Need a new laptop but working on a tight budget? A decent Chromebook like Asus’s Chromebook Detachable CM3 is an affordable alternative to consider if you don’t need a lot of power. It’s still cheap today, now that the convertible is back to its best price in nearly a year. Regularly $369.99, the Chromebook Detachable CM3 is on sale at Amazon for just $269.99 with a MediaTek 8183 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of eMMC storage.
The CM3 is our favorite detachable Chromebook, featuring a dual-folding kickstand that allows it to stand up like a laptop or fold horizontally. Additionally, it comes with a detachable keyboard, a magnetic cover, a built-in USI stylus and an amazing battery that will last you around 13 hours. However, keep in mind that while it’s fine for browsing, it’s not particularly powerful and can be slow when you’re using Google services like Gmail. Additionally, you only get two ports: a USB-C port and a 3.5mm audio jack. Read our review.
We’ve got a great streaming deal for you today too. Right now, both new and returning subscribers can save $60 when they buy a three-month Hulu with Live TV subscription by October 5th (or October 6th at 2:59AM ET) at 11:59PM PT. Although Hulu says it’s kicking off the sale in honor of the NFL season, the promotion should appeal to everyone, whether you’re into sports or not. That’s because you pay $49.99 a month instead of $69.99 for access to over 75 live sports, news and entertainment channels, Hulu’s entire streaming library, Disney Plus and ESPN Plus. As a result, you will be able to watch football and titles Thor: Love and ThunderIt will be released on Thursday, September 8th on Disney Plus.
Apple is unlikely to introduce new MacBook models during today’s “Far Out” event, but there are rumors that it could release an M2-powered MacBook Pro as early as October. However, if you’re looking for something more affordable to buy right now, you can buy Apple’s M2-powered MacBook Air with 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and an eight-core CPU from Amazon or B&H Photo. Pick it up in Space Gray (Amazon / B&H Photo) or Dark Blue (Amazon / B&H Photo) for $1,099. While we’ve seen the Starlight configuration drop to this price before, the current deal is a record low for both the Space Gray and Midnight colors.
We think the new M2-based MacBook Air is the best laptop for most people, as it does a good job of providing everything the average user needs and has many welcome improvements, including a 1080p webcam. It offers faster performance than the M1-based MacBook Air and has many features like all-day battery life and a MagSafe charging port. However, like all laptops, there are some downsides, including a relatively limited port selection and a display notch. Also, if you buy the base model, be aware that copying large files and other tasks may take a while since its 256GB of storage is stored on a single NAND chip instead of two. Read our review.
A charger doesn’t offer the most exciting deal, but it’s a necessary accessory if you own a smartphone or another electronic device. Fortunately, if you need a replacement or a second one, Anker’s current deal on its 511 charger is worth checking out. While not as powerful as its 30W successor, the 20W charger can still juice up your smartphone or tablet quickly and is small enough that you can take it anywhere. The USB-C charger is also very affordable at its discounted price of $19.99 ($10 off), and it comes with a six-foot USB-C to Lightning cable and an 18-month warranty.
We think there are a few more deals worth watching
- Google’s third-gen Nest Learning Thermostat is currently on sale at the Google Store and Best Buy for around $189 ($61 off). The popular smart thermostat can learn both your habits and preferences, and it has the ability to go into energy-saving mode when you’re away from home.
- You can buy Chamberlain’s Bluetooth-equipped myQ Smart Garage Control for $21.99 ($8 off) at Best Buy. With a smart garage door opener, you can open and close your garage door using your smartphone. Plus, you have the option of allowing Amazon drivers to safely drop off packages in your garage.
- If you don’t mind buying a refurbished one, Amazon is currently selling the latest Kindle Paperwhite with ads for $99.99 instead of the $139.99 it’s selling for new. The waterproof reader has a 300ppi display as well as battery life that can last for months. Read our review.
Logitech’s excellent multiplatform G435 Lightspeed wireless gaming headset is down to its all-time low of $39.99 ($40 off) in its multicolored white or blue versions. This headset is a great choice that’s affordable and comfortable, and it’s compatible with PC, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation consoles. Read our headset buying guide.
- The Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro Wireless Earbuds are on a one-day deal for $99.99 ($70 off) at Best Buy. These noise-cancelling buds pack some bass-y punch that you can tame if you choose, and support multipoint connectivity along with a high-quality LDAC codec. Read our review.