110 Finest Memorial Day Gross sales 2021: Prime Tech Offers from Amazon, Goal, Finest Purchase

The best Memorial Day sales we can find on laptops, video games, and more tech [Updated]

Update (05/31/21 11:30am ET): We’ve refreshed our deals roundup for Memorial Day proper to reflect expired deals and new offers we’ve found over the course of the weekend.

Original story (05/29/21 11:15am ET): Memorial Day weekend has arrived, which means it’s time for a special holiday edition of the Dealmaster’s usual deals roundup.

As is often the case, this year’s crop of Memorial Day sales aren’t explicitly focused on electronics as much as mattresses, appliances, and other home goods. Those who can hold out for more sweeping sales events like Amazon Prime Day or Black Friday will generally find better prices on a wider selection of tech.
That said, we’ve pored through the various Memorial Day sales on offer and have still found a number of good deals on recommended video games, laptops, headphones, and other gadgets happening this weekend. Among the highlights are Sony and Epic’s ongoing sales on PlayStation and PC games, respectively: the former has brought larger-than-usual price drops on a number of PS4 and PS5 exclusives, while the latter has doled out a recurring coupon that lets you take $10 off almost any game priced at $15 or higher.

Elsewhere, we’re seeing joint-lowest prices on Apple’s latest M1-equipped MacBook Air and Mac mini; wide-ranging sales at Lenovo, Dell, and HP that discount a number of laptops, desktops, monitors, and other accessories; an eBay sale that takes 15 percent off officially refurbished gadgets, including headphones we’ve recommended from Bose and Jabra; a one-day Amazon sale on various Anker charging accessories; plus discounts on Xbox Game Pass, Roku streamers, Fitbit’s Charge 4 activity tracker, and much more. You can find our full curated selection below.

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Top 10 tech deals of Memorial Day 2021

The latest MacBook Air, complete with Apple's powerful M1 chip.
Enlarge / The latest MacBook Air, complete with Apple’s powerful M1 chip.

Lee Hutchinson

Memorial Day 2021 sale pages

  • Target: various offers on electronics
  • Best Buy: various offers on electronics
  • eBay: extra 15 percent off various electronics with code “PICKCR4SUMMER
  • GameStop: various offers on video games and gaming hardware
  • Samsung: various offers on electronics and home appliances
  • Dell: various offers on laptops, desktops, and PC accessories
  • Lenovo: various offers on laptops, desktops, and PC accessories
  • HP: various offers on laptops, desktops, and PC accessories; extra 5 percent off select orders over $599 with code “HP21MD5,” extra 10 percent off select orders over $999 with code “HP21MD10
Sony's Days of Play sale brings rare discounts on a handful of good PS5 games, including <em>Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales</em>.
Enlarge / Sony’s Days of Play sale brings rare discounts on a handful of good PS5 games, including Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

PlayStation Days of Play Sale

<em>T</em><i>he Last of Us Part II</i> is a bleak, emotionally charged sequel to a PlayStation classic.
Enlarge / The Last of Us Part II is a bleak, emotionally charged sequel to a PlayStation classic.
Sony's DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment adds two programmable buttons to the back of a PS4 controller.
Enlarge / Sony’s DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment adds two programmable buttons to the back of a PS4 controller.

Jeff Dunn

Video game deals

<em>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</em> is an essential entry in Nintendo's Switch library.
Enlarge / The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an essential entry in Nintendo’s Switch library.
Logitech's G305 Lightspeed is one of our favorite wireless gaming mice.
Enlarge / Logitech’s G305 Lightspeed is one of our favorite wireless gaming mice.

Gaming deals

  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 3-month membership for $39.99 at Amazon (normally $45).
  • New subscribers only: Xbox Game Pass Ultimate three-month membership for $1 at Microsoft (normally $31).
  • Backbone One mobile game controller for iPhone + $15 Apple gift card for $99 at Backbone (normally $114).
  • HyperX Alloy FPS RGB mechanical gaming keyboard—Kailh Silver Speed switches for $79.99 at Amazon (normally $105).
  • SteelSeries Apex 7 TKL mechanical gaming keyboard—SteelSeries Brown/Red/Blue switches for $99.99 at SteelSeries (requires free SteelSeries account—normally $130).
  • SteelSeries Apex Pro mechanical gaming keyboard—SteelSeries OmniPoint switches for $159.99 at SteelSeries (requires free SteelSeries account—normally $200).
  • Das Keyboard X50Q mechanical gaming keyboard—Gamma Zulu switches for $109.65 at Das Keyboard and Amazon (clip 15% coupon—normally $129).
  • Razer DeathAdder V2 wired gaming mouse for $49.99 at Amazon (normally $60).
  • PowerA MOGA Mobile Gaming Clip for Xbox One wireless controllers for $8.99 at Amazon (not compatible with Series X/S controllers—normally $15).
  • Logitech G305 Lightspeed wireless gaming mouse for $39.99 at Amazon, Adorama, and Logitech (normally $45).
  • Planet board game for $21.74 at Amazon and Target (normally $29).
  • Hori Split Pad Pro (Red) handheld controller for Nintendo Switch for $38.20 at Amazon (normally $47).
  • Arcade1Up X-Men vs. Street Fighter Arcade Cabinet—22.75x19x57.8 inches (with riser), Wi-Fi, includes four games for $349 at Walmart (normally $399).
The M1-equipped Apple Mac mini.
Enlarge / The M1-equipped Apple Mac mini.

Samuel Axon

Laptop and desktop PC deals

  • Apple MacBook Air (2020) laptop—Apple M1, 13.3-inch 2560×1600, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $899.99 at Amazon (discount seen at checkout—normally $965).
  • Apple MacBook Air (2020) laptop—Apple M1, 13.3-inch 2560×1600, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $1,099.99 at Amazon (discount seen at checkout—normally $1,185).
  • Apple Mac Mini (2020) mini desktop PC—Apple M1, 8GB RAM, 256GB for $599.99 at Amazon (discount seen at checkout—normally $670).
  • HP Spectre x360 (13t-aw200) 2-in-1 laptop—Intel Core i7-1165G7, 13.3-inch 1080p, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $1,079.99 at HP (select Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD at config and use code: HP21MD10—normally $1,300).
  • HP Spectre x360 (15t-eb100) 2-in-1 laptop—Intel Core i7-1165G7, 15.6-inch 3840×2160, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $1,232.99 at HP (select 512GB SSD at config and use code: HP21MD10—normally $1,550).
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano laptop—Intel Core i7-1160G7, 13-inch 2160×1350, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $1,267.24 at Lenovo (use code: CLEAR10—normally $1,850).
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano laptop—Intel Core i5-1140G7, 13-inch 2160×1350, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $1,119.24 at Lenovo (use code: CLEAR10—normally $1,700).
The ThinkPad X1 Nano puts the usual premium ThinkPad features in a two-pound frame.
Enlarge / The ThinkPad X1 Nano puts the usual premium ThinkPad features in a two-pound frame.

Lenovo

  • Lenovo ThinkBook 13s (Gen 2) laptop—Intel Core i5-1135G7, 13.3-inch 2560×1600, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $724.99 at Lenovo (use code: THINKMEM21—normally $850).
  • Dell Inspiron 14 (5402) laptop—Intel Core i5-1135G7, 14-inch 1080p, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $499.99 at Dell (normally $650).
  • 27-inch Dell UltraSharp U2719DX monitor—2560×1440, 60 Hz, IPS for $249.99 at Best Buy (normally $360).
  • 27-inch Gigabyte M27Q gaming monitor—2560×1440, IPS, 170 Hz, FreeSync for $309.99 at Amazon (normally $330).
  • 27-inch Dell S2721DGF gaming monitor—2560×1440, IPS, 165 Hz, FreeSync for $379.99 at Dell (normally $475).
  • 32-inch Dell S3221QS curved monitor—3840×2160, VA, 60 Hz, FreeSync for $349.99 at Dell (normally $400).
  • 27-inch LG 27GL850-B gaming monitor—2560×1440, IPS, 144 Hz, FreeSync for $386.99 at Amazon and Walmart (normally $450).
The Roku Streaming Stick+ 4K HDR media streamer.
Enlarge / The Roku Streaming Stick+ 4K HDR media streamer.

Samuel Axon

TV and home entertainment deals

Bose's Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are a solid option among premium wireless headphones.
Enlarge / Bose’s Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are a solid option among premium wireless headphones.

Bose

Electronics deals

The Fitbit Charge 4 is a solid option for those wanting an involved but not overly expensive activity tracker.
Enlarge / The Fitbit Charge 4 is a solid option for those wanting an involved but not overly expensive activity tracker.

Fitbit

Smart home device deals

Google's Nest Learning Thermostat is on sale for Memorial Day weekend.
Enlarge / Google’s Nest Learning Thermostat is on sale for Memorial Day weekend.

Accessories and miscellaneous deals

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