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Black Friday laptop deals 2022: what we expect

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Although Black Friday itself may be over, there are still a host of great laptop deals for you to get your hands on. Even in the face of the global silicon shortage that made supply dwindle around the world, retailers have still found a way to slash prices on all sorts of notebooks.

So almost a week later, whether you're looking for a Chromebook or a MacBook, a Windows Tablet or an Ultrabook, we're sure you can find an incredible deal on the laptop of your dreams. 

If you're new to the laptop buying game, we've even included some laptop buying advice so you can be sure you're getting something that won't let you down. So, keep us bookmarked and let us help you find the laptop of your dreams. 

Black Friday laptop sales: quick links

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The best laptop deals live now

Black Friday 2022 may be nearly a year away, but that doesn't mean there aren't laptop deals out there right now. If you're on the market for a new laptop, you can still save a pretty penny. And we went ahead and gathered up the best deals live right now.

HP Chromebook 14: $269.99

HP Chromebook 14: $269.99 $199.99 at Amazon
Save $70
– This is an unbeatable price for an entry-level Chromebook at Amazon and the best cheap laptop deal we've seen this week. If you need a very basic device for school or just for light use then this is well-suited to that purpose thanks to the Intel processor and 4GB of RAM. The HD display and powerful B&O audio are also good for media streaming once work is done for the day.

Lenovo Chromebook 3: $219

Lenovo Chromebook 3: $219 $119 at Best Buy
Save $100
– This is the cheapest laptop deal available right now. The Lenovo Chromebook 3 is a basic machine with an Intel processor, 4GB RAM and 32GB of storage but that's fine for work and school tasks on a budget.

Lenovo IdeaPad 3: $219.99

Lenovo IdeaPad 3: $219.99 $149.99 at Amazon
Save $70
– This Lenovo IdeaPad 3 is now down to an all-time low price at Amazon. With an Intel Celeron processor and 4GB RAM, it's a basic model that's best suited to the simplest work or school tasks. The jump to 64GB of storage is a welcome boost if you don't want to rely too much on the cloud for your files.

Samsung Chromebook 4:  $199.99

Samsung Chromebook 4: $199.99 $179 at Amazon
Save $70
 – The usually more expensive Samsung Chromebook has been given a decent discount this week. It's very similar to the Lenovo above, but you do get an Intel processor and double the amount of storage at 64GB instead. The longer battery life of up to 12.5 hours may also suit those who are more on the go.

HP Chromebook 14: $269.99

HP Chromebook 14: $269.99 $199.99 at Amazon
Save $70
– This is an unbeatable price for an entry-level Chromebook at Amazon and the best cheap laptop deal we've seen this week. If you need a very basic device for school or just for light use then this is well-suited to that purpose thanks to the Intel processor and 4GB of RAM. The HD display and powerful B&O audio are also good for media streaming once work is done for the day.

HP 14-inch X360 Chromebook Touch: $299

HP 14-inch X360 Chromebook Touch: $299 $249 at Walmart
Save $50
– There aren't many spectacular 2-in-1 laptop deals this week, but here's the cheapest one we've found at Walmart. It's still a good price for an entry-level hybrid machine that's best-suited to basic tasks such as web browsing, streaming and light work.

HP 15.6-inch laptop:  $319

HP 15.6-inch laptop: $319 $279 at Walmart
Save $40
 – This all-purpose laptop is now $40 less at Walmart. With an AMD Athlon processor, 4GB RAM and a 128GB SSD you get a well-performing machine for light work or browsing. It's one of the cheapest laptops we've seen this week with that fast storage which is very useful for loading applications and accessing files quickly. Plus, you get a free mouse and laptop sleeve included in the price.

Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Laptop: $479.99

Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Laptop: $479.99 $329.99 at Dell
Save $150
– If the spec of the HP below is exactly what you're after but you'd prefer a larger screen for added readability, this Dell is worth a look. It's now even cheaper than last week and a great price for a solid all-purpose device that features a fast i3 processor, 4GB RAM and 128GB storage. You can use it for general home or work tasks without compromising on any components.

HP Laptop 14z: $429.99

HP Laptop 14z: $429.99 $349.99 at HP
Save $70
– This HP laptop with a Ryzen 3 processor, 8GB RAM and a 128GB SSD has just been discounted by an extra $30. All are good value at this price and ideal in a general-purpose machine for more involving work and everyday tasks. We especially like to see that amount of RAM at this price for an affordable boost to the machine's performance.

Lenovo Ideapad 3i: $709.99

Lenovo Ideapad 3i: $709.99 $449 at Walmart
Save $260
– This Lenovo Ideapad 3i is excellent value for money at Walmart this week - so much so we haven't found another device in this price bracket that can beat it. You can save $260 on a machine that comes with an Intel i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and a huge 512GB SSD. We rarely see a laptop deal this cheap featuring all of these components, so it's suitable for anyone after a capable device that's also features a more portable 14-inch screen.

HP 15t laptop: $749.99

HP 15t laptop: $749.99 $559.99 at HP
Save $190
– If you need a bit more power than the Lenovo laptop in this price bracket then you can spend a little extra here to come away with a big performance boost. For those who want to do more demanding jobs or multitask with even more ease then you'll appreciate the jump to an i7 processor and 16GB of RAM here. The Lenovo is such good value for money though that you shouldn't need to upgrade for general use.

Microsoft Surface Pro 7+: $1,029.99

Microsoft Surface Pro 7+: $1,029.99 $799.99 at Best Buy
Save $230
– This Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ is even better value than it looks at first because it includes the pricey Type Cover accessory for free. It also includes an i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD which is very strong for work and everyday browsing - especially if you want the added portability and flexibility of a Surface device.

MacBook Air M1 (256GB): $999

MacBook Air M1 (256GB): $999 $899 at Amazon
Save $100 -
After a big drop to $799 over Black Friday, the 256GB M1 MacBook Air is sadly no longer at its lowest ever price this week at Amazon. There's now only a $100 saving on the new machine featuring Apple's powerful M1 chip and premium chassis. It's unlikely we'll see such a big discount again for some time, so this is the best price today.

$1,219

New Dell XPS 13 laptop: $1,219 $979.99 at Dell
Save $240 -
This isn't as big a price cut on the latest Dell XPS 13 that we saw last week, but it's still the cheapest way to get that stunning edge-to-edge display. This $240 saving at Dell brings this Core i5, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM model down to $979.99. It's still pricey, but if you're looking for a superb premium ultrabook then you won't find a better buy.

Last year's best Black Friday laptop deals in the US

$950

HP ENVY Laptop, 13-inch, Intel i5, 8GB, 256GB | $950 $649 at HP
Save $290
Enjoy a huge Cyber Monday discount on this HP Envy laptop, powered by an Intel Core i5-1135G7, 16GB RAM, and a 256GB SSD on a full HD 13.3-inch display. You can also customize the system with different specs and still save even more.

Dell XPS 13 XPS 13 2-in-1 Laptop: $1,519.99

Dell XPS 13 XPS 13 2-in-1 Laptop: $1,519.99 $999.99 at Dell
Save $520: The Dell XPS 13 is one of the best 2-in-1s around, with an 11th gen Intel Core i5 processor, 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD. Now, with this Cyber Monday deal, this premium laptop is genuinely affordable at just $979.99.

Dell XPS 13 Touch: $1049.99

Dell XPS 13 Touch: $1049.99 $926.09 at Dell
Save $124 Here's one of the better deals of Cyber Monday 2021 although it faces stiff competition from the deal above. The Dell XPS 13 Touch has 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of SSD storage, and you can get $124 off right now

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 | Intel Core i3, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD |

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 | Intel Core i3, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD | $999 $599 at Walmart
The Surface Pro 7 might be a couple years old at this point, but it's still one of the best Windows tablets that has ever existed. And at $599 for Cyber Monday, it's a bargain. 

$1,299

Microsoft Surface 4, Intel i5, 8GB, 512GB: $1,299 $1,149 at Staples
Save $150 -
Grab one of the most exciting laptops of the year for 11% off over at Staples right now, featuring an Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and a 13.5-inch 2256 x 1504 touchscreen display.

Dell Inspiron 15 3000, Intel i3, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD: $568.99

Dell Inspiron 15 3000, Intel i3, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD: $568.99 $399.99 at Dell
Save $169
– For a spec that features a fast i3 processor, 8GB RAM and 128GB storage you'd usually pay above $400, so this is a strong $169 saving on an excellent mid-range laptop Dell laptop. With those components, you get an all-purpose device that's more than capable of general home or work tasks.

HP 17.3-inch laptop, Intel i3, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD: $549.99

HP 17.3-inch laptop, Intel i3, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD: $549.99 $399.99 at Best Buy
Save $150
– This excellent mid-range HP laptop is now $150 off at Best Buy. It features a large 17.3-inch screen, Intel i3 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. All ideal components at this price point if you need an everyday machine for general browsing and light work.

HP Pavilion 15t, Intel i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD: $869.99

HP Pavilion 15t, Intel i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD: $869.99 $549.99 at HP
Save $320
– Best move quick to get this limited time offer at HP in the Cyber Monday laptop deals. A whopping $356 saving makes this excellent value for a machine with a 15.6-inch touchscreen, Intel i5 processor, 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD. The final added bonus? Free shipping and a free HP headset are included.

HP 15t, Intel i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD: $799.99

HP 15t, Intel i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD: $799.99 $549.99 at HP
Save $250
– Of all the laptop deals HP has put live, this is one of our favorites so far. The i7 processor and 16GB of RAM are fantastic inclusions at the $529 price point and mean it's one for anyone who needs a device for more demanding work or lots of multitasking.

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 | AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Radeon graphics, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD: $779.99

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 | AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, Radeon graphics, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD: $779.99 $679.99 at Newegg
Save $100 - Powerful AMD innards make this Lenovo laptop a capable yet affordable laptop. This Cyber Monday, this already cheap laptop is cheaper yet at $600 for its AMD Ryzen 7, AMD Radeon and 8GB RAM configuration with a 300-nit 15-inch 1080p IPS display, a fingerprint reader, and a long battery life. And, for a budget option, it's well-made and comes in a clean smart-looking chassis.

$999

MacBook Air (M1, 2020), 8GB RAM, 256GB: $999 $929 at B&H Photo
Save $70: With this Cyber Monday MacBook Air deal, you're getting the best laptop in the world for just $899, which is one of the best prices we've seen. If you want a thin and light laptop, this is the one to get.

$1,099

Acer Spin 5 2-in-1 laptop, Intel i5, 16GB, 512GB: $1,099 $985 at Amazon
Save $115 -
One of the best 2-in-1 laptops has received a big markdown this Cyber Monday over at Amazon. This Acer Spin 5 has an Intel Core i7-1065G7, 16GB LPDDR4X RAM, 512GB SSD, garaged stylus, and a gorgeous 2256x1504 display for only $985.

Black Friday laptop deals (US): under $200

Lenovo Chromebook, 14-inch, Mediatek CPU, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC storage: $239

Lenovo Chromebook, 14-inch, Mediatek CPU, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC storage: $239 $187.90 at Walmart
The 32GB eMMC flash storage in this cheap Lenovo Chromebook means you'll be best utilizing the extra storage from the cloud and microSD card slot for most of your files. The MediaTek processor is an unusual step away from mainstays Intel and AMD that you would see in more premium models. However, you do get 4GB RAM and up to 10 hours of battery life with this Chromebook making it great value for money for a basic machine.

$269

Acer 311 Chromebook, 11.6-inch Touchscreen, Intel Celeron, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC Storage: $269 $139.99 at Staples
Save $130 -
If you're looking to score a good Chromebook for cheap, check out the Acer 311 11.6-inch touchscreen Chromebook over at Staples right now for 48% off retail.

Black Friday laptop deals (US): $200 - $500

Dell Inspiron 15 3000, Intel i3, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD: $568.99

Dell Inspiron 15 3000, Intel i3, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD: $568.99 $399.99 at Dell
Save $169
– For a spec that features a fast i3 processor, 8GB RAM and 128GB storage you'd usually pay above $400, so this is a huge saving on an excellent mid-range laptop Dell laptop. With those components, you get an all-purpose device that's more than capable of general home or work tasks.

HP Laptop 17-inch, AMD Athlon Gold 3150U, Radeon graphics, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD: $499.99

HP Laptop 17-inch, AMD Athlon Gold 3150U, Radeon graphics, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD: $499.99 $299.99 at HP
Save $200 -
Students and casual users who don't need a robust laptop will appreciate the screen real estate that the HP Laptop 17-inch offers. And, this $200 Cyber Monday deal should make them feel good about upgrading without shelling out a lot. Seriously, most smartphones are pricier than this configuration, which makes it a truly appealing proposition.

HP 14z, Ryzen 3, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD: $429.99

HP 14z, Ryzen 3, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD: $429.99 $349.99 at HP
Save $80
– This HP laptop has a very similar spec to the Dell Inspiron  model but features a smaller 14-inch screen so will be a better choice for those who prefer portability. A Ryzen 3 processor, 8GB RAM and a 128GB SSD are good value at this price and ideal for a general purpose machine for light work and everyday tasks.

HP 17.3-inch laptop, Intel i3, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD: $549.99

HP 17.3-inch laptop, Intel i3, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD: $549.99 $399.99 at Best Buy
Save $150
– This excellent mid-range HP laptop is now $150 off at Best Buy. It features a large 17.3-inch screen, Intel i3 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. All ideal components at this price point if you need an everyday machine for general browsing and light work.

$469.99

HP Chromebook 14, AMD Athlon Silver, Radeon graphics, 4GB RAM; 64GB eMMC: $469.99 $349.99 at HP
Save $120 -
Those who don't need a powerful laptop should take a look at this Cyber Monday deal for an HP Chromebook. Slashing this already cheap laptop's price down to well under $400 – which includes a $40 drop from the Black Friday sale price – this deal gives a compelling choice for those looking for a laptop for casual everyday computing needs like sending out emails, browsing the internet, and watching holiday movies.

HP Laptop 15-inch | AMD Athlon Gold 3150U, Radeon graphics, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD: $479.99

HP Laptop 15-inch | AMD Athlon Gold 3150U, Radeon graphics, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD: $479.99 $289.99 at HP
Save $190
- Budget doesn't mean underpowered, as this HP Laptop 15-inch configuration proves. This AMD-powered laptop is among the best laptops under $500 you'll find this Cyber Monday, and it comes with enough memory and storage to see you through your daily needs. It also supports fast charging, giving you about 50% of power in 45 minutes.

HP Chromebook x360 14-inch, Intel Celeron, UHD graphics, 4GB RAM, 32 GB eMMC: $399.99

HP Chromebook x360 14-inch, Intel Celeron, UHD graphics, 4GB RAM, 32 GB eMMC: $399.99 $279.99 at HP
Save $120 -
If you're looking for an excellent bargain-basement option, HP's lightweight Chromebook is among the best out there and cheaper than ever. Budget-minded folks will love its hybrid design as well, which adds to its value, essentially giving them several devices for the price of one. And, that's without mentioning its impressive up to 13 hours and 30 minutes of battery life.

Black Friday laptop deals (US): over $500

$949.99

HP ENVY Laptop, 13-inch, Intel i5, 8GB, 256GB | $949.99 $649.99 at HP
Save $300 -
Enjoy a huge Cyber Monday discount on this HP Envy laptop, powered by an Intel Core i5-1135G7, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB SSD on a full HD 13.3-inch display. You can also customize the system with different specs and still save $320 off the list price.

Dell XPS 13 XPS 13 2-in-1 Laptop: $1519.99

Dell XPS 13 XPS 13 2-in-1 Laptop: $1519.99 $999.99 at Dell
Save $520: The Dell XPS 13 is one of the best 2-in-1s on the market, with an 11th generation Intel Core i5 processor, 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD. But with this Cyber Monday deal, this premium laptop is genuinely affordable at just $999.99.

Lenovo Ideapad Slim 7i Pro | Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD |

Lenovo Ideapad Slim 7i Pro | Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD | $1209 $999.99 at Walmart
Lenovo makes some of the best laptops if you're just looking to get some work done. The Ideapad Slim 7i is easy to commute with and has a keyboard that you can type on for hours without getting tired. 

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 | Intel Core i3, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD |

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 | Intel Core i3, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD | $999 $599 at Walmart
The Surface Pro 7 might be a couple years old at this point, but it's still one of the best Windows tablets that has ever existed. And at $599 for Cyber Monday, it's a bargain. 

| $699

Surface Laptop Go | Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD | $699 $549.99 at Microsoft
If you need a laptop as a good all-rounder that can help with college work alongside running some Steam games with no issues, this is a great pick. With Cyber Monday discounting the laptop by 21%, it's a perfect time to snap one up.

Surface Laptop Go, Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD: $899

Surface Laptop Go, Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD: $899 $699.99 at Microsoft
If you need a laptop that can help with college work alongside playing some TV shows and movies, this is a great pick. With Cyber Monday discounting the laptop by 21%, it's a perfect time to snap one up. 

$1,299

Microsoft Surface 4, Intel i5, 8GB, 512GB: $1,299 $1,149.99 at Staples
Save $150 -
Grab one of the most exciting laptops of the year for 11% off over at Staples right now, featuring an Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and a 13.5-inch 2256 x 1504 touchscreen display.

$1,099.99

Acer Spin 5 2-in-1 laptop, Intel i5, 8GB, 256GB : $1,099.99 $878.61 at Amazon
Save $221 -
Get one of the best 2-in-1 convertible laptops around with this Amazon Cyber Monday deal on the Acer Spin 5 with Intel Core i5-1035G4, 8GB LPDDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD, garaged stylus, and a spacious 2256x1504 display. It's now 30% off for Cyber Monday – which is a larger discount than the 20% off we saw for Black Friday.

$1,299

Acer Swift 5, Intel i7, 16GB, 1TB: $1,299 $1,024.99 at Amazon
Save $275 -
This brilliant, lightweight, Intel Evo-certified Ultrabook from Acer might be just 0.57-inches thin and weigh just 2.31 pounds, but that doesn't mean it skimps on performance thanks to its Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor, 16GB RAM, and 1TB NVMe SSD.

$850

Acer Swift 3, Intel i7, 8GB, 256GB: $850 $699.99 at Amazon
Save $150 -
The Intel Evo-certified Swift 3 is one of our favorite Ultrabooks thanks to its lightweight and portable build, especially when paired with the Intel Core i7-1165G7, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD for just $699 right now over at Amazon. 

$1,299

Microsoft Surface 4, Intel i5, 8GB, 512GB: $1,299 $1,149.99 at Staples
Save $150 -
Grab one of the most exciting laptops of the year for 11% off over at Staples right now, featuring an Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, and a 13.5-inch 2256 x 1504 touchscreen display.

$1,749

Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 2-in-1, 14-inch, 4K, Intel i7, 16GB, 512GB: $1,749 $1,349.99 at Best Buy
Save $400 -
Enjoy gorgeous 4K visuals on this Lenovo 2-in-1, Intel Evo-certified laptop with 16GB, 512GB SSD, and 14-inch touchscreen display with this Best Buy Cyber Monday deal.

$799

Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1, 14-inch, AMD Ryzen 5, 8GB, 256GB: $799 $549.99 at Best Buy
Save $250 -
Save a bundle on this convertible Dell Inspiron laptop this Cyber Monday and get a 14-inch 1080p laptop with AMD Ryzen 5 5500U processor, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD storage.

HP Envy Laptop 15t, Intel Core i5, Iris Xe, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD: $899.99

HP Envy Laptop 15t, Intel Core i5, Iris Xe, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD: $899.99 $649.99 at HP
Save $250 -
One of HP's bestsellers, the HP Envy 15-inch, is cheaper than ever, offering $250 off its already affordable configuration for the casual users and budget-minded. For Cyber Monday, the 11th-gen i5, Iris Xe, 8GB memory configuration will set you back only $650. You're also getting a full HD touchscreen display and 256GB storage with that, which makes it such a fantastic deal.

HP Envy Laptop 17, Intel Core i7, Iris Xe, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD: $1,249.99

HP Envy Laptop 17, Intel Core i7, Iris Xe, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD: $1,249.99 $949.99 at HP
Save $350 -
The popular HP Envy line are getting excellent discounts this Cyber Monday and Cyber Monday, so now might be the best time to take one home. This 11th-gen i7 configuration with an Intel Xe, 16GB memory and 512GB storage inside is going to be breathtakingly powerful and ideal more the more intensive tasks like photo editing, design, and even light video editing. And, that's now for under $1,000 – much cheaper than its rivals with the same specs.

Intel i5, Iris Xe, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD: $779.99

HP Pavilion x360 Convertible 15-inch, Intel i5, Iris Xe, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD: $779.99 $549.99 at HP
Save $230 -
Among the most affordable 2-in-1 laptops out there has gotten even cheaper this Cyber Monday, and it's the cheapest we've seen of the HP Pavilion x360 since its release. It comes with the latest specs as well, this particular model touting an 11th-gen i5, Iris Xe graphics and 16GB Intel Optane memory. You won't even need to upgrade to Windows 11 as it already comes with it out of the box. B&O speakers and a 720p micro-edge display round this configuration out.

HP Pavilion 15t, Intel i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD: $869.99

HP Pavilion 15t, Intel i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD: $869.99 $549.99 at HP
Save $320
– Best move quick to get this limited time offer at HP in its Cyber Monday laptop deals. A whopping $356 saving makes this excellent value for a machine with a 15.6-inch touchscreen, Intel i5 processor, 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD. The final added bonus? Free shipping and a free HP headset are included.

HP Laptop 14, Intel i5, Iris Xe, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD: $549.99

HP Laptop 14, Intel i5, Iris Xe, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD: $549.99 $399.99 at HP
Save $170 -
Portability is on point with HP's 14t laptop, which makes it a terrific companion for those who are always on the go. This particular configuration, which comes with an 11th-gen i5 processor, Iris Xe graphics, 8GB memory and 256GB storage, is cheaper than ever. And, it comes with that nifty touch-capable display as well.

HP 15t, Intel i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD: $749.99

HP 15t, Intel i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD: $749.99 $549.99 at HP
Save $200
– Of all the laptops HP has discounted for Cyber Monday, this is one of our favorites. The i7 processor and 16GB of RAM are fantastic inclusions at the $600 price point and mean it's one for anyone who needs a device for more demanding work or lots of multitasking.

Dell XPS 13, Intel i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD: $949.99

Dell XPS 13, Intel i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD: $949.99 $837.89 at Dell
Save $112
– This Dell XPS 13 Cyber Monday laptop deal gives you an XPS 13 with a 13.3-inch Full HD InfinityEdge display, Intel i5 processor, 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD. Basically, it's everything you could want from a high-performance laptop for work, school or just general use.

HP Envy x360 15t, Intel Core i7, Iris Xe, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD: $1,119.99

HP Envy x360 15t, Intel Core i7, Iris Xe, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD: $1,119.99 $949.99 at HP
Save $220 -
It may not be as premium as the flagship Spectre x360 line, but the more affordable Envy x360 is still among the best 2-in-1s out there. So, we're happy to see it get its share of Cyber Monday discounts, starting with this higher-end configuration that's now under $1,000. For that, you're getting an 11th-gen i7, Iris Xe graphics, and 16GB RAM, which is more than enough for productivity and creative tasks like photo editing.

HP Envy Laptop 13, Intel Core i5, Iris Xe, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD: $949.99

HP Envy Laptop 13, Intel Core i5, Iris Xe, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD: $949.99 $649.99 at HP
Save $300 -
Just like its 15-inch counterpart, the HP Envy 13-inch is seeing its share of Cyber Monday deals as well, with this particular combo giving you about 20% discount. That's over $300 saved for an 11th-gen i5, Iris Xe, 8GB RAM configuration that touts a 1080p display and features like an unhackable camera shutter and decently long battery life.

HP Spectre x360 14-inch, Intel Core i5, Iris Xe graphics, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 32 GB Intel Optane memory: $1,398.99

HP Spectre x360 14-inch, Intel Core i5, Iris Xe graphics, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 32 GB Intel Optane memory: $1,398.99 $9498.99 at HP
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If you think that HP's latest Spectre x360 might be immune to Cyber Monday deals, you're mistaken. We appreciate its not-too-big, not-too-small form factor and screen size, and so will you. And, this particular configuration will give you more than enough power to see you through your daily productivity tasks or the matriculating member of the family through their demanding school work.

HP Spectre x360 15-inch, Intel Core i7, Iris Xe, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 32GB Intel Optane memory: $1,779.99

HP Spectre x360 15-inch, Intel Core i7, Iris Xe, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 32GB Intel Optane memory: $1,779.99 $1,299.99 at HP
Save $480 -
HP's flagship, the Spectre x360 15-inch offers a ton of savings this Cyber Monday, bringing down its 4K display-touting configuration to a more palatable level. For less than $1,500, you get a whole lot of power – more than enough to tackle intensive tasks like photo editing – and that irresistible 4K UHD AMOLED touch display that's just great for media consumption and just what you need when you have a 2-in-1 notebook like this one. 

Surface Laptop Go, Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB: $899.99

Surface Laptop Go, Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB: $899.99 $699.99 at Best Buy
Save $200:
Microsoft's already well-priced laptop has just got a whole lot more affordable thanks to this Cyber Monday deal at Best Buy. The Surface Laptop Go is a great choice if you're looking for an all-around and well-performing work laptop.

Surface Pro 7, Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB: $1,199.99

Surface Pro 7, Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB: $1,199.99 $799.99 at Best Buy
Save $400:
This is a much more powerful Surface Pro 7 model with another huge saving from Best Buy. The Core i5 CPU and 8GB RAM means Windows 10 works brilliantly, though it doesn't come with the Touch Keyboard.

HP Envy Laptop 17, Intel Core i5, Iris Xe, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD: $1,099.99

HP Envy Laptop 17, Intel Core i5, Iris Xe, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD: $1,099.99 $649 at HP
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HP's Envy line is among the best laptops out there for those who want quality but don't want to pay a lot. And, this Cyber Monday, it's cheaper than ever – now $50 less than its Black Friday sale price. The modest 11th-gen i5, Iris Xe, 8GB memory configuration will now set you back less than $900, and you're getting 512GB of storage with it. Plus, nifty features like a fingerprint reader and a privacy camera shutter key give it a bit more value.

HP Spectre x360 15-inch, Intel Core i7, Iris Xe, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD: $1,629.99

HP Spectre x360 15-inch, Intel Core i7, Iris Xe, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD: $1,629.99 $1,249.99 at HP
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One of the most beautiful laptops on the market might just be within your grasp this Cyber Monday, with this higher-end configuration of the Spectre x360 dropping considerably in price. With this deal, you're getting an 11th-gen i7 processor as well as Iris Xe graphics, 16GB memory and 1TB storage, which means it's capable of intensive tasks like photo editing and graphics design.

$999

MacBook Air (M1, 2020), 8GB RAM, 256GB: $999 $929 at B&H Photo
Save $70: With this Cyber Monday MacBook Air deal, you're getting the best laptop in the world for just $899, which is one of the best prices we've seen. If you want a thin and light laptop, this is the one to get.

Last year's Black Friday laptop sales in the UK

The best Black Friday laptop deals in the UK

MacBook Pro 13-inch (2020, Intel): £1,799

MacBook Pro 13-inch (2020, Intel): £1,799 £1,459 at John Lewis
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If you're looking for a bit more power, this 2020 MacBook Pro comes with 16GB RAM, ideal for home working, video editing, graphic design and more! What's better, it's a massive £340 off at John Lewis while stocks last....

Surface Laptop 4, Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD: £899

Surface Laptop 4, Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD: £899 £699 at John Lewis
Save £200 - The Surface Laptop 4 is a superb notebook with a top-notch keyboard, among other benefits, and a £200 discount on this entry-level model – which still offers plenty of power, yet remains nicely portable – is another great bargain for Cyber Monday. Remember that John Lewis also provides a two-year guarantee.

11-inch Chromebook: £229.99

Asus C523NA Chromebook, 11-inch Chromebook: £229.99 £129 at Amazon
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– If small and mighty is what you're looking for in a Chromebook then this Asus C223NA packs decent performance into its tiny frame for very little money. At £139, this is a great price for a very basic Chromebook that includes an Intel Celeron N3350 processor, 4GB RAM and 32GB eMMC flash storage.

Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook: £279.99

Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook: £279.99 £218 at Amazon
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– Our 4.5/5 star review of the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook tells you everything you need to know about why this is such a great buy at just £199. In brief: it's a slim, light and long-lasting 2-in-1 laptop. Its small size definitely makes using the keyboard and trackpad a little finicky, but this is ideal for those who need a functional device to use on the go.

Asus Vivobook S15: £649.99

Asus Vivobook S15: £649.99 £599.99 at Amazon
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– This Asus Vivobook S15 is another great all-around performer. It's chock full of high-end components that will support more involving jobs and multitasking, including an Intel i5 processor, 512GB SSD and 16GB RAM. One nice final touch is the backlit keyboard to help with typing.

Apple MacBook Air (M1): £999

Apple MacBook Air (M1): £999 £889 at Amazon
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You're saving a healthy £100 on the latest MacBook Air here – and one with the powerful M1 chip at the helm no less. That's an excellent price - even if we have seen it around £20 cheaper in the past in a particularly speedy flash sale. This configuration offers 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD.

Black Friday laptop deals (UK): under £200

Lenovo IdeaPad 3i Chromebook: £199

Lenovo IdeaPad 3i Chromebook: £199 £149 at Currys
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– You won't find a laptop for less than this worth spending your money on. A highlight of the early Currys Black Friday sale, you get a machine with an 11.6-inch screen, Intel processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage for just £129. You would normally need to spend closer to £200 to get this amount of hard drive space. This laptop will also last 10 hours on a single charge, making it good for basic office or schoolwork on the go.

Asus C223NA 11.6-inch Chromebook: £199.99

Asus C223NA 11.6-inch Chromebook: £199.99 £139.00 at Amazon
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This entry-level Asus Chromebook has just dropped below £140 at Amazon, which means you can pick up a super cheap laptop for just £139 right now. With 4GB RAM and 32GB of onboard storage you're not picking up a powerful machine here, but it will still offer a streamlined everyday experience on a low budget.

Asus E210MA 11.6-inch laptop: £229

Asus E210MA 11.6-inch laptop: £229 £149 at Currys
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– For just £30 more than the cheapest Black Friday laptop deal, you can double your available storage space to 64GB. You'll also be on the Windows OS as opposed to Chrome OS, which some may prefer for more flexibility in terms of apps and programs - especially if you prefer the Microsoft ecosystem as you get a year of Office 365 included in the price.

Asus C223NA 11-inches, Intel Celeron, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC: £229.99

Asus C223NA 11-inches, Intel Celeron, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC: £229.99 £199 at Amazon
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– This decent little Chromebook is great work students looking for a portable laptop to do some studying on. The specs aren't bad for a Chromebook, and with £100 off, this is a very tempting deal this Black Friday.

Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook: £279.99

Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook: £279.99 £199.00 at Amazon
Save £80
– Our 4.5/5 star review of the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook tells you everything you need to know about why this is such a great buy at £199.99. In brief: it's a slim, light and long-lasting 2-in-1 laptop. Its small size definitely makes using the keyboard and trackpad a little finicky, but this is ideal for those who need a functional device to use on the go.

Black Friday laptop deals (UK): £200 - £500

£348.99

Dell Inspiron 15 3000, Intel Celeron, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD: £348.99 £249.00 at Dell
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This may be the cheapest way to get a Dell laptop thanks to a £100 discount. The specs aren't great – that 4GB of RAM is particularly low – but for a basic laptop for web browsing and word processing, it'll do.

Lenovo IdeaPad 3i 15.6-inch laptop: £279

Lenovo IdeaPad 3i 15.6-inch laptop: £279 £269 at Currys
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– It may be a small saving but this is already a very well-priced laptop. The highlight is the full-blown 128GB SSD, which is rarely found in this price range. This speedy storage will allow you to boot the laptop, load files and run programs faster. Perfect if you're looking to eke out every last drop of performance from a cheap laptop.

Surface Go 2, Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD: £529

Surface Go 2, Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD: £529 £339 at Amazon
Save £190 - The Go 2 is a seriously affordable Windows tablet, and this is the model above the base version equipped with double the memory and storage. With £190 knocked off the price, it’s even more of a bargain, and this is a deal that likely won’t hang around for long.

Black Friday laptop deals (UK): over £500

Surface Laptop Go 12.4-inch, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD:  £699

Surface Laptop Go 12.4-inch, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD: £699 £529 at Currys
Save £170 - A good deal at Currys on this solid budget laptop. It features an Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, a 128GB SSD with a 12.4-inch touchscreen display. Grab this configuration in Platinum and Sandstone colors.

Acer Aspire 5: £699.99

Acer Aspire 5: £699.99 £579.99 at Amazon
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– Acer makes some of the best laptops on the market, and this Aspire 5 is no exception. With 8GB of RAM and an 11th gen Core i5 processor, it'll eat through everyday tasks with ease.

Asus Vivobook S15: £649.99

Asus Vivobook S15: £649.99 £599.99 at Amazon
Save £50
– This Asus Vivobook S15 is another great all-around performer. It's chock full of high-end components that will support more involving jobs and multitasking, including an Intel i5 processor, 512GB SSD and 16GB RAM. One nice final touch is the backlit keyboard to help with typing.

Surface Laptop Go 12.4-inch, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD:  £899

Surface Laptop Go 12.4-inch, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD: £899 £679 at Microsoft Store
Save £220 - Don’t miss out on this incredible Black Friday deal on this solid budget laptop. It features an Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, a 256GB SSD with a 12.4-inch touchscreen display. It also comes with Wi-Fi 6, a USB-C port and Bluetooth 5. You can grab this configuration in Ice Blue, Sandstone and Platinum colours.

Surface Laptop 4 13.5-inch, AMD Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD (Platinum):  £999

Surface Laptop 4 13.5-inch, AMD Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD (Platinum): £999 £779 at Microsoft Store
Save £220 - This is a great deal on a good mid-range spec laptop. It comes with an AMD Ryzen 5 4680U CPU, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, 256GB NVMe SSD all with a 13.5-inch 2,256 x 1,504 touchscreen display. It also features a USB-C port and Wi-Fi 6.

Surface Laptop 4 13.5-inch, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD:  £1,269

Surface Laptop 4 13.5-inch, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD: £1,269 £1,139 at Currys
Save £130- This laptop comes with an Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD all with a 13.5-inch 2,256 x 1,504 touchscreen display. You can grab this configuration in Sandstone, Platinum, Ice Blue and Matte Black colors.

MacBook Pro 13-inch (2020, M1): £1,799

MacBook Pro 13-inch (2020, M1): £1,799 £1,459 at John Lewis
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If you're looking for a bit more power, this 2020 MacBook Pro comes with 16GB RAM, ideal for home working, video editing, graphic design and more! What's better, it's a massive £340 off at John Lewis while stocks last....

Surface Laptop 4 15-inch, Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD (Matte Black):  £1,799

Surface Laptop 4 15-inch, Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD (Matte Black): £1,799 £1,489 at Microsoft Store
Save £300 - Microsoft has dropped an incredible Black Friday deal on this good spec laptop that has an Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, 512GB NVMe SSD and comes with a 15-inch QHD touchscreen display.

Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch (M1 Pro 8-core CPU/14-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Silver): £1,899

Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch (M1 Pro 8-core CPU/14-core GPU, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Silver): £1,899 £1,799 at Amazon UK
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If you're looking for a great Black Friday MacBook Pro deal on the latest 14-inch model with the M1 Pro chip, you're in luck. You can save £100 right now by going to Amazon UK before these sell out.

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ASUS VivoBook OLED: £849.99 £699.99 at Amazon
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– Yep, you're getting an OLED display in this incredible creative workstation laptop. The VivoBook range has been designed with content creators in mind, so you're also getting a good range of ports, 16GB of RAM to run demanding applications a 512GB SSD.

Alienware m15 R4, Core i9, RTX 3080, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD: £3,349

Alienware m15 R4, Core i9, RTX 3080, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD: £3,349 £2,269 at Dell
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Dell has given this brilliant gaming laptop with Nvidia RTX 3080 a massive price cut for today only. This deal is selling out fast so you want to be quick. The powerful GPU will play any PC game with ease on the 1080p 300Hz screen.

Black Friday laptop deals: Our Predictions

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With the new MacBook Pro featuring the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips up for sale, as well, we could be in line for some juicy price cuts on the first generation M1 Air and machines.

It's also likely we'll see the first major price cuts on gaming laptops with Nvidia RTX 3000 series graphics cards. These machines were newly released in early 2021, so by November they will be ripe for discounts. We won't be focusing on them too much on this page, so definitely check out our guide to the best Black Friday gaming laptop deals for a deeper dive into those machines.

Is it really worth all this preparation? We think so. Last year, laptops were one of the top three most searched for products with "Black Friday" in the query (Semrush). Ecommerce sales in November and December reached a staggering $188billion for the first time, according to data from Adobe, with $9 billion online sales happening on Black Friday alone.

With global ecommerce sales projected to increase 26.7 per cent year-on-year to $4.891 trillion in 2021 (Statista), we're expecting more online laptop deals over Black Friday this year than ever before. But more people will be shopping for them than ever before, too.

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

Black Friday falls on November 26, but we're already seeing some juicy discounts on laptops ahead of that date. Traditionally the biggest discounts are released on the day itself, and while that's still a good bet, in recent years we’ve seen laptop retailers increasingly launching their Black Friday pricing earlier, at the beginning of Thanksgiving week. 

There are also always plenty of early discounts in the weeks leading up to the main event - some from as early as mid-late October. But the best deals happen in the week of Black Friday. And that's a pattern we expect to see repeating again this year. (We'll be rounding up all the best laptop Black Friday deals here, first, so bookmark this page and keep checking back.)

Last year, the trend towards earlier deals was even more pronounced thanks to the pandemic, with laptop pricing dropping slowly between late October and mid-November, before plummeting at the start of Thanksgiving week. It then stayed low into the first week of December. 

That's very different to how it used to be, when prices would drop sharply on the day itself and then quickly rise again. Retailers had an incentive to run their Black Friday laptop sales earlier last year, of course. According to data from Adobe Analytics, the pandemic accelerated the shift to online shopping, with more than a 50% increase in 2020 compared to 2019. With many bricks and mortar stores closed, and more people than ever shopping online - plus with Covid-19 causing logistical challenges such as shipping delays - it made sense for retailers to spread the deals out.  

Whether we see this year's Black Friday laptop deals starting as early as last year, we don't know, but our money's on retailers looking to space their best offers out once again. As always, we recommend having your eyes peeled and checking this page from late October / early November just to be safe. 

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 pricing on any machines you're interested in.

Top US retailers
Amazon
: cheap Chromebooks and gaming laptops
Best Buy: powerful HP and Lenovo laptops often on sale
Dell: Inspiron laptops from $399
HP: cheap HP Pavilion machines regularly discounted
Lenovo: business and gaming laptops from $500
Walmart: laptop deals starting at $199

Top UK retailers
Amazon: often the cheapest laptops in the UK
Argos: home delivery or pick up a cheap laptop locally today
Box: lots of value for money machines with top specs
Currys: free delivery, plus a wide selection of laptops
Dell: get a great laptop deal direct from Dell
John Lewis: extended warranties on premium laptops
Laptop Direct: