Best Black Friday laptop deals 2021: all the sales still available now

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Many Black Friday laptop deals are still around and competitively priced despite the day itself now having passed, so if you missed out yesterday on your chance to pick up anything from a budget Windows machine to a sleek ultrabook (and everything in between), it’s still likely you’ll find something good below. 

Some of the best Black Friday laptop deals that are still available include the Asus 11.6-inch Chromebook which is better than half price at Best Buy today, selling for just $109 (down from $219) (opens in new tab). Almost as aggressively priced is the Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3, which has seen a 50% price cut at Amazon today. It’s selling for only $159.99 (reduced from $320) (opens in new tab) for a huge discount of $160 off. On the higher-end side of things, however, you can get yourself the Microsoft Surface Go for just $299.99 (down from $400) (opens in new tab) for a full $100 off the sticker price. There are plenty more options still available right now, so scroll down for the full list. 

If you’re interested in more powerful hardware, such as the best gaming laptops, then we recommend turning your attention to the Black Friday gaming laptop deals instead, as we’re rounding up some of the best offers still available right now. And if you want a new tower, we’re also bringing you the best Black Friday gaming PC deals that are still around this side of Black Friday. 

Today’s best Black Friday laptop deals

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Black Friday laptop deals in the US

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Asus 11.6-inch Chromebook | $219 $109 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $110 – You can pick up an entry-level Asus Chromebook with the standard 4GB RAM and 32GB of storage for just over $100 right now, but we’re betting this one won’t stay in stock long.

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Samsung Chromebook 4 11.6-inch laptop | $199.99 $129 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Save $70 – You can grab this super cheap Samsung Chromebook 4 for just $129 in Walmart’s early Black Friday laptop deals this week. With an Intel Celeron N4020 processor, 4GB RAM, and a 32GB SSD this is still an entry-level model designed for everyday browsing, but excellent value nonetheless.

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Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3 11-inch laptop | $319.99 $159.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $160 – There’s a $160 discount on this 64GB Lenovo Chromebook at Amazon right now. That’s perfect if you’re after a smaller form factor but don’t want to miss out on that extra storage space.

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Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5-inch tablet | $399.99 $299.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $100 – While not technically a laptop in its current form, this Surface Go 2 tablet can easily become a conventional machine with the addition of a keyboard case. That’s perfect if you’re after a flexible device for lighter work and play.

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HP 17.3-inch laptop | $499.99 $349.99 at Newegg (opens in new tab)
Save $150 – It’s not every day that you find a larger 17.3-inch machine at under $400, but Newegg’s Black Friday laptop deals are offering just that this week. We were previously seeing a $399.99 sales price on this 128GB SSD / 8GB RAM configuration, so you’re saving an additional $50 right now.

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HP 17.3-inch laptop | $549.99 $399.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $150 – Best Buy has this 17.3-inch HP laptop for just $399.99 – that’s the kind of Black Friday laptop deal we wouldn’t expect to see until the big day itself. With an i3 processor, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD you’re getting some excellent value here.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop Go | $699.99 $549.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $150 – The Surface Laptop Go is a premium device, which means this i3 / 128GB configuration is still offering excellent value at $549.99.

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HP 17t 17.3-inch laptop | $799.99 $499.99 at HP (opens in new tab)
Save $300 – This is an odd configuration but works out in your favor at just $499.99. You’re getting 1TB of hard drive storage in here, which is a little slower than an SSD but we never see 1TB SSDs at this price point, so if you’re after substance over speed this is well worth a look. However, you’ll also find an 11th generation i7 processor – a super zippy CPU to keep everything running smoothly as well.

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HP 15t 15.6-inch laptop | $749.99 $529.99 at HP (opens in new tab)
Save $220 – Considering there’s an 11th generation i7 processor inside this HP, $499.99 is a fantastic price. You’re saving $250 on this machine, packing 16GB RAM and a 256GB SSD – perfect for running more demanding programs, and multi-tasking between them as well.

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Dell XPS 13 touchscreen laptop | $1,049.99 $715.39 at Dell (opens in new tab)
Save $334 – We’ve had some super cheap Dell XPS 13 machines in the early Black Friday laptop deals so far, but this one packs a touchscreen display for only $715. That means you can pick up the premium chassis, complete with a mid-range 11th gen i5 configuration of specs (8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) for a great price right now.

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Asus Zenbook 14-inch laptop | $1,049 $949 at Newegg (opens in new tab)
Save $100 – The super-slim Asus Zenbook 14-inch laptop is packing a $100 discount at Newegg today. Considering you’re getting a premium build from Asus, a 1TB SSD, Ryzen 7 5800H processor, and 16GB RAM that’s a strong discount for anyone after a high-performance machine.

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Black Friday laptop deals in the UK

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HP Stream 11.6-inch laptop | £219.99 £169.99 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Save £50 – The HP Stream is perfect for those looking for a budget laptop for everyday streaming and web browsing, and at £169.99 we’ve never seen this configuration cheaper at Currys. You’re getting a 64GB SSD under the hood here, as well, which is plenty of speedy storage – a component we rarely see under £200.

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HP Envy 13.3-inch laptop | £899.99 £729.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £170 – The HP Envy is a particularly premium machine, so this £170 discount is working particularly hard for you today. We’ve only ever seen this model £10 cheaper in the past, and that was during a particularly brief flash sale in the summer, so you’re getting an i5 processor and 512GB SSD for a strong price here.

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Asus Chromebook CX1100 11.6-inch laptop | £229.99 £159.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £70 – There’s an outstanding £159.99 price tag on this 64GB Chromebook at Amazon right now – that’s a price we very rarely see on a machine with this much storage. You are still picking up the 11.6-inch display that we expect for under £200, but if you’re concerned about storage space this is a must-see.

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Acer Chromebook 311 11.6-inch laptop | £229.99 £149.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £80 – If you’re just after a cheap everyday machine, this 11.6-inch Chromebook has one of the lowest prices we’ve seen in early Black Friday laptop deals yet. For under £150 you’re getting an Intel Celeron N4000 processor, 4GB RAM, and 32GB of storage.

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Asus 15.6-inch laptop | £245.97 £199.97 at Laptops Direct (opens in new tab)
Save £46 – The 64GB SSD inside this super cheap Asus laptop is the minimum amount of storage we would recommend in a Windows machine. However, you’re also grabbing one of the lowest price tags we see on these PCs during Black Friday laptop deals. With 4GB RAM and an Intel Celeron N4020 processor, this is a solid configuration for light use.

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Asus 14-inch laptop | £299 £219 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Save £80 – With 128GB of storage and a full 14-inch display, you’re getting a particularly strong price on this everyday Asus machine in Currys’ latest Black Friday laptop deals. That’s a better spec than we usually find at this budget price point and you’re getting the slimline chassis and 12-month subscription of Microsoft 365 Personal baked in as well.

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HP Pavilion 14-inch laptop | £429 £329 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Save £100 – Currys has a £100 discount on this HP Pavilion this week – an excellent offer considering there’s a full HD touchscreen on board and you’re getting a year’s subscription to Microsoft 365. Under the hood, you’ll find an Intel Pentium Gold 7505 processor, 4GB RAM, and a 128GB SSD.

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HP Pavilion 14-inch laptop | £699 £529 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Save £170 – This HP Pavilion is packing some considerable specs at just £529. You’ll find a 512GB SSD, 8GB RAM, and an 11th generation i5 processor inside here – a configuration we rarely see at under £550. Not only that, but you can also claim up to five months of Apple Music, Arcade, and Music with this offer as well.

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Asus Zenbook Flip 13.3-inch 2-in-1 laptop | £699.99 £539.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £160 – With 512GB of SSD storage and a premium 2-in-1 design, this Asus Zenbook Flip is coming in at an excellent price at just £539.99. That’s a brand new record low by a considerable margin, which means you’re getting excellent value on an i5 machine.

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Acer Aspire 5 15.6-inch laptop | £699 £579 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £120 – This Acer Aspire 5 has just dropped to £579 at Amazon, an excellent £120 discount that leaves us at a record low price. This 2021 release packs some serious power for your cash as well, with a 1TB SSD that we rarely see at this price point. You’ll also find an 11th generation i5 processor and 8GB of RAM as well.

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HP Envy x360 2-in-1 13.3-inch laptop | £899 £699 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Save £200 – There’s a £200 saving on this 2-in-1 HP laptop at Currys right now. That leaves us with a brilliant £699 sales price – particularly strong value considering there’s 512GB of SSD storage under the hood of this more premium chassis.

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Asus Vivobook 15.6-inch OLED laptop | £849.99 £699.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £150 – Not only is this a record low price on the OLED Asus Vivobook, but it’s also the first discount we’ve seen on this configuration since its release back in September. We rarely see OLED devices dropping this far down the price bracket, so you’re getting excellent value overall – and especially with an 11th gen i5 processor, 16GB RAM, and 512GB SSD.

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Samsung Galaxy Book 15.6-inch laptop | £899 £749 at John Lewis (opens in new tab)
Save £150 – You’re getting a solid spec in this slimline Samsung Galaxy Book laptop at John Lewis – an i7 processor, 8GB RAM, and a 512GB SSD. Considering there’s also a three-year guarantee included at this retailer, that’s an excellent offer.

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Black Friday laptop deals: FAQs

Black Friday laptop deals: what to expect

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Last year’s Black Friday laptop deals were particularly tough going if you were looking for a mid-range or budget machine under $500 / £500. However, we’re expecting far more movement in this price range in 2021, with entry level models like the HP Pavilion, Acer Aspire 3, Dell Inspiron 15 3000, and Lenovo IdeaPad 3 falling further into this bracket this November. 

That means you can expect to find an Intel i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB SSD inside one of the laptops above for between $279-$399 during the height of the sale (and potentially well before then). We’d expect to see the majority of these machines at retailers like Dell (opens in new tab) and Walmart (opens in new tab), with Best Buy (opens in new tab) and Amazon (opens in new tab) both lacking slightly in this price range last year (head to Currys (opens in new tab) and Argos (opens in new tab) in the UK).

If you’re looking for something a little more substantial, it’s worth noting that the Dell XPS tends to take the jump from elite ultrabook to mid-range level pricing in Black Friday laptop deals.

Last year, a Dell XPS 13 model was selling for $699.99 down from $1,000 – $300 off the MSRP. It was a similar story with other premium Dell laptops – the Inspiron 14 was reduced from $780 to $649.99 – for a total saving of $130. This is a particularly competitive space, with retailers all pushing their flashier machines for new record low prices. That’s why we expect the biggest value to be on laptops priced between $500 and $800 (£500-£800) this year; you’ll likely find an Intel i7 processor in there, and, depending on the actual model you choose, potentially 8-16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD. 

The biggest savings will likely hit the premium end of the spectrum in this year’s Black Friday laptop deals. This is the $1,000+ / £1,000+ machines that have plenty of wiggle room on their costs due to the sheer size of their price tag. We often see high-end configurations of the Dell XPS 13 in this category, but also mid-range MacBooks and starter gaming laptops as well. This year we’re expecting some of the biggest offers to land on the M1 MacBook Air and Pro, the Dell XPS 13, the Razer Blade 14, and the HP Spectre x360.

When to buy a laptop ahead of Black Friday

If you are already looking for Black Friday-level laptop deals, it’s worth keeping in mind the kinds of specs and features you’re after for your cash. There are a few easy to spot hallmarks of a good deal, though, which is helpful considering it’s difficult to work out whether you really are looking at a Black Friday-level offer or not. 

If you’re after a cheap Chromebook, for example, we’d recommend waiting for one with at least 4GB RAM and 32GB of storage for under $150 / £150. However, for a Windows machine with a similar entry level spec (4GB RAM, 128GB SSD storage, i3 processor), you’d be better off aiming for a $299 / £299 price tag to make an early buy worthwhile. 

Once you double up your RAM and potentially think about moving up to an Intel i5 processor, $399-$499 / £399-£499 is a strong sales price that we tend to see in official Black Friday laptop deals (and would be well worth a punt ahead of them). However, of course, that is all depending on the price of the actual machine you’re buying – these prices are geared towards more budget-minded models like the Dell Inspiron 3000 or Lenovo IdeaPad 3, as opposed to the MacBook and Dell XPS configurations on offer. 

If you’re moving more into the mid-range ahead of this year’s Black Friday laptop deals, it’s worth making sure that you’re picking up a 2-in-1 convertible display, extra long battery life, or a super slim bezel on your machine while also potentially moving up to 512GB of SSD storage space. We would expect to see prices on these kinds of machines sitting at between $499 and $699 / £499-£699 over Black Friday, and you might even find some particularly strong deals on the big name ultrabooks in this category as well. 

Once you move up beyond this price tag, early Black Friday laptop deals start to become a lot easier to discern. That’s because these models, regardless of the configuration, rarely introduce new record low prices. If you spot a MacBook Air M1 for under $849.99, or a Dell XPS 13 for under $649, for example, you can already assume you’re getting a good deal.

Today’s best deals

Our price comparison engine is working 24/7 to bring you the latest deals on some of our favorite laptops this side of Black Friday, whether you’re part of the Apple faithful, or prefer a sleek Dell XPS ultrabook, or perhaps even a Chromebook or gaming powerhouse, these are the best prices around. 


Having a capable laptop on your desk is only one half of the story. After all, you’re going to need peripherals to step-up your setup in style. Why go for anything less than one of the best gaming keyboards and best PC headsets for gaming this year? 

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On the subject of the upcoming sales season, you might also like to take a quick look at our Black Friday gaming chairs and Black Friday PS5 guides. We’re also rounding up all our expectations for this year’s Black Friday gaming PC deals and Black Friday curved monitor deals as well.

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