Best Cyber Monday Electronics Deals

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If you're hoping to start the week off with more holiday savings, you're in luck. Retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Costco, and Target have announced 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, and others.

We'll continue to update this story 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.

Headphone Deals

Apple Powerbeats Pro True Wireless Earphones
The deal: $200 at Amazon
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-$279 at Amazon 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-canceling in our tests. That means you’ve got 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.

Laptop Deals

15-Inch Dell G3
The deal: $850 at
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, 8GB 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.

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 our story on Cyber Monday laptop deals.

Printer 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 only prints 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, as 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 at Amazon
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: It's 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.

Speaker Deals

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 Home Pod Smart Speaker
The deal: $199, with three free months of Apple Music for new subscribers, at Best Buy
CR’s test results: Apple Home Pod
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.

TV Deals

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 Onn TVs—which is Walmart's own house electronics brand—and they've had decent HD picture quality but have typically been in the lower half of the ratings of TVs of the same size.

75-Inch LG 4K Smart TV
The deal: $730, plus $50 eGift card, at Dell
This set, the LG 75UM6970PUB, is now about $50 cheaper than it was on Black Friday. Walmart has the set priced at $730, too, but Dell’s deal is best if you can use the $50 eGift card. Note that Dell lists this set as a Dec. 2 doorbuster, but it’s actually $20 cheaper now. It's an entry-level 4K set. We didn't test this model, but we did evaluate its 70-inch sibling, which did well overall.

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 our story on Cyber Monday TV deals.

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