It’s Labor Day Weekend as we approach the first Monday of September (that’d be September 2nd for those not keeping track), and Back to School Season is in full swing. If you’re still looking for a cheap laptop on sale during this Labor Day weekend, we’ve got you covered! We’ve scoured the web for the cheapest laptop deals during this holiday weekend. Prices range from $399 for budget laptops to fully-equipped performance laptops at only $949.
All of the laptop deals this weekend are sold directly by their manufacturers (Dell, Lenovo, and HP). You’ll find that many of these are decisively cheaper than the prices you’d see at Costco, Best Buy, Staples and other third-party retailers. (When you cut out one of the middle men, things tend to get cheap fast).
We’ve ranked the laptops from #1 to #5 in relation to price, performance, and the “deal” availability (i.e. if it’s a rare deal, it ranks higher). All of the laptops listed except for the $399 Inspiron 17 come with the latest 4th Generation “Haswell” processors from Intel. These processors bring improved battery life and better performance overall when compared to their 3rd Generation “Ivy Bridge” counterparts. When you buy any of these, you can be sure you’re buying the latest technology (released just this year in June!).
#1 HP Envy 15t Quad Edition Haswell Core i7-4700MQ
$778.99 at HP. Free shipping. Use coupon: SVD8492
A similar laptop cost $800 at Costco. No thanks! HP currently has free shipping during its Labor Day sale. This is the cheapest Core i7 laptop (Intel’s top-of-the-line processor) you’ll find currently on the market.
#2 Dell Inspiron 15R Touchscreen Haswell Core i5-4200U
$549.99 at Dell after coupon 5D?0D15W9LP822.
Update: New coupon! Now $600 vs the Labor Day price of $550. Its $50 more but it sure as heck beats the list price of $720. This is a great choice if you just need a laptop with the latest processor. You’ll be hard pressed to find another 4th Gen Core i5 processor laptop at this price point, especially one with a touchscreen.
#3 Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p Laptop Haswell Core i7-4700MQ
$949.00 at Lenovo. Free shipping. Use coupon: GETGIFTS
This is our Editor’s Pick for a performance 15-inch laptop. You get a Full HD 1080p display panel along with a very fast mid-range GeForce GT 750M and 8GB of system RAM. If you’re buying this for a gamer, they’ll definitely appreciate the Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p. Previously $949 with Labor Day coupon code LABORDEALS, which expired on September 4th.
#3 Dell Inspiron 17 Core i3-3227U
$499.99 at Dell. No coupon required!
Update: Expired on September 4th but now available again! Our pick for a budget-friendly desktop replacement laptop is the Inspiron 17 laptop, coming in at $499.99 with free shipping from Dell. If you need a large screen that can handle all the basic computing tasks you want to throw at it, this is the perfect fit. Comes with 4GB of system RAM and a 500GB hard drive – plenty for storing pictures and documents.
#5 HP Envy 17t Quad Edition Haswell Core i7-4700MQ
$917.99 at HP. Use coupon MU2713
This Envy 17 is fully equipped with a Full HD 1080p display panel, a Blu-ray drive to watch movies on the high-definition large 17.1-inch display, plus it comes with a mid-range GeForce GT 740M graphics card, giving the gamer in your family the option to play the latest titles. The Labor Day HP coupon expires on September 7, so act fast.