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Black Friday PC deals 2021: get a great discount on a new computer

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Black Friday may have now passed us, but there are tons of deals still out there, including early Cyber Monday computer deals. For a while we were starting to think we wouldn't see any price drops at all, due to the silicon shortage, but we've been pleasantly surprised, even if we haven't seen any extremely big discounts this year. 

That said, whether you're on the market for a RTX 3080 Ti-equipped powerhouse or just something that can power your esports sessions with friends, you should be able to save a few bucks with the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals below. 

And of course, a big PC tower is going to be too much for some people, so if you just want something portable, we've gathered up some of the best Black Friday laptop deals as well. 

Black Friday PC deals

Black Friday PC deals in the US

Dell XPS Desktop Special Edition, Core i7, 32GB RAM, RTX 3060: $2,099.99

Dell XPS Desktop Special Edition, Core i7, 32GB RAM, RTX 3060: $2,099.99 $1,499.99 at Dell

Save $600 - We think the Dell XPS Special Edition is the best desktop PC, and it's easy to see why. It comes at a great price with a lot of power - and with $600 off, it's even more enticing. 

Dell XPS Desktop, Core i7, 32GB RAM, RTX 3060: $1,799.99

Dell XPS Desktop, Core i7, 32GB RAM, RTX 3060: $1,799.99 $1,349.99 at Dell

Save $450 - Or, if you want the less special version, the regular XPS desktop is also discounted by 25%, giving you powerful performance even under pressure without the hefty price tag.

Dell Inspiron Desktop, Core i7, 24GB RAM, 512GB: $849.99

Dell Inspiron Desktop, Core i7, 24GB RAM, 512GB: $849.99 $649.99 at Dell

Save $200 - A great option for those on more of a budget, the Dell Inspiron is a compact and fairly unassuming PC built for general-purpose use without all of the bells and whistles.

HP ENVY Desktop | Intel Core i5, Integrated graphics, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD: $599.99

HP ENVY Desktop | Intel Core i5, Integrated graphics, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD: $599.99 $449 at HP
Save $150 -
 If you're looking for something under $500, we've got this desktop PC from HP's Envy line. Among the best budget PCs out there, this 11th-gen i5, 8GB configuration with integrated graphics and 256GB storage is more than enough for casual, everyday use – from surfing the internet and sending emails to streaming your favorite shows and some light gaming.

HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop | AMD Ryzen 3, Radeon RX 5500, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD: $649.99

HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop | AMD Ryzen 3, Radeon RX 5500, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD: $649.99 $549 at HP
Save $100 -
 Gaming PCs don't have to cost you an arm and a leg, as this HP Pavilion proves. Now $100 off, it's budget AMD gaming at its best. It should see you through the top titles, though not at the highest resolution, as well as casual games and your everyday computing needs. 

HP All-in-One 24-inch | Intel Core i7, Iris Xe graphics, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD+256GB SSD: $999.99

HP All-in-One 24-inch | Intel Core i7, Iris Xe graphics, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD+256GB SSD: $999.99 $849.99 at HP
Save $150
- Go minimalist with HP's 24-inch AIO. Dropping its price down 15% this Black Friday, putting it well under $1000 for the 11th-gen i7, Iris Xe configuration with 16GB memory and a lot of storage space, the HP All-in-One 24-inch is a fantastic and affordable tool for content creators and productivity prodigies. That's especially with its 3-in-1 memory card reader, touch display, and included peripherals.

HP All-in-One 24-inch | AMD Ryzen 5, Radeon Vega 8 graphics, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD+256GB SSD: $799.99

HP All-in-One 24-inch | AMD Ryzen 5, Radeon Vega 8 graphics, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD+256GB SSD: $799.99 $649 at HP
Save $100
- Go minimalist and save money while you're at it with this HP 24-inch AIO deal. You're getting mid-range AMD innards here, specifically an AMD Ryzen 5 and an AMD Radeon Vega 8, alongside 16GB of memory and a whole lot of storage. If you're looking for something capable and money-saving, you've got an ace here, especially since it's $100 off for Black Friday. Plus, that 3-in-1 memory card reader is great for photographers both pros and hobbyists.

Maingear Vybe | Ryzen 5, 16GB RAM, RTX 3060 Ti, 512GB SSD, 1TB HDD |

Maingear Vybe | Ryzen 5, 16GB RAM, RTX 3060 Ti, 512GB SSD, 1TB HDD |$1,699 $1,599 at Maingear
The Maingear Vybe is one of the best gaming PCs on the market, and it's more than the RTX 3060 Ti found inside. This gaming PC is obviously built with care, and the first-class support you'll get after you buy it means you don't need to worry about anything going wrong. 

Maingear Vybe | Ryzen 7, 16GB RAM, RTX 3070, 512GB SSD, 1TB HDD |

Maingear Vybe | Ryzen 7, 16GB RAM, RTX 3070, 512GB SSD, 1TB HDD | $2,099 $1,974 at Maingear
The Maingear Vybe isn't just a powerful gaming PC, with its RTX 3070 and Ryzen 7 5800X. But the build quality is genuinely better than you'll find anywhere else. So, while it's a bit more expensive than other prebuilts, it's worth it. And you can save $125 on this configuration for Black Friday.

PowerSpec G708 Gaming PC | Ryzen 7 5700G, 32GB RAM, RTX 3060 Ti, 1TB SSD |

PowerSpec G708 Gaming PC | Ryzen 7 5700G, 32GB RAM, RTX 3060 Ti, 1TB SSD | $1,899 $1,599 at Newegg
The PowerSpec G708 Gaming PC is as barebones as they come, but it does come with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, so who are we to complain. And you can get it for just $1,599 for Black Friday at Micro Center.

Asus ROG Strix GA35 | Ryzen 7 5800X, 32GB RAM, RTX 3060 Ti, 1TB SSD, 1TB HDD |

Asus ROG Strix GA35 | Ryzen 7 5800X, 32GB RAM, RTX 3060 Ti, 1TB SSD, 1TB HDD | $2,599 $1,999 at Micro Center
The Asus ROG Strix GA35 is one beefy little gaming PC, with a ton of space for airflow, and packed with a powerful RTX 3060 Ti GPU. You do pay a bit of a premium for the larger case, but it's worth it if you have the space.

Asus ROG Strix GA15 | Ryzen 5 5600X, 32GB RAM, RTX 3070, 1TB SSD, 1TB HDD |

Asus ROG Strix GA15 | Ryzen 5 5600X, 32GB RAM, RTX 3070, 1TB SSD, 1TB HDD | $2,299 $1,799 at Micro Center
The Asus ROG Strix GA15 is an incredibly aesthetic gaming machine, and this one is packed with an RTX 3070 for just $1,799, which is basically what you'll end up paying for just the GPU anyway right now. So, that's a Black Friday deal right there.

Alienware Aurora R10 | Ryzen 7 5800X, 32GB RAM, RTX 3070, 1TB SSD |

Alienware Aurora R10 | Ryzen 7 5800X, 32GB RAM, RTX 3070, 1TB SSD | $2,599 $1,899 at Micro Center
The Alienware Aurora R10 is one of our favorite gaming PCs, and ahead of Black Friday you can get it with an RTX 3070 and an AMD Ryzen 7 5800X for just $1,899 at Micro Center.

CyberPowerPC Gamer Master | Ryzen 7 5800X, 16GB RAM, RTX 3060, 1TB |

CyberPowerPC Gamer Master | Ryzen 7 5800X, 16GB RAM, RTX 3060, 1TB | $1,749 $1,629 at AntOnline
This PC from CyberPower is packed with an RTX 3060 and our favorite CPU, the Ryzen 7 5800X, and you can save $120 right now, cutting the price down to $1,629 for Black Friday.

MSI Aegis RS | Intel Core i7, 32GB RAM, RTX 3080 Ti, 2TB SSD |

MSI Aegis RS | Intel Core i7, 32GB RAM, RTX 3080 Ti, 2TB SSD | $3,499 $3099 at BH Photo & Video
The MSI Aegis RS isn't just a PC that happens to have the best modern components, but it's also an attractive build, filled with tempered glass and RGB lighting. The best part? You can save $400 on Black Friday. 

CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme | Intel Core i5, 16GB RAM, RTX 3060, 1TB SSD |

CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme | Intel Core i5, 16GB RAM, RTX 3060, 1TB SSD | $1,469 $1,229 at BH Photo & Video
If you're just trying to get a gaming PC, it basically doesn't matter who makes it at this point, the question is whether it has a good graphics card at a good price, and the CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme with an RTX 3060 and an 11th-generation Intel Core i5 processor at $1,229 ticks all those boxes. 

$2,899

ABS Gladiator gaming PC, Intel Core i7-11700KF, Nvidia RTX 3080, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD: $2,899 $2,799 at Newegg
Save $100 -
This ABS Gladiator gaming PC brings serious gaming performance thanks to the Intel Core i7-11700KF processor, Nvidia RTX 3080 graphics, 16GB RAM and 1TB PCIe Gen4 M.2 NVMe SSD with Windows 11 Pro.

$4,099

ABS Legend gaming PC, AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti, 32GB RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD: $4,099 $3,199 at Newegg
Save $500 -
Go all in with this ABS Legend gaming PC with an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X processor with 240mm RGB AIO cooling, RTX 3080 Ti graphics, 32GB RAM, and 1TB NVMe SSD for 22% off retail over at Newegg right now with this Black Friday deal.

$3,259

CLX Set gaming PC, AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, Nvidia RTX 3080, 16GB RAM, 240GB SSD + 2TB HDD: $3,259 $3,069 at Best Buy
Save $190 -
This CLX Set gaming desktop has everything you need to game at your best, thanks to the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X processor with AIO cooling, RTX 3080 graphics, 16GB RAM, and a 240GB NVMe SSD and 2TB HDD. 

$3,849

CLX Set gaming PC, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, Nvidia RTX 3080, 32GB RAM, 480GB SSD + 3TB HDD: $3,849 $3,539 at Best Buy
Save $310 -
If you want some of the best gaming hardware money can buy, you can't go wrong with this CLX Set gaming PC powered by an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, RTX 3080 graphics, 32GB RAM, and a 480GB NVMe SSD and 3TB HDD at Best Buy right now with this Black Friday PC gaming deal.

Black Friday PC deals in the UK

AlphaSync Diamond RTX 3060: £1,249.98
Huge savings

AlphaSync Diamond RTX 3060: £1,249.98 £1,049.99 at Ebuyer
Save £199.99 - Need a little extra juice? This has similar components as the above configuration, only your processor is upgraded to a more powerful Ryzen 7 3700X and that hardrive is bumped up to 2TB to store more of your game library.

AlphaSync Diamond RTX 3060Ti: £1,399.98

AlphaSync Diamond RTX 3060Ti: £1,399.98 £1,149.99 at Ebuyer
Save £249.99 - The best deal of the bunch, you get an RTX 3060Ti graphics card, AMD Ryzen 7 3700X, 16GB of RAM, a 2TB HDD and a 500GB SSD with £250 knocked off the asking price. If you wanted to start streaming on YouTube or Twitch on a budget, this is one of the better builds to do so.

AlphaSync Diamond RTX 3070: £1,399.98

AlphaSync Diamond RTX 3070: £1,399.98 £1,299.99 at Ebuyer
Save £99.99 - If you want to run games at 4K with a high framerate then this build is equipped with an RTX 3070. It drops that hardrive back down to 1TB, but we feel that's a fair deal considering the boost to graphics you'd be getting.

AlphaSync Pure Base RTX 3080: £2,400.03

AlphaSync Pure Base RTX 3080: £2,400.03 £2,199.99 at Ebuyer
Save £200.04 - If you need some serious power then look no further than this Pure Base gaming PC, equipped with an RTX 3080 GPU, 32GB of RAM and an Intel i7-10700K processor. With £200 saved, you could upgrade your monitor to display all those frames you'd be getting!

Overclockers Radiance Bullet | Ryzen 5, 16GB RAM, RTX 3060, 500GB SSD |

Overclockers Radiance Bullet | Ryzen 5, 16GB RAM, RTX 3060, 500GB SSD | £1449 £1,199 at Overclockers
If you're on the market for a mid-range gaming PC, it's going to be hard to find an affordable one. But right now, you can get this OC Radiance Bullet build in a small case for just £1,199.

AlphaSync Diamond RTX 3060: £1,249.98

AlphaSync Diamond RTX 3060: £1,249.98 £1,049.99 at Ebuyer
Save £199.99 - Need a little extra juice? This has similar components as the above configuration, only your processor is upgraded to a more powerful Ryzen 7 3700X and that hard drive is bumped up to 2TB to store more of your game library.

AlphaSync Diamond RTX 3060Ti: £1,399.98

AlphaSync Diamond RTX 3060Ti: £1,399.98 £1,149.99 at Ebuyer
Save £249.99 -  The best deal of the bunch, you get an RTX 3060Ti graphics card, AMD Ryzen 7 3700X, 16GB of RAM, a 2TB HDD and a 500GB SSD with £250 knocked off the asking price. If you wanted to start streaming on YouTube or Twitch on a budget, this is one of the better builds to do so.

AlphaSync Diamond RTX 3070: £1,399.98

AlphaSync Diamond RTX 3070: £1,399.98 £1,299.99 at Ebuyer
Save £99.99 - If you want to run games at 4K with a high framerate then this build is equipped with an RTX 3070. It drops that hard drive back down to 1TB, but we feel that's a fair deal considering the boost to graphics you'd be getting.

AlphaSync Pure Base RTX 3080: £2,400.03

AlphaSync Pure Base RTX 3080: £2,400.03 £2,199.99 at Ebuyer
Save £200.04 - If you need some serious power then look no further than this Pure Base gaming PC, equipped with an RTX 3080 GPU, 32GB of RAM and an Intel i7-10700K processor. With £200 saved, you could upgrade your monitor to display all those frames you'd be getting!

Apple iMac 27 |

Apple iMac 27 | £1,799 £1,649 at Scan
The iMac 27 might not have the M1 yet, but this All-in-One PC has 6-core Intel processor, discrete GPU and 8GB of RAM, which should be plenty for most people - not to mention the gorgeous screen. Plus, you can save £150 ahead of Black Friday.

Black Friday PC deal tips

When will the best Black Friday computer deals start in 2021?

Black Friday 2021 has arrived, and so are the Black Friday computer deals. We'll likely continue to see more go up over the weekend, with a whole bunch going up on Cyber Monday on November 29.

We are seeing a few less than last year, but that's to be expected with the silicon shortage that we all experienced over the last year.

Where are the best places to find Computer Black Friday deals?

Amazon tends to have the lowest prices on Apple computers, and regularly offers price matches against other retailers. Plus Amazon Prime subscribers can take advantage of next-day Amazon delivery.

Walmart also offers good discounts, often matching Amazon on Apple computers and sometimes being the first retailer to offer a record low price. But Walmart does have good deal on PCs, it's generally not the best place to go to for deals on gaming PCs.

If you're looking for bundles, we recommend Best Buy. The retailer often offers extra incentives if it can't match lower prices elsewhere, and while it doesn't always have the lowest desktop PC prices, it does generally have good deals on gaming PCs.

Newegg, too, is worth looking at for discounted prices on gaming PCs and computer components, whether that be SSDs, GPUs or RAM memory. It's become the go-to for discounted PC components for many people building their own PC, or wanting to upgrade their PC rig.

As previously mentioned, Dell usually offers deals on computers throughout the year, but its deals are intensified on Black Friday, with great deals on gaming PCs and Alienware gaming accessories. And HP is another PC brand that tends to offer good Black Friday computer deals.

Should you wait for a Black Friday computer deal?

We're ages away from Black Friday, so if you need a new computer now you shouldn't wait. As we get closer to the holiday season though, there are three things to consider if you see an offer you like and aren't sure whether to go with it, or wait until Black Friday for a potentially better computer deal: the price, the retailer, and the brand.

We'd usually expect to see a 4GB / 128GB configuration sitting at between $200 and $350 over Black Friday, barring any stunning flash sales. Meanwhile, an 8GB / 256GB spec is more likely to sit at between $350 and $450 over the holiday season. More powerful configurations offering i7 processors, 512GB or 1TB SSDs and additional GPUs do drop further in price over Black Friday computer deals, but generally don't find themselves below $500. 

That all means that if you spot a nice set of specs at a price lower (or in the same region as) previous Black Friday computer deals, it's well worth grabbing the early offer. 

Your chosen retailer may also sway your decision as to whether or not you buy now or wait for November. Last year Best Buy placed a price guarantee on some of its early Black Friday computer offers, which means you could confidently shop knowing that your computer won't drop to a ridiculous price in a month's time - that's worth looking for again. Amazon, Walmart, Dell, and HP were a little trickier, but if you spot a price you like on the perfect desktop PC, there's no guarantee it will be cheaper in November. 

And if you're picking up an iMac or powerful desktop PC , you might want to think twice about jumping early. These are likely to get better offers as we get closer to November 26, and may even be reserved for flash sales over the weekend itself.

Where to find Black Friday gaming PC deals

If you're after a more RGB-friendly rig, you'll find plenty of Black Friday gaming computer deals hitting the shelves in November. We'll round them all up on this page, but you can hunt down the specific spec you need by heading to retailers who will offer Black Friday computer deals. 

In the US, we'd recommend checking out Dell, Best Buy, and HP first - as they brought their Black Friday offers forward last year. However, in the UK we'd head over to Amazon where you'll likely find discounts on rigs as well as peripherals and games as well.

3 computers to look out for

Dell XPS Desktop Special Edition

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Dell XPS Desktop Special Edition

Performance meets beauty and affordability

CPU: 10th-generation Intel Core i5 – i9 | Graphics: Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Super | RAM: Up to 64GB DDR4 2933Mhz | Storage: Up to 2TB M.2 PCIe NVME SSD + 2TB SATA 7200RPM HDD

Great price
A lot of power
Beautiful white chassis
Only one USB-C port

The Dell XPS Tower Special Edition is the rare PC that can tick boxes for every kind of user. It's powerful enough to get some gaming on, with up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070, small enough to fit on a reasonable desk, and comes at a reasonable price to boot. This is the kind of PC that will fit into anyone's home, and hopefully we can see some Black Friday PC deals slash the price a bit.

Read the full review: Dell XPS Desktop Special Edition

Intel Ghost Canyon NUC

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Intel Ghost Canyon NUC

Small, but dangerous

CPU: 9th-generation Intel Core i5 – i9 | Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 630 | RAM: 8GB – 64B DDR4 | Storage: 128GB SSD – 2TB + 2TB

Affordable at its low configurations
Highly upgradeable
Great performance
Can get pretty pricey at the highest configurations

If you're looking for a PC that you can easily fit in anywhere without it getting in the way, Intel NUCs are always a great choice. They're tiny and powerful, and unlike a lot of other PCs like it, are completely upgradable. The only downside is that you have to supply the SSD and memory yourself, but if you have any tinkerers on your Christmas list, you can do a lot worse than the Intel NUC 9 Extreme on Black Friday.

iMac (24-inch, 2021) in blue against a white background

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iMac (24-inch, 2021)

The iMac gets a welcome redesign

CPU: Apple M1 chip with 8‑core CPU | Graphics: Integrated 7-core – 8-core GPU | RAM: 8GB – 16GB unified memory | Screen: 24-inch 4.5K Retina display | Storage: up to 2TB

Excellent screen
Striking new design
Fantastic webcam
Lack of ports remains
Mac mini may offer better value for some

The smaller iMac has always been a weird spot in Apple's lineup, but thanks to the new M1 chip, it's better than ever. The processor keeps the all-in-one PC agile, while Apple's new colorways make the Apple M1 a great fit in any home or office. And, this is one of the computers we're expecting to make a big appearance on Black Friday.

Read the full review: iMac (24-inch, 2021)

Dell XPS Desktop Special Edition, Core i7, 32GB RAM, RTX 3060: $2,099.99

Dell XPS Desktop Special Edition, Core i7, 32GB RAM, RTX 3060: $2,099.99 $1,499.99 at Dell

Save $600 - We think the Dell XPS Special Edition is the best desktop PC, and it's easy to see why. It comes at a great price with a lot of power - and with $600 off, it's even more enticing. 

Dell XPS Desktop, Core i7, 32GB RAM, RTX 3060: $1,799.99

Dell XPS Desktop, Core i7, 32GB RAM, RTX 3060: $1,799.99 $1,349.99 at Dell

Save $450 - Or, if you want the less special version, the regular XPS desktop is also discounted by 25%, giving you powerful performance even under pressure without the hefty price tag.

Dell Inspiron Desktop, Core i7, 24GB RAM, 512GB: $849.99

Dell Inspiron Desktop, Core i7, 24GB RAM, 512GB: $849.99 $649.99 at Dell

Save $200 - A great option for those on more of a budget, the Dell Inspiron is a compact and fairly unassuming PC built for general-purpose use without all of the bells and whistles.

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