Best Tech Deals 2017

You'd be forgiven for thinking that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the only times to find good tech deals. Sales events like those send buyers into a shopping frenzy, but if you know where to look you can find great sales all year round that'll offer some real tech bargains.

Here, you'll find hand-picked bargains chosen by the experts on the Tech Advisor team who have scoured the web to uncover the best deals on all kinds of electrical goods including TV deals, PS4 deals, Xbox deals, laptop deals, mobile phone deals and lots more. You'll be able to splurge with confidence that these really are great offers. Grab these deals quickly, though - they'll sell out fast!

Best Deals

Latest Deals

Nintendo Switch (Grey)

From: Simply Games

Was: £279.99

Now: £259.99 (£20 off)

This is probably the cheapest price you'll find for a Switch anywhere right now.

Fitbit Alta HR

From: Amazon

Was: £138.99

Now: £121 (13% off)

Amazon is offering £18 off the Fitbit Alta HR wristband.

Fitbit Surge HR

From: Debenhams

Was: £200

Now: £140 (£60 off)

Fitbit may have replaced the Surge sports tracker with the newer Fitbit Ionic, but you can still get your hands on it from Debenhams for a great price.

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Laptop Deals

Lenovo IdeaPad 11.6in Notebook

From: Amazon

Was: £229.99

Now: £169.99 (£60 off)

This IdeaPad Notebook from Lenovo is ideal for students looking for a laptop that's portable and cheap. It includes a year of Office 365, too.

Acer Aspire E15 15.6in Gaming Laptop

From: Currys PC World

Was: £849.99

Now: £699.99 (£150 off)

Pick up this gaming laptop at £150 off from Currys. Hurry though, this deal ends soon.

iOTA One 10in 2-in-1 laptop

From: Amazon

Was: £189.99

Now: £159.99 (£30 off)

This tiny 2-in-1 laptop is Amazon's bestseller, and is currently on offer with £30 off.

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Phone Deals

Apple iPhone 7 Plus SIM-Free

From: Amazon

Was: £769

Now: £749 (£20 off)

Amazon is offering the 128GB model of the iPhone 7 Plus for £20 less than Apple's price right now.

Apple iPhone 8 64GB, 15GB data

From: O2

Now: £75 upfront, £44 per month

Get the iPhone 8 with 15GB data for £44 per month and £75 upfront from Mobiles.co.uk on O2.

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Tablet Deals

10.5in iPad Pro Wi-Fi 64GB Silver

From: KRCS

Was: £619

Now: £600.43 (£19 off)

Save almost £20 on the new iPad Pro from this Apple reseller.

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TV Deals

LG 55in Smart 4K HDR OLED TV

From: Currys

Was: £2,499

Now: £1,799 (£700 off)

Currys' sale includes £700 off this stunning 55in Smart, 4K Ultra HD OLED TV complete with HDR and Freeview Play.

Amazon Prime Student

From: Amazon

Was: £79.99 per year

Now: 6 months free, then £39.99 per year (50% off)

You can get a six month trial of Amazon Prime absolutely free if you are a student. After that, you'll get Prime for half price, which is a bargain when you consider its features. Find out more about Amazon Prime here.

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Games Deals

Nintendo Switch (Grey)

From: Simply Games

Was: £279.99

Now: £259.99 (£20 off)

This is probably the cheapest price you'll find for a Switch anywhere right now.

Fallout 4 VR (Vive)

From: Green Man Gaming

Was: £39.99

Now: £33.99 (15% off)

Return to the wasteland in beginning-to-end VR, now at 15% off.

Doom VFR (Vive)

From: Green Man Gaming

Was: £19.99

Now: £18.99 (5% off)

Save 5% when you pre-order the new Doom in virtual f-ing reality.

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PC Deals

Apple iMac

From: KRCS

Now: Up to £476 off

Apple Premium Reseller KRCS is offering up to £476 off the iMac, including built-to-order configurations. Read our iMac reviews here.

HP Slimline Desktop PC

From: Currys

Was: £449.99

Now: £349.99 (£100 off)

This compact HP desktop has 8GB of RAM and 1TB of storage for just £350. Not bad.

HP DeskJet 3720

From: Currys PC World

Was: £99.99

Now: £89.99 (£10 off)

Get £10 off this WiFi-enabled all-in-one Inkjet printer from HP, and get up to a year of HP Instant Ink included.

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Gadgets Deals

Fitbit Alta HR

From: Amazon

Was: £138.99

Now: £121 (13% off)

Amazon is offering £18 off the Fitbit Alta HR wristband.

Fitbit Surge HR

From: Debenhams

Was: £200

Now: £140 (£60 off)

Fitbit may have replaced the Surge sports tracker with the newer Fitbit Ionic, but you can still get your hands on it from Debenhams for a great price.

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Wearables Deals

Fitbit Alta HR

From: Amazon

Was: £138.99

Now: £121 (13% off)

Amazon is offering £18 off the Fitbit Alta HR wristband.

Fitbit Surge HR

From: Debenhams

Was: £200

Now: £140 (£60 off)

Fitbit may have replaced the Surge sports tracker with the newer Fitbit Ionic, but you can still get your hands on it from Debenhams for a great price.

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Audio Deals

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Best Tech Deals 2017

While there are certain times in the year that send the world into a buying frenzy including Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day, there are plenty of deals to be had all year round if you know where to look. You'll find offers on all sorts of tech, including laptop discounts, cheap phones, and sales on lots of other gadgets.

Here at Tech Advisor, we are continuously scouring the web for the very best tech deals on all things electrical. Whether you're looking for a new TV, a new laptop or a new phone, we've got a deal that'll suit you.

You'll see some brilliantly good deals on all things electrical as retailers gear up for the year ahead. Keep an eye out for a bargain price on that tablet you've always wanted or camera you've had your eye on.

Where are the best places to get cheap tech deals?

Amazon has Lightning Deals running all year round. Plus, if you're an Amazon Prime Member, you can get access to those deals 30 minutes early before all of the good stuff gets snapped up. You can sign up for a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime here - now is a great time to do so for Amazon Prime Day.

eBay is another great place to look for deals. There are outlets from big-name stores such as Argos on eBay, and there you'll find heavily discounted tech from trusted sources.

There are hundreds of other stores offering deals all the time though, which is where we come in. Our team of experts curate the best tech deals from every category right here, so you don't have to do the hard work!

What makes a good deal?

While there are lots of amazing tech deals to be had, it's worth pointing out that not everything will be the good deal that it sounds. Here are some tips for buying tech (and other stuff) that is discounted or part of a sale.

Check the market value

Always check the market value for a product. Just because a laptop or a tablet has a 'save 50%' label slapped on it, that doesn't mean you'll be getting it significantly cheaper than you would yesterday or next week. Sale prices are usually calculated from the RRP, and few products maintain their RRP for their lifetime on sale. It's not unheard of for some retailers to raise their prices immediately before a sale.

See if the product is the latest version

This is particularly true of older products, and many of the 'deals' you'll see are previous-gen- or poor-quality products the retailer wants to get rid of. That doesn't mean they are not a good buy, but it's worth checking the specification against more recent devices.

Big brands aren't always the best

You don't have to buy a product simply because it's from a well-known manufacturer such as, say, Samsung. Samsung makes many excellent high-end products; it also makes a lot of cheap devices that are cheap all year around. Don't forget to read up on the product you're buying: read reviews from both tech sites such as this and real-life end users.

Don't jump the gun

To grab a bargain you need to be quick, but in your rush to snap up a deal don't forget to read the small print. Carefully check the item description and delivery requirements before you add a product to your basket.

Stop, look and listen

Do you really need that item? It's easy to be tempted by bargains, but you're not saving any money at all if you're buying something you probably won't use. We'd suggest writing a list of what you hope to find, then looking for deals on only those products on the day. If you don't visit the sale pages you can't be tempted.

Be sensible online

Don't buy anything that you can't afford, and be careful how you pay. Purchasing on credit cards is convenient and offers extra protection than does buying with a debit card, but if you're not going to immediately pay back that money then you may end up out of pocket in the long run. PayPal is another option for making secure payments.

Consider extra savings

Always look for voucher codes before buying a product online. If one is available you may get an even better deal.

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