We kick off April 1 with a deal that is dead serious. For today only, Best Buy is tossing $100 off the price of the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S22. The 128GB and 256GB models of the S22 are currently discounted to $699.99 and $749.99 respectively. Please note that this discount only applies to the standard S22 model, not the S22 Plus or Ultra. You also don’t need to activate this phone when you buy it, just make sure to select “activate later” before adding it to your cart. This is the first discount we’ve seen on the latest model of Samsung’s smartphone since its release, making it an excellent opportunity to upgrade.
The S22 packs an impressive set of specs, including a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, a 50MP main rear camera that reviewer Allison Johnson says delivers “top-of-the-line” results, and a 10MP front-facing camera. With features like these and more, it’s no wonder we consider the Galaxy S22 the go-to phone for Android users, despite its less-than-great battery life. Overall, this is an excellent deal for a fast phone with excellent build quality. Read our review†
HP’s budget-friendly Pavilion Aero laptop just got a little cheaper. Usually $999.99, you can: currently grab a capable configuration on the HP Store for just $749.99, the lowest price ever. The lightweight, 13-inch HP Pavilion Aero is a Pavilion in name only, with excellent specs and build quality at a competitive price.
This model of the Aero 13 comes standard with an AMD Ryzen 5800U processor, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, with the option to add up to 1TB extra using a microSD card. While its reliance on AMD integrated graphics means it can’t handle much in terms of gaming, the laptop’s octa-core CPU means the Aero 13 should be able to handle a variety of applications. While it’s not a deal breaker at this price, it’s worth noting that the Aero 13 comes with a significant amount of bloatware pre-installed, which will deliver a huge number of popups until you uninstall everything. Read our review†
Gaming monitor deals that are: this well don’t come every day. Right now, the MSI Optix 32-inch curved QHD gaming monitor matches its best price yet. This particular monitor usually retails for $359.99, but can be purchased at adorama and Amazon for $289.99. Currently this is one of the best prices you can find for a gaming monitor with these specs, especially from a brand like MSI.
The MAG321CQR from MSI, as it is officially called, is equipped with many of the features you would expect from a mid-range gaming monitor. This includes a resolution of 1440p, a refresh rate of 144Hz, a response time of 1ms and AMD FreeSync adaptive sync support for AMD GPUs, which together create a gaming experience that needs to look great and run smoothly. The back of the monitor features RGB lighting, but more importantly, it has a wide range of connectivity options. It includes a pair of HDMI 2.0 ports, a single DisplayPort connection, a pair of USB-A pass-through ports with data transfer option, and a 3.5mm audio jack. While the monitor is compatible with VESA mounts, the stand it comes with is height, tilt, and swivel.
Today you can find discounts on a few serpentine gaming chairs from Razer. Both the Razer Iskur X and Razer Enki sell for less than their regular prices of $399.99. The Iskur X is currently discounted to $249.99 at Best Buy and Amazonwhile the newer Enki retails for $349.99 at Best Buy and GameStop† Both models have been at this price for about a month (pun intended), but who knows? They may return to full price soon.
As for which model is best for you, there are two major differences between the two to keep in mind. The Iskur mainly uses synthetic leather, while the Enki uses a mix of synthetic leather and fabric for the seat. The Iskur X also lacks lumbar support and head cushioning, while the Enki comes with a headrest and lumbar support integrated into the back of the seat.
While choosing a gaming chair can be a highly subjective process – and we haven’t had a chance to try it out ourselves – it’s rare to find gaming chairs with similar features at a better price. By comparison, many of Secretlab’s gaming chairs can cost upwards of $500, even when they’re on sale. Secretlab does have a better warranty and returns policy, but the standard three-year warranty on Razer gaming chairs is still pretty robust.
If you’re in the market for a Chromebook, you still have time to cash in on the biggest discount we’ve seen yet on Samsung’s striking red or gray Galaxy Chromebook 2. Normally, the more expensive configuration comes with an Intel Core i3. 10110U processor sells for $699.99, but you can currently find this lightweight laptop on sale for $549.99 at both Amazon and Best Buy† Out of the box, this configuration comes with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage; but that last specification can be expanded with a microSD card.
As for the design, the 13-inch touchscreen offers a resolution of 1080p and can be transformed into a tablet thanks to the 2-in-1 design. While the specs don’t weigh much in terms of processing power, the Galaxy Chromebook 2 also has a 3.5mm audio jack and a pair of USB-C ports that can support peripherals and external displays if you need them. Read our review†
The 2020 fourth-generation 64GB iPad Air originally sold for $599.99, but is now currently discounted to $469.99 at Amazon with a coupon applied at checkout. While this price is not unheard of, it’s still one of the better prices we’ve seen for the Wi-Fi equipped iPad Air. This discount only applies to the gray and green colorways of the lightweight Apple plate, but remains one of the best discounts on this device to date. While the iPad Air recently received a 2022 update with Apple’s M1 processor, the 2020 model still has plenty of power under the hood, thanks to the A14 Bionic CPU.
This model of the iPad Air has an excellent 10.9-inch screen, a 12MP rear camera and a 7MP front camera for video chatting. A few other notable selling points include a USB-C port for charging and compatibility with the latest accessories for the iPad Pro, such as the second-generation Apple Pencil and Apple Magic Keyboard. Read our review†