Today’s best deals: Apple MacBook Air, Razer Blade, Google Pixel, and more


It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for another Dealmaster. Our latest roundup of the best tech deals from around the web includes a solid price for the latest M2-based Apple MacBook Air, Google’s value-packed Pixel 6a, and the 15-inch Razer Blade gaming laptop, among other noteworthy deals.

For years, we’ve considered the MacBook Air to be the best Mac for most users. Blending long battery life, sleek design, and good performance, it easily handles most basic tasks any user might throw at it.

In our review of the 2022 model, we found that the M2 processor “makes this one of the most performant and efficient laptops on the market for general information work like browsing the web, working with documents, jumping on Zoom calls.” It also has a great keyboard and trackpad. For $200 off, the $999 MacBook Air is a solid deal, albeit not the lowest we’ve ever tracked. If you don’t mind going back one generation in processors to the M1, you’ll be just as pleased handling similar workloads on a 2020 MacBook Air, which is on sale for $800 right now.

Google’s Pixel 6a is on sale matching its record low of $339, as well. It may be the best value you can get in a smartphone using flagship-level processing and cameras and a clean, sleek software running things inside. Elsewhere around the web, we have discounts on the Apple Watch SE, 2022 iPad Air, Samsung SD and microSD cards, and much more. Check the full curated list below.

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Featured deals of the day

The 2022 iPad Air.
Enlarge / The 2022 iPad Air.

Samuel Axon

Electronics deals

The Pixel Watch. It's a perfect, round little pebble.
Enlarge / The Pixel Watch. It’s a perfect, round little pebble.

Ron Amadeo

Know your Pixel phones: The one with the black plastic camera bar is the Pixel 6a. The base model Pixel 7 has one black camera oval, while the Pixel 7 Pro has a second camera bar cutout for the zoom lens.
Enlarge / Know your Pixel phones: The one with the black plastic camera bar is the Pixel 6a. The base model Pixel 7 has one black camera oval, while the Pixel 7 Pro has a second camera bar cutout for the zoom lens.

Google

Laptop and desktop PC deals

The MacBook Air looks quite a bit like the 14-inch MacBook Pro from this angle.
Enlarge / The MacBook Air looks quite a bit like the 14-inch MacBook Pro from this angle.

Samuel Axon

Microsoft's Surface Pro 8.
Enlarge / Microsoft’s Surface Pro 8.

Andrew Cunningham

Smart home and home audio deals

The Apple TV 4K with Apple's improved Siri Remote.
Enlarge / The Apple TV 4K with Apple’s improved Siri Remote.

Jeff Dunn

Google's second-generation Nest Hub looks identical to the previous generation.
Enlarge / Google’s second-generation Nest Hub looks identical to the previous generation.

Corey Gaskin

The Xbox Series S.
Enlarge / The Xbox Series S.

Video game deals

Razer Kraken V3.
Enlarge / Razer Kraken V3.

Razer

Gaming deals

With its simple design and static lighting, the G305 Wireless is a good mouse for those who don't like the look of traditional gaming accessories.
Enlarge / With its simple design and static lighting, the G305 Wireless is a good mouse for those who don’t like the look of traditional gaming accessories.

Valentina Palladino

Accessories and miscellaneous deals


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