Today’s best deals: Apple Watch SE, gaming laptops, SSDs, and more

Today’s best deals: Apple Watch SE, gaming laptops, SSDs, and more

Today's best deals: Apple Watch SE, gaming laptops, SSDs, and more
Ars Technica

It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time for the next Dealmaster. Our latest roster of the best technology deals from across the web includes a big discount on the 44mm version of the Apple Watch SE, which is currently dropping to $ 229 at Amazon and Walmart.
The discount only applies to the variant with the Apple silver case and blue sports band, but if you can live with it – or don’t mind replacing a new band later – this price matches the lowest we tracked. By comparison, in recent months this variant has cost around $ 260, while Apple itself sells the device for $ 309. If you prefer a smaller case size, the 40mm Watch SE is also available for $ 229, although we’ve seen that price more often with this model.
Overall, we recommend the high-end Apple Watch Series 7 as the best smartwatch for iPhone users, but the Watch SE remains an attractive alternative for those on a tighter budget. For around $ 100 less, you keep most of the core 7 Series features, including the same news, heart rate tracking, and general watchOS support. You lose the flagship’s larger, always-on display – that is, its screen doesn’t stay on when you lower your wrist – and more advanced features like blood oxygen monitoring, ECG support and slightly faster charging. It’s also worth noting that we’ll likely see new Apple Watch models introduced this fall. But if you’re looking to save money, the Watch SE is a great product, and should be a solid upgrade for those coming from the older Apple Watch model (think Series 3 or lower).

If you don’t need a new wearable device, our rundown also includes the lowest price we tracked on Gigabyte’s well-proven (and huge) OLED gaming monitor, as well as a new low-end for the LG A1 OLED TV. The latter is an annual model that sacrifices gamer-friendly features like a 120Hz panel, variable refresh rate, and HDMI 2.1 ports, but still delivers the deep contrast you’d expect from an OLED display, so if not if you’re planning on playing intense, this is strong value at the current price of $ 1,000 for the 65-inch model.

Elsewhere, we have Apple’s (older, but still great) $ 100 MacBook Air off of Apple’s suggested retail prices, plus lower-than-usual prices for recommended laptops and gaming peripherals, fast PCIe 4.0 SSDs for those looking they want to upgrade PS5’s storage space and more. Check out our full list of offers below.

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Featured Deals of the Day

  • Apple Watch SE (44 mm) to the watch 229 ($ 260) at Amazon, Walmart
  • 48 ” Gigabyte Aorus FO48U Gaming Monitor (4K, 120Hz, OLED, VRR) for PLN 800 ($ 1,050) at Amazon, B&H, Newegg
  • LG A1 (2021) 65 inch 4K OLED TV for $ 1,000 ($ 1,325) at Best Buy (60 Hz panel)
  • The fox in the forest card game for $ 11 ($ 14) at Amazon
  • SK Hynix Gold P31 (2 TB) PCIe 3.0 Internal SSD for $ 169 ($ 205) at Amazon (clip 15% coupon)
  • ADATA XPG Gammix S70 Blade (2TB) PCIe 4.0 Internal SSD for PLN 200 ($ 245) at Amazon, Best Buy
  • HyperX Alloy Origins Core TKL Mechanical Keyboard for PLN 60 (80) at Amazon, Best Buy
  • Razer Orochi V2 Wireless Gaming Mouse for $ 28 (PLN 50) at Best Buy, Amazon
  • Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3 inch laptop (Apple M1, 2560×1600, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD) for $ 900 (950) at Amazon, Best Buy, B&H
  • Up to 6-month Apple Music subscription for free (PLN 50) at Best Buy (new or returning users only)
  • Amazon Music Unlimited (4 months) too free ($ 27) at Amazon (Prime users only, 3 months for non-Prime users)
  • Batman (4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, Digital) for 20 zł (PLN 30) at Amazon, Target
  • $ 50 Nintendo eShop Gift Card for 45 (PLN 50) at Amazon
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Increase / The Apple AirPods Max is the recommended pair of noise-canceling headphones for iPhone users looking to pay a premium for better-sounding wireless headphones.

Jeff Dunn

Electronics deals

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Increase / Fitbit Luxe is a simple yet slim activity tracker.

Corey Gaskin

Offers on laptops and desktops

  • Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13.3 inch laptop (Apple M1, 2560×1600, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD) for $ 900 (950) at Amazon, Best Buy, B&H
  • Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 (2022) 14 inch gaming laptop (Ryzen 9 6900HS, 2560×1600 120Hz, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Radeon RX 6700S 8GB) for $ 1,500 ($ 1,650) at Best Buy
  • Acer Predator Helios 300 15.6 inch Gaming Laptop (Core i7-11800H, 1080p 144Hz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, GeForce RTX 3060 6GB) for $ 1,050 ($ 1250) in Acer
  • Gigabyte Aorus 15P KD 15.6 inch gaming laptop (Core i7-11800H, 1080p 240 Hz, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB) for $ 1199 ($ 1,340) at Amazon, Best Buy
  • ADATA XPG Gammix S70 Blade (2TB) PCIe 4.0 Internal SSD for PLN 200 ($ 245) at Amazon, Best Buy
  • Internal SSD WD Black SN850 (2 TB) PCIe 4.0 to $ 216 (PLN 250) in Newegg (use code: JUNE 22)
  • SK Hynix Gold P31 (2 TB) PCIe 3.0 Internal SSD for $ 169 ($ 205) at Amazon (clip 15% coupon)
  • SK Hynix Platinum P41 Internal SSD (2 TB) PCIe 4.0 for $ 221 ($ 260) at Amazon (clip 15% coupon)
  • Crucial MX500 (2TB) 2.5 inch SATA Internal SSD for $ 162 ($ 185) at B&H (discount in the cart, 4 TB per $ 320)
  • 27 ” LG 27GL850-B Gaming Monitor (1440p, 144Hz, IPS, FreeSync, G-Sync Compatible) PLN 300 ($ 365) at Amazon
  • Gigabyte M32U 31.5 inch gaming monitor (4K, 144 Hz, IPS, FreeSync) for 650 (730) at B&H
  • 48 ” Gigabyte Aorus FO48U Gaming Monitor (4K, 120Hz, OLED, VRR) for PLN 800 ($ 1,050) at Amazon, B&H, Newegg
  • XFX Speedster SWFT309 Radeon RX 6700 XT (12 GB GDDR6) graphics card for $ 480 (550 PLN) at Amazon, Best Buy
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Increase / MacBook Air 2020 with Apple M1 chip.

Lee Hutchinson

Video game deals

  • God of War (PC) for 40 (PLN 50) on Steam (PS4 for free w / PS Plus)
  • fire brigade (PC) for PLN 5 (PLN 15) on GOG (also in Game Pass)
  • Flashback (PC) for free ($ 8) and GOG
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Revenge of the Shredder (PC, Switch, Xbox, PS4) for PLN 22 (PLN 25) for Steam, Nintendo, Xbox, PSN (also in Game Pass, PS Plus required for PS4)
  • Psychonauts 2 (PC, Xbox, PS4) for PLN 30 (40) for GOG, Xbox, PSN (also in Game Pass)
  • Disco Elysium – the final cut (PC) for $ 14 (PLN 25) and GOG
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Ultimate Edition (PC) for $ 18 ($ 30) at GOG
  • Cuphead (PC, PS4) for $ 14 (20 zł) in GOG, PSN
  • Metal Gear Solid (PC) for PLN 7 ($ 10) and GOG
  • Over 30 PC games (Far Cry 4, Death squared, Astrologasteretc) for free in Prime Gaming (Prime users only)
  • Inside (Switch) on $ 2 ($ 10) for Nintendo
  • Pokemon Brilliant Diamond (Switch) on PLN 30 (55) at Best Buy, GameStop (discount in cart)
  • 13 Guardians: Aegis Rim (Switch) on 40 (55) at Amazon, Target, Best Buy
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Increase / God of War was one of our favorite games of 2018, and its recently released PC port is working as it should.
  • Ghostwire: Tokyo (PS5, PC) for PLN 30 (PLN 50) at Amazon, Best Buy, Humble
  • Shenmue 3 – Deluxe Edition (PS4) for PLN 4 (PLN 15) on PSN (PS Plus required)
  • LEGO Star Wars: Saga Skywalker (PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox) for PLN 44 (55) at Amazon, Walmart
  • Eternal doom (PS4, Xbox, PC) for PLN 15 (PLN 25) at Best Buy (free PS5 update, also as part of Game Pass)
  • Attack the Android cactus (PS4) for PLN 4 (PLN 15) on PSN
  • An infinite halo (Xbox) for 20 zł (45) at Amazon, Best Buy (also at Game Pass)
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection (Xbox, PC) for $ 16 (PLN 25) for Xbox (also in Game Pass)
  • Wandersong (Xbox, PS4) for PLN 5 (20 zł) for Xbox, PSN
  • Metro Saga Pack (Xbox) for PLN 15 (PLN 30) on the Xbox console
  • titanium fall 2 (Xbox, PS4) for PLN 4 ($ 10) on Xbox, PSN (also in Game Pass Ultimate)
  • Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (Xbox, PS4, PC) for PLN 5 (PLN 15) for Xbox, GOG, Steam, PSN (Switch to $ 10)
  • Tomb Raider: Final Edition (Xbox, PS4) for 3 zlotys (PLN 15) for Xbox, PSN
  • Ori: Collection (Xbox, PC) for PLN 12 (PLN 25) for Xbox (also in Game Pass)
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins (Xbox, PS4) for PLN 9 (PLN 15) on Xbox, PSN (also on Game Pass)
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Increase / Ori: Collection combines two of the better Metroidvans from recent years.

Microsoft

Game offers

<em>The fox in the forest</em> is a card game <a href=
Increase / The fox in the forest is a card game that we recommend for evenings for two players.

Accessories and various offers

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