Laptop Deals: Why Right Now Is One Of The Best Times To Get One

The Inspiron 15R Touch laptop is included in Dell's July 4th saleIf you are looking for a laptop deal, now would be a good time to get one, according to a report from the price predicting site Decide.com.

According to Decide, there are three particular times of the year when laptop prices tend to be at their lowest.

One is right now, June and July.

The second time is right – after – everyone heads back to school, late September.

And the third time mentioned, and what they consider the “best” time for the lowest laptop prices, is in the midst of the busy holiday shopping season – December.

Decide’s report says that the average price of laptops dip about 10% during June/July and late September, and about 20% in December.

Decide spokeswoman Shauna Causey told NFS today that Decide.com does take sales, such as the current July 4th laptop sales, into consideration when computing price predictions.

There are quite a few laptops included in July 4th sales right now.

Visiting some of our regular haunts, we ran across Best Buy’s “4th of July Savings Event,” which has an ASUS 14″ 500GB, 4GB RAM, laptop on sale for $279, along with an HP 2000 laptop with a sleeve, mouse, flash drive and anti-virus software, for $299.

We found that TigerDirect has a refurbished 11.6″ ASUS Notebook PC with 4GB RAM, a 500 harddrive, and a multi-touch screen, for $299 after a rebate, and a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E430 Notebook PC for $599 ($130 off list price) in their July 4th sale, amongst other laptops.

Amazon’s July 4th sale includes up to 20% off laptops – the list is here.

Dell.com has their Inspiron 15z (non-touch) and two versions of their Inspiron 15R Touch discounted in their July 4th sale. Dell has a back-to-school special going on as well – a $200 gift card for students purchasing a qualifying PC (over $699).

Newegg.com has an Hp Spectre 13.3″ Ultrabook on sale for $629 ($350 off their list price). They also – had – a Lenovo G580 (59359680) Notebook in their July 4th sale, but we see it is sold out as of publication time.

What other July 4th laptop sales have you found online this week?

Let us know about them in the comments section below – or join NFS for free and let’s talk about them in the forums!

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Jimmy is an assistant editor and a writer here at News For Shoppers. He has more than two decades of experience in the shopping industry, having worked in sales and marketing in both the technology and fashion industries.