Thursday, February 29, 2024

18 best weekend deals: masks, headsets, and MacBooks

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The parts of the The United States that froze is starting to thaw, so it’s time to try to get back to some normalcy. A few. The world is still in a perpetual state of shrug emoji, but spending time taking care of myself has been helpful in keeping me together through it all. That’s what I was looking for this week: seek, scour, seek out the best deals that could make your everyday life a little easier, a little more enjoyable, a little more fun.

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MacBook and Storage Deals

13-inch MacBook Pro.

Photograph: Apple

Read our Best MacBooks, Best iPads, and Best Laptops guides for more options.

  • MacBook Pro with Apple M1 Chip, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM for $ 1,219 ($ 80 off): Apple’s custom silicon MacBooks are more powerful than their Intel predecessors, not to mention that they run extremely quiet and cool and have a longer battery life. If you do simple tasks but still want a Mac, Macbook Air (not on sale), but if you need something beefier, this one will do.
  • 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM for $ 1,099 ($ ​​150 off): There’s always a good reason to buy an Intel-powered MacBook: if you want to easily install Windows 10 and switch between operating systems. If this is you, or maybe you use special apps that haven’t been properly translated into the M1 architecture yet, this is a good deal on a laptop that will last you for years.
  • iPad Air 2020 for $ 549 ($ 50 off): It’s not a huge reduction, but Apple’s latest tablet packs a lot of high-end features from the much more expensive iPad Pro at a much more reasonable price. You also get the refreshed design and Touch ID remains instead of Face ID. Read our opinion for more.
  • LaCie 2TB Mini Hard Drive for $ 80 ($ 20 off): One of my favorite (Jess) external hard drives of all time is the LaCie 2-Terabyte Rugged Mini. This thing can take a beating and keep your data safe and sound in its sturdy chassis, protected on all sides by a removable, spongy bumper.

Helmet Deals

AirPods Pro.

Photograph: Apple


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