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Daily Deals: Price Drop on 2021 LG C1 4K OLED TVs Plus Get 6 Months of HBO Max, 1 Month of Xbox Game Pass for PC for $1 – IGN

The best TVs on the market, the LG C1 OLED, has dropped back down to the lowest prices we’ve seen. That includes the popular 55″ and 65″ models as well as the 48″ model (which doubles as one of the best gaming monitors around). You even get 6 months of free HBO Max. If that’s still to rich for your blood, Best Buy is offering a great 60″ Hisense TV for a mere $370 (upgrade to 70″ for less than $200 more). You can also find deals on Razer and Apple MacBook Pro laptops, Xbox Series X controllers, video games like Deathloop and Tales of Arise, and more.

2021 LG C1 4K OLED TV Price Drop

Now with 6 Months of Free HBO Max

65" LG C1 4K OLED TV (2021 Model)

6 Months of Free HBO Max

65″ LG C1 4K OLED TV (2021 Model)

28% off $2,499.99

$1,796.99

55" LG C1 4K OLED TV (2021 Model)

6 Months of Free HBO Max

55″ LG C1 4K OLED TV (2021 Model)

14% off $1,499.99

$1,296.99

48" LG C1 4K OLED TV (2021 Model)

6 Months of Free HBO Max

48″ LG C1 4K OLED TV (2021 Model)

15% off $1,296.99

$1,096.99

Today the 48″, 50″ and 65″ variants of the LG 4K OLED TV have dropped back down to the lowest price we’ve ever seen. The LG C1 OLED TV improves upon last year’s highly-rated CX model with an upgraded A9 Gen 4 processor that delivers slightly better image quality, better 4K scaling, and improved audio handling as well as a new webOS smart TV redesign. The C1 OLED TV also looks good when paired to a gaming PC with an RTX 30 series video card because it has HDMI 2.1 inputs that support 4K at 120Hz and G-SYNC. It’s easily one of the best (if not the best) TVs on the market right now. For a limited time, you also get 6 free months of HBO Max, so you can catch up on blockbuster movies like Dune, Godzilla vs Kong, Space Jam: A New Legacy, The Suicide Squad, and more, as well as upcoming movies like The Matrix Resurrections.

New 2021 Hisense 60″ 4K TV for $350, 70″ for $550

2021 Hisense A6G 60" 4K Smart TV

New Price Drop

2021 Hisense A6G 60″ 4K Smart TV

31% off $549.99

2021 Hisense A6G 70" 4K Smart TV

If you’ve been looking for a new 2021 60″ or 70″ 4K TV at an outstanding price, you can’t get much cheaper than this. The new Hisense A8G has been discounted big time; the 60″ model is only $379.99 (down from $550) and the 70″ model is $549.99 (down from $850) at Best Buy. Don’t be fooled by the bargain price; the A6G offers solid 4K HDR image quality and an excellent Android Smart TV interface.

Razer Blade 15″ 4K OLED RTX 2070 Laptop

Razer Blade 15" 4K OLED Intel Core i7-10750H RTX 2070 Gaming Laptop with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD

Razer Blade 15″ 4K OLED Intel Core i7-10750H RTX 2070 Gaming Laptop with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD

30% off $2,299.99

$1,599.99

If you want the best looking gaming laptop on the market, then look no further. Amazon is offering a big discount on this Razer Blade laptop equipped with a 4K OLED 100% DCI-P3 display and RTX 2070 video card. It’s an excellent price for a high-end gaming laptop that also boasts an anodized CNC unibody aluminum frame, per-key RGB keyboard lighting, an Intel Core i7 6-core processor, and a generous helping of RAM and SSD storage.

Newest Apple MacBook Pro 14″ with Liquid Retina XDR Display and Apple M1 Pro Chip

Late 2021 Apple MacBook Pro 14" with Liquid Retina XDR Display, M1 Pro Chip with 8-Core CPU and 14-Core GPU, 16GB Memory, 512GB SSD

Late 2021 Apple MacBook Pro 14″ with Liquid Retina XDR Display, M1 Pro Chip with 8-Core CPU and 14-Core GPU, 16GB Memory, 512GB SSD

5% off $1,999.00

$1,899.00

This is the latest and greatest 14″ MacBook Pro, complete with the best display that Apple offers and the powerful new Apple M1 Pro 8-core chip and 16-core GPU. If you’re looking for a very capable graphic workstation that’s easily portable, there aren’t many options to choose from. The new Apple MacBook Pro is the cream of the crop. $100 doesn’t seem like a huge discount, but this is one of the very rare times when this laptop has been discounted without requiring an EDU account.

Anker PowerCore Fusion 5,000mAh Power Bank and Wall Charger Combo: Fully Charges Nintendo Switch

Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000mAh USB Type-C Power Delivery Power Bank and Wall Charger Combo

Use code: ANKR1622J21

Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000mAh USB Type-C Power Delivery Power Bank and Wall Charger Combo

Use promo code “ANKR1622J21”

52% off $49.99

Why carry around both a power bank and a wall charger when you can just bring one device that does both of these things. The PowerCore Fusion is a wall charger that also has a built-in 5,000mAh battery. That’s enough to fully charge a Nintendo Switch system once. The PowerCore Fusion is equipped with USB Type-C with Power Delivery, which means that your Switch will charge as quickly as if you were using the OEM charger. That also means that you can charge the Switch even while you’re gaming on it.

1 Month of Xbox Game Pass for PC for $1

Available for New AND Existing Members!

1 Month of Xbox Game Pass for PC for $1

Xbox Game Pass for PC is exactly what it sounds like; access to a library of Xbox games that are also playable on PC. There are plenty of top shelf games including Forza Horizon 4, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Destiny 2, Back for Blood, Scarlet Nexus, Cris Tales, Crusader Kings, and much, much more. The best thing about this deal? Anyone can sign up, even those of you who already have the subscription.

Xbox Series X Controllers on Sale

Need a second controller for your Xbox Series X or S console? There are currently plenty of discounted options to choose from, including the original black controller, the Elite Series 2 controller, and the Electric Volt and Shock Blue color variants.

Microsoft Xbox Series X|S Core Wireless Controller

Shock Blue

Microsoft Xbox Series X|S Core Wireless Controller

24% off $64.99

Microsoft Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S Core Wireless Controller
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S Core Wireless Controller

Electric Volt

Microsoft Xbox Series X|S Core Wireless Controller

14% off $64.99

Cheapest PS5-Compatible SSD with Heatsink: XPG GAMMIX S70 Blade 1TB M.2 PCIe Gen4 SSD

XPG GAMMIX S70 Blade 1TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7400MBps)

PS5 Compatible

XPG GAMMIX S70 Blade 1TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7400MBps)

This is the latest SSD that’s specifically designed for your PS5 storage upgrade. It also happens to be the lowest priced PS5-compatible 1TB SSD with heatsink available. In fact, it’s even less expensive than most compatible SSDs without heatsink. The S70 Blade boasts transfer rates up to 7,400 MB/s and a PCIe Gen4 interface. It includes a PS5-compatible low-profile aluminum heatsink, but for whatever reason you’ll have to put it on the SSD itself (which isn’t hard, it’s just adhesive).

Price Drop on the Most Popular PS5-Compatible SSD: WD Black SN850 1TB M.2 PCIe Gen4 SSD

WD Black SN850 1TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7000Mbps)

PS5 Recommended

WD Black SN850 1TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7000Mbps)

28% off $229.99

$164.99

The WD SN850 is currently the most popular (and probably the best) SSD to get for your PS5 storage upgrade. It’s blazing fast drive with transfer speeds rated at up to 7,000 MB/s and a PCIe Gen4 interface. It’s also confirmed by Western Digital themselves to be compatible with the PS5. If you were to get the SN850 without heatsink, you’d be saving $85 compared to the model with heatsink. Since getting your heatsink and putting it on yourself is so simple, this is the recommend way to go.

Dell S2721DGF 27″ 2560×1440 1ms 165Hz G-SYNC IPS Gaming Monitor

Dell S2721DGF 27" 2560x1440 1ms 165Hz G-SYNC IPS Gaming Monitor

Dell S2721DGF 27″ 2560×1440 1ms 165Hz G-SYNC IPS Gaming Monitor

44% off $589.99

This is one of the best gaming monitors you can buy for under $500. It’s also a full $40 than the previous price low. The 27″ Dell S2721DGF monitor boasts an excellent IPS panel with wide viewing angles and 98% DCI-P3 color coverage. This is a tried-and-true gaming monitor featuring a blazing fast 1ms response time and up to 165Hz refresh rate through the DisplayPort. It’s also officially G-SYNC and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro compatible.

Klipsch Reference Theater Pack 5.1ch Bundle

Klipsch Reference Theater Pack 5.1ch Home Theater System

Klipsch Reference Theater Pack 5.1ch Home Theater System

79% off $1,264.00

This is a HUGE markdown. This same bundle sells for $1249 at Klipsch Direct. That’s a massive $1000 price drop, which is impressive since Klipsch is a very well-respected and established speaker manufacturer. The bundle includes four satellites, a dedicated center speaker, and a wireless subwoofer.

Early Black Friday Video Game Deals

Lineage Closed Beta Keys Are Available!

Beta Runs November 1-7

Lineage Closed Beta Keys Are Available!

Deathloop for PS5, PC

More Early Black Friday Deals

The Best Early Black Friday Deals from Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and More

The Best Early Black Friday Deals from Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and More

If you want a complete list of the best early Black Friday deals that are live right now, check out or definitive Black Friday megapost article. We keep it constantly updated with the best early Black Friday deals we’ve found from Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Dell, and more.

Amazon’s New Kindle Paperwhite Review: Its Best eReader Yet

A few weeks back, I told you about Amazon’s latest Kindle Paperwhite and called into question what this means for its flagship model, the Kindle Oasis. Now that I’ve gotten some hands-on time with the final version of the Kindle Paperwhite, I’m even more worried for the Kindle Oasis. 

Suffice to say, until Amazon gives the Oasis a big upgrade, there’s no other device I’d rather read on (other than, well, actual books). Why? Let’s take a look. 

All-new Kindle Paperwhite (8 GB) – Now with a 6.8″ display and adjustable warm light – Ad-Supported

Pros

  • Larger screen
  • Adjustable LEDs brightness and temperature 
  • Waterproof
  • Faster processor than previous generation Kindle Paperwhite
  • Bigger battery
  • USB-C connector 

Cons

  • Premium features like wireless charging and auto-adjusting LEDs are in more expensive edition
  • No page turn buttons
  • 10th gen covers not compatible

Kindle Paperwhite: Technical Specifications

Display Size: 6.8″ glare-free | Storage: 8GB | Screen Resolution: 300 ppi| Front Light: 17 LEDs | Connectivity: WiFi only | Weight: 205g | Battery Life: 10 weeks (max) 


Just in case you didn’t read my original article, here’s the rundown of the newest Kindle Paperwhite. 

The all-new Kindle Paperwhite has a (relatively) huge 6.8-inch screen (up from 6 inches), an absolutely gorgeous 300 ppi (pixels-per-inch) display, and an adjustable light with warmth setting (so that reading in the dark is easier on your eyes). It’s the same size and form factor as the previous Kindle Paperwhite, shrinking the bezels around the edges of the tablet to accommodate the larger screen. The Signature Edition adds an auto-adjusting front light and Qi wireless charging. It has either 8 GB of storage for the base model or 32 GB for the Signature Edition.

It adopts the USB-C connector of the base-model Kindle, giving you the ability to fast-charge your device to around 25% in 15 minutes. It only takes around 2.5 hours to charge the Kindle Paperwhite completely. Not that you’ll have to charge that often, since the bigger battery should last you around 10 weeks. You’ll see a performance boost with a 20% faster processor as well. Like its predecessor, the all-new Kindle Paperwhite is also waterproof.

Which all sounds great. But how does it actually translate to an in-hand device? Amazon sent me a Signature Edition and cork cover to try it out. So let’s take a look. 

Out-of-the-Box Setup

The all-new Kindle Paperwhite works wonderfully with Amazon’s new Kindle OS refresh. Made to be more like the Kindle app, it’s easy to navigate and familiar to anyone who’s snuck in a few pages on their smartphone or are transitioning from a tablet. 

Out of the box, it takes practically no time at all to sign in (using said Kindle app) and, if you already have a Kindle, you’ll see your library and the book you’re currently reading all on the Home screen. There are few distractions to keep you from diving right into your latest read. 

Kindle Paperwhite Reading Experience

The Kindle Paperwhite’s 300 ppi screen is the same as the Kindle Oasis and is crystal clear in any lighting condition. The backlighting ensures that the screen stays legible no matter if you’re in a dark room or sitting in full sun. And the auto-adjusting lighting of the Signature Edition makes the experience even better, ratcheting the lighting down as the ambient light dims so that you’re not staring into a searchlight. The warmth adjustments are good for this as well, casting a more sepia tone on the screen as it gets later. You might lose sleep to a good book, but it won’t be because of blue light. 

The screen itself is huge. Just .02 inches smaller than the Kindle Oasis, you’d be hard pressed to notice the difference, even when they’re side-by-side. It means that you can tweak the font to fit even more of what you’re reading on each page or make the font bigger without feeling like you’re reading a children’s picture book. 

If you’re coming from a Kindle Oasis, you will notice the uniform form factor. There’s no notch in the back to encourage one-handed reading or page-turn buttons. Indeed, if I was going to level a complaint at the all-new Kindle Paperwhite, it’s that there’s only one “correct” way to hold it. There’s no flipping the Kindle Paperwhite around and to your other hand. The virtual buttons are fixed, so you’ll need two hands to flip back and forth. 

Charging and Battery Life

Suffice to say, the USB-C and Qi wireless charging are vast improvements over previous gen Kindle Paperwhites. The previous charging connectors were finicky and prone to breakage. Most of the Kindles in my house have been abandoned simply because they eventually stopped charging altogether. 

Not that you’ll need to worry about charging that often with the all-new Kindle Paperwhite. Having been reading a few hours for the past five days, starting from a full charge, I’m still at 50% charge. A lot of the credit for this goes to the auto-adjusting brightness of the Signature Edition. 

Cork Cover

Kindle Paperwhite Cork Cover (11th Generation-2021)

Honestly, though, one of my favorite features of the new Kindle Paperwhite isn’t part of the device at all. Amazon developed cork covers for the new Kindle Paperwhite and they’re absolutely lovely.

They  come in light and dark versions and are considerably more sustainable than the fabric or leather covers (though the fabric cover is still the only waterproof option). The cover folds… not completely flat, but flat enough, and feels comfortably soft under your fingertips. 

The magnets embedded in the cover wake the Kindle Paperwhite when you open it and click satisfyingly to the back of the device when open. It’s good enough that I hope we see more cork incorporated into other Amazon devices. 

Availability and Pricing

The all-new Kindle Paperwhite is shipping today, and you’ve got a few different options to consider. There’s the base model for $139 that gets you 8 GB of storage. The $189 Signature Edition with auto-adjusting lights and 32 GB of storage. There’s also a Kid’s Edition which comes packed with a year of Kids+ and a kid-friendly cover for $159. 

All models have the improved screen, better power management, and impressive lighting. Honestly, unless Amazon makes a substantial improvement to the Kindle Oasis (or you have to have a cellular connection for your Kindle, the Paperwhite doesn’t have a Whispernet connection), I can’t see recommending anything other than the Kindle Paperwhite.