Best Tech Deals 2018

Sales events at this time of year send buyers into a shopping frenzy, and with so many deals around it can be hard to decide which are actually worthwhile. 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


Laptop Deals

Apple MacBook Pro

From: KRCS

Now: Up to £189 off with code MACWORLDMARCH7

We're offering an exclusive discount code that will get you 7% off any MacBook Pro at KRCS, including the Touch Bar models. Use MACWORLDMARCH7 at checkout to take advantage of the deal.

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Phone Deals

Apple iPhone 8 64GB with 30GB Data

From: Three Mobile

Now: £0 upfront, £44 per month

Take advantage of this 30GB data plan from Three Mobile which will be ending soon – plus, get the iPhone 8 with no upfront cost.

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Tablet Deals

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TV Deals

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Games Deals

Playstation 4 Pro God of War Bundle

From: Currys

Was: £395.99

Now: £349.99 (£46 off)

Get your hands on the new God of War and a PS4 Pro with a nearly £46 discount.

Humble Bundle Satellite Reign

From: Humble Bundle

Was: £21.99

Now: Free (100% off)

For one day only! Plus, this game gets you a 10% discount on a Humble Bundle subscription.

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PC Deals

iolo Earth Day Promo on System Mechanic

From: iolo

Was: £49.95

Now: £14.98 (70% off with code EARTHDAY )

Take advantage of this Earth Day discount and get 70% off System Mechanic or System Mechanic Pro (£69.95 reduced to £20.98). Offer ends April 30th.

SpyOff VPN 16-month subscription

From: SpyOff VPN

Was: £175.84

Now: £75.20 (57% off + 4 months free)

Enjoy 4 months of free VPN usage (on top of a discounted 1-year paid subscription), and a 30-day money-back guarantee if you're not fully satisfied.

AutoDesk AutoCad 3-year Subscription

From: Autodesk.co.uk

Was: £1206

Now: £844.20 (30% off subscription)

Get 30% off a 3-year subscription, or 25% off a 1-year subscription on the following Autodesk programs: Autocad LT, Revit LT Suite, 3DS Max, Maya and Maya LT. Ends April 24th!

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Gadgets Deals

Tomtom Spark Music

From: Tomtom

Was: £149.99

Now: £59.99 (£90 off)

Save £90 on this activity tracker! Also save £56 on the Spark 3 Cardio, which has been reduced to £113.58 from £169.99. We've also featured it on our best swimming trackers of 2018 round up.

Sony Xperia XZ2 with 500MB data (minimum)

From: Sky Mobile

Now: £0 upfront, starting at £40 per month (includes free pair of Sony Headphones)

Simply choose the XZ2 from Sky Mobile's phone menu and add the Sony Wireless headphones to your cart. The minimum plan is with 500MB of data at £40/mo, though you can upgrade to up to 5GB of data at a higher monthly cost.

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Wearables Deals

Tomtom Spark Music

From: Tomtom

Was: £149.99

Now: £59.99 (£90 off)

Save £90 on this activity tracker! Also save £56 on the Spark 3 Cardio, which has been reduced to £113.58 from £169.99. We've also featured it on our best swimming trackers of 2018 round up.

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Audio Deals

Sony Xperia XZ2 with 5GB data

From: Sky Mobile

Now: £0 upfront, £50 per month Includes free Sony h.ear Wireless headphones

Get a free pair of Sony h.ear Mini Wireless headphones worth £170 when you sign up with Sky Mobile's data plans with Xperia XZ2. See other fantastic XZ2 deals here.

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Sponsored

Dyson V6 Cord Free Vacuum

From: AO.com

Was: £319

Now: £179 (£140 off)

This is the best price we could find with free delivery.

Playstation Move Controllers

From: eBuyer

Now: £62.96

This is the best price we could find for these motion controllers.

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Argos Deals

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Currys PC World Deals

Playstation 4 Pro God of War Bundle

From: Currys

Was: £395.99

Now: £349.99 (£46 off)

Get your hands on the new God of War and a PS4 Pro with a nearly £46 discount.

Nintendo Switch with Rayman Legends and Accessories Bundle

From: Currys PC World

Was: £377.96

Now: £319.99 (£57.97)

This bundle includes the console, Raymand Legends: Definitive Edition, a 128GB microSDXD card, and earphones with case.

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Best Tech Deals 2018

It's that time of year that sends the world into a buying frenzy, with huge sales events meaning almost everything you could ever want is available at a discount right now. We've got all of the best tech deals right here. 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.

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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