This Haswell-Packing Gaming Laptop Is Your Deal of the DayS

Haswell, Intel's newest line of processors, is currently rolling out into consumer computers, and Haswell-equipped laptops are already price competitive with older models. For example, this 14-inch Lenovo gaming laptop packing a quad-core Core i7-4700MQ is on sale for $720.

Haswell promises a bunch of improvements to Ivy Bridge, the most important being improved battery life. If you're buying a laptop now, you should probably be looking for a Haswell-equipped machine unless you're getting a steal—but these Haswell machines from Lenovo are already about the same price as comparatively spec'ed Ivy-Bridge laptops.

Lenovo's put three different models of the IdeaPad Y410 on sale. All three have Nvidia GeForce GT750M graphics cards and 8GB of RAM, but I'd opt for the midrange Y410p, which includes an improved 1600x900 screen. The top-tier model has a hybrid SSD hard drive, but you might as well pick up a cheap SSD and install it yourself. Regardless, if you pick up this deal, as the world waits at WWDC for Haswell Macbooks, you'll already have your next-gen laptop.

Don't forget to plug in the code HOMEPCDEAL. [Lenovo]

Top Deals

All these laptop deals are from Lenovo and require the code HOMEPCDEAL.

IdeaPad Y410p ($720)

IdeaPad Y410p w/ 1600x900 Screen ($850)

IdeaPad Y410p w/ 1600x900 Screen + Hybrid SSD ($900)

We're Not Posting Rakuten Deals Anymore

Yesterday there was a moderately exciting coupon code at Rakuten Marketplace that gave 30% of your order value back in store credit. Shane over at the Moneysaver used to to part out his new machine. We've been posting Rakuten deals because they seem great on the surface, but a lot of shoppers have been having problems.

Apparently many users on Slickdeals have had fraudulent credit card charges shortly after ordering from Rakuten Marketplace—the same program that most of these sweet deals have been coming from. Of course, it's a thread full of anonymous bargain shoppers, but some of the accusations seem serious. So we're not going to post any more deals from Rakuten until further notice. [Rakutenfraud via Slickdeals via Consumerist]

If you were personally hit by fraudulent charges after shopping at Rakuten or know anything about this security breach, I'd love to hear about it. kif@gizmodo.com.

Update 6/10: Rakuten has released an official statement. In the interest of brevity, you can read it at Consumerist.

Accessories

FreedomPop Stick ($10) | Freedom Pop via Slickdeals | Originally $20

Free HDMI Cable After Rebate | Newegg via Newegg | $7 before rebate, $2 shipping

Miscellaneous

BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Computer Case ($20) | Tiger Direct via Kinja Deals | Originally $40 | MIR on page

$25 for $50 Brookstone ($25) | Brookstone via Groupon via Fatwallet | Originally $50

Sharp Portable Air Conditioner ($250) | Woot via Ben's Bargains | Originally $350

Gaming

Serious Sam Humble Bundle | Humble Bundle

PC

Skyrim Legendary Edition [Steam] ($45) | Gamezebo | Normally $60 | Also available from Stack Social

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition [Steam] ($12) | Green Man Gaming via TechBargains | Use code GMG20-JLKSA-7A8HA

Civilizations V Game and DLC's on sale, including Brave New World expansion for $22. Use code GMG20-JLKSA-7A8HA

Arkham Asylum GOTY and Arkham City GOTY ($12) | Amazon
Lego Batman 1 + 2 ($12) | Amazon
Beyond those, Amazon has lots of other Warner Bros. games also on sale.

Xbox

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen ($30) | Amazon via Dealzon

Tomb Raider Collector's Edition ($70) | Gamestop via DealNews | Use code CAT75

Arkham City GOTY ($15) | Amazon via Daily Game Deals

Red Dead Redemption GOTY ($20) | Amazon via Daily Game Deals

Fallout 3 GOTY ($15) | Amazon
Bioshock Infinite ($40) | Amazon
Borderlands 2 ($28) | Amazon

PS3

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen ($30) | Amazon via Dealzon

Tomb Raider Collector's Edition ($70) | Gamestop via DealNews | Use code CAT75

Persona 4 Arena ($20) | Amazon via Daily Game Deals

As always, check out the guys at Kotaku's Moneysaver for MORE GAMES.

Audio

This Haswell-Packing Gaming Laptop Is Your Deal of the DayS

Friend of Dealzmodo Sound Earphones sent over a pretty great coupon code yesterday. It's for some cheap Phonak in-ear monitors. I wasn't totally familiar with the company, but it's legit. Phonak is an actual audio company that primarily makes hearing aids—genuine medical equipment costing thousands of dollars—and the two models that Sound Earphones are blowing out have been very well reviewed.

You've got two options, the Phonak 132, which comes with an Apple-compatible remote, for $100, and the Phonak 122, which has a single button remote for $80. Same headphones, different remote. Both of these sets are still $200 almost everywhere else. Don't forget the code DEALZMODO to knock $100 off. [Sound Earphones]

Phonak Audeo 132 ($100) | Dealzmodo Exclusive with Sound Earphones | Originally $200

Phonak Audeo 122 ($80) | Dealzmodo Exclusive with Sound Earphones | Originally $180

Crosley iDeco Speaker ($50) | Walmart via Edealinfo | Originally $100

Jabra Solemate Bluetooth Speaker ($130) | Amazon via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $150

Monster Beats Studio Headphones ($220) | Woot via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $300

Clothing

30% off Oki-Ni | Oki-Ni via Put This On | Use coupon code SUMMER30 | Cop some Kanye-approved Margielas

40% off Nautica | Nautica via Fatwallet | Use coupon code DAD40

Buy 2 Get 3 Pair Happy Socks | Happy Socks via Reddit

Dumb TV → Smart TV

Nope.

Physical Media

The Newsroom: The Complete First Season ($40) | Amazon via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $55 | Pre-order

Digital Media

Nope.

Laptops

Lenovo IdeaPad Y410p ($719) | Lenovo via Dealzon | Originally $1000 | Use coupon code HOMEPCDEAL

Lenovo Yoga 11 ($750) | Lenovo via Dealzon | Originally $1000 | Use coupon code YOGA11S

Desktops

Nope.

Tablets

Refurb 32GB Nexus 10 ($400) | Walmart | Originally $500

Screens

Refurb 42" Vizio Smart TV ($330) | 1 Sale a Day via 9to5Toys | Originally $450

55" Seiki HDTV ($600) | Groupon

Portables

Unlocked HTC 8X ($225) | Ebay via Slickdeals

Camera

Nikon D90 w/ Zoom Kit Lens ($600) | Adorama via Amazon via Kinja Deals | Originally $800

Bare Drives

One day, maybe. But not today.

Apps

iOS

Critter Panic ($0) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $2

iPad Only

Eclipse: New Dawn ($5) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $7

Android

Hungry Shark ($0) | Google Play via Apps-aholic | Originally $3 | Parts 2 + 3 are free too

Mystique CH3: Obitus ($1) | Google Play via App-sales | Originally $3

Mac

Parallels 8 ($60) | Parallels via Lifehacker | Originally $80

Photoshop Elements ($70) | Adobe via 9to5Toys | Originally $100 | Use coupon code SUMMER30

Windows

Photoshop Elements ($70) | Adobe via 9to5Toys | Originally $100 | Use coupon code SUMMER30

Hobomodo

Free Orbit gum | 7-11 via the 7-11 App via Reddit

Keep up with Kif Leswing on Kinja and Twitter. Check out The Moneysaver for more great tech deals, and deals.kinja.com for even more discounts.


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