The Best Deals From Walmart’s Own ‘Prime Day’ | Lifehacker

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You may be aware of the upcoming Prime Day and the early Prime Day deals that have already hit, but other major retailers have also teed up their own sales in the hopes of drawing a few customers their way.

Target started its own Prime Day competition sale on July 7, and Walmart kicked its off a few days later on July 9—and unlike Prime Day, you don’t need to be a paid subscriber to take advantage of Walmart’s sale. The only restriction Walmart had for non-paid members was a later start time (by just a few hours) compared to Walmart+ members. Here are the best deals you should consider from the Walmart Deals sale.

The M1 MacBook Air laptop for $649

The M1 MacBook Air has been around since 2020, but it is still the best MacBook for almost everyone, according to Lifehacker’s own Senior Tech Editor Jake Peterson. This M1 has 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, with a battery that offers about 18 hours of battery life. You can get one for $649, matching the lowest price I’ve seen it reach since its release, according to price-checking tools.

The Meta Quest 3 for $429

The Meta Quest 3 came out in late 2023 and it eclipsed the Quest 2 in design, performance, specs, and price. Although it is about $200 more than the Quest 2, it provides many upgrades that help justify the price increase. It has a display resolution of 2,064 by 2,208 per eye with a 90 Hz refresh rate. The processor is a Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 and it has 8GB of RAM. You can get it for $429 (originally $499), the cheapest price since its release.

The 2nd Generation AirPods Pro for $169

The 2nd Generation AirPods Pro are $169 (originally $249), $10 lower than the lowest they’ve ever been. This is the newest Pro model, which came out in September 2023. The biggest change over the previous model is the new charging via USB-C feature instead of the lightning port. They also have adaptive transparency and give a solid battery life of about 30 hours of listening time on a single charge.

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