Dealmaster: A handful of good Prime Day deals are still available today

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Dealmaster: A handful of good Prime Day deals are still available today

Ars Technica

Greetings, Arsians! Just when the Dealmaster thinks Prime Day is over, the deals pull him back in. Today, we’re bringing you a roundup of (mostly) leftover deals that are still live from Amazon’s technically-expired sales event and the various sales other retailers ran alongside it.

While the vast majority of Prime Day’s better offers have drifted away—and while the majority of Prime Day’s offers as a whole were middling—there are a handful of worthwhile discounts that are still kicking, including offers on a bunch of board games we like, the latest Apple AirPods, a handful of laptops and headphones, and game consoles like the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One S. Best of all, you don’t need to be a Prime member to take advantage of the majority of them.

We’ll delve into more detail for a couple of particular highlights below, where you can check out the rest of the rundown.

Note: Ars Technica may earn compensation for sales from links on this post through affiliate programs.

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Top 10 deals of the day

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  • Splendorboard game for $23.76 at Amazon (normally $35.99).

There are a handful of Ars-approved board games still discounted from Prime Day below, but let’s give a special shoutout to “engine-building” game Splendor. It’s about five years old now, but it remains a fun yet easily accessible game for families or inexperienced board game players. It also goes by quick, with a typical game lasting around 30 minutes. As we said when we recommended it inour ultimate board game gift guidelast year: “If your giftee doesn’t know the first thing about board games, start here.” At $24, it’s about $7-10 off where we usually see it.

If you’re looking to buy a gaming monitor on the cheap, ViewSonic’s XG2402 is a safe bet. It’s a 24-inch 1080p TN panel, so while its color accuracy is solid, its contrast and viewing angles are a noticeable step down from a good VA or IPS panel. But if you play lots of shooters or fast-paced games on the PC, the XG2402 helps make up for those shortcomings with a 144Hz refresh rate, FreeSync support with a 48-144Hz range, and spectacular motion performance with very little motion blur. It has a DisplayPort 1.2 port, two HDMI 1.4 ports, and 2 USB 3.0 ports as well. Its current $200 price is a new low and about $30 off its normal price.

  • Apple AirPods (latest model) with Wireless Charging Case for $169.99 at Amazon (normally $199).
  • Instant Pot Duo 60 6-Qt 7-in-1 electric pressure cooker for $49.99 at Walmart andAmazon(normally $74.99).
Samsung's T5 portable SSD.

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Valentina Palladino

  • Samsung T5 (500GB) portable external SSD for $79.99 at Amazon (normally $87.99).

We’verecommendedthe Samsung T5 at various points in the past, but in short, it remains a fast and highly portable way to stash and transfer files on the go. A good portable HDD can still serve who don’t have to frequently larger files, but an SSD like the T5 will generally be more durable over time. Currently at $80, this is an all-time low and about $8 off where it’s been the last couple of months.

Laptop and desktop PC deals

  • Asus Chromebook Flip C434TA laptop – Intel Core m3-8100Y, 14-inch 1080p, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC for $499.99 (normally $549.99).
  • Lenovo Ideapad S340 laptop – Intel Core i3-8145U, 15.6-inch 1080p TN, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD for $299 at Walmart (normally $329.99).
  • Asus ROG Strix Hero II gaming laptop – Intel Core i7-8750H, 15.6-inch 1080p 144Hz, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD, GTX 1060 for $989.99 at Google Express (use code: 2019SUMMER10 – normally $1,539).
  • Education price only: Apple MacBook Air (2019) – Intel Core i5-8210Y, 13.3-inch 2560×1660, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD + Beats Studio 3 Wireless Bluetooth Noise-Cancelling Headphones for $999 at Apple (normally $1,349.99).
  • Education price only: Apple MacBook Pro (2019) – Intel Core i5, 13.3-inch 2560×1600, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD + Beats Studio 3 Wireless Bluetooth Noise-Cancelling Headphones for $1,199 at Apple (normally $1,549.99).
  • 24-inch ViewSonic XG2402 monitor – 1080p, TN, 144Hz, FreeSync for $199.99 at Walmart andNewegg(normally $229.99).

Video game deals

Gaming deals

  • Splendorboard game for $23.76 at Amazon (normally $35.99).
  • Dixit board game for $21.23at Amazon (normally $31.49).
  • Carcassonne board game for $19.99at Amazon (normally $31.49).
  • 7 Wonders board game for $29.88board game at Amazon (normally $39.95).
  • Pandemic board game for $24.99board game at Amazon (normally $35.99).
  • Nintendo Switch + your choice of game + 10,000 mAh portable power bank docking station for $329 at Walmart (normally $344.99).

We think this deal, which effectively takes $15-20 off a popular Switch game with the purchase of the console, is still solid, but we’re obligated to mention that a refreshed model with a fairly significantbattery life improvementis coming next month.

TV and home entertainment deals

Electronics deals

  • 9.7-inch Apple iPad (128GB) for $329 at Walmart and Amazon (normally $429).
  • Apple AirPods (latest model) with Wireless Charging Case for $169.99 at Amazon (normally $199).
  • Apple Watch Series 4 (40mm) for $349 at Best Buy (normally $399).
  • Apple Watch Series 4 (44mm) for $379 at Best Buy (normally $429).
  • Apple HomePod for $279 at B&H Photo (normally $299).
  • Philips Hue BR30 White Ambiance smart flood light (2-pack) for $35.99 (normally $44.99)
  • Samsung T5 (500GB) portable external SSD for $79.99 at Amazon (normally $87.99).
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e (128GB, unlocked) for $549 at Amazon (normally $699).
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e(128GB) for $349.99 w/ activation at Best Buy (requires activation with Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint – normally $699).
  • Bose SoundSport in-ear headphones for $39 at Walmart andAmazon (normally $99).
  • Instant Pot Duo 60 6-Qt 7-in-1 electric pressure cooker for $49.99 at Walmart andAmazon(normally $74.99).
  • Google Nest Hub for $69 at Newegg (normally $130).
  • Beats Solo3 Wireless Bluetooth on-ear headphones for $159.99 at Amazon (normally $239.99).
  • Samsung HMD Odyssey+ virtual reality headset for $299.99 at Amazon (normally $449.99).
  • CalDigit TS3 Plus Thunderbolt 3 dock – 2x Thunderbolt 3, 5x USB-A, 2x USB-C, 1x UHS-II SD, 1x DisplayPort for $249.95 at Apple (normally $309).
  • WD My Book(10TB) external desktop HDD for $159.99at Newegg (use code: NEFPCA11 – normally $199.99).
  • Prime members, new users only: Amazon Audible (3-month) for $4.95/month at Amazon (normally $14.95/month).
  • Prime members, non-subscribers only: Amazon Audible (12-month) for $119.50 + Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) for $0.99 extra at Amazon (normally $184.50).
  • Prime members, new users only: Amazon Kindle Unlimited (3-month) for free at Amazon (normally $9.99/month).

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