Keep up to date with the latest, breaking laptop deals during Black Friday week, 2023
Black Friday Week is finally here and we’re expecting a tsunami of deals and discounts on laptops large and small. Whether you’re looking for a 2-in-1, ultraportable, gaming machine or a Chromebook, this is the best time to buy.
However, it’s also very easy to make a mistake at this time of year because there is also guaranteed to be a torrent of old, slow and mediocre devices on sale that you definitely want to avoid.
The question is, how do you do that? The answer: with our help. We have years of experience testing, reviewing and rating laptops, so it’s much easier for us to know when a deal is worth your money and when you shouldn’t bother. And we’ll be keeping you up to date on the good stuff, as we unearth it, right here.
So if you’re looking for a new machine – for work or play, for you or the kids – keep this page bookmarked. We’ll be updating it regularly throughout the week.
Black Friday 2023 laptop deals: The best so far
- Asus Chromebook Plus CX34: Was £400, now £240 | View deal
- Asus Vivobook Go: Was £600, now £450 | View deal
- Microsoft Surface Pro 9 with free Signature Keyboard: Was £1,443, now £899) | View deal
The best Black Friday laptop deals – 20 November 2023
15:37 | Nov 20
A Black Friday deal on the M1 MacBook Air?
Well, not really, but the M1 Apple MacBook Air is still a fabulous portable and, to be frank, however long you wait you’re still not going to see it a huge amount below the price it’s on at Amazon right now. As you’d expect, at £798 you are paying a premium over other laptops at this price – you’re only getting 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD, after all – but the M1 MacBook Air will cope with most tasks you throw at it without breaking sweat, it has wonderfully long battery life and this is among the lowest prices it has been.
15:11 | Nov 20
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 now ONLY £999
We wrote last week about the Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro being a great deal at £1,149; well, now its swankier sibling is even cheaper at £999 in the Amazon Black Friday sale. This nets you a laptop with a 360-degree hinge, a bundled stylus, one of the best screens you’ll ever clap eyes on, and an up-to-date specification, with a 13th Gen Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD inside. You can get more RAM and storage for your money but not a better overall design or screen.
14:59 | Nov 20
A hardcore gaming laptop for much less than usual
MSI’s Raider laptops are hard-core gaming machines from their high-end internal component choices, right down to their SteelSeries keyboards and flashy RGB light shows and Currys has carved £500 off the price of the RTX 4060 Raider, dropping the price to just £1,299.
For that, you get a 16in Full HD 144Hz screen, a 16-core Core i7-13700HX processor, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. Despite being a big and solid machine it weighs just 2.7kg (not bad for a gaming machine of this ilk) and it has a good sound system. The battery life isn’t great but it never is on laptops like this. Stonkingly good value.
14:35 | Nov 20
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14:26 | Nov 20
This is STILL the best budget laptop deal we’ve seen so far
Spotting a good deal on a cheap laptop can be tricky but Amazon is making it easy this year knocking £160 off the the brand new Asus Chromebook Plus CX34. Yes, we’ve highlighted this one before but it really is worth reiterating what a great deal this is. £240 for a 14in laptop with an Intel Core i3-1215U CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD inside really is a super bargain.
13:46 | Nov 20
Hoorah for a cheap high-end Huawei
The range-topping Huawei MateBook X Pro is a perennial favourite here at Expert Reviews and now you can pick one up for just £1,299 or £500 off. We love the bright 3,120 × 2,080, 14.2in 90Hz IPS screen, the outstanding speaker system and the strong performance from a specification that includes a Core i7-1360P CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD.
Build quality is second to none, making the MateBook X Pro a very solid laptop and the metallic-satin finish is lovely to touch and practical. Downsides include a slightly sub-par 720p webcam, middling battery life, and sub-divided SSD but for under £1,300, those shortcomings are easy to overlook.
12:36 | Nov 20
How to spot your own great budget laptop deals
We’d prefer it if you stayed here for your laptop deals guidance but, if you’ve been doing your own laptop deals hunting, how do you separate the good and great deals from the mediocre and downright bad? It’s not an easy task but if you follow a few key rules you should be okay:
- Generally, avoid laptops costing less than £200 – they’re rarely very good
- Stick to laptops with CPUs launched in the last two years (11th Gen Intel Core chips, 6000-series or later AMD Ryzen CPUs) – use Intel’s Ark CPU database to check this
- Steer clear of machines with slow eMMC storage – SSDs are faster – and in small amounts. We recommend 128GB as the minimum for a Windows machine
- Check battery ratings – if a manufacturer says the batter will last only five or six hours, this is not a laptop you’re going to want to use away from a power socket for too long
- Check screen technology and brightness ratings. As a general rule of thumb, go for OLED or IPS screen technology over TN-based machines and opt for laptops with at least a 250-nit brightness rating (you can often find this in the specifications section). It doesn’t guarantee colour accuracy or good viewing angles but should ensure your laptop screen will be readable in reasonably bright ambient light.
12:20 | Nov 20
Swift in name, low in price
The only issue we had with Acer’s Swift X laptop was the puny Intel Arc GPU but now you can get the Nvidia RTX 3050 Ti version for just £899 down from a historic average of £1,121.
The 3050 Ti provides significantly faster graphics performance and is a better partner for the bright, colourful and colour-accurate 16in 2,560 x 1,600 IPS display. The AMD Ryzen 7 CPU is a little less powerful than the Intel Core i7 model we tested but it’s more efficient so battery life should be better.
11:52 | Nov 20
Easy on Mother Earth and your wallet
The Acer Vero may wave the environmental flag more vigorously than it deserves but it’s still one of the more eco-friendly ways to buy a laptop given the amount of recycled material in the body and packaging. You can save money now as well as the planet because the Core i5 model is selling for £499 down from £603 in the Amazon Black Friday sale (Intel Core i5-1155G7, 16GB, 512GB SSD).
We were impressed with this laptop when we reviewed it: the plastic bodywork has a tactile rough feel which keeps it free from fingerprints and smudges. The display and speakers are good and the price is impossible to argue with.
11:26 | Nov 20
A ‘deal’ to AVOID
We’ve just spotted this deal on the HP Stream, which looks pretty tempting at a mere £139. However, we counsel you to spend a little more because you’re not going to enjoy using this machine one little bit.
The display is tiny at 11in across the diagonal and the ageing 6W Celeron N4120 processor and sluggish 64GB of eMMC storage just isn’t up to the task of running Windows 11 – not if you don’t want to be grinding your teeth in frustration at it constantly. To save your sanity, we beg you consider a more sensible, practical budget laptop such as the Asus Chromebook Plus CX34 or the Lenovo IdeaPad 3i.
10:33 | Nov 20
You’ll flip for the price of this Asus Zenbook 13 convertible – £799 (was £1,299)
With a sprightly 12th Gen Intel Core i7-1260P CPU and a stunning 13.3in 2.8K OLED touchscreen, the Asus Zenbook S 13 Flip runs as good as it looks and comes with all the benefits of a high-end laptop like Thunderbolt 4 and 6GHz Wi-Fi connectivity and a massive £500 saving.
It’s a beautifully made device, comes with a 2.8k OLED display and, at 1.2kg, it’s as light as a feather. The keyboard is top notch and the speaker system is great for a compact. There’s no 3.5mm audio jack but for just £799 who cares?
10:17 | Nov 20
Performance from another planet
There’s a lot to like about the new Alienware m16 from the potent Dragon Range AMD CPU to the colourful 240Hz 16in 2,560 x 1,600 display that handles motion very well with barely a hint of ghosting. We also liked the in-your-face styling and wide selection of I/O ports, even if the arrangement of the latter is a little idiosyncratic.
This laptop is a bit on the heavy side at 3.25kg and battery life could be better – if you see the 4-hour mark you will be lucky – but gaming performance is very strong thanks to an Nvidia RTX4070 GPU and the speaker system is loud and bassy. At £1,749 it’s very good value.
09:37 | Nov 20
Gaming laptops galore
If you’ve set your sights a little higher than a budget student laptop or you want to use your laptop to play more than just Netflix streams, we’ve also come across a pretty good selection of gaming laptop deals so far. No doubt more will arrive on the scene soon but, for now, here a list of the best so far:
- Acer Nitro 5 AN515-58 (was £1,132 avg, now £999) | View deal at Amazon
12th Gen Core i7, RTX 4060, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, 15.6in 144HZ 1,920 x 1,080 screen
- Asus ROG Strix G16 (was £1,644 avg, now £1,400) | View deal at Asus
13th Gen Core i7, RTX 4060, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, 16in 165Hz 1,920 x 1,200 screen
- Dell G15 Gaming Laptop (was £1,300, now £1,129) | View deal at Dell
13th Gen Core i7, RTX 4060, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, 15.6in 360Hz 1,920 x 1,080 screen
- Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 (was £1,249, now £899) | View deal at Currys
13th Gen Core i5, RTX 4060, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 15.6in 360Hz 1,920 x 1,080 screen
09:10 | Nov 20
The best laptop deals we’ve seen so far
We’ve uncovered some cracking deals so far and it’s not even Black Friday proper yet, with many more to come over the next few days. If you want to see what we’ve found so far, you can scroll down the page to read all about them, but if you can’t be bothered, here are our top five favourites so far:
- Asus Chromebook Plus CX34 (was £400, now £240) | View deal at Amazon
- Asus Vivobook Go (was £600, now £450) | View deal at John Lewis
- Microsoft Surface Pro 9 with free Signature Keyboard (was £1,443, now £899) | View deal at Microsoft
- Asus Vivobook 14 X1400EA (was £469, now £379) | View deal at AO
- Asus Vivobook S15 OLED (as £999, now £799) | View deal at Currys
07:50 | Nov 20
A large Windows laptop for a small wedge
Welcome to Black Friday week, and the first deal we have for you today is on the Lenovo IdeaPad 3i 15. It isn’t quite as cheap as the HP Laptop 14s, but for a mere £279 you get a much larger 15.6in display. It also comes with an Intel Core i3-1215U, which is a peppy performer thanks to two of its six cores being “Performance” cores and the 1,920 x 1,080 TN display is OK just as long as you don’t look at it from any odd angles.
On a laptop costing this little, the webcam shutter, USB-C port and SD card reader are slightly unexpected features and you also get a proper 128GB SSD rather than some eMMC nonsense. Battery life isn’t great because it only holds 38Wh of juice but the numeric keyboard is rather impressive. It’s a perfect student laptop.
16:07 | Nov 17
The lightest OLED laptop for less
LG’s Gram machines already own a number of lightest-in-class awards and now we can add another: lightest OLED laptop. Despite having a 15.6in Full HD OLED display the LG Gram SuperSlim OLED weighs just 990g. Right now, Currys has it for £999, £600 off the regular price.
It also has an Intel Core i7-1360P CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD, although if you carry your laptop around a lot the lack of weight and bulk (it’s a piffling 11mm thick) is what you will be primarily concerned with.
15:57 | Nov 17
Chrome cloud gaming price crash
Gaming on a Chromebook isn’t about a fire-breathing GPUs but rather having a gaming-optimised screen and keyboard to take advantage of streaming services like Nvidia’s GeForce NOW, Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming and Amazon’s Luna.
That’s why the Lenovo IdeaPad 5i Gaming Chromebook has a 16in 2,560 x 1,600 120Hz display and an expansive keyboard with an RGB backlight. If you’re in two minds about this Chromebook gaming malarky you can pick up the IdeaPad 5i for just £449 (down from £649).
15:34 | Nov 17
The cheapest Windows laptop worth buying?
The HP Laptop 14s offers just enough to deliver a basic Windows 11 experience that won’t have you tearing your hair out. At just £239 down from £399 it’s arguably the least you can spend and still end up with a useable Windows laptop.
The AMD Ryzen 3 CPU won’t win any prizes for performance but it’s up to basic tasks like web browsing and email while the 14in display is Full HD and SVA, so it should be better than bargain basement TN screens on other cheap laptops. There’s also 128GB of SSD storage, which is enough to handle big Windows updates.
14:25 | Nov 17
Dell’s XPS 17 is no longer excessively pricey
We’d be the first to agree that £2,849 is a lot for a laptop but it’s a whopping £750 less than usual and the Dell XPS 17 is a whole lot of laptop for the money.
With a 17in 3,840 x 2,400 touchscreen, Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 GPU and an Intel Core i9-13900H, it’s perfect for just about every job and the carbon fibre palm rest means no other laptop looks like it or feels like it.
14:17 | Nov 17
LOQ, stock and an RTX 4060
Lenovo’s new LOQ gaming laptops are essentially Legion machines made from plastic with anything extraneously expensive thrown overboard, and right now Lenovo is offering the 15.6in RTX 4060 model for £899, a £350 discount. If there’s another RTX 4060 laptop knocking about at that price we’ve yet to find it.
To keep them cheap, LOQ 15 machines have to make do with a pretty average 144Hz Full HD screen, but the keyboard is typical Lenovo high quality and you can add a second SSD if you want.
13:47 | Nov 17
Grab a big deal on this Huawei stalwart
The Huawei MateBook D15 is a laptop industry old-timer with the manufacturer regularly updating the internals to boost the performance. This model isn’t the latest spec – it has an 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 CPU inside – but at £475 in the Amazon Black Friday sale it’s a solid pick . The impressively rigid and premium-feeling Space Grey aluminium alloy chassis is something you don’t usually find at this price point and the keyboard is a pleasure to type on and it only weighs 1.6kg, which is good for a machine with a 15.6in (Full HD) display.
12:29 | Nov 17
A decent deal on a clever twin-screen laptop
Amazon has chiselled a chunk off the price of Asus’s clever dual-screen ZenBook Duo UX482, taking the price down to £1,749 from an average price of £1,993. For that, you get a 14.5in 2,880 x 1,880 120Hz OLED screen AND a second 12.7in 2,880 x 864 IPS display that pops up above the keyboard.
Performance is strong thanks to an Nvidia RTX 4050 GPU and an Intel Core i7-13700H processor and the two-screen layout is actually pretty handy once you’ve mastered it. It’s a bit niche but you know you want one.
11:28 | Nov 17
A Nitro 5 for not a lot
Acer’s Nitro gaming laptops have become bywords for affordable performance and now you can get the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 Nitro 5 15.6in model for just under £1,000 thanks to a £300-off Black Friday Amazon deal.
The 144Hz Full HD display means your games will always look fluid and smooth while the Intel Core i7-12650H, 16 GB RAM and 1 TB SSD means you’ve plenty of poke for non-gaming jobs and room to store plenty of AAA titles. It’s easy to upgrade, too.
10:48 | Nov 17
Blimey, a bargain Blade!
The words “Razer” and “Cheap” are seldom seen in the same sentence but Amazon has the stunning Razer Blade 15 on sale for just £1,199. OK, it’s an older model with the Intel i7-11800H CPU but the GPU is the still juicy RTX 3070.
The display is a stellar 15.6in 165Hz 2,560 x 1,440 affair while the rest of the machine is typical Razer: solid, stylish and made with the sort of attention to detail and quality that makes even Apple engineers take note. Get in.
10:28 | Nov 17
Strix gaming on the cheap
The Strix line from Asus’ ROG gaming line up is the quintessential gaming laptop range and now the cost of entry has dropped to under £1,400.
The Asus ROG Strix G16 may lack the awesome power and trick features of its Scar Strix 16 brothers but it’s still loaded with components with a 14-core Intel Core i7-13650HX CPU and an RTX 4060 GPU, a classic gaming keyboard and easy upgradability.
09:46 | Nov 17
A Samsung Galaxy Book with 5G for under a grand
Fancy a convertible laptop with a 16in 120Hz 3.2K AMOLED touchscreen and a 5G cellular modem for lighting fast on-the-hoof data? Of course, you do.
Samsung’s altogether rather awesome Galaxy Book3 Pro 360 5G is now on sale with a £550 discount taking it just under a bag-of-sand at £999. And it’s the latest Intel Core i5-1340P model.
09:34 | Nov 17
A cracking Chromebook deal
Asus’ new Chromebook Plus CX34 is one of the best of the new breed of Chromebook Plus models, which are designed to do proper laptop stuff locally such as run Linux apps.
Amazon has taken an axe to the price of the 128GB CX34, knocking it down to a ludicrously low £239. At that price even if you don’t want a Chromebook you should still buy one. Or two.
08:15 | Nov 17
Welcome to Friday! A week to go to until Black Friday
And the laptop deals keep coming. Our first of the day is this HP Pavilion 15. It’s £200 off at Very, wich means you’ll be getting a lot of laptop for just under £500.
Performance is solid from the AMD Ryzen 7 5700U chipset; you get a decent amount of storage (512GB) and memory (16GB) and a good keyboard with a numeric keypad. There’s even a B&O-engineered speaker system.
16:30 | Nov 16
G is for great-value gaming
Dell’s G-series gaming laptops are often ignored in the shade of their Alienware bros, but thanks to a £170 discount, the Dell G15 is now spectacular value and impossible to ignore.
For £1,129 you get a 360Hz (yes, 360Hz!) display and, thanks to a 14-core Intel Core i7-13650HX CPU and an RTX4060 GPU performance is strong. You also get a 1TB SSD and 16GB of RAM. All in all, it’s a terrific bargain!
15:46 | Nov 16
An ultra budget laptop with the latest low-cost silicon
We’re usually pretty sceptical – and you should be too – of any laptop costing as little as the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 3 Chromebook. At £149, reduced from the average historic price of £222, it’s almost too cheap to be true.
And yet, it actually comes with some fairly up to date components. The MediaTek Kompanio 520 processor was introduced first at CES 2023 and is aimed at low cost laptops for children and students, and while it won’t deliver ground shaking performance, it should be good enough for browsing the web and doing homework on Google docs. It’s backed up here by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage, plus a 14in Full HD display.
15:00 | Nov 16
Amazon’s M3 MacBook Pro falls by another £20
Don’t everyone jump at once! Amazon has just knocked an extra £20 off the price of the 14in M3 MacBook Pro (8GB/512GB). At this rate, the price will fall to zero in another 78 days. But maybe not.
14:28 | Nov 16
A lot of screen for a little money
If you want a good general-purpose laptop with a really big screen then Acer has you covered with a whopping £300 discount on the 17.3in version of its evergreen Aspire 5.
For a piffling £850, you get an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2050 discrete GPU as well as an Intel Core i7-1260P CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. The Full HD 17.3in panel is what you’re really buying though and it’s a pretty good example of the breed.
13:48 | Nov 16
Swift in name, small in price
The Acer Swift 3 range has been supplanted by the Swift Go line but that’s no need to overlook the 3-series machines, which have long been one of our favourite models of compact 14in laptops here at Expert Reviews.
Acer has knocked £200 off the Ryzen 5 5500U model taking it down to just £500, which makes it cracking value even if you have to make do with a Full HD IPS screen rather than the sumptuous 2.8K OLED display we tested.
12:10 | Nov 16
A budget laptop deal that’s actually worth considering
The Asus Vivobook 14 (X1400EA) comes with an 11th Gen Intel Core i3 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a large 512GB SSD and yet the price is a mere £379, reduced from £469 in the AO Black Friday sale.
This isn’t the latest Intel technology – it’s 2021 tech – but you’re better off going for this than a similarly priced laptop with an underpowered Celeron CPU. The battery life is only rated at six hours so it won’t be the best machine for work on the move but otherwise this is a very good configuration for the cash.
11:37 | Nov 16
Dell’s business bargain
Dell’s Latitude laptops are not the most exciting of devices but the 13.3in touchscreen Dell Latitude 5330 is now on sale with a massive £564 discount.
For just £820 you get a top-quality little compact laptop with all the bells and whistles built around an Intel Core i5-1235U processor. It’s not as sexy as the XPS 13 but it’s a darned site cheaper.
10:58 | Nov 16
Acer’s mid-tier gamer makes sense at £1,299
The Predator Helios Neo didn’t make much sense as a premium Nitro at Predator prices but now, thanks to £400 off at Currys it now makes a whole heap of sense.
With a QHD+ 165Hz screen and an Nvidia RTX 4060 GPU, the Neo has gone from too expensive at £1,699 to cheap-as-chips at £1,299.
10:19 | Nov 16
Just re-surfacing this great 2-in-1 deal because it’s do darned GOOD
The Microsoft Surface Pro 9 is a premium 2-in-1 with a wonderful design and a very impressive display. Its price usually matches its high-end pretensions but not right now.
At the Microsoft store you can get the Core i5 model with 16GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD for £899 and – most importantly – a Signature Keyboard (worth £160) thrown in for free. With the total price usually coming to £1,443, this represents a saving of a whopping £544.
09:14 | Nov 16
Welcome to Thursday!
Our first big bargain today is on the MSI Stealth 16 Studio, a laptop aimed at creative professionals with a specification to match. It’s £800 off at Currys, bringing the price down to £1,599.
With a 240Hz QHD+ display and an Nvidia RTX 4070 GPU, the Stealth 16 is also a pretty handy gaming machine. And all for just £1,599.
Strong battery life and an upmarket magnesium/alloy case make this a high-end laptop at a low-end price.
16:54 | Nov 15
A low-cost OLED delight
Here’s a deal we found earlier this week but it’s so good we thought we’d highlight again here – just in case you missed it. It’s for the Asus Vivobook Go 15, which is normally £600 but has been cut to £450 on Black Friday at John Lewis. That gets you – slightly unbelievably – a laptop with a 15.6in Full HD+ (1,920 x 1,200) OLED display (yes, OLED), an AMD Ryzen 5 7520U processor, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD.
That is a storming specification for a frankly ridiculously low price. If your budget is sitting at around this level, you’d be foolish to ignore it.
16:25 | Nov 15
Dell’s big gaming laptop is a BEAST of a deal this Black Friday
There’s something slightly bonkers about the Alienware m18, this behemoth of a gaming laptop weighs over 4kg and looks a little over the top. However, if you have the budget, you might as well go for something that looks and feels the part and you are saving SOME money in this Black Friday deal with Alienware knocking £230 off the price off this top-tier model.
It comes with a 24-core Intel Core i7-13900HX CPU, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070, a healthy 32GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. It also comes with a 165Hz, 2.5K display and a very impressive speaker system. Battery life is rubbish but you can add three extra SSDs which is a unique and valuable feature in this era of ever-ballooning game sizes. Now, form an orderly queue…
15:44 | Nov 15
A LOT of Chromebook for not a lot of cash
The new generation of Chromebooks is replete with modern silicon, lots of storage and great screens and an excellent example of this is the Lenovo IdeaPad 5, which is solid value at £800 and an absolute steal at £620.
It comes with a 120Hz, 2,560 x 1,600 16in IPS display, a 512GB SSD and an Intel Core i5-1235U with 8GB of RAM. It also includes a great keyboard and has epic battery life.
The 12th-gen CPU has enough oomph to run Linux programs like Gimp and Open Office as well as Android apps. The fast screen, meanwhile will let you enjoy streaming games on services like GeForce NOW.
15:02 | Nov 15
A student laptop, par excellence
The Lenovo IdeaPad 3i might not be the most exciting laptop you’ll ever buy but, thanks to Currys’ £200-off Black Friday deal, it could be one of the best value laptops that you buy. For just £550, you get an Alder Lake CPU in the form of an Intel Core i7-1255U with 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD.
The display is a 15.6in Full HD TN affair, which doesn’t give too much away to the IPS competition and the keyboard feels considerably more up-market than the price suggests it should be. The same goes for the 720p webcam which does a surprisingly good job. Battery life is a bit low – you are looking at 5-6 hours, no more – but it’s well-made and at 1.6kg not too heavy. All told it’s a good budget all-rounder at a great price.
13:52 | Nov 15
The lightest big-screen laptop has a healthy discount
In its quest to make the lightest big-screen laptops LG has made some compromises when it comes to rigidity and thermal efficiency but there’s no denying that the approach works. The 17in LG Gram 17 weighs a barely believable 1.35kg and, thanks to Curry’s Black Friday offer, its impressively low weight is matched by a low price of £1,299, a £300 discount.
The cooling system doesn’t let the Core i7-1360P CPU run free but performance is still good enough for everyday use and the case never gets warm. The 17in 2.5K display is bright and colourful, the speaker system tuneful and there’s a huge 2TB SSD as well. The Gram 17 may be a horse for a specific course but it’s definitely a thoroughbred.
12:40 | Nov 15
A Spectre-cular deal on HP’s premium 2-in-1
We all love a good Windows convertible and there aren’t many better than the HP Spectre x360. This comes with a glorious 13.5in 3,000 x 2,000 OLED touchscreen, which can hit 500cd/m2 in HDR mode and covers 100% of the DCI-P3 gamut, and an Intel Core i7-1355U processor, which combines with 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD.
For Black Friday HP has knocked over £300 off the price of this stylish machine, making it quite the bargain. Connectivity comes courtesy of two Thunderbolt 4 ports and 6GHz Wi-Fi to keep you connected, and at 1.3kg it’s not too heavy to actually use in tablet mode.
12:19 | Nov 15
Asus’ innovative gaming tablet is the real deal
Gaming tablets are rare, but the Asus ROG Flow Z13 is the best of the breed. For Black Friday, AO is selling the 2022 model at a vast £1,100 discount, and you also get the ROG XG Mobile RTX 3080 external GPU into the bargain, so you can use the internal RTX 3050Ti for light gaming and the 3080 for when the manure hits the air circulation system.
The ROG Flow 13’s 13.4-inch 3,840 x 2,400 touchscreen is superb and it has 1TB of internal storage, 16GB of RAM and a 12th gen Core i9-12900H CPU. The eGPU may not support DLSS3 but it’s still a massively powerful gaming tool and lets you easily connect a host of peripherals, making it the perfect mobile gaming hub.
11:40 | Nov 15
Dell’s fabulous big-screener gets a BIG price cut
The Dell Inspiron Plus 16 is a superb general-purpose laptop and Dell is currently offering the RTX 4060 model for £200 off the regular price at a mere £1,099.
In addition to that GPU, it also includes an Intel Core i7-13620H CPU, a 16in 2.5K display, 1TB of SSD storage and 32GB of RAM. Connectivity is great with Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi 6E and the speaker system sounds great, too. As a do-it-all laptop, the Dell Inspiron Plus 16 is as good as it gets, especially at this price.
10:31 | Nov 15
Apple M3 MacBook Pro gets ANOTHER price drop
We wrote about this the other day but it’s worth mentioning again since Amazon has just knocked another £40 off the price, bringing it down to £1,570 from £1,699 for the M3 MacBook Pro with 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD.
This still isn’t a huge discount but the fact that we’re seeing any kind of discount on the M3 MacBook Pro, which has only just been released, is pretty remarkable. Also take note – the model with 8GB or RAM and 1TB of SSD storage is also on sale with a discount of £149, reducing the price from £1,899 to £1,750.
09:26 | Nov 15
Get a high-end gaming laptop for LESS
We’re going to kick off today with a deal on the HP OMEN Transcend Gaming Laptop 16-u0004na. It’s £1,199 right now, reduced from £1,800 for a saving of £601 off the usual price.
This might look expensive but for the specification on offer, it’s actually pretty darned good. Inside, is an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 GPU, a top-end Intel Core i7-137900HX CPU, 16GB of RAM and a good size 1TB SSD. It couples this with a fully aluminium magnesium chassis and a 15.6in 16:10 165GHz 1,920 x 1,200 resolution IPS display and delivers, so HP says, up to 10 hours of video playback from its 70Wh battery.
It’s a fair bit heavier than your average 15in ultraportable but you’re getting a fair whack more power and graphical capability that will let you play the very latest PC gaming titles.