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!

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Best Deals

Latest Deals

Amazon Fire TV Stick (1st gen.) with Alexa Voice Remote

From: Amazon

Was: £39.99

Now: £24.99 (£15 off)

Plug the Amazon's Fire TV Stick into the HDMI port into your TV and turn it into a smart TV. 

Lexmark CX310dn Multifunction Colour Laser Printer

From: ebuyer

Was: £149.98

Now: £99.99 (£49.99 off)

This Lexmark printer offers up to 2ppm printing and can take 250 sheets making it ideal for an office setting. It also prints 1200x1200 dpi resolution colours faithfully thanks to PANTONE calibration.

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Laptop Deals

MSI GE63 Raider 8RE Gaming Laptop

From: Ebuyer

Was: £1,566.99

Now: £1,229.99 £267.00 off

The MSI GE63 Raider is a powerful gaming laptop with the power to match most desktops.

An i7-8750H, 16GB of RAM and an NVIDIA GTX 1060 with a 256GB SSD and 1TB HDD makes this an impressive set up at a fantastic deal price.

Apple 13in MacBook Air, 1.6GHz dual-core, 128GB (2018)

From: KRCS

Was: £1,199.00

Now: £1,127.06 (£71.94 off)

Save money on the brand new MacBook Air with Apple reseller KRCS. Wondering whether to buy one? Read our MacBook Air 2018 review to find out more.

Apple 13in MacBook Pro, 2.3GHz dual-core, 128GB (2017) [KRCS]

From: KRCS

Was: £1,249

Now: £1,174.06 (£74.94 off)

This is the MacBook Pro's base model. It doesn't come with a Touch Bar and is the 2017 model (Apple only updated the Touch Bar models in 2018) but is still a good laptop choice. Right now there's a slightly better Amazon deal (see above) but that might run out, and if it does, this is a good alternative. 

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Amazon Deals

Amazon Fire TV Stick (1st gen.) with Alexa Voice Remote

From: Amazon

Was: £39.99

Now: £24.99 (£15 off)

Plug the Amazon's Fire TV Stick into the HDMI port into your TV and turn it into a smart TV. 

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Phone Deals

Google Pixel 3 or Pixel 3XL

From: Google Store

Now: £100 off (and £75 store credit)

Until January 14, you can save big on the Google's Pixel 3 or Pixel 3XL phones.

Apple iPhone XS Max (64GB) - Space Grey

From: Amazon

Was: £1,099

Now: £999 (£100 off)

Since November, Apple has been available via Amazon in a much bigger way, but this is the first time we've seen a discount from the new shopfront that's this exciting. 9% off Apple's iPhone XS Max is pretty impressive.

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Tablet Deals

ScreenLimit Parental Controls

From: ScreenLimit

Was: £75

Now: £45 (£35 off)

ScreenLimit is a multi-platform screen time management solution that enables parents to manage iOS, Android and Amazon devices, along with Windows PCs. Find out more about how much screen time is healthy for children here.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A with Folio Case and McAfee LiveSafe Premium (2019)

From: Currys PC World

Was: £278.99

Now: £149 (£170 off)

Save nearly £170 on this Samsung Galaxy Tab A bundle which includes a folio case and McAfee malware protection.

Apple iPad Mini 4 WiFi 128GB

From: Currys PC World

Was: £399

Now: £299 (£100 off)

Get the iPad Mini 4 from Currys for £100 less than the Apple Store - see our full review here.

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TV Deals

Amazon Fire TV Stick (1st gen.) with Alexa Voice Remote

From: Amazon

Was: £39.99

Now: £24.99 (£15 off)

Plug the Amazon's Fire TV Stick into the HDMI port into your TV and turn it into a smart TV. 

Goodfellas (4K UHD)

From: Amazon

Was: £19.99

Now: £16.49 (18% off)

Save a few quid on this 4K HDR version of Goodfellas, complete with the regular Blu-ray and digital download

Die Hard (4K UHD)

From: Amazon

Was: £19.99

Now: £15.99 (20% off)

Save £4 on this UHD, Blu-ray and digital download 30th anniversary edition of Die Hard

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Games Deals

PS4 Dualshock USB Wireless Adaptor

From: GAME

Was: £19.99

Now: £1.99 (£18 off)

This wireless adaptor is currently £75 on Amazon – at £1.99, it's practically a steal.

Nintendo Switch, Mario Kart 8 & Super Smash Bros Bundle

From: Currys PC World

Was: £329.98

Now: £299 (£30.98 off)

This is one of the best bundles you can buy, with two huge and brilliant games to get you started.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700x

From: Overclockers

Was: £319.99

Now: £299.99 (6% off)

The Ryzen 7 2700x is AMD's answer to the 8700k. This product is substantially cheaper than Intel's offering, and also comes with an extremely competent air cooler in the box and still holds very impressive performance.

This CPU features more cores and threads at a slower clock speed than the 8700k but you'll be hard pressed to noticed a difference when gaming.

If you're putting together a workstation computer, or just focusing on gaming, the 2700x is an extremely strong choice and is much closer in performance to the 8700k than the price suggests.

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PC Deals

Lexmark CX310dn Multifunction Colour Laser Printer

From: ebuyer

Was: £149.98

Now: £99.99 (£49.99 off)

This Lexmark printer offers up to 2ppm printing and can take 250 sheets making it ideal for an office setting. It also prints 1200x1200 dpi resolution colours faithfully thanks to PANTONE calibration.

HP Envy Photo 6230

From: Argos

Was: £79.99

Now: £59.99 £20 off + £30 cashback

A4 colour at 8 ppm, or b&w at 12ppm. Prints directly from your phone, Mac or PC.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700x

From: Overclockers

Was: £319.99

Now: £299.99 (6% off)

The Ryzen 7 2700x is AMD's answer to the 8700k. This product is substantially cheaper than Intel's offering, and also comes with an extremely competent air cooler in the box and still holds very impressive performance.

This CPU features more cores and threads at a slower clock speed than the 8700k but you'll be hard pressed to noticed a difference when gaming.

If you're putting together a workstation computer, or just focusing on gaming, the 2700x is an extremely strong choice and is much closer in performance to the 8700k than the price suggests.

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Gadgets Deals

Amazon Fire TV Stick (1st gen.) with Alexa Voice Remote

From: Amazon

Was: £39.99

Now: £24.99 (£15 off)

Plug the Amazon's Fire TV Stick into the HDMI port into your TV and turn it into a smart TV. 

Google Pixel 3 or Pixel 3XL

From: Google Store

Now: £100 off (and £75 store credit)

Until January 14, you can save big on the Google's Pixel 3 or Pixel 3XL phones.

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Wearables Deals

Fitbit Versa

From: Amazon

Was: £199

Now: £168.81 (£31.18 off)

Tech Advisor's #1 recommended Fitbit smartwatch now has £31 off on Amazon Available in Black, Peach, Grey and White

Google Daydream View VR Headset

From: Mobile Fun

Was: £99

Now: £34.99 (65% off)

With 60 percent off, it's the perfect time to see what Google's Daydream mobile VR platform is like! Just make sure you've got a supported smartphone first. Read our review here.

Fitbit Ionic

From: Amazon

Was: £279

Now: £190 (£89 off)

Fitbit's high-end GPS fitness smartwatch is perfect for both the multi-sports enthusiast and the casual get-fit user

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Audio Deals

Sonos One (with Alexa)

From: Sonos

Was: £199

Now: £179 (£20 off)

See our Sonos One review, where it received 4 stars out of 5 and a Recommended badge. You can also save £50 if you buy two Sonos One speakers.

Sony MDRZX310

From: Amazon

Was: £25

Now: £12.99 (48% off)

If you just need a pair of decent wired headphones without spending much then these Sony cans will do the trick.

Bose SoundSport

From: Amazon

Was: £88.95

Now: £44.95 (50% off)

Bose is an audio brand you can trust and this is a great price for headphones that offer both comfort and sound quality. Great for general use as well as sport and available for iOS or Android.

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MSI GE63 Raider 8RE Gaming Laptop

From: Ebuyer

Was: £1,566.99

Now: £1,229.99 £267.00 off

The MSI GE63 Raider is a powerful gaming laptop with the power to match most desktops.

An i7-8750H, 16GB of RAM and an NVIDIA GTX 1060 with a 256GB SSD and 1TB HDD makes this an impressive set up at a fantastic deal price.

Palit RTX 2080 Ti Dual

From: Ebuyer

Was: £1,099.99

Now: £998.99 (£100 off)

The 2080 Ti is the current peak of the consumer graphics card arena so if you really want to be ready for the future, this card will be the one you're looking for.

It won't be the best value for money but it will give you unparalleled performance and you won't even have to think about upgrading for several years.

The particular price from Overclockers is an outstanding deal.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2

From: Microsoft

Was: £979

Now: £779 (£200 off)

Another one of our favourite laptops at a whopping £200 off despite being brand new. Read more in our review.

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Argos Deals

Remington Keratin Protect Hair Dryer

From: Argos

Was: £54.99

Now: £36.66 (£18.33 off)

This Remington hair dryer now has nearly £20 off. Check out our round up of the best hair dryers.

Xbox One S 1TB + 2 controllers

From: Argos

Now: £249.99

While it doesn't come with a bundled game, this Xbox One S bundle comes with not one but two controllers, ideal for co-op play. 

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Currys PC World Deals

Nintendo Switch, Mario Kart 8 & Super Smash Bros Bundle

From: Currys PC World

Was: £329.98

Now: £299 (£30.98 off)

This is one of the best bundles you can buy, with two huge and brilliant games to get you started.

Western Digital WD My Passport Portable Hard Drive, 4TB

From: Currys PC World

Was: £127.99

Now: £97.99 (£30 off)

This USB 3 4TB drive will require reformatting to use with MacOS, but it's still a good price per TB.

Nespresso by Krups Inissia XN100540 Coffee Machine

From: Currys PC World

Was: £89.99

Now: £59.99 (£30 off)

This deal is currently cheaper than on Amazon, gets you 150 capsules for free and a £10 club reward from Nespresso.

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Student Deals

Udemy Sale

From: Udemy

Now: £10.99 for courses site-wide

Save hundreds of pounds on a huge variety of courses. Learn anything from illustration to web development, to cryptocurrency investment and more.

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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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