Black Friday is officially over - but the sales aren't! If you're looking for the best Black Friday deals, we've still got you covered. The big day might have been and gone, but there are still plenty of deep discounts to take advantage of when looking for top-notch computers to purchase as we cross over the weekend and begin to spot some early Cyber Monday deals.
Major retailers like Amazon and Best Buy kicked off their sales early, so you can expect plenty of incredible deals for the rest of the Black Friday week and through to Cyber Monday on the best gaming PCs, best all-in-one computers, best business computers, and more.
Depending on what kind of PC you’re looking for, some of the latest models can get a bit pricey. Plenty of the best computers have fallen to their lowest prices and will continue to do so for the big day and the weekend. So please, scroll down for the best Black Friday PC deals we've found, and bookmark this page so you don't miss out on any last-minute discounts.
Black Friday PC deals - quick links (US)
- Amazon: excellent for cheap mice, keyboards, headsets, and games
- Best Buy: consistently good pre-built PCs
- Walmart: a great selection of desktop PCs from big brands
- Newegg: excellent for processors, RAM, SSDs, and other components
- Dell: really good sales for all budgets on laptops and PCs with up to $400 off
- HP: great for pre-built desktops
Black Friday PC deals - Under $600
Dell Optiplex 9020: was
$249.98 now $198.99 at Amazon
For those looking for a productivity-minded PC that's the perfect compact size for the home or work office, this tower is just for you. Armed with excellent specs including an Intel Core i7 processor, 32GB of RAM, and 1TB of storage, all for under $200 as long as you don't mind it being refurbished.
Acer Aspire TC: was
$679.99 now $574.99 at Newegg
Already a great price before, this deal makes this desktop PC even more budget. It comes with a current-gen Intel Core i5-13400 CPU, 16GB RAM, and 512GB, giving you specs that can handle any productivity workload. Plus Newegg is offering an additional 11% sitewide discount with code ZIP111, for those paying with the Zip service.
Apple 2023 Mac Mini (256GB): was
$599 now $499 on Amazon
This is the baseline Mac Mini, which features the still excellent M2 chip, making it an absolute productivity machine. It has an 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU and comes with 8GB of unified memory (RAM) and 256GB of storage, which all sounds like very little except that this computer runs more efficiently than most Windows-based PCs but at an incredible price.
Acer Aspire TC desktop: was
$549.99 now $449.99 on Amazon
Office workers and students alike will find this desktop a great deal, with specs that can handle any productivity task or school project thanks to its 13th-Gen Intel Core processor, 8GB RAM, and 512GB of storage. This deal takes an already affordable machine and puts it straight into budget pricing territory.
Acer Aspire C22 desktop: was
$529.99 now $429.99 on Amazon
This all-in-one desktop comes with an Intel Core i3-N305an Alder Lake-N architecture-based processor, a line released in 2023 equipped with 8 cores, 8 threads, and a 3.80 GHz boosted clock speed. It also features 8GB RAM and 512GB of storage space, all for an incredible budget price thanks to this deal.
Black Friday PC deals - Under $1,000
Empowered PC Stratos Micro gaming desktop: now $949.99 at Amazon
This Empowered PC pre-built at Amazon might just be the cheapest gaming PC deal we've ever seen in the US to feature the latest RTX 4060 graphics card. There's a trade-off with the 10th gen Intel chipset, which is pretty old now, but bang for the buck this looks like a great choice in the $900 range.
Skytech Gaming Nebula: now $746.28 at Amazon
For those looking for a budget gaming PC that's also future-proof, this is the product for you. It features a 13th-Gen Intel Core i5 processor, a Nvidia RTX 3050 graphics card, 16GB DDR4 RAM, and 1TB of storage. Not to mention that for the price it's aesthetically pleasing with a glass side and RGB lighting.
Dell Inspiron 3910: was
$657.99 now $611 at Amazon
For those who want an office PC with a strong and fairly recent processor, this is a choice pick for the price. It comes with a 12th-Gen Intel Core i5-12400 processor, 16GB DDR4 RAM, and 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD of storage. This is a practical and affordable productivity machine that's perfect for any office, whether at home or work.
Dell XPS 8960: was
$1,389.99 now $1,088 on Amazon
Equipped with a powerful and current 13th-Gen Intel Core i7-13700 processor, 32GB DDR5 RAM, and 1TB NVMe SSD of storage, this is a higher-end office PC for those who want the extra bite of an updated processor as well as tons of memory and storage to juggle and save any and of your projects. At more than $350 off, this is a stellar deal.
Lenovo LOQ Tower: was
$1,029.99 now $674.99 at Lenovo
This is an excellent deal for those looking for a gaming PC, balancing great performance and specs with budget pricing. It comes with an Intel Core i5-13400F processor, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card, 8GB DDR4 RAM, and 512GB SSD of storage. The storage is already solid, but you can upgrade it if you need even more.
Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 5i: was
$1,249.99 now $899 at Newegg
This 27-inch display all-in-one desktop is the perfect productivity machine with a budget price thanks to this deal. It comes with an Intel Core i7-12700H CPU, 8GB RAM, and 256GB of storage. Plus Newegg is offering an additional 11% sitewide discount with code ZIP111, for those paying with the Zip service.
HP Omen 25L: was
$899.99 now $649.99 at Best Buy
Packed with an Nvidia GTX 1660 Super GPU, 13th-gen Intel processor, DDR5 memory, and a speedy 512GB SSD, the HP Omen 25L in white is the perfect entry-level gaming desktop. The removable tempered glass side panel will make swapping out your components for more powerful ones a snap when it's time to upgrade, too!
Apple 2023 Mac Mini (512GB): was
$799 now $699 at Amazon
One of the best desktop computers on the market, this version has double the storage space of the base model (up from 256GB to 512GB). It features an 8-core CPU and 10-core GPU and comes with 8GB of unified memory (RAM). It also runs on Apple's M2 silicon, which is ultra-efficient, and the discount makes it very affordable.
Acer Predator Orion 3000: was
$1,199.99 now $899.99 on Amazon
Receiving four out of five stars in our own review, this gaming desktop is a pure budget gaming machine in a market of expensive and tricked-out PCs. It comes with some great specs that handle any AAA title at high settings including an Intel Core i5-13400F processor, a Nvidia RTX 3050 graphics card, 16GB DDR5 RAM, and 1TB of storage.
Black Friday PC deals - quick links UK
- Amazon: the best place for cheap desktop PC deals
- Currys: very competitive pre-built PCs
- Box: Black Friday desktop deals now live
- Newegg: great prices on desktop gaming PCs
- eBuyer: another great vendor for picking up components and pre-built PCs
Best Black Friday PC deals in the UK
ADMI gaming desktop: now £799.95 at Amazon
If you've got a bit more cash to spend, consider picking up this ADMI pre-built at Amazon this week in the UK. It's easily one of the cheapest gaming PC deals we've seen so far to feature the new RTX 4060, the latest mid-range graphics card from Nvidia. This card, paired with the 16GB of RAM and 1TB SSD gives this one a great range of specs for the money and more than enough to last you a few good years if you're targeting a 1080p gaming setup.
Lenovo IdeaCentre Gaming 5i: was
£1,059.98 now £549.99 at CCL
It's not the flashiest-looking gaming PC, but this GTX 1660 Super system also brings a 12th-gen Intel Core i5 processor and 16GB of RAM, making it more than capable of playing games at HD resolution. With a 17L chassis, it's got the space for future upgrades too, meaning you won't have to buy a whole new PC when it's time for a hardware boost.
Lenovo IdeaCentre Gaming 5: was
£999 now £549.99 at Box
For those in the UK really on a budget, consider this Lenovo IdeacCentre at Box. A big price cut helps this one come in at under £600, which isn't bad considering you're getting a decent 12th gen Intel Core i5 chipset and 16GB of RAM right out of the box. The GTX 1660 Super is definitely on the old side now but it's still more than capable of handling most games at 1080p if you're willing to tweak a few settings here and there.
HP Pavilion 24-ca2002: was
£899 now £699 at Currys
Looking for a well-priced AIO desktop? Make sure to take advantage of this HP model which not only is gorgeous looking but sports some solid specs including an Intel Core i5-13400T processor, 8GB RAM, and 512GB of storage. It's perfect for any office whether at home or work.
HP Slim S01-pF2011na: was
£549 now £379 at Currys
The discount here has made an already affordable desktop PC into an absolute bargain of a deal. For less than £400 you can get your hands on a solid desktop for productivity or homework. It comes with a 12th-Gen Intel Core processor, 8GB RAM, and 256GB of storage. The storage is a little low but you can always upgrade later on.
Black Friday PC deals: FAQs
When will the best Black Friday PC deals start in 2023?
Black Friday took place on November 24 this year, and we saw plenty of deals on great PCs show up before that date. Although the Friday-Monday period is generally where the biggest price discounts land, there's been a visible trend in recent years where retailers kick off their Black Friday sales early and don't necessarily reduce prices any further.
With that in mind, don't expect to see many huge discounts landing at this point - it's more likely that existing discounts will simply remain in place until Cyber Monday is over, so don't sit around waiting for a better deal if you see a product you want to buy!
Where can I find the best Black Friday PC deals?
Shockingly, you can find them in this article! In the buildup to Black Friday and through til Cyber Monday and beyond, we'll gather all the best deals on PCs and add them to this page as soon as they become available, with our thoughts and links for you to easily purchase one.
Below is a brief list of the best retailers to check out; our advice is to shop around on some of these sites in advance, to get a good idea of what sort of PC you want to buy once the sales roll in.
Amazon: excellent for cheap mice, keyboards, headsets, and games
Best Buy: consistently good pre-built PCs
Walmart: a great selection of desktop PCs from big brands
Newegg: excellent for processors, RAM, SSDs, and other components
Dell: really good sales for all budgets on laptops and PCs with up to $400 off
HP: great for pre-built desktops
Amazon: the best place for cheap desktop PC deals
Currys: very competitive pre-built PCs
Box: Early Black Friday desktop deals now live
Newegg: great prices on desktop gaming PCs
eBuyer: another great vendor for picking up components and pre-built PCs
What specs should I look for when buying a PC on Black Friday?
As a general rule of thumb for any modern PC running Windows 10 or 11, we would recommend a bare minimum of 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, with an Intel Core i3 or AMD Ryzen 3 processor. That's the absolute baseline; if you want to do anything remotely more demanding than surfing the web and running Microsoft Office, we strongly recommend more.
When it comes to gaming, you'll want a discrete graphics card. This could be from Nvidia's GeForce line or AMD's Radeon series - both are good and, broadly speaking, bigger numbers in the name of the graphics mean better performance. The Nvidia RTX 3050 is what we would currently consider the minimum for a good gaming experience at 1080p resolution, but more powerful GPUs will obviously net you better performance.
You're also going to want at least 8GB of RAM, ideally 16GB, for playing the latest games, as well as an Intel Core i5/AMD Ryzen 5 processor. i7/Ryzen 7 is also good, but anything more powerful than that is likely to be overkill.
The only reason you might want to splurge on a super-powered system with tonnes of RAM, a high-end graphics card, or an Intel Core i9 processor, is if you need your PC to be able to carry out demanding, resource-intensive tasks. This could be editing 4K videos, or running 3D animation rendering software. In this situation, be sure to do your research in advance regarding what programs you'll be running and the recommended system requirements for those.
Regarding how old the components are, you may want to tread carefully. We'd recommend against choosing anything more than two generations old; that means you can go back as far as an 11th-generation Intel or a 5th-generation AMD processor. Some of the deals that crop up on Black Friday might seem great, but upon closer inspection have some seriously outdated components that won't stand up in the long run.
Lastly, if you're considering something like an iMac or a Mac Mini, you'll have a much easier time. The variation of components here is far smaller than that found in Windows-powered PCs; broadly speaking, we'd recommend opting for one with Apple's excellent M2 chip, rather than the older Intel-powered models.
What Black Friday PC deals do we expect in 2023?
2023 has been largely dominated by reduced demand for PCs and tighter budgets so we're expecting some strong reductions as part of this year's Black Friday PC deals. We've seen plenty of models fall to their lowest-ever prices throughout the year, and plenty more return to the lowest prices ever over Black Friday as well.
If you only need a work machine, you'll want to look at desktop PCs that are priced around the $1,000 or under range if you're planning on buying budget, though it'll be harder to find those prices this year, even with healthy discounts. But judging from last year's sales, it's not an impossible endeavor either especially if you go with all-in-ones that aren't powerful but tend to be very efficient.
But if you're willing to splurge a little more for something that can game well, then a PC no more than $1,500 should be sufficiently future-proofed. Those usually pack a 12th or 13th-Gen Intel Core or AMD Ryzen 5 or 7 processor and at least an RTX 3000-series graphics card. There are gaming PCs that retail for thousands of dollars but most buyers won't need nearly that much power.
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