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A father and daughter in a tent looking at a tablet.

While Dad likes a nice tie as much as the next guy, odds are good he’d like a new laptop, smartwatch, or big screen TV even more.

Lucky for him, retailers like Best Buy, Office Depot, and Walmart have plenty of electronics on sale for Father’s Day this year—giving you the opportunity to give Dad a great gift at a great price.

And we’re here to help. 

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Consumer Reports has looked at many of the country’s top retailers, analyzing their advertised Father’s Day tech deals—and there are lots this year—to help point you in the right direction. The reason we know which deals are worthwhile is because we buy and test hundreds of products every year, from laptops to lawn mowers, giving us firsthand knowledge about how well they perform.

In this list, we think you'll find plenty of gadgets your Dad—and your wallet—will appreciate. 

Top Picks for Father's Day

Microsoft Surface Book 2, $1,700 at
Microsoft’s online store has a number of devices on sale for Father’s Day, but the Surface Book 2 is the most appealing for price and performance. While $1,700 is not cheap, it’s $300 less than the standard cost for one of the higher-scoring laptops in our ratings. The key components—an Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of memory, and 256GB of solid state storage—are in keeping with a high-end laptop. Better yet, Dad can remove the keyboard and use the display like a tablet.

Samsung UN55NU6900 55-inch 4K TV, $400 at Walmart
Whether it's for watching his favorite team or his favorite cooking show, a new smart TV will make almost any dad happy. This model, on sale for about $130 less than you’d normally pay, received high marks from our testers for picture and sound quality. And the black levels are good, which isn’t always the case with LCD-based sets. (Try watching an episode of “Game of Thrones” with poor black levels!)

Samsung Galaxy Watch 42mm, $350 at Best Buy
If Dad is an Android user, you might want to consider this Samsung Galaxy Watch, available for about $50 less than usual. One of the highest-scoring smartwatches in our ratings, it’s easy to pair with a smartphone, the step-counting and heart rate monitoring are accurate, and the display is bright and easy to read, according to our testers. The model supports LTE connections, too, which means Dad can go for a run without being tethered to his smartphone (though that requires an additional monthly fee to a wireless carrier).

Beats Solo3 Wireless, $240 at
Does Dad love to listen to music while working out? If so, you might consider these Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones, which offer Very Good sound at a savings of about $60. Just make sure Dad's okay with the line's vibrant “Pop Colors.”  

Lenovo Tab 4 10-inch, $150 at
That's a savings of about $50 for this tablet, which has a bright, responsive touch screen display and a battery life of 10 to 14 hours, depending on the task. It can also be configured with child-specific profiles, which means the kids can safely borrow it, too. (You know, when Dad needs a little quiet time.)

HP Envy Photo 7155, $60 at Office Depot
That's roughly half off one of our higher-rated printers. It produces good color photos, according to our testers. Fast, too. It can pump out a 4x6 in just under two minutes. It also features a color scanner.

Google Smart TV Kit, $64 at Walmart
With this bundle deal, featuring a third-generation Google Chromecast streaming media player and a Google Home Mini smart speaker, you save $10. Our testers say the Chromecast delivers Excellent HD picture quality. And, while there are smart speakers with better sound (including Google’s Home Max), the Mini can pair with higher-quality Bluetooth speakers, giving you great audio, plus the benefits of a smart speaker at a very reasonable price.

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