Today is about the last day you make purchases from many Internet retailers and receive it in time for Christmas. Fortunately, we’ve found some last minute gift ideas for you. Our deals cover a large variety of tablets, smartphones and more! Some standouts include a 2013 MacBook Air, Solid State Drive and the Kindle Fire HD and HDX models.
- Cost: $139
- From: Amazon
You can grab the Kindle Fire HD for the low price of $139 from Amazon. In my opinion, the HDX model offers a substantially better deal, but if that’s out of your price range, the HD model will do nicely.
- Cost: $199
- From: ShopRite
The HDX model offers, arguably, the industry’s best screen quality. The HDX’s LCD screen uses a great deal less energy than a traditional LCD screen, while offering outstanding resolution and screen quality. It also sports the latest Snapdragon 800 CPU. You can also get the HDX at Amazon for $229, although if you use the Amazon credit card, it can cost as little as $179.
It’s worth noting that the HDX is the only 7″ tablet that gives the Nexus 7 a run for its money.
- Price: $179 + gift
- From: Office Depot
Normally priced at $229, the 2013 Nexus 7 features a stepped down Snapdragon 600 (rebadged as an older CPU) and Android 4.4, when updated. I personally consider this the best 7″ tablet you can buy for the money. The “free” gift can either be a 16GB flash drive, an 8-pack of AA batteries or a Targus stylus. With the added gifts, this remains the best deal I’ve seen on a 2013 Nexus 7.
NOTE: Make sure you click on this link and click on “SHOP NOW” to get the gift.
Alternatively, you may also purchase the Nexus 7 2013 model from eBay for around $225.
- Cost: $899
- From: Microcenter via Fatwallet
If you happen to live near a Microcenter, one of the best recent offers just showed up. You can purchase a 2013 MacBook Air for the killer price of $899! That price, unfortunately, requires that you actually go into the brick and mortar store, limited to just 1 unit per household. For locations, check here.
You can also get a 15″ MacBook Pro 2013 model for $1799.99 at the same location.
- Cost: $189
- From: Groupon
If you’re into Chromebooks, you can now score a refurbished model for the low price of $189 — down nearly $50 from a brand new model, such as eBay’s offering at $219.99. This particular Exynos-powered machine offers outstanding battery life and good construction quality. On the downside, it offers only a one-month warranty.
We’ve reviewed the Samsung Chromebook before. The verdict: Pretty darn good.
- Cost: $166.99
- From: eBay
While not a barn-burner in performance relative to other SSDs, SanDisk’s Ultra Plus solid state drives still provide pretty amazing performance bumps over traditional hard disk drives. The $0658 per gigabyte cost makes this deal pretty attractive.
An alternative in terms of price is PNY’s XLR8 Pro 240GB SSD for $129.99 after a $30 rebate, which costs slightly less in per gigabyte pricing, but comes with faster transfer speeds. If you’re signed up for MasterPass, you can get the drive for as little as $117, with coupon code ‘MASTERPASS’.
Just remember to optimize your SSD after installing it in your computer.
Other Tech Gifts
- Cost: $90
- From: Best Buy
Pebble’s smart watch (read our review of the Pebble smart watch) can sync with either Android or iOS products. It offers a variety of functions, ranging from notifications to health monitoring. However, while this deal expires on January 2, 2014 (or while stocks last), it requires an .EDU email account in order to obtain a $30 Best Buy coupon code. Sign up for the student discount here.
- Cost: $25 for 3 x $10 gift cards
- Location: Walmart via
Walmart is offering discounted iTunes cards. Coupons in general make great stocking stuffers — discounted gift cards also offer the benefit of stacking with other deals.
That’s it for today. Check back next week at the same time for more tech deals!