The best of this week UK tech offerings will keep you busy in front of a screen. Hisense and LG have great TV deals, while Lenovo, Apple, and Asus offer tempting computer discounts. For more on these deals and a few more, read on below.
If you’re looking for a cheap and cheerful, yet capable TV that stands apart from retailer-owned brands like JVC, but is good value for money compared to big brands like LG and Samsung, Hisense has long been a choice. attractive. This 58-inch 4K model comes with built-in Alexa to accommodate a sofa-linked session and Freeview Play to check out your favorite apps and classic UK channels.
While Hisense is currently the cost-effective option in the TV world, picking up an LG was an easy choice for those considering a high-quality display. At under £1,200, this 2021 model offers crisp and colorful OLED technology. Blacks aren’t quite as deep as LG’s high-end OLED panels, but they’re better than most. The details and colors it offers are generally gorgeous. You also get Vision IQ and Dolby Atmos along with support for Google Assistant and Alexa.
LG is also getting into low-end TVs. The discount here isn’t huge, but it’s a welcome bite at these cheaper prices. This 4K HDR LED panel comes with Google and Alexa smarts as well as LG’s speedy webOS and smart Filmmaker mode.
JVC is truly a no-frills option for your TV, with simple Full HD resolution and LED display technology. This is a design that could sit well in a bedroom or similar, rather than the centerpiece of a living room. Despite its low price, you still have access to the apps you expect through this TV’s Amazon Fire TV operating system with included Alexa support via the remote.
Deals on laptops and tablets
Gaming laptops are increasingly becoming all-around machines. Designed for killing zombies, making Zoom calls and editing videos. And that can certainly lead to high prices. While this Lenovo Legion 5 is capable in all of these areas, it’s much more of a dedicated gaming device, which keeps the price more reasonable. For under £900 you get an impressive AMD Ryzen 7 chip, entry-level Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card and a decent 512GB SSD.
Discounts on Apple products are rare, especially when buying direct. Fortunately, discounts can be found elsewhere. Roughly £15 off the biggest, most powerful iPad you can buy isn’t going to blow anyone away, but it’s cheaper than many retailers nonetheless. The main improvements in this latest model are the addition of a Liquid Retina XDR (Mini LED) display and Apple’s fast but efficient M1 chip.
This Asus Chromebook doesn’t come with a ton of power or storage, but ChromeOS is far from demanding and web-based tasks are standard on this operating system. If you want a cheap device for browsing the web, writing essays, and watching TV shows (a 360° hinge also makes that comfortable), Asus has some of the best options at this price.
Wireless headphones and device deals
While Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Live have been priced at £79 on Amazon for some time now, a handy £20 voucher is now available. You just need to check the box on the product page before adding it to the cart. These discounted Samsung headphones feature active noise cancellation, up to 21 hours of battery life and a unique bean-shaped design.
As with iPads and other Apple products, don’t expect many direct-to-brand sales. Here though, you can get £50 of the very latest AirPods Pro. It’s not exactly a new model, with the headphones themselves remaining the same, but now you can slap them on a MagSafe charger to give them a boost when needed.
The PS5 is great and all, but its storage is definitely not great. With only 825 gigabytes, more space for games is badly needed. Luckily, Sony recently added support for additional SSD storage, so all you have to do is choose one. Like most SSDs, these can be pricey, especially at the speeds required for the PS5, so any discount is welcome.
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