TechRepublic's Cyber Monday guide helps you find the biggest bargains for professionals, tech enthusiasts, and home office workers.
Cyber Monday is on November 26, and TechRepublic is here to highlight the best technology deals for professionals. With many brands and retailers extending their Black Friday sales through Cyber Monday, as well as adding a variety of perks like free shipping and accessory bundles, this second day of discounts offers the same value as Black Friday, but with the ease and comfort of shopping from the office (if you're off task) or in your slippers at home (if you're lucky enough to get an extended holiday.)
TechRepublic will continue updating this roundup of Cyber Monday and Cyber Week sales as retailers announce deals.
For a little gift-giving inspiration, check out TechRepublic's guides for the top gifts techies should buy for others, the best holiday gifts for gadget lovers, best holiday tech gifts under $50, and the best last-minute holiday tech gifts. For gift giving in your workplace, be aware of the do's and don'ts of giving holiday gifts to your co-workers, and the etiquette rule book on holiday gifts for your boss, and toys, puzzles, and gear gifts perfect for the office game room.
Best Cyber Monday laptop and notebook PC deals
As support for Windows 7 will end in 2020, it may be time to upgrade your laptop in order to stay up-to-date on the latest security updates. Solid-state drives have become faster and more widespread since Windows 7 debuted, giving a significant performance boost to portable computers.
Razer Blade Pro 17.3" / i7-7700HQ / 16GB / 256 GB SSD + 2TB HDD - $1,799 [was $2,299] (Microsoft Store, Nov. 22-26)
- ASUS FX504GE-US52 15.6" IPS FHD GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB VRAM Quad Core Intel i5-8300H 8GB RAM 1TB FireCuda SSHD - $699 [was $899] (Newegg, ends Nov. 30)
- Acer Aspire 7 17.3" IPS FHD GTX 1060 6GB VRAM 8th Gen Intel 6-core i7-8750H 16 GB Memory 256 GB SSD Windows 10 Home VR Ready - $949 [was $1,199] (Newegg)
Lenovo IdeaPad 330 15.6" AMD Ryzen 3 2200U (2.50 GHz) / Radeon Vega 3 / 6 GB RAM 1 TB HDD - $399 [was $499] (Newegg, Nov. 25-26) Lenovo Yoga 920 2-in-1 PC: 13.9" GHD Touchscreen i7-8550U, 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD - $1,039 [was $1,400] (Microsoft Store, Nov. 26) Save $200 on Surface Book 2 at Microsoft Store [starting at $1,149] (Nov. 26)
- Save $200 on Surface Laptop 2 at Microsoft Store [starting at $799] (Nov. 26 - Dec. 22)
Cyber Monday sales on Chromebooks
- Google Pixelbook - $699 [was $999] (Google, Nov. 18-28)
- HP 14" Touchscreeen Chromebook 4GB / 32GB - $179 [was $299] (Best Buy)
Best Cyber Monday iPad and Surface tablet deals
Though products centered around content consumption like the Amazon Fire have made tablets more of a commodity, innovation can still be found in tablets for content creators and professionals, like the iPad Pro, which has the processing power and accessories to help you get work done.
- Save $200 on Surface Pro 6 at Microsoft Store (Nov. 26 - Dec. 22)
If you already own a tablet and want to know if an upgrade is worth it, check out how the latest models have changed inTechRepublic's cheat sheets for the 2018 iPad Pro, Microsoft Surface Go, Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, and Google Pixel Slate tablets.
SEE: Best Black Friday deals 2018 (CNET)
Best Cyber Monday iPhone and Android deals
Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ or Note 9 (unlocked): save $200 (Samsung, ends Nov. 26) Google Pixel 3 - $649 [was $799] (Google, from Nov. 22) Google Pixel 3 XL - $699 [was $899] (Google, from Nov. 22) Google Daydream View (2017 / Latest Model) - $39 [was $99] (Best Buy)
- Sony Xperia XZ2 Dual-SIM H8296 -$461 (never-msrp via eBay)
Best Cyber Monday desktop and workstation PC deals
Because desktop PCs don't need to worry about battery life, they can offer a higher level of power than portable devices. Often, gaming PCs are paired with the newest NVIDIA GeForce GTX or AMD Radeon RX graphics cards. Though they are marketed for playing games, these high-performance desktops can be put to good use with Photoshop or other apps in Adobe Creative Cloud, as well as 3ds Max.
Intel Barebones Mini PC Kit NUC8i7HVK with Radeon RX Vega M Graphics - $699 [was $910] (Amazon, Nov. 26)
To get a better view of how powerful desktops can be in 2018, check out CNET's Desktop reviews to see if these deals are a good fit for your needs.
Best Cyber Monday smart home office deals
Working from home is a big trend, allowing employees to beat the traffic, and enjoy the comforts of home (and better snacks than what's typically found in a break room.) Smart office technology is integral to making an office away from the office work for you. Check out the TechRepublic and ZDNet special feature " How to Optimize the Smart Office" and learn more about TechRepublic's Smart Home Office.
APC BR1000MS 1000 VA Pure SineWave 10 Outlets 2 USB Charging Ports Back-UPS Pro Battery Backup - $109 [was 179] (Newegg, Nov. 26, use promo code CMAD109) Chromecast (3rd generation) - $25 [was $35] (Google, Nov. 22-26) Chromecast Audio - $15 [was $25] (Google, Nov. 22-26) Chromecast Ultra - $49 [was $69] (Walmart) Available from Target for $41.65, in cart. (Nov. 26) Google Clips - $99 [was $249] (B&H) Google Home - $79 [was $129] (Google, Nov. 22-26) Google Home Hub - $100 [was $150] (Google, Nov. 22-26) DJI Mavic Air - $699 [was $799] (DJI, ends Nov. 26) O'Reilly Online Learning 1-Year subscription - $199 [was $399] (O'Reilly, ends Nov. 26)
- Pixelarity Website Template Subscription - 50% Off [save $10 off 3 month subscription] (Pixelarity, ends Nov. 30)
- Sony 10.3" Digital Paper DPT-CP1 - $499 [was $599] (B&H, ends Dec. 1)
- Sony 13.3" Digital Paper DPT-RP1 - $587 [was $699] (B&H, ends Dec. 1)
Learn more about smart home technology and digital home security, see CNET's Smart Home section.
Best Cyber Monday TV deals
As large format displays become commoditized, you can get a 4K HDR TV bigger than 50" without breaking the bank. These affordable LCD and OLED TVs double as great displays in meeting and conference rooms.
TCL 65" LED 6 Series 4K UHD with HDR / Roku TV - $800 [was $969] (Best Buy)
Best Cyber Monday monitor deals
Choices for computer monitors have never been more varied. With basic 1080p displays, as well as ultrawide 21:9 cinema displays and curved screens, there is a monitor that can fit your needs.
LG 24UD58-B 23.8" 5ms (GTG) Widescreen LED Backlight IPS 4K Freesync Monitor - $219 [was $349] (Newegg, Nov. 25-26) LG 43MU79-B Matte Black 43" UHD 4K Monitor, 350nits - $499 [was $1,999] (Newegg, Nov. 25-26, promo code CMAD105) LG 34UM59-P 34" 21:9 FreeSync IPS Monitor - $215 [was $330] (B&H, Nov. 26)
For buying advice, see the top 10 computer monitors for programmers.
Best Cyber Monday hard drive, USB, and flash storage deals
With downloadable content becoming favored over physically distributing software on discs, there is a need for more storage. Whether you are looking for upgrades for your computer, or external storage, or just a flash memory card for your phone, there is a deal for you.
Cyber Monday sales on solid-state drives (SSDs)
Intel 660p Series M.2 2280 1TB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 3D NAND - $134 [was $169] (Newegg, Nov. 26) Crucial MX500 2TB 2.5" 3D NAND SSD - $209 [was $329] (Amazon, Nov. 26)
- Crucial P1 1TB M2. 2280 3D NAND SSD - $175 [was 220] (Newegg, Nov. 26 - Dec. 2)
Up to $50 off SanDisk products + free shipping over $35 (SanDisk, ends Nov. 26)
Cyber Monday sales on internal hard drives
Seagate IronWolf NAS 12TB 3.5" 7200 RPM / 256MB Cache - $349 [was $451] (Newegg, Nov. 25-26)
Cyber Monday sales on external hard drives
Toshiba Canvio Advance 2TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 - $51 [was $69] (Amazon, Nov. 25-27) WD My Book 8TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive - $139 [was $229] (Newegg, Nov. 26)
Cyber Monday sales on USB drives
SanDisk Ultra 128GB USB TYPE-C Flash Drive - $28 [was $40] (SanDisk, Nov. 26)
Cyber Monday sales on SD, microSD, and CompactFlash cards
SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSDXC UHS-1 - $29 [was $48] (SanDisk, Nov. 26) SanDisk Ultra 400GB microSDXC UHS-1 - $79 [was $249] (SanDisk, Nov. 26)
- Kingston Digital Canvas Go! 256GB SDXC Class 10 SD Memory Card UHS-I - $55 [was $70] (Amazon, Nov. 26 - Dec. 2)
Be sure you are buying the best solution for your needs, check out CNET's roundup of the best storage devices for 2018.
Best Cyber Monday headphone, headset, and speaker deals
Frequent flyers swear by noise canceling capabilities found in many high-end headphones, and the new LDAC codec allows for higher fidelity wireless audio via Bluetooth on supported devices. Speakers can be a good option for private offices, but a quality pair of headphones lets you rock out to the best '80s Christmas song ever without disturbing your coworkers.
Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones - $109 [was $300] (Amazon, Nov. 26) Razer Kraken 7.1 V2 Headset - $49 [was $99] (Best Buy, Nov. 22-26) HyperX Cloud Flight 3.5mm/ USB Connector Circumaural Headset - $99 [was $159.99] (Newegg, Nov. 25-26) Corsair Certified Gaming VOID PRO RGB Wireless Premium Gaming Headset with Dolby Headphone 7.1 - $59 [was $69] (Newegg, Nov. 25-26)
Learn more about differences between various models and makers with CNET's best headphones for 2018 guide.
Best Cyber Monday printer, scanner, and all-in-one deals
Practically speaking, there's never a bad time for a new printer. Most manufacturers offer a 2-in-1 printer and scanner combo, though many still offer all-in-one models with a fax machine because people still use fax machines. If you're set for 2D printing solutions, check out TechRepublic's cheat sheet for 3D printing to learn about the variety of materials you can 3D print with.
Xerox VersaLink B400/DN Up to 47ppm Duplex Monochrome Laser Printer - $299 [was $699] (Newegg, Nov. 25-26, promo code CMAD106)
- Epson Expression ET-2750 EcoTank Wireless Color All-in-One Supertank Printer with Scanner and Copier - $229 [was $269] (Amazon, Nov. 25 - Dec. 1)
- Additional savings on Epson printers (Amazon)
Save up to 30% on DYMO labelers and labeling supplies (Amazon, Nov. 25 only)
If you need help navigating the hundreds of different models with minor differences between them, CNET's guide to the best printers for 2018 is here to help.
Best Cyber Monday smartwatch and fitness tracker deals
Smartwatches and fitness trackers are a great help for sticking to New Year's weight loss resolutions, and also offer the ability to track texts and emails, phone calls, calendar appointments, news alerts, and create other configurable reminders.
Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) - $299 [was $379] (Amazon, Nov. 26)
- Find the best Cyber Monday 2018 deals with these apps (Download.com)
- 71% of consumers will shop Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Is your business ready? (TechRepublic)
- Why e-commerce is winning: Most Americans now trust online retailers with their data (TechRepublic)
- Black Friday, Cyber Monday means more fraud; Machine learning to the rescue? (ZDNet)
- Cyber Monday 'largest online sales day in history' (ZDNet)
- Gift Guides for Techies (TechRepublic via Flipboard)