Black Friday week is in full swing and these are today's best laptop savings
Black Friday may have passed but it’s now Cyber Monday and the laptop deals are still going strong. Whether you’re looking for a 2-in-1, a premium ultraportable, gaming machine or a Chromebook, there’s bound to be some money off it somewhere today – this is the best time of year to buy a laptop of any shape or size.
However, it’s also very easy to make a mistake under the time pressure of a deal that “expires soon” and to buy the wrong thing. It’s made doubly hard with so many deals and so many different products on sale, especially if you don’t know your 10th Gen Intel CPUs from your 13th Gen, how much storage or RAM you need, or what sort of display you should be looking for.
That’s where we come in. We have years of experience testing and reviewing laptops, so it’s far simpler 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 find it.
So if you’re seeking a new laptop – for whatever reason – keep this page bookmarked. We’ll be updating it regularly throughout the day:
Black Friday and Cyber Monday Laptop Deals 2023: At a glance
- 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 – November 27, 2023
Nov 27 | 16:23
HP’s Black Friday sale is well worth checking out
If you’ve exhausted the usual retailer suspects in your hunt for the best laptop deals, it’s well worth going to the manufacturers direct. HP, in particular, has a number of scorching deals going this Black Friday, not least on its Pavilion range of 2-in-1 convertible laptops.
The HP Pavilion x360 14-ek1000na, in particular, is a stonking deal at £499, which is £300 off the list price – that price gets you a machine with a 13th Gen Intel Core i5-1335U CPU inside, 8GB of RAM and a sizeable 512GB SSD, plus a 14in IPS Full HD touchscreen.
Nov 27 | 16:00
Aspire to a better laptop this Cyber Monday
Acer’s Aspire range of laptops may be the company’s most basic when it comes to build quality and desirability but you tend to get plenty for your money. And this model, which averages £433 in price, is offering even better value at a measly £399.
That gets you a 2-in-1 machine with a 14in 1,920 x 1,200 resolution IPS touchscreen, an Intel Core i3-N305 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. That’s a pretty impressive lineup for the money.
Nov 27 | 15:25
The Black Friday sales extend well beyond the day itself
If you’d been meaning to take advantage of the Black Friday sales last week there’s no need to panic. Most retailers’ sales are still on and they don’t end until mid-week at the earliest. Here’s a quick list of some of the retailers and manufacturers whose sales are still on and when they’re ending:
- Amazon: Cyber Monday sale still on – ends Monday, 27 November
- John Lewis: Cyber Monday sale still on – ends Monday, 27 November
- Currys: Black Friday sale still on – ends Tuesday, 28 November
- HP: Black Friday sale still on – ends Thursday, 30 November
- Lenovo: Cyber Monday sale – ends Monday, 27 November
- Dell: Black Friday sale – ends Monday, 27 November
- Very: Black Friday sale – ends Thursday, 30 November
- Argos: Black Friday sale – ends Tuesday, 28 November
Nov 27 | 14:48
An extra £100 off the Asus Chromebook Vibe CX34 Flip!
Look carefully on the product page for the Vive CX34 Flip at Very and you’ll see that you can get an EXTRA £100 off if you enter the code VKEZW at the checkout. We didn’t spot this at first when posting the deal earlier, but can confirm the code does indeed work and that it bring the overall price down to a ludicrously low £399. That makes it the deal of the day and very nearly the best deal we’ve seen over the Black Friday period!
Nov 27 | 14:32
The best Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals so far
As we mentioned just below, we’ve seen a number of gaming laptop deals so far featuring the excellent Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 GPU chip. Just for reference, here’s a quick roundup of those deals in case the MSI Cyborg goes out of stock:
- Acer Predator Helios 16: Was £2,000, Now £1,600 | View deal at Acer
RTX 4060, Intel Core i7-13700HX, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, 16in IPS 2,560 x 1,600 240Hz display
- MSI Raider GE68 HX: Was £1,899, Now £1,299 | View deal at Currys
RTX 4060, Intel Core i7-13700HX, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, 16in IPS 2,220 x 1080 144Hz display
- MSI Prestige 16 Studio A13V 16: Was £1,499, Now £949 | View deal at Currys
RTX 4060, Intel Core i7-13620H, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, 16in Mini-LED 2,560 x 1,600 165Hz display
- Asus ROG Zephyrus G14: Was £1,899, Now £1,399 | View deal at Asus
RTX 4060, AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 14in IPS 2,560 x 1,600 165Hz display
- Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8: Was £1,249, now £899 | View deal at Currys
RTX 4060, Intel Core i5-13500H, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 15.6in IPS 1,920 x 1,080 144Hz display
Nov 27 | 14:23
The 15in M2 MacBook Air is cheaper at Amazon
We’re not going to lie to you: the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on MacBooks haven’t been brilliant this year. In fact, the price on the 15in M2 MacBook Air is pretty much the same now as it has been for a few months at Amazo. However, it would also be remiss of us not to point out that the current price for the model with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD is £150 less than it is at the Apple store – that’s a pretty good price for a laptop this good and a price that’s unlikely to fall significantly lower in the foreseeable future.
Nov 27 | 11:59
An RTX 4060 latop for LESS
Laptops equipped with Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 4060 GPU like this MSI Cyborg 15 machine have, thus far in 2023, been fairly thin on the ground at under £1,000 but Black Friday and now Cyber Monday prices have seen a number of offers hovering at around that level.
This deal gets you a laptop with the RTX 4060 chip, accompanied by an Intel Core i7-12650H CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD for good measure, and adds a 15.6in 144Hz IPS Full HD display into the bargain for a price of £849. That’s a saving of around £150 on the average price at Amazon since launch.
Nov 27 | 11:28
A premium Chromebook that’s well worth owning
We never tire of banging on about Chromebooks here at Expert Reviews. If you get a good one, it will last you years and will keep on going long after your Windows machine has slowed to the point of unusability. Plus, you usually get a lot more bang for your buck.
The Asus Chromebook Vibe CX34 Flip is one of those machines. Reduced in price to just £499 right now from its list price of £699, this is a Chromebook aimed at those with games streaming subscriptions and it has a specification to match. It comes with a bright, 144Hz 14in 1,920 x 1,200 resolution touchscreen, an Intel Core i5-1235U CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD – that’s a pretty impressive lineup of components for less than £500 and, thanks to the fact that Google’s now provides updates for ten years for Chromebooks made from 2021 onwards, it’s guaranteed to deliver many years of useful service, too.
Nov 27 | 10:57
Our pick of the best Cyber Monday Chromebook deals
If you haven’t got much cash to splash on a new laptop, it’s well worth considering a Chromebook instead of a Windows machine. You often get more more your money and you’ll be surprised at how capable these machines are. They’re not just for browsing the web: you can also install Android apps and Linux software on them and you can even run serious software such as Photoshop. Here are top four deals we’ve seen on Chromebooks so far:
- Asus Chromebook Plus CX34: Was £400, now £240 | View deal at Amazon
- Acer Chromebook Vero 514: Was £562 avg, now EVEN CHEAPER at £350 | View deal at Amazon
- Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3: Was £366 avg, now £249 | View deal at Amazon
- Asus Vibe CX34 Flip: Was £699, now £499 | View deal at Very
Nov 27 | 10:43
It’s Cyber Monday (not Black Friday) but there are still plenty of deals around this morning
And our first deal of the day is on the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1, which has dropped even further in price over the weekend from an already tempting £839 to a ridiculously low £673. This is a brilliant detachable 2-in-1 Windows laptop. It’s slim and light, comes with the keyboard case included and it’s significantly cheaper even than the Microsoft Surface Pro 9 bundle deal, which sees the keyboard included for £899.
Nov 24 | 15:47
Maximum frame rates for minimum cash
If you want the maximum on-screen frame rate for the least amount of money then you should take a good look at the Gigabyte Aorus 17H, which has a 17.3in Full HD 360Hz 3ms G2G display, an Nvidia RTX 4080 GPU and, thanks to Currys’ Black Friday offering, a £301 discount taking it down to £1,949. It’s as close to a perfect eSports machine as we can imagine.
As well as excellent gaming performance, the 99.9Wh battery makes this a usable machine away from a power socket. It has Windows Hello facial recognition, which is very rare on gaming machines, and per-key RGB keyboard illumination. Running the show is an Intel Core i7-13700H CPU with 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD.
Nov 24 | 15:40
Two new Predators on the loose and on sale now
Acer has just unlocked two new deals on its 16in Predator Helios gaming machines with £400 off both the RTX 4060 / Intel Core i7-13700HX and RTX 4080 / Core i9-13900HX models taking them down to £1,599 and £2,599 respectively. If you are a serious gamer neither machine is likely to disappoint at these prices.
The RTX 4060 model is particularly tasty for that price with a 1TB SSD, 2,560 x 1,600 240Hz IPS display and 32GB of RAM. Beyond the faster gaming performance from the more potent GPU, the RTX 4080 model also comes with a Mini-LED 250Hz panel and a 2TB SSD.
Nov 24 | 15:25
Get a Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 for LESS
If you want the purest Windows experience in a laptop without any bloat or nonsense, and from the folks who actually make Windows, then it’s the 15in version of the Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 that you need. Now Amazon has the best model – the elegant black one with a 512GB SSD and 16GB of RAM – on sale for £1,119, down from the original price of £1,499.
The 2,496 x 1,664 3:2 display is touch-sensitive and is the star of the show but don’t forget the stylish and lightweight design, all-day battery life and decent performance courtesy of the Intel Core i7-1255U processor. Portability is a big part of the Surface 5’s appeal: it’s less than 15mm thick and only weighs 1.6kg.
Nov 24 | 15:08
This 14in Yoga laptop is slim in name, size and price
Lenovo has put its Yoga Slim 7 Pro X 14 laptop on a crash price diet and is now offering it for £799, down from £1,399. That’s a chunky 42% discount and great value for a notebook with a 14.5in 3,072 x 1,920 screen and a 120Hz refresh rate. Sign in before you pay and you get another 10% off, making it even more tasty.
The rest of the specs are equally high-end, with a 1 TB SSD, 32GB of RAM, and an Nvidia RTX 3050 discrete GPU. There’s also a 1080p webcam and solid performance on offer from the octacore 4.7GHz AMD Ryzen 7 6800HS CPU.
Nov 24 | 14:45
Look for a great deal on a MacBook Air? M2
I said earlier in the week that you wouldn’t have to wait until Black Friday for the best price on the M2 MacBook Air but I was wrong. Sort of. It’s now a MASSIVE ;-) £20 cheaper than it was on Wednesday, which is a saving that’s just bout worth having.
This is one of our favourite laptops of all time. It has great performance, great battery life and, as usual with Apple laptops, it’s beautifully made. This model is the base variant and comes with 8GB of RAM, the M2 CPU and a 256GB SSD. Top that with a decent 1080p webcam, excellent speakers and a good microphone and you have one of the most capable 13.6in laptops ever made.
Nov 24 | 14:19
A great discount on the latest all-AMD gaming laptop
We’ve just finished our review of the new Asus TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition and now you can pick it up for just £949, a discount of £250. For that, you get a 165Hz 1,920 x 1,200 display, a great keyboard, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD, but you can easily add more RAM and a second SSD if you need to.
Advantage Edition means this is an all-AMD machine with a Ryzen 7 735HS octacore CPU and an RX 7600S GPU. It’s the first time we’ve run games using AMD’s new FidelityFX Super Resolution 3 upscaling and we were very, very impressed by the results. These AMD systems also have other tricks up their sleeves like the ability of the CPU to access the 8GB of video RAM if needed.
Nov 24 | 14:09
Go get this deal on a sub-£500 OLED laptop
The Asus Vivobook Go 15 can be picked with either an IPS or OLED display but it’s obviously the latter you really want so it’s handy that John Lewis has dropped the price to £449 from around £599. That’s cheap as chips for a laptop with an HDR True Black 500-certified OLED display that can hit 600cd/m2 in HDR mode.
Performance from the AMD Ryzen 5 7520U is solid and there’s 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. The Go 15 also meets the US MIL-STD 810H military-grade standard for withstanding shock and particle resistance. It’s a nice-looking laptop, too.
Nov 24 | 13:44
Basic computing at its best from Dell
If you’re after a run-of-the-mill 15.6in laptop for everyday use then take a look at this Dell Inspiron 15 with 20% off. The price is now a highly affordable £299 and that gets you a 120Hz Full HD display and a usefully capable 6-core 4GHz AMD Ryzen 5 5500U CPU.
The keyboard is of high quality and comes with a numeric keypad, plus there’s a decent selection of I/O ports and a 1080p webcam. In Carbon Black, it even looks a bit like one of Dell’s high-end XPS machines. It’s a lot of laptop for very little money.
Nov 24 | 12:36
The best budget laptops to buy this Black Friday
If you haven’t got much cash to spend, Black Friday is a minefield. There are lots of cheap laptops but not many are actually good deals. Most are old and many won’t perform particularly well. If you don’t know what you’re looking at, it’s very easy to buy the wrong thing. Instead of taking the risk, just dive into our top five budget Black Friday laptop deals. None are particularly sexy but they are all solid machines that will do the job:
- Asus Chromebook Plus CX34 | was £400, now £240 | View deal at Amazon
- Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 3 | Was £365, now £249 | View deal at Amazon
- Acer Aspire 3 A315-24P | Was £530, now £349 | View deal at Amazon
- Acer Chromebook 514 Vero | Was £600, now £350 | View deal at John Lewis
- Asus Vivobook Go 15 | Was £600, now £450 | View deal at John Lewis
Nov 24 | 12:19
Tougher than the rest – and now cheaper
Technically, the Acer Enduro Urban N3 is pretty dull with its Core i5-1135G7 CPU, 14in Full HD display and 512GB SSD but it comes into its own when you drop it, or drop things on it, like a cup of coffee, because it consists of an interesting combination of elements making it super tough. Right now it’s £200 off at £799 down from £999.
With substantial plastic bumpers on each corner, snap-on covers for all ports as well as MIL-STD-810H and IP53 resistance to particle and water ingress and a bright screen for outdoor use, the Enduro Urban N3 really is a tough little blighter and perfect for use in the urban or actual jungle. Unlike most other rugged laptops it’s not a massive lump, weighing a reasonable 1.85kg and it’s only 22mm thick.
Nov 24 | 12:01
A great deal on a new G16
Like most gaming laptop makers Dell is transitioning from 15.6in 15:9 to 16in 16:10 screens and the pick of the bunch from its G-series lineup is the new RTX 4070 Dell G16, which is on sale today for £1,399 – a saving of £350.
That’s a very, very sweet deal for a laptop with a 100% DCI-P3 2,560 x 1,600 240Hz display, 1TB SSD, 32GB of RAM and a 24-core Intel Core i9-13900HX CPU. Inside you’ll find two SODIMM and two M.2 PCIe x4 slots, one 30mm and one 80mm, making it easy to upgrade.
Nov 24 | 11:28
A HUGE discount on this Lenovo gamer
This Black Friday you can pick up a Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16 with one of AMD’s storming new Dragon Range CPUs inside for just £2,048, or £502 off the usual price. The combination of a 16-core AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX CPU and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 GPU delivers stunning but surprisingly efficient gaming performance.
To match the cutting-edge silicon you also get a 240Hz 16in HDR400 2,560 x 1,600 display, 32GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. Granted that last is a bit measly for the price but there is a second SSD slot inside so adding more storage is easy enough. There’s also a 1080p webcam and a big 99.9Wh battery.
Nov 24 | 10:51
Here’s another high-end gaming laptop discount
Asus has just shaved £450 off the price of its ROG Strix SCAR 16 laptop, taking it down to just £2,899. “Just”? Yup, because this is the model with the RTX 4080 GPU and the trick Nebula HDR Mini-LED display. When we reviewed it six months ago it cost £3,399.
Despite some strong competition from the likes of Alienware and MSI we still think the SCAR 16 is the quintessential gaming laptop thanks to an unbeatable combination of looks, performance and pedigree. The awesome 240Hz display, Core i9-13980HX CPU and top-notch speaker system deserve mention, too.
Nov 24 | 10:19
A Pavilion for the price of a tent
For Black Friday HP has repegged the price of its handy little Pavilion 360 convertibles, offering a £300 discount on both the Core i5-1335U 512GB and Core i5-1315U 256GB models taking them down to £499 and £399 respectively.
Both models come with a 14in Full HD IPS touchscreen, 8GB of RAM and a B&O speaker system. The cheaper model comes with Windows 11 S Mode but changing that to Windows 11 proper is a very straightforward operation.
Nov 24 | 10:04
Be quick to get this Swift offer
Acer is now knocking out its pretty awesome Swift Edge OLED at a £500 discount! When we tested it we loved the sumptuous OLED display, potent AMD chipset, wide selection of I/O ports and the fact it weighs next to nothing.
For just £699 it’s the best value OLED laptop on the market. And what an OLED screen it is, a glorious 16in 3,840 x 2,400 affair that looks like you could fall into it and drown. The speaker system is good if a little quiet and you can add a second SSD to boost the 512GB already installed, a rare feature in a laptop as thin (14mm) as this.
Nov 24 | 09:53
Think you can’t afford a ThinkPad? Think again
Lenovo has some stunning Black Friday deals today including the Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 G1 for just £649, that’s a massive £1,050 discount! With the trademark red TrackPoint sitting in the middle of one of the best laptop keyboards in the world, this is the definitive productivity laptop. Sign in before you pay and you get another 10% off.
This is a seriously well-equipped laptop, too. It comes with an AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U CPU, which delivers efficiency and performance, while the 13.3in 1,920 x 1,200 screen is bright and colourful. You also get a top-quality 1080p webcam and a fingerprint reader. The iconic ThinkPad has never been cheaper.
Nov 24 | 09:23
Nice price Nitro
Acer’s Nitro 17 is a very nicely balanced 17.3in gaming laptop and, right now, you can pick one up for for £1,149, £200 off the £1,349 list price. The 140W RTX 4050 GPU is a perfect match for the 165Hz display and the Intel Core i5-13500H CPU comes with 16GB of DDR5 RAM so non-gaming performance is pretty handy.
There’s only 512GB of storage as standard but it’s easy to access the innards to add a second (2242 or 2280 format) drive and upgrade the RAM. The keyboard is a typically solid, crisp and stylish Nitro affair, while the display is surprisingly bright and accurate given the asking price. We like the Nitro17 a lot and at this sale price, it can be thoroughly recommended.
Nov 24 | 08:47
The M1 MacBook Air is nearly back at its lowest price
The M1 MacBook Air dropped to its lowest price ever (around £770) in the summer of 2023 very briefly and it’s now nearly that cheap again on Black Friday.
The price is £799, which gets you the model with an M1 chip, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. This machine might be a little long in the tooth now – it was launched in 2020 – but it’s still a highly capable laptop with GREAT battery life.
Nov 24 | 08:22
The Samsung Galaxy Book3 360 is BACK IN STOCK
After a brief hiatus, one of our favourite deals so far this Black Friday has come back into stock this morning. It’s on the Samsung Galaxy Book3 360 – a 2-in-1 convertible that’s slim, light and highly practical.
It doesn’t have the glorious 2.8K Dynamic OLED 2X screen of its Pro sibling but it does have a Full HD OLED touchscreen and there’s a stylus included in the box so you can get sketching, doodling and note-taking right away.
This model is just £679 right now, reduced from around £966, and gets you a 13th Gen Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD to boot.
Nov 24 | 08:04
Here’s a sharp price cut on a Katana gaming laptop
When we tested the MSI Katana 15, the slightly drab display and woeful battery life meant it was only a recommendation at the right price, and now thanks to a £200 discount in the Currys Black Friday sale the price is very right at just £850. That’s a solid price for a laptop with a 1TB SSD, an Intel Core i7-13620H processor, 16GB of RAM and the option to add more of both the former and latter.
Other things we liked about the Katana 15 included the keyboard, the performance from the RTX 4050 GPU, the quiet but efficient cooling system and the speakers which were really rather good. The 15.6in Full HD IPS screen should ideally be brighter, more colourful and faster, but for an £850 laptop it’s not bad.
Nov 24 | 07:45
Black Friday is HERE
And the laptop deals continue apace. Our first of the day is from Dell on the Dell Inspiron 14 Plus, which has a discount of £200 that brings the price down from £1,129 to £929. That’s a very keen asking price for what is an extremely versatile laptop and – at just 1.7kg – a light, compact laptop.
For your money you get an RTX 4050 GPU, a ten-core Intel Core i7-13620H CPU, a whopping 32GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. The display, meanwhile, is a 14in 2,560 x 1,600 90Hz affair that should lend itself well to a bit of surreptitious gaming. There’s also a good selection of ports and a 64Wh battery.
Nov 23 | 15:40
3D for less than 3 grand!
In our opinion, the 3D SpatialLabs version of Acer’s Predator Helios laptop was a near miss, but now there’s a ‘version 2’ with a more powerful Nvidia RTX 4080 GPU, Raptor Lake Core i9 CPU and a much stronger list of supported games. Best of all, the new model is £500 off in Acer’s Black Friday sale, taking it down to a more palatable £2,799.
The downside is still that the 15.6in 3,840 x 2,160 screen still only runs at 60Hz, but that’s because, in effect, it’s running two 1,920 x 1,080 images side by side, so it’s actually having to render at 120Hz. If you can live with the 60Hz rendering – and all bar eSports fans probably can – it’s a technical tour de force for the money.
Nov 23 | 15:16
A foldable LG Gram at a knock-down price
If you’re all about saving weight there’s an LG Gram laptop to suit most occasions and they all weigh next to nothing. The most versatile, but ironically also the heaviest (you can only do much to make big strong hinges light), is the 2-in-1 version of the LG gram 16 – a 16in convertible that weighs just 1.48kg – is now on sale in Curry’s Black Friday event for £1,399 rather than the usual £1,949.
With an Intel Core i7-1360P processor, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD, the LG Gram 16 is a very useful bit of kit and the 16in 2,560 x 1,600 touchscreen looks good. LG also throws a Wacom AES 2.0 pen into the deal. The sub-1.5kg weight is all the more impressive when you realise it has an 80Wh battery inside, which should deliver a decent wedge of battery life.
Nov 23 | 14:29
The best affordable Chrome 2-in-1
Since we reviewed the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet it’s got a little bigger and a little more powerful, but at £249 in Amazon’s Black Friday deals (that’s down from an average of £365) it hasn’t got any more expensive. Built around an excellent 10.95in 2,000 x 1,200 IPS touchscreen and with a bundled stylus and keyboard the Duet perfectly demonstrates how useful ChromeOS is with a touch UI.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 ARM processor comes with 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD, which is sufficient for solid everyday performance, while battery life should be pretty good given how efficient this processor is. Two fully functional USB-C ports wrap up the specification of this excellent little ChromeOS 2-in-1 .
Nov 23 | 13:48
The best-value Windows tablet gets a Black Friday price cut
Windows tablets are an imperfect breed for too many reasons for us to go into here, but if you want on – and we’d agree they are the lightest, smallest way to get the full Windows experience – then Dell’s XPS 13 2-in-1 is the best there is, especially now that you can get one for £839 which is a 30% discount off the regular price.
We like the excellent 13in 2,880 x 1,920 Gorilla Glass-topped touchscreen and the bundled zero lattice keyboard, which is a dream to type on with large keycaps and a surprisingly positive action. Performance is good, too, thanks to the Intel Core i5-1230U CPU with 8GB of RAM. At 740g, Windows has seldom weighed less.
Nov 23 | 12:46
The Conservationist Chromebook
Acer’s eco-friendly Vero laptops aren’t just for Windows users, there’s also a model running Google’s ChromeOS and for Black Friday you can pick up the best version with the larger 256GB SSD for £349, £250 off the regular price. You save money while the 30% recycled content helps save the planet. Winner, winner.
While not officially a Plus or Gaming Chromebook, the Vero can match the specs of either thanks to its Intel Core i5-1235U chip, 8GB of RAM and 14in Full HD IPS display. The unpainted plastic body has a textured finish and an unusual but attractive speckled colour scheme and, being unpainted, it should stay looking good for longer than a more conventionally coated laptop.
Nov 23 | 12:26
Pretty, oh so pretty
Should you buy a laptop on looks alone? Of course not, but if all else is equal, why buy a plain or ugly one? Make no mistake, the Asus Zenbook S 13 is a very, very, VERY pretty laptop. It’s also extremely light at only a smidge over 1kg, supper-thin at a mere 11.8mm and has a gorgeous 13.3in 2.8K OLED display. And right now it’s £400 off, so yours for just £1,199.
With a 1TB SSD, 16GB of RAM and an Intel Core i7-1355U processor it’s no wallflower and the battery life – over ten and a half hours in our test – is impressive for a Windows laptop. US MIL-STD-810H military-grade standard toughness and a smart but practical plasma ceramic aluminium finish are the cherries on the cake. Lovely.
Nov 23 | 11:45
High-end gaming for LESS
What does the perfect eSports laptop need? We reckon a 360Hz display, an RTX 4060 GPU and a price tag not far north of £1,000 are three pretty vital aspects. Drum roll. That’s the Dell G15 we’ve just described, which is now on sale for £1,099, £200 off the usual price. Add a 1TB SSD and 86Wh battery into the deal and it becomes even more attractive.
For the price, no other laptop has a display anything near as fast as the 15.6in Full HD 360Hz, 1ms G2G, panel that Dell is offering. Spend an hour playing Apex Legends on this and you’ll never want to change to another laptop. Dell isn’t even palming you off with a less-than-perfect CPU to keep the price down: the Intel Core i7-13650HX in this G15 is perfect for the job.
Nov 23 | 11:03
A great deal on a design classic
Finally, Dell has added the beautiful, unique and hugely desirable Dell XPS 13 Plus to its Black Friday deals. And it’s the fully specified model, with 32GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD and a 13.4in, 3.5K 3,456 x 2,160 OLED touchscreen. For £1,549 (a not-to-be-sniffed-at £250 saving) you’re getting a superb compact laptop that looks like no other. Thanks to an Intel Core i7-1360P CPU it’s pretty sprightly, too.
The zero-lattice keyboard and capacitive function keys have divided opinion since launch, but we love them. The minimalist port selection of just two USB-Cs and no audio jack are harder to defend but we didn’t find either to be issues in the long term. If you haven’t picked up on it yet, this is one of our favourite laptops.
Nov 23 | 10:47
Vivat! Vivat Vivobook!
As affordable do-it-all laptops go, it’s hard to beat Asus’ Vivobook Pro machines and today you can get the Pro 15 for £300 off, or just £1,199. Thanks to an RTX 4060 GPU and an AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS processor there’s not much the Pro 15 can’t do –and do quickly – and at only 1.8kg, it’s very portable.
For this sort of money, you don’t get the high-end 2.8K OLED screen but the Full HD IPS panel isn’t at all bad and it refreshes at 144Hz, which is handy for gaming and graphics work. A USB 4 spec USB-C port means you can shunt big files on and off the Pro 15 in a heartbeat and the numeric keyboard is hard to fault. Top Black Friday value.
Nov 23 | 10:05
An RTX 4090 gaming laptop for less than three grand? ‘Nuff said
An RTX 4090 laptop for under three grand? No, we’re not having a giraffe. Very is punting the range-topping 17.3in version of MSI’s Raider for £2,999, or a massive £800 off the RRP. That’s a huge discount for a current model. As well as a 175W RTX 4090 GPU there’s a 2TB SSD and Intel’s monstrous 24-core Core i9-13980HX CPU.
You also get a SteelSeries keyboard, MUX switch, a 240Hz QHD+ display, six-speaker sound system and a Close Encounters light show. MSI’s big gaming laptops may not be the most refined on the market and battery life will be awful despite 99.9Wh of juice but when you are getting this much brute power for your money, who cares?
Nov 23 | 09:48
A lower price on the M2 Apple MacBook Air?
If you want the lowest price on the M2 MacBook Air, you probably won’t have to wait for Black Friday. It’s currently on sale at Amazon for £1,049 and we don’t expect it to get significantly cheaper, even on Black Friday itself. Either way, the current price is pretty good and secures the latest 13.6in model with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD for a £100 discount on the price at the Apple store.
Nov 23 | 09:23
If you love your laptops garish, this one is for you
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 £600 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.
23 Nov | 08:57
The best Windows 2-in-1 with a FREE keyboard included
This deal has been on for over a week now but it’s still one of the best we’ve seen. For £899, you’re getting the Core i5 Surface Pro 9 Windows tablet and the Signature Keyboard for FREE.
That’s a package that would normally cost you £1,443, so this represents a whopping saving of £544. If you absolutely must have a 2-in-1 detachable, this is one of the very best at a supremely tempting price.
Nov 23 | 08:33
How to spot your own great 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) – you can use Intel’s Ark CPU database to check this
- Steer clear of machines with slow eMMC storage – SSDs and UFS flash drives are faster – and in small amounts. We recommend 128GB as the minimum for a Windows machine, otherwise you may struggle to download Windows update files
- AVOID laptops with 4GB of RAM – 8GB should be the absolute minimum these days
- Check battery ratings – if a manufacturer says the battery will last only five or six hours, believe it! 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.
Nov 23 | 08:05
Welcome to Black Thursday
Our first deal today is one of those offers that makes you think the retailer has found a load of stock in the warehouse it had forgotten about. This is the 2022 model Acer Predator Helios 300 with a 150W RTX 3070 GPU and an Intel Core i7-12700H but it’s on sale for just £1,099 or a massive £800 off the original RRP.
Eleven hundred quid is silly money for such a powerful laptop, especially when you also get a 2,560 x 1,440 165Hz display, a 1TB SSD and 16GB of RAM – and you can easily add more of both if you have a screwdriver to hand. At this price, forgoing DLSS3 really isn’t a big deal.
Nov 22 | 16:33
An XPS 15 that’s no longer so XPenSive
Dell’s XPS machines are amongst the finest premium laptops on the market and now Amazon is selling one of the most desirable models with a luscious 15.6in 3,840 x 2,160 OLED touchscreen for £1,799, reduced from a site-average £2,230. That’s a £431 saving.
In addition to the lovely lid-filling OLED panel and carbon-fibre keyboard deck, there’s a fairly potent specification, too, with an Intel Core i7-13700H CPU, Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 GPU and a 1TB SSD inside. At under 2kg, it’s also remarkably light for a full-sized laptop and the speaker system is noteworthy for both its volume and sound quality.
Nov 22 | 15:42
A Mini LED marvel for not much
Laptops with eyeball-melting super bright Mini-LED displays are not cheap, just look at the asking price for any MacBook Pro or Asus ROG laptop with one. But the MSI Prestige 16 Studio A13V 16 has just one such display and is now on sale for £949 (down from £1,499) – that’s massively cheaper than any alternative.
What separates the A13V from the herd is its that screen: A VESA DisplayHDR 1000-certified 165Hz 2,560 x 1,600 affair with a peak HDR brightness of 1,000cd/m2. It also has a 55W RTX 4060 GPU and an Intel Core i7-13620H processor and you get 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD into the bargain.
Nov 22 | 14:57
A MacBook Pro 16 alternative at a discount
If we had to pick a Windows alternative to the new MacBook Pro then Asus’ VivoBook Pro 16X creative powerhouse would be it. Even at full price it’s cheaper than the new M3 Apple machine, but for Black Friday AO has edited £501 from the price dropping it from £2,499 to £1,998.
With a 24-core Intel Core i9-13980HX processor, a 140W Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 GPU, 1TB of storage and a 16in 3,200 x 2,000, 120Hz OLED display, it’s not only brutally powerful but also a creative tool par excellence thanks to the Asus DialPad that’s built into the top-left corner of the touchpad.
Nov 22 | 14:31
A gaming laptop for LESS
The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 laptops may be on the bottom rung of the ladder in terms of Lenovo’s GeForce GPU machines, but they still have a lot to offer, especially when you can buy the latest and most powerful model at Amazon for just £729, down from a historical average of £880 and an RRP of £1,049.
Gaming and graphics performance is solid thanks to an 85W RTX 4050 GPU and the Full HD 15.6in display refreshes at 120Hz, which if a little low for eSports gaming is OK for pretty much everything else. The six-core AMD Ryzen 5 7535HS CPU is a solid and efficient performer and it will take two SSDs (one 80mm, and one 42mm). There’s only 8GB of RAM as standard but you can add more post-purchase.
Nov 22 | 13:57
Come this way for a great value Huawei
There’s an awful to like about the 2023 iteration of the Huawei MateBook 16s ultrabook, from the potent Intel Core i9-13900H CPU to the 1TB SSD and the 16in 2,520 x 1,680 IPS touchscreen to the beefy 84Wh battery. Top of the tree, though, is the price, which at the moment is £400 lower than it used to be at just £1,099. It’s an extra 10% off if you sign in and use the code A10HWBLACK at checkout.
The speaker system is outstanding, ranking with the MacBook Pro as one of the best around, while the keyboard is impossible to fault. It’s impressively powerful too, scoring a mighty 406 points in our standard 4K multi-media benchmark. All told, it’s one of the most capable, solid and pretty laptops on the market and at just over a bag-of-sand it’s very good value.
Nov 22 | 12:39
Small package gaming at a low price
The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 line-up is the best range of compact (312 x 227 x 20mm, 1.7kg) gaming laptops on the market and Asus has ust chainsawed £500 off the price of the entry-level model so the diminutive size is now matched by an equally diminutive price of just £1,399.
For that, you get a 125W RTX 4060 GPU, an AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS processor, a 14in 2,560 x 1,600 165Hz display and a 512GB SSD. The only real downside is the absence of space for a second SSD. Here, then is the smallest laptop capable of handling the latest AAA titles in all their ray-traced glory at a very juicy price.
Nov 22 | 12:16
Ray Tracing gaming on the cheap
Can you get a modern gaming laptop for less than £600? Yes, and with surprisingly few caveats. Amazon has the RTX 3050 incarnation of the Dell G15 on sale for a mere £599, a whopping 25% discount from the average price of £797. The RTX 3050 won’t let you play the likes of Cyberpunk 2077 with all the settings turned up to 11, but it will let you play it at lower settings, and less demanding titles such as Wolfenstein: Youngblood will run just fine, even with Ray Tracing light effects. For the price, that’s all you can realistically expect.
The CPU is the bang-up-to-date ten-core Intel Core i5-13450HX, and the Full HD screen refreshes at 120Hz. You only get 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, which is not really enough in either case but you can add a second SSD (and upgrade the first) and up the RAM to 32GB after purchase. The keyboard is a spacious affair with a four-zone RGB backlight.
Nov 22 | 11:59
The best Black Friday gaming laptop deals so far
If you’re a gamer, there’s loads of choice this Black Friday and some absolutely massive discounts. Here’s our choice of the best so far:
- 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
- Acer Predator Helios 18 PH18-71 (was £3,093, now £2,599) | View deal at Amazon
13th Gen Core i9, RTX 4080, 32GB RAM, 2TB SSD, 18in 250Hz 2,560 x 1,600 Mini-LED screen
- Lenovo Legion S7 AMD (was £1,037 avg, now £900) | View deal at Box
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H, AMD Radeon RX 6600S, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 16in 165Hz 2,56 x 1,600 screen
Nov 21 | 11:02
A well-connected Chromebook on the cheap
The new generation of Chromebooks Plus laptops offer up-to-date specifications but at much lower prices than equivalent Windows machines. Case in point, the HP Chromebook Plus 15.6 is on sale for just £329 (that’s £150 off) and comes with an impressively grown-up list of features.
The display is a decent 15.6in Full HD IPS panel, the Intel Core i3-N305 chip is quick and modern, and there’s 128GB of SSD storage and a full numeric keyboard. Impressively, you also get two USB-C ports, both of which support charging and DisplayPort 1.4 video output. Finally, you get a fairly sizeable battery at 58Wh, which HP rates for up to 13 hours of use.
Nov 22 | 10:14
‘Cor blimey – a super-cheap Core i laptop
If you want a good but cheap Windows laptop, a useful rule of thumb is to make sure it runs on a modern, ideally 2023 spec, Intel Core i CPU. The cheapest we’ve found that fits that bill is Acer’s little Aspire 3, which is built around an Intel Core i3-N305 processor, a tidy 8-core, 15W 3.8GHz Alder Lake component launched earlier this year.
For just £269 (that’s £160 off the RRP) you also get a 14in Full HD IPS (yes, IPS) display, a 128GB SSD, 8GB of RAM and a USB-C port which supports both charging and video output. It ships with Windows 11 S but unlocking that to regular Windows 11 is the work of moments. It’s a very up-to-date laptop for the price.
Nov 22 | 09:42
The best cheap Black Friday laptop deals so far
If you haven’t got a huge amount of money to spare, it’s essential that you’re ultra-discerning when it comes to buying a laptop, especially around Black Friday, when a lot of the lowest prices on laptops aren’t really great deals at all. To help you out here, we’ve put together a list of our favourite deals so far on laptops costing less than £400:
- Asus Chromebook Plus CX34 | was £400, now £240 | View deal at Amazon
- Acer Aspire 3 A315-24P | was £530, now £349 | View deal at Amazon
- Asus Chromebook 14 CX1400CKA | was £350, now £300 | View deal at Amazon
- Asus Vivobook Go 15 | was £600, now £450 | View deal at John Lewis
- Asus VivoBook 14 | was £469 (avg), now £379 | View deal at AO
Nov 22 | 09:03
It’s flip to be cool
Samsung has two ranges of laptops out right now: the premium Pro range, which are truly lovely laptops, and the not-so-swanky non-Pro machines, which are almost as nice but much better value. This 15.6in Galaxy Book3 360, for instance, usually averages at around £966 but is currently on sale at a highly tempting £679 – much less than the Book3 Pro 360 (which is also on sale at £999 right now).
It comes with a 360-degree hinge so you can fold the screen all the way around and use it as a giant tablet. There’s a stylus in the box and the specification is respectable for the money: an Intel Core i5-1340P processor, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD for storage. The only downside? It doesn’t come with the same 2.8k OLED display its Pro brethren have – although its Full HD Super OLED screen is still pretty good. All-in-all, it’s a cracking discount and the lowest price we’ve seen on this laptop yet.
Nov 22 | 08:37
Looking for something other than a laptop on Black Friday?
We have live deals pages covering all sorts of product categories this week, from TVs to airfryers. Just click any one of the links below to discover the best deals:
- Black Friday deals – LIVE
- TV deals – LIVE
- Air Fryer deals – LIVE
- Smartphone deals – LIVE
- iPhone deals – LIVE
- Vacuum cleaner deals – LIVE
- PlayStation 5 deals – LIVE
- Nintendo Switch deals – LIVE
- Broadband and Sky deals – LIVE
- Mattress deals – LIVE
Nov 22 | 08:27
Welcome back to our laptop deals live blog…
…and our first pick this morning is on the HP Omen 17 – a behemoth of a gaming laptop that right now can be picked up with a discount of £1,700. That mans the RTX 4080 version with the 240Hz 2,560 x 1,440 screen is now just £2,099. That’s incredibly good value for such a high-spec gaming machine.
All the expected features of a high-end gaming laptop are present and correct, including 32GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD, Advanced Optimus, a 16-core Intel Core i7-13700HX processor and an optical-mechanical keyboard. It’s a lovely looking machine, too, and at 2.8kg not as heavy as you might expect. HP is also offering a free copy of Alan Wake 2 with each purchase.
Nov 21 | 16:04
Think you can’t afford a desktop replacement? ThinkPad again
“Desktop replacement “ is a phrase far too casually bandied about, but not when it comes to the Lenovo ThinkPad P16v. For Black Friday Lenovo has shaved £570 off its premier productivity laptop making it rather more affordable to non-corporate types. The price? £2,380. A lot, but then you are getting a lot of laptop.
Driven by a 5.4GHz Intel Core i9-13900H CPU and Nvidia RTX A2000 GPU the P16v will chew through CAD and graphics tasks like there’s no tomorrow and the huge 90Wh battery means you aren’t tied to a power point while doing it. With 32GB of RAM, a 16in 3,840 x 2400 IPS HDR400-certified screen and one of the best keyboards fitted to any laptop this is a very serious bit of kit.
Nov 21 | 15:42
The best budget Black Friday laptop deal is STILL available
We’ve written about the Asus Chromebook Plus CX34 on a previous live blog but it’s well worth highlighting once more because it’s such a great deal. For a mere £240 you’re getting a laptop that has only just been released reduced by £160, with a specification that brings many Windows laptops of a similar price to shame (Intel i3-1215U CPU, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of UFS storage). It may ‘only’ be a Chromebook but, by golly, it’s a good ‘un.
Nov 21 | 15:30
Here’s a cheap Idea
Ask any business user to pick their favourite laptop brand and they may well say Lenovo. The reason? Excellent keyboards, solid construction and high-quality ancillaries. All those reasons hold true for the IdeaPad Pro 5 14 and right now Lenovo is selling it at a 30% discount for just £700.
Built around a potent AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS / Radeon 680M chipset the IdeaPad Pro 5 also has a high-quality 2,240 x 1,400 IPS screen, a 1080p webcam and a beefy 75Wh battery. Being an AMD machine there’s no Thunderbolt but one of the two USB-C ports is USB 4.0 spec, which is much the same. If you want a compact laptops for work rather than play, this is definitely one to put on your shortlist.
Nov 21 | 15:00
Zen and the art of discount laptops
The Asus Zenbook 14X OLED is a little firecracker of a laptop with a sumptuous 14.5in 2.8K 120Hz OLED touchscreen display and a 14-core Intel Core i9-13900H processor. For Black Friday, Amazon is punting it for just £1,199, down from a historical average of £1,390 and an RRP of £1,499.
Buddying up with the great screen and powerful CPU is a very good backlit keyboard, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. A Full HD webcam ensures crisp video call visuals, plus the laptop has two Thunderbolt 4 ports and a trick touchpad with a virtual number pad.
Nov 21 | 14:29
Ultra-powerful, ultra-portable, ultra-cheap
When it comes to stuffing the maximum computing power into the smallest and lightest package, few laptops can hold a candle to Samsung’s superb Galaxy Book3 Ultra and for this week Amazon is selling it for just £1,999 rather than the usual £2,499.
Despite packing an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 GPU and a Core i7-13700H CPU, the Galaxy Book3 Ultra weighs a mere 1.8kg and is only 16.5mm thick. The 120Hz 16in 2,880 x 1,800 AMOLED display is a stunner, the 14W quad-speaker system is mighty impressive and there’s space for a second SSD, too.
Nov 21 | 13:45
A cheap Yoga lesson
Lenovo’s Yoga laptops are some of the best-made convertible 2-in-1s on the market and for Black Friday you can get the 16in Yoga 7 16 AMD model for just £700. That’s £300 off the regular price, and Lenovo even throws a free stylus into the bargain.
The laptop has an octa-core AMD Ryzen 7 7735U inside – a powerful yet efficient chip, while the integrated Radeon 680M GPU easily outperforms the Intel Iris XE competition. The 71Wh battery can keep the lights on for a quoted ten hours and there’s a Full HD 16in touchscreen as well.
Nov 21 | 12:34
The west wind blows a bargain
The Zephyrus machines are the least gamey laptops from the Asus ROG lineup, machines; they’re designed for people who need a powerful GPU for work as well as play. For Black Friday Asus has blown £600 off the price of the entry-level Zephyrus G16 taking it down to just £1,199.
For that, you get an RTX 4060 GPU, a 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H CPU, a 165Hz Full HD 16in display, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. Adding more RAM and a second SSD is very easy so you can upgrade as needed. It’s an elegant gaming laptop for a more civilised age and now at a bargain price.
Nov 21 | 12:15
A sweet deal on a sixteen inch dream machine
If you’re after a general-purpose laptop with a du jour 16in 16:10 display then you can’t do much better than the Dell Inspiron 16 especially as you can now pick it up direct from the maker for just £549, a £150 discount.
With a powerful but efficient AMD Ryzen 7 7730U CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD, the Inspiron 16 will laugh in the face of demanding tasks and it comes with a quality keyboard, great speakers and, of course, that wholly contemporary 16:10 Full HD display.
Nov 21 | 11:53
The RTX 4070 version of HP’s Omen 16 range is solid value even at the regular price of £1,999 but for £1,499, which is how much HP is flogging it for during its Black Friday sale, it’s worth selling your firstborn to buy one.
Alongside a powerful GPU that can deliver high frame rates, you get a 16in 165Hz Full HD display, a 1TB SSD, a powerful 16-core Intel Core i7-13700HX CPU and Advanced Optimus auto GPU-switching. For the money, it’s hard to think of a better-balanced gaming laptop.
Nov 21 | 11:33
A gaming giant at a (relatively) Lilliputian price
The Acer Predator Helios 18 is an awesome gaming laptop with an 18in 250Hz Mini LED 2.5K screen, Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 GPU and a 24-core Intel Core i9-13900HX CPU. In layman’s terms, it’s one of the most powerful, and best, gaming laptops on the planet.
Amazon is now selling it for just £2,599, down from a historical average of £3,100 and an RRP of £3,299. To flesh out that biblical spec you also get 32GB of RAM, 2TB of storage and a great Predator keyboard. We want one of these so much it hurts.
Nov 21 | 11:10
A discrete GPU for an indiscreet price
If you want a general-purpose 15.6in laptop that can also support some quality gaming on the side Acer’s Aspire 5 is a good choice, especially as Acer has taken an axe to the price dropping it from £999 to just £699.
For your money, you get an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 GPU, which if not the most potent GPU around, is good enough for some solid Full HD 60Hz gaming – if you are prepared to forgo Ray Tracing and the highest detail levels. With an AMD Ryzen 5 5625U CPU, 512GB SSD and 16GB of RAM, it’s a high-quality do-it-all laptop at a very low price.
Nov 21 | 10:57
Here’s another cracking budget laptop deal
The Acer Aspire 3 sits at the bottom of Acer’s laptop range – it’s as basic as they come – but this particular model also happens to be pretty good value. For a mere £349 – that’s a significant £190 less than it normally is – you’re getting a speedy AMD Ryzen 5 -7520U processor, 8GB of RAM and a decent 512GB SSD. Don’t expect to be wowed by the build or the screen but this laptop definitely won’t slow you down.
Nov 21 | 10:03
Looking for something other than a laptop?
Don’t forget, it isn’t just laptops on offer on Black Friday – if you can buy it, there’s probably going to be a discount on it – it’s a great time to get shopping before the Christmas break. If you’re after something specific, here’s a selection of our roundup pages, to help you find the best deals:
- Best Black Friday air fryer deals
- Best Black Friday broadband deals
- Best Black Friday TV deals
- Best Black Friday mattress deals
- Best Black Friday Dyson deals
- Best Black Friday Shark deals
- Best Black Friday iPhone deals
- Best Black Friday Sky deals
Nov 21 | 09:47
Another great budget Core i3 choice
This Asus Vivobook looks like a nice budget laptop deal, mainly due to its internal specification. It comes with an 11th Gen Core i3-1115G4, 8GB of RAM and a sizeable 512GB SSD for storage. There’s nothing else particularly fancy about the laptop but this is a very good specification for what is a knock-down price of £299, reduced from the average Amazon mark of around £450.
Nov 21 | 09:13
A BIG price cut on a gaming Chromebook
It would be a shame to miss this deal on what is a really well-made gaming Chromebook. Yep, you read that right: gaming Chromebooks are a thing now. Instead of coming with a fire-breathing GPU, instead, they have 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)
Nov 21 | 08:23
The best price on a MacBook Air so far
Amazon isn’t flagging this as a Black Friday deal, so further reductions may arrive soon, but we don’t think that you’ll see a significantly lower price that is currently being offered on the 2020 M1 model at Amazon: £798 for the model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.
Considering Apple is still charging £999, that’s a pretty hefty discount on what is still a highly practical latop with a great screen, decent performance and incredibly long battery life.
Nov 21 | 07:53
The best Microsoft Surface deal is STILL IN STOCK
Our favourite deal on a Microsoft laptop so far this Black Friday is on the Surface Pro 9, which can be had for a cut-price £899 from the Microsoft Store with a Signature Keyboard cover thrown in for free.
Of all the Windows 2-in-1 detachable laptops, this is the sleekest and most desirable. It’s ultra-thin and light and the screen is just lovely. This model gets you the 12th Gen Core i5 model and comes with 16GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. Alas, you’ll have to buy the stylus separately, though.
Nov 21 | 07:39
An OLED HP convertible for nearly half price
Good morning everyone! Just three days until the big day and the deals continue to arrive at pace. Our first this morning is a BIG discount on the HP 15.6in Envy x360. This convertible 2-in-1 comes with a bright, Full HD OLED touchscreen and a Bang & Olufsen speaker system that fires up from the keyboard deck, making for a media laptop, par excellence.
Usually, you’d pay through the nose for a laptop like this but Curry’s has the Envy x360 15.6 on sale for just £599, which is near enough half price. A 13th Gen Intel Core i5 1335U CPU (with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage) keeps the show running and you get 6Ghz Wi-Fi for streaming your favourite shows, too.