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Today’s best deals: Apple Watch SE, gaming laptops, SSDs, and more


It’s Wednesday, and that means it’s time for another Dealmaster. Our latest roundup of the web’s best tech deals includes a steep discount on the 44mm version of the Apple Watch SE, which is currently discounted to $229 on Amazon and walmart.

The discount only applies to the variant with Apple’s silver case and blue sports band, but if you can live with that, or you don’t mind exchange in a new group later, this price is the lowest price we tracked. For reference, this variant has generally gone for around $260 online for the past few months, while Apple itself sells the device for $309. If you prefer a smaller case size, the 40mm Watch SE is also available for $229although we’ve seen this price more commonly for this model.

We generally recommend the high-end Apple Watch Series 7 as the best smartwatch for iPhone users, but the Watch SE remains a compelling alternative for those on a tighter budget. For around $100 less, you get most of the basic Series 7 features, including the same messaging, heart rate tracking, and general watchOS support. You lose the larger, always-on screen of the flagship model, meaning its screen won’t stay on when you put your wrist down, as well as more advanced features like blood oxygen monitoring, ECG support and slightly faster charging speeds. It’s also worth noting that we’ll likely see new Apple Watch models introduced this fall. But if you need to save some cash, the Watch SE is a good product, and it should be a solid upgrade for those coming from an older Apple Watch model (think Series 3 or lower) .

If you don’t need a new laptop, our roundup also includes the lowest price we’ve tracked on a goodsaw again (and massive) OLED gaming monitor from Gigabyte, plus a new low for LG’s A1 OLED TV. The latter is a year-old model that sacrifices gaming-friendly features like a 120Hz panel, variable refresh rate, and HDMI 2.1 ports, but it still brings the deep contrast you expect from a display. OLED, so if you don’t. I don’t plan to play much, it’s a strong value at its current level $1,000 prize for a 65 inch model.

Elsewhere, we’ve got Apple’s (older but still awesome) MacBook Air for $100 off Apple’s MSRP, plus lower-than-usual prices on recommended laptops and gaming peripherals, Fast PCIe 4.0 SSDs for those who want to upgrade the storage space of a PS5, and more. Check out our full list of offers below.

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Featured offers of the day

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Electronic offers

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Deals on laptops and desktops

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Video Game Deals

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Game offers

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Accessories and various promotions