35 Best Memorial Day Sales (2018): Laptops, TVs, Appliances
Memorial Day may be a sacred holiday to honor our fallen veterans, but somehow it’s also become a major weekend for tech and appliance sales because it unofficially kicks off the summer season. We’ve already rounded up our favorite Memorial Day Camping Gear and below are a bunch of PC, TV, audio, mobile, and home tech sales that caught our eye. And hey, if you’re looking for a true bargain, you can still nab a full year of WIRED Magazine and Web access for $5. Did I mention you’ll get a YubiKey for free? We’re biased, but it seems like an incredibly good deal to us.
Updated Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28: We updated pricing and added a few new deals that have sprung up!
Mobile and Wearable Sales
This weekend, you won’t find many smartphones and gadgets on markdown, but we did find a couple sales you might want to consider.
Gaming and Movie Sales
We found a few deals, including a Nintendo Switch, which is only $10 off, but any sale on a Switch is notable right now. If you have some swashbuckling friends, you may also want to check out the Xbox One S bundle. Sea of Thieves is not a perfect game, but it is still a lot of fun to play with 2-3 friends.
Several of our favorite smart speakers and Bluetooth speakers are on sale during Memorial Day weekend. The Boom 2 has been our favorite Bluetooth speaker for a couple years now, and the Wonderboom was a top pick of 2017. The Sonos One is the Best Smart Speaker . The One has Alexa and will get Google Assistant later this year.
TV and Streaming Device Sales
The Roku Ultra and Streaming Stick+ are the two of the Best TV Streaming Devices you can buy. You won’t need them if you pick up one of the TCL Roku TVs, which are a good value for the price. Our top TV continues to be LG’s OLED series, which picked up a Gear of the Year award in 2017 and is still plenty good. The B7A is a slight downgrade from the C7, but the picture quality is still tops.
Shopping for a laptop can be a nightmare. It seems like there are hundreds of near-identical models on sale this weekend from HP, Dell, and Lenovo . We’ve picked a few of our favorites and included some basic specs to help you out.
11-Inch HP Chromebook for $180 (Was $200)– Intel Celeron CPU, 4GB RAM, 16GB file storage, Chrome OS
11-Inch Samsung Chromebook 3 for $196 (Was $220)– Intel Celeron CPU, 4GB RAM, 16GB file storage, Chrome OS, Spill Resistant
13-Inch Lenovo IdeaPad 720S for $700 (Was $1,050)– AMD Ryzen 7 2700U CPU, AMD Vega GPU, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 1080p, Windows 10 Pro
14-Inch Lenovo IdeaPad 520S Laptop for $550 (Was $750)– Intel Core i5 (8th Gen) CPU, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, 1080p, Windows 10 Home
15-Inch Lenovo IdeaPad 320 Laptop for $450 (Was $550)– AMD A10-9620P CPU, AMD Radeon R7 GPU, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, 1080p, Win 10 Home, DVD record drive
17-Inch Dell Inspiron 8th Gen Laptop for $600 (Was $800)– Intel Core i5 (8th Gen) CPU, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, 1080p, Win 10 Home
PC Desktop and Monitor Sales
Below are a few of the many desktops and monitors on sale this Memorial Day. Monoprice is also worth checking out if you’re searching for something particular on the monitor front. If you have the cash, an ultrawide monitor is a lot of fun and will take your multitasking life to new places, letting you pop open windows side-by-side with room to spare.
Dell VR-Capable Desktop PC for $1,300 (Was $1,450)– Intel Core i7 (8th Gen), Nvidia GeForce 1070 GPU (8GB), 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD (for booting), 1TB hard drive, Win 10 Home
27-Inch Dell XPS 27 Touch Gaming All-in-One for $1,900 (Was $2,200)– Intel Core i7 (7th Gen), AMD RX 570 GPU (8GB), 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 4K Touchscreen, 1TB hard drive, Win 10 Home
Home Tech and Appliance Sales
Memorial Day is chock full of home tech and appliance sales. We’ve picked a few products we like best, one of which made our list of Best Robot Vacuums, but if you’re in serious appliance or furniture shopping mode, check out the sales from Sears, Lowes, Home Depot, and Wayfair . They even have some beds on sale.
Memorial Day Sale Pages
If you want to your own digging, we’ve compiled a bunch of the best Memorial Day sales pages we’ve found. Happy hunting!
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Author Jeffrey Van Camp