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November 7, 2013

The big clear-out: Best Buy will sell the old Kindle Fire HD for $99 on Black Friday

The retailer has previously leaked details of its Black Friday deals by showing its multi-page ad online, but it appears that it has different ideas for 2013.

A local Best Buy employee showed off some of this year’s deals, including the $99 Kindle Fire HD 7-inch tablet, to the Little Rock, Arkansas TV station.

The report mentioned that the slate usually retails for $199.99, which presumably means that the offer is for the 16GB edition (the 8GB model comes in at $139 ordinarily).

The Kindle Fire HD was essentially replaced by a newer and cheaper version (it now starts from $139) when Amazon announced the new 7-inch and 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX tablets in [...]

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November 1, 2013

Apple, Best Buy Staples join Walmart in offering iPad Air for $479

Walmart last week confirmed that it would sell the iPad Air for $479 on November 1 – representing a discount of just $20 on the list price – and on the day of the launch Apple, Best Buy Staples followed suit by offering the fifth-generation 16GB tablet at the same price.

That said, Apple and Best Buy are still charging the suggested $499 retail price for the entry iPad mini on their respective online stores, meaning you’ll have to head a physical store for the $20 discount. RadioShack is to start listing the iPad Air tomorrow albeit at the recommended $499 price tag.

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October 24, 2013

Microsoft slices another $100 off the original Surface Pro tablet

The discount, which only seems to apply to buyers living in the U.S. or Canada, sees the first-generation model fall to $699 and is due to expire on December 31. The Surface Pro price was previously cut by $100 in August.

Microsoft is almost certainly doing this to sell off remaining inventory and could well stop selling the first-generation device altogether from 2014, as it is no longer listed on the firm's main Surface website.

The company announced the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 in New York last month and the former is now available starting at $899.

(Worth reading: The 8 best accessories for Microsoft's new Surface 2 tablets & Best Buy will pay [...]

 
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October 11, 2013

Best Buy will pay out up to $350 if you trade in your old Surface tablet

Following on from a similar deal for Apple iPads, the retailer says that Surface owners will get a Best Buy gift card worth at least $200 when they trade in a working Surface tablet in-store.

To be eligible for the offer, the Surface tablet must be able to power up, be free of any water or liquid damage, and have a screen that isn’t cracked. The promotion is due to run until October 21, one day before Microsoft launches the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2.

 
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August 20, 2013

Wacom unveils new iPad stylus; retools Bamboo Paper app

The new stylus will work on Apple iPads and other tablets and promises 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity and several useful shortcut buttons for things like undo and redo.

The brushed aluminium stylus comes in black or blue and there are also options to buy the product with a case, extra nibs or a replacement battery (the stylus comes with an AAAA battery).

Wacom says that the stylus supports various drawing apps including Autodesk SketchBook Pro, ArtRage, ProCreate, Psykopaint and the firm’s own popular Bamboo Paper app, which has just been updated to support the new stylus.

The free app, now on version 2.0, has been tweaked [...]

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July 26, 2013

Can’t wait to buy the new Nexus 7 tablet? You should head to Best Buy

An unidentified source told Engadget that the new tablet is to hit Best Buy stores today on July 26, some four days ahead of the device’s official launch date, and that news has subsequently been confirmed by Best Buy itself.

“We can confirm that the Nexus is available at all Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores and BestBuy.com now,” the retailer told the blog.

TabTimes recently compared the Nexus 7 favorably to Apple’s iPad mini.

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July 23, 2013

Best Buy restarts iPad trade-in program

Following on from a similar program it introduced only earlier this month, Best Buy has re-introduced the scheme which will allow iPad 2 and 3 owners to trade their models in for the fourth-generation tablet. This is, however, dependent on the traded-in models having no water damage or cracked displays.

The deal is now live on Best Buy’s website and will run through to August 3.

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July 12, 2013

2-day iPad trade-in deal: $200 Best Buy gift card

The promotion runs for next two days, Friday and Saturday.

Best Buy said that, depending on the model and condition, some iPads may fetch even more than the base $200, though the company did not specify how much higher it would go.

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April 4, 2013

Retailers lop up to 30% off the price of the iPad and iPad mini

Best Buy has approximately 30% off the third-generation iPad, a discount which leaves the 16GB third-generation iPad at $314.99 and the 32GB model at $384.99. Both devices would typically sell for $449.99 and $699.99.

The retailer is also offering discounts on iPads with cellular connectivity, while Walmart and MacMall both have smaller discounts on the iPad mini, which usually starts at $329.

The move would seem to indicate that Apple is not only moving to a six-month product release schedule, but that the second-generation iPad mini and fifth-generation iPad may come to market in the near future.

Indeed, Digitimes last week reported that Apple [...]

 
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February 4, 2013

Microsoft’s Surface Pro can now be found in some retail stores

A number of technology blogs are reporting that the Intel-powered tablet can now be found at various retail stores, with Engadget suggesting that the device is already on show at select Staples and Best Buy stores across the U.S. and Canada.

CNET claims to have seen the tablet in action at Microsoft’s retail store in Century City, Los Angeles, and says that the tablet is now listed on Best Buy's website.

The Surface Pro will be available with 64GB ($899) or 128GB ($999) of memory and comes with 4GB of RAM and Intel’s Ivy Bridge processor. The tablet, however, comes without the optional Type Cover ($129) or pressure-sensitive Touch Cover ($109) [...]

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