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Memorial Day laptop sales 2021: Best deals right now

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Memorial Day laptop sales are sticking around even though the day itself is finished. However, these sales are only going to last a short while longer, so shop now while these discounts are still available.   

That means you have only a limited time to find some pretty great deals on everything from Chromebooks to MacBooks. You'll find a wide range of discounts at retailers including Walmart, Best Buy, and Amazon., though some of the best deals come from the laptop makers themselves.

Laptops are often among the most in-demand products during seasonal sales, so it's no surprise that Memorial Day sales typically include a lot of new laptop deals. And that's a good thing for shoppers because it means retailers are competing to offer the deepest discounts.

Some of the strongest Memorial Day laptop sales still running include up to $500 off laptops at the Microsoft Store. If you're after a budget machine, HP has its HP 15z on sale for just $319.99 ($50 off). 

Below you’ll find our top picks of the best Memorial Day laptop sales still active, including models from Lenovo, HP, and Apple. Now that Memorial Day is over, it's time to get ready for Prime Day sales — don't worry we'll be flagging the best offers throughout the event. 

Top 5 Memorial Day laptop sales now

Memorial Day Laptop sales under $299

HP Chromebook 14

Lenovo 14 S330 Chromebook : was $239 now $179 @ Walmart
If you're looking for a device for at-home learning, this Lenovo Chromebook should get the job done. It offers a 14-inch HD display, a MediaTek quad-core processor, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of EMMc storage for less than $180. 

Dell Chromebook 11 3000

Dell Chromebook 11 3100: was $349 now $239 @ Dell
This durable Chromebook offering from Dell is great for young kids, and can survive drops and spills without slowing down. It's got pretty solid specs considering the price with a Celeron CPU, 4GB of RAM and an 11.6-inch HD display.  

Memorial Day Laptop sales under $599

HP 15z

HP 15z: was $429 now $319 @ HP
This mid-range laptop is perfect for students, or those just looking for a device for everyday use. It features a 15.6-inch LCD display, AMD Athlon Gold CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a speed 128GB SSD. We'd suggest getting some of the optional upgrades such as a 1080p LCD (+$60) and a Ryzen 3 CPU (+$20). 

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Gateway 14" Laptop: was $699 now $429 @ Walmart
This laptop may be small, but don't let its size fool you. This 14-inch Gateway laptop has plenty of power under the hood. It contains a 14/1-inch LCD display, Core i5 CPU, 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Walmart has just two color options remaining, the Gateway's laptop available in either pink or blue.

Galaxy Chromebook 4K

Galaxy Chromebook 2: was $699 now $99 w/ trade-in @ Samsung
The Samsung Chromebook 2 is available for just $99 with an eligible trade-in at Samsung. But if you don't have a tablet, PC or phone you trade in, you can still get $200 off, bringing the Galaxy Chromebook 2's price down to $499. The Galaxy Chromebook 2 boasts a gorgeous QLED screen, an Intel Core i3 processor, and 128GB SSD of storage. 

Memorial Day Laptop sales over $600

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Surface Pro 7 w/ Type Cover: was $1,329 now $1,048 @ Walmart
The Surface Pro 7 is ideal if you want a hybrid laptop and tablet for multi-functional use. With Windows 10 built-in, plus a great display and a high-quality type cover, the Surface Pro 7 can pretty much do it all. At almost $300 off, this is one of the best Memorial Day laptop deals currently available — that may be why supplies are running low, so act quickly.

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Lenovo Legion Y540 15: was $1,299 now $1,089 @ Walmart
If you're in the market for a gaming laptop, this sleek Lenovo option is a powerful rig without unnecessarily extreme specs that just inflate the price tag. Boasting a 15.6-inch Full HD display with a 144 Hz refresh rate, a 9th Gen Intel Core i7 processer, 16GB of RAM, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060, and a 512GB SDD. it has everything a gamer could want. 


Memorial Day Laptop sales — Apple

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MacBook Air M1 256GB: was $999 now $949 @ Amazon
This MacBook Air makes use of Apple's super impressive M1 chip, it's currently $50 off at Amazon. In the past, Amazon MacBook deals have always sold out very quickly, so this deal likely won't stick around for long.

MacBook Air M1

MacBook Air 256GB (early 2020): was $1,099 now $979 @ Amazon
This may not be the latest model of MacBook Air, but it can still hold its own. If you're after a Macbook for a sub-$1,000 price then you can go wrong with this early 2020 model. It has a beautiful 13.3-inch Retina display, 256GB SSD and a 10th Gen Intel Core i5 GPU. 

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MacBook Pro M1 256GB: was $1,299 now $1,199 @ Amazon
The MacBook Pro with Apple's powerful M1 chip is currently $100 off at Amazon. Sporting a beautiful Retina display, 17 hours of battery and a 256GB SSD, this is a speedy laptop that comes in top of its class. This machine was $100 cheaper yesterday however. 

16-inch MacBook Pro

MacBook Pro 16" (2020): was $2,799 now $2,599 @ Amazon
This MacBook Pro is currently $200 off at Amazon. This version comes with a Core i9 processor, 16GB of RAM 1 TB of storage, and AMD Radeon Pro 5500M graphics. Amazon also had a sale on the Core i7-based machine, but that's out of stock as of this writing.

Memorial Day Laptop sales — sitewide sales

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MS Store laptop deals: up to $500 off @ MS Store
The Microsoft Store is taking up to $500 off a huge range of laptops, including entry-level models, powerful gaming rigs, and devices perfect for multi-tasking. The Surface Go 2 for $399 is our current pick of the bunch. 

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HP laptop deals: up to $200 off laptops
HP seems to run endless sales, but the prices get really tempting around major holidays, so there's plenty to catch your eye over the Memorial Day period. Take the HP Envy 17T for $799, which features a 17.3-inch display, 11th Gen Intel 15 CPU, 8GB of RAM and 1TB HDD with 128GB SSD for storage — it's available for a $150 discount. The HP Spectre x360 Convertible Laptop, meanwhile, is $200 off.

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Best Buy laptop deals: up to $60 off select Chromebook laptops @ Best Buy
Best Buy is currently offering discounts on Chromebook laptops, and while some of the bigger savings have been snapped up, you can still grab devices at up to to $60 off. Take the HP Chromebook 14, which has dropped from $259 to $199; you get a 14-inch display and an AMD Dual-Core A4 in a rugged frame.

Rory is a staff writer at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics including tech news, deals, gaming, streaming and more. When he’s not writing hot takes on the latest gaming hardware and streaming shows, he can be found watching a borderline unhealthy amount of movies and being thoroughly disappointed by his terrible football team.