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Laptops are among the best Cyber Week deals available.

Cyber Monday itself may be over, but retailers are still offering plenty of Cyber Week deals on TVs, laptops, mattresses, smart home products, and more.

We’ve combed through the deals offered by Amazon, Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Target, and others to find the best discounts still on offer. Get them while you can—many retailers are advertising deals through this week, but it’s unclear how long they’ll last.


Go to Consumer Reports’ 2018 Holiday Central for updates on deals, expert product reviews, insider tips on shopping, and much more.
 

Electronics Deals

32-Inch Toshiba 720p Fire TV Edition Smart TV
The deal:
$130 at Amazon and Best Buy
This set, the Toshiba 32LF221U19, had been selling for about $160. It uses the Amazon Fire TV smart-TV platform, and is available only at Amazon and Best Buy.

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43-Inch LG 4K UHD Smart TV
The deal:
$270 at Dell (comes with a $50 eGift card)
We saw this set, the LG 43UK6090PUA, at the same price at both the Sam’s Club and Target Black Friday sales. But this is a better deal if you’ll be able to use the $50 Dell gift card.

50-Inch Samsung 4K UHD Smart TV
The deal: $328 at Best Buy
This set, the Samsung UN50NU6900, is selling for this price at several retailers. It’s an entry-level 4K, or Ultra High Definition, set that was also in some Black Friday ads for about the same amount of money.

65-Inch Sharp 4K UHD Smart TV
The deal: $520 at Walmart
This is the Sharp LC-65Q6020U, which we don’t see elsewhere right now. We didn’t test this set but did test the similar-looking Sharp LC-65Q620U, which had very good picture quality but below-par high dynamic range (HDR). It cost $20 less on Cyber Monday itself, though.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2
The deal:
Save up to $300 at Microsoft.com through Cyber Week
You can still get the brand new (it was released in October) 12-inch Surface Laptop 2 directly from Microsoft for as much as $300 off the regular price. The exact discount depends on how you configure the laptop, which did well in our ratings. For example, you can get the Intel Core i7 model in gray with 8 gigabytes of memory and 256GB of solid-state storage (the amount our testers recommend) for $1,300. That’s $300 off the regular price.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet
The deal:
$670 at Newegg through Dec. 3
This is a two-in-one detachable laptop with a 12-inch display. It normally goes for closer to $900, so you’re saving around $230 with this Cyber Week sale from Newegg. It’s very similar to a model that we tested earlier this year that did well in our ratings. One thing to keep in mind: Our testers did find that the keyboard, which can be removed from the laptop so that it can be used like a tablet, was on the small side. That aside, the core specs here, including an Intel Core M processor (which is designed for smaller, low-power laptops), 8GB of memory, and 256GB of solid-state storage, should get you through everyday tasks, such as browsing the web and doing productivity work, with ease.

Dell G5 Laptop
The deal: $1,000 at Jet
This is a 15.6-inch gaming laptop from Dell that Jet has for about $200 less than you’d usually find it. It’s part of Dell’s G series of gaming laptops, which offer good specs (including an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of memory, and a 1-terabyte hard drive) with a more subdued design than typical gaming laptops. Our testers only cautioned that, at 6.2 pounds, it’s on the heavy side for a laptop, but gaming laptops typically weigh more than their nongaming counterparts.

Amazon Echo
The deal: $69 at Amazon
You can still pick up second-generation Echo smart speaker for a $30 discount off the normal $99 price, which is as cheap as we’ve seen it in the past year. Consumer Reports’ testers found this Echo to be easy to use but unimpressive in sound quality.

Amazon Echo Dot
The deal: $30 at Amazon
The sale price of the recently updated Echo Dot has gone up a few dollars since Cyber Monday, but this is still less than the $50 you’d normally have to pay. The second-generation Dot is also on sale, for just $20, down from the usual $40. The speaker’s sound isn’t great, but music lovers can pair it with a Bluetooth speaker.

Amazon Echo Look
The deal: $50 at Amazon through Dec. 31
You can still pick up Amazon’s Alexa-enabled camera, which you can use to take pictures of your outfit and get AI-assisted style tips, for just $50. We haven’t tested it, but it often runs for as much as $200, and this is the lowest price we’ve ever seen.

Smart Home Deals

August Smart Lock Pro + Connect
The deal: $224 at Amazon
While not a stellar deal at $56 off, the August Smart Lock Pro is one of the best smart locks in CR’s tests because it offers a ton of smart features that net it an Excellent rating in our Smart IQ evaluation. With the included August Connect WiFi bridge, you’ll be able to remotely lock and unlock the door from your smartphone and take advantage of voice control via digital assistants. August smart locks are also unusual in that they support all three major digital assistants: Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, and Google Assistant. If you want just the lock without the WiFi bridge, Amazon is also selling the Smart Lock Pro by itself for $180, a savings of $50.

Ecobee3 Lite Smart Thermostat and free Amazon Echo Dot (3rd-Gen.)
The deal: $139 at Best Buy
The Ecobee3 Lite isn’t the best smart thermostat we’ve tested—receiving a Poor score for automation—but it’s a great affordable option with a sleek look and plenty of features, including voice control with Apple Siri (which is hard to come by). At this price, you essentially get the thermostat for $30 off, plus a free Amazon Echo Dot (third-generation) valued at $50, so you can use your voice to control the thermostat via Amazon Alexa. In our tests, the newest Dot still offers mediocre sound quality, but it’s highly versatile because it puts a digital assistant in a small and affordable package.

Nest Cam Indoor
The deal:
$129 at Home DepotLowe’s, and Target
The Nest Cam Indoor is one of the best security cameras in our ratings, and at $70 off, it’s a solid deal. Our testers give it strong scores all around, including a Very Good rating for video quality. It also offers a variety of smart features, including two-way audio and voice control via digital assistants, but some features (such as person alerts for detecting people walking by) require a monthly subscription.

Nest Thermostat E
The deal:
$139 at Best BuyHome Depot, and Lowe’s
While not as great a deal as the $139 Ecobee3 Lite bundle above, the Nest Thermostat E is a fantastic smart thermostat in its own right. It receives an Excellent rating for automation (unlike the Ecobee) and comes packed with features, including voice control and geofencing (the ability to make temperature changes when your phone leaves and returns home). It doesn’t look as sleek as the Nest Learning Thermostat, but it will work just as well in your home.

Netgear Arlo Pro 2 Four-Camera Kit
The deal:
$580 at Best Buy
If you’re in the market for a multicamera security-camera system, consider this Netgear Arlo Pro 2 four-camera kit, which Best Buy is selling for $580. The cameras are completely wireless and can be mounted indoors and outdoors. Our testers give them an Excellent rating for video quality, and they feature geofencing, two-way audio, and voice control via Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

Home Deals

iRobot Roomba 960 Robotic Vacuum
The deal:
$449 at Home Depot and Lowe’s through Dec. 1
A solid performer among the robotic vacuums we’ve tested, the 960 is great at getting surface debris off of carpets and bare floors, and earns an Excellent rating in our navigation tests. At $449, this is the lowest price we’ve seen so far this year. Our testers note that this bot “notices” messes and goes to pick them up.

iRobot Roomba 690 Robotic Vacuum
The deal:
$249 at AmazonBest BuyHome Depot, and Lowe’s through Dec. 1
Though it’s an older generation, the iRobot 690 is still a solid choice as a robotic vacuum. It’s also available at one of the lowest prices you’ll find for a robotic vacuum of this caliber. In our tests it earns an Excellent rating for carpet cleaning, and it comes with a carrying handle, so you can move this bot easily from place to place.

Elite Platinum EAF-1506D 3.5 Quart Digital Air Fryer 
The deal:
$71 at Amazon
At less than half its usual price, the Elite Platinum is worth a look. In our tests it earns Very Good scores across the board, meaning it’s easy to use and clean, and operates quietly. The basket is midsized for these compact fryers.

NuWave Brio 36001 Air Fryer 
The deal: $80 at Target, $100 at JCPenney
They’re called air fryers, but these countertop wonders don’t fry food. They’re actually small convection ovens that rely on a fan to circulate hot air that cooks your food. At 2.6 quarts, the NuWave Brio has one of the smaller capacities of the 14 models we tested—the largest hold almost 6 quarts. Despite that, it rates very highly, earning an Excellent score for how easy it is to set the time and temperature. And though it’s quieter than some models, it’s a little more difficult to clean.

Oster Pro 1200 Blender
The deal:
$60 at Amazon
This blender is affordable at its normal price, so this deal just makes it all the more attractive. If you use your blender to purée soup or other foods, you can’t go wrong with this one because it scores an Excellent on that task. It can also make a respectable smoothie and crush ice with the best of them. It’s built to last, which may be one reason CR members find it to be so reliable.

Vitamix Ascent Series A3500 Blender
The deal:
$549 at AmazonMacy’s, and Williams-Sonoma 
Another standout from Vitamix, this blender checks all the boxes, and that’s why our members find it to be so reliable. It earns an Excellent rating for making icy drinks and smoothies, and it’s almost as good at every other blender task. You’ll certainly hear it running—it’s not quiet—but chances are you’ll be satisfied with the results.

Ninja Smart Screen Duo Blender
The deal:
$120 at Target
Another good blender from Ninja. This one has several handy extras, such as a to-go cup and a personal blender attachment. It’s hard to beat when making icy drinks and smoothies, and with top marks in durability, it should last a long time. It can also make a smooth purée and crush ice for your favorite cocktail.

Ninja Professional NJ600 System Blender
The deal:
$64 at Amazon, $89 at Abt
At its list price, the 1,000-watt Ninja Professional NJ600 is a CR Best Buy, meaning it combines impressive performance and an appealing price. And for Cyber Week, you can find the model marked down by 40 percent. The Ninja’s removable blade helps make cleanup a cinch and is a reason this model rates an Excellent in our convenience tests.

Ninja BL770 Blender & Food Processor System
The deal: $100 at Amazon
Yep, another Ninja. This blender is part of a so-called food system because it comes with several attachments and different-sized containers, including a personal to-go cup. Despite all the various parts, we found it to be very convenient to use and clean, and we give it an Excellent score. It does a workmanlike job on all normal blender tasks: puréeing, crushing ice, and making smoothies. But it’s even noisier than the other Ninjas in this roundup.

Vitamix Explorian Series E310 Blender
The deal: $300 at Amazon and Bed Bath & Beyond
Our members give Vitamix Excellent ratings for predicted reliability and owner satisfaction. And it’s impressive in our performance tests, making a perfect purée and refreshing icy drinks. Across the board, Vitamix blenders are on the pricey side, so this deal brings the price down a bit. We find it to be durable but have one caution: It’s one of the noisiest Vitamix blenders in our tests.

Ninja Hot and Cold Brewed System CP307 Coffee Maker
The deal:
$180 at Best Buy, $194 at Amazon
Consumer Reports members who own this coffee maker are highly satisfied with its performance. In our tests, it was convenient to set up and use, and produces good cups of coffee. It has a small-batch setting as well as a setting for brew strength, so you can more easily make coffee just the way you like it.

Ninja Coffee Bar System CF097 Coffee Maker
The deal: $90 at Kohl’s
This Ninja brews like a champ and is super-convenient. Our members who own it give it a big thumbs up. The system comes with several extras, including a container for iced coffee, so you don’t have to waste any of that big batch of coffee you made.

Cuisinart Prep 11 Plus DLC-2011CHBY Food Processor 
The deal:
$100 at Amazon
The Cuisinart brand is so synonymous with food processors that some people refer to all food processors as Cuisinarts. If you want to own the real McCoy, this one is a good deal. It holds 11 cups and earns a Very Good rating at both chopping and shredding. It could be better at slicing, but it’s fairly quiet, comes with separate slicing and shredding discs, and has a special setting for kneading dough.

Breville Sous Chef Food Processor 
The deal: $354 at Amazon
Thanks to its superb performance chopping onions, slicing celery, shredding cheese and carrots, and grating Parmesan cheese, the Breville Sous Chef BFP800XL/A is a top food processor for making hearty dips and chopping raw ingredients. And it’s surprisingly quiet. It can hold as much as 16 cups but also has a convenient minibowl attachment for smaller batches.

KitchenAid Classic Plus Stand Mixer
The deal: $190 at Amazon, Best Buy, Macy’s, and Target
If you’ve always coveted a KitchenAid stand mixer, Cyber Week may be the time to find one at an attractive price, especially if you shop at Kohl’s, which is advertising at least four models. With its Excellent rating for mixing and its quite capable whipping and kneading, you can see why this one is a classic. It’s not as quiet as some of its brandmates, but when used in short bursts, the noise shouldn’t bother you.

Instant Pot Duo60 7-in-1 Multi-Cooker 
The deal: $70 at Amazon, $80 at Macy’s
No countertop appliance of late has quite captured cooks’ imaginations as the Instant Pot has. We tested the 7-in-1, which is one of the earlier versions. Newer models have even more functions, but seven should be enough. We compared the Instant Pot with one of each appliance it’s meant to replace—a pressure cooker, a rice cooker, a slow cooker, a yogurt maker, an electric steamer, a warming tray, and an induction burner—and the results were mixed. Many of the face-offs ended in a tie, so if you want to jump on the Instant Pot bandwagon, go ahead.

Anova Precision Cooker With WiFi Sous Vide 
The deal: $100 at Amazon and Target
When the sous vide phenomenon (cooking food in water using a plastic pouch or glass container) first came to the fore several years ago, the price of most machines was out of reach for many home cooks. But when standalone immersion circulators (which circulate and heat the water) came out, home cooks started experimenting with the cooking method. In our tests, the Anova maintains a set temperature and delivers Excellent results. Staffers raved about the juicy, tender pork loin and poultry we cooked.

Breville Smart Oven Air Convection BOV900BSSUSC Toaster Oven 
The deal: $320 at Amazon
This Breville is a good alternative to heating up your full-sized oven every time you want to reheat leftovers or bake a small batch of cookies. It aces most of our cooking and toasting tasks, achieving an Excellent color range, but takes a little longer than some toaster ovens to make a batch of perfectly browned toast. The controls are clear, and it’s a cinch to clean.

Avocado Green and Avocado Green Mattress Pillowtop
The deal: $1,225 for a queen-size Green, $1,625 for a queen-size Green Pillowtop using code MERRY175 at avocadogreenmattress.com.
Avocado makes some of the highest-ranked mattresses in our ratings—and this is one of the larger discounts we’ve seen this year. Both Avocado mattresses support a wide range of side- and back-sleeper body types. The Avocado Green is two points firmer than the Avocado Green Pillowtop, scoring a seven out of 10 on our firmness scale (10 being the firmest). This offer is available through Dec. 3.


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