These top picks for laptops, desktops, hybrids, and tablets will help you give the gift of screen-time.
Fry's Electronics offers the Alienware Alpha Intel Haswell Core i3 2.9GHz Steam Console, model no. ASM100-1580, for $398 with free shipping. That's $52 below our February mention, which was bundled with antivirus software, and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a current low by $51.) Features include an Intel Core i3-4130T 2.9GHz Haswell dual-core processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M GDDR5 2GB graphics, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI, Xbox 360 Wireless Controller, Steam factory-installed, and Windows 8.1 64-bit. Deal ends May 2.
JemJem offers the refurbished Apple MacBook Pro Intel Core 2 Duo 2.53GHz 13.3" LED-Backlit Laptop, model no. MB991LL/A, for $499. Coupon code "DealNews10" cuts the price to $489. With free shipping, that's tied with last week's mention as the lowest total price we've seen. (It's also the best price we could find for a refurb today by $95.) Features include an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.53GHz dual-core processor, 13.3" 1280x800 LED-backlit display, 4GB RAM, 250GB hard drive, DVD burner, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GT 256MB graphics, iSight webcam, 802.11n wireless, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth, and Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
Note: It is fully functional, but will have signs of use, including scuffs, dented corners, etc. A 90-day JemJem warranty applies.
JemJem takes $10 off a selection of refurbished Apple 13" MacBooks via coupon code "DEALNEWS10", with deals starting from $359.99 after coupon. Plus, all orders bag free shipping.
All items carry a 90-day JemJem warranty.
HP offers its HP Envy Recline 27xt Intel Haswell Core i5 2GHz 27" Touchscreen All-in-One Desktop PC, model no. J6S80AV#ABA_1, for $1,219.99. Coupon code "BONUS25" cuts the price to $1,049.99. With free shipping, that's $100 below our January mention, $350 off list, and the lowest total price we've seen. It features an Intel Core i5-4590T 2GHz Haswell quad-core processor, 27" 1920x1080 (1080p) IPS touchscreen LCD, 12GB RAM, 1TB hybrid drive, 802.11n wireless, NVIDIA GeForce GT 830A 1GB video, Bluetooth, and Windows 8.1 64-bit. Note that it doesn't have an optical drive. Deal ends April 30.
HP offers its HP Envy 23xt Beats Special Edition Intel Haswell Core i7 2.2GHz 23" 1080p Touchscreen All-in-One Desktop PC in Black/Red, model no. J6N70AV#ABA_1, for $1,049.99. Coupon code "BONUS25" cuts it to $1,012.49. With free shipping, that's $338 off list price and the lowest total price we could find. It features an Intel Core i7-4785T 2.2GHz Haswell quad-core processor, 23" 1920x1080 (1080p) touchscreen IPS LCD, 12GB RAM, 1TB hard drive with 8GB SSD, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, media card reader, Beats audio, and Windows 8.1 64-bit. Deal ends April 30.
Best Buy offers the Apple iMac Core i5 1.4GHz All-in-One 21.5" Desktop, model no. MF883LL/A, bundled with a Titanium Internet Security 3-Device 6-Month Subscription for Windows/Mac/iOS/Android for $899.99 with free shipping. That's $29 under our refurb mention of the iMac alone from January (this is new) and tied as the best price we've seen for a new unit. (It's currently $115 less than a new iMac alone.) Features include an Intel ULT Core i5-4260U 1.4GHz Haswell dual-core processor, 21.5" 1920x1080 (1080p) LED-backlit LCD, 8GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, 802.11ac wireless, Thunderbolt, and Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
MegaMacs offers the refurbished 5.5-lb. Apple MacBook Pro Core i7 Quad-Core 2.2GHz 15.4" LED-Backlit Laptop, model no. MC723LL/A, for $729.99 with free shipping. That's $93 below our December mention and the lowest total price we've seen for this configuration. Features include an Intel Core i7-2720QM 2.2GHz quad-core Sandy Bridge processor, 15.4" 1440x900 LED-backlit widescreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB 7200 hard drive, DVD burner, AMD Radeon HD 6750M 512MB video card, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet, Thunderbolt port, webcam, multi-touch trackpad, SDXC card slot, and Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Deal ends April 29.
A 30-day MegaMacs warranty applies.