It’s time to do some spring cleaning, but let’s be smart, both with the technology we buy to help us and with the money we spend.
Wellbots has an additional special discount on one of the most popular and affordable iRobot robovacs, and it’s exclusive to Edge readers. From now until Sunday, April 10, you can get the Roomba i3 Plus for $459 when you use code YARD40. This promotional code reduces the already reduced price of $499 by an additional $40. It’s not the lowest price we’ve seen for this robot vacuum yet, but it’s the best price since early 2022 – and since iRobot added more features like smart mapping via an update firmware, making it an even better value. Also, if you are in the United States, purchasing from Wellbots may not require you to pay sales tax depending on the state you live in.
The Roomba i3 Plus is a great robot vacuum that automatically empties its dustbin into the included cleaning station, holds over a month’s worth of dirt, and has the aforementioned mapping features that make it a more efficient cleaning companion. It also has programmable no-go zones to make sure it focuses on the parts of your home that you want. Plus, its rollers are designed to tackle long hair and pet hair without tangling or excessive clogging. It’s really hard to beat the capabilities of this robot vacuum without spending, well, hundreds more.
Microsoft is selling some configurations of its convertible Surface Laptop Studio for up to $300 off — stand and all. The base model comes with an 11th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, 16GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD, and Intel Iris Xe integrated graphics for $1,422.99 ($177 off). It’s not enough as low of a price as we saw late last year on this entry-level model.
The biggest savings are reserved for the upgradable model which packs the same specs but doubles the storage to a 512GB SSD. This one will set you back $1,549.99 ($250 off). If you fancy a discrete GPU, you can spec the Surface Laptop Studio with a Core i7 CPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and a midrange Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti for $1,863.99 ($236 $ off).
Even discounted, these prices may not be for the faint-hearted. Microsoft’s Surface line rarely offers the best value next to other laptops of similar configuration. But they usually make up for that with great build quality. The Surface Laptop Studio, in particular, is unlike anything else on the market. Its two-hinged design to support the touch screen like a graphics tablet is perfect for using a stylus. If you’re a creator who can overcome this laptop’s short battery life and limited port selection, it offers a one-of-a-kind experience. Read our review.
If the other important component of your desktop setup, your mouse, needs an update, Dell has a great deal on the Logitech MX Master 3 Advanced. With an electromagnetic scroll wheel that quickly scrolls through long documents and websites, and a rechargeable battery that’s said to last up to 70 days before it needs recharging through its USB-C port, this popular Bluetooth mouse is ideal for working. . Its laser works on just about any surface and can range from 200 to 4,000 DPI to adjust your mouse sensitivity exactly to your liking.
Dell has it for the usual price of $99.99, but you’ll get a $40 digital gift card with it, easily paying for something else in the future since Dell’s site offers webcams, headsets, and even game accessories. Read our practical impressions.
TCL’s 55-inch 4K Series 6 TV has been a regular guest on our Verge Deals coverage this week. First, Best Buy impressed us with a price drop that brought it down to $659.99 (usually $949.99), but the retailer recently dropped the price even further. You can now get the 6-Series equipped with 55-inch Mini LEDs for $619.99 ($330 off). Rest assured that if you have already subscribed to the previous offer, you can get the new price honored. Best Buy also has the 65-inch version for $999.99 ($300 off), which is also a bargain if you want to go further.
Highlights of this model include its Mini LED backlight, which provides more brightness and more precise illumination than standard LED backlit panels. Not to mention, it uses a layer of quantum dots for brighter contrast, so pairing the two technologies packs a punch for movies, games and more. For gamers, this TV has two HDMI 2.1 ports, supporting 4K gameplay up to 120Hz depending on the game. Read our review.