Best 4th of July Tech Sales: MacBook Pro, Echo Show and More

July Fourth is here and retailers are offering an abundance of Independence Day deals in the hopes they'll get you to do some online shopping before you celebrate the holiday.

Standout deals so far include $500 off the mid-2015 15.4-inch MacBook Pro, which is now selling for $1,499.99 at Best Buy. It has a Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD.

Amazon also has the WD 1TB My Passport Portable HDD for an astonishingly low price of $45.21. That's the best price we've ever seen for this HDD. 

Also note that Prime Day deals have already started with Amazon's main deals arriving July 16. Here are the top 4th of July sales so far.


Amazon hasn't officially announced a July Fourth sale, but we're noticing a lot of deals on Amazon devices and other gear. Keep in mind, some of these may be a few bucks cheaper on Prime Day, but in the meantime, there are the best at the moment:

The deals don't end there. Through July 17, Prime members can take $10 off Prime Pantry orders of $40 or more via coupon code "PANTRY". Plus, you get a free 30-day trial membership. (Otherwise, Prime Pantry costs $4.99 per month for Prime members).

Last but not least, Amazon is taking $10 off your first two Prime Now orders (placed via Amazon or Whole Foods) via coupon code "20PRIMEDAY". The coupon is valid through July 17 and both orders must be placed by July 31.


Dell is celebrating Black Friday in July with a variety of deals on everything from its XPS laptops to its biggest Alienware rigs. The deals will roll out throughout the month and some of the best offers of the moment include: 

  • XPS 13 9360 from $749.99 (up to $100 off): Use coupon "50OFF499" on the base model (Core i3-7100U/4GB/128GB) to drop its price to $749.99 or use coupon "100OFF999" to drop the premium model (Core i5-7200U/8GB/256GB) down to $899.99.
  • XPS 9370 from $1,069.99 ($100 off): Use coupon "100OFF999" to drop our recommended configuration (Core i5-8250U/8GB/256GB) down to $1,069.99.
  • G3 15 w/ GTX 1050 for $679.99 ($70 off)
  • Alienware 15 w/ GTX 1070 for $1,399.99 ($750 off)
  • Bose QuietComfort 25 Headphones for $169 ($30 off)


Amazon's biggest rival, Walmart is slashing the price on a variety of gear, from iPads to TVs. 

Walmart is also offering a rare coupon for new Walmart Grocery customers. Simply use coupon code "WALMART3" to take $10 off Walmart Grocery pickup orders of $50 or more. (You enter the coupon at the final checkout stage). The coupon can be used with up to three separate orders and expires July 31.

Best Buy

Best Buy is deal headquarters for Apple fans. The retailer is currently taking up to $500 off MacBooks and $120 off the Apple Watch Series 2 Stainless Steel Edition. There's also a big discount for Galaxy fans.


Newegg has a variety of sales that will last through July 4.

Check back as we update our roundup with further deals as we get closer to Independence Day.

Louis Ramirez

As deals editor-in-chief at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets, appliances, and apparel. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. He's also always on the look out for the best coupon codes to use when shopping. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.