Cyber Monday (the Monday after Black Friday) is still a day of second chances for holiday tech shopping. If you missed Black Friday, you have a final opportunity to snag deals on new PCs, tablets, smart speakers, TVs, monitors, and other gadgets.
As with previous years, some retailers are keeping their most popular gadget deals active from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. We’re also seeing some completely new offers worth checking out.
Read on for Cyber Monday 2018’s best tech deals. Deals start November 26, 2018, though some are already live as of Sunday, November 25.
Target: 15% off sitewide (with exceptions)
Keeping with tradition, Target is taking 15% off most store items on Cyber Monday, though there are many exceptions, especially in electronics.
Here are the tech products that don’t apply: Apple products, DSLR cameras & lenses, Fitbit, Google Home/Mini/Max, GoPro, JBL, LG OLED TV, Nintendo hardware, PS4 hardware, Samsung TVs, Sonos, Switch games, Tile, and Xbox One hardware.
Amazon: Last call for Echo, Fire TV, Ring, and Fire tablet deals
If you slept on Amazon’s Black Friday device deals, you still have until December 1. The full list is here, and some highlights are below:
Lenovo: ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2017 version) for $900
Fair warning: The fifth-generation Carbon is not the 2018 ThinkPad X1 that earned five stars in PCWorld’s review a couple months ago. This is the 2017 model, which means you’ll get a 7th-generation Intel Core i5 processor instead of the faster 8th-gen CPU. Still, last year’s Carbon weighs the same 2.49 pounds—impressive for a laptop with a 14-inch display—and advertises the same 15-hours of battery life. Plus, it comes with 512 GB of solid state storage. The 2018 version costs $350 more in a similar configuration, so this is a great time to save on last year’s tech.
The deal will be available on Lenovo’s website at 9 a.m. Eastern on Cyber Monday.
AMD’s flagship desktop CPU earned high praise from us earlier this year, and Newegg is selling it at the lowest price yet on Cyber Monday. (Well, outside of Micro Center’s insane Black Friday deals.) Grab it for $270—a $60 discount off the list price—while you can.
(While you’re at it, Newegg is also selling a compatible Gigabyte B450 motherboard with integrated Wi-Fi for $90 after a $10 mail-in rebate.)
We’ve also spotted a portable 4 TB drive from WD for $80 at Best Buy, though it’s unclear if this deal will remain available through Cyber Monday.
Newegg: GP63 Laptop for $1299
In this excellent Newegg deal, MSI has packed an Nvidia Geforce GTX 1070 graphics card into a 15-inch laptop for just under $1300. The GP63 also includes a 15-inch 1080p display, Intel Core I7-8750H processor, 16 GB of RAM, 128 GB of solid state storage, and a 1 TB hard drive.
Newegg: 24-inch Dell QHD G-Sync monitor for $299
Take the sting out of G-Sync’s price premiums with this Dell monitor deal at Newegg. The S2417DG has a 2560-by-1440 resolution display, 1 ms response times, and inputs for either DisplayPort or HDMI. Make sure to use the promo code 119ZFCF302 to get an additional $30 off, bringing this monitor just under $300.
Best Buy: More monitor deals
Best Buy has a couple nice monitor deals running through Cyber Monday. The HP Pavilion 32Q is good for business use with a 32-inch 1440p display, and just okay for gaming with 7 ms response times and a 60 Hz refresh rate. It’s selling for $230, which is $150 off the list price.
Samsung’s UE590 is a 28-inch 4K Freesync monitor with 1 ms response times. A $120 discount brings it down to $250.
Lenovo: 24-inch 1440p monitor for $150
The Lenovo L24Q might be the best monitor deal you’ll find on Cyber Monday, as most 1440p monitors still cost upwards of $200. While this monitor lacks G-Sync, FreeSync, or VESA mounting, it’s still an IPS panel with a nearly edge-to-edge display, so you can built the seamless multi-monitor setup of your dreams.
Staples: HP Pavilion Desktop for $380
Buried in Staples’ Cyber Monday ad is a surprisingly good deal on an 8th-generation Intel Core i5 desktop with 12 GB of RAM and a 1 TB hard drive. Other similarly equipped desktops are selling for at least $550. (As of early Sunday, Staples’ website is not yet showing the discounted price.)
Dell.com: Inspiron Desktop for $600
Dell has a solid deal on an entry-level gaming desktop PC, with an 8th-generation Core-i5 processor, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (3GB) graphics card, a 1TB hard drive, and 8GB of RAM. We haven’t seen any other desktops with these specs diving below the $700 barrier.
Limited quantities will be available starting at 9 a.m. Eastern on Cyber Monday.
Dell.com: G3 or G5 gaming laptop deals
If you’re looking for a basic gaming laptop, Dell’s G3 has an Intel 8th-generation Core i5 CPU, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card, 1TB hard drive, and 8GB of RAM. It’s selling for $600, which is $50 less than its previous price. This deal goes live at 3 p.m. Eastern on Cyber Monday.
The Dell G5 is a more powerful option, and a good value at $1000. It includes an 8th-generation Core i5, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060-MaxQ 6GB graphics card, 256 GB solid state storage, 1TB hard drive, and 16GB of RAM. This limited-quantity deal goes live at 9 a.m. Eastern.
Best Buy: Samsung Q8FN TV deals
Our sister site TechHive recently declared Samsung’s Q8FN TV to be the best LCD TV of 2018. The entire range remains on sale at Best Buy, including a 65-inch set for $2300. Samsung’s use of quantum dot technology rivals pricey OLED TVs, and the Q8F actually tested better than the pricier Q9F series. Buy once, cry once.
Walmart had one of the better Apple device deals on Black Friday, offering the latest (non-Pro) iPad for $249 with 32 GB of storage, or $350 with 128 GB of storage. Those are both discounts of about $80. We’re unsure if this deal will stick around for Cyber Monday, but they were available on Sunday morning. it’s worth checking Walmart’s product pages if you missed your chance earlier.
Microsoft deals old and new
For Cyber Monday, Microsoft is bringing back many of the deals it offered on Black Friday and over the weekend, including up to $330 off the Surface Pro 6 with Type Cover, up to $300 off the Surface Laptop 2, an Xbox One S for as little as $200, last year’s Dell XPS 13 laptop (4.5 stars in PCWorld’s review) for $699, and $50 off the Surface Go. The one new addition is up to $200 off the Surface Book 2.
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Jared Newman covers personal technology from his remote Cincinnati outpost. He also publishes two newsletters, Advisorator for tech advice and Cord Cutter Weekly for help with ditching cable or satellite TV.
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