Most Aussie students return to school next week - which makes it a great time to snap up a tech bargain! You can currently save big on laptops, smartphones and computing accessories over at Amazon. To save you sifting through thousands of products, we've handpicked the best deals from Amazon's Back To School sale.
You don't need to faff about with special codes or exclusive memberships to get these deals - simply click on the provided links and buy! With that said, it's a good idea to sign up to Amazon Prime if you haven't already. In addition to a range of other perks, this grants you free expedited delivery with no minimum purchase. (Click here for a free trial!)
Amazon's entry into Australia last year was underwhelming, but the company continues to shore up its local storefront in a bid to tempt shoppers. Part of that includes Amazon Prime, a paid subscription service that provides users with extra benefits, such discounts, deals and even streaming video. So, what does Prime have to offer Australians?
Note: For the purpose of this article we're focusing on tech products - but you can also snap up a ton of discounted school supplies, backpacks, uniforms and text books. Click here to see everything!
Laptops and Tablets
Acer Aspire E 15: $593.63 (save $700)
This is a 15.6-inch Full HD laptop powered by an eighth-generation Intel Core i3-8130U and 6GB RAM. It also comes with a 1TB hard drive and a DVD optical drive. Normally costing up to $1299, it's currently just $593.63 at Amazon.
Asus Chromebook Flip (C302CA-GU001): $690.16 (save $122)
The Asus Flip is a versatile 12.5 inch Chromebook that can be flipped into a tablet, laptop or a standing display via a 360-degree hinge. Specs include 4GB RAM, a 32GB SSD, battery life of up to 10.5 hours and a backlit illuminated keyboard. Amazon has slashed the price from $811.95 to just $690.16.
HP 15-db0026AU: $678.99 (save $120)
The HP 15-db0026AU might not have a swanky name or look, but it makes up for it with decent specs. You get a 15.6-inch HD display, a dual core AMD A6-9225 processor (2.6GHz), 8GB of DDR4 memory, a dedicated AMD Radeon R4 Graphics card and 1TB storage. It's currently on sale for $678.99 - down from $799.
Acer Chromebook 11: $297.31 (save $150)
This laptops is saddled with a weedy Celeron N3060 processor - but it's hard to argue with that price tag. Besides, being a Chromebook, your internet connection should take care of any taxing applications. It comes with an 11.6-inch HD screen, 4GB of DDR3L memory, 16GB storage plus 100GB of free Google Drive space. Normally costing well over $400, it's now down to just $297.31.
Smartphones and Mobile Accessories
Huawei P20 Pro: $759.84 (save $240)
The Huawei P20 Pro is a 6.1-inch Android boasting a beautiful OLED display and a photog-friendly Leica Triple Camera. Normally costing $999, it's currently selling for $759.84 at Amazon.
Unihertz Jelly Pro: $179.99 (save $200)
The bizarrely named Unihertz Jelly Pro is being billed as the world's smallest 4G smartphone - and we're inclined to believe them. It comes with most of the functions you'd expect from an Android smartphone, including a built-in GPS and pedometer, Bluetooth, media playback and a Dual SIM card slot. It also doubles as an MP3 player. We've seen the Jelly Pro online for as much as $380. Amazon has it for $179.99.
Leegoal Bluetooth Smart Watch: $13.99
We confess to knowing nothing about this smartwatch - but for under $15 it's pretty hard to go wrong! Compatible with both iOS and Android phones, it comes with a HD touch screen, camera, pedometer, sport tracker and even has its own SIM card slot. You can also make phone calls directly from the watch. Click here to buy!
Echo Dot (3rd Gen): $59.00 (save $20)
The Amazon Echo Dot is a miniature smart speaker that uses the same far-field voice control as the regular Echo. You can use it to stream music, ask questions, check the weather, set alarms and timers, manage shopping lists, consult your calendar, check the traffic and make hands-free phone calls on your mobile. Usually retailing for $79, it's down to $59 for Amazon's Back To School sale.
If you've visited Amazon since it launched Down Under, you've surely seen the adverts for the Echo smart speaker range. With multiple versions to choose from, there's a lot for prospective buyers to unpack before making a purchasing decision. Here's a rundown of each model, with links to buy.
Western Digital My Passport Portable Hard Drive (2TB): $89.25 (save $15.75)
This stylish, two terabyte external HDD (USB 3.0) includes WD's automatic backup, security and utility software, advanced hardware encryption and an easy-to-use interface. It also comes with a three-year warranty. Amazon has it for $89.25, down from over $100.
Bose Noise-Masking Sleepbuds: $290.40 (save $89.55)
These are noise-masking sleepbuds that deliver soothing sounds via a phone app that have been optimally tuned to drown out unwanted noise. You can currently snap them up from Amazon for $290.40 - a saving of close to $90.
B&O Play Beoplay H9i: $596 (save $200)
These premium cans come with hybrid ANC which reduces both high- and low-frequency background noises. There's also two dedicated microphones for enhanced voice call clarity and a new bass port for deeper sound. Normally selling for $799, you can get them from Amazon for $596.
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