Best Tech Deals 2018

Sales events at this time of year send buyers into a shopping frenzy, and with so many deals around it can be hard to decide which are actually worthwhile. But if you know where to look you can find great sales all year round that'll offer some real tech bargains.

Here, you'll find hand-picked bargains chosen by the experts on the Tech Advisor team who have scoured the web to uncover the best deals on all kinds of electrical goods including TV deals, PS4 deals, Xbox deals, laptop deals, mobile phone deals and lots more. You'll be able to splurge with confidence that these really are great offers. Grab these deals quickly, though - they'll sell out fast!


Laptop Deals

Microsoft 13.5in Surface Book 2 with 8GB RAM and 256GB Storage

From: AO.com

Was: £1810

Now: £1750 (£60 off)

Get £60 off the Surface Book 2 when you apply the code COM60 at checkout. Ends July 4th.

Kaspersky Security Cloud

From: Kaspersky US

Was: £149.99

Now: £89.99 (40% off)

Protect your devices from the cloud with Security Cloud from Kaspersky. This lessens the load on your phones, tablets and computers and protects your information in public networks, among other benefits.

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Amazon Deals

Amazon Certified Refurbished Echo Dot

From: Amazon

Was: £44.99

Now: £29.99 (£15 off)

You can save £15 on this Amazon Echo Dot – as a certified refurbished device, you can rest assured that it will work good as new.

Fitbit Charge 2 Special Edition

From: Amazon

Was: £155.99

Now: £119.99 (£36 off)

Grab this special edition version of the Charge 2 with £36 off at Amazon.

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Phone Deals

Apple iPhone 7 - Certified Refurbished

From: EE

Now: £0 upfront, £33 per month

Get this certified refurbished iPhone 7 with a data boost, which means you can enjoy 30GB of data for the price of 10GB.

Huawei P20 Pro with 30GB data

From: EE

Now: £54.99 upfront, £33 per month

This deal also includes a data boost, which means you get 30GB of data at the price of 10GB.

Huawei P20 with 30GB Data

From: EE

Was: £60 per month

Now: £0 upfront, £30.50 per month (includes £60 cashback)

Get the Huawei P20 for £0 upfront and with a data boost that gets you 30GB instead of 10GB a month for £30.50 (monthly).

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Tablet Deals

Samsung Galaxy Tab A with Folio Case and McAfee LiveSafe Premium (2018)

From: Currys PC World

Was: £229.99

Now: £179.99 (£169.98 off)

Save nearly £170 on this Samsung Galaxy Tab A bundle which includes a folio case and McAfee malware protection.

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TV Deals

Philips 65in Smart 4K Ultra HD Certified TV

From: AO.com

Was: £1799

Now: £999 (£800 off)

You can claim £75 cashback on this TV if England qualifies to the group stages at the FIFA  World Cup this year.

Philips 55in Smart 4K Ultra HD TV

From: AO.com

Was: £1099

Now: £649 (£450 off)

You can also claim £50 cashback if England qualifies through to the group stages at the FIFA World Cup this year. Cashback offer ends June 18th.

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Games Deals

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PC Deals

Kaspersky Security Cloud

From: Kaspersky US

Was: £149.99

Now: £89.99 (40% off)

Protect your devices from the cloud with Security Cloud from Kaspersky. This lessens the load on your phones, tablets and computers and protects your information in public networks, among other benefits.

View More PC Deals »

Gadgets Deals

Huawei P20 with 30GB Data

From: EE

Was: £60 per month

Now: £0 upfront, £30.50 per month (includes £60 cashback)

Get the Huawei P20 for £0 upfront and with a data boost that gets you 30GB instead of 10GB a month for £30.50 (monthly).

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Wearables Deals

Fitbit Charge 2 Special Edition

From: Amazon

Was: £155.99

Now: £119.99 (£36 off)

Grab this special edition version of the Charge 2 with £36 off at Amazon.

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Audio Deals

Amazon Certified Refurbished Echo Dot

From: Amazon

Was: £44.99

Now: £29.99 (£15 off)

You can save £15 on this Amazon Echo Dot – as a certified refurbished device, you can rest assured that it will work good as new.

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Sponsored

Microsoft 13.5in Surface Book 2 with 8GB RAM and 256GB Storage

From: AO.com

Was: £1810

Now: £1750 (£60 off)

Get £60 off the Surface Book 2 when you apply the code COM60 at checkout. Ends July 4th.

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Argos Deals

PS4 Slim 500GB with FREE God of War and Playlink Game

From: Argos

Was: £313.97

Now: £249.99 (up to £63 off)

Get God of War for free, along with one of four Playlink games (worth up to £15.99) with this PS4 Slim bundle from Argos. Ends July 28th!

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Currys PC World Deals

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Best Tech Deals 2018

It's that time of year that sends the world into a buying frenzy, with huge sales events meaning almost everything you could ever want is available at a discount right now. We've got all of the best tech deals right here. You'll find offers on all sorts of tech, including laptop discounts, cheap phones, and sales on lots of other gadgets.

Here at Tech Advisor, we are continuously scouring the web for the very best tech deals on all things electrical. Whether you're looking for a new TV, a new laptop or a new phone, we've got a deal that'll suit you.

You'll see some brilliantly good deals on all things electrical as retailers gear up for the year ahead. Keep an eye out for a bargain price on that tablet you've always wanted or camera you've had your eye on.

Where are the best places to get cheap tech deals?

Amazon has Lightning Deals running all year round. Plus, if you're an Amazon Prime Member, you can get access to those deals 30 minutes early before all of the good stuff gets snapped up. You can sign up for a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime here.

eBay is another great place to look for deals. There are outlets from big-name stores such as Argos on eBay, and there you'll find heavily discounted tech from trusted sources.

There are hundreds of other stores offering deals all the time though, which is where we come in. Our team of experts curate the best tech deals from every category right here, so you don't have to do the hard work!

What makes a good deal?

While there are lots of amazing tech deals to be had, it's worth pointing out that not everything will be the good deal that it sounds. Here are some tips for buying tech (and other stuff) that is discounted or part of a sale.

Check the market value

Always check the market value for a product. Just because a laptop or a tablet has a 'save 50%' label slapped on it, that doesn't mean you'll be getting it significantly cheaper than you would yesterday or next week. Sale prices are usually calculated from the RRP, and few products maintain their RRP for their lifetime on sale. It's not unheard of for some retailers to raise their prices immediately before a sale.

See if the product is the latest version

This is particularly true of older products, and many of the 'deals' you'll see are previous-gen- or poor-quality products the retailer wants to get rid of. That doesn't mean they are not a good buy, but it's worth checking the specification against more recent devices.

Big brands aren't always the best

You don't have to buy a product simply because it's from a well-known manufacturer such as, say, Samsung. Samsung makes many excellent high-end products; it also makes a lot of cheap devices that are cheap all year around. Don't forget to read up on the product you're buying: read reviews from both tech sites such as this and real-life end users.

Don't jump the gun

To grab a bargain you need to be quick, but in your rush to snap up a deal don't forget to read the small print. Carefully check the item description and delivery requirements before you add a product to your basket.

Stop, look and listen

Do you really need that item? It's easy to be tempted by bargains, but you're not saving any money at all if you're buying something you probably won't use. We'd suggest writing a list of what you hope to find, then looking for deals on only those products on the day. If you don't visit the sale pages you can't be tempted.

Be sensible online

Don't buy anything that you can't afford, and be careful how you pay. Purchasing on credit cards is convenient and offers extra protection than does buying with a debit card, but if you're not going to immediately pay back that money then you may end up out of pocket in the long run. PayPal is another option for making secure payments.

Consider extra savings

Always look for voucher codes before buying a product online. If one is available you may get an even better deal.

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