Jan 28, 2016: Today's Big Deals: Asus i5 SKYLAKE Desktop, 70" HDTV, Apple TV, and Desk Lamp
by Eric Song
Hey you fellow bargain hunters. I've put up a list of live deals that are my personal favorite picks. Some of these picks are simply fantastically good deals, but others are simply items that stand apart from their competition in unique ways.
This desktop from Amazon straddles the perfect medium of price and performance. At its core is a current generation Intel i5 Skylake processor running the Windows 10 operating system. It's actually still overkill for almost all the everyday tasks you can throw at it. There's no need to upgrade this rig yourself either; you'll get speedy performance out of the box with 8GB of memory and hefty 1TB hard drive, all for just $430. There's no product offering from Dell, HP, or Lenovo that can currently match this.
The Big Game is coming up fast and if you want to wow your friends and family with an up close view of the football field, pay up the $1200 and treat them all to your gigantic 70" TV. You'll feel better knowing that this deal is one of the best deals we have ever seen historically for a brand new 70" TV. Worried about your investment? Dell slaps on an extra 1 year of warranty free of charge for any TV over 60 inches. As a treat for being so generous with your friends, use that $300 gift card on a Playstation 4 or Xbox One console at a heavily discounted price.
The Apple TV is a great little media player that can stream 1080p content to your iPhone, iPad or iMac. It almost never significantly drops in price from its MSRP of $79.99. Sometimes we see a deal for a refurbished model for $50-$60 and we consider even that to be a solid deal. In this case, you're getting it brand new, retail, in box, untouched for just $50.00. You'll have to hoof it to your nearest Walmart to pick one up.
Aren't tied down to Apple products? You'll save a nice chunk of change with this little dongle. This exceptionally convenient device plugs into your TV's HDMI port and streams media like the Apple TV, but at a fraction of the cost. You'd normally be paying $35 for it new, but for less than half of that you can score a factory recert from Groupon and still get a 90-day Google warranty. Make sure you apply Coupon Code: "VISA5" to drop the price down to $17.10.
Many of us are getting a nice refund check in the mail... but only after filing our tax return. Many people should be getting their tax returns from their employmers by now, and there's no reason to let Uncle Sam hold onto your money for any longer than necessary. The sooner you get your refund, the sooner you can buy more stuff on our site. The TurboTax website sells the Deluxe version for $35 PLUS an extra $37 for the state e-file. You're getting both for $39.95, a quick and easy 45% discount, simply by buying it from Amazon.
We here at Techbargains love LED desk lamps, and so do our readers. The daylight spectrum keeps us awake at work, there's less fatigue from flicker, and the LED bulbs will last longer than the light fixture itself. What sets a desk lamp apart from all others? Price it under $20, make it battery powered, and just for kicks, bling it up with a color changing base. Check, check, and check with this lamp from Amazon for an impulse-buying price of $16.99. Make sure to apply Coupon Code: "TPGTTUNK" during checkout to get this price.
You don't see too many Starbucks deals pop up on Techbargains, and that's really because good deals are few and far between for this store. Fortunately, Christmas is over and they still have tons of Christmas Blend inventory that they have to unload. Just a month ago 1 pound of this stuff was $15. Now you're getting it for under $5, over 66% off, in Ground or Whole Bean offerings. The late bird gets the cheap worm.