Pre-Christmas sales and seasonal deals in Australia

'Tis the season for shopping and through the merry month of Christmas there will be plenty of sales and bargains that will help you get your gift shopping done with savings still in the bank. 

These Christmas deals will keep shoppers happy and primed until the huge Boxing Day sales land this year.

So if you’re still looking for some Christmas gift ideas – that console bundle for the gamer in your family, or that brand-new TV you’ve been wanting – then keep an eye on this page as we update it practically every day with fresh new deals to save you some Christmas dosh.

Don’t get too excited, however, as some retailers and manufacturers are only dropping a deal or two each day on the lead up to Christmas. But the Australian TechRadar team is here to list all the biggest bargains on the best tech products. 

LAPTOPS & TABLETS

Dell XPS 13 laptop (from $1,599; down from $1,999): Dell has managed to cram a 13-inch display into a 11-inch chassis by making the screen practically bezel-less, just one of the reasons that it tops our list of the 10 best Ultrabooks of 2017. Two models are for sale right now on Dell's store, so if you want the latest model with the 8th-gen Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and a Full HD display, you can get the new Dell XPS 13 for only $1,599, down from $1,999. If you're after a little more grunt, you can have a 7th-gen Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, and a Quad HD+ display in your Dell XPS 13 for only $2,249, brought down from $2,999.View Deal

Microsoft Surface Laptop i5/128GB ($1,194; save 20%): Personifying portability, the latest Surface Laptop from Microsoft marries a thin and light design with powerful components that promise great performance. You can save 20% on the i5/128GB configuration of the Surface Laptop at Harvey Norman, where it’s now available for $1,194.View Deal

Microsoft Surface Pro m3 2-in-1 laptop ($957; save 20%): Microsoft calls this “the tablet that can replace your laptop”, and perhaps it can. The latest iteration of the 12.3-inch Surface Pro features an Intel Core m3 CPU and 4GB of memory, with the Surface Pen sold separately. The 128GB version of the Microsoft Surface Pro is now available for $957 at Harvey Norman, saving you 20% on the usual RRP.View Deal

Windows laptop + Windows Mixed Reality Headset (save $800 on the bundle): Getting yourself a new laptop could mean you could snag yourself a Windows mixed reality headset as well. You get the choice of which headset you’d like – either Dell or HP – along with laptops like the Dell XPS 15 and the Asus ROG Strix GL502VS-GZ365T gaming laptop. The price of the laptop + Windows Mixed Reality headset bundles begin at $2,198 and all of them save you $800.View Deal

Dell XPS 15 laptop ($2,549.15; save $449.85): If you’re not too keen on a Windows Mixed Reality headset, you can still get yourself a brand-new laptop. Dell labels its premium 15-inch XPS laptop as a powerhouse, promising great performance with an InfinityEdge display for sharp images. Powered by an Intel Core i7 CPU, this Windows machine features 16GB of memory and a 512GB SSD alongside a glorious 4K UHD monitor and nearly $450 saving. Head on over to the Microsoft Store to snag the Dell XPS 15 laptop for $2,549.15, down from $2,999.

HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 laptop (from $2,399; save up to $465.70): HP’s flagship 2-in-1 is thinner, lighter and faster. It promises excellent battery life and is quick to charge up as well. This 13-inch beauty features audio from Bang & Olufsen and is also on sale at the Microsoft Store, with the Core i7 model (along with 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD) of the HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 hybrid is available for just over $2,633, saving you $465 on the RRP of $3,099. If you don’t need 512GB of storage space, you can get the 256GB version of the Spectre x360 for $2,029, which is a saving of nearly $360 on the RRP of $2,399.View Deal

Lenovo ThinkPad E470 laptop ($989; usually $1,499): Designed for productivity, this 14-inch laptop from Lenovo can be configured to suit your needs – and your wallet. For just $999, the E470 features an Intel Core i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD and a 2GB Nvidia GeForce 940MX graphics chip. Pick up the Lenovo ThinkPad E470 for $999 and save $510 on a laptop with enough grunt under the hood to get your work done and then still have some to spare. Just be sure to use the eCoupon HOLIDAY.View Deal

Lenovo ThinkPad E570 laptop ($1,039, usually $1,779): If you’re after something with a tad more heft in the display department than the E470 above (albeit at the expense of some portability) then the ThinkPad E570 is also on sale at Lenovo. You’ll get the same Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD but the Full HD display is 15.6-inch rather than 14-inch, and there’s a Nvidia Geforce GTX 950M rather than 940MX. Save $740 and get the Lenovo ThinkPad E570 laptop for only $1,039, just be sure to enter the eCoupon HOLIDAY.View Deal

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 5 laptop ($1,599; save $400): Lenovo promises that this lightweight and slim 14-inch laptop is tough, thanks to its carbon-fibre reinforced chassis. Within the chassis is housed an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. The laptop even features a Full HD display. The latest iteration of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is on sale for $1,599 at Lenovo, saving you $400 on the RRP of $1,999. Just be sure to use the code HAPPY at checkout to avail the discount.

Lenovo Yoga 370 2-in-1 ($1,429, save $670): Ideal for people after both power and portability, the Yoga 370 exists in the perfect middle-ground between a tablet and notebook without skimping on power. The configuration on sale with the use of the code HAPPY at checkout comes with 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, and an Intel Core i5 processor in a 13-inch chassis. This particular model of the Lenovo Yoga 370 2-in-1 laptop can be yours for $1,429, down from $2,099, saving you a cool $670.

SMARTPHONES

iPhone 6S Plus 32GB ($747; down from $849): The iPhone X might be making waves in the market right now, but that doesn’t mean the older models of the iPhone aren’t any good. The iPhone 6S series was, and still are, great handsets, and it’s the best time to grab one as the prices have dropped. But head to Harvey Norman and you can save over $100 on the 32GB model of the iPhone 6S Plus, now available for just $747.View Deal

HOME AV

Chromecast Ultra ($55; down from $99): Capable of up to 4K resolution, the Chromecast Ultra is a nifty little device that will easily stream, or ‘cast’, your favourite videos from your phone, tablet or laptop onto your TV. Just plug it into your TV’s HDMI port and set up. The Chromecast Ultra is available at JB Hi-Fi for just $55, down from its usual $99 RRP.

TCL 60-inch P20US 4K smart TV ($999; down from $1,499): If you’re after a 4K TV that won’t burn a hole in your pocket, JB Hi-Fi has a 60-inch TCL that might tickle your fancy. The TCL 60P20US runs the latest Android operating system and is Bluetooth-enabled as well. You can save a cool $500 on the TCL 60P20US by getting one for just $999.View Deal

Samsung 65-inch MU6100 4K UHD TV ($1,998; down from $2,498): If you’re after a 4K TV from one of the bigger brands, Samsung’s 65-inch MU6100 is also on sale at JB Hi-Fi, offering up a $500 saving. For rich 4K images on a UHD screen, you can get the 65-inch Samsung MU6100 4K TV for $1,998, down from $2,498.

HEADPHONES & SPEAKERS

Google Home Mini ($53; down from $79): Getting set up with a smart speaker to help you with the little things around the house couldn’t get cheaper than this. Control your smart home systems, like lighting, with Google Assistant, or catch up on the news, weather or anything else you want, with the voice command “OK, Google”. The doughnut-sized Google Home Mini is on sale for just $53 at Harvey Norman, saving you $26 on the retail price of $79. In case the stock runs out, Home Mini is also available for $55 at JB Hi-Fi as well.View Deal

Google Home smart speaker ($128; down from $199): The first smart speaker with a digital assistant to help you with the little things to officially make its way to Aussie shores is seeing a bit of a price drop during the Christmas period. It’s the perfect time to grab a Google Home and ask Assistant to keep you up to date with the news, weather, and even help with recipes for Christmas lunch. Google Home is now only $128 at Harvey Norman, down from its usual $199 RRP.View Deal

UE Roll Bluetooth speaker ($53.10; down from $99): This would be great as a Christmas gift – for yourself or for someone else – as UE’s affordable Bluetooth speaker just got even cheaper. Head to The Good Guys and apply the code 10SALE at checkout and you can score an additional 10% off on an already discounted item. This brings the price of the UE Roll down to just over $53.

Sony h.ear Go 2 noise-cancelling wireless headphones ($349; down from $399.95): Sony’s second iteration to its h.ear go range of headphones and speakers is an over-ear set of cans that promise excellent sound quality, and features digital noise cancellation and Bluetooth connectivity. For one day only (December 12) these cans are on sale on Sony’s website with a saving of $50 and comes with a bonus pair of headphones worth $85 as well. Get the Sony h.ear Go 2 cans for $349.

APPLIANCES

Breville The Barista Express coffee machine ($625; down from $899): Get your regular dose of coffee every day just the way you like it without having to go to the cafe. Breville’s The Barista coffee machine was designed to not waste beans by grinding just the amount you need. You can get the Breville The Barista Express coffee machine from Billy Guyatt’s for $625.View Deal

MISCELLANEOUS

PS4 Pro 1TB, Doom, The Evil Within 2, Gran Turismo Sport, Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind ($499): Not only is this relatively cheap for the console itself, but the fact that you get a sweet four-game combo with it makes it terrific value. Doom and The Evil Within 2 have you covered first-person shooters and demonic beings, while Gran Turismo Sport will give those racing enthusiasts their fill and Morrowind will keep the fantasy RPG peeps happy. Grab this incredible PS4 Pro bundle from EB Games eBay store for only $499.

Nintendo Switch grey Joy-Con console ($397; down from $469): Since its launch earlier in 2017, the Nintendo Switch has barely budged from its original RRP of $469 and scarcely saw a discount when bundled with games. But there’s a price drop now and you can score yourself a Nintendo Switch console from Catch for just $397.

Microsoft Xbox One S 500GB Bundles with three games ($309): Microsoft is currently offering some especially good prices on its 500GB Xbox One S consoles, and the best part is, you’ll be getting three free games along with it. Choose from the Forza Horizon 3, Assassin’s Creed Origins, Shadow of War, or Minecraft bundled consoles, and with each one you’ll get NBA 2K18 thrown in the mix, as well as your choice of a free games from Microsoft’s selection, which includes Gears of War 4 and Halo 5. Check out these incredible Xbox One S bundles for $309 at Microsoft’s store.

Sony PlayStation 4 Slim 500GB ($269, save $170): Plenty of appealing bundles can be found for the PS4 system, but if you’re after just the console itself, there’s no better price out there than from Sony’s own store. You can get a 500GB PS4 Slim for only $269 from Sony’s store, saving you $170. Stock is limited and could run out quick, but also remember that this deal is just for 24 hours, expiring at 11:59pm AEST on December 4.

Fitbit Ionic smartwatch ($341; down from $449): Fitbit’s first smartwatch is a fitness tracker at heart, with plenty of fitness-related features and a pretty decent battery life to boot. It retails at $449, but head to JB Hi-Fi and save $108 if you’ve been wanting the latest in the Fitbit range. Right now, the Fitbit Ionic is on sale for $341. It’s available in charcoal/smoke grey as well as in blue-grey/silver colour options.View Deal

Garmin Forerunner 235 running watch ($243; down from $469): For a fitness tracker, the Garmin Forerunner 235 might seem a tad too expensive, but its functionality does justify the cost – it offers music control and audio cues, alongside notifications for calls, texts and social media updates. It’s lightweight, looks good and will keep track of your daily activity. But this is your chance to grab one for almost half price from Harvey Norman, where the Garmin Forerunner 235 is on sale for just $243.View Deal

Sony HDRPJ410 handycam with built-in projector ($299; down from $469): What better time to grab yourself a new camcorder than just Christmas? That way you not only save money, but you’re well prepared to capture all the jolly antics of family and friends over the holiday season. Sony’s HDRPJ410 will not only do that, but will also show the recorded footage on any surface thanks to its built-in projector. The Sony handycam is down to just $299 for one day only (December 8), so get a wriggle on and save yourself $170.