If you missed out on the door-busting deals of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there is still time to satisfy your shopping needs. Retailers nationwide, including Walmart and Amazon, have not taken the foot off the pedal and are putting out holiday-discounted deals during what stores are calling Green Monday. To help, we've curated a running list of the most bang-for-your-buck deals on tech available, including sales on phones, TVs, speakers, headphones, laptops, and more.
Best TV deals
Coming in a gorgeous 55'' 4K panel with all the OLED goodness, this LG model is currently discounted by $600. For the price, you get a vivid and color-accurate TV that supports Dolby Vision IQ and Dolby Atmos for a viewing experience that can only be described as sensory overload. The OLED make-up is perfect for movies, gaming, sports, and more.
A great value option if you're in the market for a big-screen panel is the Hisense 70'' Class A6G 4K TV. Now for just $549.99 ($300 off), you get all the bells and whistles of a modern smart TV, including built-in Google voice assistance, streaming services pre-installed, and a superb 4K panel.
Not too long ago, Amazon introduced its premium tier of Fire TVs, the Omni Series. For a little more than the 4-series, the Omni TVs bring Dolby Vision support, larger options (65'' and 75''), and support a wider range of Alexa controls. Still, Amazon has all sizes of the 2021 TV on sale, including the 65'' model for just $659.99 ($170 off).
Other TV deals to note
Best phone deals
For a limited time, stores have Samsung's latest and greatest foldable, Galaxy Z Fold 3, on sale for just $1,499.99 ($300 off). That's the lowest price that we've seen since its debut back in August. Though not for everyone, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 brings a form factor that reinvents the way you use your smartphone. It is very much a power user's dream.
At launch, the OnePlus 9 Pro -- though stocked with flagship features and hardware, was hard to justify buying at $1,069. If you've been on the fence, Amazon has a deal that may finally get you off of it. For a limited time, the retailer has the OnePlus 9 Pro at just $855.99 ($214 off). That puts the handheld neck and neck with the newly released Google Pixel 6 Pro. The device comes unlocked, 5G-ready, and with 256GB of onboard storage.
Remember when Apple said, "5G just got real"? Well, it certainly has, especially in the mid-range phone market. For less than $500, you can pick up a OnePlus 8T 5G and reap the benefits of 5G speeds. However, you shouldn't buy the phone simply because it supports the network. For the discounted price, you get a smooth 120Hz display, fast performance, and even faster charging. It also comes with 256GB of internal storage -- a great feat for gamers and photographers.
Best gaming console deals
It's not discounted, but by being in stock, the Nintendo Switch OLED takes the best of the original and ups the ante with a larger OLED panel. When first launched, the upgraded Switch model was sold out everywhere, so make haste if you plan to buy one for the holidays.
The Nintendo Switch is nothing new. But, the console continues to make for a doorbuster deal every holiday season thanks to its limited supply and great value. For the sale price of $299.99, you're getting a 12-month membership of Nintendo Switch Online and a carrying case included with the Switch console. Everyone loves free stuff, right?
The Oculus Quest 2, or Meta Quest 2 sits at the top of our best VR and AR headsets list, and this Walmart deal on a refurbished, 64GB model is almost too good to be true. For just $200, you can pick up the console and dive into the world of virtual reality. The Quest 2 is compact, portable, easy to learn, and a ton of fun once you put the headset on.
Best wireless earbuds and headphone deals
Possibly the cheapest we'll be seeing the Apple AirPods Pro since Black Friday, Walmart currently has the active noise-canceling earbuds going for just $179.99 ($70 off). These are arguably the best wireless earbuds you can buy, whether you're an audiophile or not. It's the earbud to buy for family, friends, coworkers, or yourself if you want excellent sound quality, a secure and comfortable fit, and all the Apple magic when paired to an iPhone.
You don't have to pay a premium to get excellent audio when it comes to wireless earbuds. The Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, now for just $79 ($70 off), makes for the perfect holiday treat to yourself, or a stocking stuffer come Christmas. ZDNet's Jason Cipriani reviewed the earbuds when first released and labelled them as the go-to for Android users or those who weren't a fan of Apple's AirPods.
Luckily, you don't have to settle for Apple's AirPods Pro if you want premium wireless earbuds. The Sony WF-1000XM4 is a mouthful of branding but packs just as much through audio quality and features. It's argued by many to produce the best sound of its competition. And now, you can buy a pair for yourself at a discounted price of $248 ($31.99 off).
Competing against the Bose QuietComfort 45 is the Sony WH-1000XM4. When ZDNet's Matthew Miller reviewed the premium headphones, he praised the device for its stunning audio performance, immersive active noise-cancellation, and extensive battery life -- among other positives. To summarize, the headphones from Sony "make the world better through a flawless music listening experience." You can snag a pair plus a bonus pair of Sony wired earbuds for just $249 at Walmart.
Best laptop deal
Budget gamers with an eye for a big-screen laptop might want to jump on this Walmart deal before it's too late. The $110 off Lenovo Legion 5 sports an immersive 17.3-inch full HD 144Hz display and is powered by AMD's Ryzen 5 5600H processor, 8 gigs of RAM, 256GB solid-state drive and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card. Again, you're getting all of that gaming goodness for just $699.
When it comes to laptop recommendations for students and family members, Chromebooks are usually at the top of my list. They're portable, easy to use, and typically cost a fraction of the higher end ultrabooks. This Samsung Chromebook 4 offering proves my point. It's currently listing for just $179.99, sports an Intel Celeron N4020 processor with 4GB RAM, and can power through basic tasks like browsing, watching media, and clerical tasks via Google's office suite.
The MacBook Air has always been a go-to option for most consumers, especially students. So when Apple upgraded its 2020 model with an in-house M1 Chip and buffed the battery life, it became a no-brainer for any best laptops lists. Now, the 13-inch model can be yours for just $799 ($200 off). For the price, you get 256GB of built-in storage and a sleek-looking design.
More tech deals
Looking to step up your gaming setup this holiday? Save up on time and money with this Razer Power Up Bundle V2 for just $79. For the price, you're getting a keyboard (Razer Cynosa Lite), headset (BlackShark V2 X), mouse pad (Gigantus V2 L), and a mouse (DeathAdder Essential). You'd be hard-pressed to find a better deal on gaming gear than this
There's an abundance of gaming monitors on the market so picking the right one boils down to your desired feature set and price. The MSI Optix G272 makes the decision easy by giving you the best of both worlds. It's a 27-inch monitor that ramps up to 144Hz and currently sells for just $174.
You don't have to fork out $400 or more for a premium smartwatch. Try $239. For a limited time, Walmart has the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 (44mm) on sale for just that. At the price, you get most, if not all, of the benefits of a competitive smartwatch: ECG monitoring, health tracking, Bluetooth connectivity, and waterproofing. The watch is listed in a sleek black finish that will match any outfit.