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89 Best Memorial Day Sales 2022: Top Tech Deals on Laptops, TVs, Video Games, Etc.

89 Best Memorial Day Sales 2022: Top Tech Deals on Laptops, TVs, Video Games, Etc.

The best Memorial Day sales we can find on gadgets, games, and tech gear [Updated]

Ars Technica

Update (5/30/22 10:55 am ET): We’ve updated our roundup of recommended Memorial Day deals for the holiday proper, crossing out expired offers and adding new discounts on Nintendo’s Switch Pro Controller, Roomba robot vacuums, Roku streamers, and Xbox Series S bundles, among others.

Original post (5/28/22 2:30 pm ET): It’s Memorial Day weekend, which means the time has come for another Dealmaster. Our latest roundup of good tech deals from around the web includes all the best offers we could dig up from this weekend’s crop of holiday sales. While Memorial Day promotions generally focus on home goods, appliances, and mattresses more than electronics, we’ve still found a few gadget deals of note for those who can’t wait for more tech-centric sales events like Black Friday or Amazon Prime Day.

The highlights include a number of deals on Apple devices. The Apple Watch Series 7, for instance, is back down to $329, which is about $25 off its street price online, $70 off Apple’s MSRP, and generally a good price for the top pick in our guide to the best smartwatches. The 256GB version of the latest iPad Air is available for $679, which matches the lowest price we’ve tracked, while the MacBook Air is discounted to $900, which matches the lowest price we’ve seen this year. (Just note that the latter is expected to receive a refresh with a faster chip at some point in 2022, if you can afford to wait.) Best Buy is running a promotion that gives a bonus $10 in store credit if you buy a $100 Apple Gift Card, and other gadgets like the third-gen AirPods and MagSafe Charger are cheaper than we typically see as well.

Beyond that, our roundup includes several ongoing deals on PlayStation games and gear, including a rare discount on PlayStation 5 controllers, plus lower-than-usual prices on Bose’s highly comfortable QuietComfort 45 headphones, Google’s Nest Hub smart display and Nest Audio smart speaker, well-reviewed laptops from Lenovo and HP, an excellent LG OLED TV, tons of PC games, and some 4K Blu-rays for a few movies we like. You can peruse our full curated list of Memorial Day deals below.

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Featured deals of the day

  • $100 Apple Gift Card (digital, physical) + $10 Best Buy e-gift card for $100 ($110) at Best Buy
  • Apple Watch Series 7 (41 mm) smartwatch for $329 ($355) at Amazon, Target, Best Buy
  • Apple iPad Air (256GB) 10.9-inch tablet for $679 ($715) at Walmart, Amazon
  • NEW Apple iPad (64GB) 10.2-inch tablet for $290 ($310) at Amazon (discount in cart)
  • Apple MacBook Air 13.3-inch laptop (Apple M1, 2560×1600, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) for $900 ($955) at Amazon, B&H, Best Buy
  • NEW Nintendo Switch Pro Controller for $55 ($70) at Amazon
  • NEW Microsoft Xbox Series S + Elden Ring (digital) for $320 ($360) at Amazon
  • Sony DualSense Wireless Controller for PS5 (various colors) for $59 ($70) at Amazon, Target, Best Buy
  • Google Nest Hub (2nd gen) 7-inch smart display for $65 ($90) at Target, Walmart, Best Buy
  • Apple MagSafe Charger 15 W wireless charger for $34 ($39) at Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart
  • Bose QuietComfort 45 wireless ANC headphones for $279 ($310) at Amazon, Target, Best Buy
  • LG C1 (2021) 4K OLED TV + $75 Visa gift card for $1,097 ($1,275) at BuyDig (no GC at Amazon, Best Buy)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (PS5) for $40 ($60) at Target, Best Buy, PSN
  • The Last of Us Part II (PS4) for $10 ($30) at Best Buy, GameStop
  • Dune (4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital) for $15 ($28) at Amazon, Target
The Apple Watch Series 7.
Enlarge / The Apple Watch Series 7.

Corey Gaskin

Electronics deals

  • Bose QuietComfort 45 wireless ANC headphones for $279 ($310) at Amazon, Best Buy
  • Apple Watch Series 7 (41 mm) smartwatch for $329 ($355) at Amazon, Target, Best Buy
  • Apple AirPods (3rd gen) true wireless earbuds for $150 ($165) at Amazon, Target, Walmart
  • NEW Apple iPad (64GB) 10.2-inch tablet for $290 ($310) at Amazon (discount in cart)
  • NEW Apple iPad (256GB) 10.2-inch tablet for $400 ($445) at Amazon (discount in cart)
  • Apple iPad Air (256GB) 10.9-inch tablet for $679 ($715) at Walmart, Amazon
  • Apple iPad Mini (64GB) 8.3-inch tablet for $409 ($460) at Amazon, Walmart
  • Apple iPad Mini (256GB) 8.3-inch tablet for $549 ($600) at Amazon, Walmart
  • Fitbit Sense (40.5 mm) smartwatch for $180 ($245) at Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy
Bose's QuietComfort 45 may be worth it if you prioritize comfort above all else from your noise-canceling headphones.
Enlarge / Bose’s QuietComfort 45 may be worth it if you prioritize comfort above all else from your noise-canceling headphones.

Jeff Dunn

  • NEW iRobot Roomba i3 Evo robot vacuum for $250 ($290) at Amazon, Target, iRobot
  • NEW iRobot Roomba i3+ Evo robot vacuum + self-emptying dock for $399 ($480) at Amazon, iRobot
  • NEW iRobot Braava Jet M6 robot mop for $349 ($385) at Amazon, Target, iRobot
  • Google Nest Hub (2nd gen) 7-inch smart display for $65 ($90) at Target, Walmart, Best Buy
  • Google Nest Audio smart home speaker for $65 ($90) at Target, Walmart, Best Buy
  • Jabra Elite 3 true wireless earphones for $60 ($70) at Amazon, Best Buy
  • Garmin Dash Cam Mini 2 1080p dashcam for $110 ($130) at Garmin, Amazon, Best Buy
  • Blue Yeti USB microphone for $80 ($110) at Target, Amazon (discount in cart)
  • Garmin Forerunner 245 GPS running watch for $225 ($280) at Amazon, Garmin
  • Wacom Intuos (small) drawing tablet for $50 ($65) at Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart
Google's second-generation Nest Hub.
Enlarge / Google’s second-generation Nest Hub.

Corey Gaskin

Laptop and desktop PC deals

  • Apple MacBook Air 13.3-inch laptop (Apple M1, 2560×1600, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) for $900 ($955) at Amazon, B&H, Best Buy
  • Lenovo Yoga 7i 14-inch 2-in-1 laptop (Core i5-1135G7, 1080p, 12GB RAM, 512GB SSD) for $700 ($850) at Best Buy
  • HP Envy x360 13.3-inch 2-in-1 laptop (Ryzen 7 5800U, 1080p, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) for $855 ($1,050) at HP (use code: 5MDSHP)
  • Lenovo Legion 5 15.6-inch gaming laptop (Ryzen 7 5800H, 1080p 165 Hz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, GeForce RTX 3060 6GB) for $1,050 ($1,450) at Lenovo (use code: LEGIONDEAL2)
  • ViewSonic Elite XG270QC 27-inch gaming monitor (1440p, 165 Hz, VA, FreeSync) for $250 ($420) at Amazon, Best Buy
  • LG 32GP850-B 32-inch gaming monitor (1440p, 180 Hz, IPS, FreeSync, G-Sync Compatible) for $397 ($545) at Amazon, B&H
  • LG 32GN650-B 31.5-inch gaming monitor (1440p, 165 Hz, VA, FreeSync) for $267 ($330) at B&H
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-core/16-thread desktop processor for $310 ($345) at Amazon, B&H
  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6-core/12-thread desktop processor for $200 ($230) at Amazon, B&H
  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600G 6-core/12-thread desktop CPU for $175 ($215) at Amazon, B&H
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Enlarge / Apple may announce an upgraded M2 SoC next month, but the current M1-powered MacBook Air is still a phenomenal everyday laptop for those who need one today.

Lee Hutchinson

TV and home entertainment deals

  • LG C1 (2021) 4K OLED TV + $75 Visa gift card for $1,097 ($1,275) at BuyDig (no GC at Amazon, Best Buy)
  • NEW Hisense U8G (2021) 4K LED TV for $600 ($720) at Amazon
  • Sony X90J (2021) 55-inch 4K LED TV for $798 ($1,000) at Amazon
  • Samsung QN90A (2021) 55-inch 4K LED TV for $1,100 ($1,275) at Best Buy
  • NEW Roku Express 4K+ media streamer for $29 ($35) at Amazon, Target, Best Buy
  • Dune (4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital) for $15 ($28) at Amazon, Target
  • No Time to Die (4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital) for $15 ($28) at Amazon, Target
  • Zack Snyder’s Justice League (4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray) for $13 ($22) at Best Buy
  • Plex Pass lifetime membership for $96 ($120) at Plex (use code: GEEKOUT)
A few of the finishes available for Sony's DualSense PS5 controller.
Enlarge / A few of the finishes available for Sony’s DualSense PS5 controller.

Gaming deals

It's a few years old, but the HyperX Cloud Stinger is still a good value if you <a href="https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/08/the-best-gaming-headsets-for-your-console-or-gaming-pc/#h4" target="_blank" rel="noopener">need a gaming headset</a> for less than $50.
Enlarge / It’s a few years old, but the HyperX Cloud Stinger is still a good value if you need a gaming headset for less than $50.
<em>Ares Expedition</em> is a more streamlined version of the popular strategy game <em>Terraforming Mars</em>. We recommend both options in our <a href=
Enlarge / Ares Expedition is a more streamlined version of the popular strategy game Terraforming Mars. We recommend both options in our ultimate board game gift guide.

Video game deals

  • Sony Days of Play Sale: various PlayStation games + accessories on sale at Amazon, Target, Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart, PlayStation
  • Epic Mega Sale: various PC game discounts + recurring 25% off coupon for $14.99+ purchases at Epic
  • The Last of Us Part II (PS4) for $10 ($30) at Best Buy, GameStop
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (PS5) for $40 ($60) at Target, Best Buy, PSN
  • Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection (PS5) for $30 ($50) at Amazon, Target, PSN (PS4 bundle for $20)
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade (PS5) for $40 ($50) at Amazon, Target, PSN
  • Final Fantasy XIV – Complete Edition (PS5, PS4) for $42 ($60) at PSN
  • MLB The Show 22 (PS5, Xbox Series) for $50 ($65) at Best Buy, Walmart (also on Game Pass)
  • MLB The Show 22 (PS4, XB1, Switch) for $40 ($55) at Best Buy, PSN, Nintendo eShop (also on Game Pass)
  • Spiritfarer (PS4) for $10 ($20) at PSN (also on Game Pass)
  • Bloodborne (PS4) for $10 ($15) at Walmart, Best Buy (also on PS5 PS Plus Collection)
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure (PS5, PS4) for $30 ($45) at Amazon, Target, Best Buy, PSN
  • Ghostwire: Tokyo (PS5, PC) for $30 ($55) at PSN, Epic (use 25% off coupon)
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits (PS5, PS4) for $26 ($35) at PSN
  • Celeste (PS4, PC) for $5 ($15) at PSN, Epic
  • Elden Ring (PS5, PS4) for $50 ($59) at Amazon, Walmart, GameStop
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (PS4) for $23 ($30) at Amazon (free PS5 upgrade, also on Game Pass)
<em>The Last of Us Part II</em> is a gloomy but engaging stealth-action game.
Enlarge / The Last of Us Part II is a gloomy but engaging stealth-action game.
  • Pokémon Shining Pearl (Switch) for $30 ($55) at Best Buy (discount in cart)
  • Inside (Switch) for $2 ($10) at Nintendo eShop
  • Triangle Strategy (Switch) for $50 ($60) at Amazon, Walmart, GameStop
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Switch, PS5, PS4) for $46 ($60) at Amazon, Nintendo eShop, PSN
  • Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (Switch) for $10 ($20) at Nintendo eShop
  • 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (Switch) for $40 ($60) at Amazon, GameStop
  • Streets of Rage 4 (Xbox, PS4) for $12 ($20) at Xbox, PSN
  • BioShock: The Collection (PC) for free ($20) at Epic
  • Tunic (PC) for $22 ($30) at Epic (use 25% off coupon, also on Game Pass)
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (PC) for $37 ($50) at Epic (use 25% off coupon)
  • Sifu (PC) for $27 ($40) at Epic (use 25% off coupon)
  • Rogue Legacy 2 (PC) for $15 ($22) at Epic (use 25% off coupon)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (PC) for $22 ($35) at Epic (use 25% off coupon)
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed (PC, PS4) for $19 ($40) at Epic, PSN (use 25% off coupon)
  • Death Stranding Director’s Cut (PC) for $24 ($40) at Epic (use 25% off coupon)
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (PC) for $14 ($25) at Ubisoft (use code: LEGEND22)
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (PC) for $5 ($15) at Ubisoft (use code: LEGEND22)
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Collection (PC) for $5 ($15) at Steam
<em>Rift Apart</em> doesn't differ much from past <em>Ratchet &amp; Clank</em> games, but it serves up some breezy and satisfying action all the same.
Enlarge / Rift Apart doesn’t differ much from past Ratchet & Clank games, but it serves up some breezy and satisfying action all the same.

Accessories and miscellaneous deals