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Shop refurbished laptops and desktops on sale for Earth Day

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Check out these refurbished laptops, desktops, and scanners on sale for Earth Day.
Check out these refurbished laptops, desktops, and scanners on sale for Earth Day.

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Did you know that 20 to 50 million metric tons of electronic waste is thrown out every year across the world? Not only is that harmful to the environment, it’s also hurting your wallet. Yeah, you can buy a new, cheap laptop, but maybe this Earth Day you want to cut down your carbon footprint by purchasing a refurbished one.

In honor of our planet, the PCMag Shop is offering discounts on refurbished computers and accessories — savings you won’t want to pass up.

Shopping refurbished means you can get some decked out laptops at a pretty low price. This 15-inch 2-in-1 has a Full HD IPS touch display, a quad-core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and a huge 512GB SSD. A similar, new model can cost you closer to $1,400, but this refurbished laptop will run you $899.99. 

The XPS is one of the most popular lightweight and sleek laptops Dell has to offer, and for less than $1,000 this is a price point that an Apple with similar specs can’t touch. This laptop has an InfinityEdge touchscreen display and an i7 processor, plus it’s super slim and weighs only 2.7 pounds. Considering its specs, the XPS should cost you around $1,300, but for Earth Day you can get a refurbished one for $899.99.

With a thin and light design, this powerful PC is ideal for watching videos, editing photos, and surfing the web. The laptop has an i5 processor and 8GB RAM along with a 14-inch Full HD IPS touchscreen display. At only $569.99 it’s a great 2-in-1 laptop option.

This desktop with an i7 6-core processor can handle pretty much anything you throw at it. It has an 8GB RAM and 16GB Intel Optane memory, plus a 1TB hard drive. Some of its features include a disc drive, HDMI, USB 3.1, USB 2.0, and USB-C ports. You can grab this refurbished HP desktop for $549.99.

Easily turn your paper documents into searchable digital copies  with this scanner. You’re able to scan double sided documents, business cards, and receipts — plus, the scanner features a 20-page automatic document feeder. Normally this refurbished Epson scanner costs $229.99, but it can be yours for just $134.99.

Save $50 on a Google Home Hub smart display in the PCMag Shop

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Snag an all-inclusive dashboard for each of your devices.
Snag an all-inclusive dashboard for each of your devices.

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Editor’s note: Mashable and PCMag are both owned by Ziff Davis.

We’re lucky to live in such technologically-advanced times, but there are moments when it’s possible to have too much of a good thing. Because we tend to scoop up the latest and greatest in tech as soon as the products drop, we ultimately overload ourselves and end up with tons of devices — more than we could even attempt to use in one day. 

Do yourself a favor and simplify your life by having most of your necessary tech in one place. The Google Home Hub, which is on sale right now for just about the cheapest we’ve ever seen it, makes this possible.

You can score a Google Home Hub smart display for a full $50 off in the PCMag Shop for a limited time — it’s about $20 lower than its most recent Black Friday price, so you know you’re getting a good deal. 

With the Google Home Hub, you can connect with over 5,000 different smart devices? Enjoy interactive streaming, receive alerts and reminders, view your calendar, check the weather, and control everything from one single dashboard using Google Assistant (which also means voice-controls). Youtube, Spotify, and Pandora are accessible through the Google Home Hub as well, and you can even display all your favorite photos on the 7-inch LCD screen while the device is idle. The Home Hub can be integrated with pretty much any smart device you can think of, and you’ll be thankful that you can control it all on one screen. 

Pick up a Google Home Hub smart display for $50 off in the PCMag Shop.

Best TV deals this weekend: Save on Vizio, LG, and more, plus 55-inch TVs for under $400

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Grab a 65-inch Vizio TV for $600 off and get a free $400 Dell gift card.
Grab a 65-inch Vizio TV for $600 off and get a free $400 Dell gift card.

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Happy Easter and chag sameach, everybody. (Although if your mom no longer lets you put out an Easter basket, “happy” may not be the right word.)

But, just like any other holiday weekend, there is literally nothing stopping you from giving a gift to yourself. We scoured Amazon and Walmart to find this weekend’s best TV deals — because we’re sure you’ve already found the candy on sale. (Note to self: Peeps and Reese’s Eggs do not count as meals, so order a slow cooker while you’re at it.)

Has your mom been complaining about how she can’t see anything on her old, minuscule TV? A new 4K TV would make an awesome Mother’s Day present as well.

Here are our favorite deals:

And here are even more deals:

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