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If you’re hoping to start the week off with more holiday savings, you’re in luck. Retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Costco, Target, and Walmart have great Cyber Monday deals on electronics products such as headphones, laptops, printers, smart speakers, and TVs.
Among the more notable offers are a two-for-$229 special on Sonos Play:1 WiFi speakers, Bose noise-canceling headphones for $269, and a Dell gaming laptop for $850. But you’ll also find nice prices on popular products from Amazon, Apple, LG, Microsoft, and others.
We’ll continue to update this article as more deals roll in, so be sure to check back throughout the day on Cyber Monday.
In the meantime, here are the best deals we’ve seen so far on products that have successfully navigated the rigorous test process in our labs.
Jabra Elite 65t True Wireless Earphones
The deal: $99 at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target
CR’s test results: Jabra Elite 65t
Want outstanding true wireless earphones (think no cords or cables) that don’t cost a fortune? This deal makes the Jabra Elite 65t a fantastic option. They sound great and come with a number of appealing features. And they usually sell for about $170.
Samsung Galaxy Buds True Wireless Earphones
The deal: $99 to $119 at Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart
CR’s test results: Samsung Galaxy Buds
The Samsung Galaxy Buds are also true wireless earphones, the same style popularized by Apple’s AirPods. And despite what you might hear from Apple fans, our testers say the Buds’ sound quality blows the AirPods out of the water. In fact, they’re one of our top-rated headphones of any style. And almost any other day of the year, you’d be looking at a price of $130.
Beats by Dre Studio3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones
The deal: $199 to $279 at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target
CR’s test results: Beats by Dre Studio3
The Beats by Dre Studio3 deliver above average sound and superb noise cancellation. But at their usual price of $300, they typically don’t make our lists of top picks, because there are cheaper models that perform just as well or better. For around $200, though, the Studio3 is definitely worth the cost of entry. The best deal we’ve seen is at Best Buy, but they’re on sale at Amazon and Target as well.
Apple Powerbeats Pro True Wireless Earphones
The deal: $200 at Amazon, Best Buy, Staples, and Target
CR’s test results: Apple Powerbeats Pro
The Pros typically sell for $250. The latest in the popular Powerbeats line of earphones, they’re the brand’s first to ditch the cable connecting the two earpieces for a true wireless design. The audio quality is just so-so, though; according to our tests, the bass is unnaturally loud, distorting the true sound of music. Still, Beats are popular, and these earphones could make for a great gift.
Jabra Elite 85h Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones
The deal: $250 at Amazon
CR’s test results: Jabra Elite 85h
The 85h delivers fantastic noise cancellation and dependable sound, and it’s available for about $50 off the usual price at Amazon. Features include a detachable audio cable for wired connections, a monitor mode to let in outside sound, a quick-charge function, and an option that Jabra says will automatically adjust the level of noise cancellation based on your environment. Keep in mind a few noise-canceling models we like even better can be found for less, but these sleek looking, feature-rich headphones may still be an appealing option for many shoppers.
Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II Noise-Canceling Headphones
The deal: $269 to $279 at Amazon, Best Buy, and Costco
CR’s test results: QuietComfort 35 Series II
Bose launched an upgraded model this year, the Bose 700, knocking the QuietComfort 35 Series II from its flagship status. The newer headphones have appealing improvements and new features, but the QuietComfort 35 Series II gets the same fantastic ratings for sound and noise cancellation in our tests. That means you have a great opportunity here to score a deal. We’ve seen these headphones at this price a few times lately, but they usually sell for $350.
15-Inch Dell G3
The deal: $850 at Dell.com
CR’s test results: Dell G3 15
This laptop is usually available for $1,150. As a gaming laptop, it has high-end specs that also make it well-suited to heavy-duty tasks, such as editing video. It has an Intel Core i5 processor, 8 gigabytes of memory, 512GB of solid state storage, and a dedicated Nvidia graphics card. The model we tested is similar but uses an older Intel processor and a Nvidia graphics card. That makes direct comparisons between the two models difficult, but you can still expect the sale model to do a good job for folks who need a bit more horsepower—or simply a machine that better suits their “Fortnite” skills.
13-Inch Apple MacBook Air
The deal: $900 at Best Buy
CR’s test results: Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2019, MVFH2LL/A)
The MacBook Air is Apple’s entry-level laptop for mainstream consumers, and it’s usually available for around $1,100. This model has an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory, and 128GB of solid state storage space—more than enough to get work done in apps such as Microsoft Office, Google Docs, and Apple’s iWork but perhaps not enough to edit high-resolution video or play graphics-heavy games.
13-Inch Microsoft Surface Laptop 3
The deal: $1,000 at Microsoft.com
CR’s test results: Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (13-inch)
This is a brand-new (released about a month ago) traditional notebook that usually goes for closer to $1,300. It has good specs, too, with an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory, and 256GB of solid state storage. As long as you don’t plan to regularly edit video or play graphics-heavy video games, you’ll be well-served with this laptop. It’s one of the highest-scoring 13-inch laptops in our ratings.
17-Inch LG Gram
The deal: $1,100 at Costco
CR’s test results: LG Gram 17
This model usually goes for around $1,500. It’s also among the best-scoring laptops in our ratings, impressing our testers with its strong performance, battery life (15.25 hours), and light weight (2.9 pounds). Under the hood, you’ll find an Intel Core 7 processor, 16GB of memory, and 256GB of solid state storage. Outside of tasks that truly require a dedicated graphics card (such as high-end gaming), this laptop is powerful enough for just about any job you throw at it.
For more options, check out “Best Cyber Monday Laptop Deals.”
Canon Pixma MG3620
The deal: $30 at Amazon
CR’s test results: Canon Pixma MG3620
That’s $20 off the usual price, and the MG3620 is always a good deal. It’s one of the few truly cheap printers you can typically buy that isn’t an ink guzzler; estimated yearly ink costs come to just $108. Our tests show this isn’t the best choice if you need impeccable prints for presentations or other jobs where print quality is critical, but it’s a great choice for basic needs, and it does better than average with photos.
Canon ImageClass MF264dw
The deal: $99 at Amazon
CR’s test results: Canon ImageClass MF264dw
This Canon laser printer prints only in black and white, but it does have scan and copy functions. If you don’t need to print in color, monochrome laser printers can save you a bundle. Typically, the best savings come from single-function models that don’t copy or scan, because the sticker prices for all-in-one lasers can be steep. That makes this discount particularly appealing. The MF264dw usually costs about $175. Combine this bargain with CR-estimated yearly toner costs of $52, and you could be looking at some serious savings.
HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M281fdw
The deal: $279 to $280 at Amazon, Best Buy, and Staples
CR’s test results: HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M281fdw
People who have the space for an all-in-one color laser printer will find a lot to love with this model. The M281fdw usually costs $350, which, believe it or not, is already a great deal for a printer in this category. That makes this a phenomenal discount. This HP gets high marks across the board in our tests with two exceptions: Its color photo copies aren’t great, and like all laser printers, it doesn’t do well when printing photos. But it’s a workhorse, and the yearly toner costs come to $95, quite reasonable for a color laser.
Canon Pixma G4210 MegaTank All-in-One Inkjet
The deal: $280 at Walmart
CR’s test results: Canon Pixma G4210
This might seem like a lot to spend on a printer, but it’s actually one of the most frugal options on the market. The G4210 uses tanks instead of ink cartridges, which means ink replacement costs are exceptionally low. You can expect to pay about $6 per year in ink, depending on how much you print, less than one-tenth the cost of most other all-in-one inkjet models. In our tests, we find it performs well above average, too. It usually costs $300.
HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile All-in-One Inkjet
The deal: $280 at Amazon
CR’s test results: HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer
This is an unusual discount on one of the few portable printers to earn a recommendation in CR’s ratings. Most of the year you can expect to pay $380 for it. It’s unusually small, but it doesn’t sacrifice scanning or copying functions to save space. If you need to print on the go, you can purchase a portable battery, and print without even plugging into the wall. The estimated yearly ink costs are on the low side for an inkjet printer, coming to just under $100 per year. Consumers who don’t need to copy or scan may also consider the portable HP OfficeJet 200, also on sale at Amazon for about $100 off.
Amazon Echo Show Smart Speaker
The deal: $150 at Amazon and Target
CR's test results: Amazon Echo Show
This deal represents $80 off the standard list price—and Amazon sweetens the offer with a free Phillips Hue smart bulb. The Show, which features a 10-inch HD touch screen and a Zigbee smart-home hub, sits near the top of our smart-speaker ratings. The sound quality features robust bass, smooth trebles, and a real sense that the instruments on the recording are in the room with you. Our testers also find the Echo Show very easy to set up.
Apple HomePod Smart Speaker
The deal: $199, with three free months of Apple Music for new subscribers, at Best Buy
CR’s test results: Apple HomePod
This deal represents $100 off the typical price, and Apple’s smart speaker isn’t frequently discounted. The Apple HomePod’s sound quality, with a midrange that loses some of the nuance of vocals and instruments, still ranks well ahead of the early-generation smart speakers but behind higher-rated models like the Google Home Max and Sonos One. Our testers give the Home Pod, which tends to work most seamlessly with other Apple products and services, strong marks for ease of use.
Sonos Play:1 Home WiFi Speaker
The deal: $229 for two speakers at Costco
CR’s test results: Sonos Play:1
This is a strong deal: two highly rated Sonos speakers for $115 each when you buy the pair. The recently discontinued Play:1 model will function fully in any Sonos-based multiroom system. It has been replaced by the Sonos One SL, which sells for $180. Our testers found that the two speakers—the Play:1 and the new One SL (which shares components with the Sonos One smart speaker) perform similarly. Like most other Sonos speakers, the Play: 1 streams music solely over WiFi and doesn’t have Bluetooth capability.
10.2-Inch iPad With 32GB of Storage
The deal: $230 at Target
CR’s test results: Apple iPad (32GB) - 2019
This is Apple’s new iPad at $100 off the list price, by far the cheapest price we’ve seen on any iPad this holiday season. Beyond a larger screen, the model’s main advantage is support for Apple’s Smart Keyboard cover, which attaches magnetically to the unit and doesn’t require pairing or charging like Bluetooth keyboards—a handy leap forward if you foresee yourself doing a lot of emailing or word processing.
40-Inch Onn 720p Roku TV
The deal: $98 at Walmart
This is a doorbuster special and the least expensive 40-inch set we’ve seen so far. We’ve tested a few TVs from Onn—Walmart’s house electronics brand—and they’ve had decent high-definition picture quality but have typically been in the lower half of the ratings of TVs of the same size.
65-Inch TCL 4K Roku TV
The deal: $700 at Best Buy and Walmart
CR’s test results: TCL 65R625
While we’ve seen a lot of price cutting on TCL’s S425 sets, in all screen sizes, the reality is that they aren’t high-performing TVs. That’s not the case with this TCL 6-Series set, which delivers top-notch HD and 4K picture quality, plus a compelling high dynamic range experience—something few of the sets in this list can manage. Although no one retailer has a special price on this set, it’s a fine choice at this price for anyone on a budget looking for a main TV for their home.
65-Inch LG 4K OLED Smart TV
The deal: $2,050 at Costco
CR’s test results: LG OLED65C9AUA
This deal on a great LG OLED TV is at an all-time low, though we expect to see it at other retailers at this price. Like many other sets, it’s at this price through Cyber Monday.
For more options, check out “Best Cyber Monday TV Deals for 2019.”
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