Memorial Day laptop sales 2024: best deals remaining at Dell, HP, and more

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There are still a few Memorial Day laptop sales remaining today if you didn't manage to bag yourself a new machine on the big day itself. While things are very much winding down now, a few great deals remain - and you can see all the best options from Amazon, Best Buy, and other leading retailers just down below.

While Memorial Day is usually more associated with discounts on grills than gaming laptops, you'd be surprised at how good this year's Memorial Day laptop sales are. For example, a couple of highlights here include the MacBook Air M1 for just $699, the lowest price yet on the 16GB/512GB MacBook Air M3 (which is the one I'd recommend), and a record-breaking discount on the Core i7 Dell XPS 13 (going for just $699!).

I've laid everything out into easy-to-navigate sections just down below, descending by price and finally ending with gaming laptops. If you're just looking for an overview, at the top of the page you'll find a number of quick links to the main retailers offering the best Memorial Day laptop sales today.

Finally, If you're interested in other products, we'd also highly recommend bookmarking our main Memorial Day sales page as that will include not just tech like TVs and tablets, but also appliances, mattresses, patio furniture, and other popular categories for this time of the year.

Today's best Memorial Day laptop deals

Memorial day laptop sales: budget

Acer Aspire 3: $499$359 at Walmart
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Acer Aspire 3: was $499 now $359 at Walmart
Display
:15.6 inches
Processor: AMD Ryzen 7
RAM: 16GB
Storage: 512GB
OS: Windows 11

Walmart has surprised us with easily the best value-for-money laptop deal available now. It's this Acer Aspire 3, which boasts some high-performance and top-end components. What impresses most is the inclusion of 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD – a rare combo at such a low price – which gets you fast load times and speedy boot times. The Ryzen 7 processor is getting a little old but it's still fine for a general everyday laptop. It's a small compromise to get some big wins elsewhere regarding overall performance and affordability.

Dell Inspiron 15: $449.99$329.99 at Dell
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Dell Inspiron 15: was $449.99 now $329.99 at Dell
Display:
15.6 inches
Processor: Intel i5-1235U
RAM: 8GB
Storage: 512GB
OS: Windows 11

If you're really on a budget this weekend, my top pick in the Dell Memorial Day sale is definitely this entry-level Dell Inspiron 15. As the price suggests, this one isn't super high-end but it does feature a surprisingly capable combination of a Core i5 processor and 512GB SSD, which are both excellent for the price. If you're looking for something with a relatively spacious drive that can handle the basics then this one is a decent Windows 11 machine.

Memorial day laptop sales: mid-range

Asus Vivobook 16: $749$449 at Best Buy
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Asus Vivobook 16: was $749 now $449 at Best Buy
Display:
16 inches
Processor: AMD Ryzen 7-5800HS
RAM: 12GB
Storage: 512GB
OS: Windows 11

This Asus Vivobook features an impressive line-up of specs and a gorgeous design that belies its relatively modest price tag. While getting 12GB of RAM is a little odd in 2024, the combination of a Ryzen 7 chipset and 512GB SSD means this one a great option for covering the basics if you're specifically looking for something that's a little slicker than the super cheap sub $300 laptops.

Dell Inspiron 15: $599.99$479.99 at Dell
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Dell Inspiron 15: was $599.99 now $479.99 at Dell
Display:
15.6 inches
Processor: Intel i7-1255U
RAM: 16GB
Storage: 512GB
OS: Windows 11

The best mid-range laptop deal in the entire Dell Memorial Day sale is this well-equipped Dell Inspiron 15. Inside, you're getting a capable combination of an Intel Core i7 chipset and 16GB of RAM, which means that this one is capable of tackling all but the most intensive of applications. We'd say this machine is just about perfect if you're looking for a rock-solid laptop for working from home and don't want to spend big for a fancy design, screen, or lightweight body.

HP Pavilion Laptop 15t: $999.99$529.99 at HP
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HP Pavilion Laptop 15t: was $999.99 now $529.99 at HP
Display:
15.6 inches
Processor: Intel Core i7-1355U
RAM: 16GB
Storage: 256GB
OS: Windows 11

There's a great sale on laptops ahead of Memorial Day over at HP right now, including a superb discount on this mid-range HP Pavilion. The stand-out specs here are the combination of an up-to-date 13th gen Intel Core i7 chipset and 16GB of RAM, which should afford plenty of performance on even the most intensive applications. Aside from the relatively modest 256GB SSD, it's hard to complain about this Pavilion when it comes to value.

Memorial day laptop sales: high-end

Apple MacBook Air M1 (2020): $999$699 at Walmart
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Apple MacBook Air M1 (2020): was $999 now $699 at Walmart
Display:
13 inches
Processor: Apple M1
RAM: 8GB
Storage: 256GB

Walmart is offering the MacBook Air M1 for a new record-low price of $699, which is a steal for the device that sat atop our best laptop guide for many months. It may be a little dated now but this is still a powerful Apple device that holds up well in 2024. It can handle the computing needs of most users: be that work, browsing, video calls and even some creative tasks such as video and photo editing. Just be aware that Apple has ceased production on this model, so while it's still being supported, it may be your last chance to snag one of the best laptop deals ever before it disappears from the digital shelves for good.

Dell XPS 13 laptop: $999  $699 at DellDisplay: Processor: RAM:SSD:OS:

Dell XPS 13 laptop: was $999 now $699 at Dell
Display: 13.3-inches
Processor: Intel Core i7-1250U
RAM: 16GB
SSD: 512GB
OS: Windows 11

It's not every day you see a Dell XPS 13 with a Core i7 processor for just $699 but that's exactly what you're getting with this deal. At $300 off, this one is an absolute steal if you're looking for a stylish Windows laptop with a decent amount of power under the hood. While the chipset is a little older now, this is by far the cheapest price we've ever seen for a recent Dell XPS 13 with a Core i7 chipset. If you'd prefer to opt for the a configuration with 16GB of RAM, you can find that for $799 at Dell right now.

MacBook Air M2 (2022): $1,099$849 at Best Buy
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MacBook Air M2 (2022): was $1,099 now $849 at Best Buy
Display:
13.6 inches
Processor: Apple M2
RAM: 8GB
Storage: 256GB
OS: macOS

Best Buy has the MacBook Air M2 for just $20 more than its lowest-ever price. We concluded that was the best laptop you could buy at time of release with our MacBook Air M2 review, thanks to the stylish design, clear display, impressive performance, and long 18-hour battery life. For those needing a premium powerhouse for creative apps such as photo editing, video editing and more intense workloads, this is worth the extra investment.

Dell XPS 13 laptop: $1,399  $1,249 at DellDisplay: Processor: RAM:SSD:OS:

Dell XPS 13 laptop: was $1,399 now $1,249 at Dell
Display: 13.3-inches
Processor: Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
RAM: 16GB
SSD: 512GB
OS: Windows 11

Latest model: This is the first-ever deal we've seen on the brand-new 2024 Dell XPS 13 and it's a great price, too. Alongside a refreshed minimalist design and incredible 500nits 20-120Hz display, the latest model also includes the new Ultra 7 chipsets from Intel, which are super-charged for AI-integrated applications. While pricey, today's $150 price cut is a great option if you're looking for a premium Windows laptop. 

Apple MacBook Air 13 (2024): $1,499now $1,349 at Amazon
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Apple MacBook Air 13 (2024): was $1,499 now $1,349 at Amazon
Display:
13-inches
Processor: 
Apple M3
RAM: 16GB
SSD: 512GB SSD
OS: MacOS

Latest model: If you're on the hunt for a new MacBook, then today's deal on the upgraded 512GB/16GB model at Amazon is a superb choice. The brand-new model was released earlier this year and runs on the powerful M3 chipset, making it a great buy for creatives and anyone after a high-end device. Our five-star MacBook Air 13-inch M3 review praised its excellent performance, lengthy 18 hours of battery life and slick fan-less design. We think it's the best laptop you can buy right now if you've got a decent budget for a portable and powerful machine.

Samsung Galaxy Book4 Edge: preorder now and get a free Crystal UHD 4K TV at Samsung
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Samsung Galaxy Book4 Edge: preorder now and get a free Crystal UHD 4K TV at Samsung
Display:
 14-inches
Processor: Snapdragon X Elite
RAM: 16GB
Storage: 512GB
OS: Windows 11

The new Samsung Galaxy Book4 Edge is now available to preorder and the official Samsung Store is throwing in a free 55-inch TV worth $380 as a sweetener for early adopters. With a super-charged new Snapdragon X Elite chipset providing heaps of power, AI smarts, and incredible battery life, the new Samsung Book4 Edge is shaping up to be a superb choice if you're interested in the next-gen Copilot+ PCs from Windows.

Memorial day laptop sales: gaming laptops

MSI Cyborg 15.6-inch gaming laptop: $1,099now $799.99 at Best Buy
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MSI Cyborg 15.6-inch gaming laptop: was $1,099 now $799.99 at Best Buy
Processor: 
Intel Core i7-12650H
Graphics card: RTX 4060
RAM: 8GB
SSD: 512GB

While this MSI Cyborg at Best Buy has been $50 cheaper in the past, it's easily one of the best deals you'll find ahead of Memorial Day if you're looking for a gaming laptop specifically. At $799, this one features an extremely compelling price considering you're getting a 12th gen Intel Core i7 chipset, RTX 4060 graphics card, and 512GB SSD. Aside from the relatively weak 8GB of RAM, there's not much to fault this machine on for the price - and RAM is a fairly easy and cheap upgrade to carry out if you're happy to do so.

Dell G15 gaming laptop$1,149now $899.99 at Dell
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Dell G15 gaming laptop: was $1,149 now $899.99 at Dell
Display
: 15.6 inches
Processor: 
Intel Core i7-13650HX
Graphics card: GeForce RTX 4060
RAM: 16GB
SSD: 1TB

This Dell G15 is a superb option if you're looking for a fully-featured gaming laptop that can handle all the latest titles. Inside, its combination of a 13th gen Intel Core i7 chipset and RTX 4060 is perfect for running games smoothly at 1080p resolution. Plus, you're also getting an expansive 1TB SSD in this machine, which means you'll have plenty of space for not just all your favorite games, but plenty of other files and applications too. 

Asus Zephyrus G16 gaming laptop$1,449now $1,049.99 at Best Buy
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Asus Zephyrus G16 gaming laptop: was $1,449 now $1,049.99 at Best Buy
Display
: 16 inches
Processor: 
Intel Core i7-13620H
Graphics card: GeForce RTX 4060
RAM: 16GB
SSD: 1TB

The Asus G16 is one of the more stylish options out there if you're looking for a premium gaming laptop. Its minimalist design doesn't immediately scream 'gamer' and it's a well-built machine to boot. Inside, this particular configuration also features a hefty 13th gen Core ki7 chipset and an RTX 4060 graphics card, which are both perfect for gaming at 1080p and most content-creation tasks too. 

Lenovo Legion Slim 5 gaming laptop$1,769now $1,339.49 at Lenovo
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Lenovo Legion Slim 5 gaming laptop: was $1,769 now $1,339.49 at Lenovo
Processor:
AMD Ryzen 7-8845HS
Graphics card: GeForce RTX 4070
RAM: 16GB
SSD: 1TB

Another incredible deal on an RTX 4070 gaming laptop, this Lenovo Legion Slim 5 is easily the best gaming laptop deal I've found in the Lenovo Memorial Day sale. Like the Dell above, it's specced-out nicely with a powerful 8th gen Ryzen chipset, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD so you've got plenty of space. I'd personally rate the Dell a little higher when it comes to specs (it's got a quicker display), but some may prefer the more svelte design of this Lenovo.

Is Memorial Day a good time to buy a laptop?

Great laptop deals can be found all year round but they tend to be particularly good on federal holidays like Memorial Day or Labor Day. 

Generally speaking, the discounts don't tend to be as good as on the more renowned online sales like Black Friday in November or Amazon Prime Day in mid-summer, but the deals are usually worth waiting for. Tech retailers often line up seasonal sales to coincide with federal holidays like Memorial Day so there are often plenty of competitive discounts to check out.

What stores will have Memorial Day laptop deals?

See above for a quick list of the main retailers for Memorial Day laptop sales online. This is just a small selection of the retailers that will offer deals, but generally speaking, these are the retailers most people will want to check out first if they're on the hunt for a new laptop this May. 

Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy offer decent price cuts on all types of machines but the latter two are usually great for bagging a cheaper Chromebook or basic Windows laptop. Amazon offers good budget options but it's also typically a good place to pick up an Apple MacBook. HP and Dell are more specialist retailers focused on offering discounts on their own-brand machines but you'll find fantastic mid-range workhorse machines at these sites, as well as some of the best deals on ultrabooks and gaming laptops to boot.

If you missed out on this year's Memorial Day deals, you can still find savings with our coupons and promo codes. Take a look at our laptop and computing vouchers to find offers at any time of year.

Alex Whitelock
Deals Editor

Alex is deals editor at TechRadar. With over three years of experience on-site and eight years working in e-commerce, Alex has made it his personal mission to share all his favorite tips, bargains, and deals with our readers here at TechRadar. At work, he specializes in computing, phones, and covering huge sales events like Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day. Outside of work, you'll find him indulging his keen love of photography and PC gaming, or down at the local climbing gym hanging off boulders far too difficult for his abilities. His editorial bylines also include contributions to T3 and GamesRadar.