Best Bank Holiday Deals 2022: August laptop, headphone and gaming discounts available now

Bank Holiday Deals
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The Bank Holiday is upon us — here are the best laptop, headphones and gaming deals worth your hard-earned money.

Laptop Mag’s team is split across the U.S. and U.K. and we love revelling in the jealousy of our American counterparts whenever a Bank Holiday rolls around. But outside of obligatory long weekend pints, the savings are particularly cromulent around this time.

Given that we’re hitting May Day Bank Holiday during pay day weekend, you best believe the discounts are bigger and better than ever. In fact, you can consider this weekend a bit of an Amazon Prime Day trial run for a lot of these retailers, as they test the waters with some seriously competitive deals.

Rather than waffle on, let’s just get into it. These are the best May Day Bank Holiday sales and deals available right now.

Best May Day Bank Holiday sales: Retailers

Bank Holiday laptop deals

Lenovo IdeaPad 3i: was £399 (opens in new tab)

Lenovo IdeaPad 3i: was £399 now £299 @ Currys (opens in new tab)
This Bank Holiday deal knocks £100 off the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 Chromebook. This basic Windows machine is good enough for all your basic productivity needs with an Intel Core i3-1215U CPU, full HD display, 4GB RAM and a 128GB SSD. 

Apple MacBook Air M2: was $1,199 (opens in new tab)

Apple MacBook Air M2: was $1,199 now $1,099 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $100 on the M2 Apple MacBook Air at Amazon. It features an M2 8-core processor, 8-Core GPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. It packs a 13.6-inch (2560 x 1664) Liquid Retina display, Magic Keyboard, Touch Bar, and Touch ID. 

LG Gram 17 + free 16-inch portable monitor: was £1,794 (opens in new tab)

LG Gram 17 + free 16-inch portable monitor: was £1,794 now £1,304 @ LG (opens in new tab)
This deal would have already been amazing with just the LG Gram 17 (opens in new tab) — packing a jaw dropping display, 12th Gen Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB LPDDR5 RAM and a 512GB NVMe SSD for all your creative files. But to throw in a 16-inch portable monitor into the mix with means you can be a productivity machine wherever you are!

Apple M1 Pro MacBook Pro 14 (512GB): was £1,899 (opens in new tab)

Apple M1 Pro MacBook Pro 14 (512GB): was £1,899 now £1,735 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon currently takes £144 off the 512GB model MacBook Pro 14. It features a 14.2-inch mini-LED backlit display and delivers up to 14 hours of battery life. The laptop is powered by Apple's M1 Pro 8-core chip coupled with 16GB of RAM and employs a 14-core GPU for graphics. In our M1 MacBook Pro 14 (opens in new tab) review, its elegant design, excellent performance, and stellar battery life earned it a 4 out of 5 star rating. It's the Editor's Choice best laptop for power-users. 

HP 14 Laptop: was £349 (opens in new tab)

HP 14 Laptop: was £349 now £249 @ Argos (opens in new tab)
Save £100 on the 14-inch HP laptop. Don't let the budget price fool you, this laptop is well-suited for school, work, and consuming content. It has a 14-inch 1080p display, stereo speakers tuned by audio experts B&O, and rated battery life of 12 hours. This productivity machine features an AMD Ryzen 3 processor, 4GB DDR4 RAM and 128GB of storage.

Bank Holiday gaming laptop deals

MSI Katana GF66 with RTX 3070:  was £1,399 (opens in new tab)

MSI Katana GF66 with RTX 3070: was £1,399 now £1,099 @ Laptops Direct (opens in new tab)
Now £300 off, this is the cheapest RTX 3070 gaming laptop we've ever seen. It packs a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) 144Hz display, Intel Core i7-11800H CPU, 16GB RAM and Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3070 GPU with 8GB of graphics memory. For storage and transferring files, there's a speedy 512GB SSD onboard. 

Gigabyte G5 (RTX 3060): was £979 (opens in new tab)

Gigabyte G5 (RTX 3060): was £979 now £789 @ eBuyer (opens in new tab)
Packing plenty of power into a shockingly affordable package, Gigabyte’s G5 sports a 10th gen Intel Core i5 CPU, GeForce RTX 3060 GPU with 6GB GDDR6, 16GB DDR4 RAM and a 512GB M.2 SSD. Up top for peak performance on the go is a 15.6-inch FHD 144Hz display and comfortable keyboard.

Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 (RTX 3070 Ti): was £2,898 (opens in new tab)

Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 (RTX 3070 Ti): was £2,898 now £2,299 @ Laptops Direct (opens in new tab)
We absolutely love the Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 (opens in new tab) for its huge, gorgeous screen and pure blistering performance under the hood with a 6th Gen AMD Ryzen 9 CPU and RTX 3070 TI GPU. But the best bit is this amazing value for money with nearly £600 off!

Bank Holiday headphone deals

Soundcore Life P3: was £69 (opens in new tab)

Soundcore Life P3: was £69 now £49 @ Anker with code WS7DAEDVKK (opens in new tab)
A real combo breaker of awesome sound, long battery life, and gorgeous design, the Soundcore Life P3 earbuds transcend their low price point to give you something that is good enough to compete with even Apple’s AirPods at a far lower price.

New AirPods Pro: was £249 (opens in new tab)

New AirPods Pro: was £249 now £189 @ Argos (opens in new tab)
Apple's latest AirPods Pro are officially at their lowest ever price right now. These sneakily updated earbuds bring active noise cancellation to Apple's best-selling wireless earbuds. Like its standard Pro, it features Apple's H1 chip, adaptive EQ, and Qi wireless charging support. But unlike the previous gen, this brings MagSafe charging to the party.

Nothing ear (1): was £99 (opens in new tab)

Nothing ear (1): was £99 now £89 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Nothing ear (1) are one of the best pairs of true wireless earbuds you can buy — with expressive 11mm drivers, a unique transparent design and strong ANC. Now, they are back to their lowest ever price.

Sony WH-1000XM4: was £279 (opens in new tab)

Sony WH-1000XM4: was £279 now £249 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The impressive XM4s are now £30 off! They deliver a low-end punch for bass lovers while maintaining all the crisp detail of the mids and highs. Alongside this, users get a huge suite of sound-optimizing options accessible through the Connect app.

Apple AirPods Max: was £539 (opens in new tab)

Apple AirPods Max: was £539 now £469 @ Very (opens in new tab)
Currently £70 off at Very, the AirPods Max are our favorite wireless ear cans. These stylish ear cans feature Apple's powerful H1 chip, nine microphones and 40mm drivers. With spatial sound, the AirPods Max provides an audio experience like no other. 

Bank Holiday gaming deals

Nintendo Switch OLED Model: was £329 (opens in new tab)

Nintendo Switch OLED Model: was £329 now £304 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Play at home on the TV or on the go with the Nintendo Switch OLED. In addition to the screen with vivid colors and sharp contrast, the Nintendo Switch – OLED Model includes a wide adjustable stand, a dock with a wired LAN port for TV play, 64GB of internal storage, and enhanced audio.

Nintendo Switch Sports: was £39 (opens in new tab)

Nintendo Switch Sports: was £39 now £29 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Nintendo heads back to the success of Wii Sports and brings these mini games back for a new generation. Get ready for a tonne of fun at a dirt cheap price!

Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga (PS4): was £49 (opens in new tab)

Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga (PS4): was £49 now £26 @ Base.com (opens in new tab)
The incredible Lego Star Wars series hits its ultimate form with this content-dense iteration packed with levels, a renewed gameplay engine and slick visuals with that classic humour you know and love. You can get the PS5 version (opens in new tab) for the same price, but the PS4 option does come with a free next gen upgrade.

WWE 2K22 (PS5): was £69 (opens in new tab)

WWE 2K22 (PS5): was £69 now £30 @ Base (opens in new tab)
The "best wrestling game we've seen yet (opens in new tab)" just got a huge discount, courtesy of Base. If you're feeling that Wrestlemania hype, this is the game to get right now at a stunning price.

Jason England
Staff Writer

Jason brings a decade of tech and gaming journalism experience to his role as a writer at Laptop Mag. He takes a particular interest in writing articles and creating videos about laptops, headphones and games. He has previously written for Kotaku, Stuff and BBC Science Focus. In his spare time, you'll find Jason looking for good dogs to pet or thinking about eating pizza if he isn't already.