Welcome to our live blog of the best Black Friday laptop deals we’ve found. Throughout the day (and over the weekend, leading up to Cyber Monday), we’ll be checking out retailers across the internet and highlighting the top sales on all manner of laptops, from high-end Ultrabooks and gaming laptops, to affordable budget notebooks and Chromebooks.
Buying a new laptop can be a stressful and confusing process at the best of times, but during Black Friday when deals are popping up all over the place, it can be even more hectic. It can be particularly difficult to tell the difference between what’s a good deal, and what isn’t.
To make things easier, we’re here to help. We’ll be highlighting only the best deals we think are worth buying, and we’ll give our expert buying advice and explain why these deals are so good, and what kind of use cases these laptops excel at.
The best Black Friday laptop deals in the US
- Amazon: lowest prices for most laptops (opens in new tab)
- Best Buy: $300 off Intel-powered laptops (opens in new tab)
- Dell: up to $700 off Inspiron and XPS laptops (opens in new tab)
- HP: save up to $300 on Spectre and Pavilion (opens in new tab)
- Newegg: up to $750 off laptops (opens in new tab)
- Walmart: Chromebooks from just $79 (opens in new tab)
The best Black Friday laptop deals in the UK
- Amazon: up to 47% off Huawei, Asus, HP (opens in new tab)
- Argos: budget laptops from £199 (opens in new tab)
- Box: high-spec ultrabooks from £379 (opens in new tab)
- Currys: £200 off HP, Asus, Acer, Microsoft (opens in new tab)
- Dell: save up to £300 on Inspiron and XPS (opens in new tab)
- Ebuyer: decent discounts and a wide range (opens in new tab)
- Laptops Direct: up to 20% off laptops (opens in new tab)
- Very: HP, Dell and Acer laptops from £149 (opens in new tab)
Matt is managing editor of TechRadar’s Core Tech division, covering laptops, PCs, smartphones and more. He’s been covering Black Friday sales for years, so knows a good laptop deal when he sees one. If you have any questions, contact him on Twitter and he’ll try to help.
If you’re looking for a compact, versatile laptop this Black Friday, be sure to check out the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook – reduced by $130 from $499 to $369 at Best Buy (opens in new tab). We really like this compact little device, as you can tell from our Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook review (opens in new tab). This model is slightly larger compared to the older and fiddly 11-inch version, which goes a long way to massively improve this lightweight and portable laptop-tablet hybrid. It’s still a little flimsy, but it really excels when it comes to battery life – around 18 hours on a single charge. It’s a fantastic machine for the price if you need a small laptop as you’re always on the go and don’t want to worry about recharging.
Our favorite super-cheap laptop deal from the early Best Buy Black Friday sale is this Lenovo IdeaPad marked down to just $99.99 from $249.99 at Best Buy. If you’ve got a small budget and would prefer a Windows machine over a Chromebook, then this is the one to go for to handle all your basic day-to-day computing needs. It also comes with a slightly larger 14-inch display, which is rarely seen at such a low price.
Acer Helios 300: was
$1,499.99 now $999.99 at Best Buy
When the Acer Helios 300 got a 4 out of 5 rating in our review, it was for its impressive display and keyboard, solid gaming experience and multitasking capabilities. For Black Friday then, this Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060-sporting gaming laptop is getting a full 33% discount. In pure numbers, that’s $500 in savings.
We love a good Dell XPS 13 deal on Black Friday here at TechRadar, and we’ve found a great offer from Dell itself, knocking the price of the XPS 13 from $999 down to $749.
For that price you get a Dell XPS 13 with a 12th generation Intel Core i5 processor, 512GB SSD and 8GB of RAM. That’s a pretty awesome stack of specs for a laptop of this price, and it’ll easily handle any day-to-day task you throw at it.
Over in the UK, there’s a similar XPS 13 deal for £829 – down from £949. This also comes with a 12th generation Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB of DDR5 RAM, but the hard drive is smaller at 256GB. Still a fantastic laptop, however.
Could this be the best super-cheap laptop on Black Friday? It’s a Lenovo Flex 3 Chromebook that can be converted into a tablet-like device, and it’s only $99 at Best Buy!
With Chromebooks able to run Android apps, not only is this an incredibly cheap laptop, but it’s also a fantastic tablet as well, and it’s a great choice for parents looking for an affordable, yet dependable, laptop for their kids.
‘What about laptop deals in the US?’ I hear you… type. Good question, and as you’d expect, there’s some excellent deals over there as well for Black Friday.
The absolute cheapest laptop I’ve seen in the US that’s worth buying on Black Friday is the HP 11.6-inch Chromebook for $79 (opens in new tab).
Yes, it’s another Chromebook, but as I’ve told anyone who cares to listen (and, to be fair, people who would rather I just shut up), if you’re after a laptop for around $100, you should steer clear of Windows laptops and go for a Chromebook instead – you’ll get a much better experience, as long as you keep your expectations in check.
Want a cheap Windows 11 laptop in the UK for Black Friday? Of course you do! In my book, this is the best value Windows 11 laptop on sale: the Acer Aspire 3, which is £349 at Currys (opens in new tab).
While the CPU isn’t that great, it’s a 10th gen Intel Core i3, it’s not awful for this price, and the 256GB SSD is a bit on the small side. However, it comes with 8GB of RAM, which I think is the minimum you want to run Windows 11 smoothly. Many cheap Windows 11 laptop deals on Black Friday come with 4GB of RAM, so keep an eye out for that, as it’ll lead to a slow and annoying laptop that will make you feel you’ve wasted your money, even if you haven’t spent much.
Let’s start with the very cheapest laptop you can buy in the UK on Black Friday (that’s actually worth buying: the Asus C204MA Chromebook, which is just £119.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab).
This is a brilliant little laptop for kids and students, or anyone who wants a second laptop without spending a fortune. It’s not powerful, but it runs Chrome OS well (the operating system, which is based on Google’s Chrome web browser).
For day to day tasks, like browsing the web or typing up documents (such as home work), then you’re not going to find a better laptop at this ultra-low price.
If you want a big list of all the best laptop deals on Black Friday, we have a comprehensive guide, but this live blog will be used to surface some truly exciting laptop deals as I find them.
I’ll also go into depth about what makes these laptop deals so good.
Welcome to our live blog, where we’ll be highlighting the very best Black Friday laptop deals as they pop up across the internet. As you may expect, laptop deals have been coming in thick and fast, and I’ll be highlighting the best deals as they appear.