As July comes to a close, a number of laptops, earbuds, games, and more have gone on sale across the web. Students planning their back-to-school shopping list have a few ways to save on Apple products — the latest MacBook Air M1 is $150 off at Amazon (that’s better than Apple’s own education discount) and the iPad Air remains $100 off as well. All capacities of Samsung’s T7 portable SSD have been discounted, so you can grab one for as low as $70, while Microsoft’s Xbox Ultimate Game Sale knocks up to 80 percent off console and PC titles. Here are the best tech deals from this week that you can still get today.
MacBook Air M1
The latest MacBook Air M1 is down to $850 at Amazon or $150 off its regular price. The 512GB model has the same discount, so you can grab it for $1,099. It’s one of the best laptops for most people, and it’s a great option for students going back to school. The Air M1 earned a score of 94 from us for its incredibly fast performance, excellent keyboard and trackpad, good battery life and lack of fan noise.
The latest iPad Air is down to the best price we’ve seen it, just $500 for the base model. That’s $100 off its normal price and a great deal on what we think is the best iPad for most people. We gave the slab a score of 90 for its fast performance, speedy WiFi, healthy battery life, and support for the second-generation Apple Pencil.
The AirPods Pro are back on sale for $190, or $60 off their normal price. While not a record low, it’s still one of the best prices we’ve seen all year. The AirPods Pro earned a score of 87 for their improved audio quality, comfortable fit, solid ANC, and IPX4 water resistance.
Samsung T7 SSD (500GB)
Samsung’s T7 portable SSD in 500GB is down to a record-low of $70, or $30 off its normal price. Other capacities are on sale, too — you can get a 1TB model for $150 and a 2TB model will set you back $300. We like these drives for their portability, durable design and speedy performance.
Xbox Ultimate Game Sale
Microsoft’s Xbox Ultimate Game Sale is still ongoing, knocking up to 80 percent off console and PC titles. On the console side, you can get FIFA 21 Ultimate Edition for $25, NBA 2K21 for $15, Battlefield 1 Revolution for $8 and more. And for PC gamers, you can get Gears 5 for $16, Yakuza: Like a Dragon for $36, Control for $15 and more.
A bunch of Roku devices are on sale at Amazon, including the Roku Streambar, which is down to a record low of $99. This compact soundbar is a convenient gadget to get if you want to upgrade your home theater system without spending a ton of money. We gave it a score of 86 for its space-saving design, Dolby Audio support and built-in 4K streaming technology. If you want to spend even less, a handful of Roku streamers have been discounted, including the Express ($25) and the Streaming Stick+ ($39).