BLACK Friday sales have already begun, which means there's no better time to shop for a new laptop.
The huge shopping event offers plenty of amazing deals on laptops of all price points, including premium Surface Pro and Apple MacBooks and affordable options from ASUS, Dell and HP.
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Tech products are generally the most sought after category during Black Friday, and the models with the biggest savings get snapped up fast.
There are already hundreds of Black Friday savings available online now thanks to major tech retailers such as Amazon, Currys and AO kicking off sales early.
With Black Friday now morphing into a month-long event, shoppers have even more time to search for the very best laptop deals on the market.
But here's the thing: not all deals are created equally. You'll find just as many duds as you will genuine bargains when the sales begin to launch.
Luckily, we're on hand to spare you the hassle of sifting through every last laptop deal available.
We'll be keeping this page up to date with only genuinely good price drops, and only genuinely good devices from the likes of Apple, Samsung, HP, Dell and more.
You may also want to head to our pick of the best gaming deals Black Friday, plus our selection of Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals.
Best Amazon Black Friday laptop deals
Amazon has already launched a range of deals across a variety of laptop brands including ASUS, LG, HP and Acer.
We have picked out some of the best offers currently available below.
- ASUS Touchscreen Chromebook Flip C234MA 11.6 Inch Laptop: £199.99 (save £130) – buy here
LG gram 17Z90P Black, Ultra-Lightweight 1,350g, 17-inch Laptop: £1,199 (save £400) – buy here
ASUS VivoBook S 15 – S513EA Full HD 15.6" Metal Laptop: £579.97 (save £120.02) – buy here
ASUS 11.6 inch VivoBook with Microsoft Office 365: £179.97 (save £50.02) – buy here
- HUAWEI MateBook, 15.6 inch, D15 2021 11th Gen Intel Core i5 Laptop: £589 (save £160.99) – buy here
Currys Black Friday laptop deals
Tech giant Currys has also kicked off its sale, with an extensive range of savings on laptops from Huawei, Acer and more.
Check out our favourite offers featured in the early bird deals below.
- HUAWEI MateBook D 15.6" Laptop – Intel® Core™ i5, 512 GB SSD: £589 (save £110) – buy here
- ACER Swift 3 14" Laptop – AMD Ryzen 5, 1 TB SSD: £579 (save £120) – buy here
- 12.3" Surface Pro 7+ – Intel® Core™ i5, 128 GB SSD: £799 (save £170) – buy here
- HP 15-gw0502sa 15.6" Laptop: £289 (save £60) – buy here
Very Black Friday laptop deals
Online retailer Very also has some cracking early bird savings on tech in its Black Friday sale.
Highlights include big savings on Apple MacBook Air models and Samsung Galaxy Book laptops, check out the deals you don't want to miss below.
- Apple MacBook Air (M1, 2020): £1399 (save £200) – buy here
Samsung Galaxy Book 15.6 Laptop: £599 (save £100) – buy here
Asus ZenBook 14 UX425JA-BM192T Laptop: £819 (save £180) – buy here
MicrosoftSurface Go 2 laptop: £529 (save £100) – buy here
AO Black Friday laptop deals
AO has become a major player if you are looking for top savings on tech online.
This year the retailer kicked off its sale early, and bargain-hunters looking for a laptop for less can take advantage of the discounts.
Here are the best laptop deals we've spotted from AO so far.
- Acer Spin 514 CP514-1H 14" Chromebook Laptop: £399 (save £100) – buy here
- Asus VivoBook X415EA 14" Laptop: £299 (save £80) – buy here
- Asus C223NA-DH02 11.6" Chromebook Laptop: £149 (save £50) – buy here
Check out Sun Vouchers to see if you can get extra savings across hundreds of retailers during the Black Friday sale.
US Black Friday laptop deals
Can't wait until November? Good news! Lots of US retailers are already discounting laptops in the run-up to Black Friday.
Here's our pick of the best.
- Acer Swift 3 Thin & Light Laptop, 14" Full HD IPS 100% sRGB Display, AMD Ryzen 7 5700U Octa-Core Processor, 8GB LPDDR4X, 512GB NVMe SSD, $629.99 from Amazon, save $120 – buy here
- Samsung Galaxy Book Pro Intel Evo Platform Laptop Computer 13.3", AMOLED Screen 11th Gen Intel Core i5 Processor 8GB Memory 256GB SSD, $849.99 from Amazon, save $150 – buy here
HP 14" I3 4GB/256GB Laptop Silver, $279 from Walmart, save $100 – buy here
- HP 11.6" Chromebook Intel Celeron, 4GB Memory, 32GB eMMC Flash Memory, $99 from Best Buy, save $160 – buy here
More Black Friday Laptop and Tablet Deals
Take a look at some of the other Black Friday deals we’ve found around the web:
- Tablet Black Friday deals
- Chromebook Black Friday deals
- Black Friday Monitor deals
- Black Friday iPad deals
When is Black Friday 2021?
Black Friday always comes the day after the American holiday Thanksgiving, which is always the fourth Thursday of November. That makes 2021's shopping bonanza fall on November 26: a date to know if you're looking forward to laptop Black Friday deals.
Although most tech specialist and non-specialist stores begin sales in the days leading up to Black Friday, they also often continue into the weekend and 'Cyber Monday'.
When is Cyber Monday 2021?
The online-only cousin of Black Friday lands on November 29 this year, with loads more deals and offers from retailers. If you miss out on a Black Friday deal, Cyber Monday is a great chance to grab more savings.
Is Black Friday a good time to buy a laptop?
Yes, it is arguably the best time of the year to buy a laptop. There will almost certainly be huge deals to be found on laptops, with discounts from numerous retailers.
Cyber Monday will also see a great variety of deals, but don't underestimate the Black Friday sales, as some shops could be offering as much as 30% off. We will bring you all the details of this year's sales as soon as they're confirmed, so keep checking back!
Will Apple Macbooks be in the Black Friday 2021 sales?
Apple does not have a Black Friday sale the way that most retailers do, but the company's Macbooks are usually discounted on other retailers' websites. Apple also regularly offers gift cards during the Black Friday weekend, so if you are thinking about getting some accessories with your Macbook, this could be a perfect time to get one.
What to expect from laptop retailers in the Black Friday 2021 sales
Shopping for a laptop this Black Friday? It's worth checking in on all the big and well-known retailers as deals go live. Whatever you need a laptop for, top brands are available for less during the event, including the likes of Dell, HP, Asus, and Lenovo.
Sought-after models like Microsoft's Surface devices and Apple's Macbooks can also be found for less – as can gaming laptops from the likes of Alienware and Asus TUF and ROG models. Familiar retailers like Currys or Target tend to offer competitive discounts. But don't forget specialists like Dell, Laptops Direct and Ebuyer.
Where to buy a laptop on Black Friday
Try retailers such as:
- Currys PC World
- John Lewis
- Best Buy
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What sort of laptop do I need?
Laptops largely fall into four categories: standard laptops, Macbooks made by Apple, Chromebooks, and 2-in-1s which are laptop/tablet hybrids.
Standard laptops have a huge range of specs and prices to choose from, ranging from a couple of hundred pounds to many thousands. The cheaper models are good for web browsing and streaming programmes online, while the more expensive variety have more processing power and can be used to edit video and power demanding video games.
Macbooks run Apple's intuitive MacOS and generally are very easy to use while looking sleek, but the design comes at a price and the most popular models cost between £1,000-£1,500.
Chromebooks are generally cheaper, less powerful machines that rely on cloud computing to complete tasks so require a good internet connection to use the majority of their applications.
2-in-1s are for those who want to switch between a tablet and a laptop and are the most versatile type of laptop with prices that can range from a few hundred to well into the thousands.
If you're the sort of person who likes to watch Netflix and fire off a few emails, Chromebooks and cheap laptops are probably enough for you. But if you want to play games that require some big computing power such as Football Manager or The Witcher, or you want to edit photos and videos, a more expensive laptop or Macbook might be the way to go.
What specs should I go for?
Faster processors, more memory and larger storage might seem better, but getting the best value depends on whether you will use it.
For occasional to daily use, the following specs should handle most tasks: Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 5 processor, 8GB RAM, with 256GB SSD. Combined with a 14-inch display on something like an Honor Magicbook, you will have a capable laptop for general tasks, with a good amount of speed and storage. A good price for such specs would be £500 or under, but that can depend on the brand too.
If you need something more powerful, or with more storage – more of a workhorse – opt for 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD and a 15.6-inch display. For these specs, £800 or so isn't an unreasonable price, but be sure to compare across retailers and similar models as prices can go beyond £1,000 for top models.
For more processing power, you may want to consider an Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen 7 processor. More powerful processors can do more at once and handle more complex tasks, but they will increase the price of a laptop substantially – especially with the latest processors.
Enjoyed reading about the best laptop Black Friday deals? Check out our roundup of the best Black Friday deals across all categories as they are announced.
If you are looking for a new phone during the sale, check out our top picks of the Best Black Friday phone deals.
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