When one sees an ad for discount iPads, the skeptic’s hat ought to come on. Most of the time, an iPad sale means a refurbished or used iPad, but not today at CowBoom. Their Deal of the Day is a brand new iPad 3 Retina with AT&T 4G for only $410 + $5 shipping. It’s not the cheapest base model iPad 3, and it’s also not the newest model, but it is a full $115 off the next best price online of $530 and lets you tap away on the go.

The highly anticipated Dead Island Riptide game releases next week. This week Green Man Gaming gave it an impressive preorder offer for the PC download version. You have to front the full $39.99 list price but then get your choice of either a $13 GMG credit or $10 cash back (effectively reducing the price to $29.99). On top of that, you get the “Survivor Pack” DLC which includes several in-game bonus items like an exclusive discount weapons shop and XP bonus. You also get a voucher code for a free copy of the 2009 Risen game on Steam.

If you’re in the market for a new watch, note today’s sale on Stuhrling Original Men’s Regatta Dive Watches at Amazon. All models are between $50 and $70 and are 50% off their usual prices. In this price range, you might not expect to be able to take them very deep underwater, but in fact they’re water resistant up to 200 meters (660 feet).

Apple iPad 3 Retina Display 16GB WiFi + AT&T for $409.99 plus $5 shipping (next best is $530).
Dead Island Riptide (PC Download) + $13 Credit or $10 Cash Back, Survivor Pack DLC, & Risen for $39.99 (normally $39.99).
Stuhrling Original Men’s Regatta Dive Watches are 50% off.

LAPTOP DEALS

A gaming laptop, a thin/light Ultrabook, and a laptop/tablet hybrid all have solid discounts today. Last Thursday, Lenovo gave their Y500 gaming laptop an updated GeForce GT 700 series graphics card. At the same time, they gave the cheapest 1080p Core i7 Y500 a large $450 coupon code, dropping the price from $1,299 to $849. Another good Lenovo buy this week is the portable 14-inch IdeaPad U410 with a high end Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM and GeForce 610M graphics. Lenovo’s new code makes it $679 – a new low by $20. Finally, the 11.6-inch HP Envy x2 convertible tablet is only $599 at the Microsoft Store. That’s the lowest price ever by $50 for the laptop/tablet hybrid.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 59371965 Ivy Bridge Core i7-3630QM, 1080p Full HD, GeForce GT 750M 2GB, 1TB HDD, Windows 8 for $849 with free shipping (normally $1,299 – use coupon code IDEADOORBUSTER).
Lenovo IdeaPad U410 59365170 Ivy Bridge Core i7-3537U, 8GB RAM, GeForce 610M for $679 with free shipping (normally $1,049 – use coupon code IDEADOORBUSTER). Cheapest ever by $20.
HP Envy x2 11-g012nr Intel Atom Z2760, 64GB SSD for $599 with free shipping (next best is $650). Cheapest ever by $50.

GAMING DEALS

We found a pretty wide variety of gaming deals today. For starters, Best Buy brought back their popular “Buy 2, Get 1 Free” sale on pre-owned console video games. Choose three games from a list of 7,000. A rare price drop on the basic Wii U console from $299.99 to $269 was spotted on eBay Deals. For the PS3 deal hunter, two recent releases got discounts: MLB 13 dropped from $59.99 to $49.99 at Best Buy and God of War: Ascension fell from $59.99 to $45.26 at Amazon. Lastly, for the PC gamer the latest Skyrim Dragonborn DLC expansion is available for $9.99 at GameStop – the lowest price ever by $6.

Best Buy: Buy 2 Pre-Owned Video Games, Get a 3rd FREE.
Wii U Console 8GB Basic Set for $269 with free shipping (normally $299.99).
MLB 13 The Show (PS3) for $49.99 with free shipping (next best is $60). Cheapest ever by $1.
God of War: Ascension (PS3) for $45.26 with free shipping (next best is $58). Cheapest ever by $3.
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dragonborn (PC DLC) for $9.99 (next best is $20). Cheapest ever by $6.

DIGITAL CAMERA DEALS

Ready to take pictures now that spring’s arrived? The mid-range (on a professional’s scale) Canon EOS 6D full frame DSLR will take fantastic photos, and today it hit the lowest price we’ve seen by $131 when coupled with a 24-105mm lens. For a more portable option, the Panasonic DMC-G5KK interchangeable lens camera with 14-42mm lens can be yours for $360 in refurbished condition. And for the adventurous, the waterproof, shockproof, and crushproof Olympus Tough TG-820 camera is $164.

Canon EOS 6D 20.2 MP DSLR with 24-105mm Lens for $2,198 with free shipping (next best is $2,399). Cheapest ever by $131.
Panasonic DMC-G5KK 16MP Digital Camera with 14-42mm Lens (Refurbished) for $359.99 with free shipping (next best is $498). Cheapest ever by $45.
Olympus Tough TG-820 iHS 12MP Digital Camera for $164 with free shipping (next best is $239).

ALL THE OTHER GOOD DEALS

If you just need a cheap monitor and have a VGA output on your graphics card, you can pick up an 18.5-inch HP LED screen for $79. The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 32GB tablet is down to a new low of $400 today. A Logitech wireless keyboard refurb is $10. If you’re looking for audiophile-quality sound on the cheap, check out the Definitive Technology Mythos Two speaker for $180 from NewEgg. Finally, we found a Garmin nuvi GPS refurb unit that comes with lifetime maps and traffic for only $70.

18.5″ HP LV1911 LED Monitor for $78.99 with free shipping (next best is $93 – use this form). Cheapest ever by $8.
Asus Transformer Pad Infinity 32GB 10.1-inch 1200p Tablet for $399.99 with free shipping (next best is $459). Cheapest ever by $30.
Logitech K360 Wireless Keyboard (Refurbished) for $10.49 with free shipping (next best is $20 – use coupon code RCINPUT30). Cheapest ever by $9.
Definitive Technology Mythos Two Speaker for $179.99 with free shipping (next best is $248 – use coupon code EMCYTZT3289). Cheapest ever by $10.
Garmin nuvi 2555LMT GPS (Refurbished) for $69.99 with free shipping (next best is $150 – use coupon code EFT87955 and this form). Cheapest ever by $20.










Viet Do

 
Viet works at Dealzon.com, a deal site for techies and gamers. Run by geeks across the U.S. with an unhealthy obsession for pizza and coffee. Dealzon tracks daily prices on laptops, video games, and HDTVs. At Dealzon, we find the deals so you don't have to.