4th of July laptop sales 2023: the 16 best deals available now

MacBook Air, Dell XPS 13 and Asus Chromebook laptops on a green background

The day is here and this year's 4th of July laptop sales are in full swing at various retailers and top device manufacturers. It may be one of the smaller sales events in the retail calendar but we've picked out some terrific offers right here that will help you save serious money on a new laptop.

There's plenty to choose from, too, as the likes of Dell, HP, Best Buy and Lenovo are all running 4th of July sales right now. No matter whether you've got $100 or $1,000 to spend on a new device you can find everything from cheap Chromebooks to high-end MacBooks for their lowest-ever prices. Many of which would easily claim a spot in our best laptop deals guide.

A quick reminder: Amazon Prime Day is set for July 11 - 12 as well. So, if nothing grabs you in these sales then you can check in on our Amazon Prime Day laptop deals hub as next week will also be a great time to pick up a new device if you're an Amazon Prime member.

Today's best laptop sales

4th of July laptop deals under $500

Acer Chromebook 315: was

Acer Chromebook 315: was $289.99 now $149.99 at Best Buy
Chromebooks are a fantastic choice for casual or basic use thanks to their excellent OS and almost unbeatable battery life. If you're just looking for a machine to browse the web, watch YouTube, or read your emails then this Acer Chromebook is a super-cheap option today. Best Buy has knocked over $100 off the usual price making it a solid budget option.

Acer Chromebook Spin 311: was

Acer Chromebook Spin 311: was $249 now $169 at Best Buy
This is a terrific low price for a versatile little Chromebook for light use. In our Acer Chromebook Spin 311 review, we said the 360-degree design, build quality and touchscreen all impressed - to the point where it claimed a spot on our best Chromebook list. The fact you can get one with all these handy features for under $200 is a bargain.

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e: was

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e: was $1,009 now $249 at Lenovo
Lenovo is exaggerating a little with the discount here, as we don't believe for a moment that this laptop was ever over $1,000. Still, the price it's available for right now is excellent for a laptop with 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. It's rare to find both of these in a device for around $200. Together, they give this otherwise basic, compact and portable 11-inch Windows machine a solid performance boost so that it can comfortably keep up with everyday use, schoolwork, admin tasks, and general browsing.

Dell Inspiron 15: was

Dell Inspiron 15: was $529.99 now $379.99 at Dell
For those that have a decent budget to hand then this Dell Inspiron 15 is a great buy for general everyday use. It's powered by an Intel i5 processor, with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD for fast boot times and speedy application load times. It's a reasonable price for a device that will be great for office work, general browsing, video streaming, and video calls.

4th of July laptop deals over $500

HP Pavilion 15t: was

HP Pavilion 15t: was $999.99 now $599.99 at HP
Here's a laptop that we've previously awarded four stars out of five in our HP Pavilion 15 review. It comes packed with top-end components, including the latest generation Intel i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and a large 15.6-inch screen. It's a little pricey, but in terms of value for money alone, it's one of the best laptop deals available right now. Get it to blast through all of your computing needs: from general work to more intensive applications and multitasking.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4: was

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4: was $999 now $699 at Microsoft
Microsoft is holding a huge sale on its excellent Surface Laptop 4 today, with massive price cuts of up to $500 on a range of models. The one we've picked out here is for the baseline Ryzen 5 model, which is back down to its lowest-ever price in the 4th of July sales. The Surface Laptop 4 is a great alternative to the likes of the MacBook Air if you're looking for a premium Windows machine that balances portability, style, and performance. This particular model isn't super high-end but it'll get the job done for most people. We're big fans, too, having awarded it four and a half stars out of five in our Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 review

Apple MacBook Air (M1): was

Apple MacBook Air (M1): was $999.99 now $799.99 at Amazon
The 2020 Apple MacBook Air with an M1 chip is older now but it's still one of the best laptops ever made. With this deal, the device that we awarded 4.5 stars out of five in our MacBook Air M1 review, is now back down to its lowest-ever price at Amazon. Apple's premium device is fast, responsive, beautifully designed and has a long-lasting battery life.

Dell XPS 13: was

Dell XPS 13: was $1,099 now $849 at Dell
The standout offer from all the laptop deals in Dell's latest 4th of July sale. This excellent all-around laptop is $50 cheaper than the last time it was on sale and is fantastic value for money if you're after a powerful all-around device or portable creative workstation. It's powered by a recent 12th-generation Intel i7 processor, boasts 16GB of performance-boosting RAM, has a spacious 512GB SSD for storage and a crisp 13.4-inch InfinityEdge display. It's everything you could want from a high-performance compact laptop for design work and coding, school or just general use - and this is the cheapest we've seen an XPS 13 all year.

Microsoft Surface Pro 9: was

Microsoft Surface Pro 9: was $999.99 now $899.99 at Best Buy
Best Buy is actually beating the Microsoft Store by $100 with this additional $100 price cut on the latest Surface Pro 9. The laptop-tablet hybrid is a great productivity device, giving you the versatility of a Windows machine but all the flexibility benefits of a tablet. At this price, it's a great buy for those that need a powerful portable machine for business, work and everyday use.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 5: was

Microsoft Surface Laptop 5: was $1,299.99 now $999.99 at Best Buy
If you prefer a dedicated laptop compared to the hybrid Surface devices then consider this offer on the latest version of the Microsoft Surface Laptop 5. It's slim, portable and excellent value for money with $300 off. The components are decent, too, with an i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and a large 512GB SSD that ensure speedy performance for both work and play.

MacBook Pro 13-inch (M2, 2022): was

MacBook Pro 13-inch (M2, 2022): was $1,299 now $1,099 at Amazon
Here's a chance to get the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro with the powerful M2 chip for its lowest price ever once again. It was a tough sell at full whack, but this discount makes it much better value for money. In our MacBook Pro 13-inch M2 review, we loved this premium Apple laptop for its high performance in creative tasks such as photo and video editing, as well as the impressive battery life of around 15 hours, even though it wasn't a revolutionary upgrade from the previous model.

Dell XPS 15: was

Dell XPS 15: was $1,499 now $1,299 at Dell
If you prefer a larger workstation then consider upgrading to the XPS 15 that's also in the Dell 4th of July sale. It's a nearly identical specification to the XPS 13 above, aside from a slightly newer processor, so expect a similar level of performance. The main difference is the jump up to a larger 15.6-inch display, which will be better for photo and video editing but it does make the device less portable.

4th of July gaming laptop deals

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3: was

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3: was $899 now $686 at Amazon
On the budget side of things, this Lenovo IdeaPad offers a decent level of specs for the cash thanks to a combination of a Ryzen 5 chip and RTX 3050. This one is a decent buy at this price point (and the best cheap machine going right now) but we have seen a few better super-budget buys crop up over the past month or so. We'd probably recommend spending a bit more in the 4th of July laptop sales if you can afford it as there aren't that many good options in this price bracket in our opinion.

Asus Zephyrus G14 gaming laptop: was

Asus Zephyrus G14 gaming laptop: was $1,399 now $799.99 at Best Buy
Looking for a powerful gaming laptop that's lightweight, looks great, and doesn't break the bank? Today's deal on the excellent Asus Zephyrus G14 at Best Buy brings the fantastic 14-inch gaming machine down to its lowest-ever price. While this model specifically is a little older now, we'd still highly recommend it - especially since it's still more than capable and features a gorgeous design that's one of our favorites here at TechRadar.

MSI Cyborg 15.6-inch gaming laptop: was

MSI Cyborg 15.6-inch gaming laptop: was $1,099 now $899.99 at Best Buy
This is probably the best gaming laptop deal we've seen yet on a machine with a new RTX 4060 graphics card. Not only does this MSI Cyborg feature this super-speedy graphics card, but there's also a recent Core i7 chipset inside backing it up. A $200 price cut makes this one fantastic value and great bang for your buck in terms of overall performance.

Omen 16t gaming laptop was

Omen 16t gaming laptop: was $1,499 now $1,099.99 at HP
HP's 4th of July sale features some of the best gaming laptop deals we've seen so far from the retailer. Our favorite is this mid to upper-range Omen 16t, which features an RTX 4060 and 13th gen Intel i7 chip - one of the latest on the market right now. Overall, the specs are fantastic here and the Omen gaming laptops always look slick.