The best tech deals for the July Fourth weekend


Tomorrow is July Fourth, or Independence Day if you live in the US. Like all major US holidays, there are some good sales happening on tech that are worth mentioning. We’ve listed the best ones we know about below, broken up by category. Many of them are happening through tomorrow night, so it’s best to hurry if you want to get your shopping on. Though, some of them last for a few more days.


Acer is offering a 20 percent discount on almost anything from its online store, including laptops, monitors, desktops, accessories, and more. Use the code JULY2020 at checkout to save. In terms of exclusions, certain products listed here can’t be discounted.

Lenovo’s new Legion 5 gaming laptop is discounted at Best Buy to a great price. Usually $1,100, paying $950 will get you a capable laptop with Intel’s 10th Gen Core i7-10750H processor, Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics chip, 8GB of RAM, a 512GB PCIe SSD, and a 15.6-inch display with a 120Hz refresh rate.

A quick note: I recently reviewed the $989 configuration of Lenovo’s IdeaPad Gaming 3, and I’d recommend this Legion 5 over it based on specs alone. You’re getting a superior graphics chip here for less.


Best Buy is offering a fantastic deal on Samsung’s 65-inch RU8000 4K HDR TV. Usually $900, it’s down to $600. This is Samsung’s previous 8-series model and it’s tough to find in stock at most retailers, but in a few ways it’s the preferable option over the newer TU8000 TV. It features four HDMI ports to three in the latest version, and it has a 120Hz refresh rate, while the new model is only 60Hz. Additionally, this TV supports AirPlay 2 and it’s wall-mountable…Read more>>