The weekend’s best deals: Apple TV 4K, OLED TVs, MacBook Pros, and more

Ars Technica

It’s the weekend and that means it’s time for a new Dealmaster. Our latest roundup of the best tech deals from around the web includes a bundle in Apple’s online store giving out a $50 Apple Gift Card with the purchase of a new Apple TV media streamer. Apple says it will email the gift card within 24 hours of shipping your purchase. This isn’t an easy price cut, but knowing that you’ll be using the gift card on a future Apple purchase, whether it’s another device, an Apple subscription service, or something in the App Store, effectively equates the bundle to the largest discount we followed for the Apple TV 4K. The entire promotion runs through July 14.

While we still recommend the more affordable Google Chromecast—that is today also discounted– for most people who need a 4K media player, the Apple TV 4K may be worth it for those willing to pay for faster (and more future-proof) hardware and a simpler UI that’s less ad-packed than other streaming platforms . The device supports all major apps and works with both Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos, although the lack of 120Hz support is disappointing for the price. While some Roku devices now supports AirPlay, Apple’s box plays especially nice with other Apple devices, as well as platforms like HomeKit or apple arcade† The device is just too expensive, but this deal should lessen the blow.

It is worth noting that, according to a recent Bloomberg reportApple is developing a refreshed Apple TV 4K with an updated chip and an extra gigabyte of RAM, so this bundle could be Apple’s way of clearing out inventory before the new model launches. It is unclear exactly how much the new Apple TV 4K will cost. For now, though, the current Apple TV 4K is still plenty powerful for most streaming needs, so if you’ve already nestled into the Apple ecosystem and want to jump on board, this might be a good chance.

However, if you don’t need a new media streamer, our deals roundup also includes the all-time lows for a couple goodrated Sony and LG OLED TVs, the best price we’ve seen Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda Game & Watch Collectiblea nice discount for a certified refurbished version of Sonos’ One SL speaker, an early Prime Day offer for Amazon’s Audible Premium Plus service, offers on MacBook Pros and various first party Playstation 5 spell, and much more. You can find our full curated list below.

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The screen on the 2021 14-inch MacBook Pro.
enlarge The screen on the 2021 14-inch MacBook Pro.

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Electronics Deals

The Sonos One SL sounds as smooth as the <a href="https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/10/sonos-one-review-a-better-sounding-echo-with-some-holes-left-to-fill/" doel="_blanco" rel="noopener">normal One</a> but does not include microphones for voice control.” src=”https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/sonos-one-sl-1-640×427.jpg” width=”640″ height= “427” srcset=”https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/sonos-one-sl-1-1280×853.jpg 2x”/></a><figcaption class=
enlarge The Sonos One SL sounds as smooth as the normal One but does not include microphones for voice control.

Laptop and Desktop PC Deals

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enlarge The renewed (and much less aggravating) Siri remote for the latest Apple TV 4K.

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TV and home entertainment deals

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enlarge A look at the home screen of the Ars-approved Google Chromecast with Google TV.

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gaming offers

Nintendo's <a href="https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/12/best-last-minute-gift-ideas/" doel="_blanco" rel="noopener">Ars-approved</a> Game and Watch collectible includes three all-time classics: the original <em>The Legend of Zelda</em>the ironclad <em>Zelda II: The Adventure of Link< /em> and the charming Game Boy title <em>Link’s Awakening</em>.” src=”https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Nintendo-Game-and-Watch-Zelda-640×427.jpg” width=”640″ height=”427″ srcset =”https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Nintendo-Game-and-Watch-Zelda-1280×853.jpg 2x”/></a><figcaption class=
enlarge Nintendo’s Ars-approved Game and Watch collectible includes three all-time classics: the original The Legend of Zeldathe hard as nails Zelda II: Link’s Adventureand the charming Game Boy title Link’s Awakening

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Video Game Deals

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enlarge RAtchet & Clank: Rift Apart is a light-hearted action game we advise for PS5 owners.
The tense and very atmospheric roguelite <em>returnal</em>†  Note that it comes with Sony’s higher tiers <a href="https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2022/05/we-made-a-playstation-plus-explainer-thats-better-than-sonys/" doel="_blanco" rel="noopener">newly renewed</a> PlayStation Plus service.” src=”https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/returnal-listing-640×360.png” width=”640″ height=”360″ srcset=” https://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/returnal-listing-1280×720.png 2x”/></a><figcaption class=
enlarge The tense and very atmospheric roguelite Return† Note that it comes with Sony’s higher tiers recently renewed PlayStation Plus service.

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Accessories and various offers

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