AO Black Friday week best hand-picked tech deals (UK)
Another year and another black Friday sale mean savings on over 6,500 electrical products at Appliances Online… are you excited? Well, you really should be. As this year is offering by FAR the greatest Black Friday deals I’ve ever seen. If you’re not already familiar with appliance online, then I guarantee by the end of this sales period you will be a fanatic.
Founded in 2000, by John Roberts, over a £1 bet made in a Bolton pub, Appliances Online has become a behemoth in electrical appliance retail. With their strong code of ethics and transparent reviews on products, Appliances Online has become a go-to website for savvy shoppers who don’t just want great deals, but who also want the value increased at every step of the shopping experience. This means they not only price match every product on the site, but they also offer free and next day delivery on thousands of products. Also, they run a great environmental recycling scheme which in today’s culture of high-waste is an incredibly noble business practice.
Cyber Black Friday started to become a big deal in 2009 and since this glorious day was birthed the deals and savings have got better year upon year. The consumers desire for awesome deals and savings has forced large retailers into competing with one another, slowly driving prices down and increasing the amount of money spent during this one short week. Last year with the combined sales of cyber Monday the estimated amount spent was $7.73bn. Experts predict that this year will be even bigger, making it the largest online sales week in history.
Lenovo Ideapad 310 15.6″ Basic Laptop – Red
The Lenovo Idea pad, at £399, is an absolute steal of a deal. Included is an Intel i5 core processor which will be able to support a large workload, whilst also giving you enough processing power for low-end games and video watching. With a 1TB hard drive and 8GB of ram, this laptop will easily last you a few years before the components begin to slow down. It’s the perfect laptop for someone looking for a cheap but reliable device, that won’t stop continuously , lag, or slow down your efficiency. However, if you want the ability to play high-end games, work on large Excel files and use editing software such as Photoshop, I’d recommend going for a higher spec laptop as the functionality of the U-310 will limit you to some extent.
Compared to its predecessor, the U-300, which was rather overpriced for what it actually was, Lenovo has listened to its consumers and addressed a large number of underlying issues which plagued the U-300. Parts of these upgrades include an SD card reader and a much more responsive and ergonomic keyboard.
If you’re looking to save space at your desk, then maybe switching to an all in one PC is the right way to go. A great thing about all in one PC’s is that you don’t need to purchase a screen as an addition to a PC tower. With the Acer Aspire you get a full HD screen, which makes watching your favourite films and TV series a much more pleasurable experience.
With 8GB of ram, and a 1TB hard drive you’ll be able to support a wide range of low-end tasks. For the price, I’d like to see included a processor which is more powerful than an i3, but with all in ones, this is hard to achieve due to the main selling point being the portability. Due to the processor being quite low-end you won’t be able to play high-end games or use design software such as Photoshop and Illustrator.
Immerse yourself in every beat, rhythm and lyrical melody with these stylish and sturdy headphones from Sony. With a 22hour battery life and Bluetooth connectivity, you’ll find yourself immersed in music 24/7 without annoying cables getting in the way and becoming damaged. With the EXTRA BASS feature and noise cancelling technology the pesky sound of the outside world will no longer be an issue. So, sit back, relax and let these awesome headphones work their magic on you.
JBL Xtreme XTREME RED Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – Red
With a fiery red outer shell, the JBL Xtreme combines portability, a great price and a fantastic sound. When played at high volumes the sound still plays at high-quality with very minimal distortion. Wrapped in a splash-proof casing, the JBL is perfect for summer BBQ’s, drinks with your friends or just creating a great room ambience. The battery used has a gigantic 10,000maH which will last you around 10 hours, even at the highest volume.
The addition of the JBL connect button allows you to connect multiple JBL devices at the same time. So, if you want to crank up the volume with multiple speakers throughout your house then you now can!
If you love FIFA, gaming and a great deal then I’ve got the perfect bundle for you. For £349 you can get a copy of FIFA 17 and a 1TB PS4 with included controller. Like most new generation PS4’s, included is a wide array of gadgets and gizmos, promising to keep you entertained and sleep depraved until the release of the next console. Not only can you become part of the online gaming community and enjoy the hundreds of high-end games that this platform has to offer, you can also enjoy streaming services, VR compatible game play and connectivity to your smartphone.