There are a few months before Black Friday and Cyber Monday come our way again, but Australia’s answer to those massive sales is here again. It’s Click Frenzy time Down Under and thousands of online shoppers are going to converge on to bag a fantastic bargain, or two, that could save them plenty.
Created in 2012 as an Australian equivalent to the Cyber Monday sales in the US, only without being linked to the same US-centric timing, the Click Frenzy event centralises hundreds of deals from a large number of Australian online retailers in one location for 24 hours.
While retailers also hold sales on their own sites, the Click Frenzy website is built to withstand enormous concurrent traffic volumes, with a marketplace that will allow shoppers to search by brand, item, category or just browse the large number of deals on offer.
Click Frenzy has officially started as of 7pm AEST today (16 May) and will continue for 24 hours until 7pm tomorrow (Wednesday, 17 May). And given the volume of bargains available, we decided to save you some time and pick out the choicest tech deals there are.
Here are our handpicked Click Frenzy deals:
PCs & LAPTOPS
- Dell Inspiron 15 5000 laptop (from $599): 15-inch laptops with some amount of grunt under the hood rarely come with three-figure price tags. But Dell has slashed prices for Click Frenzy on the Inspiron 15 5000 range. , you get a machine powered by an AMD A6 processor, 8GB of memory and a 1TB hard drive, saving yourself $100 on the RRP of $699. For something with a tad more power, you can get a device with a 7th-generation Intel Core i5 CPU and a 2GB AMD Radeon R7 graphics card the usual retail price. And the model powered by a 7th-gen Intel Core i7 processor is . For something with 16GB RAM and a 256GB SSD, – that’s a whopping 40% off (or a saving of $720) the RRP of $1,798.99.
- Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1 ($1,099): This 13-inch convertible laptop houses a 7th-generation Intel Core i5 processor and comes with 8GB of memory and a 256GB SSD. It also features a backlit keyboard and an infrared camera for facial recognition. In addition, you get to on the usual price tag of $1,499 and get it from Dell for $1,099.
- Dell Inspiron 17 5000 laptop ($1,018.99): This 17-inch laptop from Dell gives you plenty of real estate on a screen with a glossy finish. Plus it’s powered by a 7th-generation Intel Core i7 CPU, with 8GB of memory and a whopping 1TB hard drive for storage. It also houses a Radeon R7 graphics card. And as well – available for $1,018.99, down from $1,698.99.
- Dell Inspiron 24 3000 all-in-one desktop (from $899): If you don’t need a laptop but have the extra room for a 24-inch all-in-one, the Inspiron 24 3000 series could be a great choice. One model features a 7th-generation Intel Core i3 CPU, 4GB RAM and a 1TB HDD, while the other is powered by a Core i5 processor and has 8GB of memory, with price tags of and respectively, saving you up to $300.
- Dell Inspiron 24 7000 all-in-one desktop ($1,699): Powered by a 6th-gen Intel Core i5 CPU, this ultrathin 24-inch desktop comes with 8GB RAM and a 1TB hard drive, along with a 4GB Nvidia GeForce 940M graphics card. Plus, the articulating stand allows you to orient the monitor at any angle between -5 and 60 degrees or lay it completely flat. on this beautifully designed machine, available for $1,699 – down from $1,999.
- HP Omen 17 ($2,199): HP’s Omen is a 17-inch beast of a gaming laptop, with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GPU, a quad-core Intel i7 processor, and 16GB RAM – this could handle whatever you throw at it. You can knock a sweet $1,500 off the asking price of $3,699 at the HP store, which brings it down to .
- HP Pavilion 15 laptop ($1,279): Available in Blizzard White, this 15-inch laptop from HP features an Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM and a 1TB hard drive. Plus . It’s available for $1,279, down from $1,699.
- Motorola Moto X Force ($309): This is one robust phone, featuring an uncommonly tough screen and smooth performance. We tested this mid-range phone and . And the budget price tag has dropped lower, thanks to Click Frenzy – you can , down from $439. But be aware that the stock can come from sources around the world, so purchase products from DWI if you’re comfortable with that.
- Sony 49-inch 4K HDR TV ($888): 4K TVs are becoming more affordable, but there are very few that boast HDR, a big brand name, and a 49-inch display at this price. You can grab Sony’s X8000D for a massive $1,211 off the RRP of $2,099, bringing it down to .
- Sony EX150AP in-ear headphones ($23.99): If you’re looking for no-frills in-ear headphones on a budget, the EX150AP from Sony are compact, come with an inline remote and a range of colours. You drop the $79.95 down to a mega-affordable $23.99 when you buy from the Sony store, available in , , , , , and .
- Sony h.ear go Bluetooth speaker (pink; $119.60): For a powerful and premium portable sound in a pretty pink package, the h.ear go Bluetooth speaker is the way to … go. Taking the price down from $299 to sounds pretty great to us.
- Sony Smart B-Trainer wearable music player ($50): Sony could replace this line with something from its Walkman series, but in the meantime you can grab an incredible deal on a portable music player with 16GB of storage, heartbeat-matched playback, and Bluetooth connectivity. These usually cost $249 at the Sony store, but now you can grab them for only $50 in , , , , and .
- Bose QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones: Bose has brought its fantastic noise-cancelling technology to a pair of wireless headphones and it's done so without any of the traditional drawbacks of wireless headphones. They sound great, their battery life is long enough for all but the longest of flights and they’re comfortable. And for just 24 hours, you can get the or QC35 for 399.20 from the Microsoft Store, saving you nearly $100 on a great pair of headphones.
- Jabra Sport Rox Bluetooth earbuds ($49): Who needs wires and cables these days? Feel and move free with Jabra’s Sport Rox wireless in-ear headphones, and feel even better knowing they’re half price. They’re , saving you $50.
CAMERAS & ACCESSORIES
- Sony RX100 IV digital compact camera ($999): Sony’s premium 20MP compact camera features a 1.0-type Exmor RS CMOS sensor for fast shutter speeds and a 24-70mm F1.8-2.8 Zeiss lens. And it’s from a lofty $1,399, offering a saving of $400.
- DJI Mavic PRO ($1,789): This is DJI’s most portable drone packed full of features, incuding a 12MP/4K ground-facing camera. It can reach speeds of up to 65kmph in ‘Sports Mode’ and has been designed to fly steadily in rough weather conditions. Get the . That’s down from $2,199, saving you $410. But stock can come from international sources, so make sure you’re fine with that before buying anything from DWI.