It's the first major sales event of the year and a great time to pick up a little bargain on some of your favorite tech. If you've had an item on your wishlist, or just fancy treating yourself to a little retail therapy, then sales time is the best time to do it.
Memorial Day is on the last Monday of the month and this year that falls on May 29, 2023. Not only do we get a nice long weekend, but we also get to see some price discounts from some of the major tech retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and more.
So if you're looking for a new pair of gaming headphones or more SSD storage for your PlayStation 5, then hopefully we have you covered. We’ll be keeping our deals eye out for more of the best bargains and deals on tech this Memorial Day.
Here are some of our best deals picks so far, but hurry, because these sales don’t last for very long.
Memorial Day Sales: Quick Links
- Amazon: Save up to 44% on popular SSDs
- Best Buy: Up to $500 off laptops, monitors, and more
- Dell: Up to $500 off gaming PCs
- HP: Up to 70% off in their Memorial Day Sales
- Lenovo: Doorbuster deals with up to 76% discount
- Newegg: Save 25% off of a gaming monitor
- Corsair: Grab a gaming headset and save $30
Best Memorial Day Deals
WD Black SN850X with Heatsink 2TB Capacity
The WD Black SN850X boasts sequential read and write speeds of 7300 / 6600 MBps respectively and is now available for the low price of $159, which is an all-time low price for this SSD with heatsink. This version of the popular NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD comes with a heatsink onboard, making it ideal as an upgrade for a PlayStation 5 console due to the enclosed storage bay for PS5 expansion and risk of thermal throttling.
2TB WD Black SN850X SSD with Heatsink: now $159 at Amazon (was $309)
Perfect for a PS5 upgrade (or your PC), thanks to its heatsink, this PCIe 4.0 SSD boasts rated read and write speeds of 7,300 and 6,600 MBps.
Corsair Xeneon Flex OLED Gaming Monitor
The Corsair Xeneon Flex bendable OLED gaming monitor has been reduced in price to $1,599. For the money, you are getting a 45-inch OLED panel that has the ability to either be a flat screen or transform into a curved screen with an 800R curve. This monitor also comes with all the bells and whistles such as a 240Hz refresh rate, HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4, and 1,000 nits brightness in HDR mode.
If you want to know more about this rather interesting monitor you can take a look at our review of the Corsair Xeneon Flex for more information and details about its performance and specifications.
Corsair Xeneon Flex Gaming Monitor: now $1,599 at Corsair (was $1,999)
Corsair's bendable Xeneon Flex gaming monitor has the unique ability to switch between a flat panel or curved panel form factor, giving you options on how you would like to view your content. With a 45-inch OLED screen, 240Hz refresh rate, and ultra-wide 3440 x 1440 resolution, this monitor is built for high-quality visuals whilst gaming.
Alienware x17 R2 Gaming Laptop
Ahead of Memorial Day, Dell has this fantastic deal on a beastly RTX 3080-powered gaming laptop. You can currently save up to $950 on this Alienware X17 R2 gaming laptop, and treat yourself to a mobile gaming computer that you can either use around the house or take with you whilst traveling.
We reviewed the Alienware X17 R2 - albeit with a slightly different configuration and noted the incredibly smooth frame rates and gaming performance on the 360Hz 17-inch screen.
Alienware X17 R2: now $2,199 at Dell (was $3,199)
With its large 17-inch FHD display and superfast 360 Hz refresh rate, this Dell gaming laptop is prepared for the fastest FPS action in games like CS:GO and Valorant. Powered by a 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900H CPU and Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3080, this X17 R2 has more than enough power to impress. This laptop also includes 16GB of 4800 MHz DDR5 RAM and a 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD.
Intel Core i5-13400F CPU
With amazing gaming performance for the price, the Intel Core i5-13400F is our recommendation for one of the best CPUs for gaming, based on its fantastic bang-for-buck ratio. This F-variant may lack an iGPU and is locked to overclocking, but you would be hard-pushed to find a better performer for a budget gaming PC build than this little powerhouse.
Intel Core i5-13400F: now $165 at Best Buy (was $208)
Our best CPU for gaming, the Core i5-13400F features 6 performance cores, 4 efficiency cores, and a boost clock of up to 4.6 GHz.
Intel Core i7-12700KF CPU
A solid CPU from Intel's 12th Gen Alder Lake range - the Core i7-12700KF still uses the LGA 1700 socket and performs extremely well in our suite of benchmark tests. This price is equal to its lowest-ever outing and a great pick for a budget gaming PC.
See our review of the 12700KF for more information on how this CPU performs.
Intel Core i7-12700KF: now $235 at Amazon (was $277)
The Core i7-12700KF wields Intel's hybrid microarchitecture with a combination of 8 Performance-cores and 4 Efficiency-cores. The Alder Lake chip flaunts boost clocks of up to 5 GHz and nearly matches the gaming prowess of the 12900K.
Anycubic Kobra Go
Being a maker is so much fun, and one of our favorite ways to get creative is with 3D printing. There are too many projects and ideas to list here for what you can create with a 3D printer, but some projects that I've seen recently include making custom headphone holders, a case for your Raspberry Pi projects, and even some funky terrain for a 40K battle. Only your imagination limits the potential of this medium.
See our review of the Anycubic Kobra Go for more details.
Anycubic Kobra Go: now $149 at Anycubic (was $209)
This Editor's choice 3D printer features auto bed leveling and a build volume of 220 x 220 x 250 mm this Bowden tube-fed printer is the ideal way to get started with 3D printing. The heated PEI spring steel print bed makes removing prints a breeze.
Logitech G560 speakers
Sound is all important when it comes to immersion, whether it's in your favorite movie or game, the quality of the sound and positional audio can make all the difference.
Using light as well as sound, Logitech has combined the two in their G560 PC speakers and also added DTS:X virtual surround sound to the mix. The ambient RGB lighting tunes itself to your content thanks to Logitech's LIGHTSYNC tech - enabling that extra level of immersion.
You can grab these speakers at Newegg with a small discount when you use the promotion code PCG98883 at the checkout.
Logitech G560 PC Gaming Speakers: now $199 at Newegg with promo code (was $199)
These colorful speakers from Logitech come with built-in RGB lights that can sync to your games and music using the integrated LIGHTSYNC software. The combined peak power of this unit is 240 Watts and the speakers also provide a virtual 7.1 DTS:X Ultra surround sound soundscape.
Use code MDSCS2336 for a $25 discount.
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