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

Acer Swift gaming laptop on purple background with 4th of July sales banner
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If you're keen to get your hands on a new machine, 4th of July laptop sales offer one of the first opportunities of the year for a discount. We regularly see retailers like Best Buy, Dell, and Amazon offering some significant savings on the latest and greatest machines, and 2023 should prove no different. 

With 13th generation Intel processors on the shelves and cheaper SSDs than ever, there's plenty of value out there right now. Whether you're after an all-singing ultrabook or just an everyday web browser, there's sure to be something on the shelves for you this year. 

We've been tracking 4th of July laptop sales for years now, while also watching other discounting events as well. That means we know a good deal when we spot one, and we know exactly where to find them. We're bringing you all our favorite offers now that the official discounts are live, while getting you prepped for this year's sale further down the page. 

Of course, if these early discounts don't yield any results, there are also Prime Day laptop deals heading our way later on in the month as well. 

Today's best laptop deals

This year's best 4th of July laptop deals

ASUS CX1500 Chromebook | $217.99

ASUS CX1500 Chromebook | $217.99 $169.00 at Walmart
Save $49 - One of the cheapest ways to get a laptop is via this Chromebook at under $170. With a 15.6-inch screen, 4GB RAM, 11-hour battery life, and an Intel Celeron N3350 processor, this lightweight device is great value for money.

SGIN Laptop | $1,399.99

SGIN Laptop | $1,399.99 $309.99 at Amazon (with coupon applied)
Save $650 - Now this is a major saving. At over $800 in cash to be saved, this represents a 74% drop in price. The SGIN laptop comes with a 15.6-inch screen, 12GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Windows 11, Full HD capable of 1080p, and an Intel Core Quad Core processor. 

HP Laptop | $499.99

HP Laptop | $499.99 $349.99 at Best Buy
Save $150 - One of Best Buy's July 4th deals knocks this HP laptop by 30%. It comes with an Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB memory, 256GB SSD, and a sleek 'Natural Silver' color scheme. The deal ends on July 5th. 

Lenovo IdeaPad 5i | $429.99

Lenovo IdeaPad 5i | $429.99 $389.90 at Amazon
Save $40 - This 2022 Lenovo is a decent price for what you get, but it has been cheaper in the past. Still good value for money with an Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, and its FHD Display. 

Dell Inspiron 15 | $699.99

Dell Inspiron 15 | $699.99 $429.99 at Dell
Save $270 - Dell's official 4th of July sale is underway now with this 11th Gen Inspiron 15 laptop receiving a 38% discount. It also comes with an Intel Iris XE video card, 12GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 15.6-inch display, and comes in carbon black.

ASUS ROG R7 | $1,499.00

ASUS ROG R7 | $1,499.00 $999.00 at Walmart
Save $500 - One of the most popular laptops at Walmart is down to under $1,000. It comes with an RTX 3060, AMD Ryzen 7 processor, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, and Windows 11 along with a great $500 saving.  

When will 4th of July laptop sales officially begin?

Technically, 4th of July laptop deals are supposed to land on the date itself. However, last year's discounts started appearing up to two weeks ahead of that date, which means it's all to play for.  

Should you wait for 4th of July laptop sales?

If you've found a laptop deal you like you may be concerned about taking the leap before official 4th of July laptop deals have landed. While we may see additional products added to sales lines on the big day itself, however, we typically see the vast majority of discounts come and go the weekend before major sales holidays such as this. That means we'd recommend jumping on any prices that work for you ahead of time - there's no guarantee they will still be on sale or in stock once the crowds descend on the 4th. 

What to expect from 4th of July laptop sales in 2023

We've seen plenty of new laptops hitting the shelves in 2023 so far, which means we could see some early discounts on the latest releases in this year's sale. However, we're more interested in the steeper savings on older models that now find themselves being pushed off the shelves. With new lines from Apple, Acer, Lenovo, Dell, and more appearing over the last few months, there's plenty of cheaper laptops ready to drop down a price bracket. 

We're expecting super budget laptops (Chromebooks or 11.6-inch machines with entry level specs) to hit at between $70 and $200 this year, with particular attention paid to the Lenovo Chromebook 3, HP Stream 11 (or 14), and Dell Inspiron 15. These were the heavy hitters in the budget price category in last year's 4th of July laptop sales, and have remained go-to bargain buys since then as well. 

Moving more towards the mid-range, the Acer Swift 3, Lenovo IdeaPad 3, and Asus Vivobook 15 are regularly seen at between $300 and $500 during sales events. That's the price of an 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD configuration, with enough power in the processor to keep everyday browsing and multi-tasking slick as well. 

If you move beyond $500 you're getting into 16GB RAM territory, with a 512GB SSD. We often see this price range dominated by machines like the Acer Aspire 5 - solid everyday laptops capable of running high-end configurations in chassis' that won't break the bank. 

Missed out on these offers? We're also getting you prepped for the upcoming Prime Day laptop deals and Prime Day gaming laptop deals - all landing on July 12, so you've got another shot at a discount this month. Or, for something a little more permanent, take a look at everything we expect to see from Prime Day PC deals.

Tabitha Baker
Managing Editor - Hardware

Managing Editor of Hardware at GamesRadar+, I originally landed in hardware at our sister site TechRadar before moving over to GamesRadar. In between, I've written for Tom’s Guide, Wireframe, The Indie Game Website and That Video Game Blog, covering everything from the PS5 launch to the Apple Pencil. Now, i'm focused on Nintendo Switch, gaming laptops (and the keyboards and mice that come with them), and tracking everything that suggests VR is about to take over our lives.