Verge readers can save $90 on the iRobot Roomba i3 Plus robot vacuum – The Verge

It’s time for some spring cleaning, but let’s be smart about it — both with the tech we buy to help us and the money we spend.

Wellbots has an extra special discount on one of the most popular and affordable iRobot robovacs around, and it’s exclusive to Verge readers. From now through Sunday, April 10th, you can get the Roomba i3 Plus for $459 when you use code VERGE40. This promo code knocks an additional $40 off the already-discounted price of $499. It’s not the lowest price we’ve ever seen for this robot vacuum, but it’s the best price since early 2022 — and since iRobot added more features like smart mapping via a firmware update, making it an even better value. Additionally, if you’re in the US, purchasing from Wellbots may not require you to pay sales tax depending on which state you live in.

The Roomba i3 Plus is an excellent robot vacuum that self-empties its waste bin into the included cleaning station, holds over a month’s worth of dirt, and has the aforementioned mapping smarts that make it a more efficient cleaning buddy. It also has programmable no-go zones to ensure it focuses on the rooms in your home that you want it to. Plus, its rollers are designed to tackle long hair and pet hair without excessive tangling and clogging. It’s really hard to beat this robot vacuum’s capabilities without spending, well, hundreds more.

iRobot Roomba i3 Plus

The best bang for your buck if you want a self-emptying robot, the Roomba i3 Plus cleans as well as the j7. It just won’t avoid clutter and doesn’t have app-enabled clean zones or keep-out zones. If you can live without those, you’ll be very happy with this bot. Wellbots is offering an additional $40 off with code VERGE40 until Sunday, April 10th.

Microsoft is selling select configurations of its convertible Surface Laptop Studio for up to $300 off — plinth and all. The base model comes with an 11th Gen Intel Core i5 CPU, 16GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and Intel Iris Xe integrated graphics for $1,422.99 ($177 off). That’s not quite as low of a price as we saw late last year on this entry-level model.

The biggest savings are reserved for the step-up model that packs the same specs but doubles the storage to a 512GB SSD. That one will run you $1,549.99 ($250 off). If you crave a discrete GPU, you can spec out the Surface Laptop Studio with a Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and a midrange Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti for $1,863.99 ($236 off).

Even discounted, these prices may not be for the faint of heart. Microsoft’s Surface line rarely give the best value next to other similarly-configured laptops. But they usually make up for it with excellent build quality. The Surface Laptop Studio, in particular, is unlike anything else on the market. Its two-hinge design to prop the touchscreen up like a drawing tablet is perfect for stylus use. If you’re a creator who can get over this laptop’s short battery life and limited port selection, it offers a one-of-a-kind experience. Read our review.

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