14 Best Weekend Deals: Tablets, Phones, Laptops, and More

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Every Saturday, we round up our favorite deals on tech, games, home goods, and more. If you’re hunting for the best sales, here are the best deals we’ve found this weekend.

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Tablets, Phones, and Computer Deals

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  • Apple iPad (2019) 128 GB for $330 ($100 off): The 32-GB model of Apple’s base iPad is available for $250 ($80 off), but that’s hardly enough storage for most of us. Spring for the 128-GB version. Despite the fact that Apple stuck it with the older A10 processor, it has no problem running most apps and games.

  • Apple MacBook Air (2020) 256 GB for $949 ($50 off): It’s not the most impressive deal, but Apple products aren’t often on sale. This is the newest MacBook Air (8/10, WIRED Recommends) that debuted earlier this year, specifically the Core i3 version, which should be sufficient for people who don’t need a ton of power. The deal is only available for the Space Gray model. Our Best MacBooks guide further breaks down which model is right for you.

  • Apple 11-inch iPad Pro (2018) 64 GB (Refurbished) for $549 ($150 off): If you’re aching for more power, step up to the iPad Pro. This is the late-2018 model, but the A12X processor gives it plenty of horsepower to run intensive apps, such as photo-editing software. It’s refurbished by Apple, so you should expect the same quality as its new products, plus you still get one year of warranty.

  • LG G8 ThinQ 128 GB for $400 ($300 off): The unlocked G8 ThinQ often fluctuates in price, but this is one of the better deals you’ll see for this solid phone. It has last year’s flagship Snapdragon processor, so it’s plenty fast, a big 6.1-inch display with a sharp resolution, as well as 128 GB of internal storage. Better yet, there’s a headphone jack!

  • Lenovo Flex 5 14-Inch 2-in-1 Laptop for $600 ($200 off): This flexible computer can work in a variety of configurations, from a traditional laptop to a conventional tablet (when folded back). The 14-inch 1080p touchscreen can rotate a full 360 degrees on its hinges, and the whole thing weighs just 3.6 pounds.

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14 Best Weekend Deals Tablets Phones Laptops and More

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