The best Australian tech deals

UPDATE: We'll be a taking a hiatus until the new year begins and floods us again with fresh new deals each day. Until then, we're bringing you some pre-Christmas sales and deals, updated each day, to help you maximise your savings when doing your Christmas shopping.

Well, those crazy sales have wrapped up – Black Friday and Cyber Monday are aught but a memory – but what's this? Is that Christmas I see looming ahead of me?

That's right, for the month of December, we're giving our regular deals page the rest it deserves and instead gathering all the best Australian pre-Christmas sales and seasonal deals so you can score some cheap tech gifts these holidays.

There are still a few lingering deals hanging out below, so rifle through the wreckage if you want to pick up a cheeky bargain.

Deals added Wednesday, November 29

Apple MacBook Pro with Touch Bar 15-inch 512GB ($3,280; save $819): Thinner and with a bit more grunt under the hood than the previous models of the MacBook Pro, the latest laptops from Apple pack a punch. And the Touch Bar offers shortcuts to users that can be useful. The retail price for the 15-inch models begin at $3,499, but you can save a whopping $819 on this premium device, featuring a 2.6GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 512GB onboard storage and 16GB of memory, by heading to eBay, applying the code PMYER at checkout and grabbing this 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar for $3,280.View Deal

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (from $1519.20; save 20%): Got no need for the Touch Bar? You can still get a 2017 version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro for lesser than its retail value by heading to eBay and getting 20% off the listed price. Currently the 256GB 13-inch MacBook Pro can be yours for $1,759, saving you about $440 on the usual RRP, while the 128GB version of the MacBook Pro is on sale for $1,519.20, down from $1,899. But this discount is only available if you use the code PMYER at checkout until December 4.View Deal

Apple iMac 27-inch 5K Retina display desktop PC ($2,959 ; save $489.80): Need a desktop computer instead of a laptop? Apple’s latest iMac is also on sale on eBay with 20% off when using the code PMYER at checkout until December 4. Featuring a dazzling Retina 5K display that brighter than the older versions, a 3.8GHz Intel Core processor and Radeon Pro 500 series graphics, this 27-inch iMac carries a price tag of $2,959.20 after discount, saving you nearly $490.View Deal

Beats PowerBeats 3 in-ear headphones ($207.20 ;save $51.80): These in-ear buds from Beats are aimed at the fitness fanatics. They’re solidly built and promise a great battery life. Sound quality is great and thanks to Apple’s new W1 chip, the PowerBeats 3 can be used with the Apple Watch Series 3 for calls as well. It’s currently got 20% off on eBay, bringing the price of the PowerBeats 3 sports buds down to just over $207 from $259. Just be sure to use the code PMYER at checkout, with the offer expiring on December 4.View Deal

Bose QuietComfort QC35 II noise-cancelling headphones ($399.20; save $100): The second iteration of the ever-popular QC35 noise-cancelling cans from Bose is an improvement on near perfection. With Google Assistant now integrated into the headphones, these will be the only cans you need to shut the world out. Grab a pair of the QC 35 II in silver from eBay for just $399.20 with the code PMYER at checkout until December 4.View Deal

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Previous days' deals that are still available

The best deals from Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017 still available

Apple MacBooks, iMacs and Mac minis for 10% off: The Good Guys is offering a flat 10% off its range of Apple Mac computers with the use of the promo code BFAPPLE at checkout. That includes the latest-model MacBooks (the entry-level 13-inch/128GB MacBook Pro is down to $1,709.10 saving you almost $190, while the higher-end 13-inch version with 256GB and Touchbar is $2,429.10, or $269 off) and 21- and 27-inch iMacs (the cheapest 21-inch iMac with 4K display is down to $1,709.10, again around $190 off, while the mid-range 27-inch iMac with 5K display and 1TB of storage is priced at $2,699.10, or about $300 off). Note that some specific models are already on back-order, but can still be purchased with that 10% discount… provided you’re willing to wait a little longer for delivery.

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 512GB/16GB/Core i7 laptop ($2,239; down from $2,799): Dell has managed to cram a 13-inch display into a 11-inch chassis by making the screen practically bezel-less. The 13.3-inch InfinityEdge display on the XPS 13 boasts an impressive Quad HD+ (3,200 x 1,800) resolution. It even manages a long battery life and tops our list of the 10 best Ultrabooks of 2017. This configuration features an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD, with a $500 discount to boot. Head to Dell’s site and this XPS 13 2-in-1 can be yours for $2,239.

Dell XPS 13 Laptop ($1,599, save $400): If you're not after a 2-in-1 option but you're after the portability and power that comes with it, then Dell's XPS 13 laptop is an excellent choice. With the InfinityEdge display you'll get more screen for less bulk, and considering this laptop is packing a 7th-gen Intel Core processor and 8GB of RAM, it's a veritable portable powerhouse. You can save $400 if you buy the Dell XPS 13 Laptop for $1,599 from the company's own site.

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 Laptop ($1,379, save $920): Featuring a brand-new 8th-generation Intel Core i7 CPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD, a Full HD display and an infrared camera for facial recognition, this 15-inch 2-in-1 convertible laptop from Dell usually comes with a premium price tag of $2,299, but head over to Dell’s store and you can save close to a grand on this Dell Inspiron 15 7000, bringing it down to $1,379.

Dell Inspiron 24 5000 all-in-one desktop PC ($1,699; save $300): This 24-inch desktop computer features a 7th-generation AMD A12 processor, alongside 16GB of memory and a 128GB SSD, plus a touchscreen FHD display for you to interact with your work. And with a Radeon  RX 560 graphics card, you should be able to manage 60fps in most games too. Dell is giving you the chance to save $300 on this machine, so head on over to the company’s eBay page where the Inspiron 24 5000 all-in-one PC is available for $1,699, down from $1,999.

Bose QC25 noise-cancelling headphones (from $289; save up to $110): With exemplary sound quality and equally excellent ambient noise cancellation, the QC25s will suit the serious or the casual listener. It usually carries a premium price tag of $399, but if you’re after the Apple version, the Bose QC25s can be yours for $289 at Apollo Hi-Fi. The Android version, however, will set you back by another $10 at Harvey Norman where the QC25s are $299.

Sonos Play:1 speaker ($225; save $74): Sonos’ signature sound quality with a smaller price tag sounds like a darn good deal to us. You can now snag the Sonos Play:1 for just $225, down from $299, at Todds Hi-Fi. This little speaker can fit into any snug little spot or can be used in the kitchen and even bathroom. So stream your favourite tunes through the house via Wi-Fi and control with the dedicated app.

Google Home smart speaker ($146; save $53): Get help with planning your day or with the little things that need doing around the house, like switching off your smart lighting system. Google Home is here to help. Usually retailing at $199 apiece, you can now save over $50 on the smart speaker and get yourself a Google Home for $146 from Harvey Norman.

Olympus E-M10 Mk II single 14-42mm EZ lens kit ($678; save 15%): With a compact and stylish body and coming kitted out with a 14-42mm lens, this interchangeable lens mirrorless camera in Olympus’ OM-D range is an excellent choice for prosumer photographers. You can read our E-M10 MK II review to find out just why we like it so much. And, for Black Friday, you can save plenty on this cool little shooter by heading to The Good Guys and applying the code BFCAMERA at checkout and snagging the E-M10 Mark II single lens kit for $678, down from $789.

Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SATA III SSD ($389): Generally considered as the best value-for-money SSD on the market, the Samsung Evo series is worth checking out if you’re after plenty of storage but don’t want to be weighed down by older HDD load times. This 1TB SSD offers plenty of storage space and features SATA III and Samsung’s own 3D V-NAND for faster read and write speeds. You can get the Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SSD for only $389 from Mwave, which is the cheapest we’ve seen it anywhere.

Canon Pixma Pro-100S A3 Photo Inkjet Printer ($559, save $140): For the photographers and professionals out there, this Canon Pixma A3 Inkjet is sure to do justice to your shots. Capable of A3 photo-quality printing up to a resolution of 4,800 x 2,400, this wireless printer can churn it out when it needs to or capture the magic of your photos or business materials in hard form. You can have the Canon Pixma Pro-100S Inkjet Printer for only $559 if you shop at the Good Guys, but you’ll need to enter the code BFPRINTER during checkout.

Microsoft Xbox One S 500GB with Assassin's Creed Origins ($257): If you're not after a 1TB console and but you do want to dive right into the latest Assassin's Creed, Harvey Norman has a stellar bundle that comes in at well under $300! Get this Xbox One S 500GB bundle for only $257 at Harvey Norman.

Call of Duty: WWII or Assassin’s Creed Origins (From $49): The cheapest we’ve found these latest hot titles has been from Harvey Norman, starting at $49. You can get Call of Duty: WWII (PS4) or Call of Duty: WWII (Xbox One) for $54, or on PC for $49. Assassin’s Creed Origins on PS4 or Assassin’s Creed Origins on Xbox One are both $59 too.

Dyson AM09 Hot + Cool fan heater ($399; save $200): Heat your room in winter while using the same device to cool your home in summer. Dyson’s premium AM09 Hot + Cool fans are versatile and look like a piece of modern art. If you’ve been wanting one of these fans, you can now save $200 on eBay and snag a Dyson Hot + Cool fan for $399 in black and white.

Deals added Wednesday, November 22

Apple iPad 9.7 32GB Wi-Fi ($397, down from $469): It’s not often these premium tablets go on sale, but Officeworks has dropped prices on Apple’s iPads. You can now snag an iPad 9.7 (2017 version) for $397 although it still retails for $469 on the Apple Store.

Apple AirPods ($198; down from $229): If you’ve managed to get yourself a brand-new iPhone X (or even the iPhone 8/8 Plus) or an Apple Watch Series 3, complement them by going truly wireless with Apple’s AirPods. No more tangly cables, just total freedom with automatic connection with your iPhone. It retails for $229 on the Apple Store, but you can snag a pair of AirPods for $198 from Harvey Norman.

Bose SoundTrue Ultra in-ear headphones ($99; down from $179): It’s a good time to be shopping for tech, especially if you’ve been after a set of Bose headphones that promise comfort alongside delivering superb sound. Until 28 November, Harvey Norman has the Apple-compatible version of the Bose SoundTrue Ultra in-ear buds on sale for just $99. If you’re after the Android version, head to Apollo Hi-Fi and grab a pair of the SoundTrue Ultra headphones for the same price.That’s a saving of $80 for a set of Bose in-ear buds.