Best New Zealand tech deals: top online discounts in September 2021

If you’re looking to buy a tablet, the 2020 edition of the iPad Air 4 has seen a price cut, and it’s a beautiful device with some top-end spec. It’s not too often we see discounts on Apple products, but this saving makes a strong case to opt for the iPad Air over its more expensive iPad Pro counterpart.

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And if you’re more partial to Windows over iOS, there’s also an excellent deal on the Microsoft Surface Go 2. Our review found this tablet to be an affordable win for Microsoft, so you’ll find something here to fill the tablet-spaced hole in your hands.

There’s plenty more deals we’ve dug up this week, from ereaders to audio and the fantastic Nintendo Switch Lite.

Deals added Thursday, September 23

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iPad Air 4 (2020, 64GB) | NZ$999 NZ$849 on TheMarket (save NZ$150)

The iPad Air 4 is a stellar tablet, and it comes with plenty of features that were previously only available on the premium iPad Pro. This 10.9-inch version is almost entirely all-screen, with the powerful A14 Bionic chipset under the hood (the same chip at the heart of the iPhone 12 range). This discount is available on the 64GB model in blue, green, rose gold, silver and grey.

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Microsoft Surface Go 2 | Intel Pentium 4425Y / 8GB RAM / 128GB SSD | NZ$989 NZ$799 on PB Tech (save NZ$190)

The Surface Go 2 is an affordable tablet flaunting the premium design of Microsoft’s top-tier devices. It comes with Windows 10, but a free upgrade to Windows 11 is on the way. This model is outfitted with an Intel Pentium 4425Y processor, 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. Those specs aren’t particularly high-powered, but this tablet’s price and portability make it a fantastic choice for students. Now NZ$799 from PB Tech, saving you a tidy NZ$190.

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Beats Powerbeats Pro | NZ$379 NZ$299 on TheMarket (save NZ$80)

These true wireless earbuds can provide the energising soundtrack to your workout, without you having to wrangle a mess of cords or neckbands. The PowerBeats Pro are designed with a hook to secure them in place around your ear while you’re exercising and on the move. Our review found they sound good away from the gym too, particularly if you’re a fan of the Beats’ bass heavy sound. Available in the black and white colour variants.

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Kobo Clara HD | NZ$229 NZ$192 on PB Tech (save NZ$37)

If you don’t want to spend the cash on a top-end ereader, the Kobo Clara HD may be just what you’re after. With similar specs to its rival – the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite – this 6-inch ereader comes with a gorgeous screen and 8GB of storage. Our review found it’s easy to hold for long periods of reading, and it’s comfortable to hold in one hand too. This small saving is available from PB Tech, where NZ$37 has been sliced off the price.

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Nintendo Switch Lite | AU$329 AU$259 on Amazon (save AU$70)

This deal on the always-popular Nintendo Switch Lite comes from Amazon Australia, and it’s significantly cheaper than what we can find from local retailers. The Switch Lite is a dedicated handheld device that’s smaller and lighter than the original Nintendo Switch. You will be limited to handheld games, but that still accounts for most of the Nintendo Switch library. Available in turquoise, yellow, coral, blue or grey from Amazon.

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Dell Inspiron 15 (5510) | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | NZ$2,499 NZ$1,499 on Dell (save NZ$1,000)

At 40% off, there’s one grand to be saved on this Dell Inspiron 15. Under the hood you’ll find an 11th-gen Intel i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD – sure to deliver excellent performance at a bargain price. It’s got fast charging too, so you won’t have to be tethered to a power socket all day. This huge discount is available directly from Dell.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 (128GB) | NZ$1,299 NZ$1,000 on Mobile Station (save NZ$299)

It’s not the star of Samsung’s latest family of flagships, but the Galaxy S21 is still a fantastic phone. It’s got a versatile three-camera setup, alongside a powerful chipset and great battery life. It’s not the cheapest price we’ve seen on the phone – that was NZ$899 back in June – but this is still a good price if you missed out back then. This discount is available on the black variant.

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iPhone 12 mini (64GB) | NZ$1,349 NZ$1,029 on TheMarket (save NZ$320)

If you feel like today’s smartphones are getting far too large, the iPhone 12 mini is a great alternative. It doesn’t compromise on quality, with a 5.4-inch OLED display that looks truly fantastic, a versatile camera and 5G connectivity. TheMarket has taken NZ$320 off the blue and purple colour options, no code necessary.

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Bitdefender antivirus suites: up to 50% off | from NZ$45 per year

We’ve rated Bitdefender as our #1 choice for the best antivirus software for over four years now. It offers excellent malware protection and great features at a nice price, and now, you can get up to 50% off a range of subscriptions. Discounts are available on Antivirus Plus (NZ$45), Internet Security (NZ$57.50) or Total Security (NZ$65). No matter your needs, you can protect your devices for (heaps) less with this choice deal.

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