Deals on Screens, Big and Small

Looking for a maximum-size monitor or a mini tablet? Here’s a deal for you.

By Liane Cassavoy

Let’s face it: Monitors aren’t exactly exciting, even when they’re optimized for gaming. But they sure are necessary. So we’ve rounded up a few great deals on some big- and bigger-screen displays that will make your life a little easier, for work and play.

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Screen real estate can be worth its weight in gold. But that doesn’t mean the prices on bigger-screen monitors have to be sky-high. We found some great bargains this week, including one on Samsung’s 21.5-inch LED monitor (model S22E310H). Both Amazon and Best Buy are offering this display for $80, a savings of 53 percent off its $170 list price. This monitor typically sells for upward of $100, and has received user reviews of 4.5 out of 5 stars on both sites.

Need even more screen space? Best Buy has bigger savings on a bigger screen: The retailer is offering Dell’s 27-inch LED (model S2716DGR) for $450—that’s $250 off its $700 list price. The same display sells for $520 at Amazon and $581 at Walmart. Designed for gaming, Dell’s display uses Nvidia’s G-sync technology to minimize "stuttering and screen tearing for smoother graphics."

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If bigger isn’t better in your opinion when it comes to tablet screens (and handheld devices in general), you might love another deal from Best Buy: The retailer has the iPad Mini 4 on sale for $300—a $100 reduction from its $400 list price. That deal fetches you a 16GB Wi-Fi-only iPad Mini featuring a 7.9-inch Retina display and Apple’s 8MP iSight camera. Many retailers, including Target and Walmart, sell this same device for between $395 and $400, and the next-lowest price we found to Best Buy’s was around $350 on Amazon.

iPad Mini 4

by Apple
List $399

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Although $1799 doesn’t sound like bargain-basement pricing, it’s a real deal when applied to Apple’s well-regarded Macbook Pro laptop. That’s how much B&H Photo is asking for the 15.4-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display, a 2.2-GHz Intel Core i7 processor, and 256GB of flash storage. The same model will run you $1999 at Apple’s online store, so B&H’s deal represents a savings of $200. For the money you get you a powerful, fast, and beautiful laptop rated at 89 percent by Techwalla.

Photo credits: Dell, Samsung, Apple.