July 4th Laptop Deals Expiring Soon: Grab These Discounts on Apple, Lenovo, HP, Dell and More

Apple MacBook, HP Chromebook, Elitebook on Fourth of July background


Although the Fourth of July has come and gone, you can still grab some excellent deals on a new laptop that can greatly upgrade your daily life. Whether you prefer an Apple MacBook, a Windows laptop or a Google Chromebook, you can save hundreds of dollars if you act now. We’ve compiled the best sales from Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart for you. Just be sure to make your selection soon. We’ll continue to update this list throughout the holiday weekend, but prices may fluctuate and the best deals won’t last, so grab them while you can.

Hey, did you know? CNET Deals texts are free, easy and save you money.

Best July 4th laptop sales


Apple’s latest MacBook Air, the M3-powered 2024 model, is down to just $999 in the 13-inch size. That’s $100 off its usual price. Add to that an on-page coupon on Amazon for $49 and the price drops to $950. 

Discounts are also available on different specs, including the 15-inch version. 


A cheap way to get both the touchscreen functionality of a tablet and the built-in keyboard of a laptop is with this great two-in-one from HP. It has up to 10 hours and 15 minutes of mixed battery usage, Wi-Fi 6, an Intel N100 processor and 64GB of storage. On top of this, it has 4GB of RAM, a full 14-inch HD touchscreen and a sky-blue finish. It’s a solid option for under $300.


The Samsung Galaxy Book 4 Pro is a mighty laptop with a beautiful 3K AMOLED touchscreen display that’s not only convenient but will have whatever you’re working on or watching looking sublime. It’s also got a 1TB solid-state drive and 16GB of RAM, so it’s got no issue with memory or speed. 


This Lenovo Ideapad offers a 15.6-inch screen, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD, so it works for handling everyday work tasks, streaming and travel. It’s now $170 off and perfect for students on a budget. Best Buy is also throwing in a complimentary six-month subscription to Norton 360 virus protection software, which protects up to three devices.

Walmart laptop sales

Best Buy laptop sales

Amazon laptop sales

More July 4th laptop sales

Should I buy a laptop around July 4th? 

If you’ve been holding off on picking up a new laptop or tempted to make an upgrade, the week of Fourth of July is a great time (even if the main date has now passed) with deals shaving off hundreds of dollars from typical asking prices. Amazon Prime Day isn’t far away either, so if you don’t see anything you like, you know that sales event is around the corner, too. Black Friday is usually the absolute best time of year to score the steepest savings, so if you can wait until late November, you may get a better deal. That’s many months away, and if you need a laptop for heading back to school, now’s the time to buy.

What are the best July 4th laptop sales?

Sales come and go throughout the year, but the biggest retailers are always pretty dependable when it comes to laptop sales. That’s no different for Fourth of July sales, with Amazon, Walmart, Target, Best Buy and Costco all taking part, among others. The main day has now gone, but there’s still plenty to choose from with manufacturers like LG, HP, Dell and the like getting in on the action with deals available directly on their sites. We’ll be monitoring all of these throughout the event. 

How we choose the best July 4th laptop sales

Many of us here at CNET have covered shopping events for over five years, including Black Friday, Prime Day, Memorial Day and countless other shopping events. In that time, we’ve learned how to spot the best deals among a sea of thousands of superficial offers and scams, and we only surface the best offers from trusted retailers.

We look for real discounts, quality reviews and remaining sale time when choosing laptop deals to show you. We have a team of devoted experts who have tested hundreds of smart home devices to make sure we’re only bringing you the best of the best.

  • Real discounts mean genuine savings. We check pricing history for products listed as on sale so we know when it’s a case of an inflated list price rather than an actual discount. 
  • Quality reviews and testing are super important for any product, and especially when it comes to the laptop you’re going to use every day. A discount isn’t worthwhile if it results in a subpar product experience, no matter how much you saved. 
  • Remaining sale time is important, too. Some deals are only around for a short time or may be limited in supply. If that’s the case, we’ll let you know upfront so you don’t come back to the deal later only to be disappointed.