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Black Friday laptop deals 2019: how to find the best laptop deals

Black Friday laptop deals 2019
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If you're already on the hunt for the best Black Friday laptop deals in 2019, then you've come to the right place. While Black Friday 2019 is still a few weeks away (it kicks off on November 29), with Cyber Monday following on December 2, we're starting to see some brilliant early Black Friday laptop deals emerge from online retailers.

That means that you don't need to hold out until the end of November if you want a killer early Black Friday laptop deal. While some of the prices on this page may continue to drop, there are some brilliant Black Friday deals already live that probably won't be any cheaper on the day itself.

Also, in the run up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it's worth doing a bit of research now to make sure you're prepared – and this will put you in a good position for snagging the best Black Friday laptop deals.

Laptops are expensive little pieces of hardware, no matter how essential they are to daily life these days. That's why when you have the chance to save some cash on a  laptop deal, you should jump on it. However, if you're not well versed in laptops, finding Black Friday laptop deals that are actually worth it can be difficult to decipher.

Luckily, we here at TechRadar spend entirely too much time obsessing over every insignificant detail of the latest and greatest laptops, Ultrabooks, Macs and Chromebooks, so we can spot a good laptop deal from a mile away. And, with this little article, we'll share some of our infinite wisdom with you.

So, whether you're looking for that new gaming laptop that will let you play all the latest and greatest PC games or you're just looking for a Chromebook that you can tap out a quick College paper on, we've got your back. All we want is for you to save a few bucks or quid through these Black Friday laptop deals.

Best pre-Black Friday laptop deals

Black Friday is a couple months away right now, but the great thing about laptops is that there's always some kind of sale going on. We went ahead and gathered up some of the best laptop deals that are currently available, so you could save some time scouring the web if you're desperately in need of a new laptop right now.

Best laptop deals in the US

Samsung Chromebook 3 $219 $159 at Walmart
This brilliant Chromebook from Samsung has had an early Black Friday price cut from Walmart, dropping it to just $160. Chromebooks like this one are great affordable laptops for students.View Deal

HP Chromebook 11 G6 EE $269 $159 at Walmart
Save over $100 with this great Early Access deal from Walmart. It's thin, light and has a military-grade rugged design which means it can be taken out and about without you having to worry about it breaking or getting damaged.View Deal

Acer Aspire 1 15.6-inch laptop $249 $149 at Walmart
This is easily one of the cheapest laptops Walmart is selling, though unlike some of its sub-$100 laptops, this is actually worth getting. Acer has made a very good budget laptop, and while the specs aren't amazing, it's fine for doing a spot of web browsing on.View Deal

Acer Chromebook Spin 11.6-inch Convertible Laptop $299 $229 at Walmart
Save $70 on the Acer Chromebook Spin 11 at Walmart. The convertible laptop includes 4GB of RAM and provides a 10-hour battery life.
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Dell Inspiron 11 2-in-1 laptop $349 $199 at Walmart
If you're after a cheap and affordable 2-in-1 laptop, Walmart has you covered with the Dell Inspiron 11. You can use it as a laptop or a tablet,  and while the specs aren't amazing, it's an impressively cheap laptop deal from Walmart.View Deal

Asus ViveBook 15.6-inch laptop $399 $279 at Walmart
Walmart has knocked $100 off this slimline laptop. It's not the most powerful machine, with an AMD R3 CPU and just 4GB of RAM, but if you keep your expectations in check, you'll find this a decent little laptop for light browsing and day to day tasks.
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Acer Aspire 5 $349 $310 at Amazon
The Acer Aspire 5 isn't the most powerful piece of kit on the market, but it doesn't need to be. For just $310, you can get a stylish laptop that can get you through everyday computing tasks like checking email and cruising through Facebook. You can even do Photoshop!View Deal

Lenovo IdeaPad S340 15.6-inch laptop $549.99 $399 at Walmart
This impressively light and thin Walmart laptop comes with some great specs, including an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB SSD, all with $150 discount as well! Why wait for Black Friday when these kind of deals are flying around?View Deal

HP 15 Pale Gold 15.6-inch laptop $599.99 $389 at Walmart
This is another great Walmart laptop deal in time for Black Friday, with the retailer knocking a hefty amount off this powerful laptop with 8Gb RAM, Intel Core i5 processor and a speedy 256GB SSD. It also has a long battery life of up to 12 hours.View Deal

Acer Aspire 5, 15.6-inch laptop $529 $399 at Walmart
You can snag the Acer Aspire laptop on sale for $399 at Walmart. The 15.6-inch laptop provides 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and an 8th gen Intel Core i5-8250U processor.
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HP 15 Pale Gold 15.6-inch laptop $599.99 $389 at Walmart
This is another great Walmart laptop deal in time for Black Friday, with the retailer knocking $210 off this powerful laptop with 8Gb RAM, Intel Core i5 processor and a speedy 256GB SSD. It also has a long battery life of up to 12 hours.View Deal

HP 15 Graphite Mist 15.6-inch laptop $559.99 $439 at Walmart
Get a decent $100 price cut off the HP 15 Graphite Mist laptop from Walmart. It has a touchscreen display, 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor, and 1TB storage. RAM is a little on the low side at 4GB, but it also has 16GB of Intel Optane memory to make this a speedy little laptop indeed.View Deal

Lenovo IdeaPad L340 15.6-inch laptop $749.99 $599 at Walmart
Get $150 off this great budget gaming laptop, with an Intel Core i5 processor, GeForce GTX 1050 GPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. This is a great price for a laptop that's ideal for playing indie games, and it can even play modern blockbuster games, with a bit of tweaking.View Deal

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i3, 8GB, 128GB: $959 $699 at Best Buy
This is the entry-level version of Microsoft’s 2-in-1 with a 10th-gen Core i3 processor in the platinum color (silver by any other name) bundled with the Type Cover which comes in black. You get $260 knocked off the price which represents a discount of 27%.View Deal

Dell XPS 13 Core i7, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM: $1,599.99 $799 at Dell
Save an absolutely incredible $800 off the price of this model of the XPS 13. With a powerful Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM, this is one of the fastest ultrabooks you can buy right now. Use the code DBLTXPS13KB and act fast before this deal sells out!View Deal

Apple MacBook Air 2019 Intel Core i5, 8GB, 128GB SSD $1,099 $899.99 at Amazon
The newest MacBook Air is an impressive laptop, featuring strong battery life and a top-notch Retina Display. This is the base model with 128GB storage in the gold color scheme, and the money knocked off here represents an almost 20% discount.View Deal

Asus Q427FL Intel Core i7, 16GB, 512GB SSD $1,099.99 $899.99 at Best Buy
This 14-inch touchscreen convertible laptop has a 10th-gen Intel Core i7-10510U quad-core CPU and plentiful system memory and storage, with a discrete GPU in the form of Nvidia’s GeForce MX250. A further innovation is a number keypad integrated with the touchpad, and the $200 reduction represents an 18% discount.View Deal

Omen by HP 15-inch gaming laptop $1,399 $999 at Walmart
Not only has Walmart cut the price of this excellent gaming laptop, with an Intel Core i7 processor, Nvidia GTX 1660Ti GPU and 16GB of RAM, but it's also included a headset and mouse as well - worth $100.View Deal

Asus ROG Strix gaming laptop $1,299 $999 at Walmart
If you're after a gaming laptop, then this is an incredible deal from Walmart, which knocks a huge $300 off the price of this mid-range beast. You get a 9th generation Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660Ti and a 512GB SSD.View Deal

Acer Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop $1,199 $1,099 at Amazon
When you pull the Acer Predator Helios 300 out of your bag, everyone will know its a gaming laptop, but with an Intel Core i7 processor and GTX 1660 Ti graphics, that lack of discretion is totally worth it. Plus, you can save $100 right now on Amazon.  View Deal

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM $1,299 $1,099.99 at Amazon
If you're not after the most powerful model of MacBook Pro, then this offer for the 13-inch model with a Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM and integrated graphics is well worth considering, with a brilliant $200 off.View Deal

LG Gram 17 Intel Core i7, 16GB, 512GB SSD $1,699.99 $1,399.99 at Best Buy
LG’s Gram 17 weighs just 1.34kg and is under 18mm thick, making it a truly portable 17-inch laptop which still packs plenty of powerful components. $300 knocked off the price represents an impressive 18% discount.View Deal

Lenovo Yoga C940 Intel Core i7, 16GB, 512GB SSD $1,699.99 $1,499.99 at Best Buy
Lenovo’s 15.6-inch convertible laptop benefits from a six-core i7-9750H CPU, along with a GTX 1650 graphics card, not to mention a Dolby Atmos speaker system. With $200 taken off the price you’re getting a tidy 12% discount on this high quality 2-in-1.View Deal

Asus Q536FD Intel Core i7, 16GB, 256GB SSD + 2TB HDD $1,549.99 $1,349.99 at Best Buy
This is another 2-in-1 from Asus, although one of the main attractions here is the 4K resolution 15.6-inch touchscreen which benefits from excellent color accuracy (it’s Pantone-validated). The hybrid is powered by a Core i7-8565U CPU and you get plentiful storage with a 2TB hard disk backing up the 256GB primary SSD. There’s also a GTX 1050 Max-Q graphics card on board.View Deal

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Intel Core i9, 16GB RAM, AMD Radeon Pro 560X $2,799.99 $2,599.99 at Amazon
Amazon has cut $300 off the price of the MacBook Pro model that comes with a 9th generation Intel Core i9 processor, 512GB SSD and AMD Radeon Pro 560X GPU. This is $100 cheaper than Best Buy's similar offer.View Deal

Apple MacBook 15-inch Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, AMD Radeon Pro 555X $2,399.99 $2,199.99 at Best Buy
Save $200 off the price of this model of the 15-inch MacBook Pro, with a 9th generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM and 256GB hard drive. Also features the AMD Radeon Pro 555X GPU. You need to have a free My Best Buy account to get this deal.View Deal

Apple MacBook 15-inch Intel Core i9, 16GB RAM, AMD Radeon Pro 560X $2,799.99 $2,599.99 at Best Buy
Fancy a more powerful version of the above? This model comes with a 9th generation Intel Core i9 processor, 512GB SSD and AMD Radeon Pro 560X GPU, and is again $200 off. You need to have a free My Best Buy account to get this deal.View Deal

Best laptop deals in the UK

Acer Aspire 1 11-inch laptop £89.99 at eBay
If you're looking for the absolute cheapest Windows 10 laptop in the run up to Black Friday 2019, this could be it. It's not big and it's not powerful, with an Intel Celeron CPU and just 2GB of RAM, but for simple tasks it does the job.View Deal

Lenovo C330 2-in-1 64GB Chromebook | £279.99 at John Lewis
This has double the storage of most cheap Chromebooks at 64GB and is only about £20 more than the 32GB version of this model. Plus, John Lewis has thrown in a two year guarantee at no extra charge.
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Asus VivoBook 14 X420UA 14-inch laptop | £349.99 at Amazon
This is a fantastic thin and light laptop that's had a £100 price cut ahead of Black Friday. This is an ideal laptop for students who want to take something with them to classes, and while the 4GB of RAM is on the low side, for day-to-day computing it does a good job.View Deal

Lenovo IdeaPad S145-15IWL Intel Core i75, 8GB RAM: £529 £399 at Currys
While there is a cheaper model of the IdeaPad S14 on sale for Curry's Black Friday event, it only comes with 4GB of RAM, which we think is a bit too low for most people, so go for this version instead. It ups the RAM to 8GB, has a Intel Core i5 processor and 256GB SSD for £130 off.View Deal

Acer Swift 3 14-inch AMD Ryzen 5 Laptop £669 £489 at Currys
With 10 hours of battery life, along with 8GB of RAM and an AMD Ryzen 5 3500U processor and 2156GB SSD, the Acer Swift 3 is a brilliant little performer, and scored our 'Great Value' award when we reviewed it. This deal, for £180 off, makes it even better value.View Deal

HP Pavilion 14-ce3506sa Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM: £649 £499 at Currys
This version of the HP Pavillion 14 will get you a great all-round device with a Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD – all for £150 off the usual price.View Deal

Medion Erazer P6689 15.6-inch gaming laptop £729.97 £549.97 at Box
Get your game on with this affordable Core i5-8250U powered laptop with a GTX 1050 GPU. It comes with an Intel games bundle that includes Total War: Three Kingdoms, Frostpunk, Warhammer: End Times Vermintide and more. You get £180 off the Erazer which represents a discount of 25%.View Deal

HP Pavilion 14-ce3506sa Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce MX250: £949 £649 at Currys
Currys has knocked a huge £300 off the most powerful version of the HP Pavillion 14, with an Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and  512GB SSD. It also features an Nvidia GeForce MX250 graphics card, which can handle a bit of light gaming as well.View Deal

Lenovo Yoga 730 Core i5 1080p £899.99 £699.98 at eBuyer
Save a huge £200 on this brilliant convertible laptop that allows the screen to be flipped back and used like a tablet. This model comes with an Intel Core i5-8265U processor, 1080p display, 256GB SSD and 8GB RAM.View Deal

Apple MacBook Air (2019) Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD £1,057 £985 at John Lewis
Get the brilliant new MacBook Air for just £985 from John Lewis. This is one of the thinnest and lightest MacBooks money can buy, and with a Core i5 CPU and 8GB RAM, it's an excellent performer as well. You get a year of Apple TV+ thrown in as well.View Deal

Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502DU 15.6-inch gaming laptop £1,199.99 £999.99 at Amazon
This slimline Asus laptop is now more affordable than ever thanks to a £200 price cut, dropping it below a grand. For the money you get an Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti GPU, AMD Ryzen R7-3750H processor and 8GB RAM.View Deal

Dell XPS 13 Core i7, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM £1,468.99 £1,349 at Dell
Save £120 off the price of this model of the XPS 13. With a 10th generation Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM, this is one of the fastest ultrabooks you can buy right now.View Deal

Dell XPS 13 Core i7, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM, 4K display £1,668.99 £1,499 at Dell
This is essentially the same model as the one above, but with a stunning 4K display instead. While cramming that much resolution into a 13.3-inch screen might be a bit much for some people, it results in incredibly sharp image quality. This deal knocks £170 off.View Deal

Dell XPS 13 Core i7, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM, 4K display £1,818.99 £1,599 at Dell
This deal gets you a Dell XPS 13 with an even bigger hard drive – a huge 1TB – while also offering a larger discount as well, knocking £220 off the asking price. 1TB of fast SSD storage is ideal for people with large photo and video collections.View Deal

Dell XPS 13  2-in-1 Core i7, 1TB SSD, 32GB RAM, 4K+ display £2,318.98 £2,068.99 at Dell
It's fitting that the ultimate version of the Dell XPS 13, which is a 2-in-1 device with a massive 32GB of RAM and stunning HDR 4K touchscreen, also gets the ultimate price cut, with £250 knocked off in time for Black Friday.View Deal

The best Black Friday laptop deals from 2018

The Black Friday laptop deals of 2019 will be filtering in over the next couple of months, but while we wait for retailers to slash prices, we can take a look at the stand-out Black Friday laptop deals from last year.  

There were some amazing deals that surfaced – pun intended – last year, like the Surface Pro 6 with a Type Cover, which had just come out a month prior to Black Friday. And, we even saw MacBooks cut by up to $500 in the US.

MacBook Pro (Mid 2018) up to $500 off list price
This is a great deal for a brand new MacBook Pro. Actually, there are several deals, the best giving you up to $500 off. Whether you're looking for a 15-inch or a 13-inch MacBook, you won't find a better price.

Surface Pro 6 Type Cover bundle: $1,329 $999 at Microsoft
Microsoft has the slickest tablet deal of Cyber Monday: a whopping $330 savings on a slick, black Surface Pro 6 tablet with the Type Cover keyboard included.

MSI GT75 TITAN-058: $2,799 $1,899 on Newegg
This 17.3-inch monster of gaming laptop touts a 120Hz, FHD display backed by a GTX 1080 GPU and Intel Core i7 processor with 16GB memory, a 1TB HDD and 256GB SSD for $900 off list price with a $300 rebate card.

Huawei MateBook X Pro (512GB, MX150): $1,499 $1,349 at B&H
The best laptop of 2018 is available in its advanced configuration – with Nvidia MX150 graphics and a 512GB SSD – for $150 off over at B&H Photo for Cyber Monday.

HP 15.6-inch Intel Core i3 laptop £549 £329 at Currys
This Windows 10 laptop would be a great choice for working on the move. Its specifications are impressive for the price - particularly its huge 1TB hard drive. The 4GB RAM is a little stingy, but you can easily upgrade it.

Microsoft Surface Go £509.99 £440.02 at Amazon
Amazon has cut the price of Microsoft's brilliant tablet/laptop hybrid by £70. Comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD for an impressively low price. It's worth noting that it doesn't come with the Type Cover, however, so you'll need to buy that separately if you want a keyboard.

Acer Predator Helios 300 £1,299.99 £1,199 at Currys
Save £100 off this gorgeously-designed gaming laptop from Acer, which packs an 8th gen Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, 256GB SSD, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card and a 144Hz 1080p display.

How to find the best Black Friday laptop deals in 2019

Laptops in 2019 have these shiny exteriors that  attract a lot of attention, built with beautiful aluminum and magnesium alloys, high resolution displays and trackpads that are way bigger than they really need to be. But, it's what's inside that counts.  

When you're browsing through all the Black Friday laptop deals, you should be aware that a lot of laptop manufacturers and retailers are trying to get rid of old stock.  You'll see a laptop deal that cuts a huge chunk off the original price, only to find that it has a processor that's three years old. That's not necessarily a dealbreaker – even with an Intel Core i7-7500U, you should be able to get some work done.

Either way,  just keep in mind the current generations of laptop hardware. Intel processors should have either a 10 in front of their model number – like the Intel Core i7-10710U. However, 8th-generation processors should still be able to get the job done. Don't buy a 7th-generation Intel Core processor unless it's a seriously deep discount, and you should be prepared for some dated performance.  

If you're buying a gaming laptop, you should aim for one with a current-generation Nvidia GPU, too. The Nvidia GeForce 20-series graphics chips are the current top-end, and will let you power ray-tracing in games. However, there is the GTX 1660 Ti and GTX 1650 in laptops that will be able to power through your PC games at 1080p. Then, in Ultrabooks, you'll find an Nvidia GeForce MX250, which isn't great at games, but works wonders for pro apps you'll use on the road. 

Still, you might find a great deal on a laptop with an Nvidia 10-series GPU,  just keep in mind that it's the last-generation model. 

Finally, a lot of Black Friday laptop deals will try to sell you a laptop without enough RAM. As a general rule of thumb, you should shoot for at least 8GB of RAM on a Windows laptop, and 16GB if you plan on doing any heavy work on it. If you're buying one of the best Chromebooks, you can get away with 4GB, but even there 8GB is definitely a boon. 

And, if this is too much to take in, just keep this page bookmarked. We'll browse through the Black Friday laptop deals that pop up, and we'll update this page with the best of the best.  We use all kinds of different laptops every day, so you can trust that you'll get a laptop that's worth your time and money.