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Top Tech Deals to Look Out for This Spring — Laptops, Smartphones, and More!

Written by Jacob Farmer | April 5, 2021

When it comes to saving on tech, many look to Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales events in November or the ever-increasing “Black Friday in July" sales in the heat of summer. And while the spring season typically offers a great chance to upgrade your household appliances and save on clothing, remember that with a little bit of deal hunting, you can save big on your favorite tech products without waiting for one-time sales events.

With a little due diligence, you’re likely to find exactly what you’re looking for at a price that works for you. To help get you started, we’ve combed through some of the best tech deals happening this spring — from laptops, smartphones, and fitness tech accessories.

The Best Discounts on PC and Mac Products

MacBook Pro 13-inch (Intel/2020)

MacBook Pro 13-inch (Intel/2020)

Price Cut: $1,249.99 $1,199.99 at Best Buy

The latest MacBook Pro 13" comes with Apple’s renowned Retina display, Touch Bar, and Force Touch trackpad. Best Buy is currently offering four configurations of Apple’s 2020 model at $100 below its previous price. Perfect for those who want to get the most out of the Apple experience, you can also get six months of Apple Music and six months of Apple News+ free with your purchase (both for new subscribers only).

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 - 13.5-inch (Intel/256GB)

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 - 13.5-inch (Intel/256GB)

Price Cut: $1,299.99 $899.99 at Best Buy

Although it’s still possible to make a one-time purchase of Microsoft Office 2019, it’s worth considering the 12-month Microsoft 365 Personal subscription. Get access to all the available Office apps, along with the up-to-date features, and $20 off the original price. With your Microsoft 365 subscription, you can use it on up to five devices at a time. You’ll get Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and other programs that you use on a daily basis at work or for your own passion projects.

Savings Tip: Sign up for Best Buy’s Deal of the Day email to receive can’t-beat deals on tech all throughout the spring season. It’s a great alternative for those looking to save now on tech without having to wait for one-time sales events like Black Friday or Cyber Monday.
HP EliteDesk 805 G6 Desktop Mini PC

HP EliteDesk 805 G6 Desktop Mini PC

Price Cut: $1,437 $817.85 at HP

If you’re looking to save space (and a lot of money) without sacrificing performance, HP is currently offering a monster deal on its customizable HP EliteDesk 805 Desktop Mini PC, which comes with a three-year Standard Warranty included in the purchase. This mini-PC can easily fit on your desk and behind your monitor, and its AMD Ryzen™ PRO 4000 series processor offers impressive graphics for your gaming needs.

Savings Tip: HP offers free shipping and an extra 5% off select monitors with the purchase of a PC.
Microsoft 365 Personal 12-Month

Microsoft 365 Personal 12-Month

Price Cut: $69.99 $55.99 at HP

Though it’s still possible to make a one-time purchase of Microsoft Office 19, it’s worth considering the Microsoft 365 subscription if you want access to all the available Office apps, along with the guarantee they will remain up-to-date. HP is currently offering $20 off its usual price.

Savings Tip: Keep an eye on HP’s Weekly Deals throughout the spring season and you can save up to 45% on select products.

The Best Deals on Smartphones

iPhone SE 2020

iPhone SE 2020

Price Cut: $349 $249 at Walmart

Less expensive than the iPhone 11, the iPhone SE is now being offered by Walmart for $100 off its previous price. Despite its smaller size, the SE comes equipped with the same A13 Bionic chip and 4K video capture capabilities as the iPhone 11. Walmart is even offering an additional promotion that takes off another $100 if you buy and activate the iPhone SE in-store.

Apple iPhone Discounts From Verizon

Verizon offers incredible value on the latest iPhones depending on whether you trade in or open a new line. Perhaps the best offer is a free iPhone SE 2020 if you open a new line and sign up for an unlimited plan. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better deal on an iPhone.

But that’s not all. You can also save up to $750 on the iPhone 12 Pro Max if you trade in and add a new line. Other promotions include “buy one, get one" and up to $440 off for a trade-in without adding a new line.

Save Big on the Galaxy S21 and Other Smartphones Through AT&T

AT&T is also offering similar promotions and deals for its smartphones. One of the standouts is the offer for the Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G, where you can get up to $800 off depending on your trade-in.

The Best Fitness Tech Deals

Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones

Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones

Price: $77.75 at Walmart

With sweat and water resistance, the Powerbeats 3 Wireless Earphones are perfect for pushing the limits on your next run or gym session. Up to 12 hours of battery life means you can spend the whole day out and not have to worry about a charge. Walmart is currently offering the Powerbeats 3 at a significantly marked down price.

Fitbit Versa 2 Smartwatch

Fitbit Versa 2 Smartwatch

Price Cut: $266.24 $172.42 at Walmart

The Fitbit Versa 2 Smartwatch is loaded with features to monitor performance, rest, and sleep, including 24/7 heart-rate tracking, daily sleep quality scores, and plenty of apps to help you reach your fitness goals. Walmart has the Versa 2 for under $180.

Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) 38mm

Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) 38mm

Price: $199 at Best Buy

The Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) includes features like personalized coaching, yoga and hiking workouts, as well as specific tech for runners like cadence and pace alerts. As an Apple product, you’re also able to utilize Apple Podcasts and Apple Music, as well as make phone calls and send text messages. Best Buy currently has the Series 3 at $30 below its previous price.

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