If you’re looking for a graduation gift, the Chromebook Detachable CM3 from Asus is our favorite detachable Chromebook and one of the best cheap laptops on the market. It functions as both a great tablet and a Chromebook, making it an excellent gift for a graduating senior who doesn’t need much in terms of performance. It’s a good buy that won’t completely break the bank either, now that it’s selling for the best price of the year. Typically $369.99, the 10.5-inch tablet is: on sale from Amazon with a MediaTek 8183 processor, 4 GB RAM and 64 GB eMMC storage for $299.99which is just $30 below its all-time low.
The Chromebook comes with a unique, double-folding stand, which means your giftee can fold the CM3 so that it stands upright like a laptop or can place the tablet horizontally. They also don’t need to buy a stylus as it comes with a built-in stylus. Other benefits include a detachable keyboard with roomy keys, a cloth cover and an impressive battery life that lasts almost 13 hours on a single charge.
Since it’s a Chromebook with a MediaTek processor, keep in mind that it can be slow when switching tabs and using Google services like Gmail. However, it works fine for browsing and light gaming. As long as you don’t mind the fact that it only comes with a USB-C port and a 3.5mm audio jack, it’s a solid Chromebook to gift a graduating senior. Read our review†
In the market for an excellent pair of true wireless earbuds for under $100? At the moment the Galaxy Buds are Live from Samsung on sale on Amazon in black for $94.99 instead of $169.99 — a new low for the retailer. Other colorways are also currently discounted on Amazon, with the white and red versions go for $97.99 and the rest for $99.99, with Best Buy† walmartand Goal corresponding to the prices quoted on the latest models.
The unique bean-shaped earbuds may look different from others on the market, but The Verges Chris Welch liked their unconventional design and found that they are very comfortable – as long as you don’t have very small ears. He also found that the earbuds produce a powerful sound and have a long battery life, ultimately giving them an 8 out of 10.
While Samsung says they offer active noise cancellation, we found that they don’t cut out the outside world completely. Instead, they attenuate very low frequencies, like the rumble of a train as opposed to a fellow passenger’s phone call. If that doesn’t bother you though, these are some solid true wireless earbuds and an excellent deal. Read our review.
If Asus’ Chromebook Detachable CM3 is a bit out of your budget, but you still want to gift your graduate a Chromebook, Lenovo’s 10.1-inch Chromebook Duet is. re-sold for under $200 at Best Buy† Normally $299.99, you can buy the budget-friendly Chromebook with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage now for just $189, a record low.
While it lacks the CM3’s built-in stylus and only comes with a single USB-C port, the Duet still impressed us by lasting over 11 hours on a single charge while making Zoom calls and a series of tabs and apps, including Gmail, Slack, and Facebook. Plus, like the CM3, your giftee can use it as a tablet or laptop, and it comes with a detachable keyboard and standard sleeve. We also liked the 16:10 aspect ratio display, but keep in mind that both the keyboard and touchpad are quite small and the Chromebook isn’t particularly powerful. Still, it’s a nice, affordable Chromebook that your giftee can use to perform simple, everyday tasks and easily take with you on the go. Read our review
If you have big wrists and have been waiting for a good deal on the Apple Watch Series 7, today is your lucky day. Amazon is currently $99 off the 45mm, LTE-equipped model in blue, selling for $430, which is a new low. Apple’s latest model has a larger screen than previous generations and faster charging, as well as benefits such as IP6X dust resistance and an always-on screen. It also comes with the latest advanced health sensors, making this a great smartwatch for iPhone users who prioritize health features.
Other great deals worth checking out today
- If you’re looking to spend less than $500 on an Android phone and don’t mind the lack of a charger, Samsung’s new Galaxy A53 5G is Samsung’s best budget A-series phone. It comes with a high quality 120Hz OLED display and good battery life, and it is currently on sale from Amazon in an unlocked configuration with 128 GB storage for $349.99 instead of $449.99. Read our review.
- Apple’s new spring collection of MagSafe-compatible silicone cases for the iPhone 13 is on sale for $39.99 at Amazon† That’s a $10 discount and a new low for the new color options, including: light blue† yellowa new orange shadeand vegetable†
- Amazon is currently discounting several Sengled smart light bulbs, selling a single 800 lumen bulb for $11.99 instead of $14.99 – the best price ever. You can also buy a four-pack of the Bluetooth-ready bulbs for $26.99 instead of $29.99† These smart A19 bulbs can change color and do not require a hub; you can also control them with Amazon Alexa or your smartphone.
- Moment, a creative marketplace and community primarily focused on photography and filmmaking, is taking an extra 15 percent off various bags for laptops, cameras, and other tech products when you use the code SPRING BAG5 at the cash register. You can also get free shipping on orders over $35.