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If you’re like me (raised hand emoji) and in the market for a new laptop for yourself or a loved one, then Black Friday deals are the time to invest with so many discounts available, including big savings on MacBooks, Windows PCs, and Chromebooks. Technology, electronics, and home appliances are usually worth the investment with Black Friday tech deals on both new and older versions and models on sale at a nice variety of price points for all types of users and needs. Because competition among Big Box and online retailers is so heated, brands and stores are releasing deals earlier (and longer) than ever—at a benefit to consumers. Here, we rounded up the best deals you can score right now.
Get extra savings on your Amazon purchases
Exclusively for Prime members, score big savings with a $200 gift card and a fantastic 5% cash back on all your Black Friday Amazon purchases upon approval of the card_name credit card. Apply by Dec. 4, 2023, and make this Black Friday the most rewarding one yet.
Why we like it
- 5% back at Amazon and Whole Foods
- 5% back on travel booked through the Chase Travel Portal
- 2% back with restaurants, gas stations, and local transit and commuting (such as Uber)
- 1% back on all other eligible purchases
On top of that, you get a $200 Amazon Gift Card instantly upon approval exclusively for Prime members.
Black Friday laptop deals under $500
This SGIN 15.6inch Laptop 4GB has hundreds of nearly five-star reviews, and is now only $259.00, down from $1049.99—saving you $790.
SGIN 15.6inch Laptop 4GB DDR4 128GB SSD Windows 11 with 4 Core Intel Celeron Full HD 1920x1080
With thousands of four-star reviews, this affordable—and great for online classes—HP Stream 14" Laptop with Intel Celeron N4020 Processor is now $199 at Walmart, down from $229.
HP Stream 14 Laptop Intel Celeron N4020 Processor 4GB RAM 64GB eMMC Pink Windows 11 (S mode) with Office 365 1-yr 14-cf2112wm
Reviewers praise the affordable Lenovo Slim 3 14" Chromebook for its fast loading, clear image display, and quick charge battery. On sale now at Best Buy for $149, down from $319 (over 50% off!).
Lenovo - Slim 3 Chromebook 14" FHD Touch-Screen Laptop - MediaTek Kompanio 520 - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Abyss Blue
Black Friday laptop deals under $1000
The ultralight and thin HP EliteBook 840 G8 Notebook PC Wolf Pro Security Edition is on sale right now on HP.com for $799, down from $2,648, saving you a whopping $1,849! The powerful laptop comes with a three-year basic soft and hardware warranty.
HP EliteBook 840 G8 Notebook PC Wolf Pro Security Edition|Intel® Core™ i7 11th Gen|Windows 11 Pro|512 GB SSD|16 GB DDR4|14" Display|9A9X8UA#ABA
Get a whopping 64% off this eco-friendly(made from recycled materials) and “blazing fast” laptop on sale at Lenovo for $909.99 down from $2.529.99.
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2 AMD Laptop - 13.3" - AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7840U (3.30 GHz) - 1TB SSD - 32GB RAM
So far, our favorite Dell deal is the highly-rated XPS 13 for $799, which is a nice $300 off, giving you a savings of 27%.
Dell XPS 13 Laptop - w/ Windows 11 OS & 12th gen Intel Core - 13.4" FHD Screen - 16GB - 512G
This highly rated 2-in-1 laptop with 12th Gen Intel® Core is on for 65% off at Dell all the way down to $629 from the usual $1813.52.
Featuring the latest 12th Gen. Intel Core i5 processor, 512 GB storage and Intel Iris Xe Graphics, this MSI Prestige laptop offers top quality at an affordable price. Save $300 now at Amazon and get it for $699
MSI Prestige 13 EVO 13.3" FHD+ Laptop: Intel Core i5-1240P, Intel Iris Xe, 16GB DDR4, 512GB NVMe SSD, Thunderbolt 4, HDMI, MicroSD Card Reader, Win 11 Home: Pure White A12M-070US
Black Friday laptop deals under $1500
The popular 2-in-1 SAMSUNG 16” Galaxy Book3 Pro laptop—known for its fast refresh rate and exceptional battery life—is on sale at Amazon for $1,224, down from $1,749.99 saving you a nice $400.
SAMSUNG 16” Galaxy Book3 Pro Laptop PC Computer, 13th Gen Intel Core i7-1360P Processor / 16GB / 1TB, 3K AMOLED Screen, 120hz, Fingerprint Reader, FHD Webcam, 2023 Model, NP960XFG-KC1US, Graphite
This Dell Laptop is $300 off right now on Amazon, priced at $1,028.99, down from $1,399, a 26% savings. With a sleek, streamlined look, Windows 11, and a 64GB of high-bandwidth RAM, this is a rad deal for college students or young professionals ready to take on the world.
Dell Newest 13th Generation Business Inspiron 15 3530 Laptop, 15.6" FHD Touchscreen, Intel Core i7-1355U, 64GB RAM, 2TB SSD, Webcam, HDMI, Wi-Fi 6, Windows 11 Pro, Black
This MacBook Pro with M2 chip with lightning-fast processing power is now $200 off at Best Buy, so you can score for $1,299, down from $1,499.
MacBook Pro 13.3" Laptop - Apple M2 chip - 8GB Memory - 512GB SSD (Latest Model) - Space Gray
Black Friday laptop deals under $2000
Save a whopping $923 on this 15” laptop that features a 13th Gen Intel Core, 15” screen, up to 5.20 GHz Turbo, and Windows 11 Pro. Available at Dell for $1719, down from $2,642.69
Dell Latitude 5540 Business Laptop - w/ Windows 11 Pro OS & 13th gen Intel Core - 15.6" FHD Screen - 16GB - 512G
Apple is designed for creatives of all types - so whether you’re a musician, editor, designer, or just have a flair for the creative, you’ll find exciting features in this laptop. The 14” macbook features 1 TB of storage space and 16 gigs of memory. Save $250 and get it for $1949, down from $2,199 at B&H.
Apple 14" MacBook Pro (M2 Pro, Space Gray) Z17G000NA
Best gaming laptop Black Friday deals
For their gaming laptop Black Friday deals, Dell is offering its award-winning, and uber-popular, Alienware gaming laptops at big discounts with the Alienware m16 gaming laptop at $1,249.99, $450 off. And the Alienware m18 gaming laptop on sale for $1,599.99, $300 off.
Alienware m16 Gaming Laptop - w/ Windows 11 OS & 13th gen Intel Core - 16" FHD Screen - 8GB - 1T
Get $400 off this versatile laptop that has high marks for smooth gameplay and video streaming. On sale now at Best Buy for $799.99 down from $1,199.99.
Acer Predator Helios Neo 16" WUXGA 165Hz IPS Gaming Laptop
Perfect as a gift for your gamer, this full HD resolution laptop has a fast charging battery that will go from zero to 50% in about 30 minutes. Get $350 off now at Best Buy, available for $449.99 almost half off normal retail price og $799.99.
HP Victus 15.6" Gaming Laptop AMD Ryzen 5 7535HS - 8GB
This Omen Transcend Gaming laptop lets you access your favorite games from any location. It features 512 GB storage, a next gen processor, and an upgraded camera. Save $700 for Black Friday, available now at HP for $999.99 down from $1,6.99.99
HP OMEN Transcend Gaming Laptop 16t-u000, 16.1|Intel Coreâ„¢ i7 13th Gen|16 GB DDR5|16" Display|765S5AV_100157
Best Black Friday deals on laptops for kids
Because they are so easy to use, Chromebooks are a super popular computer choice. And we found a killer deal on this Acer Chromebook 315 at Best Buy on sale for $139, down from $299, perfect as a holiday gift.
Acer - Chromebook 315 – 15.6" HD Display Laptop - Intel Celeron N4020 with 4GB LPDDR4 – 64GB eMMC - Silver
This budget-friendly chromebook rates high for portability, battery life, and clear display. On sale now for $169 at Best Buy, down from $269.
Samsung - 15.6" Chromebook - Intel Celeron - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC Flash Memory - Platinum Titan
Get 50% off this highly-rated chromebook perfect as a holiday gift! Ideal for school, browning, and gaming, now only $149, half off usual price of $299.
HP - 14" Chromebook - Intel Celeron - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Modern Gray
Best Black Friday deals on Apple MacBooks
We found the just released (on November 7) Apple 14" MacBook M3 Pro on sale at B&H for $200 off the regular price of $1,999. With 22 hours of battery life and powerful M3 chips that enable extreme workflows and multitasking, this high-performance laptop is perfect for video editors, programmers, 3-D artists, and more.
Apple 14" MacBook Pro (M3 Pro, Space Black) MRX33LL/A
MacBooks, and Apple products, rarely go on sale, but we found a Macbook Air 15-inch laptop with M2 chip on sale at Best Buy for $1,649 down from $1,899, a savings of $250. It also comes with three months of free Apple TV, Apple Music, and iCloud, and four months free of Apple Fitness and Apple Arcade.
Apple - MacBook Air 15" Laptop - M2 chip - 16GB Memory - 1TB SSD (Latest Model) - Midnight
With over 4 million pixels, this popular laptop features 2560 x 1600 screen resolution and 48 percent more color than the previous generation.Get it for 25% off now at Amazon, on sale for $749 down from $999.
Apple 2020 MacBook Air Laptop M1 Chip, 13” Retina Display, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD Storage, Backlit Keyboard, FaceTime HD Camera, Touch ID. Works with iPhone/iPad; Silver
Save $200 on this 16-inch MacBook Pro now at Best Buy! The high-performing laptop offers M3 Pro and M3 Max, advanced chips that bring major speed and performance. Available in Space Black and Silver. Now $2,699 down from $2,899 at Best Buy.
Apple - MacBook Pro 16" Laptop - M3 Pro chip - 36GB Memory - 18-core GPU - 512GB SSD (Latest Model) - Silver
What you need to know for Black Friday
When is Black Friday?
Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving and unofficially known as the kick off to the holiday shopping season. This year, Black Friday is on November 24th, 2023. The sales have historically begun at 12:01 a.m. the night/day after Thanksgiving with many stores staying open for early shoppers clamoring to get deals and continuing through the weekend into Sunday night (this year on November 26th) at midnight. But of course, that now flows into Cyber Monday to keep the shopping going.
What deals should I expect on laptops in 2023?
We’re seeing big discounts from 10% to up to 77% across the board from day-to-day, high-tech pro, lightweight on-the-go student and commuter friendly laptops, to gaming laptops. You can also expect deals on accessories like laptop backpacks.
What kind of laptop deals did they have last year
Last year, we saw deals from Dell, Microsoft, HP, Samsung, and older versions of Apple MacBooks. Specifically we saw $200 (25%) off the highly-rated Dell XPS 13 9315 and versions of the HP Envy laptops at a whopping 60% off.
How to get a good deal on laptops on black friday
To get the best deals, loyalty and being in the know with a brand or store can pay off handsomely on Black Friday. We recommend signing up for brand and store email blasts, newsletters, and text alerts, where you can usually put in your email when you scroll to the bottom of their site. Many sites also have deals right on their homepage.
Popular brands and sites include:
- Best Buy, which also offers “Best Buy Drops” via their app
- Amazon, which is dropping new deals throughout Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so keep refreshing their Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping pages as well as their Holiday Shop for ongoing deals.
Trackers like PayPal Honey can alert you to new deals on your favorite, specific items, including versions and model numbers. This mobile and laptop extension searches for deals and chances to earn rewards, and sends you alerts on deals you’re tracking. In addition, it also applies any coupon codes available on check-out and helps you get cash back.
How to choose the best laptop for you?
Three big considerations are: system, use, and budget. Which operating system do you prefer? How will you use your laptop? How much are you looking to spend? When it comes to operating systems: Are you a Mac or PC user? In my house, I’m a Mac lady all the way, while my husband works on Windows, and my kids both have Chromebooks. Being familiar with the systems, how they interface, and which programs and apps work on each is the first step in choosing a laptop.
How do you intend to use your new laptop? For your work or home projects? Is it for your tween or college kid? These distinctions will help you navigate the memory storage, battery life, weight and dimensions, and even aesthetics of your laptop.
How much are you looking to spend? Macs are always a bigger splurge and go on sale less frequently, while PCs (especially lesser known brands, but still great quality) can be found much more affordably.
Where to find Black Friday deals on laptops
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