These top picks for laptops, desktops, hybrids, and tablets will help you give the gift of screen-time.
Electronics Valley via eBay offers the Apple MacBook Pro i5 13" Laptop with Retina Display in Silver, model no. MF839LL/A, for $1,079.99 with free shipping. That's $19 under our mention from two weeks ago and the lowest total price we could find by $154. It features an Intel Core i5 2.7GHz dual-core processor, 13.3" 2560x1600 Retina display, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Intel Iris graphics, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, FaceTime HD camera, USB 3.0, HDMI output, and Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
GravityBuys via eBay offers the 1.8-lb. Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Haswell Core i7 1.7GHz Dual 12" Tablet, model no. PU2-00001, for $1,499.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $157. It features an Intel Haswell Core i7-4650U 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 12" 2160x1440 multitouch display, 8GB RAM, 512GB flash storage, microSD slot, front- and rear-facing cameras, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, and Windows 8.1 Pro.
BuyDig offers the WD Sentinel DS5100 4TB Ultra-Compact Storage Plus Server, model no. WDBYVE0040KBK-NESN, for $899 with free shipping. That's $351 under our June mention and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a current low by $1,661.) It features an Intel Xeon dual-core processor, 8GB RAM, LCD status display, Gigabit Ethernet, and USB 3.0.
Instant Replay Electronics via eBay offers the refurbished 4.5-lb. Apple MacBook Pro Intel Core i5 2.3GHz 13.3" Laptop, model no. MC700LL/A, for $524.99 with free shipping. That's $5 below our refurb mention from three weeks ago and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a current low for a refurb by $85.) Features include an Intel Core i5-2410M 2.3GHz Sandy Bridge dual-core processor, 13.3" 1280x800 LED-backlit LCD, 4GB RAM, 320GB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth, Thunderbolt, media card reader, and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
Note: A 30-day warranty applies, although it's unclear who backs it.
HP offers the HP ENVY 750xt Intel Haswell Core i7 3.6GHz Desktop PC, model no. M0K53AV#ABA_1, for $699.99. Coupon code "SEPTEMBER20" drops it to $639.99. With free shipping, that's $160 off list and tied with our mention from last week as the lowest total price we could find. This desktop features an Intel Haswell Core i7-4790 3.6GHz quad-core processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB 7200 rpm hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, media card reader, and Windows 7 64-bit. Deal ends October 31.
CowBoom offers the used Dell XPS Intel Haswell Core i5 18.4" 1080p Touchscreen Portable All-in-One Desktop PC, model no. XPSO18T-4444BLK, for $549.99. Coupon code "XPS10815" cuts the price to $349.99. With free shipping, that's $420 under the lowest total price we could find for a new unit, although we saw a used unit for $20 less two weeks ago. It features an Intel Haswell Core i5-4210U 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 18.4" 1920x1080 touchscreen LCD, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, webcam, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth, and Windows 8.
Note: This item may have scratches, scuffs, dents, chips, or dings and may have replacement or missing accessories. No warranty information is provided.