Labor Day is over, but these laptop discounts on HP, Surface, Acer, and more are going strong

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Labor Day is an excellent time to pick up a PC. It's also the last time that we'll see some of the best laptops on sale until Black Friday. Back to school sales are wrapping up and other promotions are in the rearview mirror, making Labor Day a last hurrah for laptop shoppers.

Right now, you can save hundreds of dollars on a budget-friendly HP laptop, a powerful gaming laptop from Razer, and much more. While many of these discounts were attached to Labor Day, they're still available on the Tuesday after the holiday.

Some of the prices have gone up by $20, such as the HP ENVY 2-in-1 at Best Buy. Others, like the Razer Blade 17 (up $300) have seen bigger price shifts since Labor Day.

HP ENVY 2-in-1 15 | was $799.99

HP ENVY 2-in-1 15 | was $799.99 now $499.99 at Best Buy

This laptop is worth its normal price of $799.99, but at $479.99 it's a steal. It features a 15.6-inch FHD display that supports touch and runs on an AMD Ryzen 5 7530U processor. Pair those with a sleek design and a thin body and you have a perfect laptop for back-to-school or everyday computing.

Price check: $549.49 at Amazon

MSI Katana 15 | was $1,499

MSI Katana 15 | was $1,499 now $1,159 at Newegg

This gaming laptop runs on a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU and NVIDIA RTX 4070 laptop graphics. Those internals are enough to power your favorite PC games at higher settings, including getting the most out of the laptop's 144Hz display. Right now, you can order the Katana 15 for $360 off.

Price check: $1,339.99 at Amazon (12th Gen Intel) | $1,410 at Amazon (13th Gen Intel)

ASUS ROG Flow X13 | was $1,599.99

ASUS ROG Flow X13 | was $1,599.99 now $831.99 at Best Buy

This versatile gaming laptop can flip around into different modes to immerse you into gaming. This model runs on an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS and an NVIDA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti. You can expand its capabilities further by pairing with an eGPU dock.

Price check: $1,119.90 at Amazon

Surface Laptop 5 | was $1,699.99

Surface Laptop 5 | was $1,699.99 now $1,399.99 at Amazon

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 is the company's flagship Ultrabook, powered by a 12th-Gen Intel Core i7, 12GB RAM, and 512GB SSD storage for all your apps and documents. It has a gorgeous contemporary design, an excellent keyboard and trackpad, and either a 13.5-inch or 15-inch 3:2 touchscreen to boot.

Price check: $1,499.99 at Best Buy

Lenovo Legion Pro 5i | was $1,799

Lenovo Legion Pro 5i | was $1,799 now $1,249 at B&H

This gaming laptop delivers good value at its normal price, so a $550 discount is quite the head turner. This model features a 13th Gen Intel Core i7, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060, and a 2560 x 1600 display with a 240Hz refresh rate.

Price check: From $1,299.99 at Lenovo (various configurations)

Razer Blade 15 | was from $2,999.99

Razer Blade 15 | was from $2,999.99 now from $1,799.99 at Razer

This discounted gaming laptop is available with a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU or a Core i9 paired with an NVIDIA RTX 3070 Ti. The 15-inch form factor is easy to take on the go while still being large enough to enjoy at a desk.

Price check: $1,999.99 at Amazon

Razer Blade 17 | was from $3,199.99

Razer Blade 17 | was from $3,199.99 now from $1,999.99 at Razer

With an RTX 3070 Ti and 12th Gen Intel Core i7 or Core i9, this 17-inch gaming laptop is a beast you can take on the go. You can save $1,200 on it right now on Labor Day.

Price check: $2,399.99 at Amazon

Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop | was $1749

Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop | was $1749 now $1,049 (Acer)

Dive into gaming without breaking open your piggy bank. The Nitro 5 includes an Intel Core i7-12700H processor with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070Ti, 16GB of DDR4 ram and 512GB of storage.

Price check: $1,289.99 (Amazon) | $2,299 (Best Buy, 2TB SSD variant)

Best Labor Day laptop deal

All of the deals above are worth a look and the best one for you will depend on your specific needs. But if I had to recommend one deal out of the bunch, I'd suggest the HP ENVY 2-in-1 15. Finding a great laptop for under $500 used to be almost impossible. With the right deal, however, you can get a solid PC in that price range. That's the case with the ENVY 2-in-1 at $499.99 on Labor Day.

The ENVY 2-in-1 is a convertible PC that's good for schoolwork or general productivity. Its specs aren't spectacular, but they're enough for everyday computing. The laptop also has a nice design, support for fast charging, and can flip around into different positions.

If my friend or family member asked me which laptop to get on Labor Day, I'd recommend the HP ENVY 2-in-1 15. It delivers a solid experience without breaking the bank.

Sean Endicott
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