The best July 4th sales of 2022: the hottest tech deals from Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy and more

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Lenovo Chromebook 82BA001FUS

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If you need the cheapest laptop today, then you certainly won’t do anything better $79 deal on this Lenovo Chromebook. That’s $60 off the already very affordable previous price of $139. You’ll have to be quick though, as this July 4th special offer ends today.

Sure, it’s far from stylish with bezels for days and a small 11.6-inch display and 4GB of RAM mean multitasking abilities will be modest to say the least. However, we’re no tech snobs here at Android Central, and we know that sometimes you just need something that gets the job done for as little money as possible.

As cheap laptop options, this is great for the basics like emailing, browsing the web, or working on documents. In short, more than enough for most students or home workers. Just go into the number of Chrome tabs running at once and you should be fine.

Beats Studio Buds in red

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Looking for an alternative to Sony’s expensive AirPods or XM4 earbuds? Then don’t miss out on this big price drop on the Beats Studio Buds as Walmart is targeting them $115 down from $150. Available for the red or white version, this $35 discount is the best price we’ve seen for the popular earbuds, which are great for both Android and Apple mobile users.

The noise-cancellation is as good as you’ll find given the low price, and more than capable of giving you a little quiet in the office or drowning out traffic if you’re using it for running. They also have a snug fit and are a lot more affordable than the arguably more exercise-friendly (but $200) Beats Fit Pro.

Google Nest Mini speaker against a blue background

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A good smart speaker alternative to Amazon’s popular Echo Dot and very affordable at just $29 today versus $50. And with Google Assistant running behind it with Google’s search power, we find query results to be much more reliable compared to Alexa. The sound quality is generally better too. Some retailers are running the same promotion today, so take your pick Dell, best buyand Walmart.

Go Surface Laptop

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Best Buy has this decent version of the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go up to $549 from $699. You get a touchscreen, 10th gen i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of SSD storage. You can get a version with half the RAM and storage for $299, but I certainly wouldn’t go down that route based on my personal experience with these laptops, as I’m currently using an 8GB laptop.

8GB is decent for modest multitasking with lots of browser tabs open while simultaneously running Spotify and a few spreadsheets and other MS Office functions. However, if you get too greedy with Chrome tabs, you’ll hear those fans jump in and things slow down. So expect a real drop in performance with the 4GB version. Battery life is claimed to be up to 13 hours, but to be honest, running a similar set of apps as mentioned above won’t get you anywhere near that. So be sure to take your charger with you when using this away from home.

This is a really nice and stylish piece of kit though and the slim bezels on the display add a touch of class to the device and it’s very sharp if not a tad small (I’d definitely back it up with an external monitor). The keyboard has just the right travel and is very responsive, as does the trackpad. At only 2.45 pounds, I also have to regularly check to make sure it’s actually in my backpack when I leave the house!

Would you like to know more? Our colleagues at Windows Central have you covered with a full Surface Laptop Go 2 review.

Fitbit Charge 5 in moon white

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If you prefer your fitness tracker to stay a little more focused and not be a smartwatch like the Watch 4 deal we highlighted earlier, then one of the best options right now is the Fitbit Charge 5 which starts at $123.49 (from $150) at Amazon. The built-in GPS means you don’t have to take your phone with you when you go for a run too. This offer also gets you six months of Fitbit Premium for free.

Find out why the tracker tops our guide to the best fitness trackers by checking out Jeramy’s full Fitbit Charge 5 review. Want to wait and see if any of the other models are discounted. Next week stands a good chance in our roundup of Prime Day Fitbit deals.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 bands

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You can save $30 on both the 40mm and 44mm versions of the $30 today Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 at the best price and pick them up for $220 and $250 respectively. This iteration doesn’t have the rotating bezel of the much more expensive “Classic” model, but since you get all the other great features, let’s take the savings, thanks.

In addition to creating an operating system that syncs with Google’s Play Store apps, the Watch 4 has excellent fitness and health features like heartbeat and blood oxygen monitoring, as well as detailed sleep measurements that are incredibly accurate. The newly supported Google Maps is a little fiddly and you’ll certainly want the larger 44mm model for it, but when everything clicks it’s fantastic for exploring a new city and leaving your phone in your pocket.

Check out our full Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 review to find out why we placed it at the top of our best Android smartwatch guide.

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Save 50% today on this nifty little Chromebook and get a great device for basic work from home/study tasks for just a penny $149 at Best Buy. That’s an amazing price for a laptop, and this 14-inch model is a great way to save big if you’re saving now.

4GB of RAM means you’ll need to take it easy when multitasking, but we’re far more confident in those specs on a Chromebook than we are on a Windows laptop, which always struggles with a 4GB RAM and 32GB storage combo. But with a light and airy operating system and most media now streamable, this Chromebook will see you right. If you like the idea of ​​getting rid of those clunky/over-complicated Windows laptops and want to see some other tips, be sure to check out our best Chromebook guide – but you’ll struggle to find one this affordable. There may be more options to choose from in our roundup of Prime Day Chromebook deals next week.

Black Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra with S Pen out of the holster

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If you’ve seen our Galaxy S22 Ultra review, you’ll know it’s one of the hottest phones right now, but it’s expensive as hell. Well if you’re looking for an upgrade this is a great time to jump in as Samsung is running their promotion where you can get $100 in Samsung credit and shave up to $1000 off the price by purchasing a exchange older device. That means you could get the incredible S22 Ultra for just $199.99 today. Check out the trade-in options below Samsung website.

LG OLED C1 series TV in the living room

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As big movie and gaming fans, the LG C1 is one of the first things we always look out for at big sales events and it didn’t disappoint today. You can now own this prestigious, multi-award winning OLED TV for well under $1000. The 48-inch model is now only $796.99 on Amazonsaving you a whopping $703 off the MSRP.

The 120Hz refresh rate is fantastic for PS5 and Series X games, and VRR support is becoming increasingly important as consoles unlock the feature. The deep blacks and vibrant colors offered by LG’s amazing display are also great for movies.

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