Best Buy is Gives you the opportunity to level up your gadget game during the Anniversary Sale. As a tech nerd, my husband’s face lit up like a Christmas tree when I told him about it. He set out on his own to find the next best addition to our home, but I sifted through everything to find the best deals on our favorite laptops, tablets, TVs, sound bars, and headphones.
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Check out our guide to the best laptops for more advice.
It’s not 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 on sale 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 right 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 grab the Asus ROG Zephyrus M16, an older version of our favorite gaming laptop, for $1,550 ($300 off).
The Acer Nitro is a pretty basic gaming laptop, but it has enough performance to make it 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, so the extra discount is definitely a good option.
Not looking for a laptop and tablet hybrid? Surface 4 gives you everything you need for a laptop—a good battery, a solid screen, and more—and benefits from a Microsoft system that many people may love. Also, 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 tips and tricks.
Giving you a gadget that does both – as a laptop and tablet. 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 the week’s reports during the day and watch electric wire In bed after get off work that day.
Category is luxury, Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra is Serve. 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 flashy Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE is $500 ($100 off) if you don’t want to spend that much.
Not only is this tablet under $100, it’s also a hit. No, it’s actually the Amazon Fire HD 8 (10th gen), our favorite budget tablet. The size is perfect to fit in any bag, the screen is nice, and you can use workarounds to access more apps than is usually available. It was definitely a steal at halftime.
This tablet is truly amazing. 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 lovers.
TV and soundbar deals
Our guides to the best TVs and best soundbars have more details on the products below.
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again – the Sony A90J is gorgeous. The OLED panel and top-of-the-line processing greatly enhance your viewing experience, while the Android TV interface makes it very easy to use. It’s definitely an investment, but the upgrade is definitely worth the price, especially at the discounted price.
OLED is great, but usually costs more. The Vizio OLED is the perfect opportunity to swim in the clearer waters of an OLED screen without breaking the bank. Contrast is surprisingly good, highlights are balanced, and you can even play games at 4K at 120 frames per second. That’s already a good deal, but for less than $1,000 it’s even better.
A bright room does affect your TV experience, but the Samsung QN90B does the trick. The combination of high contrast and brightness allows you to watch whatever you want anytime, anywhere without worrying about how much sunlight is hitting it. (unless it is That An episode of Game of Thrones…no TV can help you. )
Collect, gamers: this is for you. The LG C1 series lights up pixel by pixel for sharper contrast, color and overall picture quality. Pair it with a 120 Hz 4K refresh rate and you’re ready for endless rounds of Halo or any of your favorite games.
For gamers looking to spend less on a TV (and more on the games you’ve been dying to get), the Hisense U8G series is a great deal. 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-heavy games. Best of all, it also has a stylish center bracket 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 like “entry-level” fooling you—this TV has a full array of local dimming zones, Roku smarts, and even gaming. The TCL 6-Series is also on sale for $1,000 ($100 off) if you want more deals.
The tiny Roku Streambar is compact, but it provides full, true stereo sound. This is great if you’re short 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 allows sound to travel quickly between each part in the collection, creating a more immersive sound experience. Wondering what’s better? It offers all the good sound a true wired system offers, but it’s wireless.
Check out our guide to the best wireless headphones for more options.
Personal safety is a top priority for many people these days, which often prevents people from listening to music, podcasts or otherwise while on the go. The Sony Linkbuds are an excellent, low-profile headphone option that lets you hear audio clearly while blending in with the sounds around you. These compact shoes come with a compact case for a comfortable fit.
“Call me, if you want to reach me, just call me,” as long as you have the best headphones. If you’re like Kim, the Bose Noise Canceling 700 headphones can (do you see what I’m doing there?) to hear and be heard better with a great built-in mic, noise cancellation, and long-lasting battery.
If you’re interested in Apple, the Airpods Pro are your best headphone choice. They’re more comfortable than their predecessors, and even include built-in vents to avoid the feeling of “clogging your ears” or “sucking your eardrums” when using active noise cancellation. This allows for more dynamic bass and overall better sound quality.
Working out requires a really good playlist, so it’s important to have really good 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 strutting through Beyoncé’s new album on the treadmill. 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 the amount of outside sound allowed. Safe and smart!
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