gdgt's best deals for October 16th: Apple MacBook Air (11-inch), Samsung 46-inch LED Smart TV

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gdgt's best deals for October 16th: Apple MacBook Air (11-inch), Samsung 46-inch LED Smart TV

Ready to save some cash on your tech buys? Then you've come to the right place. Our friends at sister site gdgt track price drops on thousands of products every day, and twice a week they feature some of the best deals they've found right here. But act fast! Many of these are limited-time offers, and won't last long.

Today's top deals include gear that could pass for back to school necessities -- if you're convincing. The popular and uber-portable 11-inch MacBook Air (mid-2012) is currently cruising at low-priced altitudes, and budding filmmakers or game coders could make an argument for nabbing Samsung's 46-inch F8000 series LED TV for "research" at its current price point. Want to make the most of your post-ramen bankroll? Join gdgt and add the gadgets you're shopping for to your "Want" list -- every time there's a price cut, you'll get an email alert!

Apple 11-inch MacBook Air (mid-2012)

Price: $770 (regularly $884).
Buy: MacMall

When it comes to slim and reliable laptops, the MacBook Air has always been one of our favorites. This bag-friendly mid-2012 model garnered a gdgt Score of 89, boasts a Core i5 Ivy Bridge processor and weighs just under 2.5 pounds. Sure, with only 64GB of storage space, it may not be as robust as we'd like, but there's plenty of portable drive options out there, and if that doesn't cut it, you can still get a great deal on the 128GB model -- currently priced at an approachable $820.

Samsung UN46F8000

Price: $1,355 (regularly $1,997). Free shipping.
Buy: Abe's of Maine

We'd all love to turn our couch time into an idyllic experience, but when budget's an issue, there are still lots of incredible options out there at palatable prices. A 46-inch HDTV experience, bundled with web browsing, Netflix, Hulu+ and Minority Report-like gesture control is definitely nothing to sneeze at. Top that off with a gdgt Score of 87, a low price and free shipping, and it looks to be a pretty sweet deal.

Nokia WH-920 Purity Stereo Headset

Monster's lineup may include some dubiously priced products, sure, but Dr. Dre and Beats once saw fit to team up with the company for some bass-pumping headsets, too. So when we saw Nokia joining forces as part of its colorful line of products, our interest was piqued. There have definitely been some positive reviews of these in-ear buds, and with an inline volume/mic control and this significant price drop, they're worth checking out. Obviously, it's up to you whether to rock them alongside Nokia's Lumia line or cross the brand borders and jack them into Apple's latest color-rich 5c for your daily jams.

Seagate Backup Plus Portable 1TB

Price: $69 - select colors (regularly $95).
Buy: Amazon

You can never have too much storage space on hand, and portability is a definitely a bonus. The Backup Plus Portable from Seagate managed to snag the "Must-have" stamp of approval over at gdgt, and with 1TB of room available, it's worth a look. It offers USB 3.0 for quick data transfer rates and a bevy of adapters for Thunderbolt and Firewire 800, so you shouldn't have trouble with connectivity. This version is NTFS, but not to worry; it's pre-loaded with a driver for Mac so you'll be able to swap it out interchangeably across platforms.

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