Best Buy is running an Anniversary Sale, giving you the chance to level up your gadget game. As a tech nerd, my husband lit up like a Christmas tree when I told him about it. He set out to find the next big addition to our home, and I sifted through all of them to find the best deals on our favorite laptops, tablets, TVs, sound bars, and headphones.
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MacBook Air M1 (2020)
This isn’t the latest Macbook Air, but the Air M1 is still our favorite Mac laptop we’ve tested. The battery life is great, the performance of the M1 processor is impressive, and it’s light enough that your chiropractor won’t be too disappointed if you keep it in your handbag. Macs have historically been expensive and rarely discounted, so any time is a good time to grab one. If you’re looking for a Macbook better suited for tasks like video editing, the Macbook Pro 16-inch is also available for $2,199 ($300 off).
When it comes to laptops, bigger isn’t always better. If you’re looking for a smaller gaming laptop, the 14-inch Asus ROG Zephyrus might be just for you. Despite its compact size, the display is crisp, the keyboard is great, and there’s a webcam so you can connect with friends while gaming. You can also pick up an older version of our favorite gaming laptop, the Asus ROG Zephyrus M16, for $1,550 ($300 off).
The Acer Nitro is a pretty basic gaming laptop, but it holds up well enough to be a solid option for those looking to save a few bucks. The refresh rate is 144 Hz, and the HD display is decent, but the keyboard is probably the most impressive aspect. The Nitro is already more affordable than most other gaming laptops we’ve reviewed, and the extra discount is definitely a great option.
Not looking for a laptop and tablet hybrid? Surface 4 gives you everything you need from a laptop—a good battery, a solid screen, and more—thanks to the Microsoft system that many people love. Plus, the Surface 4 has a USB-C port, which is more versatile than the Pro in that regard.
Read our guide to the best tablets for more advice and tips.
Microsoft Surface Pro 8
Can be used as a gadget for laptops and tablets. Microsoft Surface Pro 8 does just that with its massive processing power and versatile, intuitive design. The Pro easily switches between tablet and laptop modes, making it easier to work on your week’s report during the day and watch The Wire is offline. The
category is luxury and the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is service. Indeed, the 14.6-inch screen is crisp and colorful—just about anything you want. However, it’s pretty expensive, so it only makes sense if you’re an avid Android fan and it’s on sale. The less glamorous Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE is $500 ($100 off) if you don’t want to spend that much.
Not only is this tablet over $100 less expensive, but it’s also a hit. No, it’s actually the Amazon Fire HD 8 (10th gen), our favorite budget tablet. The size makes it easy to fit in any bag, the screen is nice, and you can use a workaround to access more apps than is usually available. At half price, this is definitely a steal.
This tablet is truly an amazing thing. With an LCD screen, high processing speed, and just the right size, the Tab P11 Plus outperforms every other Android tablet we’ve tested (some of which are more expensive). With a little over 15% off, this is a great deal for Android fans.
TV & Soundbar Deals
Our Best TVs and Best Soundbars guide has more details on the products below .
We said earlier Well, we’ll say it again – the Sony A90J is gorgeous. The OLED panel and top processing technology will greatly enhance your viewing experience, and the Android TV interface makes it very easy to use. It’s definitely an investment, but worth the money, especially when it’s discounted.
OLED is great, but usually costs more. The Vizio OLED is a great opportunity to dip your toes in the crystal clear water of an OLED screen without breaking the bank. Contrast is amazingly good, highlights are balanced, and you can even play 4K games at a refresh rate of 120 frames per second. That’s already a good deal, but under $1,000 it’s even better.
A bright room does affect your TV experience, but the Samsung QN90B can fix that. The combination of high contrast and brightness lets you watch whatever you want anytime, anywhere without worrying about how much sunlight is hitting it.
LG C1 OLED
Collection, Player: This one is for you. The LG C1 series lights up pixel by pixel for sharper contrast, color and overall picture quality. Pair that with a 120-Hz 4K refresh rate and you’re ready for endless Halo.
For gamers looking to spend less on their TV (and more about the games you’ve been dying to get), the Hisense U8G series is a bargain. It doesn’t have the crazy blacks we like from LG above, but it does have a 120 Hz refresh rate that goes hand in hand with motion-intensive games. Best of all, it has a stylish center stand if you don’t want to mount it on a wall.
The TCL 5-Series is the best entry-level TV on the market right now. But don’t let “entry-level” fool you—this TV has a full array of local dimming zones and Roku smarts, and it can even play games. If you want more deals, the TCL 6-Series is also on sale for $1,000 ($100 off).
The little Roku The Streambar is compact, but it provides full, true stereo sound. Great if you’re limited on space and already a fan of Roku’s interface and overall streaming system.
The Samsung HW-Q950A takes Dolby Atmos and perfects it. 11.1.4 Driver Array Speed lets sound travel quickly between each part in the collection, creating a more immersive sound experience. Wondering what’s better? It offers all the good sound of a true wired system, but it’s wireless.
Check out our guide to more selection of the best wireless headphones.
Today, the person Safety is a top priority for many people, which often prevents people from listening to music, podcasts or other content on the go. The Sony Linkbuds are great, unobtrusive headphones that let you hear audio clearly while blending in with your surroundings. The small pair of headphones comes with a compact case, and the buds are comfortable to wear.
“If you want to contact me, please call me and beep me”, only the best pair of headphones for you. If you’re like Kim, the Bose Noise Canceling 700 headphones feature a great built-in mic, noise cancellation, and a long-lasting battery so you can listen and hear better.
If you love Apple, Airpods Pro are your best headphone choice. They’re more comfortable than their predecessors, and even include built-in vents to avoid that “plug-in” or “eardrum-sucking” feeling when you’re using active noise cancellation. This results in more dynamic bass and better overall sound quality.
Workout requires a really good playlist, and it’s important to have quality earbuds while you’re at it. The Jabra Elite 7 Active earbuds offer great sound in a small package, so you don’t have to worry about hitting a bulky cord when you’re swaggering through Beyoncé’s new album on the treadmill. And, if you’re exercising somewhere where you need to be more aware of your surroundings, the earbuds have an accompanying app that lets you customize how much outside sound they allow. Safe and smart!