Dealmaster: Get a 55-inch LG OLED TV and a $250 Dell gift card for $1,047

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Dealmaster: Get a 55-inch LG OLED TV and a $250 Dell gift card for $1,047
Ars Technica


Greetings, Arsians! The Dealmaster is back with another round of deals to share. Today's list is headlined by a deal on LG's 55-inch B8 OLED TV—it's down to $1,047 at Dell, and the PC maker is throwing in a $250 digital gift card with the purchase.

While the straight discount isn't the biggest we've seen—this model has briefly fallen to $999 a couple of times in recent months—it's not far off, and the overall value here is much better if you make full use of the gift card. Just note that Dell typically issues that gift card 10-20 days after the purchase, that it expires 90 days after it's first issued, and that it's only good for items in Dell's online store. Still, it's worth noting that Dell's store sells various gadgets besides the company's own PCs and PC accessories, including fitness trackers, video games, speakers, and the like.
As for the TV itself, the B8 is technically over a year old, and its system-on-a-chip (SoC) is slightly weaker than higher-end LG OLEDs like the C8 or the recently-released C9. But as we've explained before, the difference in image quality between the B8 and pricier LG OLEDs should only be apparent to the most hardcore of TV aficionados. For close to $1,000, the colors, contrast, viewing angles, and response time here still make the B8 a superb value. As with all OLED TVs, there is a risk of “burn-in” if you constantly leave static images onscreen, but actual instances of that should only appear in extreme circumstances. For what it's worth, Dell is an authorized seller for these TVs, and this exact model has been the Dealmaster's personal TV for a year now, with no any image-retention issues to report to date.
If you'd prefer a larger panel, Dell is selling the 65-inch B8 for $1,500 with a $300 digital gift card, which is another good value. If you don't want to splurge on a high-end TV, though, we also have deals on PlayStation Plus subscriptions, the 9.7-inch iPad, portable batteries and chargers, and more. Have a look at our full rundown below.

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Top 10 deals of the day

  • 55-inch LG B8PUA 4K HDR OLED TV + $250 Dell eGift Card for $1,047 at Dell (normally $1,299.99).
  • 65-inch LG B8PUA 4K HDR OLED TV + $300 Dell eGift Card for $1,497 at Dell (normally $1,799.99).
  • Jabra Elite 65t true wireless earphones for $138.37 at Amazon (normally $159.99).
  • Splendor board game for $19 at Amazon (normally $32.99).
  • Sony PlayStation Plus 1-year membership card for $39.99 at eBay (normally $49.99).
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (PS4, XB1) for $33.74 at Newegg (use code: EMCTDTD33 – normally $47.99).
  • 9.7-inch Apple iPad (128GB) for $329 at Walmart and Amazon (normally $399).
  • Aukey PB-Y13 portable battery – 10,000 mAh, 37Wh, 18W USB-C PD for $20.99 at Amazon (use code: SIUIHBHOA – normally $29.99).
  • Anker PowerDrive 2 USB car charger – 24W, 2x USB-A for $7.19 at Amazon (clip 10% coupon – normally $9.99).
  • Bose SoundSport (green) wired sports earphones for $39 at Walmart and Amazon (normally $49.95).

Laptop and desktop PC deals

  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (7th gen) laptop – Intel Core i5-8265U, 14-inch 1080p, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $1,148.95 at Lenovo (use code: THINKBIGSALE – normally $1,599.99).
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (4th gen) 2-in-1 laptop – Intel Core i5-8265U, 14-inch 1080p, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $1,253.45 at Lenovo (use code: THINKBIGSALE – normally $1,749.99).
  • Lenovo ThinkPad E490s laptop – Intel Core i5-8265U, 14-inch 1080p, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $674.50 at Lenovo (use code: THINKDB3 – normally $899.99).
  • Apple MacBook Air (2019) laptop – Intel Core i5-8210Y, 13.3-inch 2560×1660, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD for $899.99 at Best Buy (normally $1,099).
  • Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (2019) laptop – Intel Core i9-9880H, 15.4-inch 2880×1800, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Radeon Pro 560X for $2,499.99 at Amazon (normally $2,699.99).
  • HP Envy x360 15t laptop – Intel Core i7-8565U, 15.6-inch 1080p, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $699.99 at HP (normally $989.99).
  • Education price only: Apple MacBook Pro (2019) laptop – Intel Core i5-8279U, 13.3-inch 2560×1600, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD + Beats Studio3 Wireless Bluetooth noise-cancelling headphones for $1,199 at Apple (list price $1,419.99).
  • 32-inch LG 32GK650F-B gaming monitor – 2560×1440, VA, 144 Hz, FreeSync for $299.99 at B&H (normally $349.99).

Video game deals

Gaming deals

  • Splendor board game for $19 at Amazon (normally $32.99).
  • 7 Wonders board game for $29.88 at Amazon (normally $39.95).
  • Pandemic board game for $24.99 at Amazon (normally $35.99).
  • HyperX Alloy Elite RGB mechanical gaming keyboard – Cherry MX Brown for $99.99 at Amazon (normally $139.99).
  • HyperX ChargePlay Quad Nintendo Switch Joy-Con charger for $14.99 at Amazon (normally $29.99).
  • Sony PlayStation Plus 1-year membership card for $39.99 at eBay (normally $49.99).
  • Razer BlackWidow TE Chroma V2 mechanical gaming keyboard – Razer Green for $89.99 at Amazon (normally $129.99).
  • Cooler Master CK530 mechanical gaming keyboard – TKL, Cherry MX Blue/Brown/Red for $60 at Cooler Master (normally $69.99).

TV and home entertainment deals

  • 55-inch LG B8PUA 4K HDR OLED TV + $250 Dell eGift Card for $1,047 at Dell (normally $1,299.99).
  • 65-inch LG B8PUA 4K HDR OLED TV for $1,448.99 at Google Express (use code: CNSUEL – normally $1,799.99).
  • 65-inch LG B8PUA 4K HDR OLED TV + $300 Dell eGift Card for $1,497 at Dell (normally $1,799.99).
  • 55-inch TCL 55S515 4K LED Roku TV – IR remote for $349.99 at Best Buy (normally $399.99).
  • 49-inch TCL 49S517 4K LED Roku TV for $299.99 at B&H (normally $319.99).
  • Roku TV Wireless Speakers (for Roku TVs only) for $149.99 at Roku (normally $199.99).

Electronics deals

Accessories deals

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