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Best Buy Anniversary Sale: The 5 Best Tech Deals

Best Buy’s sales, like its Anniversary Sale, taking place over the next three days, are starting to compete with some of the biggest online retail sales, like Amazon’s Prime Day. We’re seeing some fantastic discounts on tech, including Apple watches, 4K TVs, laptops, and smart lighting. A new TV, or a new computer, can change everything about the way you experience entertainment or approach your workday, and they’re available at incredible discounts. If you’re looking for new devices for your home or office, this sale might be just what you’ve been waiting for. Take advantage of five singular discounts at Best Buy, as part of the company’s Best Buy Anniversary Sale, right now.

Philips Hue Multicolor LED 3-bulb Starter Kit — $130, was $190

Philips Hue White & Color Ambiance LED Starter Kit

Philips Hue smart light bulbs, lamps, and light fixtures are an incredibly versatile addition to any home. Users love them for their voice control and the fact that they take away the inconvenience of ever having to get up to switch on or off a light. But there’s a ton of other applications as well, from setting the right mood, to feeling safe and secure, to their unbelievably sensible and minimal design. Inside the box you get 3 bulbs, a bridge, and dimmer switch. These bulbs actually provide 16 million choices of colors and shades of white, controlled by your voice, along with dimming and brightening control, all set by the Hue App. They pair with Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and the Google Assistant. They can be ideal for work environments, and allow you to set your lighting for gaming or for watching a movie, or even for something as simple as getting ready in the morning. Philips Multicolor LED 3-bulb Starter Kit can light up your day, and your night.

Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) 38mm in Space Gray — $179, was $199

If you’re part of the cult of Apple, no watch will fit your lifestyle better. The Watch is among the most aerodynamic, sleek, and slim (yet sturdy) on the market — and it’s nice and light, so it won’t weigh down your wrist. While Apple has progressed with its Series 4 and 5 watches, much of the basic functionality is available in the Series 3, and the price is right (especially with $20 off). You can check your email and texts, of course, but you can also stream your favorite music and podcasts, without your iPhone nearby. It measures metrics like your heart rate and its cadence. The Watch OS is backed up by 8 GB of RAM, and it has neat features like water resistance up to 164 feet in depth. The best part? The battery lasts up to 18 hours, which means you’ll never have to worry about your useful new friend conking out during the day. If you’re tired of reaching for your phone every time you hear a “ding” or a vibration, the Series 3 Apple Watch might be for you.

HP Two-in-One 14-inch Touch-Screen Chromebook— $499, was $629

We love the Chromebook for its versatility, but the HP 14-inch Chromebook version really has it all: A nice big screen while still being light and portable, and tons of features. This is the perfect computer for everyday work, entertainment, and gaming. It’s got a 10th-gen Intel Core i3 processor and a beautifully backlit screen, with 1,920 x 1,080 resolution that is Full HD multitouch. Along with this, you can play with the 360-degree flip-and-fold design, which is great for presentations, meetings, or sharing your screen with any group. There’s 8GB RAM and 64GB eMMC Flash Memory, so you never have to worry about multitasking. It also has an Intel graphics card, built-in cloud support, sound from Bang & Olufsen with dual speakers, and an HD webcam with a dual array microphone for all your Zoom and Skype needs. This is an all-around masterwork, the perfectly versatile laptop for your home or office, at a great price.

LG 70-inch UN7070 Series LED 4K UHD Smart TV — $600, was $650

LG makes some of the most impressive TVs on the market, and this huge, 70-inch screen version is no exception. If you’re looking to turn your living room into a home theater, this is a great place to start. The picture you’ll get on this TV is fantastically clear, bright, and precise, even compared to other 4K TVs, thanks to its 4K Ultra HD (2,160p resolution). Combined with this is Active HDR (HDR10, HLG), which automatically augments the picture for your older favorite content, ensuring your images will be at their best. Sports fan or gamer? There’s TruMotion 120 (Native 60Hz) which works to reduces blur and sharpen details. For ease of use, there’s voice control (this TV works with both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa) and LG’s webOS smart platform for browsing and to connect you with Disney+, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. And thanks to built-in support for Apple AirPlay, Apple AirPlay 2, Miracast, and SmartShare, casting is simple as can be. This gigantic 70-inch TV has all the bells and whistles, is a functional dream, and could be the bedrock on which a new home theater system is built.

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 with 12.3-inch Touch Screen — $799, was $1029

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 with Type Cover Keyboard

Want a tablet or a laptop? How about both? With the Microsoft Surface Pro 7, you get the best of the tablet and laptop worlds, all in one machine. Sleek, narrow, and compact, it’s powered by the most recent Intel 10th-generation Core i3 processor backed up with 4GB of memory and a 128GB SSD hard drive for storage (huge and efficient). Whether you’re choosing a title on Netflix, or are dragging an image from one page of a presentation to the next, the touchscreen works like a dream. The detachable screen, along with all this computing power, means that you can be pouring over your numbers in a work meeting one minute, and relaxing on the couch with Game of Thrones the next, all on the same machine (for Zoom callers, there’s a new microphone setup that users love). And if you’re a gamer, Microsoft improved the graphics card from previous versions. It also added a USB-C port for fast charging and file transfers, and the battery life clocks in at over 10 hours. The ultimate traveler, this device can act as both a tablet and a laptop, ideal for sorting out all your work, play, and viewing needs.

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