Labor Day laptop sales 2023 — the best deals out now

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Labor Day 2023 has arrived, and that means the best Labor Day laptop sales of the season are now live. Retailers like Best Buy, Amazon, and Dell are offering epic deals on some of the best laptops we've tested this year. 

Additionally, there are plenty of last-minute back to school sales still available. These include deep discounts on 2-in-1s, Chromebooks, and gaming rigs. With so many laptop sales happening at once, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. So I'm vetting all of today's early deals and highlighting the best Labor Day laptop sales you can get right now. 

This includes discounts at retailers like Best Buy and Amazon as well as deals from PC manufacturers like HP and Dell. Once I find a good deal, I'll also price-check it against competing sites to ensure you're getting the best deal possible on systems we've reviewed, tested, and recommend. 

The majority of Labor Day laptop sales will end this week, so don't delay if you spot a discount that meets your needs. If you need a new laptop now, these are the best deals currently available. For more discounts, check out our Labor Day sales page. 

Best Labor Day laptop sales

Editor's Choice

Back to school sale: deals from $69 @ Best Buy

Back to school sale: deals from $69 @ Best Buy
Need to do some last-minute back to school shopping? The Best Buy Labor Day Sale is offering numerous deals for students of all ages. After discount, laptops start from $169, headphones from $69, and small dorm room friendly appliances from $79. 

MacBook Air 13 (M2/256GB): was $1,099 now $899 @ Best BuyEditor's Choice!Price check: $949 @ B&H Photo | sold out @ Amazon

MacBook Air 13 (M2/256GB): was $1,099 now $899 @ Best Buy
Editor's Choice! The MacBook Air M2 boasts a load of great features. It includes a large 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display (2560 x 1664), Apple's M2 CPU w/ 8-core GPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, 1080p FaceTime camera, four-speaker system with Spatial Audio, and MagSafe charging. In our MacBook Air M2 review, we called the Editor's Choice laptop an unbeatable combo of performance, design, and battery life. This is the cheapest it's ever been and unlike earlier deals, it doesn't require a Best Buy Plus membership.
Price check: $949 @ B&H Photo | sold out @ Amazon

Laptop deals under $299

Chromebook sale: from $169 @ Best Buy

Chromebook sale: from $169 @ Best Buy
Best Buy is offering a mega sale on Chromebooks. The retailer has slashed prices as low as $169, which is a price normally reserved for major holidays. The sale includes Chromebooks from Acer, Asus, Lenovo, and more. 

HP 11" Chromebook: was $259 now $167 @ Amazon

HP 11" Chromebook: was $259 now $167 @ Amazon
This super-cheap Chromebook sports an 11-inch screen, 32GB storage, and 4GB RAM. It's light, meaning it's very portable and its 15-hour battery life will easily get you through your day without having to reach for a charger.

Asus Chromebook C223 11.6": was $249 now $192 @ Amazon

Asus Chromebook C223 11.6": was $249 now $192 @ Amazon
A hyper-affordable Chromebook, Asus' 11.6-inch model is currently on sale. But this Chromebook gives you something you won't expect from a laptop this cheap: full-functionality USB-C ports. Yes, the reversible power-charging data-transfer port comes standard on this model. 

Acer Chromebook Spin 311 11.6": was $289 now $206 @ Amazon

Acer Chromebook Spin 311 11.6": was $289 now $206 @ Amazon
One of the more popular mid-range Chromebooks, Acer's Chromebook Spin 311 is at a massive discount here for $73 off. This convertible is rated for up to 10 hours of battery life. It also features a touchscreen, a necessity for laptops with its 360-degree hinge. 

HP Chromebook 14: was $339 now $280 @ Amazon

HP Chromebook 14: was $339 now $280 @ Amazon
This HP Chromebook 14 model has a 14-inch full HD (1920 x 1080) display, an  Intel Celeron Processor, 4 GB RAM, and 32 GB of eMMC storage. The notebook also has a 720p webcam and an estimated 12 hours of battery life.

Laptop deals under $599

Asus Vivobook 14" Laptop: was $429 now $299 @ Best Buy

Asus Vivobook 14" Laptop: was $429 now $299 @ Best Buy
Best Buy is offering a discount on this Asus Vivobook laptop. It sports an Intel Core i3-1115G4 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD. Keep in mind it's limited to a 1366 x 768 display, but at this price it's a great budget machine for basic tasks or young students. 

HP 14" 2-in-1 Chromebook: was $699 now $379 @ Best BuyPrice check: refurb $264 @ Amazon

HP 14" 2-in-1 Chromebook: was $699 now $379 @ Best Buy
The HP 14-inch 2-in-1 Chromebook is a little pricier than your average Chromebook, but it's well worth the cost of admission, especially now that it's on sale. It features a 14-inch 1080p touchscreen display, Core i3-1115G4 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD. The 2-in-1 can be used in laptop or tablet mode.
Price check: refurb $264 @ Amazon

Lenovo IdeaPad 3i: was $629 now $399 @ Best Buy

Lenovo IdeaPad 3i: was $629 now $399 @ Best Buy
There are plenty of cheap laptops out there, but if you want a machine that's usable, the IdeaPad 3i won't disappoint. For starters, it has a 15.6-inch 1080p LCD — something which many budget laptops forgo. You also get a Core i5-1135G7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. It won't play the latest PC games, but it's a reliable machine for everyday work, Web-based tasks, and streaming. 

Laptop deals over $600

Dell Inspiron 3511 laptop: was $849 now $599 @ Best Buy

Dell Inspiron 3511 laptop: was $849 now $599 @ Best Buy
This Dell Inspiron 3511 is a great everyday device packing a Ryzen 5 7530U CPU, 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and a 16-inch touch screen display. It also sports an HD webcam and a longer-lasting battery life which is useful if you need strong portability from your laptop. 

MSI Cyborg 15 w/ RTX 4050: was $999 now $699 @ Best Buy

MSI Cyborg 15 w/ RTX 4050: was $999 now $699 @ Best Buy
We named the MSI Cyborg 15 one of the best gaming laptops you can buy. It features a 15.6-inch 1080p 144Hz LCD, Core i5-12450H CPU, 8GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and an RTX 4050 GPU with 6GB of RAM. You might not be able to crank the settings all the way up on the latest games, but if you play at medium and high settings at 1080p, you're going to have an enjoyable gaming experience. We also found the machine was great for everyday productivity.

Surface Pro 7+: was $929 now $699 @ Best Buy

Surface Pro 7+: was $929 now $699 @ Best Buy
The Surface Pro 7+ is one of the best tablets on the market. With Windows 10, a great 12.3-inch display, and its Type Cover included, this Surface Pro 7+ package is a steal for anyone wanting a premium 2-in-1 laptop at an affordable price. In our Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus review we called it a 2-in-1 that's great for work and play.

HP Envy 2-in-1: was $1,149 now $749 @ Best BuyPrice check: $1,669 @ Amazon

HP Envy 2-in-1: was $1,149 now $749 @ Best Buy
Save a whopping $400 on this HP Envy 2-in-1. It features a 15.6-inch 1080p touch LCD, Core i7-1355U CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. The laptop can be used in laptop, tablet, or tent mode and it also has a backlit keyboard for those all-night study sessions.
Price check: $1,669 @ Amazon

Dell XPS 13: was $949 now $849 @ Dell

Dell XPS 13: was $949 now $849 @ Dell
The XPS 13 is one of our favorite overall laptops. Although we dislike that the 2022 model only has a pair of Thunderbolt 4/USB-C ports, it's still a capable machine for most users. In our XPS 13 (2022) review, we called it a good laptop for everyday computing and for streaming content. This config packs a 13.4-inch 1920 x 1200 60Hz display, Core i5-1230U CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. 

Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 Gaming Laptop: was $1,449 now $1,199 @ Best Buy
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Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 Gaming Laptop: was $1,449 now $1,199 @ Best Buy
The Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 Gaming Laptop has just been slashed $250 off at Best Buy, dropping it to just $1,199. Underneath its sleek casing, you'll find a Core i7-13620H CPU, 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and an RTX 4060 GPU. It also packs a 16-inch 1080p display with a 165Hz refresh rate. It's a great pick for newcomers to the world of PC gaming and veterans alike as we rank it as the best gaming laptop you can buy. Note that it sold for $999 last month, but today's config packs a notably better CPU and GPU. 

Laptop deals — Apple

MacBook Air 13 (M1/256GB): was $999 now $749 @ AmazonLowest price!Price check: $849 @ B&H Photo | $749 @ Best Buy

MacBook Air 13 (M1/256GB): was $999 now $749 @ Amazon
Lowest price! It's no longer Apple's flagship, but the MacBook Air M1 offers fantastic performance and value. The M1 CPU never stuttered in our tests and also helped it reach over 14 hours of battery life. It features a 13.3-inch Retina display, Apple M1 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. In our MacBook Air M1 review, we said it offers amazing endurance and shockingly good speed. This is the lowest price ever for the MacBook Air M1.
Price check: $849 @ B&H Photo | $749 @ Best Buy

MacBook Air 13 (M2/256GB): was $1,099 now $899 @ Best BuyEditor's Choice!Price check: $949 @ B&H Photo | sold out @ Amazon

MacBook Air 13 (M2/256GB): was $1,099 now $899 @ Best Buy
Editor's Choice! The MacBook Air M2 boasts a load of great features. It includes a large 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display (2560 x 1664), Apple's M2 CPU w/ 8-core GPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, 1080p FaceTime camera, four-speaker system with Spatial Audio, and MagSafe charging. In our MacBook Air M2 review, we called the Editor's Choice laptop an unbeatable combo of performance, design, and battery life. This is the cheapest it's ever been and unlike earlier deals, it doesn't require a Best Buy Plus membership.
Price check: $949 @ B&H Photo | sold out @ Amazon

MacBook Air 15 (M2/256GB): was $1,299 now $1,099 @ AmazonPrice check: $1,299 @ B&H Photo | $1,099 @ Best Buy

MacBook Air 15 (M2/256GB): was $1,299 now $1,099 @ Amazon
There's a new MacBook Air in town. Apple's biggest MacBook Air features a large 15.3-inch Liquid Retina display (2880 x 1864), Apple's M2 chip w/ 10-core GPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, 1080p FaceTime camera, four-speaker system with Spatial Audio, and MagSafe charging. In our MacBook Air 15 review, we called the Editor's Choice laptop a super-sized version of the 13-inch model with excellent performance, epic battery life (15 hours in our testing), and a gorgeous display.
Price check: $1,299 @ B&H Photo | $1,099 @ Best Buy

MacBook Pro 14" (M2 Pro/512GB): was $1,999 now $1,799 @ Best BuyPrice check: $1,799 @ B&H Photo | sold out @ Amazon

MacBook Pro 14" (M2 Pro/512GB): was $1,999 now $1,799 @ Best Buy
The 2023 MacBook Pro 14-inch packs Apple's new M2 Pro silicon, which outperforms most of today's flagship laptops. (It can also be configured with the M2 Pro Max). In our MacBook Pro 14-inch 2023 review, we called it the world's best laptop. It offers an incredible battery life of over 14 hours. The base model includes a 14.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR display (3024 x 1964), M2 Pro 10-core CPU (w/ 16-core GPU), 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. The 1TB model is also on sale for $2,249 at Amazon ($250 off).
Price check: $1,799 @ B&H Photo | sold out @ Amazon

MacBook Pro 16" (M2 Pro/512GB): was $2,499 now $2,249 @ AmazonPrice check: $2,249 @ B&H Photo | $2,299 @ Best Buy

MacBook Pro 16" (M2 Pro/512GB): was $2,499 now $2,249 @ Amazon
Apple's new premier laptop is the most powerful Mac laptop we've tested. In our MacBook Pro 16-inch 2023 review, we said its 16-inch mini-LED display is one of the best laptop displays we've tested. If you own an older Intel-powered MacBook Pro and need a new mobile powerhouse, this is the Mac you want. It features a 16.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR display (3456 x 2234), M2 Pro 12-core CPU (w/ 19-core GPU), 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD.
Price check: $2,249 @ B&H Photo | $2,299 @ Best Buy

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Rory Mellon
Deals Editor

Rory is a Deals Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on deals, gaming and streaming. When he’s not scouring retailers for PS5 restock or writing hot takes on the latest gaming hardware and streaming shows, he can be found attending music festivals and being thoroughly disappointed by his terrible football team.  

  • damienrodarte
    The listing for the Dell Inspiron 15 for $299 is wrong. The link to "View Deal" still takes you to a price of $479 and after contacting Dell sales, they confirmed this offer is not going to happen for Labor Day 2023.
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