Lenovo Cyber Monday 2023 sale: save thousands on a new laptop or PC

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Lenovo, purveyor of laptops for any use case, kicked off the November sales season early with Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals coming in well before the November 24 official date. While Black Friday sales are over in Australia, Cyber Monday is here and the excellent discounts from Lenovo continue.

So if your home work laptop could use an upgrade, or your kids need a reliable, powerful laptop for school or university, then now is your last chance to score some serious savings.

Lenovo Black Friday deals have been applied to a huge range of machines – from the traditional clamshell laptops in the ThinkPad range for the business user, to Legion gaming behemoths for when you're at play. For anyone looking for something more versatile and portable, there are 2-in-1s in Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga range of devices, while the Chromebooks offer budget options. And on select machines, you could save up to 58%.

If you’re uncertain as to which deal suits you best, TechRadar’s Australian team will do the hard work for you, finding the top Lenovo deals and listing them right here.

The best Lenovo Cyber Monday deals for 2023

Gaming laptops

Lenovo Legion Pro 7i  (Gen 8)| i9 / 32GB / 1TB SSD / RTX 4070 | AU$4,599AU$2,899

Lenovo Legion Pro 7i  (Gen 8)| i9 / 32GB / 1TB SSD / RTX 4070 | AU$4,599 AU$2,899 (save AU$1,700)

Sporting a 13th Gen Intel Core i9 processor and Nvidia's rather excellent RTX 4070 GPU, this Legion Pro 7i is ready to tackle even the most intensive games. We even said in our review that it's plenty powerful enough to replace a desktop PC gaming setup. And now reduced by AU$1,700 for Black Friday, we'd say it's a fantastic deal. 

Lenovo Legion Slim 5 | Ryzen 7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD / RTX 4060AU$3,039AU$1,899 at Lenovo

Lenovo Legion Slim 5 | Ryzen 7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD / RTX 4060 | AU$3,039 AU$1,899 at Lenovo (save AU$1,140)

A more budget-friendly option for the serious gamer here in the Legion Slim 5. Powered by AMD’s Ryzen 7 processor and rocking the impressive Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 GPU, in a gaming laptop that is easy to take wherever you want thanks to a lightweight build. Already an affordable option before this Black Friday special price, with AU$1,140 slashed off its price, this is one seriously attractive Lenovo gaming laptop. 

Lenovo Legion Pro 5i (Gen 8) | i7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD / RTX 4060 | AU$3,449 AU$2,349 at Lenovo

Lenovo Legion Pro 5i (Gen 8) | i7 / 16GB RAM / 1TB SSD / RTX 4060 | AU$3,449 AU$2,349 at Lenovo (save $1,150)

Lenovo's latest Gen 8 Legion Pro 5i is on sale for Black Friday, with an impressive AU$1,150 off, making it a tempting buy, considering it's packing a 13th Gen Core i7 processor, an Nvidia RTX 4060 GPU and a 16-inch display with anti-glare technology, perfect for gaming on the go. 

Pro & business

Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 | AMD Ryzen 5 Pro / 16GB / 512GB SSD | AU$3,439AU$1,409

Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 | AMD Ryzen 5 Pro / 16GB / 512GB SSD | AU$3,439 AU$1,409 (save AU$2,030)

Boasting serious power, the very epitome of portability and a drop-dead gorgeous design, the Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 is one helluva machine. It has stamina to boot, too, and if you do ever manage to run out of juice, 65W fast charging will get you topped back up in no time.

Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 | AMD Ryzen 7 Pro / 16GB / 512GB SSD | AU$4,369AU$1,909

Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 | AMD Ryzen 7 Pro / 16GB / 512GB SSD | AU$4,369 AU$1,909 (save AU$2,460)

Lenovo's ThinkPad Z16 is without doubt one of the best business laptops out there, according to our sister site Laptop Mag. It's a handsome beast for starters and its AMD Ryzen Pro processor makes light work of whatever task you care to send its way. Battery life is impressive too and we're sure you'll enjoy the audio performance of the Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers. 

Lenovo ThinkPad E16 (Gen 1) | i5 / 16GB / 512GB SSD) |AU$2,289AU$1,104 at Lenovo

Lenovo ThinkPad E16 (Gen 1) | i5 / 16GB / 512GB SSD) | AU$2,289 AU$1,104 at Lenovo (save AU$1,185)

Lenovo's ThinkPad range usually rate highly - even more so when you knock 51% off of the price. This slick Lenovo ThinkPad E16 includes a 13th Gen i5-1335U CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD for just AU$1,104. A BLACKFRIDAY code is required at checkout, but this should be applied automatically. 


Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14" | i5 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD RRP AU$699AU$528

Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14" | i5 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD  RRP AU$699 AU$528 (save AU$171)

The IdeaPad 3 14" was already reduced down to $588 by Bing Lee, but you can save an extra $60 on eBay using the code HGTNOV. That's around 25% off, and by any measure, AU$528 is a bargain price for an Intel i5 powered laptop, with 8GB of RAM, a 1920 x 1080P screen. 256GB SSD and a 45Wh battery.

Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5i (Gen 8) | i5 / 16GB / 512GB SSD | AU$1,449AU$939

Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5i (Gen 8) | i5 / 16GB / 512GB SSD | AU$1,449 AU$939 (save AU$510)

A fine choice for students, the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5i is a lightweight, reliable workhorse that will easily see you through document editing, Photoshop work and anything else required for school work. Its 14-inch size makes it easy to slip into a bag and this 35% discount makes it easy on your back pocket too. 

Lenovo Yoga Pro 7i (Gen 8) | i5 / 16GB / 1TB SSD | AU$2,549AU$1,429

Lenovo Yoga Pro 7i (Gen 8) | i5 / 16GB / 1TB SSD | AU$2,549 AU$1,429 (save AU$1,120)

Well specced to handle demanding tasks, the Lenovo Yoga Pro 7i is a nice mix of higher nd, not not overkill features. The 14.5" 2560 x 1600 is a delight, and the large 73Wh battery will keep you going all day. But most importantly, it is 43% off RRP for Black Friday. 

Lenovo Yoga Pro 9i (Gen 8) | i9 / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD | AU$4,299AU$2,549 at Lenovo

Lenovo Yoga Pro 9i (Gen 8) | i9 / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD | AU$4,299 AU$2,549 at Lenovo (save AU$1,680)

With a 16-inch, 3200 x 2000 4K IPS touch display, the Yoga Pro 9i is aimed at those who want a larger laptop for ultimate productivity. It features a might Intel i9 CPU, 32GB of RAM, 1TB HDD, and a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 GPU. Despite the powerful spec, the 75Wh battery gives a decently long run time, and the Lenovo is at home on a desk or on the road. 

When does Lenovo's Black Friday sale begin?

Black Friday 2023 doesn't officially start until November 24 but Lenovo has gotten out the blocks early with Black Friday deals now live on site. Discounts have been applied to a huge range of laptops, spanning all of Lenovo's ranges, with models for students, professionals and gamers alike. 

How to get the best Lenovo deals on Black Friday

With all the jargon surrounding a device like a laptop, plus with so many different models to choose from, finding a great deal can be rather overwhelming. If you aren't sure of what you're after, just remember what each range from Lenovo has to offer.

ThinkPads are mostly business laptops that compete against the Dell Vostro line. These machines can very often have some powerful components under the hood, giving you the opportunity to double them up as a gaming laptop as well, as long as you're a casual gamer.

For more hardcore video games, though, you'll need to look at the Legion machines which come with powerful discrete graphics options. However, the newer the GPU, the higher the price, but chances are you can score a decent bargain on a Legion laptop with Nvidia's latest RTX graphics cards this November.

When it comes to getting an Ultrabook or a 2-in-1, look to Lenovo's Yoga range, including models such as the Yoga 6 and Yoga 7. Lenovo’s Yoga laptops have a flexible hinge, allowing them to transform from a conventional clamshell laptop, to a tablet and even into a presentation mode. Effectively, you’re getting three devices in one, representing greater value.

If you want to make the process of choosing the best Lenovo laptop for you that little bit easier, read on and we’ll guide you through the decision-making process.

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Know what you want before Black Friday

Draw up a list of what you want from your laptop before the Black Friday sales begin, and take note of any Lenovo machine that has caught your eye. This means your deal-hunting can be narrowed down and more successful, not to mention quicker.

This will also help to stop you blowing cash on impulse buys which you may regret later, especially if a deal for something you actually do want crops up on a later date, and you've already blown your budget.

Size it up

If you've decided on a Lenovo device, the first thing you need to do is consider the size of the machine you want. Lenovo's laptops come in a range of sizes, including 13-inch, 14-inch, 15-inch, 16-inch or even 17-inch.

Smaller notebooks are not only more portable, but are often cheaper as well. Larger devices, on the other hand, offer more screen real estate and, with the increase in space under the hood, you're likely to find more powerful components alongside a bigger battery.

Then there's the weight consideration. If you need to carry your laptop around for work a lot, you'll want to opt for a lightweight, compact notebook that ideally weighs less than 1.5kg.

If it's a desktop PC you're after, consider the space you can spare in the room you're planning to house it in. You can get 24-inch and 27-inch all-in-ones, saving you the need to get a separate PC tower.

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Check the spec sheet

Spec sheets can be confusing if you're not sure of exactly what you're looking at. Ultimately, the higher the number, the more powerful the machine. But, for the uninitiated, here are a few handy tips to remember. 

As far as performance is concerned, it’s important to consider the core parts of the machine – the processor (CPU), system memory, storage and, specifically for gaming laptops, the graphics processor (GPU).

When it comes to the main processor, you'll commonly find an Intel Core i5 or i7 CPU within the chassis or AMD's Ryzen processors. Both have their merits, and you may be a loyalist to one over the other. Lenovo uses both, so you are free to choose whichever processor is the preferred one for you.

While opting for the latest CPU gets you a seriously powerful machine, the previous generation can still be perfectly capable and can also provide greater discounts.

Store that memory

These days most laptops come with a minimum of 8GB of RAM, which is plenty for the average user who might do some casual gaming or video editing. If you need professional level performance from your machine, then you'll likely need to find one with 16GB of memory.

For your storage needs, you're best off with a solid state drive (SSD). These offer more reliable performance and you’ll find that apps and programs will load very quickly. You'll typically find 256GB or 512GB of solid-state storage available on most machines. You can get a 1TB SSD if you need it, but expect to pay top dollar for it.

Traditional hard drives (which you’ll often find referred to as an HDD or hard disk drive) are a slower medium of storage. Their strength lies in the fact that they usually have far bigger capacity for the price – you can find storage of up to 2TB even in budget hardware.

Graphics and display

Many laptops have integrated graphics, meaning the GPU is built into the CPU but this somewhat limits the visual performance. Integrated graphics – referred to as Intel HD Graphics, or Intel Iris, when it comes to Intel processors – are fine for casual gamers, but nothing more than that. If it's hardcore gaming you want from a laptop, you’ll need a discrete GPU – a graphics solution that sits separate from the processor.

Casual gamers can get by with Nvidia's range of MX or GTX GPU options, but if you're a serious gamer, you will want to look out for the RTX series GPUs. Remember, though, the more powerful the GPU the more you can expect to pay.

The majority of laptops these days will have a Full HD display as standard. If you're going to be watching a lot of video content on your machine, then you may want to consider a 4K display and even the display technology, such as OLED

Although a 4K screen looks and sounds like a great idea, it’ll take a serious toll on your machine’s core components and sometimes it’s worth sacrificing a bit of image quality for a smoother frame rate. 4K displays will also drain your laptop battery faster and, given this is an area where gaming laptops already struggle, you may want to consider what you’re losing to gain 4K.

Stick with TechRadar to get the best Black Friday deals

Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales can get rather overwhelming. With several Lenovo products going on sale at the same time, we understand that it can also be time-consuming if you’re trying to locate a specific model.

That’s why you should visit TechRadar to ensure you get the best Lenovo Black Friday deals this year. We’ll keep an eye on the retailer's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, and highlight the very best savings on the best machines.

Max Langridge
Staff Writer

Max is a senior staff writer for TechRadar who covers home entertainment and audio first, NBN second and virtually anything else that falls under the consumer electronics umbrella third. He's also a bit of an ecommerce fiend, particularly when it comes to finding the latest coupon codes for a variety of retailers. Hailing from the United Kingdom, Max spent a combined five years writing for What Hi-Fi? and Pocket-lint, before moving to Australia in 2018. After a brief stint writing for men’s lifestyle publications, Max is back to working on his first passion of technology.

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