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Black Friday laptop deals 2019: how to find the best laptop deals

Black Friday laptop deals
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Black Friday is a little over a week away at this point, but the Black Friday laptop deals are essentially already here. Retailers around the internet have already begun slashing prices on some of the best laptops in the world. 

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are less than two weeks away at this point, on November 29 and December 2, respectively – so there are already some jaw-dropping Black Friday laptop deals out there.

So, if you're on the market for a new laptop, you don't need to wait until all the juicy deals start rolling out to pick up a new piece of kit.

For instance, our favorite laptop, the Dell XPS 13 is already the star of some deals, along with the MacBook Air and the Surface Pro lineup. And, obviously, there are some killer Chromebook deals out there, too. 

We here at TechRadar will continue to keep our eyes open for the best Black Friday laptop deals, so you can keep this page bookmarked if you need a shiny new laptop. We'll find the Black Friday and Cyber Monday laptop deals, so you can spend less time shopping and more time playing with your new laptop.

Best Black Friday laptop deals

Cheap laptop Black Friday deals

US deals

Acer Aspire 1 15.6-inch laptop $249 $149 at Walmart
This is easily one of the cheapest laptops Walmart is selling, though unlike some of its sub-$100 laptops, this is actually worth getting. Acer has made a very good budget laptop, and while the specs aren't amazing, it's fine for doing a spot of web browsing on.View Deal

Asus ViveBook 15.6-inch laptop $399 $279 at Walmart
Walmart has knocked $150 off this slimline laptop. It's not the most powerful machine, with an AMD R3 CPU and just 4GB of RAM, but if you keep your expectations in check, you'll find this a decent little laptop for light browsing and day to day tasks.
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Acer Aspire 5 $349 $308 at Amazon
The Acer Aspire 5 isn't the most powerful piece of kit on the market, but it doesn't need to be. For just $310, you can get a stylish laptop that can get you through everyday computing tasks like checking email and cruising through Facebook. You can even do Photoshop!View Deal

Lenovo IdeaPad S340 15.6-inch laptop $549.99 $389 at Walmart
This impressively light and thin Walmart laptop comes with some great specs, including an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB SSD, all with $160 discount as well! Why wait for Black Friday when these kind of deals are flying around?View Deal

Acer Aspire 5, 15.6-inch laptop $529 $419 at Walmart
You can snag the Acer Aspire laptop on sale for $399 at Walmart. The 15.6-inch laptop provides 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and an 8th gen Intel Core i5-8250U processor.
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HP 15 Pale Gold 15.6-inch laptop $599.99 $409 at Walmart
This is another great Walmart laptop deal in time for Black Friday, with the retailer knocking a hefty amount off this powerful laptop with 8Gb RAM, Intel Core i5 processor and a speedy 256GB SSD. It also has a long battery life of up to 12 hours.View Deal

HP 15 Graphite Mist 15.6-inch laptop $559.99 $439 at Walmart
Get a decent $100 price cut off the HP 15 Graphite Mist laptop from Walmart. It has a touchscreen display, 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor, and 1TB storage. RAM is a little on the low side at 4GB, but it also has 16GB of Intel Optane memory to make this a speedy little laptop indeed.View Deal

Lenovo IdeaPad L340 15.6-inch laptop $749.99 $599 at Walmart
Get $170 off this great budget gaming laptop, with an Intel Core i5 processor, GeForce GTX 1050 GPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. This is a great price for a laptop that's ideal for playing indie games, and it can even play modern blockbuster games, with a bit of tweaking.View Deal

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Core i3, 8GB, 128GB: $959 $649 at Best Buy
This is the entry-level version of Microsoft’s 2-in-1 with a 10th-gen Core i3 processor in the platinum color (silver by any other name) bundled with the Type Cover which comes in black. You get $260 knocked off the price which represents a discount of 27%.View Deal

UK deals

Acer Aspire 1 11-inch laptop £89.99 at eBay
If you're looking for the absolute cheapest Windows 10 laptop in the run up to Black Friday 2019, this could be it. It's not big and it's not powerful, with an Intel Celeron CPU and just 2GB of RAM, but for simple tasks it does the job.View Deal

Lenovo IdeaPad S145-15IWL Intel Core i75, 8GB RAM: £529 £399 at Currys
While there is a cheaper model of the IdeaPad S14 on sale for Curry's Black Friday event, it only comes with 4GB of RAM, which we think is a bit too low for most people, so go for this version instead. It ups the RAM to 8GB, has a Intel Core i5 processor and 256GB SSD for £130 off.View Deal

HP 250 G7 Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM: £569 £469.97 at Laptops Direct
Save £100 off this great mid-range laptop. The Intel Core i7 processor and 8GB of RAM keeps this 15.6-inch laptop feeling nice and fast, and it's got a decent selection of ports that makes it a great affordable productivity laptop.View Deal

HP Pavilion 14-ce3506sa Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM: £649 £499 at Currys
This version of the HP Pavillion 14 will get you a great all-round device with a Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD – all for £150 off the usual price.View Deal

Asus 14 R424FA-EK109R Core i5, 8GB RAM: £749 £499.97 at Laptops Direct
This is a great deal that knocks £250 off the price of a 14-inch laptop with an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. This makes it a great all-round laptop that will give you a speedy Windows 10 experience.View Deal

Lenovo V130-15IKB Core i5, 8GB RAM: £703 £529.97 at Laptops Direct
Save a nice £174 off this good all-rounder from Lenovo that comes with a 15.6-inch 1080p screen, 8GB RAM and Intel Core i5 processor. That CPU is a 7th gen model, so it's showing its age a bit, but does the job for day-to-day tasks. This laptop also comes with a DVD-RW drive - a bit of a rarity these days.View Deal

HP Pavilion 14-ce3506sa Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce MX250: £949 £649 at Currys
Currys has knocked a huge £300 off the most powerful version of the HP Pavillion 14, with an Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and  512GB SSD. It also features an Nvidia GeForce MX250 graphics card, which can handle a bit of light gaming as well.View Deal

Lenovo Yoga 730 Core i5 1080p £899.99 £699.98 at eBuyer
Save a huge £200 on this brilliant convertible laptop that allows the screen to be flipped back and used like a tablet. This model comes with an Intel Core i5-8265U processor, 1080p display, 256GB SSD and 8GB RAM.View Deal

Chromebook Black Friday deals

US deals

Samsung Chromebook 3 $219 $159 at Walmart
This brilliant Chromebook from Samsung has had an early Black Friday price cut from Walmart, dropping it to just $160. Chromebooks like this one are great affordable laptops for students.View Deal

HP Chromebook 11 G6 EE $269 $159 at Walmart
Save over $100 with this great Early Access deal from Walmart. It's thin, light and has a military-grade rugged design which means it can be taken out and about without you having to worry about it breaking or getting damaged.View Deal

Acer Chromebook Spin 11.6-inch Convertible Laptop $299 $229 at Walmart
Save $70 on the Acer Chromebook Spin 11 at Walmart. The convertible laptop includes 4GB of RAM and provides a 10-hour battery life.
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UK deals

Lenovo C330 2-in-1 64GB Chromebook | £279.99 at John Lewis
This has double the storage of most cheap Chromebooks at 64GB and is only about £20 more than the 32GB version of this model. Plus, John Lewis has thrown in a two year guarantee at no extra charge.
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Gaming laptop Black Friday deals

Us deals

Omen by HP 15-inch gaming laptop $1,399 $999 at Walmart
Not only has Walmart cut the price of this excellent gaming laptop, with an Intel Core i7 processor, Nvidia GTX 1660Ti GPU and 16GB of RAM, but it's also included a headset and mouse as well - worth $100.View Deal

Asus ROG Strix gaming laptop $1,299 $999 at Walmart
If you're after a gaming laptop, then this is an incredible deal from Walmart, which knocks a huge $300 off the price of this mid-range beast. You get a 9th generation Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660Ti and a 512GB SSD.View Deal

Acer Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop $1,199 $1,088 at Amazon
When you pull the Acer Predator Helios 300 out of your bag, everyone will know its a gaming laptop, but with an Intel Core i7 processor and GTX 1660 Ti graphics, that lack of discretion is totally worth it. Plus, you can save $100 right now on Amazon.  View Deal

UK deals

Medion Erazer P6689 15.6-inch gaming laptop £729.97 £549.97 at Box
Get your game on with this affordable Core i5-8250U powered laptop with a GTX 1050 GPU. It comes with an Intel games bundle that includes Total War: Three Kingdoms, Frostpunk, Warhammer: End Times Vermintide and more. You get £180 off the Erazer which represents a discount of 25%.View Deal

Asus TUF FX705DT-AU042T AMD Ryzen 5, 8GB RAM, GTX 1650: £919 £649.97 at Laptops Direct
Save a hefty £270 off the Asus Tuf gaming laptop. We love these gaming laptops, as they are solidly built, and offer decent spec – especially for this price. If you don't mind tweaking the odd graphical setting, you'll be very happy with the performance of most modern games.View Deal

Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502DU 15.6-inch gaming laptop £1,199.99 £899.99 at Amazon
This slimline Asus laptop is now more affordable than ever thanks to a £250 price cut, dropping it below a grand. For the money you get an Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti GPU, AMD Ryzen R7-3750H processor and 8GB RAM.View Deal

MacBook Black Friday deals

US deals

Apple MacBook Air 2019 Intel Core i5, 8GB, 128GB SSD $1,099 $999.99 at Amazon
The newest MacBook Air is an impressive laptop, featuring strong battery life and a top-notch Retina Display. This is the base model with 128GB storage in the gold color scheme, and the money knocked off here represents an almost 20% discount.View Deal

Apple MacBook Pro 15-inch Intel Core i9, 16GB RAM, AMD Radeon Pro 560X $2,799.99 $2,349.99 at Amazon
This deal has just got even better, with Amazon cutting $450 off the price of the MacBook Pro model that comes with a 9th generation Intel Core i9 processor, 512GB SSD and AMD Radeon Pro 560X GPU. View Deal

Apple MacBook 15-inch Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, AMD Radeon Pro 555X $2,399.99 $2,049.99 at Best Buy
Save a huge $350 off the price of this model of the 15-inch MacBook Pro, with a 9th generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM and 256GB hard drive. Also features the AMD Radeon Pro 555X GPU. This deal now has an extra $150 off.View Deal

Apple MacBook 15-inch Intel Core i9, 16GB RAM, AMD Radeon Pro 560X $2,799.99 $2,399.99 at Best Buy
Fancy a more powerful version of the above? This model comes with a 9th generation Intel Core i9 processor, 512GB SSD and AMD Radeon Pro 560X GPU, and is now $400 off. View Deal

UK deals

Refurbished Apple MacBook Air: £1,034 £749.97 at Laptops Direct
Save a huge £285 when buying a refurbished MacBook Air with an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD. This is a great way to get a MacBook Air at a very low price. Be quick though, there's limited stock and it's selling out fast.View Deal

Apple MacBook Air (2019) Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD £1,057 £985 at John Lewis
Get the brilliant new MacBook Air for just £985 from John Lewis. This is one of the thinnest and lightest MacBooks money can buy, and with a Core i5 CPU and 8GB RAM, it's an excellent performer as well. You get a year of Apple TV+ thrown in as well.View Deal

Ultrabook Black Friday deals

US deals

UK deals

Dell XPS 13 Core i7, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM, 4K display £1,799.99 £1,529.15 at Dell
This deal gets you a Dell XPS 13 with an even bigger hard drive – a huge 1TB – while also offering a larger discount as well, knocking £269 off the asking price with the code BF15. 1TB of fast SSD storage is ideal for people with large photo and video

How to find the best Black Friday laptop deals in 2019

Laptops in 2019 have these shiny exteriors that  attract a lot of attention, built with beautiful aluminum and magnesium alloys, high resolution displays and trackpads that are way bigger than they really need to be. But, it's what's inside that counts.  

When you're browsing through all the Black Friday laptop deals, you should 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 dealbreaker – even with an Intel Core i7-7500U, you should be able to get some work done.

Either way,  just keep in mind the current generations of laptop hardware. Intel processors should have either a 10 in front of their model number – like the Intel Core i7-10710U. However, 8th-generation processors should still be able to get the job done. Don't buy a 7th-generation Intel Core processor unless it's a seriously deep discount, and you should be prepared for some dated performance.  

If you're buying a gaming laptop, you should aim for one with a current-generation Nvidia GPU, too. The Nvidia GeForce 20-series graphics chips are the current top-end, and will let you power ray-tracing in games. However, there is the GTX 1660 Ti and GTX 1650 in laptops that will be able to power through your PC games at 1080p. Then, in Ultrabooks, you'll find an Nvidia GeForce MX250, which isn't great at games, but works wonders for pro apps you'll use on the road. 

Still, you might find a great deal on a laptop with an Nvidia 10-series GPU,  just keep in mind that it's the last-generation model. 

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 one of the best Chromebooks, you can get away with 4GB, but even there 8GB is definitely a boon. 

And, if this is too much to take in, just keep this page bookmarked. We'll browse through the Black Friday laptop deals that pop up, and we'll update this page with the best of the best.  We use all kinds of different laptops every day, so you can trust that you'll get a laptop that's worth your time and money.