Finding yourself bored this summer and in the market for a new gaming PC? Bring in the 4th of July sales at HP, Lenovo, Dell, and Best Buy where you’ll find hundreds of gaming capable laptops and desktops at the lowest prices for Summer 2015. Listing every PC individually would be about the size of a eBook, but we’ve combed through the bargains and listed the best deals from each respective retailer and manufacturer for this holiday weekend.
HP went all out on their 4th of July Laptop/Desktop sale with impressive sitewide discount with 25% off and 30% off coupon codes you can apply at checkout. That brings prices down to about we saw on Black Friday 2014, and the lowest prices ever on new 2015 models. But it’s actually even better because there’s a mail-in rebate opportunity we can grab up to $250 off this way making incredibly good deals.
If you’re looking at our list below and thinking to yourself, “wait a minute, a GeForce GTX 745 processor isn’t much for gaming”… the good news is that all HP laptops and desktops allows for customization and for a extra bucks you can upgrade to as high as a GeForce GTX 980 GPU.
- 17.3″ HP Envy i7-5500U, 16GB, 512GB SSD, GTX 950M — $939.99 (list $1,700)
- 15.6″ HP Envy i7-5500U, GT 850M, 16GB — $684.99 (list $1,280)
- 15.6″ HP Envy Slim i7-4722HQ, 8GB, GTX 950M — $634.99 (list $900)
- HP ENVY Phoenix 810se PC, i7-4820K, GTX 745, 12GB — $729.99 (list $1,300)
- HP ENVY Phoenix 850qe PC, i7-4790, GTX 745 — $694.99 (list $1,100)
Lenovo prices aren’t bad, but nothing’s hitting a new historic low prices for the Fourth of July. Having said that, almost everything is just about tying its best ever price – and that includes the already Uber cheap Y40 laptop which gets you a 14-inch gaming laptop for under $650.
A noteworthy deal is the new Lenovo Z51. It’s a brand new laptop Lenovo released just last month with an AMD TROPO XT2 graphics card (rebranded Radeon R9 375M GPU from what we’ve gathered) – this turns this “multimedia” laptop into a casual/medium gaming-capable machine hitting an all new low by $70 after coupon.
- 17.3″ Lenovo Y70 i7-4710HQ, GTX 860M — $1,099 (list $1,400)
- 15.6″ Lenovo Y50 i7-4720HQ, GTX 860M, 16GB — $989 (list $1,600)
- 15.6″ Lenovo Z51 i7-5500U, 8GB, AMD TROPO XT2 — $799 (list $1,180)
- 14″ Lenovo Y40-80 i7-5500U, Radeon R9 M275, 8GB — $629 (list $1,150)
Dell’s 4th of July sale pretty much ignores gaming laptops and desktops with the exception Alienware. While they’re not even actually the cheapest Alienware laptops they do come with a free 32-inch TV. The bonus is only valid on select Alienware 13, Alienware 15, and Alienware 17 laptops and even an upgraded Aliewnare Alpha compact gaming desktop. The HDTV is a $200 value so it adds up to be a decent bonus.
- 17.3″ Alienware i7-4710HQ, GTX 970M, 16GB + LG 32″ TV — $1,799.99 (list $2,080)
- 15.6″ Alienware i5-4210H, GTX 970M + Free LG 32″ TV — $1,349.99 (list $1,630)
- 13.3″ Alienware i5-5200U, GTX 960M + Free LG 32″ TV — $1,299.99 (list $1,580)
- Alienware Alpha i3-4130T, GTX 860M, 8GB + LG 32″ TV — $699.99 (list $980)
Best Buy’s sale is what we should call a true Fourth of July gaming PC sale. They’re calling it an “All Gaming PCs on Sale” promotion and that’s no joke – there are hundreds of laptops and desktops on sale and actually makes it hard to look through his there’s so many options. We boiled it down to the best two dozen or so on this page but to get a quicker snapshot is listed though top picks of those below.
If you dare browse the sale on your own, bare in mind you should be looking for our large instant savings discounts. That means anything with $50 or less in savings is not going to cut it. Probably the best deal in the sale is the Alienware Alpha for $399.99 – that ties its all time low and gets you a gaming PC for the price of an Xbox One or PS4.
17.3″ MSI Apache i7-4720HQ, 12GB, GTX 965M — $1,049.99 (list $1,350) CybertronPC Borg-709 PC AMD FX-6300, GT 750 — $679.99 (list $800) Alienware Alpha PC i3-4130T, GTX 860M — $399.99 (list $550)
Update: Best Buy’s sale has now expired as of writing.