Best Australian tech deals: cheap gadgets and online sales for September 2023

Apple iPad 10.9 (2022) on pink background
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On the hunt for a new tablet? There’s a deal on the Apple iPad 10.9 (2022) worth considering. Scoring a neat AU$100 off for either the 64GB or 256GB options with Wi-Fi, the 2022 iPad offers an affordable alternative to Apple’s more premium tablets, making it a great option for streaming videos or playing simple games on while you’re out and about.

For more hardcore gamers, Amazon has slashed AU$121 off the PlayStation 5 (disc version) ahead of its second Prime Day sale in October (called Prime Big Deal Days). Coming with one of the best PC controllers we’ve ever put our hands on, the PlayStation 5 packs a punch in performance, boasts fantastic user experience and has a pretty sweet library of games.

There’s still time to score a deal in Dyson’s Spring sale or pick up the Motorola Edge 30 Pro on sale plus more below, so check out the best tech deals to kickstart your weekend.

Deals added Friday, September 22

Apple iPad 10.9 (2022, 64GB, Wi-Fi)

Apple iPad 10.9 (2022, 64GB, Wi-Fi) | AU$749 AU$649 at JB Hi-Fi (save AU$100)

The iPad 10.9 (2022) is what we consider the most affordable iPad in our best tablets list, and that’s thanks to its design, performance and cost when compared to the more premium models such as the iPad Pro. Coming with a stunning 10.9-inch Super Retina screen and the A14 Bionic chip, you can score AU$100 off the silver, blue, yellow and pink colour options with 64GB and Wi-Fi at JB Hi-Fi.

PlayStation 5

PlayStation 5 | AU$799.95 AU$678 at Amazon (save AU$121.95)

It’s not the lowest price we’ve seen on the PlayStation 5, but it’s still a pretty sweet deal if you want to score yourself what we consider one of the best gaming consoles available in 2023. With powerful performance and a massive library of games, it’s no wonder that we gave it 4.5-stars in our PlayStation 5 review.

JB Hi-Fi also has the standard console for this price, as well as the PS5 with two controllers on sale for AU$744.

Lenovo Legion Slim 5

Lenovo Legion Slim 5 | Ryzen 7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / RTX 4060 | AU$2,949 AU$1,949 at Lenovo (save AU$1,000) 

Make gaming a bit more portable with AU$1,000 off the Lenovo Legion Slim 5. Packing in a Ryzen 7 chip and an RTX 4060 graphics card, you’ll be able to enjoy a decent range of games on its 14-inch OLED display that offers a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. It’s not the beefiest gaming laptop out there, but it does slip in under AU$2,000 with this saving and packs in 512GB of storage and 16GB of RAM as well.

It Takes Two (Switch)

It Takes Two (Switch) | AU$59 AU$24 at JB Hi-Fi (save AU$25)

It Takes Two will have you cooperating with a friend, partner or family member in a series of challenges reliant on cooperation. Jump in on a crazy adventure that follows the story of Cody and May, a married couple on the brink of divorce who find themselves trapped in the body of dolls owned by their daughter who is desperately wanting to keep the family together. JB Hi-Fi has the best deal on this game for the Nintendo Switch currently, bringing it down to AU$24 before shipping – 50% off its regular price.

Previous days' deals that are still available

Samsung Galaxy S23 5G (128GB)

Samsung Galaxy S23 5G (128GB) | AU$1,349 AU$1,099 at JB Hi-Fi (save AU$250)

While it might not pack the cameras of the flagship Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra handset, the Samsung Galaxy S23 has scored a 20% discount at JB Hi-FI. Available in black, cream, green and lilac, it was labelled as ‘a palm-friendly winner’ in our Samsung Galaxy S23 review as it fits comfortably in one's hand without compromising on quality or features as it packs in a Dynamic AMOLED display and three rear cameras including a 50MP main, 12MP ultrawide and a 10MP telephoto.

Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute

Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute | AU$1,299 AU$799 at Dyson (save AU$500)

Sneaking onto our best vacuums list as a great option for a mid-range Dyson, the Dyson Cyclone V10 might be a little older, but it still packs quite a punch. With AU$500 off directly from the source, the Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute will help get your home spring ready thanks to a variety of attachments and a versatile design that will let you get into hard-to-reach places. It only will give around a 30-minute runtime however, so that’s something to keep in mind if you have a larger space.

Ultimate Ears Boom 3

Ultimate Ears Boom 3 | AU$199.95 AU$159.99 at Amazon (save AU$40)

The Ultimate Ears Boom 3 will let you blast your favourite music regardless of where you are. This stylish wireless speaker nabbed a solid 4-star rating in our Ultimate Ears Boom 3 review, thanks to its waterproof and dust-proof rating (IP67) and its ability to get loud, making it a great option for blasting music at a party, so long as it doesn’t go for longer than its 15 hour battery life. It’s picked up the biggest discount of AU$40 for the black option on Amazon, with other colours also picking up various discounts.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch)

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch) | AU$89.95 AU$64 at Amazon (save AU$25.95)

Looking for a fun game to play with friends? Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has picked up a AU$25 discount on Amazon, letting you battle it out as your favourite Nintendo characters for less. With iconic characters including Mario, Link, Kirby, Pikachu, Samus and many more, you’ll have to learn how to smash your opponents to ensure victory across some of the most recognisable stages from some of the most well-known Nintendo games.

Dyson Gen5detect Absolute

Dyson Gen5detect Absolute | AU$1,549 AU$997 at Dyson (save AU$552)

Want a vacuum that really sucks? Look no further than the Dyson Gen5detect, offering one of the most powerful suctions we’ve seen from Dyson so far. Ditching the trigger from Dyson’s V-series vacuums, the Gen5detect still looks the part of a Dyson stick vacuum, but uses an on/off button instead, something we first saw in the V12 Detect Slim. Just note, it’s pretty heavy compared to other Dyson vacuums, but with its larger size you’re getting up to 70 minutes of runtime, whereas other vacuums generally only offer up to 60 minutes.

Dyson Airwrap Complete

Dyson Airwrap Complete | AU$949 AU$699 at Dyson (save AU$250)

The Dyson Airwrap offers a way to style your hair using less heat and more air – and it normally carries a very hefty price tag. While still a big investment, a AU$250 discount directly from Dyson is a welcome saving, and you’ll be getting a versatile hair styling device with multiple attachments including curling barrels and a convenient carry case. Myer also has this hairstyler discounted to AU$699 currently.

Nintendo Switch OLED

Nintendo Switch OLED | AU$539 AU$449 at Amazon (save AU$90)

We’ve seen the Nintendo Switch OLED pick up some bigger discounts before, but if you’re keen on a console that can be used as both a handheld device and plugged into a TV, then AU$90 off is still a decent saving. Coming with a 7-inch OLED display that offers a very pretty picture, as well as two Joy-Cons in either the neon red/blue colourway or the white option, you’ll be able to play the latest Nintendo games wherever you go. We called it a great upgrade in our Nintendo Switch OLED review, so it’s also worth looking into if you want to upgrade from the original Nintendo Switch.

HP Envy x360 Evo (WUXGA)

HP Envy x360 Evo (WUXGA) | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD |  AU$2,499 AU$1,799 at JB Hi-Fi (save AU$700)

Looking for a versatile 2-in-1 laptop? There’s AU$700 off the HP Envy x360 Evo at JB Hi-Fi, and this flexible device is a great option for students and professionals alike. While it has the previous generation of Intel Core CPUs, (we’re up to the 13th gen now), it still boasts a decent spec list – a 12th-gen Intel Core i7 chip along with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage packed into a 13.3-inch laptop with a 1920 x 1200 IPS touchscreen monitor that can be folded back on itself to act as a tablet while in presentations or meetings.

Motorola Edge 30 Pro

Motorola Edge 30 Pro | AU$995 AU$488 at The Good Guys (save AU$507)

Score a discount of over 50% off, the Motorola Edge 30 Pro is a solid deal to snatch up if you’re after an Android handset but don’t want to fork out over AU$500. Our Motorola Edge 30 Pro review noted that while its design is a little uninspired, its 6.7-inch FHD display is a standout, boasting a 144Hz refresh rate as well as a snappy response that made navigation on the handset a delight. It also has a battery life of around a day, with fast and wireless charging options, and a selection of cameras that are decent for taking photos in good lighting, but a little disappointing in darker environments.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (40mm, black)

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (40mm, black) | AU$399 AU$249 at Amazon (save AU$150)

When we did our Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 review, we gave it a solid 4-star rating thanks to the lightweight design, snappy performance and a battery life of around two days. There’s been two new versions of the Samsung Galaxy Watch since, so it’s no surprise that we’re seeing discounts from retailers including Samsung and Rebel Sports. But the current best deal on this smartwatch is from Amazon, knocking a total of AU$150 off, so if you’re after one of the best Wear OS smartwatches, it’s a nice bargain.

HP EliteBook 860 G10 laptop

HP EliteBook 860 G10 laptop | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$3,360 AU$2,688 at HP (save AU$672 + get a bonus AU$150 gift card)

If you’re in need of a new PC for business, HP has a pretty sweet bonus offer – score up to AU$150 in gift cards that you can use across a range of stores including Amazon, Myer, Adore and more, with eligible business PCs from now until October 31. Plus, there’s also 20% off a range of HP EliteBook laptops, including this one that comes with a 13th-gen Intel Core i7 chip, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD.

TCL C845 Mini LED TV (55C845)

TCL C845 Mini LED TV (55C845) | AU$1,990 AU$1,335 at Appliance Central (save AU$655)

Looking for a 55-inch TV at a discounted price? The TCL C845 Mini LED TV has picked up a AU$655 saving. With more dimming zones but the same number of Mini LEDs as its predecessor, the C835, the C845 has more control over light, so you can enjoy a picture with greater contrast and brightness.

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Petra Player
Writer, TechRadar Australia

Petra is new to the industry, but has had a long-time love of tech, gaming and entertainment, which she now gets to indulge by writing for TechRadar. She’s also keen on sharing news about deals and discounts in the APAC region – with a background in archaeology, she’ll dig deep to find the best deals and thanks to her long history in retail, knows what makes a good bargain. She also is a bit of a keyboard hobbyist, having found enjoyment with mechanical keyboards during 2020’s lockdown, and has big plans to build a fully custom matching keyboard and PC in the near future.