If you’re hunting for a capable gaming laptop without spending too much, now’s a good time to check out this deal at Dell’s site. It’s offering the Dell G5 15 for $1,099.99 (originally $1,540 for this configuration). For that price, you’re getting the laptop stocked with a 15.6-inch FHD display that supports up to a 144Hz refresh rate, a six-core Intel Core i7-10750H processor, an Nvidia RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics chip, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB NVMe SSD, and a batch of ports including a Thunderbolt 3 port. It seems like a competent machine.
Dell also makes the G5 15 SE, which is pictured above. There aren’t many visual differences, aside from there being a more muted colorway in this discounted model. But inside, the G5 15 SE stocks AMD components instead of Intel and Nvidia.
Lenovo’s seven-inch Smart Display is $70 at B&H Photo. It runs Google software, and in many ways, it operates exactly like Google’s own Nest Hub. The big difference with this model is that it features a camera for video chats, with a physical lens cover switch if you don’t want it on. What it lacks, though, is the Nest Hub’s brilliant auto-tuning ambient display that adapts to the lighting in your room. That feature is especially great for photos, making them look natural during all lighting scenarios. If having a camera is more important, Lenovo’s smart display should be a good fit for the price.
Today’s best deal on a cheap gadget is none other than SanDisk’s 400GB microSD card at Amazon. It’s selling for $45, which is about as cheap as you’re going to find it outside of a holiday discount. These make for great gifts, to yourself or someone else, that can greatly expand the internal storage of the Nintendo Switch, a GoPro camera, or any compatible phone or tablet.
Google’s Nest Audio smart speaker is $20 off at several retailers, including Google’s Store, Best Buy, and more. To my knowledge, this is the lowest price yet for a single speaker. During the holidays, Google was knocking $20 off the cost for two speakers purchased as a set, so this is a better deal. This model features far better sound performance than the Google Home speaker it’s replacing, and it looks nicer, too. Check out my colleague Dan Seifert’s review if you want to learn more about the speaker.