Best Tech Deals for Christmas 2018: SSDs, Storage, CPUs, GPUs and More

The final crunch is here. Retailers are offering expedited shipping to ensure your holiday purchases arrive on time for Christmas Eve. Prime members have until Sunday for 1-day shipping or Monday for same-day shipping (in select cities).  

As far as deals are concerned, we’re seeing solid buys on all sorts of internal components (SSDsCPUsGPUs), laptopsdesktops and peripherals. We’re listing some of our favorite below.  

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STREAMING DEALS

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

The 2018 Fire TV Stick 4Koffers the perfect balance of functionality, price, and performance. It’s back on sale at the same price it was on Black Friday.  

Was: $49.99Is Now: $34.99$

Save $15SEE DETAILS on Amazon

Amazon Fire TV Cube

The Fire TV Cube has built-in Alexa and can dim lights and control all your A/V gear. It supports 4K at 60fps as well as HDR content. It’s now at its second-best price ever.

Was: $119.99Is Now: $69.99$

Save $50SEE DETAILS on Amazon

Amazon Fire TV Recast

The Fire TV Recast connects to an HDTV antenna, and then streams content via Wi-Fi or Ethernet to any connected Fire TV-enabled device. Both the500GB and 1TB model are on sale.

Was: $229.99Is Now: $189.99$

Save $40SEE DETAILS on Amazon

Amazon Fire TV Stick

The Fire TV Stick focuses on Amazon apps, which makes it a good choice for existing Amazon customers. It’s now at the same price it was on Black Friday. 

Was: $39.99Is Now: $24.99$

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Roku Express

The Roku Express can turn any HDMI-based TV into a smart TV. It supports 1080p resolution, but unlike the Roku Stick, the Express only supports 802.11b/g/n networks.

Was: $29.99Is Now: $24.99$

Save $5SEE DETAILS on Amazon

SMART-HOME DEALS

Google Home Mini

Walmart has the Google Home Mini on sale for $29. That’s the best price we’ve seen for Google’s smart home device. It normally sells for $49. Need two? Get this 2-Pack for $50.  

Was: $49Is Now: $29$

Save $20SEE DETAILS on Wal-Mart

Google Home Hub w/ Home Mini 2-Pack

Google Home can do it all — from answering your questions about the world to running your smart home and all its connected devices. Currently, B&H is bundling 2 Home Minis w/ your Hub purchase.

Was: $149Is Now: $129$

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Amazon Echo Dot (2018)

Amazon’s least-expensive Alexa speaker just got more affordable. The 2018 Echo Dotis now only $29.99, a $20 discount on an Editor’s Choice device.  

Was: $49.99Is Now: $29.99$

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Sonos One w/ Alexa

The Editors’ Choice Sonos Onefeatures full voice control, room-filling sound, instant pairing with other Sonos One speakers, and built-in Amazon Alexa voice assistant. Buy 2and save $50.

Was: $199Is Now: $179$

Save $20SEE DETAILS on Amazon

Amazon Echo 2nd Generation

Amazon’s second-gen Echo is more attractive and affordable than the original, and it sounds just as good, too. The Editors’ Choice speaker is currently $69.99.

Was: $99.99Is Now: $69.99$

Save $30SEE DETAILS on Amazon

TOYS DEALS

Hasbro Gaming Rubik’s Cube

The 3 x 3 Rubik’s Cube features many combinations. Twist, turn, and rotate to match all of the colors and solve the puzzle. For a limited time, it’s $9 off.

Was: $13.77Is Now: $4.36$

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Star Wars Walk ‘n Roar Chewbacca

The Star Wars Walk ‘n Roar Chewbacca makes a great addition to any Star Wars collection and features a squeezable 12-inch squeezable plush body that emits authentic sounds. Grab it now for $13 off. 

Was: $24.99Is Now: $11.99$

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Star Wars Darth Vader Voice Changing Boombox

The Star Wars Darth Vader Voice Changing Boombox lets you sound just like the movie character. It’s audio player compatible so you can listen to your own music. For a limited time, it’s just under $9.

Was: $39.99Is Now: $8.99$

Save $31SEE DETAILS on Best Buy

SMARTWATCHES DEALS

Fitbit Versa

The Fitbit Versa is the perfect smartwatch for most people. It can monitor your heart rate and track your workouts, runs, and more. The Bluetooth-enabled watch uses your phone’s GPS to map your runs.

Was: $199.95Is Now: $148.96$

Save $51SEE DETAILS on Amazon

CONSOLES DEALS

Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey is a must for any Switch owner. It’s one of the most joyous games we’ve played. Walmart has it for just $45. 

Was: $59.99Is Now: $45$

Save $15SEE DETAILS on Wal-Mart

SPEAKERS DEALS

OontZ Angle 3 Solo Speaker

This travel-friendly, weather-resistant speaker produces bright, clear vocals and crisp treble. Today only, it’s down to its lowest price ever. 

Was: $24.99Is Now: $15.99$

Save $9SEE DETAILS on Amazon

DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT DEALS

Amazon 99-Cent Rentals

Need some holiday entertainment? Amazon is offering various digital movie rentals for just 99 cents each. 

A Quiet Place

Kung Fu Hustle

Airplane!

Gravity

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV

Deliverance

Was: $5.99Is Now: $0.99$

Save $5SEE DETAILS on Amazon

HEADPHONES DEALS

Bose SoundSport in-Ear Apple Headphones

Great for working out, the Bose SoundSport in-Ear Apple Headphones are sweat resistant. They also stay in place no matter how much you move around. For a limited time they’re $55 off. 

Was: $99.95Is Now: $44.95$

Save $55SEE DETAILS on Bose

Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Headphones

The Editors’ Choice Bose QuietComfort 35 Headphonesdeliver rich audio and superior active noise-cancelling technology in a sleek, comfortable frame. They’re now at their lowest price of the year. 

Was: $349Is Now: $299$

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Jabra Elite Active 65t Wireless Earbuds

 If you’re on the hunt for a pair of wireless Bluetooth buds for working out, the Elite Active 65tare the best earbuds you can buy.

Was: $189Is Now: $139.99$

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Bose SoundLink Wireless Headphones

Bose SoundLink Wireless Headphones deliver deep immersive sound and feature a built-in mic for clear HD calls. For a limited time, it’s $80 off its normal selling price. 

Was: $279Is Now: $199$

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MONITORS DEALS

Acer 32-inch 4K FreeSync Monitor

The 32-inch Acer ET322QK features 4K resolution, 4ms response time, and FreeSync support. Use coupon “EMCEREX45” to drop its price to an all-time low of $299.99. Deal is valid through 12/24.

Was: $499.99Is Now: $299.99$

Save $200SEE DETAILS on Newegg

Dell 32-inch 1080p IPS Monitor

The Dell D3218HN is a 32-inch 1080p IPS monitor with a thin bezel and wide viewing angles. For a limited time, it’s $150 off. 

Was: $299Is Now: $149$

Save $150SEE DETAILS on Wal-Mart

CONSOLE GAMING DEALS

Nintendo Switch w/ $25 GC

The Switch can morph between a traditional console, multiplayer tabletop device, or handheld. Amazon is bundling it with a free $25 gift card.TargetGameStop, and Best Buy have similar deals. 

Was: $324.99Is Now: $299$

Save $26SEE DETAILS on Amazon

Marvel’s Spider-Man

The best Spider-Man gameever made is $20 off at Amazon, which is $4 cheaper than it was on Black Friday and the best deal we’ve seen on this game. 

Was: $59.99Is Now: $39.99$

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Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Bundle

B&H Photo currently has the best Xbox One S deal of the year. It includes the 500GB console, Forza Horizon 3 download, and Forza 3 Hot Wheels DLC for $179.99 via a clickable on-page coupon. 

Was: $279.99Is Now: $179.99$

Save $100SEE DETAILS on B&H Photo

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

The Switch Pro Controller is the ideal way to play Nintendo games offering built-in Amiibo support, motion controls, and HD rumble. 

Was: $69.99Is Now: $55.99$

Save $14SEE DETAILS on Amazon

GADGET DEALS

APC SurgeArrest Surge Protector

Keep your devices charged and protected with the APC 6-Outlet Surge Protector. It features six surge protected outlets. Click the on-page coupon to drop its price to just $5.99.

Was: $9.99Is Now: $5.99$

Save $4SEE DETAILS on B&H Photo

TV DEALS

Vizio 55-inch Smart Display w/ HDR

Vizio’s 55-inch M55-E0 4K Smart XLED Display offers full-array local dimming technology, support for HDR content, and Vizio’s SmartCast smart TV platform. 

Was: $698Is Now: $398$

Save $300SEE DETAILS on Wal-Mart

STREAMING-DEVICE DEALS

Roku Ultra

The Editor’s Choice Roku Ultrais the streaming media player for binge-watchers who need access to the widest variety of content in full 4K HDR. 

Was: $89.99Is Now: $69.99$

Save $20SEE DETAILS on Amazon

Google Chromecast Ultra

The Google Chromecast Ultrais a budget streamer that can deliver 4K HDR content. It’s currently $10 off.  

Was: $69Is Now: $59$

Save $10SEE DETAILS on Wal-Mart

TABLETS DEALS

Amazon Fire HD 8 2018

Amazon’s 2018 Fire HD 8packs an improved 2MP front-facing camera and features a new hands-free Alexa mode. It’s now $30 off.

Was: $79.99Is Now: $49.99$

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GAMING DEALS

Corsair Void PRO RGB Gaming Headset

With the Corsair Void PRO RGB Gaming Headset, you get all day comfort and exceptional sound. Enhance your gaming experience with genuine Dolby 7.1 surround sound. Own them now for $40 off list. 

Was: $99.99Is Now: $59.99$

Save $40SEE DETAILS on Dell

HARDWARE DEALS

Best Choice 9-Piece Precision Screwdriver Set

The Best Choice 9-Piece Precision Screwdriver Set is a must have for every tinkerer and hobbyist. Made of durable steel, they offer long lasting reliability. For a limited time this set is $4 off. 

Was: $13.99Is Now: $9.99$

Save $4SEE DETAILS on Amazon

MODEM DEALS

Netgear CM500 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem

Stop renting your cable modem. The Netgear CM500 works with Xfinity, Cablevision, Spectrum, Cox, and other ISPs. Click the coupon underneath its price to save $10 and pay just $44.99.

Was: $59.99Is Now: $44.99$

Save $15SEE DETAILS on Amazon

SSD DEALS

Crucial MX500 1TB SSD

Amazon has the Crucial MX500 1TB SSD for $118.99. That beats the best Black Friday price we saw for this SSD. If you don’t require that much storage, you can also get the500GB model for $61.74.

Was: $134.99Is Now: $118.99$

Save $16SEE DETAILS on Amazon

PRINTERS DEALS

Samsung Xpress Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer

Enjoy mobile printing at home or at the office with the Samsung Xpress Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer. It prints up to 21 ppm for fast and efficient productivity. For a limited time, it’s $65 off. 

Was: $99.99Is Now: $34.99$

Save $65SEE DETAILS on Office Depot

LAPTOPS DEALS

Overpowered Laptop 17+ w/ 256GB, GTX 1060

Walmart’s Overpowered Gaming Laptop 17+ is on sale. It packs a Core i7-8750H CPU, 32GB RAM, 256GB SSD w/ 2TB HDD, and GTX 1060. Build could be better, but you won’t find better specs at this price.

Was: $1,699Is Now: $999$

Save $700SEE DETAILS on Wal-Mart

MSI GV62 Laptop w/ 256GB SSD, GTX 1060

MSI engineered this laptop with a Core i5-8300 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and a GTX 1060 GPU. It includes a Fortnite bundle with 2,000 V-bucks and a Street Ops pack.

Was: $999Is Now: $799$

Save $200SEE DETAILS on Wal-Mart

STORAGE DEALS

Samsung EVO 128GB microSD Card

The Samsung EVO 128GB microSD Card delivers read and write speeds up to 100MB/s. Get it now for $22 off. 

Was: $41.99Is Now: $19.99$

Save $22SEE DETAILS on Amazon

LAPTOP DEALS

Dell Inspiron i7559-5012GRY Notebook

Dell designed this notebook with a 4K touchscreen display, an Intel Core i7-5700HQ processor, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M GPU. It’s well suited for gaming and work tasks.

Was: $1,099.99Is Now: $959.95$

Save $140SEE DETAILS on Amazon

WIRELESS-ROUTER DEALS

Asus RT-AC56R Dual-Band Wireless Router

Asus designed its RT-AC56R router to transmit simultaneously using 802.11ac and 802.11n network protocols, giving it a maximum data rate of 1,167Mbps. Coupon code “EMCRCBR33” lowers it to $49.99.

Was: $99.99Is Now: $95.99$

Save $4SEE DETAILS on Newegg

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