nice discount for a certified refurbished version of Sonos’ One SL speaker, an early Prime Day deal for Amazon’s Audible Premium Plus service, deals on MacBook Pros and various PlayStation games 5 owners, and much more. You can find our full curated list below.

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The screen of the 2021 14-inch MacBook Pro.
Enlarge / The screen of the 2021 14-inch MacBook Pro.

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Electronic offers

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Enlarge / The Sonos One SL sounds as smooth as the regular One but doesn’t include mics for voice commands.

Deals on laptops and desktops

  • Apple MacBook Pro (2021) 14.2 inch Laptop (Apple M1 Pro, 3024×1964, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) for $1,799 ($1,950) on Amazon, Best Buy
  • Apple MacBook Pro (2021) 16.2 inch Laptop (Apple M1 Pro, 3456×2234, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) for $2,299 ($2,410) on Amazon, Best Buy, B&H
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 8 13 inch Tablet (Core i5-1135G7, 2880×1920, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD) + Microsoft Surface Signature Keyboard for $900 ($1,070) at Best Buy
  • Samsung 980 Pro (1TB) PCIe 4.0 Internal SSD for $140 ($155) on Amazon, Best Buy
  • Gigabyte Aorus FO48U 48 inch Gaming Monitor (4K, 120Hz, OLED, VRR) for $800 ($1,000) on Amazon
  • PowerColor Red Devil Radeon RX 6700 XT (12GB GDDR6) graphics card for $470 ($550) on Amazon
  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 (8GB GDDR6) graphics card for $500 ($550) at Best Buy (in-store pickup only)
  • MSI Ventus 3X Plus GeForce RTX 3080 (12GB GDDR6) Graphics Card for $800 ($965) in Newegg
  • Apple Back to School Promo: Get up to $150 Apple Gift Card with select Macs, up to $100 Apple Gift Card with select iPads at Apple (EDU members only)
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Enlarge / The redesigned (and much less annoying) Siri Remote for the all-new Apple TV 4K.


TV and Home Entertainment Deals

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Enlarge / A preview of the Ars-approved Google Chromecast home screen with Google TV.

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Game offers

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Enlarge / The Nintendo Ars Approved Game and Watch Collection Features Three All-Time Classics: The Original The Legend of Zeldathe tough guys Zelda II: Link’s Adventureand the charming Game Boy title Link’s Awakening.

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Video Game Deals

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Enlarge / RAtchet & Clank: Rift Apart is a light action game that we recommend to PS5 owners.
  • It takes two (Xbox, PC) for $16 ($25) on Xbox, Steam, Origin
  • Devil May Cry 5 + Virgil (Xbox, PC) for $10 ($20) on Xbox, Steam
  • Dark Souls Remastered (Xbox, Switch) for $20 ($30) on Xbox, Nintendo
  • Mega Man 30th Anniversary Collection (Xbox) for $30 ($50) on Xbox
  • Cuphead (Xbox, Switch, PC) for $14 ($20) on Xbox, Nintendo, Steam
  • Mario The Aces of Tennis (Switch) for $30 ($40) on GameStop
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Switch) for $20 ($40) at Nintendo (Complete edition for $30)
  • Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Switch, used) for $40 ($55) at GameFly
  • pokemon shiny diamond (Switch) for $30 ($45) at Best Buy, GameStop (discount in cart)
  • On the inside (Switch) for $2 ($10) at Nintendo
  • underworld (Switch, PC) for $15 ($25) at Nintendo, Steam (also on Game Pass)
  • MLB The Show 22 (Switch, PS4) for $40 ($55) at Nintendo (also on Game Pass)
  • Chicory: a colorful story (Switch, PS4, PC) for $14 ($20) on Nintendo, PSN, Steam
  • Thumper (Switch) for $5 ($15) at Nintendo ($6 on Steam)
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Enlarge / The tense and very atmospheric roguelite Return. Just note that it’s included with higher tiers of Sony’s recently revamped PlayStation Plus service.

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