The Best Cyber Monday Laptop, Phone, and Device Deals for 2017

The Best Cyber Monday Laptop, Phone, and Device Deals for 2017

Black Friday and Cyber Monday aren’t always the best time to buy a computer or phone. It’s easy to get ripped off by a deal that seems too good to be true (it usually is). To save you a few headaches, and a lot of dollars, we’ve compiled some WIRED picks for the best PC and mobile device deals going on, some of which are already available. All of these deals are purchasable online.

(Be sure to also check out our main Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals guides for a lot more sales.)

Handpicked WIRED Cyber Monday Guides:

Our Favorite Laptop, Phone, and Device Deals

Awesome deal! Essential Phone (with Camera Module) – $400 ($120 off)

Buy on Amazon

If you, at all, need a new phone, we highly recommend the Essential Phone. It’s as powerful as any iPhone or Galaxy device at a fraction of the price, and is created by the man who founded Google’s Android operating system.

Asus Flip C302 Chromebook 2-in-1 – $387 ($83 off)

Buy on Amazon

You can’t usually find a decent 2-in-1 with a touch-friendly flip-back screen for under $400. This runs on an Intel Core M3 with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. It also has a MicroSD slot. On this page, we have some great SanDisk MicroSD card deals.

Dell Inspiron 13-Inch Laptop with Core i7 – $630 ($220 off)

Buy on Amazon

This Dell Windows 10 laptop has a 13-inch touchscreen, 8th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM, and 1TB hard drive. In other words, we think it’s pretty great for everything except gaming (because it does not have a fancy graphics card).

Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1 – 13.3″ Touch Display – 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8550U – 8GB Memory – 1TB Hard Drive

Dell 24-Inch HD Monitor with Thin Bezels – $150 ($200 off)

Buy on Amazon

This monitor is a great deal if you’re looking for something with thinner edges.

Acer 24-Inch HD Monitor – $90 ($60 off)

Buy on Amazon

This Acer monitor is only 1080p, but with 1ms lag time, it’s good for gaming, and is at a fantastic price.

SanDisk MicroSD Cards on Deep Discount (40% off)

Buy 64GB MicroSD for $15 ($10 off) on Amazon

Buy 128GB MicroSD for $30 ($20 off) on Amazon

Buy 200GB MicroSD for $50 ($35 off) on Amazon

Chances are, your phone as a MicroSD slot (unless its an iPhone). If you’re anywhere close to running out of storage, now is the time to buy.

USB-C Hub to Add Ports for Your MacBook Pro – $42 ($68 off)

Buy on Amazon

Apple’s latest MacBook Pro 13-inch is not rich on ports. Apple only included two USB-C ports. This dongle solves that issue. It adds two standard USB 3 ports, standard SD card, and MicroSD card support, along with one USB-C port so you can still charge your laptop.

Anker 13,000mAh Portable Phone Charger – $24 ($20 off)

Buy on Amazon

There’s nothing exciting about buying a portable charger, but if you need one, this is a fantastic one. Anker makes durable, solid accessories and 13,000mAh is enough to charge most phones four times over. It has two high-speed USB 3.0 ports and comes with a charge cord.

Motorola Moto X4 with Special Offers – $300 ($100 off)

Buy on Amazon

This perfectly great, affordable mid-range device is an exclusive to Amazon Prime subscribers, who now can get a hunsky off its already good price. Read more about the Moto X4 here in our review.

3 (yes, 3) Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablets – $130 ($110 off)

Buy on Amazon

Do you need a Fire HD 8? How about several of them? This is a good way to give all the tweens in your life an affordable tablet.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 ($150 off)

Buy Galaxy S8 (Unlocked) for $575 ($150 off) on Amazon

Buy Galaxy Note 8 (Unlocked) for $800 ($150 off) on Amazon

The Galaxy S8 and larger Note 8 are two of the best phones this year, and buying Unlocked is the smart way to go. It means that your phone will not be tied exclusively to any one wireless carrier, so if you switch from, say AT&T to T-Mobile, you can use the same phone on your new carrier.

Acer E5 15-Inch Core i3-7100 Laptop – $299 ($100 off)

Buy on Walmart or Jet

These mid-range Acer laptops are normally a great deal since they include a big, 15-inch HD screen, nice trackpad, and a backlit keyboard. With $100 off its MSRP, this i3 Acer is more than worth the money. What you save on this laptop you can spend on some upgrades, since it’s very easy to add RAM and a solid state drive.

MSI 15-Inch Core i7-7700HQ Gaming Laptop – $900 ($200 off)

Buy on Amazon

This laptop packs an Intel Core i7, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti graphics card, 8GB RAM, 128GB solid state drive with an extra 1TB drive for storage, 15-inch HD screen, Windows 10, and a red light-up keyboard. There are two other configurations to choose from.

3 AC, 3 USB Charger with Stand – $16 ($5 off)

Buy on Amazon

If your night table or desk is a huge mess of cords, this might help. It’s not exactly a looker, but acts as a surge protector and has a stand for your phone or tablet along with three standard USB charging ports and three AC power outlets. There’s a larger version with more plugs if you need it.

Microsoft Surface Pro and Surface Laptop ($200-$330 off)

Buy Surface Pro for $200 off on Microsoft’s store

Buy the Surface Laptop w/free Cortana Speaker on Microsoft’s Store

The Surface Pro is the best 2-in-1 tablet you can buy, but it’s expensive. Microsoft is discounting two versions of it with an Intel Core i5 processor. We recommend the one with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. If you want a Surface Laptop (we like it), it will come with a free Cortana-enabled speaker. We can’t vouch for the speaker, but it is a Harman Kardon Invoke.

Huawei Mate 9 Unlocked – $400 ($100 off)

Buy on Amazon

The Mate 9 was Huawei’s top phone in 2016, and it’s still a fantastic pick this year at this reduced price.

Huawei Honor 6X Unlocked – $150 ($50 off)

Buy on B&H Photo, Amazon

This affordable phablet gets even better this Thanksgiving weekend thanks to a $50 savings.

Amazon Fire HD 10 – $100 ($50 off)

Buy on Amazon

The Fire HD 10 is the most robust Fire tablet that Amazon offers, and at this price, it’s hard to pass up. It has a larger, Full HD screen and hands-free Alexa, so you can bark commands from across the room. We recommend you also pick up Amazon’s standing case.

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition – $90 ($40 off)

Buy on Amazon

We picked the Fire HD 8 as our favorite Amazon Fire Kids tablet. It comes with a nice shock-resistant case and some great kid-friendly features. It’s high enough quality that you won’t hate watching content on it with your kid, either.

LG G5 32GB – $230 ($300 off)

Buy on B&H Photo

LG’s modular phone system didn’t quite work out, but the G5 is still a very decent phone, especially for only $200. What you’re getting for the money is a 2016 flagship at 2017 mid-range prices.

Kindle Paperwhite – $90 ($30 off)

Buy on Amazon

The Kindle Paperwhite is the ebook reader to buy. There isn’t much competition, and $90 is as good as we’ve seen the price go for a while. We recommend this Kindle because it has all the essential features, still gets a month of battery life, and and has that nice light-up display.

TP-Link Wi-Fi AC Range Extender – $30 ($30 off)

Buy on Amazon

When you just want to watch some Netflix, nothing’s worse than a Wi-Fi dead zone. A range extender like this one (available in a few configurations), can help extend your router’s range across your entire home, and at $30, you can buy a few, if needbe.

Samsung Chromebook Plus and Pro – $100 off

(SOLD OUT) Buy Chromebook Plus for $400 on Amazon

Buy Chromebook Pro for $450 ($100 off) on Amazon

We griped about the problems with Android apps in our Chromebook Pro review, but overall we recommend it. Google continues to improve the app experience, and at $400 – $450, both of these devices are a lot more attractive. Amazon has the devices for $100 off.

Cyber Monday Ads for 2017:

We’ve sifted through the mess of deals, but if you want to look for yourself, here are some links. Many of these ads may not be live until day-of.

Deal Graveyard

LG Ultrawide 34-Inch Monitor – $215 ($185 off)

Buy on Amazon

This super wide LG monitor is currently a top seller on Amazon and nearly 50% off.

Apple Watch Series 1 – $180 ($70 off)

Buy on Target, Macy’s

Track and share your activities, and monitor your post-Turkey Day health.

Apple MacBooks and iMacs ($200 off)

Buy the MacBook Air for $800 ($200 off) on Best Buy

Buy the iMac for $900 ($200 off) on Best Buy

Best Buy is the place to be for Apple deals this holiday. Both the MacBook Air and iMac are discounted by $200.

HP Laptop with 8GB RAM, Intel Core i3, 1TB drive – $300 ($200 off)

Buy on the Microsoft Store

This HP laptop checks most of the boxes for a decent Windows 10 laptop, including having a touchscreen, a decent amount of RAM, and a very good Intel Core i3 processor. HP claims it will get about 8 hours of battery life.

Garmin Vivoactive HR watch – $120 ($130 off)

Buy on Best Buy

No, it’s not a phone, but it is a mobile device! This Garmin watch isn’t the sexiest, but like most Garmin’s it’s fantastic for those into fitness or sports, and it’s also more than 50 percent off it’s normal price. If you’re at all interested in a fitness watch, this may be a fun option.

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