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Time to splash the cash
Time to splash the cash

Unmissable gadget deals for the weekend splurge

Another weekend, another chance to splurge on some really cool gadgets. Still wonder which ones, though?

Online deals and discounts are now a regular fixture. Any and all of the major online stores, be it Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal, always have some deals to offer. If you are planning to buy a new smartphone, laptop or a speaker but have been putting it off in the absence of a really good deal, it may be time to splash the cash.

Xiaomi Mi5

Price: 22,999 (earlier 24,999)

Available on Amazon.in

The Mi5 offers the configuration which matches some of the premium flagship smartphones selling at over 40,000. The glass back design and the metallic frame gives the Mi5 the aura of a premium smartphone. Driving the smartphone is a powerful 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor paired with 3GB RAM. The phone runs the latest Android with a heavily customised MIUI (Mi User Interface) but runs like breeze and can handle games smoothly as well.

Read review here.

Google Nexus 6P

Price: 36,999 (earlier 39,999)

Available on Flipkart.com

Google’s big screen Nexus smartphone, the Nexus 6P is one of the best mid-range smartphones one can buy right now. Not only does the Nexus 6P run on a powerful top-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 quad-core processor to deliver a lag-free performance, but it also runs the latest Marshmallow version of Android. More importantly, it will receive all Google updates and patches before any of its rivals for the next one year. The 5.7-inch display which offers a resolution of 2560x1440p is a treat for movie buffs and gamers.

Read review here.

Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay S3

Price: 17,834 (earlier 24,999)

Available on Amazon.in

Designed like a dodecahedron, BeoPlay S3 is a unique looking wireless speaker. It doesn’t come with a built-in battery, which means you can’t play it anywhere. However, the sound quality it delivers is one of the best in wired speakers at this price point. The speaker delivers solid quality bass without actually affecting mid-range frequency. This compact speaker packs in two class-D amplifiers and a 4-inch woofer for lower frequency. Though it needs to be placed close to the power source, users can control it from anywhere as it supports Bluetooth connectivity.

Read Review here.

Microsoft Xbox One 500GB

Price: 29,990 (earlier 34,990)

Available on Flipkart.com

If the idea of buying a gaming console has crossed your mind, now is the right time to do it. Microsoft’s flagship gaming console Xbox One is available at an attractive price with a free copy of Gears of War game bundled with it. This pack includes one Xbox One wireless controller as well. Xbox One also serves as a comprehensive media and entertainment device for watching movies and streaming online video shows from Netflix and YouTube. Users can also make a Skype call or chat with friends and other users on Xbox Live. The console comes with 500GB of internal storage which is ample for installing games and downloading movies.

Lenovo Ideapad 100S laptop

Price: 13,999 (earlier 14,999)

Available on Snapdeal.com

The Ideapad 100S is a dependable small-screen (11.6-inch) laptop for casual users with basic requirements such as typing and web browsing. The laptop runs on Intel’s Atom Z3735F quad-core processor which also powers several entry-level laptops. Paired with 2GB RAM, the processor was able to handle most tasks, including multi-tasking, smoothly. The key highlight is the 11 hours of battery backup it offers and its ultra-light form factor (1kg). The Ideapad 100S runs Windows 10.

Read Review here

Asus A555LF XX191T laptop

Price: R 39,999 (earlier 48,999)

Available on Amazon.in

This is one of the best big-screen notebooks you can buy for office work as well as some amount of casual gaming. Powered by Intel’s 4th Gen Core i5 processor with 8GB RAM and Nvidia GeForce 930M (2GB) graphics card, the laptop can handle heavy tasks and even some of the games with ease. It offers 1TB HDD which is sufficient for storing lots of HD movies and games. The 15.6-inch display has a screen resolution of 1,366x768. Though it isn’t much on paper, we like the display as it handles colours and reflections well. The laptop lasts 5 to 6 hours on a single charge, which is impressive.

Read Review here.

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