Today’s best deals: Apple MacBook Air, Sony and LG 4K TVs, Nintendo Switch, and more


Today’s best deals: Apple MacBook Air, Sony and LG 4K TVs, Nintendo Switch, and more

Time for another mid-week Dealmaster. Our latest roundup of the best tech deals from around the web includes a nice discount on Apple’s latest M2-based MacBook Air in both the 256GB and 512GB versions. With $100 and $150 discounts, respectively, these are the lowest prices we’ve tracked on the new MacBook Airs.

In our review, we noted the MacBook Air’s excellent hardware, build quality, battery life, and “out-of-this-world performance” for its size and weight. Going with an M2-based Air doesn’t only mean better computing performance over the M1 MacBook Airs, but also an improved screen and a much nicer camera and audio system for video calls.

We also have a record low price on Sony’s A80K 55-inch 4K television with Google TV. This is a deal exclusive to Prime members that knocks off $200 from its usual price. The A80K is well-reviewed for its punchy, wide-ranging contrast ratio, HDR performance, wide viewing angles, and excellent reflection handling.

Elsewhere around the web, we’re seeing discounts on Google’s Nest Hub (my favorite bedside gadget), Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Studio, Sony’s WF-1000XM3 earbuds, and a $100 DoorDash gift card deal that rewards you with a $20 Best Buy gift card with purchase, a few Hynix SSDs, and much more. You can check out our full curated list of deals below.

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Featured deals of the day

  • Sony A80K (2022) 55-inch 4K OLED TV for $1,298 ($1,500) at Amazon (Prime members)
  • LG C2 (2022) 48-inch 4K OLED TV + $100 gift card for $1,197 ($1,420) at Newegg (GC expires after six months)
  • Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 14.4-inch tablet PC (Core i7-11700, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, 2400×1600, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) for $1,597 ($2,099) at Amazon
  • Apple MacBook Air (2022) 13.6-inch laptop (Apple M2, 2560×1664, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) for $1,099 ($1,199) at Amazon, B&H (512 GB for $1,349)
  • Apple MacBook Pro (2021) 13.3-inch laptop (Apple M1, 2560×1600, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) for $1,049 ($1,500) at Best Buy
  • Nintendo Switch (OLED) for $286 ($339) at Amazon
  • SK Hynix Platinum P41 (1TB) PCIe 4.0 SSD for $120 ($150) at Amazon (2TB for $208)
  • SK Hynix Gold P31 (1TB) PCIe 3.0 SSD for $98 ($106) at Amazon (2TB for $169)
  • WD Black SN850 (1TB) PCIe 4.0 SSD w/ heatsink for $104 ($140) at Best Buy
  • Razer Power Up gaming bundle (Cynosa Lite, Gigantus V2 L, DeathAdder Essential, BlackShark V2) for $40 ($80) at Walmart
  • Sony WF-1000XM3 wireless ANC earbuds for $100 ($180) at Newegg
  • Google Nest Hub 7-inch smart display for $55 ($85) at Target, Best Buy, Walmart
  • $100 DoorDash gift card + $20 Best Buy gift card (digital) for $100 ($120)
Apple's 2022 MacBook Air has MagSafe and two Thunderbolt/USB-C ports.
Enlarge / Apple’s 2022 MacBook Air has MagSafe and two Thunderbolt/USB-C ports.

Samuel Axon

Electronics deals

  • Apple Watch SE (44mm, 2nd gen) smartwatch for $270 ($279) at Amazon
  • Google Nest Hub 7-inch smart display for $55 ($85) at Target, Best Buy, Walmart
  • Google Nest Hub Max 10-inch smart display for $175 ($210) at Target, Best Buy
  • WD My Passport (1TB) portable SSD for $110 ($128) at B&H and Newegg
  • SanDisk Extreme V2 (2TB) portable SSD for $200 ($230) at Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart (1TB for $130)
  • Apple AirPods Max wireless ANC headphones for $429 ($470) at Amazon
  • Sony MDR-7506 wired headphones for $79 ($89) at Amazon, B&H
  • Apple iPad (64GB) 10.2-inch tablet for $300 ($305) at Amazon
  • Garmin Lily (34mm, Tan) smartwatch for $150 ($190) at Amazon
  • Hisense U6G (2021) 65-inch 4K LED TV for $413 ($540) at Best Buy
  • LG C2 (2022) 48-inch 4K OLED TV + $100 gift card for $1,197 ($1,420) at Newegg (GC expires after 6 mo.)
The Garmin Lily comes in six fashionable colorways, with uniquely designed watch faces. It handles notifications and most sports too, but you'll need to keep your phone with you to use GPS tracking.
Enlarge / The Garmin Lily comes in six fashionable colorways, with uniquely designed watch faces. It handles notifications and most sports too, but you’ll need to keep your phone with you to use GPS tracking.

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Laptop and desktop PC deals

  • Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3-inch laptop (Apple M1, 2560×1600, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) for $900 ($940) at Amazon (discount in cart)
  • Apple MacBook Air (2022) 13.6-inch laptop (Apple M2, 2560×1664, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) for $1,099 ($1,199) at Amazon, B&H
  • SK Hynix Platinum P41 (1TB) PCIe 4.0 SSD for $120 ($150) at Amazon (2TB for $208)
  • SK Hynix Gold P31 (1TB) PCIe 3.0 SSD for $98 ($106) at Amazon (2TB for $169)
  • Corsair Vengeance DDR5 32GB (2×16GB) 5600 MHz RAM for $158 ($200) at Newegg (use code: UPGBW2Z232, $158 at Amazon)
  • ViewSonic Elite XG270Q 27-inch gaming monitor (2560×1440, IPS, 165 Hz, G-Sync) for $260 ($375) at B&H, Amazon
  • Gigabyte M28U 28-inch gaming monitor (3840×2160, IPS, 144 Hz, VRR) for $480 ($540) at Amazon, Best Buy, B&H
  • Gigabyte M32UC 32-inch gaming monitor (3840×2160, VA, 160 Hz, VRR) for $530 ($600) at Amazon, B&H
  • Gigabyte M32QC 32-inch gaming monitor (2560×1440, VA, 165 Hz, VRR) for $230 ($300) at Amazon, Newegg
Google's second-generation Nest Hub looks identical to the previous generation.
Enlarge / Google’s second-generation Nest Hub looks identical to the previous generation.

Corey Gaskin

Video game deals

You can perform car maintenance in GT Auto.
Enlarge / You can perform car maintenance in GT Auto.

Sony

Gaming deals

Apple's MagSafe Charger aligns easily with the help of magnets and delivers a 15W charge to the iPhone 12 and higher.
Enlarge / Apple’s MagSafe Charger aligns easily with the help of magnets and delivers a 15W charge to the iPhone 12 and higher.

Corey Gaskin

Accessories and miscellaneous deals


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