If there's one thing that Best Buy does well -- and often -- it's having large sales, and this weekend'sis characteristically epic. There's an enormous variety of products on sale, including TVs, laptops, mobile gadgets, appliances, smart home gear and games; the event is running through Sunday, May 9.
In fact, by my count, there hundreds of items marked down -- way too many for you to slog though on your own. So before you head over to save some cash on the sale, browse the list below. I've curated a handful of what look to be the best deals this weekend.
Now that the M1-powered version of the MacBook Pro is around, you can save a few dollars on the still-solidly competent Intel Core i5-equipped MacBook Pro. This one has 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. Read CNET's hands-on evaluation of this MacBook Pro.
You don't have to mortgage your home to get a gaming laptop anymore. Case in point: The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 has an AMD Ryzen 9 processor, 16GB of RAM, 1TB SSD and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q GPU for $1,150, down from its regular price of $1,350.
Best Buy has a slew of games marked down for the weekend, but you shouldn't pass up Star Wars: Squadrons, the space shooter that has made space shooters fun again. This games is great on the console, PC, and (especially) in VR.
These kidney bean-shaped true wireless earbuds offer a great fit and excellent sound with some limited (IPX2) water resistance. Read CNET's review of the Galaxy Buds Live for more details. Typically priced a little above the Apple AirPods, they sound better and right now are a bit cheaper.
You can save $50 on the Apple Watch Series 6 right now. This 44mm model with the space gray aluminum case has the sleek black sports band and does all the things: heart rate, EKG, SpO2, always-on display and more. Be sure to read CNET's review of the Apple Watch Series 6.
Sony's formidable A8H Series OLED TV is currently marked down by $400, which is approaching Black Friday discount levels. It includes support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant as well as AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth. The Android TV OS is perhaps second only to Roku, and good luck finding a streaming channel it doesn't play.
The AeroGarden Sprout usually sells for $100 and accommodates three pods in a compact countertop grower. It has a 10-watt LED grow light and plants grow in water without the need for potting soil. This package comes with Genovese basil, curly parsley and dill.
One of the best all-around wireless ANC headphones you can buy, the Sony WH-1000XM4 is now $72 off. The battery lasts for about 30 hours between charges and includes touch controls along with Speak-to-Chat, which automatically stops the music and enables pass-through mode when you start talking to someone nearby. For more details, read the full CNET review of the Sony WH-1000XM4.
Usually $130, this 10-quart Insignia air fryer oven has a dual-rack design and features 10 cooking programs including roast, bake, defrost, toast and more. It even has a rotisserie spit.
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