Today’s best deals: iPad Mini, Apple TV 4K, Elden Ring, and more

Jeff Dunn

It’s once again time for a new Dealmaster. Our latest roundup of the best tech deals from around the web includes a nice discount on Apple’s latest iPad Mini, which is currently down to $409 at Amazon and Walmart. While that’s $10 more than the all-time low we saw earlier this month, it’s the best discount we’ve seen otherwise, still coming in at $90 below Apple’s MSRP and about $50 below its recent street price online.

We gave the new Mini a positive review upon its launch last September, praising its refreshed, iPad Pro-inspired design, solid performance aided by Apple’s A15 chip, accurate display, and respectable front and rear cameras, among other features. In general, it does what it sets out to do: be a small iPad that works about as well as any other modern iPad. Just note that it’s really only for people who specifically want the more diminutive 8.3-inch display; the roomier iPad Air and iPad Pro are generally better suited to the kind of multitasking and productivity-focused updates Apple has been pumping into iPadOS in recent years, and the M1 chip in those tablets is more performant (albeit to the point of overkill in some cases).

The $329 iPad, meanwhile, still does the job for more casual uses at a much lower price, though its design is far more dated. The iPad Mini is meant for a particular niche, in other words, but if you really want a higher-quality, one-handed tablet for e-reading, web browsing, or doodling with an Apple Pencil, the Mini is the one to get, and this deal makes its typically high price a bit more approachable.

Besides that, we also have the best price we’ve tracked on the latest Apple TV 4K, which is currently available for $150, down from its usual going rate of $170. We still recommend most people consider a (far) more affordable 4K streaming dongle like the Google Chromecast first, but if you’re sensitive to the ads that cheaper streamers tend to stuff in their UIs, the Apple TV still has all the requisite bells and whistles and performs well. Its remote is vastly improved from prior horror shows as well.

Elsewhere, our roundup includes the first major discount we’ve tracked for the PS5 and PS4 versions of the popular RPG Elden Ring, deals on a number of recent Pokémon games for the Nintendo Switch, discounts on Anker wireless headphones and Razer gaming mice we like, Nintendo eShop gift cards, Wacom drawing tablets, USB-C chargers, and much more. You can take a look at our full curated list below.

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Featured deals of the day

  • Apple iPad Mini (64GB) 8.3-inch tablet for $409 ($460) at Amazon, Walmart
  • Apple TV 4K (32GB) 4K media streamer for $150 ($170) at Amazon, Costco
  • Elden Ring (PS5, PS4) for $50 ($59) at Amazon, Walmart, GameStop
  • Pokémon Legends: Arceus (Switch) for $50 ($60) at Amazon, Walmart
  • $50 Nintendo eShop Gift Card for $45 ($50) at Amazon
  • Anker Soundcore Life Q30 wireless ANC headphones for $68 ($85) at Amazon, Walmart
  • Wacom Intuos (small) drawing tablet for $50 ($65) at Amazon
  • SanDisk Ultra (1TB, U1, A1) microSD card for $125 ($138) at Amazon, B&H
  • Razer Viper Ultimate wireless gaming mouse + RGB charging dock for $80 ($95) at Amazon, Best Buy
  • LEGO Architecture Taj Mahal (21056) building kit for $96 ($120) at Walmart
  • RavPower RP-PC150 (2-pack) 20W USB-C PD charger for $9 ($25) at RavPower (use code: DNLP50)
The 6th-generation Apple iPad mini.
Enlarge / The 6th-generation Apple iPad mini.

Andrew Cunningham

Electronics deals

Anker's Soundcore Life Q30 are one of our favorite pairs of noise-canceling headphones for those who can't spend more than $100.
Enlarge / Anker’s Soundcore Life Q30 are one of our favorite pairs of noise-canceling headphones for those who can’t spend more than $100.

Jeff Dunn

Laptop and desktop PC deals

  • Apple Mac Mini (Apple M1, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) for $570 ($650) at Amazon, Costco (discount in cart)
  • Acer Swift 3 13.5-inch laptop (2256×1504, Intel Core i5-1135G7, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) for $499 ($700) at Walmart
  • Apple MacBook Pro (2021) 14.2-inch laptop (Apple M1 Pro, 3024×1964, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) for $2,250 ($2,400) at Amazon (discount in cart)
  • Lenovo Legion Slim 7 15.6-inch gaming laptop (Ryzen 7 5800H, 1080p, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, GeForce RTX 3060 Max-Q 6GB GPU) for $1,100 ($1,350) at Best Buy
  • SK Hynix Gold P31 (2TB NVMe) PCIe 3.0 internal SSD for $199 ($215) at Amazon
  • LG 27GP850-B 27-inch gaming monitor (1440p, 180 Hz, IPS, FreeSync, G-Sync Compatible) for $347 ($400) at Amazon, Adorama
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-core/16-thread desktop processor for $310 ($345) at Amazon, B&H
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5600X 6-core/12-thread desktop processor for $200 ($230) at Amazon, B&H
  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600G 6-core/12-thread desktop CPU for $179 ($215) at Amazon, B&H
The updated Siri Remote included with the new Apple TV (right) is generally far less aggravating to use than previous models.
Enlarge / The updated Siri Remote included with the new Apple TV (right) is generally far less aggravating to use than previous models.

Corey Gaskin

Video game deals

  • Pokémon Legends: Arceus (Switch) for $50 ($60) at Amazon, Walmart
  • Pokémon Brilliant Diamond (Switch) for $40 ($55) at Amazon, Best Buy
  • Pokémon Shining Pearl (Switch) for $40 ($55) at Amazon, Best Buy
  • New Pokémon Snap (Switch) for $40 ($55) at Best Buy, GameStop
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Switch) for $45 ($60) at Woot
  • Triangle Strategy (Switch) for $50 ($60) at Amazon, Walmart, GameStop
  • Elden Ring (PS5, PS4) for $50 ($59) at Amazon, Walmart, GameStop
  • Deathloop (PS5, PC) for $25 ($33) at Amazon
  • Ghostwire: Tokyo (PS5, PC) for $40 ($60) at Amazon, Target, Best Buy
  • Persona 5 (PS4) for $10 ($15) at Amazon, Best Buy
  • Resident Evil 2 (PS4, Xbox) for $11 ($20) at Best Buy
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PS4) for $4 ($15) at PSN
  • The Yakuza Remastered Collection (PS4) for $16 ($25) at PSN (also on Game Pass)
  • Celeste (PC) for $5 ($15) at Humble
  • Before Your Eyes (PC) for $3 ($8) at Fanatical
  • Inscryption (PC) for $14 ($19) at Humble, Steam
The haunting and punishing RPG <em>Elden Ring</em> is set in a massive yet wonderfully realized open world.
Enlarge / The haunting and punishing RPG Elden Ring is set in a massive yet wonderfully realized open world.

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