It’s time for a spring cleaning, but let’s be smart about it — both with the technology we buy to help us out and the money we spend.
Wellbots has an extra special discount on one of the most popular and affordable iRobot robovacs out there, and it’s exclusive to roadside readers. From now through Sunday, April 10, you can get the Roomba i3 Plus for $459 if you use code VERGE40† This promo code knocks an extra $40 off the already discounted price of $499. It’s not the lowest price we’ve ever seen for this robot vacuum, but it’s the best price since early 2022 – and since iRobot has added more features, such as smart mapping via a firmware update, making it even more economical. If you are located in the US, you may not have to pay sales tax on purchases from Wellbots, depending on the state you live in.
The Roomba i3 Plus is an excellent robot vacuum that empties its bin itself into the included cleaning station, retains more than a month’s worth of dirt and has the aforementioned smart smart cards that make it a more efficient cleaning partner. It also has programmable no-go zones to ensure it targets the rooms in your home you want. In addition, the rollers are designed to handle long and pet hair without excessive tangles and clogging. It’s really hard to beat the capabilities of this robot vacuum without spending, well, hundreds more.
Microsoft is selling select configurations of its convertible Surface Laptop Studio for up to $300 off – baseboard and all. The base model comes with an 11th Gen Intel Core i5 CPU, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, and Intel Iris Xe integrated graphics for $1,422.99 ($177 off). That is not rather priced as low as we saw on this entry-level model late last year.
The biggest savings are reserved for the entry-level model, which has the same specs, but doubles the storage to a 512GB SSD. That one will cost you $1,549.99 ($250 off). If you crave a discrete GPU, you can spec the Surface Laptop Studio with a Core i7 CPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and a mid-range Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti for $1,863.99 ($236 off).
Even discounted, these prices may not be for the faint of heart. Microsoft’s Surface line rarely gives the best value next to other similarly configured laptops. But most of the time they make up for it with excellent build quality. The Surface Laptop Studio, in particular, is unlike anything else on the market. The design with two hinges to support the touchscreen like a drawing tablet is perfect for use with a stylus. If you’re a maker who can overcome the short battery life and limited port selection of this laptop, it offers a unique experience. Read our review†
If the other important part of your desk setup, your mouse, needs an update, Dell has a very good deal on the Logitech MX Master 3 Advanced. With an electromagnetic scroll wheel that lets you quickly flip through lengthy documents and websites, and a rechargeable battery that’s claimed to last up to 70 days before needing a recharge from its USB-C port, this popular Bluetooth mouse is great for getting your work done. to get done. † The laser works on almost any surface and can range from 200 to 4,000 DPI to fine-tune your mouse sensitivity.
Dell has it for the usual $99.99 price, but you also get a $40 digital gift card with it, which makes it easy to pay for something else in the future, as Dell’s site offers webcams, headsets, and even some gaming accessories. offers. Read our hands-on impressions†
TCL’s 55-inch 6 Series 4K TV is a regular guest in our Verge Deals coverage this week. First, Best Buy impressed us with a price drop that brought it to $659.99 (normally $949.99), but the retailer recently cut the price even further. You can now get the 55-inch Mini LED-equipped 6 Series for $619.99 ($330 off). Rest assured that if you’ve already jumped for the previous deal, you’ll be able to honor the new price. Best Buy also has the 65-inch version for $999.99 ($300 off), which is also a great deal if you want to go bigger.
The highlights of this model include the Mini LED backlight, which provides greater brightness and more accurate lighting than standard LED backlit panels. Not to mention, it uses a quantum dot layer for more brilliant contrast, so merging the two technologies is a hit for movies, games, and more. For gamers, this TV has two HDMI 2.1 ports, supporting 4K gameplay at up to 120Hz, depending on the game. Read our review†