Memorial Day laptop sales are now in full swing. Memorial Day is typically thought of as the first major retail holiday of the year, and this year we're seeing some seriously epic laptop deals on everything from budget Chromebooks to the latest Apple MacBooks.
Laptops are often among the most in-demand products during seasonal sales, so it's no surprise that Memorial Day sales typically include big savings on a whole range of the best laptops. Retailers usually compete to offer the deepest discounts which is a good thing for shoppers looking to upgrade to a powerful machine.
As household budgets are becoming tighter than ever for many people this year, we're being meticulous about what deals we highlight for Memorial Day 2023. We're on the hunt for deals on value laptops, Editor's Choice machines, and laptops we own ourselves and highly recommend.
If you're hoping to score a bargain in the Memorial Day laptop sales this ear, be sure to bookmark this page and return across the national holiday as we'll be updating this page with the latest deals as we spot them.
Memorial Day laptop sales — Quick links
- Amazon: budget laptops on sale from $124
- Best Buy: top laptops under $500
- Dell: up to $600 off laptops
- HP: best sellers from $259
- Lenovo: up to 66% off top-rated ThinkPads
- Walmart: laptop Rollbacks from $98
Memorial Day laptop deals
HP 14" Chromebook: was $299 now $199 @ Best Buy
If you're shopping on a budget, this HP Chromebook for $199 is a great pick. It comes with a 14-inch display, Intel Celeron N4120 processor, 4GB of RAM, Intel UHD Graphics 600 and 64GB eMMC storage. It's not a powerhouse machine but it's excellent for everyday tasks and at-home learning.
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.
Acer Chromebook Vero 514: was $499 now $349 @ Best Buy
Touted as an eco-friendly Chromebook, the Acer Vero 514 uses recycled ocean-bound plastic as part of its construction and packaging. It comes with an Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB RAM and a 128GB SSD. Acer promises the battery lasts up to 10 hours and charges to 50% in 30 minutes.
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2: was $799 now $699 @ Amazon
The Galaxy Chromebook 2 is one of the best laptops you'll find. It's also the first Chromebook to pack a QLED display, which makes the panel bright and vibrant enough for just about any use. It features a 13.3-inch QLED 1080p LCD, 2.1GHz Core i3-10110U CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB eMMC.
Acer Aspire 5: was $379 now $299 @ Amazon
The Acer Aspire 5 laptop is a solid notebook that is ideal for everyday essentials. In our Acer Aspire 5 review, we noted that it pairs decent performance and a responsive keyboard. This discounted model includes an 11th Gen Intel i3, 8GB of RAM, 128GB SSD and a 15.6" FHD display bordered by thin bezels. Plus, Windows 11 comes preinstalled.
Dell Inspiron 15: was $749 now $599 @ Dell
The Inspiron 15 is an everyday laptop that can be used for everything from Netflix streaming to work. It features a 15.6-inch 1080p 120Hz LCD, Core i7-1255U CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. We like this config because you get more than just entry-level specs, such as 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD.
Best Buy laptop deals: up to $500 off Windows laptops @ Best Buy
Tech retailer Best Buy is offering select Windows laptops with a sizeable discount of up to $500 in this limited-time sale. Included in the sale is the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus for $749 (that's $480 off). It sports a 12.3-inch touch screen display, Intel Core i5, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. It also comes packed with a black type cover that sports a full keyboard.
Lenovo ThinkPad sale: over 75% off select laptops @ Lenovo
Memorial Day sales have started at Lenovo. The PC manufacturer is knocking over 75% off select laptops, including ThinkPads and IdeaPads. Plus, you can use coupon code "SURPRISEOFFER" at checkout to take an extra $100 off. After discount, you can get the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10 for $1,618 (50% off, pictured) via coupon "SURPRISEOFFER".
HP laptop deals: up to 70% off laptops @ HP
HP is currently offering up to 70% off a whole range of their laptops. Included in the sale are popular models such as the Pavilion, Spectre, and OMEN/ Envy gaming laptops. They even offer free shipping. After discount, laptops start as low as $229.
HP Envy 15" Laptop: was $1,149 now $799 @ Best Buy
This HP Envy combines the best of a traditional laptop with a tablet-style device thanks to its 2-in-1 design. It's 15.6-inch FHD touchscreen display makes working significantly easier, and underneath the slick chassis you'll find an Intel Core i7 processor, Intel Iris Xe graphics, 16GB of RAM an 512GB SSD for storage.
Acer Swift X Laptop: was $900 now $799 @ Amazon
Designed for high-performance, this Acer Swift X laptop is a sleek laptop with solid specs. It comes equipped with a 14-inch Full HD display, AMD Ryzen 7 5825U CPU, Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti GPU, 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. It's also got a biometric fingerprint reader for quickly booting up.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4: was $899 now $799 @ Best Buy
This Microsoft Surface laptop is one of the best around for productivity thanks to its 11-hour battery life, comfortable keyboard, and slim design. This fourth-generation model features an AMD Ryzen 5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5: was $1,799 now $1,499 @ Amazon
The ultra-portable Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 has been sliced $300 off at Amazon. It sports a 15-inch PixelSense touchscreen, a 12th-Gen Intel i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD for storage. This sleek and lightweight device includes a full-sized and very comfy keyboard. Although we noted in our Surface Laptop 5 review that its design is rather outdated and its battery life is underwhelming.
Acer Nitro 5 w/ RTX 3050: was $839 now $730 @ Amazon
The Acer Nitro 5 is a solid budget gaming laptop, featuring an Intel Core i5-10300H CPU, 8 GB RAM, 256GB storage and a 1080p 144Hz screen. This laptop is a great choice for gamers who want to play big-budget games at moderate settings.
Alienware x14 Gaming Laptop: was $1,499 now $899 @ Dell
Editor's Choice! The Alienware x14 is an ultra-thin gaming rig that packs style and substance in a travel friendly design. In our Alienware x14 review, we called it a more-than-competent portable gaming rig that delivers solid performance thanks to its RTX 30 series GPU and advanced cooling features. This config features a 14-inch 1080p LCD with 144Hz refresh rate, Core i5-12500 CPU, 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and RTX 3050 GPU.
Acer Predator Helios 300: was $1,499 now $999 @ Best Buy
The Acer Predator Helios 300 is a good mid-range gaming laptop at a steep discount. This model comes with a bevy of high-quality components, including an Nvidia GeForce 3060 GPU, an Intel Core i7 12700H CPU, 16 GB RAM and a 512 GB SSD. The device is currently available at a $500 discount — a significant 1/3 off of its usual retail price.
Dell G16 Gaming Laptop: was $1,399 now $1,099 @ Dell
This Dell G16 features a 16-inch 2560 x 1600 QHD 165Hz LCD, Core i7-12700H CPU, 16GB of RAM, 1TB SSD, and an RTX 3060 6GB GPU. It's a reasonably priced machine for the casual PC gamer who doesn't require too much processing power.
Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 Gaming Laptop: was $1,649 now $1,099 @ Best Buy
The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 Gaming Laptop has just been slashed $550 off at Best Buy, dropping it to $1,099. While it was $100 cheaper on Presidents' Day, this is still a rare deal. Underneath its sleek casing, you'll find an AMD Ryzen 9 CPU, AMD Radeon RX 6700S GPU, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. It also packs a 14-inch display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It's a great pick for newcomers to the world of PC gaming and veterans alike and we rank it as the best gaming laptop you can buy.
MacBook Air (M1/256GB): was $999 now $799 @ Amazon
The MacBook Air offers fantastic performance thanks to its Apple Silicon. The M1 CPU also helped it reach over 14 hours on our battery test. It features a 13.3-inch Retina display, Apple M1 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. It's no longer Apple's flagship, but it's a solid deal at this price.
MacBook Air (M2/256GB): was $1,199 now $1,049 @ Amazon
The MacBook Air M2 boasts a load of new features. It includes a larger 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display (2560 x 1664), Apple's new M2 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. B&H Photo offers the same price.
MacBook Pro 13" (M2/256GB): was $1,299 now $1,099 @ Amazon
The 2022 MacBook Pro sports a 13.3-inch Retina display (2560 x 1600), Apple's new M2 CPU w/ 10 core GPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. In our MacBook Pro 13-inch M2 review, we said it delivers mind-blowing performance and an epic 18:20 battery life. It's only $50 off, so we recommend waiting till it's at least $100 off. (It's dropped to $1,049 in the past). By comparison, B&H Photo has it for $1,099.
MacBook Pro 14" (M2 Pro/512GB): was $1,999 now $1,749 @ B&H Photo
Lowest price! 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. By comparison, Amazon has it for $1,935.
Prime Day vs. Memorial Day laptop sales
While Memorial Day is an excellent time to buy a new laptop, we expect that Prime Day will be celebrated in July 2023. That begs the question — are Prime Day laptop deals better than Memorial Day laptop sales? Prime Day deals tend to focus on Amazon hardware, such as Fire tablets, Echo speakers, and Fire TV Sticks. Yes, there will be laptop deals on Prime Day, but Memorial Day often offers a bigger assortment of laptop deals because the retail holiday will be celebrated by the majority of major retailers. (By comparison, Prime Day is mainly an Amazon event).
When is Memorial Day 2023?
Memorial Day is traditionally held on the last Monday of the month. This year, it will be celebrated on Monday, May 29. But we expect to see Memorial Day laptop sales much earlier than that. Historically the best deals usually begin around the middle of the month, so it pays to be alert.
Memorial Day laptop sales — what deals to expect
Memorial Day has proven to be one of the best times of the year to buy a new laptop. Retailers from Amazon to Walmart offer sitewide discounts on all types of laptops. Whether you're in the market for a cheap student laptop or looking for a MacBook Pro sale, if you can wait till Memorial Day — we recommend making your laptop purchase then as we expect to see several of our favorite machines drop to new lowest prices ever.