Many of the best Black Friday laptop deals are still live, despite the day itself now being officially over for another year.
So, if you didn't manage to find what you were looking for on Black Friday itself, don't panic. We've listed all the deals that are still live - though as Black Friday and Cyber Monday become ever-distant memories, these deals could start drying up.
Whatever you're looking for, we're continuing to scour the web to find the biggest savings and we're bringing them to you right here so you can find the laptop you want at the best possible price.
- UK readers: Jump to Black Friday deals
Black Friday laptop sales (US): quick links
- Amazon: lowest prices for most laptops (opens in new tab)
- Best Buy: $300 off Intel-powered laptops (opens in new tab)
- Dell: up to $700 off Inspiron and XPS laptops (opens in new tab)
- HP: save up to $300 on Spectre and Pavilion (opens in new tab)
- Newegg: up to $750 off laptops (opens in new tab)
- Walmart: Chromebooks from just $79 (opens in new tab)
The best Black Friday laptop deals still live in the US
Lenovo IdeaPad 1i: was
$249.99 now $99.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Our favorite super-cheap laptop deal from the Best Buy Black Friday sale is this Lenovo IdeaPad marked down to just $99.99. If you've got a small budget and would prefer a Windows machine over a Chromebook, then this is the one to go for to handle all your basic day-to-day computing needs. It also comes with a slightly larger 14-inch display, which is rarely seen at such a low price.
Lenovo Flex 3 Chromebook: was
$189 now $99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
If you want a super-cheap 2-in-1 Chromebook, Best Buy has you covered. The Flex 3 won't be winning any beauty contests with its thick screen bezels, but it's an excellent choice of starter laptop for a younger kid who needs a computer for homework and watching YouTube videos.
Acer Chromebook 315: was
$279 now $184 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Consider upgrading to this Acer Chromebook 315 if you'd prefer a laptop with a larger screen at a low price. This is still a basic device to the option above but comes with a 15.6-inch display, so it's less portable but still an affordable pick for school work and light use. It's still tough and reasonably light, plus it has a battery life of around 12 hours, so a good choice if you're carrying it around with you all day.
HP Chromebook 14: was
$299 now $179 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
2-in-1 laptops usually come at a premium compared to traditional devices. Because of that, you tend to pay more money just to end up with a more versatile but inferior device. This HP Chromebook 14 at Walmart mitigates that issue significantly after the $120 saving. Sure, it's still not a high-performance laptop, but it's powerful enough to get through basic use, light work, video streaming and more - all with the flexibility and versatility of a touchscreen you can use like a tablet.
Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5: was
$380 now $285 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Another excellent Flex-series Chromebook from Lenovo, the Flex 5 offers a 13.3-inch touchscreen coupled with a hybrid laptop-tablet design that lets you go from working at your desk to watching Netflix in bed faster than you can say 'oh, that's a good deal'.
Samsung Chromebook Plus V2: was
$499.99 now $289 on Amazon (opens in new tab)
An impressive $210 discount on this 2-in-1 ultra-lightweight laptop. The Chromebook Plus V2 comes with a dual camera and a built-in pen that will never need charging. This is a huge plus for students taking notes, editing, or signing documents and artists planning to whack this device into tablet mode to draw. Get bang for your buck with this versatile bit of kit!
Asus VivoBook 14: was
$349.99 now $280 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Asus VivoBook 14 is getting a 33% price drop for the holidays. This budget 14-inch laptop, which gets a 4.4 out of 5 rating on Amazon, hits that perfect sweet spot between performance and price. Users also enjoy it for its portability and solid battery life, not to mention the comfy backlit keyboard.
Acer Aspire 5: was
$379.99 now $319.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
When we gave the Acer Aspire 5 a 4-star review, it was for this 15.6-inch monitor’s solid build and battery life as well as its affordable price tag. We've seen its price drop lower during Black Friday itself, but this is still a decent saving.
HP 15z: was
$469.99 now $279.99 at HP (opens in new tab)
Here's the best way to spend less than $300 on a laptop for light use, schoolwork and more. Components are definitely more entry-level with the AMD Athlon processor inside, but that's a fair and understandable compromise at this price. Still, there's enough power here for basic work tasks, light admin and everyday browsing, while 8GB of RAM ensures performance remains solid.
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i: was
$429.99 now $339.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
A premium Chromebook for a decidedly non-premium price, the IdeaPad Flex 5i is a super-thin Chrome laptop from Lenovo with an Intel Core i3 CPU and 8GB of RAM. The 360-degree hinge and FHD touchscreen make this little unit a productivity beast.
HP Pavilion 15: was
$379 now $349 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Here's an excellent value-for-money HP laptop from Walmart. This powerful device comes with an Intel i5 processor, 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD - all solid components for an all-purpose laptop. What's more, you'd usually pay at least $100 more for this level of performance. It's definitely one to snap up if you want the most bang for your buck.
HP Pavilion 15:
was $499.99 now $369.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
This HP Pavilion 15 is a solid all-around device for your everyday computing needs, work and media streaming thanks to the entry-level Intel i3 processor and 8GB of RAM. Plus, there's a reasonable 256GB SSD for all your important files and applications. It sports a slim, light and portable design too, which is great for those always on the go.
Acer Aspire 5: was
$529.99 now $462.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Not only does the Acer Aspire 5 enjoy a 4.5 out of 5 rating on Amazon for its light weight and great value, but it’s getting a price cut that’s making it look like an even better buy. For just $462 which is 19% off the price, you get a 15.6-inch laptop with a solid AMD Ryzen 5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD.
Acer Chromebook Spin 513: was
$700 now $553.60 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
One of Acer's more premium Chromebook entries, the Spin 513 uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c processor for incredible battery life and packs a 4G LTE SIM card slot for anyone who wants mobile internet to let them work on their laptop from anywhere, anytime.
Acer Chromebook Spin 714:
was $729 now $479 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
A high-end touchscreen laptop running on Chrome OS, the Spin 714 utilizes a 12th-gen Intel i5 CPU for Intel Evo certification, meaning that it boasts powerful battery life and ultra-fast wake times when you open the lid. Other premium features include a 256GB high-speed SSD, garaged stylus, and a backlit keyboard.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ (with Type Cover): was
$929.99 now $699.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
A terrific low price for an older but still capable Surface Pro tablet-laptop hybrid. The fact that the $130 Type Cover keyboard is included in the price, too, makes this an even sweeter bargain. With a 12.3-inch display and weighing less than 1kg, this is a fantastic portable device. It also has enough power in it to support all your computing needs: whether that's basic home use, work, media streaming and more.
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2: was
$699 now $599.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The Laptop Go 2 is the baby in the Microsoft Surface line but it's a great choice if you value portability. At just 12.4-inches, it's great for work on the go and the combination of an 11th gen Intel Core i5, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB SSD makes it a reasonable performer as well. If you're looking to do intensive tacks then we'd recommend the bigger Surface Laptop 4, but for those who value portability, this is a good deal.
ASUS TUF Gaming F17 gaming laptop:
was $899.99 now $699 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This laptop was already a great price at under $1,000, but with this markdown, it's an absolute steal. You get a solid 516GB of hard drive, 8GB of fully upgradable RAM, a Core i5 CPU, and an RTX 3050 GPU. For just under $700 you're getting a great laptop that can handle most PC games at high settings – although as with any gaming laptop, the battery life isn't so great.
MSI GF63 Thin: was
$729 now $620 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
'Thin' might not be the best moniker for this budget gaming laptop - it's still thicker than the average Razer laptop - but the MSI GF63 Thin is inarguably one of the most svelte gaming systems you can find at this price point. With a reasonable discount, this is a great deal if you want a cheap new gaming laptop.
Acer Nitro 5: was
$1,000 $798 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
The Acer Nitro 5 has long been one of the best picks for anyone trying to play PC games on a budget, and this model might be one of the best deals we've seen in a while. A sturdy little gaming laptop for seven hundred bucks, equipped with an RTX 3060? Yup, that gets our seal of approval.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4: was
$899.99 now $650.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Savings on the Microsoft Surface Laptop range continue to impress us this year, with this deal for the Surface Laptop 4 dropping in price over the past week. The 128GB SSD is a little underwhelming, but other components are decent for a general all-purpose laptop for many computing tasks.
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro: was
$1,099.99 now $999.99 on Amazon
(opens in new tab)Save $100 on this powerhouse laptop that comes with stunning AMOLED display, 12th-gen i5 Intel CPU and a long lasting battery. In our review of the Galaxy Book2 Pro we were impressed by its light weight chassis, spacious keyboard and trackpad and just overall sleek design. As an added bonus, all your Samsung devices can sync up and make sharing files and photos much easier.
Acer Swift X Creator Laptop: was
$1,069.99 now $783 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Though this surprisingly powerful 14-inch laptop has gotten a similar sale recently, it wasn’t as good as this one as you can get the Acer Swift X for just $783 on Amazon during the holidays. This laptop, which gets a 4.4 out of 5 rating, is packing some serious heat in the form of an AMD Ryzen 7 5800U CPU, an Nvidia RTX 3050Ti GPU and 16GB of RAM.
HP Pavilion 15 Laptop: was
$949.99 now $819 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This configuration of the HP Pavilion 15 Laptop has seen plenty of discounts recently but the one for Black Friday, which is almost 17% off the price, is the largest one yet. For just under $820, you can get a fairly powerful portable with a 12th-Gen Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. It also enjoys a 4.4 out of5 rating on Amazon.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7+: was
$1,229.99 now $899.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ is compact, 12.3-inches to be exact, yet it’s capable of keeping up in your day-to-day computing thanks to an Intel Core i5 CPU and 8GB of RAM. Though you do have to buy the keyboard separately, this is essentially a powerful tablet running Windows without one, you can easily get one with all the money you’ll save from this deal as this configuration is $330 cheaper than usual.
Microsoft Surface Pro 8: was
$1,349.99 now $899.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The Microsoft Surface Pro 8 got a 4.5 out of 5 in our review for its gorgeous design, speedy processor, and sharp 2,880x1,920p display with 120Hz refresh rate. This configuration, sporting an Intel Core i5, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD, is getting $450 off for the holidays.
HP Envy 17t: was
$1,299.99 now $899.99 at HP (opens in new tab)
This is the standout premium laptop in the latest HP sale. It comes packed with high-end components, including the latest generation Intel i7 processor, 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD. That's enough power to blitz through all of your computing needs and keep up with multiple tasks at once. The large 17-inch screen is good for a more permanent workstation, too, though does make it less portable if that's important.
Samsung Galaxy Book Odyssey:
was $1,399.99 now $989.97 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Galaxy Book Odyssey is a super sleek laptop built for peak performance, equipped with 11th Gen Intel Core processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050Ti Max-Q graphics card. The Odyssey boasts an ultra wide full HD 15.6-inch, perfect for watching films or blasting through your favorite games with the help of Odyssey Control, Samsung's built in app that gives you real time performance checks, fan speed optimization and custom settings for each game.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4:was
$1,199.99 now $1,099.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
With a 4.6 out of 5 rating on Best Buy, the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 is a light, comfortable portable that will see you through day-to-day tasks on the go. This particular configuration of the 15-inch version is powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 CPU and 8GB of RAM. While you’re paying a little more for that high-end CPU, this post Black Friday sale will offset with a price cut of $100 off its usual $1,199 price tag.
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro:
was $1,449.99 now $1,079.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Galaxy Book2 Pro is perfect for professionals on the go. The laptop boasts a stunning AMOLED touchscreen that's perfect for scrolling through and editing documents with the included S pen, and a 1080o FHD camera with Dolby Atmos to keep your meetings and calls crystal clear.
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro: was
$1,570 now $1,099 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
A solid deal on one of Lenovo's stylish Legion gaming laptops, the Legion 5 Pro packs a 16:10 WQHD+ display, RTX 3060 graphics card, and a powerful 6000-series octa-core Ryzen 7 CPU. Add in an RGB keyboard that feels great to use for typing or gaming, and you've got an excellent all-rounder laptop.
Asus ROG Strix G15: was
$1,499 now $1,349 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
It's a fairly modest discount, but the ROG Strix G15 is one of the best gaming laptops Asus has ever produced. It's aesthetically incredible, robust, and packs some competitive internal hardware as well as a beautiful 1440p display.
MSI GP66 Leopard:
was $1,849 now $1,569.99 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
This might be the cheapest gaming laptop with an RTX 3080 graphics card that we've seen so far! With an Intel Core i7 processor and an RGB keyboard designed in collaboration with the keyboard masters over at SteelSeries, this GP66 Leopard is a kick-ass choice of gaming laptop.
Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch (M1 Max): was
$3,499 $3,049 at B&H Photo (opens in new tab)
If you're looking to go big this holiday season on a new 16-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Max chip, then definitely check out this deal at B&H Photo. In addition to the 10-core M1 Max with 32-core GPU, this model also comes with 32GB unified memory and 1TB of storage.
Black Friday laptop sales (UK): quick links
- Amazon: up to 47% off Huawei, Asus, HP (opens in new tab)
- Argos: budget laptops from £199 (opens in new tab)
- Box: high-spec ultrabooks from £379 (opens in new tab)
- Currys: £200 off HP, Asus, Acer, Microsoft (opens in new tab)
- Dell: save up to £300 on Inspiron and XPS (opens in new tab)
- Ebuyer: decent discounts and a wide range (opens in new tab)
- Laptops Direct: up to 20% off laptops (opens in new tab)
- Very: HP, Dell and Acer laptops from £149 (opens in new tab)
The best Black Friday laptop deals in the UK
Asus C204MA Chromebook:
was £149 now £119.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
It's not always easy to find a laptop deal for around £100 so don't miss this Asus C204 Chromebook if you only need the most basic device possible. It's not particularly powerful, sure, but it's cheap and all you really need for light use, basic admin tasks and web browsing. The battery lasts a full day, too.
Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go:
was £299 now £199 at Argos (opens in new tab)
Samsung's lightweight Chromebook has always been one of our favorites, from its sleek black chassis to its comfortable keyboard. At this discount, it's one of the best-value Chromebooks you can buy if you want a laptop that feels premium but doesn't cost the world.
HP Chromebook 14a: was
£269 now £199 at Currys (opens in new tab)
A thin-and-light AMD-powered Chromebook from HP with a pearly white and silver paintjob, the 14a is a steal at £199. A wide trackpad and durable but comfortable keyboard make this a solid choice for kids, who won't struggle even with tiny hands.
Asus Chromebook Flip C214: was
£352 now £249.98 at LaptopsDirect (opens in new tab)
A great little deal on a great little laptop, the Flip C214 is an 11-inch 2-in-1 Chromebook from Asus that runs on an Intel Celeron CPU. If you can't decide between a laptop and a tablet, check this one out.
Lenovo IdeaPad 5i Chromebook:was
£449.99, now £277.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
With an Intel Core i3, 4GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD, this Chromebook from Lenovo will be able to handle most of what you can ask a Chromebook to do. And, since this is a 14-inch model, it’s travel-ready as well. Right now, it’s receiving the biggest discount it’s ever gotten at Amazon, dropping £170 in price.
ACER Aspire 3: was
£429 now £349 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Though the Acer Aspire 3 might be a bit on the slow side, it’s powered by a 10th-gen Intel Core i3 after all, it’s not meant for anyone needing a powerhouse. It’s for those who don’t want to spend too much for a dependable laptop that will get them online for email, streaming, and light productivity.
Asus Chromebook CZ1: was
£378 now £367.97 at Laptops Direct (opens in new tab)
If you're looking for more of a tablet experience from your Chromebook, the CZ1 detachable from Asus might be more your speed. It's less powerful than most Chromebooks on this list, but it packs a tablet-style chassis with a kickstand and removable keyboard. The chunky rubber trim makes it perfect for small, clumsy hands - if you've got a kid who wants a new tablet this Christmas, check out the CZ1.
Asus VivoBook 15: was
£549.99 now £399.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Consider upgrading to this version of the Asus VivoBook 15 if you need a slightly more powerful mid-range laptop at a fantastic price. It still has 8GB of RAM, but the jump to an Intel i5 processor does justify the cost. Go for this if you want the extra performance to ensure programs load quickly and reasonable multitasking doesn't slow the laptop down.
Asus Touchscreen Chromebook Flip C433TA: was
£499 now £349.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Asus Chromebook Flip is already a great value proposition for anyone on the lookout for an affordable but robust Chromebook. After all, its Intel Core i5 and 8GB will power you through all things ChromeOS, though you’ll want to lean on the cloud for storage as you’re getting just 128GB of space. With a Holiday price cut of 30%, this Chromebook might be one of the most shockingly good price-to-performance deals still out there.
Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630: was
£499.99 now £349.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This Chromebook keeps the tradition of the rest of Lenovo’s Yoga line by surprising us with its performance capability, fueled by an Intel Core i7 CPU and 16GB of RAM, a 360-degree hinge for that 2-in-1 form factor, and slim anodized aluminum build.
Asus Vivobook 15 X1500: was
£600 now £369.99 at John Lewis (opens in new tab)
We love the Vivobook series from Asus: they're good, straightforward laptops that offer solid performance in a sleek chassis. This 15-inch model is no exception, with a Core i5 processor and half a terabyte of high-speed SSD storage.
Honor MagicBook X14: was
£649.99 now £399.97 at Box (opens in new tab)
This Honor MagicBook X14 offers an incredible spec for the price. It has the same 8GB RAM as the Asus VivoBook 15 above, but it bumps up the processor to a faster Intel i5 and doubles the storage to 512GB. It may be a couple of generations old, but it's still good for all your general everyday tasks. That includes web browsing, office work, media streaming and more.
Asus Vivobook 15: was
£649 now £499 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Another Vivobook with a solid discount of almost a third off retail price, this model comes with an Intel Core i7 processor for more demanding workloads and a tonne of physical ports so you can plug in whatever peripherals you want.
Asus VivoBook 15: was
£599.99 now £479.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This brand new version of the Asus VivoBook 15 is already reduced at Amazon, making it one of the week's best laptop deals. It comes with some very powerful components, including an Intel i5 processor, 16GB of RAM and a huge 512GB SSD. These specs will ensure great performance for general browsing, video calls, office work, media streaming or multitasking between apps.
Samsung Galaxy Book2: was
£599 now £499 at Samsung (opens in new tab)
While the Galaxy Book2 is not the most powerful Samsung laptop out, it’s one of the most budget-friendly, especially now that it’s dropping £100 in price for a modest £499. And, it’s perfect for those who want to catch up with correspondence or even Netflix on the road with its large 15.6-inch display and slim build.
Microsoft Surface Go 3: was
£569 now £419 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
While the Microsoft Surface Go 3 got its biggest discount back in January, its Black Friday discount is the second best deal this laptop has gotten on Amazon making this a wonderful buy for anyone looking for a device that can bridge the gap between laptop and tablet. Just be aware that the keyboard is sold separately here.
Acer Aspire Vero: was
£649.99 now £499.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The well-loved Acer Aspire Vero – it has a 4.6 out of 5 rating on Amazon – is a look into the future in a way. Its performance is good enough for most people due to its 11th-Gen Intel Core i5 and 8GB of RAM but what sets it apart is its eco-friendly build as it’s made of 30% post-consumer recycled plastic as well as fully recyclable packaging. Plus, it’s currently £100 cheaper for Black Friday.
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3: was
£699 now £599 at Currys (opens in new tab)
A super-cheap lightweight gaming laptop that isn't going to break any performance records but offers decent FHD gaming performance with its GTX 1650 graphics card - perfect if you want to play less graphically demanding games like Fortnite or Overwatch 2.
HP Pavilion 13: was
£850 now £760 at John Lewis (opens in new tab)
If you want a work laptop that can keep up with a fast-paced environment, the Pavilion 13 is the way to go. The i7 CPU is speedy, the frame is compact and lightweight, and the battery life offers up to 8 hours of use when you're out and about.
ASUS ZenBook Duo: was
£999.99 now £849.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
While the Asus Zenbook Duo may have seen a slightly bigger discount back in October, its current discount of £150 is still quite the deal. After all, this unique 14-inch laptop, which we praised in our 4 out of 5-star review for trying something different with the inclusion of a second 12.65-inch touchscreen, is slim, light, and portable. It also is plenty powerful for most people thanks to its 11th-Gen Intel Core i5 and 16GB of RAM.
MacBook Air (M1, 2020): was
£999 now £877 at Very (opens in new tab)
This MacBook Air M1 deal comes with 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD, which is a solid spec for all your computing needs. It also knocks £122 off the usual price in this post-Black Friday deal. It's not the cheapest it's ever been, but it's still an excellent saving.
Acer Nitro 5: was
£1,199 now £849 at Currys (opens in new tab)
A great deal on Acer's most prominent budget gaming laptop, which comes equipped with an AMD Ryzen 7 CPU and RTX 3050 Ti GPU. This sleek 15.6-inch laptop is perfect for esports titles thanks to its 165Hz display refresh rate.
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro: was
£1,049 now £899 at Samsung (opens in new tab)
When we reviewed the Galaxy Book2 Pro, we were impressed enough by its slender and lightweight build, gorgeous AMOLED display, and speedy performance for productivity work to give it a 4.5 out of 5 rating. For Black Friday, it might be a perfect 5 as the 13-inch model with a 12th-gen i5 CPU and 8GB of RAM is £150 cheaper.
Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro 360: was
£1,149 now £949 at Samsung (opens in new tab)
This 2-in-1 convertible is thin, lightweight, comes with an included stylus, and can give nine hours of use with a 30 minute charge. The star of the show, however, is its 13-inch Super-AMOLED Touch Display. And, for Black Friday, you don’t have to spend over £1,000 to get it as it’s receiving £200 price cut.
Acer Nitro 5: was
£1,249 now £999 at Currys (opens in new tab)
A slightly more powerful Nitro 5 model from Acer, using the RTX 3060 GPU and a 12th-gen Intel i7 CPU. It's £100 more than the RTX 3050 Ti model, but offers notably better performance if you want to play more graphically demanding games. At this price, it's still a great deal. This version has a full RGB keyboard too!
Acer Predator Helios 300: was
£1,299 now £1,099 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Save two hundred pounds on Acer's top-notch midrange gaming laptop, the Helios 300. With an 11th-gen Intel Core i7 processor and RTX 3060 graphics, this laptop is perfect for 1080p gaming at high framerates.
Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (M2, 2022): was
£1,249 now £1,119 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Another discount on a recently-released M2 MacBook, this time the Air version with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB drive. At 10% off, this sale is fairly modest, but saving over a hundred quid on a brand-new MacBook Air equipped with Apple's latest processor is still a sound deal in our books.
M2 Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (2022): was
£1,349 now £1,195 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
In a bit of a twist, we're actually seeing some discounts on the new M2 model of the 13-inch MacBook Pro! It's not the hugest price cut, but we're stoked to see an M2 MacBook Pro go on sale, so if you're after a lightweight professional laptop that will stand the test of time, this is the one to pick.
Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (M2): was
£1,348 now £1,199.97 at Laptops Direct (opens in new tab)
New and improved for 2022, the 13-inch MacBook Pro is the perfect balance between performance and portability, especially thanks to the new Apple M2 chip under the lid. This is the entry-level configuration, so you'll also be getting 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD, but this is more than enough for the professional on the go, but be quick, this deal is selling out fast!
LG Gram 16: was
£1,549.99 now £1,153 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
When we reviewed this newest version of the LG Gram 16, we were seriously impressed by how portable this seemingly large laptop is. It only weighs 1.28 kg after all. Yet, it still has a 16-inch 2560x1600p display and a full keyboard. With its 12th-Gen Intel Core i7 and 16GB of RAM, it also provides snappy performance as well. Since it is almost Black Friday, this beautiful if pricey laptop is getting a £350 discount.
LG Gram 17:was
£1,649.99 now £1,249 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
This LG Gram has never seen this deep of a discount. A £350 price cut is certainly a deal worth taking advantage of for any computer, let alone the newest version of a laptop line that has consistently reviewed well here. After all, you’re getting a brilliant 2560x1600p display, a powerful 12th-Gen Intel Core i7 CPU and 16GB of RAM.
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14: was
£1,799.99 now £1,598.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
We’ve always been a fan of the Zephyrus G14 for its marriage of Ultrabook-like slim build and gaming powerhouse performance. And, this configuration with an AMD Ryzen R7, AMD RX 6800S GPU and 2560x1600p display with 144Hz refresh rate is no different.
Lenovo Legion 5i Pro: was
£1,699 now £1,499 at Currys (opens in new tab)
An RTX 3070 Ti-equipped gaming laptop from Lenovo, the Legion 5i Pro is a sleek powerhouse. It's also got a 12th-gen Intel CPU, a terabyte of storage, and a 16:10 WQHD+ display that gives you more vertical screen real estate - great for productivity if you want a laptop for both work and play.
MSI GE66 Raider: was
£1,899 now £1,699 at Currys (opens in new tab)
MSI delivers again with this stellar gaming laptop at a seriously competitive price, even after Black Friday. An RTX 3070 Ti GPU and i7 processor are joined by a 1TB SSD, giving you a high-performance gaming system wrapped up in an RGB-bedecked package.
M1 Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch (2021): was
£1,899 now £1,725 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you prefer the comfortable middle ground between big-screen and compact, the 14-inch MacBook Pro is the way to go. This model is very middle-of-the-road in terms of hardware specs too, with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD supporting the M1 Pro chip at its core.
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15: was
£1,999 now £1,899 at Currys (opens in new tab)
It might only be a small discount right now, but keep a close eye on this one. The ROG Zephyrus G15 is one of the best gaming laptops we've ever had the pleasure of reviewing, from its slim and stylish chassis to its powerful internal components.
M1 Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch (2021): was
£2,399 now £2,129 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you're after a big-boy MacBook Pro, the 16-inch model from last year with the M1 Pro chip has a modest discount right now. That big screen is perfect for creative work or office productivity, so keep an eye on the pricing of this one. It's a very good choice for content creators, but for most people, however, it's overkill, and you'd be better off with the cheaper MacBook Air.
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16: was
£2,899 now £2,299 at Currys (opens in new tab)
A whopping £600 discount on a seriously high-end gaming laptop, the ROG Zephyrus M16 boasts a powerful Intel Core i9-12900H CPU and RTX 3070 Ti graphics card, as well as a 165Hz QHD display and a beefy 2TB of high-speed SSD storage.
Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch M1 Max (2021): was
£3,299 now £3,017.97 at LaptopsDirect (opens in new tab)
This is the high-spec version of the 16-inch 2021 MacBook Pro, equipped with an M1 Max CPU, 32GB of RAM, and a hefty 1TB drive. It's expensive, but if you're looking for a premium model, this is the biggest and best MacBook we can see on sale right now.
Buying tips: 3 of the best laptops to look for on Black Friday
The new best laptop of 2022
The new Apple MacBook Air (M2, 2022) is the best laptop you can currently buy, improving on Apple's previous mode in a range of important ways. It's got a brand-new design that gives it a more modern feel, while making it thinner and lighter, and is powered by the powerful new M2 chip. However, it is more expensive than the previous model - by quite a bit, so if you're looking for something more affordable, consider the still-excellent MacBook Air (M1, 2020), which will likely come down in price for Black Friday 2022. Read more: MacBook Air (M2, 2022) review
- Great new design
- Long battery life
- More expensive than previously
- New colors are a bit tame
The best affordable laptop around
The brilliant Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook proves how good modern Chromebooks are these days. It can be used as a laptop or a tablet, and it's backed up by some very impressive specs. Like all the best Chromebooks, its battery packs an incredibly long life of almost 22 hours. Chromebooks usually drop in price during Black Friday, so this is definitely a laptop that's worth keeping an eye on. There should be a lot of competition during Black Friday 2022 for people's custom, so this one could see some big discounts. Read more: Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook review
- Lightweight and portable
- Long battery life
- Tiny keyboard
- finicky trackpad
The best value laptop of 2022
The Apple MacBook Air (M1, 2020) remains easily the best value laptop money can buy, thanks to its revolutionary ARM-based Apple M1 chip. It's a stunning achievement: a thin and light laptop that offers great performance, even with 4K video editing, plus incredible battery life. Prices for the MacBook Air have stabilised around the $900 / £900 mark, though it has dipped below this by $50 / £50 for short periods of time. With the newer MacBook Air (M2, 2022) now out, we're now keeping an eye out for bigger discounts. Read more: MacBook Air (M1, 2020) review
- Silent to use
- Amazing battery life
- Fanless design could impact performance
Laptop specs to look for on Black Friday
When you're browsing through Black Friday laptop deals, 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 deal-breaker – even with an Intel Core i7-8500U, you should be able to get some work done.
But keep in mind the current generations of laptop hardware. Intel processors should have either a 10 or an 11 in front of their model number – like the Intel Core i7-10710U. That said, 9th-generation processors should still be able to get the job done. Don't buy an 8th-generation or older Intel Core processor unless it's a seriously deep discount, though, because that will massively hurt any resale value the machine will have, plus can potentially mean sluggish performance, depending on what you use it for.
Things are fairly stable in the realm of Black Friday MacBook deals. Essentially, the biggest choice you'll need to make is what size hard drive to go for. The smallest options are usually more than enough for general use but definitely look for an offer on the larger sizes that could double your storage for very little extra money.
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 a Black Friday Chromebook deal, you can get away with 4GB, but 8GB is definitely a boon.
Black Friday laptop deals: our predictions
When did Black Friday laptop deals start in 2022?
Black Friday fell on November 25 this year, but we saw laptop retailers launch their Black Friday pricing earlier, at the beginning of November in some cases.
There are often always plenty of early discounts in the weeks leading up to the main event, and even after Black Friday and Cyber Monday were over for another year, we still saw many laptop deals continue throughout the week afterwards. Check out our best laptop deals page for all the best deals live now.
Where will the best Black Friday laptop deals be?
You'll find all the best Black Friday laptop deals here, of course. However, some retailers are better than others for laptop discounts, and it can be helpful to know which online stores are good for what.
We've listed the retailers we most recommend shopping at for laptop deals over Black Friday - they're worth browsing in the run-up, to get a feel for current, pre-deal pricing on any machines you're interested in.
Amazon: hand-picked laptop deals starting at $129.99 (opens in new tab)
Best Buy: save up to $300 on selected Intel-powered laptops (opens in new tab)
Dell: save up to $1,000 on Vostro laptops alongside big XPS savings (opens in new tab)
HP: save up to $300 on Spectre, Pavilion and more laptops (opens in new tab)
Newegg: up to $750 off a range of great laptops (opens in new tab)
Walmart: record-low prices from $98 on Chromebooks and Windows laptops (opens in new tab)
Amazon: up to 47% off laptops (opens in new tab)
Argos: budget laptops starting from just £199 (opens in new tab)
Currys: save up to £200 on laptops from HP, Asus, Acer and Microsoft (opens in new tab)
Dell: up to £300 off Inspiron and XPS laptops (opens in new tab)
Laptops Direct: specialist retailer with discounts of up to 20% on laptops (opens in new tab)
Is it better to buy a laptop on Black Friday or Cyber Monday?
While Black Friday is on November 25, a few days later another big sales event kicks off: Cyber Monday on November 28. So, should you buy a laptop on Black Friday, or hold on until Cyber Monday?
Traditionally, Black Friday was the day to purchase home appliances such as TVs, while Cyber Monday was a better day to get hold of tech deals, such as laptops and computers. However, the distinction between the two days has blurred in recent years, which means many excellent laptop deals go live on Black Friday, and continue over the weekend into Cyber Monday.
We rarely see Cyber Monday laptop deals that are better than Black Friday laptop deals - but new deals do appear on the Monday. So, our advice is that if you see an excellent laptop deal on Black Friday (or just before), then jump on it, as you won't want to risk missing out.
However, if none of the Black Friday laptop deals are what you're looking for, don't despair, as Cyber Monday could bring price cuts to other laptops that are more suited to your needs.