The best Australian tech deals

The weekend is nearly here, giving you time to catch up on some much needed R&R. So get yourself a new telly to watch your favourite shows and movies, or step out into the sunshine with a brand-new drone and shoots some gorgeous aerial footage.

Here are Friday’s deals:

New deals added Friday, July 7

  • Samsung Q7 Series 7 55-inch 4K QLED TV ($2,799): Enhance your audio-visual entertainment with Samsung’s 55-inch QLED smart TV. It promises perfect blacks, great contrast, active HDR with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos sound. It carries a price tag of $3,498, but head to Appliance Central and grab it for $2,799. That’s a saving of a cool $699.
  • LG 55UJ752T 55-inch Super UHD smart TV ($1,998): If you’re not sold on the OLED and QLED phenomena taking over our television sets, you can get this 55-inch smart TV from LG which features Dolby Vision and Harman Kardon sound with a 3840 x 2160 resolution display. It usually retails for $2,498, but JB Hi-Hi has dropped its price for a limited time to $1,998, saving you $500. Plus you get a bonus three-month Netflix subscription as well, and given that the Netflix tax is well and truly in place, that’s a decent saving. So hurry, as this offer ends July 16.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5 ($566.15): With the recall of the exploding Galaxy Note 7s and the Galaxy Note 8 yet to arrive, the Note 5 has come under the spotlight again and, despite being over a year old, it still puts the ‘phab’ into phablet. And remember the S Pen? You can save a whopping $380 by getting the S Pen-toting Note 5 from T-Dimension for just $566.15. That’s down from $947.
  • DJI Phantom 3 Standard drone ($649): Get airborne and save some dosh on a brand-new toy to try out this weekend. The DJI Phantom 3 Standard quadcopter is now $649 at JB Hi-Fi – that’s $200 on its regular retail price. Shoot 2.7K videos and click 12MP stills, plus track your flight with the built-in GPS. Essentially, have some fun and save some cash in the bargain too.
  • Sol Republic Punk Bluetooth wireless speaker ($44): This pocket rocket is tough, being dust-, water- and shock-resistant. For it’s diminutive size, it promises big sound, a wireless range of 60m and about 8 hours of battery life. Retailing at an already budget price of $89 makes this little wireless speaker a steal, but it’s cheaper yet at nearly half price at JB Hi-Fi. Get it now for just $44!

Deals added Wednesday, July 5 and still available

  • Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (from $899): Don’t pay full price on Apple’s latest flagship handsets. You can save up to $270 on the iPhone 7 or the iPhone 7 Plus, depending on the model you decide to purchase, when shopping online at Kogan. Prices start at $899 for the 32GB iPhone 7 model and go up to $1,329 for the 128GB version, including the new Red edition.
  • Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 (from $1,443.99): Earlier this week, we brought you a pretty good deal on the 13-inch 2-in-1 from Dell, but if you’re looking for something with a bit more grunt under the hood, consider the Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 series powered by a 7th-generation Intel Core i7 processor. For $1,443.99, you can get the 8GB RAM/256GB SSD model, and for $1,614, lay your hands on the slightly more powerful 16GB RAM/512GB SSD version. That’s a saving of $255 and $285 respectively. But hurry, as this offer ends Thursday, July 6.
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga ($2,699): Add versatility to how you work with the ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2-in-1 from Lenovo, thanks to its four different modes. This 2-in-1 features a dockable and rechargeable stylus pen and a 14-inch 2K (2560 x 1440) touchscreen. Housed in the chassis is an Intel Core i7 CPU, 8GB of memory and a 256GB SSD. This premium device can be yours for $2,699, saving you a whopping $750 on the RRP of $3,449. This offer expires Friday, July 7.
  • Sony Xperia Z3 Compact tablet ($299): Need a tablet to keep you busy while you’re on the move? Sony’s Xperia Z3 Compact tablet is lightweight, waterproof and dustproof, plus we think its performance is in par with some of the competition out there. It usually retails for $499, but all through July, it can be yours for just $299.
  • Sony HTCT800 2.1ch soundbar ($598): This 2.1ch soundbar features wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, plus Sony’s S-Force PRO front surround sound. And there’s over $100 to be saved if you’d like to enhance the sound of your entertainment. All through July, this soundbar is available direct from Sony for $598, down from $699.
  • Sony AXP55 4K Handycam ($1,699): Meet the 4K handycam with 20x zoom, brought to you by Sony. It features a new microphone that Sony promises will record sounds better, plus there’s a built-in projector and in-camera special effects! It usually retails for $1,999, but you can get it from Sony for $1,699 until the end of July, saving you $300.

Deals added Monday, July 3 and still available

  • Sony X7500D 65-inch 4K smart TV ($1,798): Equipped with Android TV, this 65-inch 4K UHD smart TV from Sony has everything to cater to your entertainment needs – HDR picture quality, a plethora of apps, 4K Ultra HD upscaling, Dolby Digital Plus, noise reduction and so much more. What, perhaps, makes even more appealing is you can save $700 on this slim telly at JB Hi-Fi and lay your hands on it for $1,798, down from $2,498. But hurry, as the offer is open only until stocks last.
  • Samsung MU7000 65-inch UHD smart TV ($2,636): Add more oomph to your entertainment with Samsung’s 65-inch Ultra HD smart TV and save close to a thousand dollars by getting this TV from The Good Guys. The 65-inch Samsung MU7000 retails for anywhere up to $3,600, so grab it at for a bargain before July 5 for $2,636.
  • Sony RX100 III digital compact camera ($949): We think this is one of the best pocket-sized cameras available in the market today, with a built-in electronic viewfinder, a great lens and even better sensor, resulting in excellent image quality. Sony currently has this pocket rocket on sale for $949, down from $1,099, until July 31.
  • Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen 5 laptop ($1,769): Lenovo promises that this lightweight and slim 14-inch laptop is tough, thanks to its carbon-fibre reinforced chassis. Powered by an Intel Core i5 processor, this laptop features a Full HD anti-glare display, 8GB of RAM and an Intel 256GB SSD. The latest Carbon laptop is on sale for $1,769 at Lenovo, saving you $330 on the RRP of $2,099.
  • Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1 laptop ($999): If you’re someone who needs to get work done while on the move, consider getting the 13-inch 2-in-1 Dell Inspiron. It features a 7th-generation Intel Core i5 CPU, 4GB of memory and a 128GB SSD. It also features a Full HD LED backlit touch display with an infra-red camera. Get it from Dell and you can save $300 on this machine until July 6 – now available for just $999.

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