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The 11 best Memorial Day deals: Top early deals and sales on tech

What is the best early Memorial Day deal? Sony's 55-inch OLED 4K UHD Google TV is $500 off right now. But there are plenty of other deals and sales to be found, from a discounted MSI gaming laptop to a nice price cut on a MacBook Pro.

Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer, so you'll find many deals on patio furniture and outdoor staples like grills. While you can get great deals on furniture, retailers like Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy are also discounting top-brand electronics. 

While it's a great time to invest in a smart TV or a countertop oven, it's also a great time to start looking at what you need to build that PC before the summer heat kicks in. Here's a look at some of the best Memorial Day deals we've spotted. We're rounding up early deals right now but plan to update this guide throughout the month of May as more sales are announced and go live. 

Sony 55-inch Class BRAVIA XR A80J Series OLED 4K UHD Smart Google TV (save $500)

Best Memorial Day deal overall (and for home theaters)

Sony 55-inch Class BRAVIA XR A80J Series OLED 4K UHD Smart Google TV (save $500)
Best Buy
  • Current price: $1,199
  • Original price: $1,699

This Sony 55-inch J Series TV is currently $500 off -- the lowest price we've seen to date. OLEDs are becoming more popular and more affordable for film enthusiasts, and this model would be a great addition to any home theater or even to use as a workspace during a virtual meeting. You can use Google Assistant or Alexa voice commands. Apple users will have to invest in AirPlay 2 to ensure it works across their devices.

Acer Nitro 50 N50-620-UA91 gaming desktop (save $180)

Best for budget-friendly gaming desktops

Acer Nitro 50 N50-620-UA91 gaming desktop (save $180)
Amazon
  • Current price: $769
  • Original price: $949

Pre-built gaming desktops can run just as high as their laptop counterparts. But having a dedicated, stationary rig can bring a host of benefits -- namely, you can upgrade parts if they break down. Acer's Nitro 50 comes packed with 512GB of storage, along with 8GB of RAM and a 10th Gen Intel Core i5-10400F 6-Core Processor for speedy gameplay. You'll get a package deal with a mouse and keyboard as well.

While the lowest price we've ever seen on this gaming desktop was $749, it's still on sale for $100 off the original price right now. At the time of publication, there were only a few left in stock, so we recommend you buy now.

HyperX Pulsefire Dart wireless gaming mouse (save $50)

Best for wireless gaming

HyperX Pulsefire Dart wireless gaming mouse (save $50)
Amazon
  • Current price: $49
  • Original price: $99

Look no further for your next mouse than the ergonomic HyperX Pulsefire wireless gaming mouse. The sides were designed with padded leatherette grips to make gripping your mouse during long hours of gameplay comfortable. You'll get up to 50 hours of gameplay with the mouse per charge, and you can set it on a Qi charger when it's not in use to never run out of battery life. You can also expect an adjustable DPI of up to 16,000.

This is by far the lowest price we've seen on the Pulsefire. 

MSI Pulse GL66 15.6-Inch gaming laptop (save $219)

Best for portable PC gaming

MSI Pulse GL66 15.6-Inch gaming laptop (save $219)
Amazon
  • Current price: $1,275
  • Original price: $1,499

Gaming and portability can go hand-in-hand with the MSI Pulse 66 Gaming Laptop. MSI laptops are one of the best brands on the market that provide the latest Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 graphics processor, so you'll be able to enjoy visually stunning PC games on the go. Plus, its Cooler Boost Technology will keep the laptop cool while you play spec-heavy games.

The lowest price we've seen is $1,099, but other models on the market -- like the Acer Predator -- are about the same price with slightly lower specs like the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060. You could opt for either model, but the higher graphics processor makes this one the better deal.

JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth speaker (save $30)

Best for outdoor music listeners

JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth speaker (save $30)
Amazon
  • Current price: $99
  • Original price: $129

Have you picked up that grill you were eyeing for your Memorial Day BBQ? JBL wants you to add some tunes to your celebration, offering $30 off its signature Flip 5 Bluetooth Speaker. The IPX7 waterproof speaker can last up to 12 hours per charge, and you can pair it with a Bluetooth compatible speaker to play sound indoors and outside. The lowest price we've seen is $94, but this is still one of the best Memorial Day deals this year.

Toshiba Fire TV Edition (save $130)

Best for watching sports

Toshiba Fire TV Edition (save $130)
  • Current price: $339
  • Original price: $469

This smart 4K TV offers a 2160-pixel resolution, plus loads streaming options via Amazon's Fire TV platform. Similar to the Sony on this list, the 55-inch LED screen is perfect for watching your favorite movies and shows. Because the TV was designed with LED technology, it's also great for viewing sports or for rooms with a brighter natural light. This is also the lowest price we've seen.

TP-Link Deco S4 Wi-Fi mesh system (save $20)

Best budget-friendly mesh system

TP-Link Deco S4 Wi-Fi mesh system (save $20)
  • Current price: $129
  • Original price: $149

A stable Wi-Fi connection in your own house is a must-have for at-home workers. With TP-Link's mesh technology, different units work together to form a unified network and maintain a seamless connection. I've used this model for over two years now, and I've found the accompanying app easy to navigate and customize parental settings. In his review, ZDNET Contributor Robin Harris highlighted the system's reliability as well as its ability to fully cover a 3,000 square foot home.

The lowest price I've seen on the Deco S4 is $99. That price is pretty rare, making this one of the best deals on the S4 for the foreseeable future.

Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker (save $21)

Best for apartments

Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker (save $21)
Amazon
  • Current price: $58
  • Original price: $79

A cup of coffee is an essential part of any morning, and Keurig wants to keep you caffeinated with this great deal on a single-serve Mini Keurig. Not even five-inches wide, it's Keurig's slimmest brewer yet. It can brew a single cup on regular and bold settings, and it will quickly prepare your coffee.

The lowest price we've seen is $49, but for small spaces or sole coffee drinkers, it's worth the extra money right now. Plus, we've only seen that low price one time, and we don't expect it to go that low again any time soon.

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12-core, 24-Thread Unlocked desktop processor (save $183)

Best for PC tinkerers

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12-core, 24-Thread Unlocked desktop processor (save $183)
Amazon
  • Current price: $387
  • Original price: $570

If you prefer to build your own desktop, chances are you've seen the crazy prices on CPUs and GPUs. Finding a reasonably-priced CPU or a GPU has been difficult for some time due to chip shortages, but we're finally seeing some of the stock -- and deals -- return. You can save nearly $180 on the Ryzen 9 5900X 12-core, 24-Thread that can give up up to 4.8GHz of gaming power. Keep in mind that if you'll need a high-performance cooler if you haven't invested in one already.

If you need more power, the good news is that it comes unlocked and capable of overclocking. This is also the lowest price we've seen for the Ryzen 9 5900x.

Ninja Air Fryer - 4 Quart (save $20)

Best for easy, fast cooking

Ninja Air Fryer - 4 Quart (save $20)
Best Buy
  • Current price: $99
  • Original price: $119

If you haven't tried an air fryer, it's a great way to cook foods without the hassle of turning on the oven or heating the house. Just toss in some olive oil and your favorite spices, and you have dinner with less cleanup. I've been using one for about a year now, and it can cook two chicken breasts in about 20 minutes at 400 degrees. The buttons make it simple to use, and you can add veggies in with a protein and still have a tasty meal.

The lowest price we've seen is $89, but this is still a great deal for a fast, smart way to cook a meal. If you want one that comes with an app and smart voice controls, you can opt for the Cosori - Pro XLS II Smart 5.8-Quart Air Fryer with Pizza Pan for $127, which will still save you $22 off its original $149 price tag.

Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch (save $150)

Best for Apple fans

Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch (save $150)
  • Current price: $1,249
  • Original price: $1,499

Apple's computers are hardly ever marked down, and saving $150 on the 13-inch MacBook Pro is an unusual but welcome move from the tech retailer. This 2020 model packs the M1 chip, 8GB of RAM, and 512GB of SSD in a Space Gray-colored frame, so you'll get a speedy, reliable laptop. 

In his review for ZDNet, Cliff Jones noted that Apple's signature Magic Keyboard is an improvement. He also pointed out that for all of its powerful M1 chip and upgrades, the laptop is still light enough to take on the go.

What is the best early Memorial Day deal?

Best Buy is currently offering a $500 savings on Sony's 55-inch OLED 4K UHD Google TV. That's a fantastic early Memorial Day deal on a top-notch smart TV. 

When is Memorial Day?

Memorial Day is a US federal holiday for honoring the men and women who died while serving in the military. It's always the last Monday in May, which is May 30 this year. 

In the past, most sales have started around the Friday before and have lasted through end of day Monday. Due to supply chain issues and demand this year, however, sales are beginning as early as May 17 and going as late as June 5.

What is usually on sale for Memorial Day?

While many companies like The Home Depot and Lowe's offer deals on patio furniture, outdoor grills, and appliances, other retailers discount home items, electronics, and tech. In general, it's a great sales weekend if you're looking to upgrade to a smart stove or even just pick up a new monitor from retailers like Amazon or Best Buy.

Does Amazon offer Memorial Day deals?

In short, yes. You can find top tech deals on products like monitors, smart vacuums, and CPUs. It should also compete against big box retailers like The Home Depot and Lowe's by offering discounts on smart appliances.

Where are the best Memorial Day sales?

Quick links to stores and vendors

Hundreds of retailers use Memorial Day Weekend as a chance to hold sale events. 

You'll find deals at every store, from Amazon to Nordstrom. However, since you're probably looking for discounts on tech, electronics, and home office goods, we've rounded up a selection of sales that may actually pique your interest. Have a look below:

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