The best Australian tech deals

 techradar.com  5/26/2017 12:41:20 AM  40  Sharmishta Sarkar, Harry Domanski World of tech

UPDATE: With a plethora of EOFY sales on at the moment, we've got a brand-new round-up of The Best Australian EOFY Tech Deals, where we dig through the countless products going on sale until 30 June and bring you only the best and choicest morsels with the dreamiest prices. But we will keep our regular non-EOFY bargains updated with some hand-picked highlight deals.

We’re taking a small deviation from our regular schedule to bring you an exclusive offer for our loyal readers. Get in quick for two TechRadar-exclusive Lenovo laptop deals.

Plus there's a Samsung QLED TV on sale, alongside a couple of smartwatches that can save you plenty.

Exclusive Lenovo laptop offers

New deals added Friday, 26 May

  • Samsung 55-inch Q7F Ultra HD QLED smart TV ($3,295): OLED TVs are so yesteryear, it’s the age of the QLEDs and Samsung’s latest range promise “100% colour volume”, thanks to Quantum Dot technology. These TVs come with a hefty price tag as well, but you can save over $700 on the 55-inch Q7F at Harvey Norman, and earn yourself a bonus $175 EFTPOS card. It’s now on sale for $3,295, down from $3,999.
  • Samsung Gear S3 Frontier smartwatch ($399): Leave your phone behind when you’re out exploring the outdoors. Armed with just the rugged-looking Gear S3 Frontier smartwatch from Samsung, you can make and take calls, listen to music and achieve your fitness goals, amongst other things. And it’s a steal for just $399 at Tandy, saving you $200 on the retail price.
  • Samsung Gear S2 Classic smartwatch ($299): Rugged looks are all well and good, but the classic look is an all-rounder that lends itself well to any dress code. With this smartwatch slapped on your wrist, you’ll still be connected to the world and keep tabs on your fitness at the same time. Plus it’s nearly half price at Tandy, listed at $299 instead of its regular RRP of $598.99.

Deals added Wednesday, 24 May and still available

  • Bose QuietComfort QC35 over-ear wireless headphones ($357.60): With top-notch noise cancellation, a 20-hour battery life and luxurious padding, these headphones will make your listening experience a pleasant one. By applying the code COZY at checkout, you can grab the QC35 headphones for a new low $357.60 from VideoPro’s eBay store, saving you a sturdy $141.40 off the retail price of $499 until 29 May. The discount’s available on both the silver and the black versions.
  • B&O BeoPlay A1 Bluetooth speaker ($303.20): Danish brand Bang & Olufsen’s portable BeoPlay A1 wireless speakers promise premium quality alongside great sound quality, and also happen to be their cheapest Bluetooth speaker. If you’ve been craving one of these little chic Bluetooth speakers, head over to Myer’s eBay store and you can get 20% off the RRP of $379 by using the code C20MYER at checkout. That brings the price down to $303.20, saving you over $75. You can choose between the silver, the tangerine red and the sand stone models. This offer is available until 29 May.
  • B&O BeoPlay H4 wireless over-ear headphones ($319.20): Bang & Olufsen have made their BeoPlay H4 Bluetooth cans look pretty neat and luxurious. And with 20% off at Myer’s eBay store, a price tag of $319.20 sounds just as good as the headphones promise to be. Use the code C20MYER at checkout to avail the discount on the RRP of $399 until 29 May. These cans are available in sand grey and charcoal grey.

Deals added Monday, 22 May and still available

PCs & LAPTOPS

  • Gigabyte P55W v7 15.6-inch gaming Notebook ($2,099): There’s plenty of grunt under the hood of this machine to satisfy the gamer in you, with an Intel Core i7 CPU, 6GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card, 8GB RAM and plenty of storage in the form of a 128GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. You can save $150 on this mean machine at Mwave where it’s down from $2,249 to $2,099.
  • Lenovo ThinkPad E470 ($949): Designed for productivity, this 14-inch laptop can be configured to suit your needs – and your wallet. This E470 features an Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, 256GB SSD and a 2GB NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics chip. Lenovo is offering this device for a low $949, saving you $650 on the RRP of $1,599.
  • Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460 ($1,279): Save a whopping $870 on Lenovo’s 14-inch ThinkPad Yoga 460 convertible featuring an Intel Core i5 CPU, 16GB memory and a 256GB SSD. It’s available online at Lenovo for $1,279, down from $2,149.
  • Lenovo ThinkPad T470s ($1,569): Designed to carry your work around with you, this 14-inch laptop from Lenovo features a FHD display, an Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. There’s also $630 to be saved, with the laptop now on sale for $1,569 instead of the usual $2,199 RRP.
  • Lenovo ThinkPad T570 ($1,499): If you need more screen space for increased productivity, then Lenovo’s 15.6-inch ThinkPad T570 might be what you need, with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD and a Core i5 processor. Not to mention the $600 off on the device. It’s available for $1,499, down from $2,099.

SMARTPHONES

  • Apple iPhone 7 Plus (32GB; $999): Save a cool $270 on Apple’s latest flagship when purchasing it from Kogan. This 5.5-inch smartphone is now available for $999, down from $1,269. But this offer is only for the silver 32GB model.

CAMERAS

  • GoPro Hero5 Session ($379): The Hero5 Session is GoPro’s smallest camera, but it’s capable of shooting stabilised 4K videos and features a variety of new field of view modes. It usually retails for anywhere between $420 and $460 at the major retailers, but it’s now available online for $379 at Kogan.
  • GoPro Hero5 Black ($509): The GoPro Hero5 Black is a sturdy little camera that shoots 4K videos at 30fps and 12MP still images. If you’d like to record your next surfing adventure or your mountain biking trip, you can save $60 on the regular RRP of $569 by ordering it from Kogan for $499 and keep some of the fun and frolic saved for posterity’s sake.

AUDIO & VIDEO

  • BenQ (MS527) Eco-friendly business projector ($449): This projector promises great presentations irrespective of what the ambient light levels are, could keep your energy bills down with SmartEco Technology and has FHD 3D support. Plus you save $100 on the projector at Kogan – down from $549 to $449.

New deals added Friday, 19 May

PCs, LAPTOPS & PERIPHERALS

  • Razer DeathAdder Chroma gaming mouse ($69): Razer has made a name for itself by producing some of the best gaming gear in the market today and this mouse could help you step it up when playing your favourite video games. It’s ergonomically shaped and features a 10,000dpi optic sensor for quick movements. It usually retails for $119 a pop, but you can get it for just $69 from Mwave, saving you $50.
  • Samsung S34E790C 34-inch QHD VA curved ultrawide monitor ($959): Immerse yourself in your game with the curved monitor from Samsung, which gives you a whopping 34 inches of screen real estate and 3440 x 1440 resolution. With a retail cost of $1,499, it may seem a high price to pay, but you can save $540 on this beauty by purchasing it from Mwave for $959.

SMARTPHONES

  • Apple iPhone 7 (256GB; $1,179): If you’d like to jump onto the Apple bandwagon and need a phone darn good handset with plenty of onboard storage, JB Hi-Fi is offering $200 off on the 256GB Gold and Rose Gold models – on sale now for $1,179.
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 (from $999): If you’ve held off getting the latest Samsung flagship smartphone, you were wise to do so, as you can save up to $200 on what we consider to be an amazing handset. This 5.8-inch phone has a great display, plenty of grunt under the hood and a fabulous camera. It retails for $1,199, but you can get the silver model for $999 from Tandy. For more colour options, you can head to Kogan and get the black, gold or grey models for prices starting at $999.

HOME AV

  • Soniq S55UV16A-AU 55-inch 4K UHD smart TV ($599): With an UltraHD backlit panel and a quad-core Cortex 1G processor, this Android-toting Soniq TV promises is already one of the cheapest 4K tellies on the market. And right now, it also happens to be on sale at JB Hi-Fi for $599, saving you $200 on the RRP of $799.
  • Sony X8500D 4K HDR TV (from $1,498): Got extra space at home and some pocket change lying around? Sony’s got a sale on for its X8500D 4K tellies. Get the 55-inch and you can save nearly $1,000 on it – it’s available now for $1,498. For turning your home into a theatre, you can get the 75-inch or the 85-inch for $3,698 or $7,998 respectively. That’s keeping up to $3,001 in your pocket.

HOME APPLIANCES

  • Beko GN163020W 641L side-by-side fridge (white; $984): Storing and keeping food fresh for your entire family doesn’t have to be an expensive affair. If you have the space, this double-door 641L fridge from Beko is on sale at JB Hi-Fi for $984. It usually retails for anywhere between $1,088 and $1,529, so there’s at least $104 to be saved, if not more.
  • Beko GNE58820DX 588L French-door fridge ($1,448): Need more than 641L of food storage for a large family? No problem, Beko’s got you covered and JB Hi-Fi can save you plenty on a 588L French-door refrigerator. It’s down from $2,273 to $1,448, saving you a whopping $825.

MISCELLANEOUS DEALS

  • Blu-ray sale (from $12.98): Now is a great time to stock up on some awesome Blu-ray flicks with one free for every one purchased at JB Hi-Fi. There are classics like The Shining and A Clockwork Orange to new releases like Patriot’s Day and Manchester By The Sea. Prices start at $12.98.

Deals added Monday, 15 May and still available

PCs, LAPTOPS & PERIPHERALS

  • Lenovo IdeaPad 11OS ($299): If you’re in the market for a budget laptop that could get you through your daily tasks at home, or help out with the kids’ homework, this 11-inch laptop is powered by an Intel Celeron N3060 processor, comes with 2GB of memory and 32GB flash storage. It retails for $329, but you can save $30 on the device and get it for $299 from Lenovo. Sale ends 19 May.
  • Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 460 ($1,599): The ThinkPad Yoga 460 convertible is up for sale a lot on Lenovo’s websites, but the high-end version doesn’t see a price drop too often. You can save a whopping $1,050 on this machine until 19 May as it’s down from $2,649 to $1,599. You get 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD and a 2GB NVIDIA GeForce 940M graphics card, all powered by an Intel Core i7 CPU.
  • Lenovo ThinkPad E470 ($949): Designed for productivity, this 14-inch laptop can be configured to suit your needs – and your wallet. This E470 features an Intel Core i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 1TB HDD and a 2GB NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics chip. And, until 19 May, this laptop is available below the quadruple figure mark. Lenovo is offering this device for a low $949, saving you $450.
  • LG 34-inch Full HD ultrawide gaming monitor ($499 + Ghost Recon Wildlands): Immerse yourself in your game with LG’s 34-inch Full HD gaming monitor. There’s plenty of screen real estate to comfortably split your screen in four or display two connected devices at once. Plus you get a bonus licence for Ghost Recon Wildlands with this purchase. The package is available on Kogan for $499, saving you $150.

SMARTPHONES

  • Samsung Galaxy S7 (gold; $629): With Samsung’s latest flagship now on the market, it’s only natural that the prices of the Galaxy S7 has dropped to $999 a pop. But you can save $370 on this Android-toting handset at Kogan, where it’s on sale for $629, making a premium smartphone a brilliant budget option. Just be aware as this is for the gold model as the silver is already out of stock.
  • Apple iPhone SE (32GB; from $579): Apple decided to compete in the mid-range smartphone market and came out with the iPhone SE – a palm-friendly yet brilliant phone that won’t bust the bank when you buy it outright. And with prices starting at $579 for the 32GB Space Grey and Silver models, this phone got a bit cheaper on Kogan as well, saving you up to $100. The 32GB Gold and Rose Gold versions are available for $619.
  • Apple iPhone 5s (16GB; $419): If you’re not sold on the bigger sizes of Apple’s latest smartphones, then the iPhone 5s is still a compelling smaller option. And with three generations of newer handsets available from Apple, the price on these 5S has dropped significantly. They’re even cheaper at Kogan, with the 16GB model available for $419, down from $539, saving you $120 off the RRP.
  • Apple iPhone 7 (32GB; $879): Kogan can save you money on Apple’s latest flagship phones, too. You don’t need to shell out $1,079 for the 32GB model of the iPhone 7 as you can lay your hands on it for $879.

GADGETS

  • Samsung Tab A 7.0 (8GB, Wi-Fi; $179): This 7-inch tablet from Samsung runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and is perfect for getting things done while on the move. It features 1.5GB of memory and 8GB of storage, which can be increased to 256GB via a microSD card. This budget tablet can save you $20 on the RRP of $199 if you get it from Kogan – available now for $179.
  • BlueAnt Pump Soul on-ear wireless headphones ($119): These on-ear Bluetooth headphones from Aussie manufacturer BlueAnt feature sweatproof antimicrobial ear cups, possibly making it a great gym buddy. It promises up to 24 hours of battery life, features Siri and Google integration mode and call capabilities. They retail at $169, but you can get them for $119 at Catch of the Day, saving you $50.
  • Jabra Move on-ear wireless headphones ($89): At Techradar, we think the Jabra Move headphones are a great set of cans for the fitness fanatics and the casual listener with a pretty darn good price tag of $159. But you can save a cool $70 by getting them from Catch of the Day for just $89 and enjoy your favourite tunes anytime, anywhere, without the hassle of cables.
  • Samsung Fast Charging wireless stand ($69): Samsung’s Fast Charge wireless pad outputs at up to 9 volts 1 amp, for 9W of power rather than the usual 5W. Samsung says it'll charge your phone from flat in 120 minutes. So if your handset is a Qi charging-enabled device, you can forget cables and to add some juice to your phone. It’s available for $69 on Kogan, saving you $50 on the RRP of $119.
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