Memorial Day sales 2023: Best laptop deals, discounted games, and affordable accessories

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Memorial Day is finally here, but that didn't stop retailers from launching a whole bunch of deals to celebrate. It's one of the most significant sales events of the year, both in-store and across the web. Naturally, online stores offer a much wider variety of electronics, with laptops and gaming accessories generally enjoying a massive wave of reductions.

Besides flagship items like laptops, there are usually savings on PC components, pre-built desktops, and practically everything in between. Even more blockbusting deals will undoubtedly hit the web as the day goes on, so we're rounding up the best Memorial Day deals for you to grab while they're hot.

Add this page to your bookmarks and check back regularly during the day as we find (and verify) the best discounts, highlighting the hottest across Windows Central.

Memorial Day deals roundup

The best deals on Memorial Day


Surface Laptop Studio | From $1,399

<a href="" data-link-merchant=""">Surface Laptop Studio | From $1,399

The Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio is the first of its kind, with a pull-forward display that supports pen and touch input, a gorgeous 14.4-inch display, a haptic touchpad, and powerful specs under the hood. 

IdeaPad Slim 9i 14" | $1,669.99$999.99 at Amazon

IdeaPad Slim 9i 14" | <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank">$1,669.99 $999.99 at Amazon

Featuring an 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1195G7 CPU, this 14" touchscreen laptop features a 1080p panel rated for 400-nits brightness. A built-in fingerprint reader quickly unlocks Windows 11 Pro, and Thunderbolt 4 connects modern devices.

Alienware x17 R2 | $3,699.99 $2,699.99 at Dell

Alienware x17 R2 | <a href="" data-link-merchant=""">$3,699.99 $2,699.99 at Dell

If you need a premium gaming laptop and aren't afraid to spend some money, the Alienware x17 R2 ticks every box. Plus, it's enjoying a truly massive discount at Dell over the Memorial Day weekend.

Alienware m17 R5 | $2,199.99 $1,499.99 at Dell

Alienware m17 R5 | <a href="" data-link-merchant=""">$2,199.99 $1,499.99 at Dell

If you're in the market for a large-screen gaming laptop and you're on a tight budget, the Alienware m17 R5 justifies its incredible savings due to the use of last-gen AMD hardware. For only $1,499.99, this laptop is an absolute steal.

Dell G15 Gaming Laptop | $1,349.99 $999.99 at Dell

Dell G15 Gaming Laptop | <a href="" data-link-merchant=""">$1,349.99 $999.99 at Dell

There are more powerful or feature-packed gaming laptops, but none of them will be as affordable as this. The G15 is an incredible value at full price, but it's currently enjoying savings of more than 25% — And it didn't cost much to begin with.


<a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Razer Blade 15 | $2,000 at Amazon

This model of the Razer Blade 15 has a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti GPU, and 1 TB of storage. It also features a QHD display with a refresh rate of 240Hz.


<a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Razer Blade 17 | $2,000 at Amazon

With an RTX 3070 Ti and 12th Gen Intel Core i7, this 17-inch gaming laptop is a beast you can take on the go. You can save $1,200 on it right now as part of Razer's Gaming Week.


HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 | <a href="" data-link-merchant=""">$1,649.99 $1,099.99

This convertible laptop can flip around into different postures, such as tent mode and tablet mode. Of course, it's also a traditional laptop built with HP's refined design language. The biggest discount is on the version with an Intel Core i7 and Iris Xe graphics, but there are other models available.


HP ENVY 16 | <a href="" data-link-merchant=""">$1,749.99 $1,299.99

This powerful laptop pairs a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060. It also has a 3K+ display and is available with other graphics options.


Dell XPS 15 | <a href="" data-link-merchant=""">$1899 $1,149

This Ultrabook provides excellent performance per dollar, thanks to a Memorial Day discount. It runs on a 12th Gen Intel CPU paired with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050.


Dell XPS 15 | <a href="" data-link-merchant=""">$2,409 $2,099

This is the latest XPS 15 from Dell. It features a 13th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060, though there are other configurations available. You can save up to $310 on it right now.


Dell XPS 13 | <a href="" data-link-merchant=""">$1,099 $899

This model of the XPS 13 is one of the most affordable ways to get an XPS laptop. That's especially true given the Memorial Day deal that takes $200 off the normal price of the PC.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 10) | $3,609 $1,767.99 at Lenovo

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 10) | <a href="" data-link-merchant=""">$3,609 $1,767.99 at Lenovo

Lenovo's line of ThinkPad X1 Carbon have been considered among the best year after year for a reason, and now you can own one yourself without breaking the bank.

Also see: <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""">i7-1260P | 16GB RAM | 1TB SSD for $3,439 $1,718,99 at Lenovo

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (Gen 8) | $3,719 $2,268.49 at Lenovo

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (Gen 8) | <a href="" data-link-merchant=""">$3,719 $2,268.49 at Lenovo

The ThinkPad X1 Yoga brings a 360-degrees hinge, an integrated stylus, and a premium, versatile design that's perfectly suited to both business and pleasure. Right now, it's well over $1,000 off.

Lenovo ThinkBook 13x (Gen 2) | $2,159 $875 at Lenovo

Lenovo ThinkBook 13x (Gen 2) | <a href="" data-link-merchant=""">$2,159 $875 at Lenovo

One of the most impressive deals this Memorial Day, the ThinkBook 13x gives you incredible portability for well under $1,000, and it still boasts impressive power with last-gen specs.

Lenovo Legion 5 (Gen 7) | $2,259.99 $1,310.99 at Lenovo

Lenovo Legion 5 (Gen 7) | <a href="" data-link-merchant=""">$2,259.99 $1,310.99 at Lenovo

The Legion series of gaming laptops offers great value for the specs you get, and the Legion 5 is currently even more affordable thanks to a hefty Memorial Day discount on last year's model.



Destiny 2: Lightfall + Annual Pass | <a href="" data-link-merchant=""">$99.99 $66.99 at Microsoft

This edition of the Lightfall DLC includes the expansion's content, Season Passes for every season remaining in Destiny 2 Year 6, and access to both of Year 6's upcoming dungeons. Put simply, it allows you to play every piece of new content that releases before the next major DLC.

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Destiny 2: Lightfall | <a href="" data-link-merchant=""">$49.99 $29.99 at Microsoft

Lightfall introduces players to the new Strand Darkness element on the Neptunian city of Neomuna. There, Emperor Calus — now a Disciple of The Witness — is invading the metropolis to find and control a paracausal object called "The Veil." The DLC includes a story campaign, new quests, plenty of gear to earn, and a raid set on a Pyramid that was terraformed by the Traveler.

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Xbox Elite S2 Core | $129.99$103.99 at Amazon

Xbox Elite S2 Core | <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank">$129.99 $103.99 at Amazon

The Series 2 “Core” offers a more affordable alternative to Microsoft’s top-tier Xbox controller. It features all best from one of the most popular Xbox accessories, stripped down the essentials, with a lucrative price cut to sweeten the deal.

Cloud MIX wired/Bluetooth headset | $199.99 $159.99 at Amazon

Cloud MIX wired/Bluetooth headset | <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">$199.99 $159.99 at Amazon

This versatile headset can be used in a wired configuration with its braided cable and boom mic, or you can take it on the go with its wireless Bluetooth connectivity and a built-in mic. It features well-cushioned  ear cups, 40mm drivers, and convenient onboard audio controls.

Cloud Stinger 2 wireless DTS headset | $99.99 $79.99 at Amazon

Cloud Stinger 2 wireless DTS headset | <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">$99.99 $79.99 at Amazon

Need something wireless to use with your gaming PC? The Cloud Stinger 2 sports 50mm drivers, spatial 3D DTS audio, up 20 hours of battery life, a durable aluminum frame, comfortable memory foam, audio controls, and a swivel-to-mute mic with noise cancelling.

Cloud Core wireless DTS headset | $99.99 $69.99 at Amazon

Cloud Core wireless DTS headset | <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">$99.99 $69.99 at Amazon

This wireless version of HyperX's Cloud Core PC gaming headset is a great alternative to the Cloud Stinger 2. It has nearly all of the same features, though its mic doesn't support swivel-to-mute. It is detachable, though.

Cloud Stinger Core wired DTS headset | $39.99 $29.99 at Amazon

Cloud Stinger Core wired DTS headset | <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">$39.99 $29.99 at Amazon

The wired Cloud Stinger Core offers excellent value, with its already-affordable price discounted by 25% for the Memorial Day Sale. Like HyperX's other headsets, it sounds and feels great, and notably, it's also fully compatible with Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch systems in addition to PC.

Pulsefire Haste wireless mouse | $79.99 $69.99 at Amazon

Pulsefire Haste wireless mouse | <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">$79.99 $69.99 at Amazon

The wireless variant of the lightweight and ambidextrous Pulsefire Haste can last for up to 100 hours and has an impressive max DPI of 16,000. The mouse features a honeycomb hex design, 6 programmable buttons, and RGB lighting on its scroll wheel.

Pulsefire Haste wired mouse | $49.99 $39.99 at Amazon

Pulsefire Haste wired mouse | <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">$49.99 $39.99 at Amazon

You can opt for a wired Pulsefire Haste with the exact same specifications and capabilities as the wireless version. If you'd like to prioritize reducing input latency over cutting the cord, it's the one to get.

Pulsefire Core wired mouse | $29.99 $19.99 at Amazon

Pulsefire Core wired mouse | <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">$29.99 $19.99 at Amazon

The Pulsefire Core is perfect for folks on a budget, and even more so during this sale. It offers a 6,200 DPI optical sensor, an ergonomic ambidextrous design, 7 programmable buttons, and a snazzy RGB HyperX logo.

Alloy Elite 2 mechanical keyboard |$129.99 $109.99 at Amazon

Alloy Elite 2 mechanical keyboard | <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">$129.99 $109.99 at Amazon

HyperX's flagship keyboard is the Alloy Elite 2. It's got a durable steel frame, ABS keycaps, HyperX Red switches, media controls, customizable per-key backlighting, anti-ghosting, and N-key rollover. It, as well as every other HyperX keyboard listed here, is also compatible with Xbox and PlayStation.

Alloy Origins mechanical keyboard | $109.99 $89.99 at Amazon

Alloy Origins mechanical keyboard | <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">$109.99 $89.99 at Amazon

The Alloy Origins trades the Elite 2's steel body and media controls for an aluminum chassis and a reduced price, making it a great option for folks that want a quality full-sized keyboard but don't care about media keys.

Alloy Origins Core TKL keyboard | $89.99 $79.99 at Amazon

Alloy Origins Core TKL keyboard | <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">$89.99 $79.99 at Amazon

Want a more compact board? The Alloy Origins Core gets rid of the ten key numpad, but keeps everything else that makes the Alloy Origins great. Go with it if you need something smaller but don't want to sacrifice too many keys.

Alloy Origins 65 mechanical keyboard | $99.99 $79.99 at Amazon

Alloy Origins 65 mechanical keyboard | <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">$99.99 $79.99 at Amazon

Those who need something even smaller should consider the Alloy Origins 65, which removes more keys to shrink the board's size down. As its name implies, this keyboard is only about 65% the size of a regular one.

Alloy Origins 60 mechanical keyboard |$99.99$79.99 at Amazon

Alloy Origins 60 mechanical keyboard | <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">$99.99 $79.99 at Amazon

The absolute smallest you can go is the Alloy Origins 60, which trims things down even further by scrapping the arrow, Home, Page Up, Page Down, and Delete keys. As long as you can get used to their absence, this board will serve you well.

PC components

WD_BLACK SN850 2TB | $359.99$181.99 at Best Buy

WD_BLACK SN850 2TB | <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank">$359.99 $181.99 at Best Buy

One of the most popular M.2 solid-state drives, thanks to its compatibility with PlayStation 5 consoles, also works perfectly inside any gaming desktop PC with a compatible Gen4 2280 socket — fast storage at a massive discount.

Alienware Aurora R13 | $1,949.99 $1,199.99 at Dell

Alienware Aurora R13 | <a href="" data-link-merchant=""">$1,949.99 $1,199.99 at Dell

This Aurora R13 is a respectable mid-range gaming desktop with a big enough discount to almost put it in the budget price category. For only $1,199.99, this computer would make most gamers very happy.

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X | $299 $246.99 at Newegg

AMD Ryzen 5 7600X | <a href="" data-link-merchant=""">$299 $246.99 at Newegg

The Ryzen 5 7600X is one of the best bang-for-your-buck gaming CPUs, and thanks to this Newegg deal and the use of promo code MDSCS2342 at checkout, you can snag one for over $50 off.

When is Memorial Day 2023?

Memorial Day is celebrated on Monday, May 29, this year. Although retail sales events are themed around the day, many offer discounts in the previous week and over the weekend. Some vendors offer the same savings under a different heading on the day, but we'll round up the real winners.

Should I wait for Amazon Prime Day?

Since Amazon's big sale event is so unnervingly close, usually held in July, your decision to skip Memorial Day sales will depend on necessity versus desire. If you've been waiting for a discount on an item out of necessity, it's unlikely that you'll lose out on a significant difference from Amazon. We'll highlight the hottest savings during the week and on Memorial Day itself and note whether Amazon will likely offer any equivalent deal when possible.

How do I find the best deals?

Naturally, we'll highlight the genuine savings right here. It's easy to get lost in the jargon when every website professes to be the best, but there are some tools to help identify bogus deals like camelcamelcamel for Amazon products. Try to check the price history of any products you're interested in to see if the cost has potentially been inflated to imitate a better saving.

  • Check competitors for the best overall saving and compare delivery costs.
  • Investigate price history to confirm percentage discounts are legitimate.
Ben Wilson
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Ben is the channel editor for all things tech-related at Windows Central. That includes PCs, the components inside, and any accessory you can connect to a Windows desktop or Xbox console. Not restricted to one platform, he also has a keen interest in Valve's Steam Deck handheld and the Linux-based operating system inside. Fueling this career with coffee since 2021, you can usually find him behind one screen or another. Find him on Mastodon to ask questions or share opinions.