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LG’s 48-inch A2 OLED is still just $570 at Best Buy

LG’s 48-inch A2 OLED is still just $570 at Best Buy

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Best Buy’s eye-opening Black Friday deal from last week is still going strong. The A2 has a 60Hz refresh rate, which is lower than pricier OLED TVs, but it should be a solid purchase if you want to see what OLED is all about.

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LG’s A2 OLED in a marketing image showcasing a colorful chromatic pattern.
LG’s A2 may not have every feature that’s present in pricier OLEDs, but it can still deliver a phenomenal picture.
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Having an OLED 4K TV on your wish list used to be a dream that few could afford to make come true, but that’s not the case anymore. If you’re looking for something in the $600 range, Best Buy has the 48-inch LG A2 for $569.99. The previous-gen A1 never dropped so low in price, so it’s great to see that this special discount has stuck around for the past couple of weeks. This OLED TV is one of Best Buy’s top early Black Friday deals, and it’s eligible for the retailer’s extended holiday return period that lasts until January 14th, 2023.

We haven’t tested the A2, but we know that it’s positioned at the bottom of LG’s OLED lineup, below the B2 and C2. The main spec difference between the A2 and pricier models is its standard 60Hz refresh rate and its lack of HDMI 2.1 ports for gaming in 4K at fast refresh rates. Those are features reserved for the B2 and up. Still, the A2 is a showcase of what OLED is capable of, including the most realistic black levels, great viewing angles, and splashy contrast. The review site Rtings.com says that the A2 gets brighter than the A1, though not as bright as the C2 that has LG’s new for 2022 Evo OLED panel.

LG A2 OLED TV (48-inch)

$130056% off
$570

If you want an amazing-looking display at a somewhat low price, LG’s A2 OLED is one to keep an eye on over the holidays. It lacks the high refresh rate panel and brightness of the pricier LG C2, but the A2 is a lower barrier to entry to fantastic picture quality.

Yesterday, my colleague Alice Newcome-Beill highlighted this incredible iPad Air (2020) deal from Walmart. Stock is dwindling, but you can still get the space gray color of Apple’s 64GB iPad Air for just $349 ($120 off the sale price). Currently, all five colors are available in the 256GB model for $499 ($100 less than the sale price).

Stock of this 2020 iPad Air has depleted at almost every major retailer, so it might be worth picking this up if you’ve been considering a new iPad. This deal spurred some fun chatter in The Verge’s Slack, especially about how it compares to the new 10th-gen iPad. For $100 less, this iPad Air has similar specs, plus compatibility with the superior second-gen Apple Pencil. Read our review of the 2020 iPad Air.

The 2020 iPad Air and new iPad Mini have the same design and shape as the iPad Pro

2020 iPad Air (Wi-Fi)

$75033% off
$499

The 2020 iPad Air includes thinner bezels around the display and has relocated the Touch ID fingerprint sensor to the power button at the top of the device.

Nvidia announced a limited-time discount on a subscription to its GeForce Now cloud game streaming service. The Priority tier is just $29.99 for six months, compared to $49.99. This tier offers 1080p / 60 frames per second gameplay, six-hour game sessions (compared to just one-hour sessions for the free tier), and access to a faster virtual gaming PC that can display ray-traced graphics. This promotion will last until November 20th.

In case you aren’t aware, GeForce Now lets you remotely play games that you own on Steam, Epic Games Store, and Ubisoft Connect through one cloud streaming portal. You can launch the app (available on Android, Google TV, ChromeOS, PC, macOS, and some smart TVs) and access them over Wi-Fi or cellular connection. Connecting via ethernet will give you the best results, but I’ve had good experiences with streaming via Wi-Fi.

$30

Nvidia’s GeForce Now lets you play PC games that you already own (plus some free-to-play titles like Fortnite) while you’re away. The Priority tier lets you play games at up to 1080p at 60 frames per second with ray-tracing graphics.

Some more deals for you

  • It’s far from the first time we’ve told readers about this 33 percent off deal on the Google Pixel 6A, but it bears repeating in case you’ve missed it. It launched in the summer for $449, but in time for the holidays, you can get the 128GB model for just $299. That’s a very good price since it’s a phone that’s about as powerful as the Pixel 6. Read our review.
  • The third-generation Amazon Echo Show 10 is $80 off, and it comes with six months of free Amazon Music Unlimited service that new users can redeem. This model debuted for $249.99, but it’s just $169.99 now. The Echo Show 10 smart display can physically move its screen to keep you in the frame (by way of camera tracking), which is handy if you want to move around while you’re on a video call or if you’re walking around the kitchen as you follow along with a recipe. Read our review.