A lot happened this week. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was unveiled,The Vergeglimpsed into Magic Leap’s vision of the future for augmented reality, and the Google Pixel 3 XL leaked rather extensively.

There are also some newsworthy deals you should know about. This week’s best offers are aimed at students going back to school, but most of what’s below is available to anyone.

Looking to preorder the Samsung Galaxy Note 9? There are countless ways to do it, but only a few of those options provide really good incentives that are worth your money.

What makes this deal better than the others is that B&H also includes a DeX pad to connect the Note 9 to a computer display or TV, as well as the new Wireless Charger Duo along with purchase. The latter can wirelessly charge two phones at once, or a phone alongside the new Galaxy Watch. Together, those two accessories would cost over $200.

The Samsung Wireless Charger Duo
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge

Other notable preorder specials come from Sam’s Club, which is tossing in a $200 Sam’s Club gift card along with purchase. Verizon stands out from the carrier pack with its BOGO program that pays you back for buying a second Note 9 through 24 monthly credits.

If the Note 9 is a bit too expensive, but you still need a phone, Amazon is offering a special combo deal that includes a free Samsung Chromebook 3 with the purchase of an unlocked Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus. They are no longer the latest Android phones around, but they’re not too far behind what the Note 9 is capable of.

  • The New Nintendo 3DS XL Super SNES edition that comes with Super Mario Kart built in is still discounted at Amazon for $149 (usually $199)

Students (or parents of students) can sign up to access one-time use coupons at Best Buy that include:

  • $150 off of a MacBook or MacBook Pro
  • $100 off of a range of gaming laptops and desktops
  • $100 off of select Microsoft Surface models
Google Pixelbook
Photo by James Bareham / The Verge

Google hardware is discounted starting today over at the Google Store. We’ve seen better prices on the Pixelbook, but these are currently the cheapest for Google’s other tech. Though, if having the newest gear is important, it’s worth keeping in mind that Google is expected to unveil some new hardware, including phones and a laptop, in October.

  • $250 off of Google Pixelbook (7th-generation Intel Core i5, 128GB SSD)
  • $100 off of Google Pixel 2 XL, also includes $50 store credit and a free Google Home Mini
  • $50 off Google Pixel Buds (usually $159)


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