TechRadar picks by category

Cyber Monday deals by category:

1. Laptops
2. Phones
3. Game consoles
4. Video games
5. Components
6. Cameras and accessories
7. Wearables and trackers
8. Home theter & smart home
9. Cool stuff aka 'Your big present'
10. Legos & Toys

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The TechRadar editorial team spends all year testing and writing about gadgets so that you, the consumer, know about the best tech to buy. And there's no more important time for us than Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It's when we see our tech buying advice put to the use most.

Problem: It's really difficult to know what to buy when everything is on sale. We see millions of dollars worth of transactions go through TechRadar to various retailers this weekend, but this page is dedicated to pointing out the very best gadgets, according to our editors' recommendations. 

To answer that question 'what's the best tech?', we put together this Holiday Gift Guide to properly spotlight the best gifts that you should consider purchasing. This includes all of the usual categories we cover: laptops, phones, home theater, PC components, wearables, and game consoles (including individual video games). 

Back by popular demand is the Cool Stuff category aka 'The Big Gift' from newer devices: drones, electric scooters, and smart home devices. We also have a toys section if you're buying for kids (or yourself, a kid at heart). Rest assured, you can't go wrong with these great presents.

Disclaimer: TechRadar's Holiday Gift Guide is powered by Razer, so while its laptop, phone and headphones appear within our list, all other picks are completely editorially and independently driven.

Join us as we celebrate our best picks for a tech-savvy audience.

Laptops

Huawei MateBook X Pro

Rarely, a laptop arrives that completely blows everything out of the water. This year, that’s the Huawei MateBook Pro X. It doesn’t do anything altogether new, but it perfects elements from competitors to produce one of the best laptops ever. It’s a perfect gift for anyone that needs a laptop this season.

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch

For the Apple fan that wanted a MacBook Pro, but wanted to wait until it was more up to date, this is their year. Packed with 8th-generation Intel Core processors, speedy SSDs and an improved Butterfly keyboard, the 2018 13-inch Macbook Pro is the best MacBook yet.

Asus Chromebook Flip C302

Sure, there are more powerful Chromebooks out there. There are even cheaper ones. But, there is no Chromebook on the market that quite hits the price-to-performance ratio that Asus does with the Chromebook Flip C302. It’s the perfect 2-in-1 Chromebook for any students on your Secret Santa list.

Razer Blade (Base Model)

Sponsored Pick
There are few manufacturers as beloved in the PC gaming space as Razer, and the Razer Blade 2018 (Base Model) is a perfect example of why. With all of the same guts inside as the mainstream model with more storage and Ethernet at a lower price, it’s a gaming laptop to beat.

Microsoft Surface Go

The Microsoft Surface line of tablets has long been the pinnacle of what Windows tablets should be, but we always wanted a cheaper model. Our prayers were answered with the Surface Go. It’s an affordable Windows tablet that’ll be the perfect gift for any students on your list.

iPad Pro 11

Apple released two new iPad Pros this year, but the new iPad Pro 11 hits the sweet spot. It’s more affordable, more portable, but equally as powerful as its bigger sibling. With support for keyboard covers and Apple Pencil, the new iPad Pro 11 is an excellent creative tool and potential on-the-go laptop alternative.

Phones

Google Pixel 3

For a phenomenal Android experience, look no further than the phone designed by the Android maker. The Pixel 3 offers not only a powerful phone running a bloatware-free version of Android, but it also see fast updates over its lifespan. All that, and it has one of the best smartphone cameras around, making it an all-around wonderful gift. 

Razer Phone 2

Sponsored Pick
The Razer Phone 2 is the ideal phone for RGB-loving gamers who wants to live that overclocked life at 120Hz everywhere they go. With the 120Hz refresh rate, it has the most fluid screen we've ever seen on a smartphone, and it's backed up by plenty of speed and dual front-facing speakers. It's going to be good for 3D gaming for years to come.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 takes everything to the max. It has a massive, Super AMOLED screen, offering one of the best smartphone displays around. Plus, it’s packs high-performance internals into a stunning design. Then there’s the dual-sensor camera system, which also ranks among the best, especially with Samsung’s dual-aperture technology. The Note 9 would make a truly premium present.

iPhone XS Max

Given the popularity of iPhones, it’s almost a no-brainer that a new iPhone will make a great gift this holiday season. And, the iPhone XS Max is the biggest and best. It offers a massive 6.5-inch OLED display, has incredible cameras, and packs a processor that blows the competition away.