Poor Halloween. It is This year has been a bit overwhelming. Half the internet thinks it has already happened. Retailers are releasing deals on “Black Friday” in October, which is… good. At least there are a lot of deals going on. As shipping delays and supply chain problems increase, perhaps we should be thankful that we don’t have to wait for big prices. The best stuff here is our weekly roundup of the best deals.
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Tablet and phone deals
It’s not a huge discount, but if you’re in the market for a new iPad Pro, you can save up to 100 this weekend. The device is quite animal. Check out our full review (8/10, wired recommendation) for all the details on the new screen and the powerful M1 chip.
OnePlus 9 Pro (8/10, WIRED Recommends) has a great camera system and it is quite fast. It boasts good battery life and recharges wirelessly and wirelessly. It doesn’t work on AT&T, but otherwise it’s a good deal on a solid top-level phone.
We have seen the lowest price this year on this phone. Motorola’s Moto G series is one of our favorite phones for money. G Power provides affordable and decent performance; The downside is its weak camera and the fact that it will never be updated outside of Android 11.
The Lenovo Tab P11 Plus has a bright, sharp 2K OLED screen and a great design. It does not cost a fortune and has good battery life. Using Android on a tablet isn’t a great experience, but if you can live with it, it’s a tough device.
TV and home deals
So many TV sales are already going on that we’ve written a complete guide to the best early Black Friday TV deals. If you missed it earlier this week, read this.
TCL 6-Series (9/10, WIRED Recommends) Our favorite TV for most people running for many years. This 2020 model has mini LED backlighting for better black levels and has a very usable Android TV interface. This deal is available at Walmart.
Samsung’s 75-inch QN90A (8/10, Wired Recommendations) has gorgeous highlights and nice contrast, thanks to the Mini LED technology (which uses the new iPad). You also get variable refresh rate support for gaming, up to 120 Hz in 4K for the latest console.
Ultra is Roku’s faster, more powerful player. It has additional features like dual-band Wi-Fi, voice search and an Ethernet port for more stable connection. The remote also has a headphone jack so you can watch TV shows in person while other people are asleep. Check out our Roku guide to see which model is best for your needs.
Laptops and accessories deals
Acer’s Swift 3 is a solid midrange laptop. It’s got a lot of energy for your average workload (document editing, web browsing, etc.), and at this price it’s one of the best priced laptops around. Check out our guide to cheap laptops for some more budget options.
Samsung’s T5 series SSDs make a good backup drive. At 540 megabytes per second, they’re fast enough that it doesn’t take forever to back up a large drive, but the price remains reasonable. I won’t try editing videos from them (see the next pick for that), but they’re good for backups.
These drives are fast enough to be used as a storage device for any HD video you want to edit. I regularly edit 4K footage from this exact device, and it’s fast enough. For some more portable SSD options, see our guide to portable storage devices.
We haven’t tested this particular model, but range extensions are one of our favorite ways to improve the speed of home internet.
Gaming and audio deals
Breath of the Wild Most Zelda breaks down the linear story of the game, instead offering a hidden secret world that you can tackle at will. It’s Zelda with less hands-on and more fun.
Sony WH-1000XM4s are the best wireless headphones. They are comfortable, get 30 hours battery life and have the best sound-canceling technology on the market This is a good deal, if you want to know more details, we have written a full post on it.