We may still be in October, but it’s just over a month away before Black Friday and the deals are already trickling in. Score Sony’s best noise cancelling headphones, 2021 4K TVs, RTX 30 series gaming laptops and PCs, and next-gen console accessories at all prices that are significantly marked down compared to what we’ve seen earlither this year.
Sony WH1000XM4 Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones (As Good As Bose)
The ever popular and highly rated Sony WH1000XM4 headphones are back down to $248. This is the lowest price of the year by $30. The WH1000XM4 is oft considered one of the best noise cancelling headsets under $400; it’s comparable if not better than the Bose QuietComfort headphones, both in terms of audio quality and noise cancellation.
Early Black Friday TV Deals
This year, several vendors such as Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart are trying to spread out their Black Friday deals earlier this year, instead of concentrating their deals on a few days. Some Black Friday deals are already available starting this week. To that extent, you can already score big discounts on several 2021 4K TVs.
New Xbox Series X Wireless Headset
This is the lowest price we’ve seen so far for the official Xbox wireless headset for the Xbox Series X and S consoles. This headset is Microsoft’s answer to the deservedly popular Sony Pulse 3D wireless headset. It pairs with the Xbox Series S|X without requiring a dongle and you’ll also be able to use it with your other Bluetooth-enabled devices. Other features include Dolby Atmos, DTS: Headphone X, and Windows Sonic support, generous 15-hour battery life, and super comfortable plushy earcups.
MSI GF65 RTX 3060 Gaming Laptop for $849.99
This is the only time we’ve seen any RTX 3060 equipped gaming laptop priced this low. The RTX 3060 is about as powerful as the previous generation’s RTX 2070. This laptop boasts a 15″ 1080p 144Hz display, 10th generation Intel Core i5 processor, generous 512GB solid state drive, and weighs in at only 4.1 pounds.
WD Easystore 5TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive
This portable hard drive adds more storage to your PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. Portable drives are much smaller than their desktop hard drive siblings and require no additional power other than the obligatory USB port.
17% Off Tales of Arise for PS5
This is the first time we’ve seen the PS5 version of the game discounted anywhere. Tales of Arise is one of the best Tales games in a long while. I’ve beaten the game myself, and I haven’t had as much fun playing a Tales game since Vesperia and Symphonia. If you’ve seen the gameplay videos or played the demo at all, you’re probably already aware that Tales of Arise graphics are a massive improvement over its predecessors. That’s because Bandai Namco abandoned its proprietary graphics engine for the much more powerful and flexible Unreal Engine. Aside from the revamped graphics, expect the same well-loved gameplay from before, including real-time combo-chaining battles, a wonderfully generic yet epic storyline, and cringe-worthy yet endearing character skits.
Alienware AW3420DW 34″ 3440×1440 Curved 2ms 120Hz G-SYNC IPS Gaming Monitor
The 2020 Alienware AW3420DW is one of the best 34″ ultra-wide gaming monitors out there today. Today’s price is even lower than what we saw on Prime Day of this year. This is an outstanding gaming monitor; the IPS panel offers very wide viewing angles and 98% DCI-P3 color accuracy, the 2ms response time means no visual lag or ghosting, and the 120Hz refresh rate and G-SYNC support means no stuttering or tearing.
Alienware Aurora R12 RTX 3060 PC for $1299 (Upgrade to the RTX 3070 for $1599.99)
Select “RTX 3070” upgrade during the customization step
This is the best price right now for an Alienware RTX 30 series equipped gaming PC. The RTX 3060 is no slouch; its performance is superior to the RTX 2060 SUPER and almost matches the RTX 2070 SUPER in some games. It will easily handle all of your games at up to 1440p, and even 4K if your game isn’t too demanding. It’s paired with the latest 11th generation Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM. There’s only a 256GB SSD installed, but it’s a very simple task to add in your own second SSD or hard drive, and you won’t void your warranty.
There’s an option to upgrade to the RTX 3070 for an additional $300. The RTX 3070 is a substantial step up from the RTX 3060. It’s a bit more powerful that even the previous generation’s champ, the RTX 2080 SUPER.
Alienware Aurora R12 RTX 3080 PC for $2099.99
Do you need a rig that can run Battlefield 2042 in 4K? If you’ve been on the lookout for the extremely elusive RTX 3080 video card for your (up to 4K) gaming needs, then check out this ready-to-go prebuilt Alienware Aurora gaming PC from Dell. The $2200 PC comes equipped with an 11th gen Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of memory, 512GB SSD, and a separate 1TB hard drive for storage. The RTX 3080 is way more powerful than the previous generation’s best video card, the RTX 2080 Ti, and is the best recommended video card for 4K gaming. The RTX 3080 is the card I used during the BF2042 open beta, and I can run the game at 4K resolution and over 60fps consistently at medium to high settings.
Back in Stock on Amazon: PS5-Compatible WD Black SN850 1TB M.2 SSD with Heatsink
Amazon finally has the PS5-compatible WD Black SN850 1TB SSD with heatsink back in stock. This is currently the most popular SSD to get for your PS5 internal storage upgrade. It’s blazing fast drive with transfer speeds rated at up to 7,000 MB/s and a PCIe Gen4 interface and it comes preinstalled with a heatsink. It’s also confirmed by Western Digital themselves to be compatible with the PS5.
Lowest Price Ever for a PS5-Compatible SSD with Heatsink: XPG GAMMIX S70 Blade 1TB M.2 SSD
This is the latest SSD that’s specifically designed for your PS5 storage upgrade. It also happens to be the lowest priced PS5-compatible 1TB SSD with heatsink available. In fact, it’s even less expensive than most compatible SSDs without heatsink. The S70 Blade boasts transfer rates up to 7,400 MB/s and a PCIe Gen4 interface. It includes a PS5-compatible low-profile aluminum heatsink, but for whatever reason you’ll have to put it on the SSD itself (which isn’t hard, it’s just adhesive).
Coway Airmega 200M True HEPA Air Purifier
If you’re been waiting for a good deal on an air purifier, you’re in luck. The very well-rated Coway Airmega is normally priced at $229, but today Walmart is offering $100 off. This is the lowest price we’ve seen for this model since the pandemic started. The Airmega is a True HEPA purifier, which means that it is certified to trap 99.97 percent of particles that are 0.3 microns in size. The Airmega uses a 4-way filtration system (permanent and washable prefilter, charcoal filter, True HEPA filter, and ionizer). The 200M model covers 361 square feet. The best thing about this purifier is that True HEPA filter replacements are inexpensive.