2021 Apple TV 4K drops to $120, plus the rest of the week’s best tech deals
If you’re an Apple or Samsung fan, there are plenty of discounted gadgets to choose from this week. Apple’s base iPad remains on sale for $280, or you can pick up the 12.9-inch iPad Pro for a record low price of $900. On the Samsung side, the 1TB T7 Shield SSD is once again on sale for just $100, and you can still get up to $200 off the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4. And if you’re in the market for a new smart display, Amazon has discounted both its Echo models Show 8 as well as the Echo Show 5. Here are this week’s best tech deals you can still get today.
2021 Apple TV 4K
The Apple TV 4K has dropped to a near record low of $120 right now. It’s our favorite high-end streaming device thanks to its support for 4K HDR content with Dolby Vision, plus its excellent, redesigned Siri remote.
Buy Apple TV 4K from Amazon – $120
Apple’s entry-level iPad fell to an all-time low of $280. We gave it a score of 86 for its solid performance, excellent battery life, and improved cameras taking center stage.
Buy iPad from Amazon – $280
12.9-inch iPad Pro
The latest 12.9-inch iPad Pro remains on sale for $200 off, so you can pick one up for as little as $900. We gave the tablet a score of 87 for its M1 chipset, which delivers incredible performance, its gorgeous screen and the new cameras taking center stage.
Buy iPad Pro (128GB) from Amazon – $900
MacBook Air M1
If you’re willing to go for an older model, the MacBook Air M1 is on sale for $850 right now, which is close to its all-time low. As one of Apple’s first machines with the M1 chipset, it impressed us when it first appeared with its lightning-fast speed, excellent keyboard and trackpad, plus the lack of fan noise.
Buy MacBook Air M1 from Amazon – $850
Apple’s AirPods Max are $120 off and down to $429, the lowest price we’ve seen on Amazon. We gave the headphones a score of 84 for their excellent sound quality, comfortable fit and strong ANC.
Buy Apple AirPods Max from Amazon – $429
Amazon Echo Show 8
Amazon’s mid-size smart display has dropped to a near-record low of $80. We gave it an 87 rating for its improved video chat cameras, solid sound quality, and minimalistic design.
Buy Echo Show 8 on Amazon – $80
Amazon Echo Show 5
The Echo Show 5 is more than half off right now and down to just $40. It’s one of our favorite small smart displays, in part because its size makes it great for an alarm. We like its simple design, good sound quality and touch snooze feature.
Buy Echo Show 5 on Amazon – $40
Samsung T7 Shield
The 1TB model of the Samsung T7 Shield SSD is once again on sale for $100, which is pretty much the best we’ve ever seen. This rugged device has a rugged exterior that can withstand a drop of nearly 10 feet, plus an IP65 rating for dust and water resistance. It also has the same read/write speeds as the other T7 models and works with a bunch of devices including PC, Mac, Android and even some game consoles.
Buy T7 Shield (1TB) from Amazon – $100
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 4 is now $200 off at Amazon, bringing it down to $1,600. The Z Flip 4 also has a $100 discount, so you can pick it up for just $900. Both foldables just came out, and we gave the Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 scores of 86 each.
Shop Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Flip 4 deals on Amazon
HBO Max has slashed its annual plan, so you can save 30 percent if you sign up and pay for a year in advance. If you can handle the ads, the service will cost $70 for 12 months, down from the usual $100. to get the ad-free experience, you’ll pay $105, which is $45 off the regular price.
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