By Lucas Coll Content Provided by When you’re picking out a brand-new 4K TV to watch your shows and movies in all their HD glory, why not go big? The right smart TV can make any viewing experience more special, and there’s no better time to buy than right now. A good 4K TV is the best and easiest way to take any home entertainment setup to the next level, and once you start enjoying all of your favorite content in crisp Ultra HD, you’ll wonder why you waited so long to upgrade. Once you read up on how to buy a 4K TVandwhat makes 4K resolution so unique, you can begin to search online for a big screen that matches what you’re looking forand then hook up your new television with the best Ultra HD Blu-raysto really get that home theater going. To help get the ball rolling, we’ve rounded up some of the best 4K TV deals and smart TV deals available online right now — all of which check in at $1,000 or less. The Best Deal Samsung 50-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV with HDR Pro — $370 Experience movies and shows in breathtakingly cinematic HDR quality with this Samsung 50-inch 4K smart TV. This model pairs 4K Ultra HDclarity with the color range and detail of Samsung’s HDR Pro technology for incredibly lifelike picture quality — no more washed-out, gray-looking blacks thanks to the TV’s Essential Black Pro feature. Motion Rate 120 keeps the action moving smoothly during fast-paced scenes, with no obnoxious screen tearing, while the built-in Samsung Smart Hub places all of your favorite content at your fingertips without the need for an external streaming device. This Samsung 50-inch 4K Ultra HD smart LED TV regularly sells for $750, but a special discount plus an $80 mail-in rebate brings this television down to just$370 from Newegg, saving you $380. The Rest TCL 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV — $600 This TCL 4K TV delivers a powerful picture performance by combining Dolby Vision, the premium high dynamic range (HDR) experience, with advanced technologies that offer superior contrast and brighter, more accurate colors. It has a contemporary design, with metallic trim that frames the sleek cabinet. Choose from more than 4,000 streaming channels, plus a full-arrayof live sports, news, music, and more. The super-simple advanced remote offers easy navigation, voice search, and a headphone jack for private listening. This 4K HDR10 smart TV makes it easy to enjoy all of your favorite content — whether you stream it, pay for a cable or satellite subscription, or use the built-in tuner to enjoy free over-the-air channels on your screen. The 2017 model normally retails for $900 but is currently discounted to $600 on Amazon, providing a $300 of savings. Samsung 49-Inch QLED 4K Ultra HD Smart TV — $798 If you’re in the market for a great QLED deal, Samsung — the company that pioneered this new quantum-dot technology — is the brand to check out. If you’re wondering what the difference is between QLED and OLED, take a look at our comprehensive guide for a better understanding, or just trust that you’re going to love that beautiful Ultra HD picture you’ll get with any 4K content you display on it. This 49-inch QLED smart 4K TV with Samsung Smart Hub is currently on sale for just $798 from Walmart (with free two-day shipping) after a nice $502 discount. Sceptre 75-inch 4K Ultra HD LED TV — $1,000 For a supersized 4K TV that won’t require taking out a second mortgage, consider the Sceptre U750CV-U, which comes in at a massive 75 inches. The Ultra HD resolution, 16.7 million colors, and 20,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio combine to bring cinema-quality video right into your home. The SceptreU750CV-U may not boast built-in smart functionality, but with four HDMI ports, you’ve got connection points for your favorite streaming device, gaming console, and Blu-Ray player. Plus, at $1,000 from Walmart after a whopping $800 discount, it’s one of the best 4K TV deals you’re likely to find on a model this huge. Vizio 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD SmartCast XLED TV— $600 For an HDTV that’s big enough without being overkill for your home, Vizio’s 65-inch E65-E1 is a great pick. This 4K TV boasts true color Ultra HD with HDR compatibility for a great picture. As a smart TV, it also offers Wi-Fi connectivity for use with all your streaming devices and apps, and comes with Google Chromecast built in so you can start watching your favorite content right out of the box. One unique feature of the Vizio 4K TV lineup is the XLED display, which has 14 Active LED zones that automatically adjust the backlighting to optimize the picture on the fly and deliver rich colors and true, deep black. SmartCast is compatible with all of the top streaming services, from Netflix to Amazon, and allows you to browse and control your libraries right from the TV screen or your smartphone. Now $600 from Walmart, this SmartCast HDR TV from Vizio has everything you need, along with a nice $298 discount. Samsung 55-Inch Curved 4K Ultra HD TV— $1,000 Get pulled into the action by the Auto Depth Enhancer on this curved TV from Samsung. The 55-inch MU7500 curved 4K UHD TV boasts 4K HDR Pro, which lets you experience a wider range of color and contrast than Full HD. Experience smooth action on fast-moving content with Motion Rate 120, which lets you enjoy all the action without interruption, from the final seconds of a chase scene to the last pitch of a game. With a curved 360-degree design, this TV looks stylish front to back, whether mounted on a wall or sitting on a stand. The55-inch MU7500 curved 4K UHD smart TV normally retails for $1,300, but is currently marked down to $1,000 on Samsung after a $300 discount. Hisense 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV — $300 Thanks to modern advances, you no longer have to pay through the nose to enjoy Ultra HD. Score a large 4K TV for just $300 with thisHisense 55-inch 4K smart LED TV deal.Withmore than8 million pixels and four times the resolution of 1080p Full HDTV, it displaysevery scene in breathtaking detail and clarity. This model hasDBX-TV digital sound from two built-in speakers, and all the ports you need including four UHD-ready HDMI connections supporting the latest input devices. It also boasts an upscaler that smooths out legacy media on the screen to look as close to 4K as possible — while upscaling can’t bring your old DVDs into true 4K, it’ll make them look better. With a sleek, modern design complemented by a redesigned base with a slim frame, this Hisense TV is the perfect upgradefor any room. The TV regularly retails for $420 but is currently marked down to $300 on Walmart (the same price as an Apple Watch), providing a $110 discount along with free shipping or in-store pickup. TCL 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV — $350 For the cheapest 4K Roku television you’re likely to find, check out the TCL lineup. This 4K smart TV is a best-seller in the LED and LCD HDTV category on Amazon, and with smart functionality and 4K Ultra HD picture clarity, it’s not difficult to see why. The well-balanced contrast, color, and detail of high dynamic range (HDR)produce a more lifelike picture. Beyond thehigh dynamic range technology, this model has a 120Hz refresh rate that allows fast-moving action scenes to be seen with virtually no motion blur. An intuitive interface gives you easy access to more than 4,000 streaming channels, cable TV, and gaming consoles and other devices, as well as all menus and channels. It’s compatible with cable, satellite, antenna, and streaming, so you can enjoy your favorite content any way you like. You can also easily search top streaming channels by title, actor, or director, all from one place. Wi-Fi-enabled Voice search is available using the free Roku mobile app. This 4K Ultra HD smart TV normally retails for $480 but is currently marked down to $350 on Amazon, saving you $130. Looking for more great deals on tech and electronics? FindTV dealsand more from our curated deals page. Update: Added the Samsung 50-inch HDR Pro, Vizio 65-inch XLED SmartCast, Samsung 49-inch QLED, and Sceptre 75-inch 4K TV deals. Removed expired offers and updated prices. We strive to help our readers find the best deals on quality products and services, and choose what we cover carefully and independently. If you find a better price for a product listed here, or want to suggest one of your own, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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First Upgrade Trailer Teases What May Be One Of 2018’s Most Stylish Action Flicks
By now, there shouldn’t be a horror fan reading this who isn’t familiar with the work of Leigh Whannell. Having previously penned films such as Saw, Insidious and Dead Silence, the screenwriter/actor has proven himself to be quite the asset for studios looking for bold new intellectual properties. So, as was the case with Insidious: Chapter 3, he’s writing and directing the upcoming science fiction/action flick Upgrade, which I must admit is taking me by surprise. As you can imagine, I naturally thought this to be a horror movie upon first hearing that Whannell was behind it, but I’m pleasantly pleased that the footage I’ve thus far seen has defied my expectations. In short, the picture “centers on Grey Trace, a technophobe in a utopian near-future when computers control nearly everything – from cars to crime-surveillance – who’s paralyzed in a freak mugging. But when a billionaire technologist offers him an experimental paralysis cure – an implanted computer chip called STEM – Grey finds that the chip has a voice and a mind of its own.” Leading the way as Trace is Logan Marshall Green (Prometheus, Snowden, The Invitation), who’s able to pull off some rather fancy moves, all the while making it look like he’s not in control of his own movements. It may add a measure of comedy, sure, but it doesn’t detract from the sheer badassery or levels of gore that’d make even Eli Roth blush. In addition to Green, other key members of the cast include Betty Gabriel (Get Out, Purge: Election Year), Harrison Gilbertson (Picnic at Hanging Rock, Hounds of Love), Simon Maiden (The Dressmaker, Killer Elite) and Benedict Hardie (Hacksaw Ridge, The Light Between Two Oceans). Upgrade arrives in theaters on June 1st.
Watch: Should you upgrade to Apple's 2018 iPad?
Video By AppleInsider StaffTuesday, April 10, 2018, 01:44 pm PT (04:44 pm ET) Packing in an A10 Fusion processor and Apple Pencil support for just $329, the new 2018 9.7-inch iPad has a number of iPad owners asking whether it's time to upgrade. We put together a comprehensive comparison to help you decide. The most crucial factor in making this decision is what model iPad you are upgrading from. If you have the 5th generation iPad from last year, for example, the slight boost in speed may not be worth it unless you want to use Apple Pencil. Previously, if you wanted to use Apple Pencil, the only option was an iPad Pro and 10.5-inch models start at $650, almost twice as much as the 2018 iPad. That extra cash buys users a whole lot of extras that many people just don't need, especially if all they want is Apple Pencil support. If you have an older iPad, however, it may be worth upgrading for the performance improvements alone. The A10 Fusion processor in the new iPad is seriously powerful. It's obviously not as speedy as the A10X in the latest iPad Pro, but the 2018 iPad will power through any game you can throw at it, like Epic Game's newly-released Fortnite. Last year's iPad came with an A9 processor and the 2015 12.9-inch iPad Pro has an A9X. That puts the new 2018 iPad right in middle in terms of performance. The new iPad was around 50 percent faster than last year's model in single and multi-core performance. Graphics, on the other hand, was only 23 percent faster. Both Antutu and 3D Mark's Slingshot Extreme benchmarks showed 38% faster scores for the 2018 iPad. Those performance improvements are seriously impressive, considering the 2018 iPad is priced exactly the same as last year's model. We played Fortnite on both iPads for one hour each to test how those improvements translate to actual usage. The graphics are extremely pixelated on the 2017 iPad, with a noticeable amount of lag when diving off the bus and when dying. By contrast, the new iPad's graphics were acceptable and gameplay much smoother. Battery life dropped to 87% on each iPad after an hour-long gaming session, meaning the A10 delivers increased performance with a high level of efficiency. We also played Fortnite on the 2017 10.5" iPad Pro, and it was an incredibly smooth experience. The graphics quality was even better than the 2018 iPad and we were actually able to play competitively. Not only that, but gameplay was still smooth even while using Apple's built-in iOS screen recording tool. If you want the best gaming experience, go with the Pro, otherwise, the 2018 iPad is the best choice. Any other iPad will undoubtedly struggle with games like Fortnite. Keep in mind, differences in gaming performance should translate over to many other demanding apps. In general use, there isn't much difference between the 2017 and 2018 iPad, except the new version is slightly quicker at loading apps and web pages. Performance aside, the 2018 iPad gets some pretty awesome Apple Pencil features that come with iOS 11, like instant notes, instant markup, inline drawing, and scan and sign. Apple's Pages, numbers, and keynote apps now support Apple Pencil, so there are even more reasons to upgrade. If you have an iPad so old that it doesn't even support iOS 11, consider upgrading today, because the latest iOS literally changes the game for iPad. Let's not forget about augmented reality, which is only supported on iPad Pro and both the 2017 and 2018 iPads. Interestingly, the iPad Mini 4 is still for sale on Apple's website, and for a pricey $399. It's powered by the A8 processor, which is now 2 years behind the A10 in the new iPad. There is practically no reason to buy an iPad Mini 4 over the 2018 iPad unless you demand a small form factor. The iPad Air 2 comes with Apple's A8X processor, but it's still a little slower than the A9 chip in the 2017 iPad. If your iPad packs an A8 or older processor, we would recommend upgrading just for the performance improvements alone. If you're interested in the Apple Pencil and all of its features, we would recommend upgrading, even if you already have the 2017 iPad. The addition of Apple Pencil is a big deal, especially for artists and education users. If you're a gamer, the 2017 iPad might do the trick, but it will be extremely hard to play competitively. The new iPad offers much smoother gameplay, but overall the tablet isn't nearly as powerful as the 2017 iPad Pro. For those with older iPads dating back to 2016, there has never been a better time to upgrade. With the powerful A10 processor and Apple Pencil support, this is hands-down the best bang for the buck we've seen to date in Apple's tablet series.