Welcome to the weekend. This week has been a deal drought compared to last week’s Prime Day-filled coverage, but there are still some cool limited-time deals worth highlighting. For one, Google has placed pre-orders for the Pixel 6A phone and Pixel Buds Pro after a long wait since their announcement at Google I/O 2022. And for people who want the Pixel 6A, pre-ordering it from Amazon or Best Buy will get you a complementary set of Pixel Buds A-Series wireless earbuds, which typically cost $100 alone.
Allison Johnson posted a review of the Pixel 6A on Thursday, and it seems it was worth the wait. It may have a 6.1-inch OLED screen that’s both smaller (some may prefer) and slower in terms of refresh rate (60Hz vs. 90Hz) than the Pixel 6, but it shares the same tense -Processor. It should at least be able to keep up in terms of speed. The Pixel Buds A-series earbuds that come free with this deal don’t have active noise-cancelling or wireless charging – both of which are present in Pixel Buds Pro – but they sound wonderful considering they’re a freebie. Read our Buds A-Series review.
As we delve into Google’s hot new tech (at least before the Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch arrive this fall), Wellbots offers edge Readers a small but welcome $15 off the Pixel Buds Pro. Normally $199.99 with the code VERGE15 at checkout lets you pay for less.
We’re still working hard on our review of the Pixel Buds Pro, but they seem to have pretty comprehensive features, including wireless charging, active noise cancellation, and more. Plus they get this cool device switching trick. We can’t recommend them yet as we haven’t finished testing them, but it’s at least worth checking out if you’re curious.
My biggest complaint against the new Lenovo Legion 5i Pro gaming laptop was its price, not its excellent performance. At $1,999, it wasn’t already the most expensive option out there, but $1,599 makes it an incredible deal. This is at Walmart and it depends on the Intel based configuration.
In terms of specifications, it includes a 16-inch QHD display with a refresh rate of 165 Hz, one of the fast 12th generation Core i7 processors from Intel, the RTX 3070 graphics chip from Nvidia, 16 GB of DDR5 RAM and a 1TB SSD. I think you’ll have a hard time finding a faster gaming laptop with current specs at this price point. Read my review for a deeper dive into performance, design, and more.