Samsung Chromebooks, Razer gaming accessories, and more on sale

We are getting tons of amazing deals thanks to Black Friday, and we have selected a couple that may interest you. First off, we find Samsung’s 13.3-inch Galaxy Chromebook with a $200 discount over at Best Buy. That leaves this Intel core 95 powered laptop with a 4K UHD touch-screen, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD for $799.
However, you may want to go for HP’s offerings, as the 2-in-1 14-inch Touch-Screen Chromebook with an Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB RAM, and 64GB storage is getting a $250 discount, leaving it at $379. The 14-inch Chromebook is powered by an Intel Celeron processor, with 4GB RAM and 32GB storage, which can be yours for $149 with $140 savings.


Sony WH-1000XM4 noise cancelling headphones

There’s a vast selection of headphones for you to choose from in one of our previous posts, but you may also want to take a look at some of Sony’s offerings. For example, the Sony WH-1000XM4 are getting a $71.99 discount, leaving them at $278. Another interesting option would include Sony’s WHCH710N, which can be yours for just $88 after a $111.99 discount.
If you’re not a fan of over-ear headphones, there are also some in-ear options. The Sony WF-1000XM3 are getting a $61.99 discount, leaving these earbuds for just $168, and the Sony WF-SP800N can also be yours for $148 with $51.99 savings.

We also have a massive selection of gaming accessories from Razer. First off, we will start by mentioning the keyboards that are currently on sale, such as the Razer Huntsman Elite gaming keyboard, which can be yours for $150 after a $50 discount. Next up, we have the Razer BlackWidow Elite Mechanical keyboard for $85 with $85 savings. The Razer Huntsman Tournament Edition is selling for $100 with a $30 discount, the Razer Ornata V2 can be yours for $70, and the Razer Huntsman gaming keyboard in Quartz Pink is up for grabs at $120 with the same $30 discount.


If you’re looking for a new gaming mouse, we also have some picks for you, as the Razer Basilisk v2 wired gaming mouse is getting a $15 discount, leaving it at $65. The Razer DeathAdder [email protected] is also on sale, and it’s selling for just $50 after a $20 discount. And the Razer Naga Trinity can also be yours for $70 with a $30 discount. Of course, any of these gaming mice would look better when paired with a Razer Goliathus Extended Chroma Gaming Mousepad, which can be yours for $50 with a $10 discount.

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These are the best headphone deals Black Friday has to offer

The Black Friday deals season is in full swing right now, and if you’re looking to score some deals on audio equipment, it can be a tedious task to find the best ones on Amazon, Best Buy or any other retailer of your choice. To save you the hassle, we’ve rounded up some of the best deals across a wide range of audio products, ranging from premium headphones affordable true wireless earbuds at different price points. Let’s get straight into it:

Best Black Friday deals on premium over-ear headphones

Sony WH-1000XM4 noise cancelling headphones

The Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones build on the success of a widely acclaimed predecessor and further refine the formula by adding support for seamless multi-device pairing. Usually priced at $349.99, you can currently snag them at a sweet discounted price of $278, which is not too shabby for a device that launched barely a month ago.

However, if that asking price is too much, you can get the older Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones and enjoy their terrific noise cancellation output. Originally launched for over $300, you can buy one from Amazon at $224.99 right now.

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

However, if you’re a Bose fan and like the sonic signature of its audio products, the Bose QuietComfort 35 II are one of the best noise cancelling headphones you’ll find out there. They usually go for $299, but right now, you purchase them for $199. Another option from the house of Bose are the noise-cancelling Headphones 700, which are currently up for grabs at $299, down from their usual asking price of $379.

Black Friday deals on affordable noise cancelling earphones

Jabra Elite 85h Noise-Canceling Headphones (L) and Sennheiser HD 458BT Noise Cancelling Headphones (R)

If noise cancellation is your top priority, but you don’t want to spend a fortune on ANC headphones, there are few awesome deals for you as well. The Jabra Elite 85h Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones are a great pair of water-resistant headphones that are currently available at $149.99, down from their usual price tag of $249,99 on Amazon.

An even more affordable alternative are the Sennheiser – HD 458BT Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones. They offer a 30 hour battery life, support a wide range of audio codec, and are available at an irresistible price of just $99 right now, a straight 50% discount on their normal price.

Best Black Friday deals on Premium TWS Earbuds

Jabra Elite 75t, Sony WF-1000XM3 and Apple AirPods Pro

One of the best Black Friday deals you can find on premium true wireless earbuds begins with a surprising name – Apple. Armed with active noise cancellation, the AirPods Pro are currently up for grabs at just $199.99, down from the normal asking price of $250 on Best Buy.

If you’re looking at an alternative, the Sony WF-1000XM3 have received widespread acclaim for their design, audio quality and ANC output. Right now, they are available at $168, way below their regular pricing of $229.99. Another solid alternative are the Jabra Elite 75t noise cancelling earbuds. These solid pair of long-lasting earbuds can be yours for $139.99, down from their street price of $179.99.

Best Black Friday Deal on Mid-Range TWS Earbuds

Powerbeats Pro, Samsung Galaxy Buds+, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, and, Jaybird Vista True earbuds

You don’t always have to spend a ton of cash on a pair of decent wireless earbuds. Right now, the best deal you can get on TWS earbuds are the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live. These bean-shaped earbuds offer ANC and are currently available for just $119.99 with a trade-in offer on Samsung’s website, juch lower than their usual $170 asking price. In case you’re fine without ANC, the Samsung Galaxy Buds+ are a terrific value at $89.99, down from their regular market value of $149.99 via a trade-in discount.

If you happen to be a fitness enthusiast, the Jaybird Vista are a great pair of waterproof earbuds with military-grade durability that are currently on sale for just $99.99, far below their street price of $179.99. And if your priority is a thumping audio and high comfort, the Beats Powerbeats Pro are a good bargain at $159.99, which is quite a discount on their regular price of $249.99 on best Buy.

Best Black Friday Deals on Affordable TWS earbuds

Sony WF-XB700, Jabra Elite 65t, Skullcandy Sesh Evo and JBL Tune 225 TWS earbuds

If you are on the lookout of an affordable pair of TWS earbuds, the Sony WF-XB700 EXTRA BASS with its thumping bass output and comfortable in-ear design are the best option right. Usually going for $130, their discounted price of $68 makes them a great purchase. Another affordable pair of TWS earbuds that offer great sound quality are the Jabra Elite 65t, which are currently going for just $69.99 at the moment, way below their street value of $120.

Another great TWS earbuds option, but one with a lot of AI smarts, are Amazon’s own Echo Buds with always-on Alexa. They also rely on Bose’s Active Noise Reduction technology to filter out unnecessary audio signals. Right now, they can be purchased at $79.99, down from their normal price of $130.

The Skullcandy Sesh Evo come in a variety of vibrant colors, offer a balanced sound output and are currently up for grabs at a dirt-cheap price of just $24.99, much lower than their regular asking price of $59.99 on Best Buy.

You can also check out the Skullcandy Indy true wireless earbuds , which are currently going for $34.99, which is a sweet price from their value of $84.99 on Best Buy. Going a tad higher up the hierarchy, the JBL Tune 225TWS offer a stem design and a promise of better audio quality for $49.99, which is a straight 50% discount on their normal $49.99 price tag.

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These are the best Samsung deals for Black Friday

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Well, we have already taken a look at some of the best Samsung deals available in yesterday’s deals post, but this time we will be focusing on the best Samsung has to offer. Once again, we will start with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold. You can get this device for just $1,000 unlocked, or you can choose your phone locked to any major carrier in the US. You can also choose between the Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze color options, and you can even customize your hinge. However, you will have to trade in an eligible device to get this price, as Samsung’s new foldable is still priced at $2,000.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and S20 series are also getting huge discounts when you decide to trade an eligible device. We find the Samsung Galaxy Note 50 starting at $250, while the Ultra is available from $550. Lime we mentioned before, you can get the unlocked version or get your device locked to your favorite network. Remember that both devices come with 128GB storage, while only the Note 20 Ultra gives you the option to go up to 512GB.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 series starts at $140 with the Galaxy S20 FE. Next, the Galaxy S20 can be yours for just $390, the Galaxy S20+ starts at $540, and the Galaxy S20 Ultra can be yours for just $740. Storage options include 128GB, 256GB and 512GB.

However, you can also get a new 5G phone if you go for the Samsung Galaxy A71 5G and the A51 5G. the A71 5G is currently selling for $265, while the A51 5G can be yours for $165. Just remember that these prices drop when you trade in your current device.

Moving on from phones, we find several accessories that are worth considering. First, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 can be yours starting at $140 or go for the Titanium version for $300, down from their $400 and $600 price tags. You will also have to choose between the 41mm and the 45mm version, and remember to choose between a Leather, a Quick Change and Sport & Hybrid band for your watch, with five different color options to choose from, while the case of the watch is available in Mystic Bronze and Mystic Silver. Now, you can get these prices when you trade in a watch, a phone, or a tablet, and the same applies to the following.

Now, you can also get a new Samsung Galaxy Active 2 for just $30 with $220 savings in its Bluetooth-only version, and you have three color options to choose from. The LTE version of the Galaxy Active Watch 2 is also on sale, with the same $220 discount with an eligible trade-in, which leaves it at $160. The Original Galaxy Watch can be yours for $125 in its Bluetooth-only version or get LTE connectivity for $175.

Galaxy Buds Live

The Samsung Galaxy Buds Live are including $30 instant savings, but you can make the price drop all the way down to $120 with an eligible trade-in. They come in four color options, with an ergonomic design that will allow you to wear them throughout the day. The less expensive Galaxy Buds are getting $40 instant savings, but a trade-in will leave them at just $90, and they come in five color options for you to choose from. You can also get a Wireless Charger Pad Trio for your Samsung devices, as you can get it now for $70 with $20 savings.

Deals don’t stop there, as we also find deals on the Galaxy Book Flex, Book Ion, and Book S. The Galaxy Book Flex is currently available for $750, the Book Ion is selling for just $600, and the Book S can be yours for $350. However, prices will change depending on the display size you choose, as well as how much storage you need.
You can choose to get a new Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+, or the Galaxy Tab S7, or other tablets since they’re also getting some interesting discounts. The Galaxy Tab S7+ starts at $350, with $500 savings with eligible trade-in and Samsung financing. The Galaxy Tab S7 starts at $150 with 128GB storage, and there are more options, which include the Galaxy Tab S6 and the Galaxy Tab A7 that you should also consider, in case you want to spend less on a new tablet.

Finally, there are also discounts applied to Samsung’s Smart TVs, like the 65-inch Class Q900TS 8K UHD HDR Smart TV, which is currently getting a $1,500 discount, leaving it at $4,000. The Frame UHD QLED Smart TV is currently available for $1,016.04 after a $232.99 discount in its 50-inch version. The 55-inch Class QLED Q60T Series 4K Smart TV can be yours for $598 with $152 savings, the 50-inch Class QLED Q80T Series is selling for $848 with a $252 discount, and finally, the 75-inch Class QLED Q70T Series is getting a $702 discount, leaving it at $1,498.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2, Apple’s latest iPad Pro and more on sale today

You can already start taking advantage of tons of early Black Friday deals. We will start today’s deals with a vast selection of discounts over at Samsung.com, including the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G. you can currently get yours for just $1,000 when you trade in an eligible device. The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 5G can be yours for just $250, or get the Ultra variant for $550, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G at just $140, The Galaxy S20 for $390, Galaxy S20+ for $540, and the S20 Ultra for $740 with trade-in.

iPad Pro mini-LED

Moving onto your favorite Apple discounts, Apple’s 12.9-inch and 11-inch iPad Pro models are also on sale. The 12.9-inch version is getting a $150 discount in its Wi-Fi + Cellular version with 1TB storage, which leaves it at $1,499 or get the Wi-Fi only version with 128GB storage for $900 with $99 savings. The smaller 11-inch version with Wi-Fi and Cellular connectivity and 512GB storage is selling for $1,150 with a $99 discount, and the Wi-Fi only version with half the storage space can be yours for $800 with the same $99 discount.
Now, if you’re looking for the previous iPad Pro model, there’s a huge sale at B&H Photo Video, with some iPad Pro models starting at $799 with $350 savings, so take a look and see if there’s anything that fits your needs.

You can also get interesting deals on OnePlus products right now, as the OnePlus 8 Pro with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage can be yours for $799 with $100 savings, and you also get a pair of OnePlus Buds for free. The OnePlus 8 is selling for $599, down from its regular $799 price tag with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage.
The OnePlus 7T T-Mobile edition is up for grabs for $349 with 128GB storage and 8GB with $150 savings, and you also get a pair of OnePlus Bullets Wireless for free. You can also go for the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage for $699 with a $200 discount, and you get a pair of OnePlus Bud included for free upon purchase.

Google products are also on sale, as you can currently get a Google Pixel 5 with 128GB storage for $649 with $50 savings. The Google Home Max is selling for $149 with $150 savings, and the Nest Hub 7 can be yours for $50 after a $40 discount. The second-gen Google Nest Wi-Fi Router is getting a $30 discount, which leaves it at $139.

Finally, the Apple Watch Series 6 40mm version with cellular and GPS with a gold stainless steel case and gold Milanese loop is getting a $120 discount, leaving it at $629. If you want the GPS only version, you can get the PRODUCT RED version for $330 with $69 savings. The Apple Watch SE 44mm GPS-only variant is selling for $289 with a $20 discount, while last year’s Apple Watch Nike Series 5 is currently available for $249 with $250 savings.

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iPad Pro to get OLED displays after adopting mini-LED in early 2021: Report

We have been hearing rumors about Apple devices with mini-LED displays for quite some time now. It was recently reported that a new iPad Pro with a mini-LED display is in the works and it will be launched in the first quarter of 2021. A new report from the Korean website The Elec reiterates the rumor, but it has a twist. It says that at least one iPad Pro model will come equipped with a mini-LED display in the first half of 2021. However, Apple could move to the OLED panels soon after.

According to the report, after the release of the first iPad Pro model with Mini-LED backlighting in the first half of 2021, the Cupertino company is planning to release new iPad Pro models featuring OLED displays in the second half of the year. Moreover, it says that Samsung and LG are already in the process of developing the OLED displays for the iPad Pro. Till now, rumors have suggested that mini-LED backlighting may be limited to the high-end 12.9-inch iPad Pro launching around March. Hence, there is a possibility that rest of the iPad lineup continue to use traditional LCDs until they are upgraded with OLED displays later in the year. That said, the launch roadmap isn’t clear at this point.

For the unaware, mini-LED and OLED displays offer many similar benefits over the LCD displays. They provide higher brightness, improved contrast ratio, and increased power efficiency over the traditional LCD counterparts. The latest iPhones and Apple Watch already make use of OLED technology.

Previously, we reported that Apple has been preparing its supply chain for the future mini-LED devices since July. Moreover, the company is also said to be working to include mini-LED displays in future MacBook models

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 could have an under-display selfie camera

It seems that we may finally get an under-display camera in one of Samsung’s flagship. The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 may be the company’s first device to get rid of the punch-hole displays, without the need for notches or pop-up selfie cameras to give us more screen real state. However, rumors don’t stop there, as we may be getting a third device in the Z Fold line this year.

We have been getting tons of rumors concerning the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3. It is believed that this new device will finally be able to support stylus input, thanks to some changes in its S Pen’s base technology. However, the latest rumor suggests that Samsung is ready to include an under-display camera in its new foldable.

Reports claim that Samsung Display is already making the panel that’s needed for the under-display camera, and Samsung’s System LSI division would produce this camera sensor. Now, things don’t stop there, as Samsung also has to figure out how to improve the quality of the images and videos captured by this camera with the development of an image correction algorithm.

 

We could say that we have already received confirmation of some of the upcoming goodies in the Samsung Galaxy Z fold 3, as Ice Universe has already posted that the Z Fold 3 will bring a lot of innovative technologies.

And since we’re mentioning Ice Universe, he has also claimed that we will get three different devices in the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold line this year. A less expensive Samsung Galaxy Z Fold Lite, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 with S Pen support and a new under-display camera, and a new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold S, which could include a sliding display.

Now, rumors claim that the Samsung Galaxy Note series will disappear, and this may be because the Samsung Galaxy S21 may include stylus support. However, Ice Universe believes that if the Galaxy Note series is to be replaced, the best option would be to replace it with the new Galaxy Z Fold S.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra leaked renders show shows some seriously slim bezels

Earlier this month, alleged renders of Samsung’s next flagship – tentatively called the Galaxy S21 Ultra – surfaced online followed by a 360-degree video, giving us a glimpse of its massively redesigned rear panel and a different camera lens arrangement. Other rumors floating around in the leak arena suggest that while the rear panel has been redesigned, the look from the front remains the same as its predecessor. However, a fresh leak now suggests that Samsung will make at least one small but fairly noticeable change to the front facade too, and it has something to do with the chin (or the bottom bezel) of the device.

Famed tipster IceUniverse has tweeted images of what is claimed to be CAD-based renders of the Galaxy S21 Ultra. From the leaked images, it appears that the chin (or bottom bezel) will be as small as the side bezels, which essentially means a more pleasing uniform look similar to the iPhone 12 range. But unlike the Apple offerings which have a huge notch at the top, Samsung will reportedly opt for a way less intrusive hole-punch in accordance with the Infinity-O design language.

So essentially, you’re looking at a familiar Galaxy S20 series design, but with way slimmer and uniformly thin bezels on all sides for the Galaxy S21 Ultra. The leakster goes on to claim that the Galaxy S21 will rock ‘the narrowest chin in mobile phone history’, which might be a big deal for potential buyers who are a fan of uniform aesthetics and value these subtle design changes. However, it is unclear if the same design language will appear on the rest of the Galaxy S21 series members.

Talking about the Galaxy S21 series, the leakster has also shared images depicting the metal-molded cast models of the Galaxy S21 series, which is likely going to have three core members (likely the vanilla Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy S21 Ultra) that will debut early next year. However, a Galaxy S21 Fan Edition will make its way to the market later in 2021, something Samsung promised back when the Galaxy S20 FE made its debut a few months ago.

Lastly, in another tweet, the tipster also hinted that the Galaxy S21 series might use a record-setting high refresh rate display. We already have smartphones such as Xiaomi’s Mi 10 Ultra that rock a 144Hz display, so it would be interesting to see Samsung top that and pull off something genuinely outrageous when it comes to winning the specs war. However, leaked rumors suggest that the Galaxy S21 Ultra will pack a 2K display with a 120Hz refresh rate.

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Apple’s next mobile chip might rely on 5nm+ process, 4nm silicon likely arrives in 2022

Apple took a lead in the smartphone industry with the A14 Bionic processor this year, which happens to the first smartphone chip based on the 5nm chip. As expected, the A14 Bionic set new performance benchmarks for a smartphone chip. Now, it appears that Apple will likely maintain its lead in the smartphone industry by opting the even more efficient 5nm+ process next year, and might shift to TSMC’s 4nm process in 2022.

The latest speculations come courtesy of a TrendForce report which claims that Apple will tap into TSMC’s advanced 5nm+ foundry for making the A15 Bionic chip that will make its way to next year’s iPhone and iPad line-up. More importantly, the pace of innovation will continue in the following year, as TSMC is expected to further shrink the node size to 4nm, with Apple being among the first parties to lap it up for its A16 Bionic chip. 

Apple M1

As a general rule of thumb, a smaller process means higher efficiency and better performance when it comes to processors. “Looking ahead to 2021, in addition to Apple’s 5nm+ wafer input for the A15 Bionic SoC,” the report said regarding Apple’s switch to the 5nm+ process next year. “based on current data, Apple is highly likely to continue manufacturing its A16 SoCs with the 4nm process technology,” it added. In addition to the company leveraging TSNM’s smaller nodes, trial production for a test batch of AMD’s upcoming 5nm-based Zen 4 CPUs might also begin next year.

However, it also quite likely that Apple will rely on TSMC’s 5nm+ and 4nm process for manufacturing newer in-house silicon for future Macs, after creating the 5nm-based Apple M1 chip that has already made its way to the new Macbook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac Mini. It will interesting to see how much performance gain can Apple deliver chrome its in-house PC chips following the switch to ever smaller and more energy-efficient nodes. 

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Apple’s latest M1 MacBook Air, Mac mini and more devices on sale today

We start today’s deals with the new MacBook Air with Apple’s latest M1 Chip. It is currently available for $1,200 in its 512GB SSD version with 8GB RAM, which translates to $50 savings in one of today’s most powerful laptops available in the market. Now, if you don’t want a laptop, the latest Mac mini is also on sale. You can get yours for $670 after its first $29 price cut, and you will get 256GB SSD and 8GB RAM.

If you’re looking for a new tablet, the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro with 1TB storage and cellular connectivity can be yours for $1,499 after a $150 discount, or get the latest Apple iPad Air with 64GB for $559 in its WiFi-only version, which will save you $40.

We have also been getting quite a nice amount of deals on Smart TVs and monitors, and today won’t be different. We find last year’s Hisense 65-inch 4K Ultra HD Android Smart ULED TV selling for $800 with $200 savings. LG is also offering the 27-inch QHD IPS Display for $227 with $53 savings.

Other deals include the Bose Sport Earbuds for $159 after a $20 discount. These wireless earphones are available in three color options, and they will give you up to 5 hours per charge with the included charging case. The Logitech Craft Advanced wireless keyboard is also available, and it is getting a $31 discount, leaving it at $169. PowerA’s enhanced wired controller for Nintendo Switch with a vintage Mario theme is getting a $12.50 discount, leaving it at $12.50, meaning 50 percent off. Finally, Kingston is offering its 500GB Nvme internal SSD for $35 with $10 savings.

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Apple’s new Mac Mini with M1 chip leaves Intel far behind in benchmarks

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When Apple introduced its in-house M1 chip and the new Mac trio powered by it earlier this month, the company touted a performance boost that sounded almost too good to be true. After all, this was a first-gen PC chip, and optimizing it to extract the maximum performance out of it was expected to be a challenging task. But the reviews are in, and so are the benchmarking results – both of which are overwhelmingly positive. Talking about the new Mac Mini though, the M1-powered machine leaves Intel’s best far behind. 

As you can see in the image below, the single-core Geekbench tally of the new Mac Mini stands at an impressive 1689, which is even higher than Intel’s top-of-the-line 10th gen Core i9 processor fitted inside the 27-inch iMac. For comparison, the Intel chip was a distant second with a multi-core Geekbench 5.0 score of 1251. What this essentially means is Apple has rewritten the rules of price-to-performance ratio by offering a machine that starts at just $699, but performs way better than Intel-powered hardware that costs thrice as much or even higher.

Mac Mini with M1 chip
Geekbench V5.0 tally of Mac Mini with M1 chip

Another impressive feat is that not only the Mac Mini, but the new M1 chip-powered MacBook Air also scored way better with a single-core tally of 1678 compared to the 1251 ceiling touched by the Core i9-powered iMac. It is worth keeping in mind that the new MacBook Air has a fanless design, but still offers a fire-breathing octa-core chip that leaves Intel’s best silicon far behind. Earlier results have also shown that the new MacBook Air is more powerful than Apple’s latest 16-inch MacBook Pro model, while the onboard GPU beats NVIDIA and AMD’s discrete graphics too.

It goes without saying that a higher single-core benchmark score indicates that the chip can sustain demanding workloads with ease. Even an 11th Gen Tiger Lake Core i7 laptop like the Dell XPS 13, when tested by the folks over at Tom’s Hardware, could only achieve a peak single-core tally of 1521. While the numbers are in favor of Apple’s new M1 Mac lineup – which includes the new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and the Mac Mini – their performance will receive even further boost as developers optimize their apps to run natively instead of Apple’s Rosetta 2 translation layer. 

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Samsung could kill off the Galaxy Note series in 2021

Rumors claim that Samsung has been working non-stop to give us stylus support in the Samsung Galaxy S21 and the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold, and it seems that the company is almost ready. However, this could also come at a cost since giving stylus support to other flagships would make the Galaxy Note series pointless. Now, the latest rumors suggest that there will be no Samsung Galaxy Note 21.

A couple of well-known leakers in the industry have turned to Twitter to give us horrible news for any Samsung Galaxy Note fan. According to Max Weinbach, Samsung is going to launch a total of seven flagships next year. He mentions four Samsung Galaxy S21 variants, including the vanilla version, the higher-end Galaxy S21, the Galaxy S21 Ultra, and the budget friendly Galaxy Note 20 FE. He then mentions three new foldable, including the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, the Z Flip3, and the Z Fold FE.

He makes no mention or reference to the new Samsung Galaxy Note device. He does, however, mention that three of these new devices will feature SPen support. Still, that doesn’t necessarily mean that we won’t be getting a new Note series. Still, we also get information from Ice Universe saying that there is no information about the Note 21 series’ development.

Now, this just could be because the Galaxy Note 20 series has recently been launched, and there are one or two rumors claiming that a new budget-friendly Note 20 FE may also be in the works. We also know that Samsung may have its hands busy with its efforts to give us a new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 with stylus support. Whatever the case, we will have to wait a bit longer for any new information that may confirm the end of the Note series.

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Early Black Friday deals are live, with tons of Apple deals

We start today’s deals with a vast selection of Apple devices on sale. Some of the best deals can be found on the previous MacBook Air with an Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD Storage is currently getting a $79 discount, leaving it at just $920. There is also a $250 discount on the new 16-inch MacBook Pro with an Intel Core i7 processor, 512GB storage, and 16GB RAM.

iPads are also on sale, and you can find an extended list of every option available. Maybe one of the best options is the 11-inch WiFi-only version with 128GB storage, which is getting a $50 discount, leaving it at $739. You can get twice the storage for $849 with the same $50 savings.

We also find the Apple Watch Series 6 and Watch SE on sale. The new Apple Watch Series 6 is getting a $49 discount in its 40mm GPS-only version, which leaves it at $350. The larger 44mm version is getting a $20 discount, leaving it at $409. The Apple Watch SE is also getting a $20 discount in its GPS+Cellular 40mm version, which means you can get one for just $309 or pay $30 more for the 44mm version.

Now, since we’re talking about watches, you can also get a Garmin solar-powered Smartwatch while saving some cash. The Garmin Fenix 6X Pro Solar is currently available for $990 after a $160 discount. The Garmin fēnix 6 Pro Solar can be yours for $700 with $150 savings, and there are other less expensive options like the Garmin Instinct Solar Surf and the Garmin Instinct Solar in Graphite Camo for $350 and $345, with $100 and $105 discounts, respectively.

Apple Watch Bluetooth headphones

Other deals include Apple’s AirPods Pro for $200 after a $49 discount. The Samsung Galaxy Buds+ Plus for $110 with $40 savings, the Jabra Elite 75t, which are currently selling for $160 with $20 savings, and the Audio-Technica ATH-SR30BTBK headphones for just $70 after a $29 discount. There are also tons of Early Black Friday deals at Amazon. We invite you to take a look and see if there’s anything you fancy.

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New iPhone 13 lineup may arrive with a smaller battery

Ming-Chi Kuo has been quite active, giving us predictions of future Apple products. He has already mentioned that the company will add Taiwanese manufacturer Career Technology to its supply chain because of the company’s LCP soft boards, which will be included in several Apple devices. However, changes don’t end there, as Kuo also believes that next years’ iPhone 13 lineup will arrive with smaller batteries, which isn’t necessarily bad.

According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the new iPhone 13 lineup will have smaller batteries thanks to a new technology known as soft board batteries. He also says that next year’s iPhones will be the first phones ever to use the new tech. His note explains that these new soft board batteries will be supplied by Jialianyi, which will make the company double its Apple business thanks to said batteries.

“Benefiting from the return to Apple’s full product line soft board supply chain, we predict that Jialianyi’s Apple business revenue will grow by about 100% YoY or above in 2021 […]
“Jialianyi is expected to obtain about 40-50% of orders for battery soft boards for iPhone 13 and 13 mini. We predict that iPhone 13 will be the first iPhone model to adopt battery soft board technology, which will help save internal space and reduce costs.
“The battery soft and hard version suppliers for the iPhone 12 series include Xinxing, Huatong, Yaohua and TTM, and the battery soft board suppliers for the iPhone 13 series are changed to Jialianyi, Xinxing and Huatong.
“We believe that the number of battery panels for the iPhone 13 series is reduced due to the reduced number of suppliers, which will benefit the long-term profits of the suppliers. As a new entrant, Jialianyi is the biggest beneficiary of the iPhone 13 series’ switch to battery soft board design.”

These new batteries have fewer layers than other batteries, meaning that Apple could give its future devices more capacity while using less space. Another option is that we may get a slimmer design.

“The 2021 iPhone display may use 10-20% less power than the iPhone 12, thanks to a more power-efficient technology, according to a new report today. There’s even an outside possibility of some kind of always-on display on next year’s iPhones.”

We just hope they figure out how to give enough juice to the new iPhone 13. We know that it currently struggles with 5G connectivity, and we also expect the new iPhone lineup to include 120Hz refresh rate displays in the higher-end variants.

Source 9to5Mac

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We could get new mini-LED iPad and AirPods 3 in the first half of 2021

TFI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is one of the best sources of Apple rumors. This time he tells us that Apple is planning on launching a couple of new products in the first half of 2021. These new devices could include a new iPad with a mini-LED display and a new generation AirPods 3 that would look like the AirPods Pro.

The guys over at MacRumors have recently laid their eyes on a research note to investors, where Ming-Chi Kuo claims that Apple will add Taiwanese manufacturer Career Technology to its supply chain for several products in 2021. The main reason for this decision would be because of the company’s flexible soft board technology, made with liquid crystal polymer.

These LCP soft boards would allow Apple to connect components together in a flexible way, that would also facilitate high-speed and low-latency data transfer. These soft boards would be destined for a new mini-LED iPad, and it would start mass production in the first half of 2021.

We must also remember the Kuo already mentioned some months ago that Apple was working on six new mini-LED products and that these products would arrive through the end of 2021. These new Apple devices could include a new 12.9-inch iPad Pro, a 27-inch iMac Pro, a 14.1-inch MacBook Pro, a 16-inch MacBook Pro, a 10.2-inch iPad, and a 7.9-inch iPad mini. However, it seems that some of these products could be ready sooner than expected, and we could get the new iPad with mini-LED display in the first half of 2021.

Another product that may arrive in the first half of 2021 is the new AirPods 3, which could begin mass production in the first half of 2021. The new AirPods would adopt the System-in-Package that’s used in the AirPods Pro, which would replace the rigid-flex PCB+SMT design of the latest AirPods to give the new ones a design that will feature a shorter stem and replaceable ear tips.

“The ‌AirPods‌ 3 are expected to be more affordable and will lack higher-end features like Active Noise Cancellation. Battery life could be improved, though, and Apple is working on a new wireless chip.”

Kuo also suggests that Apple wants to include the new soft board technology in the next iPhone 13 lineup, which is also expected to arrive with a better camera and LTPO displays.

Source MacRumors

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Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, S20 5G and more devices on sale today

We start today’s deals with the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra which is getting a $200 discount over at Amazon. This leaves the US version unlocked with 128GB storage for $1,100. However, you can also get the Galaxy S20 5G for $800 with the same 128GB storage option and $200 savings, but you will have to settle for the Cloud Pink color variant. Still, if you want a new Samsung smartphone, and you don’t really care if it’s a flagship or not, the Galaxy A71 5G is getting a $41 discount, leaving the 128GB unlocked version for $558.41.

Now, if you’re looking for older Samsung Galaxy devices, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is currently available for $700 with $250 savings at B&H and it will come with 256GB storage space. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is also available, and you can get yours with a $650 discount in its 512GB storage version, meaning you can get yours for just $600.

Razer gaming accessories are also getting some interesting discounts over at Amazon. The Razer BlackWidow Elite mechanical gaming keyboard is currently available for $85 with $58 savings, yes that’s 50 percent off. If you don’t like this keyboard, you can also get the Razer Huntsman Elite which is getting a $30 discount, leaving it at $170. Gaming mice options include the wireless Razer Viper Ultimate Hyperspeed for $120 with $30 savings, and the Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed for $40 with $20 savings.

Other deals include the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go is currently getting a $150 discount, leaving it at $749. We also find the Samsung Electronics A7 tablet at $200 with $80 savings in its 64GB version, and $169 with $61 savings in the 32GB storage version. Finally, the Sony WF-1000XM3 are getting a $62 discount, leaving them at $168.

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