Best Buy’s current deal for the Lenovo Chromebook Duet, our favorite budget-friendly Chromebook, couldn’t come at a better moment. Best Buy is offering the Lenovo Chromebook Duet with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage for $189. This is more than $100 off the Chromebook’s usual retail price of $299.99. This is the lowest price we’ve seen for the Chromebook Duet. It’s a 2-in-1 that impressed with its battery life and affordability. We were able to use the Chromebook Duet for almost 11 and a quarter hours on one charge. This was while we made Zoom calls, ran through various tabs and apps like Gmail, Slack and Facebook. We liked the lightweight and portability of the convertible, as well as the kickstand cover and keyboard.
The Duet is not without its flaws. The Duet is a small laptop with a 10.1-inch screen. The included keyboard is also small. It also has a MediaTek Helio P60T processor, which makes it less efficient for system-intensive tasks. It lacks a 3.5mm audio port and only one USB-C port. This Chromebook is still a great Chrome OS machine if you are looking for a Chromebook to browse and perform everyday tasks. Check out our review.
Lenovo Chromebook Duet
The Chromebook Duet has a long battery life and a 16/10 aspect ratio display that allows for more content to be displayed at once. The Duet can be used both as a tablet and a laptop. It does not have a 3.5mm headphone socket and only one USB-C port.
Samsung’s 2022 edition of The Frame (right), looks more like a canvas painting than the 2021 edition (left). Photo by Chris Welch/The Verge
The new version of Samsung’s art-inspired The Frame TV was launched less than a year ago. However, the stunning display is already selling for its highest price. The 55-inch model is available at an amazing $1,297.99 (regularly $1,497.99) from Amazon and Samsung.
This QLED TV displays artwork, just like its predecessor. However, when it’s turned on, it transforms to a smart 4K TV that supports a fast 120Hz refresh rate as well as a variety of streaming apps. The new 2022 model features a matte coating that is anti-glare and low-reflection. This makes the image look very similar to a canvas painting that you might see in a museum. It looks beautiful, but it lacks full-array local dimming, support for Dolby Vision, and other features that high-end TVs this price range offer. Samsung’s The Frame TV is an exceptional TV that you won’t find anywhere else.
2022 Samsung The Frame TV (55″).
Samsung’s latest TV model retains its vivid QLED display but has a new antiglare, low reflection coating called “Matte Display.” This coating gives images the appearance of canvas.
The HP Spectre x360 14 is also available for sale if you prefer a Windows laptop to a Chromebook, and are willing to spend significantly more. The convertible was easy to use and we gave it a rare 9/10 score. It’s a beautiful laptop with a 3/2 aspect ratio OLED display and excellent performance, both in terms processing power and battery life. It’s a great tablet because it comes with a magnetic stylus that attaches to the chassis. This makes it a great gift idea for college-bound students who want to take notes or doodle more easily in class.
We didn’t like the stiff touchpad or the pre-installed bloatware. Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of this laptop was its price. This laptop is quite expensive at $1519.99. However, you can save a few hundred dollars today. The HP Spectre x360 14 is currently on sale for $1199.99. It comes with 512GB storage and 8GB onboard memory. This configuration also comes with an Intel Core i7-1195G7 processor, which is faster than the base Core i5-1135G7. Read our review.
HP Spectre x360 14
The HP Spectre x360 14 Windows laptop is the best. It has a 3:2 OLED screen, but it also offers great performance. The stylus attaches magnetically to its side.
Today’s Amazon Fire TV Cube deal, a hybrid smart speaker/streaming device, is worth a glance if you are still looking for a Mother’s Day gift. Amazon’s Fire TV Cube, currently on sale at $69.99, is now available at Best Buy and Amazon. This is a new low. The Fire TV Cube is a favorite streaming device. It boasts a powerful processor, making it one of the fastest devices in Amazon’s current Fire TV line-up. It also has the ability to voice command Alexa, just like the Fire TV Stick 4K Max.
If you are looking for a streaming device only, the 2019 Fire TV Cube may not be the best or most affordable for those who are already part of Amazon’s ecosystem. The new Fire TV Stick 4K Max is the winner of this award, and it’s currently on sale for $44.99 ($10). The Fire TV Cube is not the best smart speaker, but devices like Amazon’s sphere-shaped Echo Dot are better than the Cube’s tinny, built-in speaker. This is a great option if you are looking for a unique gift that can be both a smart speaker AND a streaming device all in one.
Amazon Fire TV Cube
The Fire TV Cube is a hybrid smart speaker/streaming device that offers tons of functionality and convenience at a very affordable price.
Apple’s latest iPad Mini is still available at a record-breaking $399.99 ($100 discount) at Best Buy and Amazon. It comes in a 64GB Wi-Fi configuration. We liked the iPad Mini’s many features, including USB-C charging and a larger 8.3-inch display. It also supports the second-generation Apple Pencil which can wirelessly charge the tablet’s sides when attached magnetically. Read our review.
Amazon is offering discounts on several budget-friendly Fire tablets. Amazon is offering the Fire HD 8 for $49.99, a $40 discount and $5 less than its previous record low. Although it is not as fast as an iPad, you can still use the tablet to stream shows, play games, read books, and make video calls. The tablet supports both Alexa as well as USB-C.
The excellent HyperX Cloud II wired headset, available in white and pink at HP for $69.99. This is a $30 discount. The headset is comfortable and has a balanced sound. It can be used with the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch (when connected to the dock). Check out our review of this wireless version.
Apple is offering $7.99 instead of $20 for every digital title in the Skywalker Saga, starting with Star Wars: A New Hope and ending with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.