If you've been holding off on buying a new laptop, waiting for a sale - this week may just be the right time to make the call. Two of the major laptop manufacturers are springing up Memorial Day sale pricing on their popular lineups. At Lenovo, you'll find their business-focused Thinkpad laptops on tap, including the latest generation of their flagship ThinkPad X1 Carbon. At HP, you'll find everything from their mainstream Envy machines to budget focused Pavilion, and the premium Omen laptops on sale.
For business and work laptops, the aforementioned ThinkPad X1 Carbon is at $1,175 - a new low price for the Spring 2017 released Kaby Lake powered ThinkPad X1. For this week, it's on sale for almost $300 off list price. Conversely at HP, the popular Envy x360 is on sale starting at $630 for the Core i5 model. Note that the high-end flagship Spectre X360 is only $100 off this week, so if you're looking for a deal on that particular model - we'll wait until the end of the week to see what HP brings as Memorial Day actually draws closer.
For gamers, our top pick in the budget-friendly category is the HP Pavilion 15t Power Laptop at only $650. This gets you a Quad Core i5 Kaby Lake, a fast GeForce GTX 1050, plus a 1080p Full HD IPS panel. That's as cheap as you can expect to play for a modern spec laptop that can handle all current games at respectable framerates. Coming in a close second is the Dell Inspiron 15 7567 Gaming Laptop, which comes with similar spec at similar price range.
If you prefer something a bit more premium, Lenovo's new Legion Y520 is also a good pick at $779, which comes with a Quad Core i5, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 8GB of RAM all stuffed into the new slick and thin chassis of the Y520.
Lenovo Memorial Day Laptop Deals
- Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (5th Gen) i5-7200U, 8GB, 128GB SSD - $1,175.20 (list $1,469)
- Lenovo Legion Y720 i5-7300HQ, GTX 1060, 8GB, 1TB - $1,029.59 (list $1,320)
- Lenovo Y700-15 Touch i7-6700HQ, 16GB, 1TB + 256GB SSD, GTX 960M, 4K UHD - $929 (list $1,500)
- Lenovo Y700-17 i7-6700HQ, 8GB, GTX 960M, 256GB SSD - $799 (list $1,300)
- Lenovo Legion Y520 i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti, 8GB, 1TB - $779.99 (list $920)
- Lenovo Yoga 720 13 i5-7200U, 8GB, 256GB SSD - $779.99 (list $980)
Use Code: MAYDEAL
Dell Memorial Day Laptops
Use Code: 50OFF699
- Dell XPS 15 i7-7700HQ, GTX 1050, 16GB, 512 SSD - $1,499.39 (list $1,750)
- Alienware 15 i7-7700HQ, RX 470, 8GB, 1TB - $1,175.99 (list $1,550)
- Alienware 15 i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050 Ti, GSYNC, 8GB, 1TB + 128GB SSD - $1,077.99 (list $1,325)
- Dell Inspiron 5577 Gaming i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050, 256GB SSD, 8GB - $734.99 (list $850)
- Dell Inspiron 15 7567 Gaming, i5-7300HQ, 8GB, 1TB SSHD, GTX 1050 - $685.99 (list $850)
HP Memorial Day Laptop Deals
- HP Envy 17t Touch i7-7500U, 16GB, 512GB SSD, 940MX - $1,039.99 (list $1,500)
Use Code: EMRY9599
- HP Spectre x360 i5-7200U, 8GB, 256GB SSD - $989.99 (list $1,090)
- HP Omen 17t 17.3-inch i7-7700HQ, GTX 1050, 8GB, 1TB - $979.99 (list $1,030)
- HP Omen 15t i7-7700HQ, GTX 1050, 8GB, 1TB - $899.99 (list $950)
- HP Pavilion 17t Power Laptop, i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050, 8GB, 1TB - $699.99 (list $880)
- HP Envy 15t Touch i7-7500U, 8GB, 256GB SSD - $669.99 (list $950)
Use Code: EMRY9599
- HP Pavilion 15t Power Laptop, i5-7300HQ, GTX 1050, 6GB, 1TB - $649.99 (list $850)
While it officially won't go live until June 6, PC gamers are getting early access to The Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind upgrade expansion starting Monday, May 22. Pre-load is live already for PC gamers, and if you're mulling over the purchase several retailers are offering discounts on the base Upgrade Edition as well as the Collector's Edition. We've round up the best deals out there on the new Morrowind Upgrade for PC.
The max savings on these sites are 18%, but that's still over $7 still in your wallet for the Standard Edition Morrowind Upgrade and nearly $11 for the Collector's Edition Upgrade. Three retailers are known to be shipping Morrowind keys right now for pre-load: Green Man Gaming, DLGamer, and GamersGate.
Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind Upgrade Deals
- Green Man Gaming - $32.79 (list price $40)
- GamersGate - $32.79 (list price $40)
- DLGamer - $33.49 (list price $40)
- Bundle Stars - $35.19 (list price $40)
Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind Collector's Edition Upgrade Deals
- GamersGate - $49.19 (list price $60)
- Green Man Gaming - $50.99 (list price $60)
- DLGamer - $50.99 (list price $60)
All the retailers listed above are authorized sellers of the game, so you're getting a discount and not going through a shady grey market source. The keys will work for non-Steam accounts and Steam accounts linked to ESO.
To get Early Access to The Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind, you will need to have already own a copy of The Elder Scrolls Online and purchase the upgrade separately. There are more expensive versions of the Morrowind expansion floating around the net which include the base game, but you will not get keys until the official June 6 release date. That's 2 weeks behind the upgrade editions head start.
Nothing jump starts a PC build more than a hot hardware discount, and today after a new eBay coupon code, several Intel Core i7 7th generation processors and AMD Ryzen 7 units are falling to new low price points. Get up to 20% off PC hardware from select retailers on eBay. We've weeded through the garden of deals to come up with the best hardware roundup from the flash coupon which runs only through May 18.
Now through Thursday slash up to 20% off select eBay Deals with coupon code P20FINDYOURTECH. This coupon only works with the retailers on this list and has a max savings of $50. It also requires you to use PayPal as your payment method. That's still a lot of savings when you're talking PC hardware that can be tough to find discounts for. All Ryzen 7's and Intel i7's listed below are at or making new price lows.
The savings don't stop at desktop processors, but also extend to a few hot gaming monitors. The HP Omen 32-inch 1440p Freesync, for instance, released in August of 2016 for $430. The price has barely budged since release at HP still garnering a $400 price mark, but today refurbished units on eBay are selling for a record low of $259.99, free ship after coupon. This is a huge new low by $40. (Update: Unsurprisingly it is now out of stock and sold out!).
For all deals below use code: P20FINDYOURTECH
Intel Core i 7th Gen "Kaby Lake"
- Intel Core i7-7700K 4.20GHz Processor - $294.99 (list $700)
- Intel Core i7-7700 3.6GHz Processor - $264.99 (list $400)
- Intel Core i5-7400 Processor - $151.99 (list $190)
- AMD Ryzen 7 1800X 8-Core 3.6GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Processor - $429.99 (list $500)
- AMD Ryzen 7 1700X 8-Core 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Processor - $319.99 (list $395)
- 34" LG 144Hz 1ms Curved Freesync Gaming Monitor - $499.99 (list $550)
- 32" HP Omen 1440p FreeSync Monitor (Refurbished) - $259.99 (list $430)
- 24" Samsung 144Hz Curved Gaming Monitor - $199.99 (list $400)
As mentioned above, the coupon is only good through Thursday, May 18 at 11:59PM Pacific. After that point any instant savings you may find on eBay Deals will remain, but the 20% off coupon code will end.
Though it's a Triple-A Warhammer title not even a month an a half old, Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War III is already 40% off. The discount comes as a flash sale in Green Man Gaming's 7th Birthday sale with also happens to have the lowest price on Civilization VI and Mass Effect: Andromeda.
The discounts on Civilization VI and Dawn of War III can be had by being a "VIP" member at GMG. That just means you'll need to login or create a new account to get the digital retailer's best savings at checkout.
- Sid Meier's Civilization VI (Steam) - $28.79 (list $60) - Must Use Code: 7YEARS
- Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III (Steam) - $35.99 (list $60)
- Mass Effect Andromeda (Origin) - $34.99 (list $60)
Additionally on Civilization VI you'll need to add voucher code 7YEARS during checkout to get the $28.79 discounted price shown above. The voucher code is entered in the second stage of checkout under the vouchers tab (you'll need to tab over from gift card codes to voucher codes to enter).
The GMG flash sale deals are valid now through May 13 at 11AM Eastern Time. As a side note, Mass Effect: Andromeda was a flash sale deal from earlier in the week that has not yet expired, but it is the only flash deal in GMG's birthday sale so far that has gone past its expiration.
Based on our experience, Civilization VI will likely expired at the expected time tomorrow morning while Andromeda and Dawn of War III will continued to be on sale until the discounts run out of stock. If you missed any of these deals, fear not - they should return early next week during an "encore phase" - so you'll have a few days to mull things over on whether or not to take advantage of these deals.
Two hot flash sales showed up today in GMG's Seven Year Birthday Celebration Sale. The discount to $34.99 on the new Mass Effect and $38 for the GTA V Megalodon Bundle (game + most expensive shark card) has them both hitting new price lows. Worth checking out, though they won't be around for long. It's a perfectly timed deal given Mass Effect: Andromeda was patched just earlier this morning with many more fixes, including some of the more infamous ones.
GMG's new Seven Year Birthday Sale went live today and will continue on for seven days launching new flash sales daily on top tier titles. Mass Effect Andromeda and Grand Theft Auto V Megalodon are just the first in their batch of deals going live now. These deals will only last through May 11 at 9AM Pacific. After that point you can check here for the breakdown of each new batch.
Update: The Mass Effect Andromeda discount is still valid even after its 24 hour expiration date. The GTA V deal, however has ended.
- Mass Effect Andromeda (Origin) - $34.99 (list $60)
- Grand Theft Auto V Megalodon Bundle - $38.07 (list $136)
Use code: 7YEARS
The deals at GMG require you to be a VIP member. That simply means create an account or login to an existing one. Once you've done so the new Mass Effect and GTA V drop significantly.
In the case of the Grand Theft Auto V deal, you'll need to apply an extra step. At checkout you'll need to use voucher code 7YEARS to get the final price of $38.07. This voucher will not work on Mass Effect Andromeda or any other game currently listed at Green Man Gaming - but given how heavily Andromeda is already discounted, we're not too surprised.
An Abraham Lincoln this week gets you a copy of Dragon Age Origins Ulitmate Edition at GOG in their new Weekly sale. A $30 game for the price of a Starbucks coffee if you're lucky. It doesn't stop at Dragon Age though as dozens of EA classics such as Crysis, Dead Space, Mirror's Edge, and the aforementioned Darkspawn slasher are at or making new historic low price points.
Several dozen games are on sale with most being published by EA. After wading through the chaff we've listed below our top picks. All are priced at or below what you would normally find during a Winter or Summer seasonal PC gaming sale. If you don't particular care for Origin and have always wanted to try some of these earlier EA titles (they are on Steam too but haven't been discounted as much), this is a good time to pick them up for cheap.
Best EA GOG Sale
- Spore Collection - $7.49 (list $30)
- Mirror's Edge - $4.99 (list $20)
- Dragon Age Origins: Ultimate Edition - $4.99 (list $20)
- Crysis - $4.99 (list $20)
- Dead Space - $4.99 (list $20)
- Medal of Honor Pacific Assault - $4.99 (list $20)
- SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition - $4.99 (list $20)
- Jade Empire Special Edition - $3.74 (list $15)
- Theme Hospital - $1.49 (list $6)
- Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri Planetary Pack - $1.49 (list $6)
- Theme Park - $1.49 (list $6)
- Populous 2: Trials of the Olympian Gods - $1.49 (list $6)
- Populous: The Beginning - $1.49 (list $6)
- Privateer 2: The Darkening - $1.49 (list $6)
- SimCity 2000 Special Edition - $1.49 (list $6)
- Dungeon Keeper Gold - $1.49 (list $6)
This sale at GOG is going on now through next week Monday, May 15. After that point, the sale will terminate and prices will resume as normal.
If you're unfamiliar with GOG (previously known as Good Old Games) their claim to fame is that everything they sell is DRM-Free. If you're a believer in not dealing with extraenous software just to play the game you own, this has proven to resonate with many as the platform has continued to shine in recent years.
Since its March 23, 2017 release Playerunknown's Battlegrounds has consistently been one of the top three selling games on Steam. Not bad for an early access title? Because of it's popularity, there hasn't been a need to see discounts below the $29.99 list price and the game stayed a Steam exclusive. Well, earlier this week it showed up at the PC gaming retailer GMG where they are now running a 25% discount code.
The coupon is applied at checkout under the section labeled "Vouchers". Once punched in, the code takes twenty five percent off the thirty dollar list price. This gets you the best price to date by $7.50.
Update 5/5: coupon code died. Check here for future discounts.
- Playerunknown's Battlegrounds Steam key - $22.49 (list $30)
- Use Code: TC5ZZP-RNK4LD-03JIGF
The code originated in an email chain that looked to be unique and one time use. That's what it looked like. In truth the code has been used multiple times and still works as reported by Slickdeals and other sources.
With a peak of 144,640 players and regularly 73,398, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds is arguably the best multiplayer game of 2017. Now getting its first discount.
On Friday Arkane Studios is re-imagining the 2006 original Prey with its own 2017 version of the same name. The new first person RPG/shooter, published by Bethesda, will cost the standard $59.99 on Steam, but Steam keys are getting discounts in the highly competitive PC gaming retail market. Price breaks up to 25% from legit retailers are available.
All retailers below are sourced through Bethesda, so they all come with the Cosmonaut Shotgun Pack pre-order bonus. This is the same pre-order bonus found on Steam which includes the Margrave Shotgun & Ammo Plans, 2 medkits, starter fabrication materials, 3 Tarnstar neuromods, and a recycler shielding chipset. Basically a nice little DLC tossed in for good measure, but nothing critical to the game.
- GamesPlanet - $45.09 or £34.99 (list £40)
- Green Man Gaming - $47.99
- GamersGate - $48.59
- Bundle Stars - $52.79
- DLGamer - $53.39
- Steam - $59.99
The cheapest way to go is at the UK-based retailer GamesPlanet. GamesPlanet only displays prices in British Pounds, but you can buy worldwide through Paypal or with select credit cards. The discount to £34.99 turns out to be about $45.09 at the time of writing (currency exchange rates fluctuate) which is the best price in the US.
Another UK-based company with a great price is GMG. Their 20% discount to $47.99 is an excellent price break and there is no need to deal with a currency conversion at all. GMG will require you to login or create an account though to get their best "VIP" price, but creating an account is standard procedure anyway, so one shopping there might as well create an account to get max savings.
Three other sites are of note and fairly close in price to the others. The Sweden-based GamersGate is 19% off with its drop to $48.59 which is less than a buck off from GMG's 20% mark down. DLgamer and Bundle Stars are both around $53 in price, which is about 15% off.
When one thinks of a NVIDIA GTX 1050 video card one ought to think of a $110 to maybe $150 price tag. Well, today the $100 mark has been cracked with an MSI 1050 dropping to only $95. It's just the first among many hot hardware deals in today's roundup.
In brand new condition the HyperX Cloud II PC gaming headset commands a $99 price tag on Amazon and $140 at Staples. Today though refurbished units are going for a mere $55 on eBay Deals. Historic price low with free shipping and sales tax charged only in CA.
On the CPU front, higher-end versions of the Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 chips are continuing to find new price lows. Now using a $30 off coupon code at Jet slash prices on the most expensive Ryzen 7 from $500 to $439.99. The newly released six core Ryzen 5 1600X is down to $220 and the four core 1500X only $160 - their best prices to date. It's all listed below and more this week in Hardware Deals.
Top Hardware Deals:
For Ryzen deals use coupon code: SPRING15
- MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Video Card - $94.99 (list $110)
use this rebate
- HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset (Refurbished) - $54.99 (list $120)
- AMD Ryzen 7 1800X 8-Core Processor - $439.99 (list $500)
- AMD Ryzen 7 1700 8-Core Processor - $295.99 (list $330)
- AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 6-Core Processor - $219.99 (list $250)
- AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 4-Core Processor - $159.99 (list $190)
- Dell P4317Q 43-inch 4K Ultra HD Monitor - $854.99 (list $1,200)
- AOC i2777fq 27-inch IPS LED Monitor - $199.99 (list $250)
- Acer G276HL Gbd 27-inch LED Monitor - $177.99 (list $259)
- Acer GN246HL 24-inch 144Hz 1ms LED Monitor - $155.54 (list $200)
Use Coupon Code: SPRING15
- Acer G246HYL 23.8-inch IPS LED Monitor - $99.99 (list $120)
The Open Beta for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III is over but the discounts are just getting started. Several PC gaming retail sites are discounting the Thursday, April 27 release offering discounts as high as 25% off.
The best deals online are from GMG, DLGamer, Bundle Stars, and GamesPlanet. Not all discounts are equal.
Dawn of War III Deals
- Green Man Gaming (Steam) - $44.99 (list $60)
- DLGamer (Steam) - $49.99 (list $60)
- Bundle Stars (Steam) - $50.99 (list $60)
- GamesPlanet (Steam) - £37.49 (list £50)
GMG has the highest percentage discount. The $15 off offer is great for straight up savings, but GMG does not mention the Masters of War Skin Pack pre-order bonus, so it is unlikely you will get it.
Bundle Stars and DLGamer are authorized retailers and thus you get pre-load and the pre-ordre bonus. Both retailers are confirmed to already be sending out Steam keys for pre-load, and you get the same bonuses as if buying directly from Steam.
If you're in the UK a good option is GamesPlanet. There you'll find the game listed for £37.49 which slightly beats paying the £39.99 MSRP. That said, GamesPlanet sells worldwide, and if you were buying in the US that converts to about $47.95 (currency conversion fee may apply). GamesPlanet is also shipping keys out for pre-load and giving you the Masters of War Skin DLC pack.
While critics are not labeling the new Warhammer as the greatest RTS since Starcraft (or insert your classic favorite RTS here), but the early bird reviews are decent and positive. On Metacritic the compilation score is an 82/100 from the critics. If you're a Dawn of War fan, the deals above are a decent pick-up in terms of a release-week deal.