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This week on Tech Deals, we have a large number of tablets, solid state drives and more at steep discounts. In particular, the iPad Air, the LG G Pad and two SSDs for less than 50 cents per gigabyte.

Smartphones and Tablet Users

Tablet users will appreciate a large number of brand new and refurbished tablets at low, low prices.

LG G Pad 8.3

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  • Price: $245; compare to $349.99 MSRP
  • Retailer: Newegg – Buy it Now

The G Pad at $245 is the best tablet you can buy for the money, anywhere. It offers the Snapdragon 600 chipset along with specs comparable to the 2013 Nexus 7. It’s currently being upgraded to the latest version of Android, 4.4. While this model ships with Android 4.2, you get KitKat simply by performing a firmware update.

It also includes the relatively rare IR blaster, which allows the G Pad to function as a wireless remote.

SquareTrade 2-Year Extended Smartphone Warranty

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  • Price: $79; compare to $99
  • Retailer: Square Trade — Buy it Now
  • Coupon: FRIENDSHARE79

Carrier warranties cost around $5 per month – this deal soundly beats paying $120 per 2 years. SquareTrade is one of the best regarded and reliable third party warranty companies around.

Apple iPad Air 16GB Tablet

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  • Price: $439.99; compare to $499
  • Retailer: eBay – Buy it Now

The iPad Air offers a 9.7-inch Retina display and one of the thinnest and lightest builds in the near 10-inch form factor. The Apple A7 chipset scores well in most benchmarks. We’ve done a comparison between the iPad Mini and the iPad Air IPad Air Vs IPad Mini - Which Should You Buy? IPad Air Vs IPad Mini - Which Should You Buy? If you want to buy an iPad, you have a tough decision ahead of you. Apple's new iPads are very similar, but they're still noticeably different in many ways. Read More . The Air works well when paired with the iPad Mini IPad Mini or IPad Air? Why & How I Use Them Both IPad Mini or IPad Air? Why & How I Use Them Both Recently I purchased the new iPad Air with the intention of selling or passing on my iPad mini. After spending time with both devices, I've realized that I use them both for different purposes. Read More .

Also see:

  • Refurbished Toshiba Excite Tablet 7.7″ – $119.99 via eBay
  • Refurbished Asus Transformer Infinity TF700T — $179.99 via eBay
  • Apple iPad Mini 64GB including Verizon 4G — $399.99 via eBay

Laptop and Desktop Users

Looking for an ultralight, Ultrabook-like laptop? We’ve got you covered.

ASUS Q200E 11.6″ Multi-touch Laptop (Refurbished)

Asus Q200e

  • Price: $279.99
  • Retailer: Bugdig via eBay – Buy it Now
  • Coupon code: 39858

This particular laptop offers an Intel Celeron 1007U processor, which performs reasonably well for an ultra-low voltage, Ivy Bridge based processor. It also features Windows 8, multitouch, a mostly aluminum metal shell and a near Ultrabook (what’s an Ultrabook What Is An Ultrabook & Can It Succeed? [Technology Explained] What Is An Ultrabook & Can It Succeed? [Technology Explained] Remember when the word laptop described virtually every mobile computer on the market? The choices were certainly easier back then (because there was simply less choice available), but today there’s a far wider variety including... Read More ?) form factor.

System Builders

This week we’ve got two great deals on SSDs, with extremely low per gigabyte prices.

SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB Solid State Drive

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  • Price: $119.99; compare to 214.99 MSRP
  • Retailer: Amazon — Buy it Now

The SanDisk Ultra Plus offers solid, although not industry leading performance. It’s perfect for upgrading your laptop’s moldering SATA hard drive. It features among the lower power consumptions out of all major solid state drives. At the current price, this particular drive offers an extremely low per gigabyte pricing (48 cents per gigabyte), making it highly desirable and one of the cheapest options available at the 256GB market segment.

If you do take the plunge, make sure to read up on optimizing your SSD How To Optimize SSD Speed & Performance How To Optimize SSD Speed & Performance Although Solid State Drives can deliver break-neck computing speeds, most users don’t know a nasty secret - your drive might not be properly configured. The reason is that SSDs don’t come optimized out of the... Read More and extending its longevity 3 Top Tips To Maintain Performance & Extend The Life Of Your SSD 3 Top Tips To Maintain Performance & Extend The Life Of Your SSD For years, standard hard drives have been the speed limiting factor in overall system responsiveness. While hard drive size, RAM capacity, and CPU speed have grown almost exponentially, the spinning speed of a hard drive,... Read More . Also consider installing an SSD toolkit Top Tools for Managing and Maintaining Your SSD Top Tools for Managing and Maintaining Your SSD Did your SSD start out Usain Bolt fast, but now limps along? You can whip your drive back into shape using a handful of toolkits and optimization software, but caveat emptor: Some SSD optimization software... Read More . SanDisk provides a firmware update toolkit.

PNY Optima 240GB Solid State Drive

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  • Price: $109.99 after $20 MIR; compare to $124.99 MSRP
  • Retailer: Newegg — Buy it Now
  • Rebate: Link

This is not the PNY XLR8, which achieves relatively high performance marks – the Optima scores decently on benchmarks. Its true value is in its very low per gigabyte pricing (37 cents per gigabyte).

If you do take the plunge, make sure to read up on optimizing your SSD How To Optimize SSD Speed & Performance How To Optimize SSD Speed & Performance Although Solid State Drives can deliver break-neck computing speeds, most users don’t know a nasty secret - your drive might not be properly configured. The reason is that SSDs don’t come optimized out of the... Read More and extending its longevity 3 Top Tips To Maintain Performance & Extend The Life Of Your SSD 3 Top Tips To Maintain Performance & Extend The Life Of Your SSD For years, standard hard drives have been the speed limiting factor in overall system responsiveness. While hard drive size, RAM capacity, and CPU speed have grown almost exponentially, the spinning speed of a hard drive,... Read More . Also consider installing an SSD toolkit Top Tools for Managing and Maintaining Your SSD Top Tools for Managing and Maintaining Your SSD Did your SSD start out Usain Bolt fast, but now limps along? You can whip your drive back into shape using a handful of toolkits and optimization software, but caveat emptor: Some SSD optimization software... Read More .

See also:

  • Seagate 600 480GB — $239.99 via Tiger Direct
  • Crucial M500 250GB — $109.99 via Newegg with coupon code: EMCYTZT59226
  • Patriot Viper 3 8GB of RAM — $54.68 after a $20 MIR via Newegg
  • Corsair CX600M 600watt modular power supply — $54.99 after $20 MIR via Tiger Direct

Conclusion

Out of all the deals featured here, I prefer the LG G Pad. It’s among the best tablets I’ve ever seen and at the current price point , it compares well against even the value-oriented Nexus 7.

That’s it for this week folks! Check back next week for the same great deals!

  1. dragonmouth
    April 17, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    While the Square Trade extended warrantee may be a good deal in terms of saving you money on a particular warrantee, extended warrantees in general are a waste of money. You pay for them but rarely need to take advantage of them. Besides, if a device or appliance is so poorly made that it needs to be covered by an extended warrantee, I don't want it.

    • Kannon Y
      April 18, 2014 at 12:59 am

      That's absolutely true. I think that extended warranties aren't for everyone. They're aimed at those who frequently have accidents. For a $650 iPhone, paying the $99 deductible may be worth the cost of the warranty, if accident prone. But on a cheap phone, it's a terrible deal.

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