The 2010s are finally finished, and following the annual Black Friday and holiday sales, the end of the year is a great opportunity to hunt for some more deals to spend your Christmas money on. Retailers are always eager to draw in post-holiday shippers who have lots of cash and gift cards to burn, and big-box stores such as Best Buy and Walmart also like to dump their remaining stock around this time in order to make room for new inventory.
Walmart is currently running such a clearance sale and Best Buy just launched its own as well, of open-box, professionally refurbished, and clearance items like laptops, iPads, AirPods, video games, and more through January 12. There’s a lot on offer and much of it’s already out of stock, however, so if you don’t feel like sorting through it all just to find that one special item, we’ll save you some time. We already combed through all the offerings to round up the best tech deals of the bunch that are still available, and we’ve got them for you right here in one place.
Laptop and Desktop PC Deals
- — The MacBook Air is arguably the best value you’re going to find in an Apple laptop, and with its 13.3-inch display, Intel Core i5 CPU, and 8GB of RAM, it’s a great featherweight machine for all-day use. This model is already on sale for $800 ($200 off) new, but you can save more by buying a like-new open-box unit for $752.
- — The Lenovo Yoga 730 combines solid modern hardware and a traditional 15.6-inch display with the versatility of a 2-in-1 convertible thanks to its fold-down touchscreen. It’s on clearance for $697 ($153 off) new or for an even cheaper $606 in like-new open-box condition. If you plan to do a little gaming, the variant with a GPU is available for as low as $982 in like-new condition, saving you more than $500.
- our favorite 2-in-1 laptops, but it’s a premium piece of equipment so discounts are always welcome. Normally $1,250, Best Buy has this awesome convertible ultrabook on clearance right now for $1,063 after a nice $187 discount. — The HP Spectre x360 13 remains one of
- — Desktops still reign supreme in the world of PC gaming. Unlike many pre-built desktops, this one from iBuyPower comes with an ATX motherboard (and not some cheap proprietary one) so you can keep it upgraded for years to come — although with its i7-8700K CPU, 16GB of RAM, and Nvidia RTX 2080 graphics card, you won’t need to any time soon. Best Buy has it on sale for $1,530 ($270 off), and you even get a free gaming keyboard and mouse.
- — For a simple, solid PC that’s all business, you can do a lot worse than this desktop computer from Lenovo (its nice aesthetics don’t hurt, either). An Intel Core i3 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 1TB HDD provide everything you need for work and general use, and Best Buy has it in open-box like-new condition for just $400 at the moment, saving you 50 bucks.
- — Convertible 2-in-1 laptops are looking to be the way of the future, and this Dell Inspiron 7000 is a great way to jump on board without sacrificing the comforts of a traditional full-sized laptop. It packs a 15.6-inch touchscreen along with an i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a generously sized high-speed 512GB SSD, and it’s on sale now for $700 ($150 off) new. You can also grab a like-new open-box model for $630, bringing your total savings to $220.
- Apple’s best tablet if you’re willing to pay for it, but it’ll cost you. Luckily, you can score the 12.9-inch 64GB model in like new open-box condition for $890 and save $110, and the is also on sale in open box condition for $1,023 ($127 off) if you want some extra on-device storage. — The 2018 iPad Pro is
- Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is the best iPad alternative you’re going to find. It’ll cost you more than the iPad Air and almost as much as an iPad Pro, however, but this open-box deal lets you snag one in like new condition for $679, saving you around 50 bucks. — If Android is your flavor (meaning that Apple tablets are simply a no-go), the
- — Although its experiment with Windows phones was ill-fated, Microsoft successfully broke into the tablet space with its excellent Surface Pro devices. The new Surface Pro 7 just came out, but this open-box deal lets you grab one at a discount, with Best Buy offering the model with i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage in like-new condition for $936 after a $93 discount.
Refurbished Headphone Deals
- — As great as the AirPods are, the Beats by Dre PowerBeats Pro might be a better pick for a pair of truly wireless earbuds for workouts and other physical activities. These ones are Geek Squad-refurbished (meaning they’ve been restored to like-new condition) and are hard to argue with at this price, ringing in at $150 and saving you $100 off retail.
- second-gen AirPods are refurbished by Geek Squad to look and work like new, and they can be yours for $140 ($20 off) with the standard charging case. Alternatively, you can grab some refurbished for $180. — AirPods are hot for a reason, and if you’ve gotta have a pair, then buying refurbished is usually the best way to save. These
- great Android-friendly true wireless earbuds that give the AirPods a serious run for the money. They’re actually a little cheaper than AirPods even at their usual price, but these Geek Squad-refurbished Galaxy Buds can be yours for a very attractive $70, saving you $60. — Samsung has always been Apple’s main competitor in the mobile market, and its Galaxy Buds are
- — True wireless earbuds are all the rage now, but a wired pair of Bluetooth earbuds (that is, one with a cable connecting the earpieces) have two notable advantages: First, they eliminate latency between the two buds; second, they’re usually far less costly. The BeatsX are in fact the cheapest of all our picks, coming in at $60 after a $40 discount.
- — It’s unlikely that earbuds will ever surpass full-sized headphones in sound quality, which is why over-ear cans like the wireless Beats Studio 3 are so popular — and so pricey. Instead of paying full price, you can snag this refurbished pair of noise-canceling headphones for $252 and enjoy a $98 savings.
- the excellent Genesis Mini that’s the perfect way to revisit Sega’s side of the infamous 16-bit console wars. Best Buy is offering it on sale for $50 right now ($30 off), but it also has like-new open-box units in stock for $42 if you want to save a little more. — The success of mini-consoles like the NES Classic Edition has proven that retro gaming is here to stay, and Sega successfully threw its hat into the ring with
- our favorite gaming console. — We didn’t see any breathtaking PS4 deals this holiday season, but if you’ve been after Sony’s 4K-capable console, this offer isn’t bad at all: Best Buy has refurbished ones restored to “like-new” condition for $360, giving you a nice 10% discount on what is still
- a fantastic surprise in a franchise that many thought we wouldn’t see again, and if you’ve been looking to pick up this must-have Xbox One title, Best Buy’s clearance sale gives you the chance to do so for just $25 ($35 off) right now. — Gears 5 proved to be
- — Sony’s own PS4 Gold headset is the perfect add-on if you already own a PlayStation 4, and this one comes with the Fortnite Neo Versa bundle included. It’s on sale for $75 — down $25 from its normal price — or you can score an open-box unit in like-new condition for an even cheaper $64.
- — NBA 2K20 is here, and if you’ve been looking to pick up the latest basketball sim from publisher 2K Games, then Best Buy has it on clearance for the Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch for just $30 (50% off).
- — If Santa brought you a Switch this Christmas, then at some point you’re going to want a Pro controller for it. That can be a pricey add-on at its retail price of around 70 bucks (especially considering the Switch itself rarely goes on sale), but Best Buy has it discounted to $56 ($15 off) in new condition as well as in open-box/like-new condition for $50.
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