5 Tech Deals That Will Upgrade Your Home and Commute – WIRED
The holidays are fast approaching and every day is a little shorter than the last at this time of year. If you’re starting to get in the mood to treat yo’ self to some new tech for the winter, we have a few bargains for you this week. These picks come from our friends at TechBargains and were curated by the team here at WIRED.
Dell XPS 8910 desktop PC – $670
If your desktop PC is getting a little too old to handle today’s hardcore games, we’ve got a solid upgrade for you. This Dell XPS Tower isn’t quite VR friendly, but it should run most 2D games with ease for less than $700 with a discount code. Spec wise, it has a 4GHz 6th Generation Intel Core i7, Windows 10 Pro, a 1TB hard drive, Nvidia’s 2GB GeForce GT 730 graphics card, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and 16GB DDR4 RAM. You’ll have to supply your own monitor. Dell’s online store has the Dell XPS 8910 Tower Chassis for $670 (Discount Code: XPS669, List Price: $900).
Other great deals:
Powerful laptop for less than $600: Dell has a decent sale going on its new Inspiron 15 5000. It runs Windows 10 Pro, and has plentiful ports, including three USB ports, HDMI, ethernet, and an SD card slot. More impressively, it runs on a 7th Generation (Kaby Lake) Intel Core i7 processor, has a 15.6-inch screen, 512GB solid state drive, and 8GB DDR4 RAM. This configuration is normally $910, but with a discount code on Dell’s site, you can order the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 for $580 (Discount Code: EXTRA320SAVINGS, List Price: $910).
4K TV for less than $500: Vizio TVs tend to give shoppers an excellent balance of picture quality and value. This 50-inch 4K LED model is no different. Dell has the Vizio E50-E1 4K TV on sale for $470 with a $100 Dell gift card included (List Price: $500).
4 USB charging ports for $8: This little dongle will turn your car’s useless cigarette lighter into four useful USB ports. It’s even future proof, with a USB C port included. It’s normally $20 on Amazon, but with our code, you can nab it for the price of a grande mocha. The Urge 4-Port Rapid USB Car Charger is $8 (Discount Code: 60OFFURG, List Price: $20).
Secure your home with Alexa: We posted this deal over the weekend, and it’s still valid. If you’re eyeing a way to keep an eye on your property, this five-camera Netgear security system should help. It’s compatible with Amazon Alexa, has night vision, and can send motion-activated notifications or emails straight to your phone. Or you can view a live feed, if you’re in the mood. It’s especially good for outdoors use, thanks to each camera’s wire-free, waterproof design. The system costs more than $100 per camera new, but this certified refurbished model is on sale for much less. You can buy the Netgear Arlo 5-camera Security System for $360 (List Price: $550).
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