Best Cyber Monday 2022 laptop deals still live in Australia

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The Black Friday deals may have come in thick and fast last week, and hit a pinnacle for Cyber Monday, but with both now things of the past we're seeing the savings slowly coming to an end. Still, there are some hold outs remaining to make now a good time to upgrade your computer.

Whether you’re after something for work, play or just general everyday use, there's still a chance to find a bargain on a laptop that is just right for you.

We’ve left no stone unturned and brought you the best bargains across major names including Apple, Microsoft, Lenovo, Dell and more across Black Friday and Cyber Monday, with the best deals still remaining included below.

It's worth noting that the deals and prices below are current at time of writing, but are likely to change at anytime as more retailers close their sales, so if you spot a price and a bargain that's right for you - act fast!

Cyber Monday laptop deals: top retailers

Cyber Monday laptop deals still live

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2022)

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (2022) | M2 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD | AU$1,899 AU$1,707 on Amazon (save AU$192) 

Amazon frequently has a 10% discount across its MacBooks offerings... and given that Apple products don't see much of a discount across the board and that's often the best you can hope for, it's a pretty sweet deal. We had hoped to see greater discounts across Black Friday weekend, leading into Cyber Monday, but alas. The AU$1,707 price applies to the Space Grey and Midnight colours, only.

HP ENVY x360 2-in-1 13-ay1002AU | Ryzen 5 5600U / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD |

HP ENVY x360 2-in-1 13-ay1002AU | Ryzen 5 5600U / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD | AU$1,499 AU$999 at HP (save AU$500)

This HP 2-in-1 offers a lot of versatility for under a grand. It's spec sheet is pretty decent, including a Ryzen 5 5600U six-core processor and PCIe SSD. But its design is what's truly appealing – it's light at just 1.3kg with an anodised aluminium finish, convertible form factor and touchscreen support.

Intel NUC M15 Laptop | Intel i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD |

Intel NUC M15 Laptop | Intel i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$1349 AU$1,099 (save AU$250 with code and eBay Plus)

At up to 22% off using code FRIBLK22 (20% for non eBay Plus members using code FRIBLK20), this 15.6" Intel NUC M15 laptop is a great deal. It sports an 11th-gen Core i7-1165G7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and comes equipped with a 512GB SSD. The 15.6" 1920 x 1080 ISP panel is a touchscreen, you get a backlit keyboard and Intel Iris Xe graphics. You also get USB-C Power Delivery support (for charging), two Thunderbolt 4 ports and AX201 Wi-Fi 6. 

HP Laptop 14" 14s-dq3026TU | Intel Celeron CPU / 4GB RAM / 128GB SSD

HP Laptop 14" 14s-dq3026TU | Intel Celeron CPU / 4GB RAM / 128GB SSD | AU$649 AU$356 at HP (save AU$293)

45% off is an eye catching deal on this 14" HP laptop. Keep in mind it's a very basic system and not up for heavy duty work. The Celeron N4500 CPU is a staple in low cost PCs, and combined with the 4GB of RAM is effective enough for most web browsing and word processing. The laptop offers a 12 hour battery life, has USB-C and a big keyboard, though is a little let down by the  1366 x 768 screen. There's also a 1920 x 1080 model available for AU$489 - still a nice 30% off RRP. 

HP Laptop 15s-eq3053AU | Ryzen 7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

HP Laptop 15s-eq3053AU | Ryzen 7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$1,399 AU$979 at HP (save AU$420)

30% is a pretty good discount for this well specced 15.6 laptop from HP. The CPU and RAM are both great, and it will run for almost 10 hours on a charge. The 1920 x 1080 resolution is reasonable (but not stand out) and the laptop has fast charging and 5 Gbps USB-C. HP is also offering extra discounts with a purchase, such as up to 30% off accessories, 50% off select monitors, and 25GB of Dropbox space free for 12 months.

HP ENVY x360 2-in-1 13-ay1002AU | AMD Ryzen 5 CPU / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

HP ENVY x360 2-in-1 13-ay1002AU | AMD Ryzen 5 CPU / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD | AU$1,499 AU$999 at HP (save AU$500)

33% off RRP is just about worth flipping out over - for those who want a convertible touchscreen laptop anyway. The 13-ay1002AU HP Envy has a solid all round spec for most tasks, though isn't a heavy hitter. You also get USB-C charging and 10Gbps of bandwidth for connecting to external monitors. Compared to the similar Pavilion X360 line, the Envy stands out with a 400-nit IPS (100% RGB) 1920 x 1080 screen. 

HP Omen Intel Gaming Laptop k0078TX | Core i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / RTX 3060 GPU

HP Omen Intel Gaming Laptop k0078TX | Core i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / RTX 3060 GPU | AU$2,799 AU$2099 at HP (save AU$700)

AU$700 off RRP on a new gaming laptop is a pretty nice deal. The HP Omen lineup has a lot to love, such as the 16.1" 144Hz screen - though only a 1920 x 1080 resolution. Still, the GeForce RTX 3060 will handle most games at decent settings, making the Omen a solid buy.

Or if you want to go all out, the Core i7, QHD (2560 x 1440), RTX 3080 Ti Omen is 25% off (save AU$1,225), and will set you back AU$3,674 at HP.

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i | i5 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / RTX 3050 |

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i | i5 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / RTX 3050 | AU$1,699 AU$1,099 (save AU$600)

As an entry-level gaming laptop, this Lenovo offering (via Amazon AU) is pretty impressive. While its GeForce RTX 3050 GPU is one of Nvidia's most basic gaming-grade options, its other specs (particularly the 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD) are better than what you'd normally find at this pricepoint. The 15.6-inch display offers fast refresh rates, although colour are a little flat according to our colleagues at T3 and it's a bit on the heavy side at 3.2kg.

HP Omen AMD Gaming Laptop n0065AX  | Ryzen 7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / RTX 3070 Ti GPU

HP Omen AMD Gaming Laptop n0065AX  | Ryzen 7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / RTX 3070 Ti GPU | AU$3,299 AU$2474 at HP (save AU$825)

If you want to combine higher end AMD and NVIDIA performance into one gaming laptop, then the Omen n0065AX is currently 25% off RRP. This HP Omen has a powerful Ryzen 7 CPU, an RTX 3070 Ti GPU, and a 16.1", 144 Hz screen - though only at a 1920 x 1080 resolution. The Ryzen powered Omen lineup also has two other discounted models.

The cheaper n0067AX, with the same specs except with a Radeon RX6650M GPU, is 30% off, and down to AU$1,819. And the RTX 3060 equipped n00066AX is 25% off at HP, and costs AU$2,024.

Lenovo IdeaPad 3i 15.6" | Intel i5 / GeForce GTX 3050 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD |

Lenovo IdeaPad 3i 15.6" | Intel i5 / GeForce GTX 3050 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$1699 AU$999 (save AU$700 with code)

This Lenovo laptop can be had for AU$700 off RRP when you apply code SNSNOV at checkout via The Good Guys eBay store. It's last gen spec, but an Intel i5-11320H CPU and a GeForce RTX 3050 powered gaming laptop for under AU$1000 is a great deal. It also has a 120Hz FHD IPS screen, and up to 8 hour battery life when not gaming. Keep in mind shipping will cost you an additional AU$8 for this one, but that's not a lot to worry about, eh?

Lenovo Legion 5 Pro | Ryzen 7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / RTX 3060

Lenovo Legion 5 Pro | Ryzen 7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / RTX 3060 | AU$2,399 AU$1,599 at Lenovo (save AU$800)

It's rare that you'll find such a powerful machine at this price. The Legion 5 Pro boasts a pretty sweet spec sheet – this particular model comes with a Ryzen 7 chip paired with an RTX 3050 GPU so you'll be getting some great performance while playing a range of games. Also loaded with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD, you can currently save AU$800 off this beast during Lenovo's 2022 Cyber Monday sales.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / RTX 3050

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / RTX 3050| AU$4,839 AU$2,699 at Lenovo (save AU$2,140)

Boasting power and performance, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 5 is a highlight of Lenovo's Black Friday sales. Packed with a 12th-gen Intel Core i7 chip, Nvidia Geforce RTX 3050 GPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD, this 16-inch laptop is a flexible all-in-one option suitable for both work and play. Save a whopping AU$2,140 when picking one up during 2022's Cyber Monday sale.

Dell Inspiron 16 (5620)

Dell Inspiron 16 (5620) | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$2,148.30 AU$1,288.30 (save AU$860)

After an everyday laptop for general work and browsing? Dell's Inspiron range of laptops don't boast the power of the more premium XPS machines, but they do still offer a decent performance for everyday tasks. The 16-inch model is now just over AU$1,288 and comes with a 12th-gen Intel i7 chip, 16GB of RAM and plenty of storage with its 512GB SSD. While still quite a slim gadget, the Inspirons also offer a wider port selection than the XPS machines. Importantly, it has both Power Delivery and DisplayPort over USB-C.

Dell Vostro 5620 (16-inch) | i7 / 16GB / 512GB SSD |

Dell Vostro 5620 (16-inch) | i7 / 16GB / 512GB SSD | AU$2,368.30 AU$1,420.30 (save AU$948)

Designed specifically for work, Dell's Vostro range is one of those rare laptops that come with an SD card reader. With a 12th-gen Intel CPU, 16 inches of screen real estate and more than enough memory and storage for anything you throw at it, plus a generous 40% discount, this a more than tempting Cyber Monday work purchase.

Dell XPS 13 (9315)

Dell XPS 13 (9315) | i7 / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$2,598.20 AU$1,948.20 at Dell (save AU$650)

Pick up the 2022 model of Dell’s excellent XPS laptop for a little less this Black Friday. We think it’s one of the best Ultrabooks you can buy and were impressed when we reviewed this exact model. It has a gorgeous design and easy portability, plus it's good for productivity tasks. Being so thin does mean it only comes with two Thunderbolt 4 ports though, but if that's not a deal breaker a saving of AU$650 is a bargain.

Dell XPS 15 (9520) | i7 / 32GB / 1TB SSD / RTX 3050 Ti |

Dell XPS 15 (9520) | i7 / 32GB / 1TB SSD / RTX 3050 Ti | AU$4,798.20 AU$3,598.20 at Dell (save AU$1,200)

Boasting a 15-inch OLED display powered by a RTX 3050 Ti GPU, the Dell XPS 15 is a machine that will allow you to get some playtime in between work, offering a great all-in-one option. Currently down by 25%, it's definitely worth considering if you need a laptop with a bit more real estate and variety to offer.

Dell XPS 17 (9720) | i7 / 32GB / 1TB / RTX 3060 |

Dell XPS 17 (9720) | i7 / 32GB / 1TB / RTX 3060 | AU$6,598.90 AU$4,288.90 at Dell (save AU$2,310)

A 15-inch screen not enough? Dell's got you covered. This 17-inch model is the latest you can get in the XPS range. Packed with a lot of system memory, storage and boasting the power of an RTX 3060, this machine will have you working and playing to your heart's content, plus score a whopping 35% off during Dell's Cyber Monday sales.

MSI Stealth 15M gaming gaptop| i7-1280P / RTX 3060, 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD |

MSI Stealth 15M gaming gaptop| i7-1280P / RTX 3060, 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD | AU$2,529 AU$1,949 at Mwave (save AU$580)

Sitting in that sweet spot for both quality performance and value for money, the MSI Stealth 15M gaming laptop is currently on sale with Mwave for a saving of 22% off. Packed with a 12th-gen Intel Core i7 chip paired with the RTX 3060, you'll not only get good gaming performance, but also be treated to colour accuracy and smooth gameplay on its 1080p screen. On the lighter end for gaming laptops, this one is also suitable to bring around for general work and study as well.

Deal ends Sunday December 4.

Buying tips: 3 of the best laptops to look out for during Black Friday 2022

Laptop specs to look for on Black Friday

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A lot of deals during Black Friday will be on older stock that retailers and manufacturers are trying to move along. So while you might find a huge price cut on a laptop, you shouldn't be surprised to discover that its processor is three years old. This won’t always be a deal breaker though as some older CPUs will still give you a decent laptop to get some work done.

Still, it's important to keep the current generation of processors for laptops in mind, so keep an eye out for Intel Processors with either an11 or 12 in front of their model numbers, such as the 12th Gen Intel Core i7-1260P, or the 11th Gen Core i7-1165G7.

A key benefit of the newer CPUs is the support for Thunderbolt 4. This means the laptop has a lot of bandwidth available for high speed USB ports, which is key when connecting external displays and docks. Laptops with older CPUs may only be able to handle one external screen, and the very fastest speeds are needed for multiple 4K external monitors. The 11th and 12th-gen Intel CPUs can also include Intel Iris Xe Graphics, which is quite a powerful option that is more than up for light gaming.

10th generation processors will still get the job done, but anything with an 8th or 9th-gen or older Intel Core processor isn’t worth your time unless it has a serious discount attached. That’s because if you're looking to then upgrade in a few years, older processors will have both a huge reduction in resale value and potentially sluggish performance depending on what you want to use the machine for.

With MacBooks, that can become slightly less of an issue, even if MacBooks do still follow the trends of all Apple products with slowing down the older they get and the beefier the OS updates become. That said, you generally know what you're going to get from a MacBook and if you're in the market for one your biggest choice in this area will likely be more what size hard drive you want. Smaller hard drives will give you what you need for general use, but it could be worth looking out for bigger sizes that are only a little more expensive and will double your storage depending on your needs.

Finally, keep an eye on RAM offerings for laptops. You will want at least 8GB of RAM on a Windows laptop, and 16GB is really the better option if you're hoping to do any heavy work or love a lot of browser tabs. Generally you can get away with 4GB on some Chromebooks, but 8GB is better. 

Black Friday 2022: our predictions

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When will Black Friday deals start for laptops in 2022?

While some retailers will launch early Black Friday deals in the week leading up, the official kick off date for Black Friday this year is on November 25. Deals will continue over that weekend, through to Cyber Monday on November 28. It’s also likely that a lot of deals will continue past November 28, although availability will be dependent on stock levels as some top deals might sell out sooner rather than later.

Where will the best Black Friday laptop deals be?

There are a few places you’ll be able to snatch a good deal on a Laptop during Black Friday, with top brands such as Microsoft, Lenovo, HP and Dell set to offer sales across their respective sites.

We’ve also historically seen marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon offer up deals across a wide variety of laptops as well, sometimes with additional coupons or vouchers so that you can save even more off the listing’s deal price. JB Hi-Fi and The Good Guys are some other retailers that we predict will have some bargains on MacBooks, ThinkPads and more.

Is it better to buy a laptop on Black Friday or Cyber Monday?

This year, Black Friday falls on November 25, with Cyber Monday just after on November 28. With these two major sales events so close together, you might be wondering if it's better to buy a laptop on Black Friday or wait a few days for Cyber Monday?

In the past, Black Friday has offered up the best deals on TVs and other home appliances, while the best tech deals on items like laptops and computers often waited for Cyber Monday. In more recent years, though, these lines have been blurred, so there’s no clear distinction between what deals will be offered up on Black Friday compared to Cyber Monday.

While there might be some new deals that pop up on Cyber Monday, we now rarely see better laptop deals than those that start on Black Friday. Considering this, we recommend jumping on a Black Friday deal as soon as you see something suitable for you in order to avoid disappointment if the product sells out.

What Black Friday laptop deals can we expect in 2022?

In 2022, Black Friday deals on laptops will be dependent on a few things. We’re likely going to see laptops with 11th generation Intel Core processors land some great deals with 12th-gen CPUs having become more popular in laptops over the last 12 months. Of course, these 12th-gen chips are very good, but that doesn't mean you should rule out 11th-gen or even 10th-gen CPUs – these chips perform perfectly well and laptops with these in their specs are also even more likely to snag deals this Black Friday.

On the fruitier side of things, Apple has continued to sell the MacBook Air (M1, 2020) alongside the MacBook Air (M2, 2022). Generally, once Apple launches a new model, the older one gets discontinued. In this instance, however, with Apple keeping the M1 version on the market it gives buyers a more affordable alternative to the M2 model. With this in mind, it’s possible we might see some Black Friday deals on the M1 MacBook Air, which is a solid laptop in itself.

While Nvidia’s latest graphics cards, the RTX 4090 and RTX 4080 are specifically for desktop gaming PCs, there’s also a possibility that we might see the RTX 4000 laptop graphics card launching soon. This means there’s potential for generous price cuts on gaming laptops this Black Friday as well.

Petra Player
Writer, TechRadar Australia

Petra is new to the industry, but has had a long-time love of tech, gaming and entertainment, which she now gets to indulge by writing for TechRadar. She’s also keen on sharing news about deals and discounts in the APAC region – with a background in archaeology, she’ll dig deep to find the best deals and thanks to her long history in retail, knows what makes a good bargain. She also is a bit of a keyboard hobbyist, having found enjoyment with mechanical keyboards during 2020’s lockdown, and has big plans to build a fully custom matching keyboard and PC in the near future.