The Easter holiday brings some unusual – but welcome – deals to the spotlight this weekend, including a site-wide sale at Satechi that puts a big buck on everything under the Satechi umbrella. The current offer, which runs through April 17 and requires you to use one of two promotional codes, covers a variety of peripherals and accessories, from Mac-inspired keyboards to 3-in-1 chargers. Using the coupon code Easter 15 When you check out, you’ll take 15 percent off the cart total, but if you buy $100 or more, you can get 20 percent off your cart with the code. Easter 20.
If you’re not familiar with the Satechi, just know that it offers plenty of functional basics, including charging cables and a number of practical and stylish accessories that are likely to appeal to Apple fans. Some notable features include the rear Slim X3 Bluetooth Keyboard ($89.99), which mimics the look and feel of a full-size Apple Magic Keyboard and can be recharged via USB-C, as well as a Type-C Pro Hub adapter ($99.99), a USB hub that features two ports USB-A and a pair of USB-C ports, plus an HDMI connection and an SD card reader. The latter can easily slip in alongside the latest MacBook Pro or Air models, providing anyone who uses a laptop as their primary workstation has a bit more connectivity.
Whatever you’re in the market for, this sale is a great way to stock up on all the essentials for working from home.
If you need a convenient travel companion, you can buy the latest Samsung Galaxy Book Pro in silver from Amazon right now for $833.04, the lowest price we’ve seen on a laptop yet. This model uses an older processor, but the 13-inch is still an excellent value for anyone in the market for a versatile and ultra-portable laptop. This particular configuration comes with an 11th generation Intel Core i7 CPU, 512GB of storage, 8GB of RAM, and an impressive array of ports, including a single Thunderbolt 4 connection for docking. At just under two pounds and an all-day battery, the lightweight Windows machine remains a great choice for the everyday driver. Read our review.
If you sleep on Samsung’s 2021 smartphone lineup, don’t worry, as you can order all three models in the S21 lineup in renewed condition at a huge discount until April 22nd. The current Samsung promotion applies to the 128GB Galaxy S21, S21 Plus and S21 Ultra, which have been unlocked and available at their lowest prices yet. As an added bonus, anyone who pre-orders a refurbished S21 through Samsung will get an extra $100 credit which is good for future purchases at Samsung. Note that any pre-orders placed today are due to arrive by April 22nd.
As far as price goes, the standard S21 initially sold for $800, but has now been discounted at Samsung to $675. Meanwhile, the S21 Plus and Ultra models go on sale for $850 ($150) and $1,000 ($200), respectively. The current promotion offers an excellent range of discounts, but if you have a device that qualifies for a trade-in, you can also get an extra $450 off your purchases. In this case, “Refurbished” means that each device is considered to be in “like new” condition and is Samsung certified. The phones may show obvious flaws, but they each have a new battery and come with the same one-year warranty that accompanies all new Galaxy devices.
If you’re in the market for a new MacBook, you can currently buy the M1-equipped 13-inch MacBook Pro in space gray at Best Buy for $1,099.99, a huge discount on a laptop that normally costs $1,299.99. This particular configuration comes with 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and an Apple M1 processor, which can’t compete with the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips found in the larger, 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro, but it does. It still provides plenty of high end performance sustainability.
The 2020 MacBook Pro’s 13-inch screen is also remarkably bright, with a native resolution of 2560 x 1600 and support for Apple’s True Tone technology, which dynamically adjusts the display’s color temperature based on the environment. However, keep in mind that the 13-inch MacBook Pro is relatively light when choosing a port and the only model in Apple’s current lineup that still features the Touch Bar, which, for better or worse, negates the classic function keys. Read our review.
AMD recently announced Zen 3 processors, and it was very difficult to find them in stock. But today, a pair of the most powerful models of this generation of gaming CPUs are currently on sale at several retailers, including Amazon, Walmart and B&H Photo.
The Ryzen 9 5950X, which initially retailed for $799.99 when released, is currently discounted to $559.99 at Amazon and B&H Photo, which is a huge discount on the 16-core CPU. It has 32 threads and a maximum boost speed of 4.9GHz, and like previous generation AMD CPUs, it is compatible with motherboards with AM4 socket.
If you’re looking for a cheaper model with a slightly lower performance ceiling, the Ryzen 9 5900X is also on sale at Amazon and Walmart for $384.99 ($185), which is the lowest CPU we’ve seen yet. The 5900X is equipped with 12 cores and 24 threads of processing power, as well as a maximum speed of 4.8GHz, ensuring that it still has enough power for modern gaming.
Both processors are an excellent deal, especially for anyone upgrading from an AMD-based desktop. Just note that unlike previous generation AMD processors, these CPUs do not come with their own coolers.