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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 just got a $300 price cut at Best Buy

It’s rare to see substantial discounts on the latest models of laptops and other devices, but that’s exactly what’s happened here with the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 at Best Buy. Ordinarily priced at $1,200, it’s now available for $900, making it the cheapest-ever deal on the latest model of laptop. If you’re in the market for a new and powerful laptop, this is one of the best devices to go for right now.

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 has a 15-inch touchscreen that looks great and is super responsive to use. It means you get the best of both worlds — a powerful traditional laptop while also being able to enjoy the benefits of touching the screen to manipulate certain objects as and when is most practical for you.

The system has the latest AMD Ryzen 5 Microsoft Surface Edition processor which means it has been designed with this laptop in mind. Microsoft promises that you’ll enjoy 10% better performance when compared to other AMD mobile processors. 8GB of memory means you can multi-task easily enough with a 128GB SSD providing you with plenty of storage space for all your important files. It all combines to provide an experience that promises to be over two times faster than the previous Surface Laptop 2.

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The Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 is also super portable thanks to its up to 11.5 hours of battery life and the fact it only weighs about 3.4 pounds. That means you can easily take it out and about with you, without having to worry about it filling up your backpack or bag. It also has fast charging functionality so you can go from an empty battery to 80% in about an hour. Ideal for when you’re in a rush.

Simply put, the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 is super versatile and attractive to use. If you need a powerful system for writing up important documents or for studying purposes, this is a great option.

Ordinarily, this Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 costs $1,200 but right now, you can buy it from Best Buy for only $900. A $300 savings makes it a great choice for those looking for a solid investment.

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Google Pixel 4a pre-orders go live with August 20 availability

Google’s newest phone, the Pixel 4a, is finally available for pre-order. Having blown by its expected May launch, the handset arrives with a wallet-friendly $350 price tag.When much of the fanfare and advertising for phones tends to center around flagships and devices approaching $1,000, Google’s latest is a fraction of the price. Nevertheless, it still has more than enough hardware and modern software to satisfy the needs of the masses.At just $350, the Pixel 4a runs Android 10 and largely features the same camera experience that’s found in the Pixel 4. Moreover, it also has a headphone jack and a bigger battery than the standard model.Android 105.81-inch FHD+ displayQualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor6GB RAM128GB storage12.2-megapixel dual-pixel rear camera8-megapixel wide-angle camera3140mAh battery3.5mm audio jackAs to why the Pixel 4a is less than half the price of the Pixel 4, there are plenty of reasons. It’s just up to the buyer to determine whether it’s worth spending the extra money.With that said, the Pixel 4a does not have wireless charging, nor does it have the soft-touch glass back and water resistant protection. Instead it has a polycarbonate body to keep price down.AvailabilityThe Pixel 4a is available for pre-order in the US at Google Store and on Google Fi where it can be purchased unlocked at just $350. It will be more widely available to customers on August 20 through the Google Store, Best Buy, Amazon, and more. Additionally, US carriers will offer the phone, including Google Fi, US Cellular, and Verizon.Customers who purchase the Pixel 4a receive three month free trials of YouTube Premium, Google Play Pass and Google One.Interestingly enough, the Google Pixel 4a appears to be offered in black only through Google’s online store. Other colors expected in the lead-up to announcement included white and blue. Perhaps various carriers and retailers will have different options.

Google begins dropping details on Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5

Today might be the official arrival of the Google Pixel 4a, but that doesn’t mean Google isn’t already looking to the horizon. Indeed, Google is ready to share details about the next few models in the pipeline.According to Google, the Pixel 4a (5G) and the Pixel 5 will arrive “this fall” and both will feature 5G connectivity. Moreover, Google is already sharing its expected price for the former, putting it at just $499.Whether the true difference between the standard 4a and the 5G-ready version is 5G support remains unclear.Google often debuts its flagship Pixel phones in October, and that would definitely fit in thethis fall” timeline. However, with the ongoing pandemic, and the fact that the Pixel 4a arrived nearly three months later than expected, it’s hard to say for sure.As Google tells us both the Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 will be available in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, and Australia.If you’re interested in learning more about either of these phones, you can sign up to receive updates.

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