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Dealmaster: The best Cyber Monday 2019 tech deals under $50

The Sega Genesis Mini.

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Greetings, Arsians! Today is Cyber Monday, and while the Dealmaster has a giant roundup of every worthwhile tech deal he can find, we understand that not everyone is looking for a big-ticket item. For those who only need to buy a smaller-scale gift or two, we’ve rounded up a few good Cyber Monday tech deals priced below $50.

Some of the highlights here include discounted media streamers: Amazon’s Fire TV Stick 4K is down to $25, its joint-lowest price to date, while Roku’s Streaming Stick+ is $20 off at $30. Our favorite wired gaming mouse (which still works well for non-gaming), the Razer DeathAdder Elite, is priced at an all-time low of $25, while one of our favorite portable USB-C power banks, the Aukey PB-Y13, is available for $21. Naturally, there are a metric ton of video game deals, but board games we like such as Catan and Pandemic are also at lower-than-usual prices for Cyber Monday.

If none of that appeals to you, there are also deals on Instant Pots, smart speakers, wireless chargers, microSD cards, and plenty more beyond that. Have a look at the full list below and see if anything works as a potential stocking stuffer (or just a cheap treat for yourself).

Note: Ars Technica may earn compensation for sales from links on this post through affiliate programs.

Top 10 Cyber Monday deals under $50

Amazon device deals

The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K.

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Gaming deals

Board game deals

  • Catan board game for $24.99 at Walmart (normally $39.99).
  • 7 Wonders board game for $24.99 at Walmart (normally $34.99).
  • Pandemic board game for $21.49 at Walmart (normally $29.99).
  • Ticket to Ride – Europe board game for $26.99 at Walmart (normally $39.99).

<em>Ticket to Ride: Europe</em> is a fun starting point for those seeking to dip their toes into board games.

Enlarge / Ticket to Ride: Europe is a fun starting point for those seeking to dip their toes into board games.
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Video game deals

SanDisk's microSD Card for Nintendo Switch is a speedy microSD card for your smartphone, GoPro, or, well, Nintendo Switch.

Enlarge / SanDisk’s microSD Card for Nintendo Switch is a speedy microSD card for your smartphone, GoPro, or, well, Nintendo Switch.
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Electronics deals

Accessories and miscellaneous deals

  • Instant Pot Duo 60 (6qt) 7-in-1 electric pressure cooker for $49 at Walmart and Amazon (normally $79.99).
  • New users only: Amazon Music Unlimited 4-month membership for $0.99 at Amazon (normally $39.96).
  • Amazon Kindle Unlimited 6-month membership for $29.97 at Amazon (normally $59.94).
  • New users only: Amazon Audible 3-month membership for $6.95/month at Amazon (normally $14.95/month).
  • RavPower RP-PC058 10W Qi wireless charger for $18.99 at Amazon (clip $8 coupon – normally $26.99).
  • Anker PowerWave Pad 10W Qi wireless charger – no AC adapter for $8.49 at Amazon (normally $13.99).
  • Anker PowerPort PD 2 USB-C wall charger – 30W total, 18W USB-C PD for $17.99 at Amazon (normally $22.99).
  • Anker PowerLine II (6ft) USB-C to USB-C 2.0 cable – USB-IF certified for $6.99 at Amazon (use code: ANKERCC4 – normally $12.99).
  • Aukey PB-Y13 portable battery – 10000mAh, 18W USB-C PD, USB-A for $20.49 at Amazon (clip 5% coupon – normally $29.99).
  • Logitech Crayon stylus for iPad for $49.99 at Amazon (normally $59.99).
  • Twelve South Bookarc vertical MacBook stand for $46.49 at Amazon (normally $59.99).

Dealmaster: All of the laptops worth buying during Cyber Monday 2019

Dealmaster: All of the laptops worth buying during Cyber Monday 2019

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Electronics sales are plentiful during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so this is one of the best times of the year to buy a new laptop. To help you make an informed decision while removing the need to wade through the sea of deals, the Dealmaster is back with all of the worthwhile laptop deals you can buy right now for Cyber Monday.

Of note from our list are a few deals on some of our favorite laptops, like the 7th-gen Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Now you can get Lenovo’s premium workstation with an 8th-gen Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and a 14-inch 1080p display for $999. This slashes $400 off the laptop’s regular price, and in general, it’s always worth waiting for the rare sales that bring the price of the X1 Carbon down to $1,000 or less. This is the newest version of the X1 Carbon, but you’ll have to settle for an 8th-gen Intel processor rather than the newest 10th-gen processors (you can get the X1 Carbon with those, but you’ll have to pay more).

HP has a good deal on the Envy x360 15t—a model with a 10th-gen Intel Core i7 processor, a 15.6-inch FHD touchscreen, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and 16GB of Optane memory is now just $649. The Envy 13 laptop impressed us by being an affordable alternative to the Spectre series of laptops, and this deal is for the 15-inch convertible version. It’s a laptop that’s arguably as sleek as its Spectre counterpart and nearly as powerful, and this Cyber Monday price makes it even more of a no-brainer purchase.

There are also a number of Chromebooks on sale today, including our current favorite: the Asus Chromebook Clip C434 with a Core m3 processor, an FHD touchscreen, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage is now $469. Not only is this one of the best designed Chromebooks you can buy, but it’s also a fairly powerful machine for the price. You can find plenty of Chromebooks for under $400 (some good ones are even more affordable today with Cyber Monday sales), but we recommend the Asus Chromebook Flip for anyone who plans to push the machine to its limits in terms of Web browsing, app usage, multitasking, and more. We also appreciate that it has a good battery life (roughly an average of 11.25 hours in our testing), a microSD card for expanded storage, and a handy convertible design.

Those are just a few of the laptops on sale today. Check out the full list of Cyber Monday laptop deals below.

Note: Ars Technica may earn compensation for sales from links on this post through affiliate programs.

Laptop deals

  • Asus Chromebook Flip C434 laptop – Intel Core m3-8100Y, 14-inch 1080p touch, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC for $469 at Amazon (normally $569.99).
  • HP Envy x360 15t laptop – Core i7-10510U, 15.6-inch 1080p touch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD + 16GB Optane memory for $599.99 at HP (normally $1,049.99).
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (7th gen) laptop – Intel Core i5-8265U, 14-inch 1080p, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $999 at Lenovo (use code: THINKBF1 – normally $1,399).
  • HP Spectre x360 13t laptop – Core i5-8265U, 13.3-inch 1080p touch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $699.99 at HP (normally $1,149.99).
  • Lenovo Thinkbook 14s laptop – Intel Core i7-8565U, 14-inch 1080p, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $799 at Lenovo (use code: THINKCYBER3 – normally $1,679).
  • Acer Chromebook 15 laptop – Intel Celeron N3350, 15.6-inch 1080p touch, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC for $269.99 at Amazon (normally $349.99).
  • Acer Chromebook Spin 11 laptop – Intel Celeron N3350, 11-inch 768p touch, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC for $219 at Best Buy (normally $329).
  • Asus Zenbook 14 laptop – Intel Core i7-8565U, 14-inch 1080p, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $769.99 at Amazon (normally $899.99).
  • Asus Chromebook C425 laptop – Intel Core m3-8100Y, 14-inch 1080p, 4GB RAM, 128GB eMMC for $279 at Walmart (normally $449).
  • Dell XPS 13 laptop (old model) – Intel Core i5-8265U, 13.3-inch 1080p touch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $849.99 at Dell (normally $1,299.99).
  • Dell Alienware m15 gaming laptop – Intel Core i7-9750H, 15.6-inch 1080p 144Hz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, GeForce GTX 1660Ti for $1,299.99 at Dell (normally $1,749.99).
  • NEW Dell Inspiron 15 3000 laptop – AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, 15.6-inch 1080p, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $399.99 at Dell (normally $579.99).
  • Dell Inspiron 17 3000 laptop – Intel AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, 17.3-inch 900p, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD for $429.99 at Dell (normally $609.99).
  • Dell Inspiron 14 5000 (newest model) laptop – Intel Core i5-10210U, 14-inch 1080p touch, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $599.99 at Dell (normally $749.99).
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (4th gen) laptop – Intel Core i7-8665U w/ vPro, 14-inch 2160p touch HDR400, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD for $1,699 at Lenovo (use code: THINKCYBER7 – normally $3,809).
  • Lenovo ThinkPad E490s laptop – Intel Core i5-8265U, 14-inch 1080p, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $649 at Lenovo (use code: THINKGIVE8 – normally $849.99).
  • Lenovo ThinkPad T490 laptop – Intel Core i5-8265U, 14-inch 768p, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $749 at Lenovo (normally $1,022.95).
  • NEW HP 15t laptop – Intel Core i7-8565U, 15.6-inch 768p, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD for $429.99 at HP (normally $839.99).
  • HP Omen 15t gaming laptop – Intel Core i5-9300H, 15.6-inch 1080p, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, GeForce GTX 1650 for $699.99 at HP (normally $999.99).
  • HP Chromebook 14 laptop – AMD A4-9120C APU, 14-inch 768p, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC for $179.99 at HP (normally $269.99).
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (newest model) laptop – Intel Core i3, 12.3-inch 1824p, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD w/ Black Type Cover for $599 at Best Buy (normally $959).
  • MSI GL65 9SC-002 gaming laptop – Intel Core i5-9300H, 15.6-inch 1080p, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, GeForce GTX 1650 for $699 at Walmart (normally $899.99).
  • Razer Blade 15 gaming laptop – Intel Core i7-9750H, 15.6-inch 1080p 144Hz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, GeForce RTX 2060 for $1,799.99 at Amazon (normally $1,999.99).
  • Razer Blade Stealth gaming laptop – Intel Core i7-8565U, 13.3 inch 1080p, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $999.99 at Amazon (normally $1,099.99).
  • Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 laptop – Intel Celeron, 12.2-inch 1200p, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC for $299 at Best Buy (normally $449.99).
  • Samsung Chromebook 3 laptop – Intel Celeron N3060, 11.6-inch 768p, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC for $176.99 at Amazon (normally $239.99).

Dealmaster: All the best Cyber Monday 2019 tech deals happening right now

Dealmaster: All the best Cyber Monday 2019 tech deals happening right now

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Greetings, Arsians! The Dealmaster is back with a jumbo-sized roundup of hand-picked Cyber Monday tech deals. To be candid, many of the discounts we’re seeing on Black Friday’s sister holiday are similar to what we saw last week. We do have some new offers worth noting, including new Nintendo Switch bundles, a Sonos speaker sale, monitor deals, and more. Still, for online tech deals, Cyber Monday is primarily a good opportunity to capitalize on the discounts you may not have checked out on Black Friday.

Not that this is a bad thing. Even after sorting through all the junk on offer, we’ve still got a boatload of worthwhile deals that cover just about every type of tech gadget. As we did with our Black Friday deals list, we’ve highlighted a few deals we particularly like ahead of our full rundown. You can see it all below.

(P.S. Because the Dealmaster is a company guy, he’ll note that Ars has its own Cyber Monday sale: New Ars Pro++ subscribers can get discounts on a YubiKey 5c or YubiKey 5 NFC device.)

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