In a move to compete with Amazon Prime Day sales this week—not to mention sales from Walmart, Target, and other retailers—Best Buy is holding a "Black Friday" kickoff sale. There is still one more day to take advantage of these early holiday sales.

The retailer has also announced a price guarantee: If the price on any of its deals this week drops lower before Black Friday, the company says customers will automatically be reimbursed the difference.

Like other retailers, Best Buy is offering contactless curbside pickup and store pickup, as well as same-day and next-day delivery options in some areas.

Below, we're highlighting some of the best deals on products that performed well in CR's tests, including laptops and TVs. We'll continue updating our coverage as more deals become available. Keep in mind that these prices are accurate at the time of publication, but some deals may sell out and prices can change throughout the course of the sale.

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Headphones and Speakers
Laptops and Chromebooks
Tablets
Televisions
Smartwatches

Full coverage: Prime Day Sales and More

Headphones and Speakers

Apple Powerbeats Pro True Wireless Headphones

    This model doesn’t score high enough to earn a CR recommendation, but it tends to be very popular among Apple fans. Our tests find the bass is over pronounced to the point that it distorts the sound of original recordings. The charging case—a standard accessory with all true wireless headphones—is unusually bulky, too. Still, some bass fans might be happy to sacrifice audio clarity for an extra boost on the low end.


    CR’s test results: Apple Powerbeats Pro

    Beats Solo Pro Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones

      These noise-canceling headphones are usually a little too expensive to justify their performance, but they’re a decent deal for $200. The Solo Pro Wireless gets an above average rating for sound-quality in our tests, and the noise-canceling is superb. Before you pick them up, though, you may want to check out other noise-canceling options available at $200 or less.

       

      CR's test results: Beats Solo Pro Noise-Canceling Headphones

      Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II Noise-Canceling Headphones

        Bose has a new flagship model, the Noise-Canceling 700. But the older Quiet Comfort 35 II option is still around, and it gets the exact same score in our ratings. The headphones come with all the bells and whistles you’d expect on a top-of-the-line noise-canceling model, including adjustable levels of sound blocking, outstanding audio-quality, and fantastic sound-blocking capabilities. This pair goes on sale pretty often, but this discount is almost as good as it gets.


        CR’s test results: Bose Quiet Comfort 35 II Noise-Canceling Headphones

        Bose Soundlink Revolve Wireless & Bluetooth Speaker

          Given how rarely Bose products get discounted, this is a nice offer. The speaker features easy-to-use controls and provides enough volume to fill a medium- to large-sized room. According to our testers, the sound quality is okay, too, though they did point out a slight metallic tinge to the all-important midrange.

           

          CR's test results: Bose Soundlink Revolve

          Skullcandy HESH 3 Wireless Headphones

            These wireless over-ear headphones are a CR Best Buy at the normal price, so this is a sweet deal. The model gets high marks for sound quality and comes with a detachable audio cable you can use when you don’t want to rely on Bluetooth. According to Skullcandy, the Hesh 3 headphones have a generous battery life as well, with up to 22 hours of playtime.


            CR’s test results: Skullcandy Hesh 3 Wireless Headphones

            Laptops and Chromebooks

            Lenovo 14-Inch Yoga Laptop

              This 2-in-1 convertible effectively doubles as a tablet once you fold the keyboard behind the display. It’s got decent specs, too: an Intel Core i4 processor, 8GB of memory, and 256GB of solid-state storage, which is pretty much the sweet spot, according to our testers.


              CR’s test results: Lenovo Yoga C740-14

              Lenovo 15-Inch IdeaPad Laptop

                This is a good price for a 15-inch Windows laptop. It’s got solid specs (8GB of memory and 256GB of solid-state storage), except for the entry-level Intel Core i3 processor. In the model we tested—which was slightly older—that was enough power for tasks such as emailing, word processing, web browsing, movie streaming, and even some light gaming.

                 

                CR’S test results: Lenovo IdeaPad S340-15

                Lenovo Chromebook Flex

                  This is a small, 11.6-inch convertible Chromebook that would be a good buy even at full price, especially since it can double as a tablet. That’s especially useful here, because the device can also run Android apps from the Google Play store. The specs are nothing to shout about (MediaTek processor, 4GB of memory, 32GB of storage), but given the similarities to another model we tested, you should be okay, as long as you confine yourself to lightweight tasks like office productivity work.

                  Tablets

                  Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0

                    This is a decent discount for an entry-level tablet that performed well in our labs. Amazon’s currently selling it for $20 more in its Prime Day sale. The model has an 8-inch display and a battery that should last around 11 hours. The biggest knock against the tablet? It only has 32GB of storage, which doesn’t leave much space for photos, games, and other large apps. But that’s easy to fix with an inexpensive SD card.

                     

                    CR's test results: Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2019)

                    Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite

                      This 10.4-inch tablet has been selling for $280 at a number of retailers lately, so the savings here are not as great as Best Buy suggests. But, all in all, this is a good tablet for the money—particularly given the sharp, color-accurate display. The model we tested had 128GB of storage. This one has 64GB, but that should be plenty for most people. And, if need be, you can always add more with a low-cost SD card.


                      CR’s test results: Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite

                      Televisions

                      TCL 50-Inch 4K Smart TV

                        This set, the TCL 50S434, is selling for about $280 right now. Most TCL sets are Roku TVs, but this one is an entry-level 4K set that uses the Google Android TV platform. We didn’t test this set, but 4-series TCLS have typically done OK, if not exceptionally, in our tests.

                        Samsung 55-Inch Q60 4K QLED Smart TV

                          This set, the Samsung QN55Q60TAFXZA, is about $100 cheaper during the sale. We didn’t test this set, but did test the Samsung QN55Q60DT, which is similar but sold via warehouse clubs, and it had great picture quality, but only so-so HDR performance. It’s a model in Samsung’s least expensive QLED series for 2020.

                          Sony 55-Inch A8H Series 4K OLED Smart TV

                            This set, the Sony XBR55A8H, is one of Sony’s 2020 4K TVs. We haven’t finished testing this set yet—it’s currently in our TV labs—but last year’s Sony OLED TVs were among the best sets we rated last year. It has been selling for $1,900, so you’ll save about $600.

                            Sony 55-Inch A9G Series 4K OLED Smart TV

                              The Sony XBR-55A9G, a top-rated Sony set in its flagship 4K OLED series for 2019, had been $2,500, so this is a decent discount. It was among the best TVs we tested last year.

                               

                              CR’s test results: Sony XBR-55A9G

                              Samsung 58-Inch Q60 4K QLED Smart TV

                                This set, the Samsung QN58Q60TAFXZA, is about $100 cheaper during the sale. We didn’t test this set, but as we noted we did test both smaller and bigger similar versions of this model,  sold via warehouse clubs, and they had great picture quality, but only so-so HDR performance. It, too, is a model in Samsung’s least expensive QLED series for 2020.

                                LG 65-Inch GX-Series 4K OLED TV

                                  This 65-inch TV, the LG OLED65GXPUA, is in its pricier design-centric “Gallery” OLED TV series for 2020. It had been selling for about $3,000, so a $400 savings. We tested the 55-inch version of this set and it’s among the best TVs we tested in 2020.

                                  Samsung 65-Inch Q800 8K QLED Smart TV

                                    We don’t think buying an 8K TV this year makes a lot of sense for most people, but this set, the Samsung QN65Q800TAFXZA, is one of Samsung’s most affordable options. It had been selling for about $3,200, but you can get it for about $2,800 right now at several retailers.

                                    Samsung 65-Inch Q90 4K QLED Smart TV

                                      This set, the Samsung QN65Q90TAFXZA, is in Samsung’s pricier flagship QLED TV series for 2020. We didn’t test this model, but the 55-inch version was among the best LCD-based TVs you can buy this year, and a top-notch TV overall. It had been selling for about $2,500.

                                      Sony 65-Inch A8H Series 4K OLED Smart TV

                                        This set, the Sony XBR65A8H, is one of Sony’s 2020 4K TVs. We haven’t tested this set yet—we have its smaller sibling, above, in our TV labs—but last year’s Sony OLED TVs were among the best sets we rated last year. It has been selling for $2,800, so you’ll save $1,000.

                                        Sony 65-Inch A9G Series 4K OLED Smart TV

                                          The Sony XBR-65A9G  had been selling for $3,500, so this marks another significant discount on one of the best TVs from 2019. It was in Sony’s flagship 4K OLED series for 2019, which were top-rated TVs.

                                           

                                          CR’s test results: Sony XBR-65A9G

                                          LG 77-Inch GX-Series 4K OLED TV

                                            This 77-inch TV, the LG OLED77GXPUA, a bigger model in LG’s pricier design-centric “Gallery” OLED TV series for 2020, had been selling for $5,200. We didn’t test this set, but to date all LG OLED TVs have been among the best of the tested sets in our ratings. This series appeals to those who don’t mind paying a premium for a super-slim flush-mount wall design.

                                            Smartwatches

                                            Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS only, 38mm, Aluminum Case)

                                              This watch, originally launched in 2017, has a smaller display and fewer features than Apple’s latest models. But when it comes to basics like step counting and heart-rate tracking, it’s still highly rated by CR’s testers.

                                               

                                              CR test results: Apple Watch Series 3