Today’s best tech deals: New iPad Pro, Amazon devices, and more

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Today’s Dealmaster includes a nifty $50 discount on the new 11-inch Apple iPad Pro at Walmart, with the 128GB and 256GB versions of the premium tablet marked down to $749 and $849, respectively. Walmart says orders will ship on May 24.

While our review of the new slates is still forthcoming, the latest iPad Pro comes with the M1 chip that has impressed us in other recent Apple devices. It also has a more future-proof Thunderbolt port and an ostensibly improved front-facing camera. The 11-inch model here does not come with the upgraded Mini LED display of the 12.9-inch version, however. In any case, this will likely continue to be a more niche device for power users, while the iPad Air should remain an appealing compromise for consumers looking to pay a bit less. But if you’re dead set on upgrading to Apple’s top-end option, any savings might be worthwhile.

If you’re not interested in shelling out that much for an iPad, our deals roundup also has discounts on various Amazon devices, including a much cheaper tablet in the Amazon Fire HD 8, as well as deals on Sony noise-canceling headphones, Roku streamers, a wide variety of video games, and much more. You can take a look at the full roundup below.

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Top 10 deals of the day

The 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro running macOS.
Enlarge / The 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro running macOS.

Samuel Axon

Laptop and desktop PC deals

  • Apple Mac Mini (2020) mini desktop PC—Apple M1, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $799.99 at Amazon (discount seen at checkout—normally $860).
  • Apple Mac Mini (2020, refurb) mini desktop PC—Apple M1, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $759 at Apple (normally $860).
  • Apple MacBook Pro (2020) laptop—Apple M1, 13.3-inch 2560×1600, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $1,299.99 at Amazon (discount seen at checkout—normally $1,380).
  • Google Pixelbook Go laptop—Intel Core i5-8200Y, 13.3-inch 1080p, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD for $799 at Amazon and Best Buy (normally $849).
  • Lenovo ThinkBook 13s (2nd gen) laptop—AMD Ryzen 7 4800U, 13.3-inch 1920×1200, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $857.40 at Lenovo (use code: THINKMAYDEAL—normally $1,000).
  • Lenovo Yoga 7i 2-in-1 laptop—Intel Core i7-11165G7, 15.6-inch 1080p, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD for $909.99 at eBay via Lenovo (normally $1,100).
  • Dell Inspiron 14 5000 laptop—Intel Core i7-1165G7, 14-inch 1080p, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $705.59 at Dell (use code: 50OFF699—normally $900).
  • Dell Inspiron 15 5000 laptop—Intel Core i7-1165G7, 15.6-inch 1080p, 12GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $685.99 at Dell (use code: 50OFF699—normally $800).
  • 27-inch Dell S2721D monitor—2560×1440, IPS, 75 Hz, FreeSync for $199.99 at Amazon (normally $235).
  • 27-inch LG 27UK650-W monitor—3840×2160, IPS, 60 Hz, FreeSync for $299 at BuyDig (use code: EKM2—normally $380).
  • 31.5-inch LG 32GK650F-B gaming monitor—2560×1440, VA, 144 Hz, FreeSync for $296.99 at Amazon and BuyDig (normally $362).
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-core/16-thread desktop processor for $429 at Amazon and B&H (normally $450).
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Enlarge / Super Mario Odyssey for the Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo

Video game deals

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Enlarge / It Takes Two is an inventive, if sometimes cringeworthy, game designed exclusively for co-op play.

Hazelight

The Razer Viper Ultimate is a high-end but excellent wireless gaming mouse.
Enlarge / The Razer Viper Ultimate is a high-end but excellent wireless gaming mouse.

Jeff Dunn

Gaming deals

The new iPad Pro comes with Apple's M1 chip and a Thunderbolt port, among other improvements.
Enlarge / The new iPad Pro comes with Apple’s M1 chip and a Thunderbolt port, among other improvements.

Apple

Electronics deals

Sony's WH-1000XM4 noise-canceling headphones.
Enlarge / Sony’s WH-1000XM4 noise-canceling headphones.

Jeff Dunn

Smart home device deals

  • Amazon Echo Dot (4th gen) smart home speaker for $29.99 at Amazon (normally $45).
  • Amazon Echo (4th gen) smart home speaker for $69.99 at Amazon (normally $90).
  • Amazon Echo Show 8 8-inch smart display for $74.99 at Amazon (normally $95).
  • Amazon Echo Show 10 (3rd gen) 10.1-inch smart display + Ring A19 smart bulb for $199.99 at Amazon (normally $240).
  • Eufy Video Doorbell 2K Wi-Fi video doorbell for $119.99 at Amazon (normally $150).
  • iRobot Roomba 675 robot vacuum for $199 at Amazon (normally $240).
  • iRobot Roomba E5 (5150) robot vacuum for $249 at Amazon (normally $290).
  • Roborock S4 Max robot vacuum for $309.99 at Amazon (clip $120 coupon—normally $420).
  • TP-Link Kasa HS220 (3-pack) smart Wi-Fi dimmer light switch for $49.99 at Amazon (clip $5 coupon—normally $60).
  • TP-Link Kasa KP303 smart Wi-Fi power strip—3x AC, 2x USB-A for $24.99 at Amazon (normally $29).
  • TP-Link Kasa HS103 (2-pack) Wi-Fi smart outlet for $14.99 at Amazon (normally $17).
Amazon's waterproof Kindle Paperwhite.
Enlarge / Amazon’s waterproof Kindle Paperwhite.

Valentina Palladino

Accessories and miscellaneous deals