Summer savings on laptops, smartphones and smartwatches – Ars Technica

It’s summer, but if you’ve been stuck at work, now might be a good time to update your workspace. If you need a new laptop or mobile workstation, we’ve rounded up some of the best deals from Apple, Dell, HP and Lenovo.

If you extend your Personal With computing on your phone or your wrist, the start of summer brings some meaningful savings on smartphones and smartwatches. If you have a child at home, it’s never too early to start thinking about back-to-school supplies. So whether you’re shopping for yourself or looking for equipment for your kids, check out our list of personal computer deals.

HP laptops and mobile workstations

It is made of anodized aluminum and carbon fiber.
Zoom in / It is made of anodized aluminum and carbon fiber.

Valentina Palladino

  • HP ZBook Firefly G9 (16-inch, Intel Core i7-1260P) for $1,699 ($3,055) HP
  • HP ZBook Firefly G9 (16-inch, Intel Core i5-1240P) for $1,499 ($2,843) HP
  • HP ZBook Power G9 (15.6-inch, Intel Core i7-12800H and RTX A1000) for $2,499 ($4,416) HP
  • HP ZBook Power G9 (15.6-inch, Intel Core i5-12600H and RTX A1000) for $1,699 ($3,242) HP
  • HP ZBook Fury G9 (16-inch, Intel Core i9-12950HX and RTX A4500) for $3,649 ($7,395) HP
  • HP ZBook Fury G9 (16-inch, Intel Core i7-12800HX and RTX A2000) for $2,899 ($5,084) HP
  • HP ZBook Fury G9 (16-inch, Intel Core i7-12800HX and AMD Radeon Pro W6600M) for $2,749 ($5,084) HP
  • HP ZBook Fury G9 (16-inch, Intel Core i7-12800HX and RTX A3000) for $3,219 ($5,622) HP
  • HP Oman Laptop (17.3-inch, Intel Core i7-13700HX and RTX 4060) for $1,250 ($1,700) HP
  • HP Omen Transcend Laptop (16-inch, Intel Core i7-13700HX and RTX 4070) for $1,700 ($2,000) HP
  • HP Specter x360 (13.5-inch, Intel Core i7-1255U) for $1,100 ($1,520) HP
  • HP Specter x360 (16-inch, Intel Core i7-13700H) for $1,300 ($1,750) HP

Lenovo laptops and mobile workstations

The 14-inch and 13-inch models will have FHD displays with touch and non-touch options, as well as FreeSync technology.
Zoom in / The 14-inch and 13-inch models will have FHD displays with touch and non-touch options, as well as FreeSync technology.

Valentina Palladino

  • Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 2 (13-inch, Intel Core i5-1135G7) for $558 after X13G2CLEARANCE coupon ($2,159) Lenovo
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10 (14-inch, Intel Core i7-1270P) for $1,624 after THINKTECHDEALS1 coupon ($3,609) Lenovo
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 11 (14-inch, Intel Core i7-1365U) for $1,802 after THINKTECHDEALS1 coupon ($3,319) Lenovo
  • Lenovo Legion Pro 5 Gen 8 (16-inch, AMD Ryzen 5 7645HX and RTX 4050) for $1,140 ($1,430) Lenovo
  • Lenovo Legion Pro 5i Gen 8 (16-inch, Intel Core i5-13500HX and RTX 4050) for $1,220 ($1,480) Lenovo
  • Lenovo ThinkPad P16 (16-inch, Intel Core i9-12900HX and RTX A4500) for $2,839 ($4,260) Lenovo
  • Lenovo ThinkPad P16 (16-inch, Intel Core i9-12950HX and RTX A4500) for $2,679 ($6,699) Lenovo
  • Lenovo ThinkPad P16 (16-inch, Intel Core i7-12800HX and RTX A1000) for $1,449 ($3,619) Lenovo
  • Lenovo Legion 7 Gen 7 (16-inch, AMD Ryzen 7 6800H and Radeon RX 6700M) for $1,500 ($2,300) Lenovo
  • Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 5 (16-inch, Intel Core i7-12800H and RTX 3070 Ti) for $2,139 ($5,339) Lenovo
  • Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 5 (16-inch, Intel Core i9-12900H and RTX 3080 Ti) for $2,689 ($6,729) Lenovo
  • Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 5 (16-inch, Intel Core i7-12800H and RTX A4500) for $2,439 ($6,099) Lenovo
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X13s (13-inch, Qualcomm Snapdragon) for $1,063 ($2,169) Lenovo
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Dell laptops, mobile workstations and gaming desktops

  • Dell XPS 15 (15-inch, Intel Core i7-12700H and RTX 3050) for $1,099 ($1,899) Tel
  • Dell XPS 15 (15-inch, Intel Core i9-12900HK and RTX 3050 Ti) for $2,149 ($2,899) Tel
  • Dell XPS 17 (17-inch, Intel Core i7-12700H and RTX 3050) for $1,699 ($2,549) Tel
  • Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1 (14-inch, Ryezen 5-5625U) for $500 (was $800) Tel
  • Dell Alienware x15 R2 (15-inch, Intel Core i9-12900H and RTX 3080) for $2,000 ($3,200) Tel
  • Dell Alienware Aurora R13 Desktop (Intel Core i7-12700F and RTX 3060) for $1,200 ($2,170) Tel
  • Dell Alienware Aurora R13 Desktop (Intel Core i9-12900F and RTX 3080) for $1,800 ($2,900) Tel
  • Dell Vostro 7620 (16-inch, Intel Core i7-12700H and RTX 3050 Ti) for $999 ($2,306) Tel
  • Dell Vostro (14-inch, Intel Core i5-1335U) for $699 ($1,326) Tel

Apple laptops, tablets and desktops

That glossy screen isn't exactly suitable for outdoors, but you won't be using it outside anyway.
Zoom in / That glossy screen isn’t exactly suitable for outdoors, but you won’t be using it outside anyway.

Samuel Oxon

  • Apple MacBook Air (15-inch, M2) for $1,234 ($1,299) Amazon
  • Apple MacBook Air (13.6-inch, M2) for $982 ($1,099) Amazon
  • Apple MacBook Pro (13.3-inch, M2) for $1,099 ($1,299) Amazon
  • Apple MacBook Pro (14-inch, M2 Pro) for $1,749 ($1,999) Amazon
  • Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch, M2 Pro) for $2,299 ($2,499) Amazon
  • Apple iPad 10th Generation (10.9-inch, A14 Bionic) for $400 ($449) Amazon
  • Apple iPad 9th Generation (10.2-inch, A13 Bionic) for $270 ($329) Amazon
  • Apple iPad Air 5th Generation (10.9-inch, M1) for $500 ($599) Amazon
  • Apple iPad mini 6th Generation (8.3-inch, A15 Bionic) for $400 ($499) Amazon
  • Apple iPad Pro (12.9-inch, M2) for $1,049 ($1,099) Amazon
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Smartphones

The Pixel 7 is pretty cool
Zoom in / The Pixel 7 comes in a beautiful “Hazel” color.

Google

  • Google Pixel 7a for $489 (was $499). Amazon
  • Google Pixel 7 for $599 ($699) with a $100 Amazon Gift Card Amazon
  • Google Pixel 7 Pro for $699 ($899) Amazon
  • Google Pixel 6 for $398 (was $599). Amazon
  • Motorola Edge+ for $500 ($1,000). Motorola
  • Motorola Moto G 5G for $200 (was $400). Motorola
  • Motorola Edge 30 Fusion for $450 (was $700). Motorola
  • Motorola Edge for $350 (was $600). Motorola
  • OnePlus 11 5G for $699 (was $799). OnePlus
  • Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra for $975 ($1,200) Best buy
  • The Samsung Galaxy S23 was priced at $700 ($800). Best buy
  • Samsung Galaxy S23+ for $825 ($1,000). Best buy

Smartwatches, wearables and fitness trackers

You can tap on your training status to see all the factors that go into the rating.
Zoom in / You can tap on your training status to see all the factors that go into the rating.

Corey Gaskin

  • Apple Watch SE 2nd Gen Cellular 44mm for $299 (was $329) Best buy
  • Apple Watch SE 2nd Gen 44 mm for $249 (was $279). Best buy
  • Apple Watch SE 2nd Gen 40 mm for $219 (was $249). Best buy
  • Apple Watch Ultra 49mm for $749 (was $799). Best buy
  • The Apple Watch Series 8 Cellular 45mm was $459 ($529). Best buy
  • Apple Watch Series 8 45mm for $359 (was $429). Best buy
  • Apple Watch Series 8 41mm for $329 (was $399). Best buy
  • Apple Watch Series 8 41mm Stainless Steel with Cellular for $US629 ($699) Best buy
  • Apple Watch Series 8 45mm with Stainless Steel Cellular for $679 ($749) Best buy
  • Citizen CZ Smart 44 mm for $334 (was $375). Best buy
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 40 mm for $180 (was $200). Best buy
  • The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro 45 mm was $400 ($450). Best buy
  • Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro LTE 45 mm for $430 ($500) Best buy
  • Google Pixel Watch 41mm for $300 (was $350). Best buy
  • Google Pixel Watch LTE 41 mm for $330 ($400) Best buy
  • Garmin Vivoactive 4 45mm for $200 (was $350). Best buy
  • Garmin Vivoactive 4S 40 mm for $200 (was $350). Best buy
  • Garmin Instinct 2 45mm for $250 (was $350). Best buy
  • Garmin Venu Square 33mm for $120 (was $200). Best buy
  • Garmin Venu 2 Plus for $400 (was $450). Best buy
  • Garmin Epics Gen 2 47mm for $800 ($1,000) Best buy
  • Garmin Forerunner 45 42mm for $130 (was $170). Best buy
  • Garmin Forerunner 245 42mm for $200 ($270) Best buy
  • Garmin Forerunner 255 46mm for $338 (was $350) Best buy
  • Garmin Forerunner 745 30mm for $350 (was $500) Best buy
  • Garmin Forerunner 945 30mm for $399 (was $499) Best buy
  • Garmin Fenix ​​7X Sapphire Solar 51 mm for $800 ($1,000) Best buy
  • Garmin Fenix ​​7 47mm for $500 (was $700). Best buy
  • Garmin Fenix ​​7S Solar 42mm for $600 ($800) Best buy
  • Fitbit Sense 2 for $230 (was $300). Best buy
  • Fitbit Versa 4 for $170 (was $200). Best buy
  • Amazfit T-Rex 2 for $190 (was $200). Best buy
  • Amazfit Band 7 37.3mm for $45 (was $50). Best buy
  • Amazfit Bip 3 Pro 42.9 mm at $60 ($70). Best buy
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Cables and chargers

  • AINOPE 100 W 6.6-ft Braided USB-C to USB-C Cable (2-Pack) for $12 (was $18) Amazon
  • Geekera 100 W USB-C 4-Port GaN Wall Charger for $29 after coupon ($49) Amazon
  • 100 W 8-in-1 Wireless Charging Station for $53 after coupon ($80) Amazon
  • Baseus PowerCombo 65 W USB-C Charging Station for $35 after coupon (was $50) Amazon
  • Alxum 100 W 4-port GaN Wall Charger for $46 after coupon ($50) Amazon
  • UGreen 100 W Charging Station and Power Strip for $110 ($130) Amazon

Storage and memory

  • Samsung T7 Portable External SSD 1TB for $85 (was $140). Amazon
  • Samsung T7 Shield Portable External SSD 1TB for $80 ($160) Amazon
  • The Samsung Type-C Flash Drive 128GB was $18 ($23). Amazon

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