WHAT better time is there to shop for a new laptop? Black Friday deals mean lower prices on top tech devices including computers.
Should you be looking to upgrade or pick up a new model this November, here's what to look out for.
*Remember, just because an item is in the sale, it doesn't mean you can't find the same product, or similar, elsewhere. Always shop around to make sure you're getting the best price.
- Shop Currys' Black Friday sale here
When is Black Friday?
Black Friday always comes the day after the American Holiday, Thanksgiving, which is the fourth Thursday of November.
That makes 2020's shopping bonanza November 27 – a date to know if you're looking forward to laptop Black Friday deals.
Although most tech specialist and non-specialist stores begin sales in the days leading up to Black Friday, they also often continue into the weekend and 'Cyber Monday'.
When is Cyber Monday?
The online-only cousin of Black Friday lands on November 30 this year, with loads more deals and offers from retailers. If you miss out on a Black Friday deal, Cyber Monday is a great chance to grab more savings.
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Laptop Black Friday deals to look for in 2020
Shopping for a laptop this Black Friday? It's worth checking in on all the big and well-known retailers as deals go live.
Whatever you need a laptop for, top brands are available for less during the event, including the likes of Dell, HP, Asus and Lenovo.
Sought after models like Microsoft's Surface devices and apple's Macbooks can also be found for less – as can gaming laptops from the likes of Alienware and Asus TUF and ROG models.
Familiar retailers like Currys, Argos, Amazon, AO and Very all tend to offer competitive discounts.
But don't forget specialists like Dell, Laptops Direct and Ebuyer.
What was in the sales last year?
- Microsoft Surace 2 13.5-inch laptop, £1,149, saving £379.01 – buy here
- Dell laptops – up to 419 off on Black Friday laptop deals – buy here
- HP Pavilion 14" i3/i5/i7 Laptop, from £349.00, saving £150.00 – buy here
- LENOVO IdeaPad 15.6” i3 Laptop, £399.00, £299.00 Up to £130.00 – buy here
ASUS Gaming Laptops
- ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DY, £549.99, saving £150 – buy here
- ASUS ROG Zephyrus G GA502DU, £929, saving £320 – buy here
- ASUS Zephyrus GX531, £2,499, saving £500 – buy here
- Dell XPS 15-inch Laptop, £1999, saving £519.99 – buy here
- Inspiron 14 3000 Laptop £199, saving £99.99 – buy here
- Inspiron 14 5000 Laptop £649, saving £169.99 – buy here
- Inspiron G3 15 Gaming Laptop £699, saving £219 – buy here
- Inspiron AIO 7777 Laptop £999, saving £249.99 – buy here
Amazon Laptop offers
iOTA Flo 11.6-Inch Laptop, £99.99, saving £79 – buy here
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54 15.6-inch Laptop, £549.99, saving £100 – buy here
ASUS TUF FX505DY 15.6 Inch Thin Bezel Full HD Gaming Laptop, £599, saving £130.99 – buy here
HP Pavilion Power 15-ec0000na, £579, saving £170.99 – buy here
Apple MacBook Pro, £2179 saving £520 – buy here
Argos Laptop offers
Lenovo IdeaPad S340 15.6in Ryzen5 8GB 256GB FHD Laptop, £349.99, saving £150 – buy here
HP 15.6 Inch Slim i3 4GB 128GB FHD Laptop £279.99, saving £100 – buy here
Currys Laptop Offers
- HP 15sfq1514sa 15.6" Laptop Intel Core £299, saving £170 – buy here
MICROSOFT 12.3" Intel Core i5 Surface Pro 7 £779, saving £220 – buy here
ASUS C202 11.6" Intel Celeron Chromebook £129, saving £120 – buy here
Our tips for finding the best deals this Black Friday and Cyber Monday
IT might be tempting to dive in and snap up LOADS of items on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but here’s how you can guarantee you’re getting a good deal.
PREPARE Research the items you want to buy and find out the cheapest price. Websites like PriceSpy, PriceHistory and CamelCamelCamel will give you historical data on prices so you can see how much you should pay.
GET FOLLOWING Follow your favourite shops on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and sign up to its deals newsletter to get the latest on any offers. We post the best deals in our Sun Money FB group too.
CHECK FOR CODES Take a look at The Sun Vouchers, and see if you can get extra savings with discount codes.
What sort of laptop do I need?
Laptops largely fall into four categories: standard laptops, Macbooks made by Apple, Chromebooks and 2-in-1s which are laptop/tablet hybrids.
Standard laptops have a huge range of specs and prices to choose from, ranging from a couple of hundred pounds to many thousands.
The cheaper models are good for web browsing and streaming programmes online, while the more expensive variety have more processing power and can be used to edit video and power demanding video games.
Macbooks run Apple's intuitive IOS and generally are very easy to use while looking sleek, but the design comes at a price and the most popular models cost between £1,000-£1,500.
Chromebooks are generally cheaper, less powerful machines that rely on cloud computing to complete tasks so require a good internet connection to use the majority of their applications.
2-in-1s are for those who want to switch between a tablet and a laptop and are the most versatile type of laptop with prices that can range from a few hundred to well into the thousands.
If you're the sort of person who likes to watch Netflix and fire off a few emails, Chromebooks and cheap laptops are probably enough for you.
But if you want to play games that require some big computing power such as Football Manager or The Witcher, or you want to edit photos and videos, a more expensive laptop or Macbook might be the way to go.
Who will have the best laptop deals on Black Friday 2019?
- Currys PC World
- John Lewis
Keen to know more about Black Friday? Check out our main Black Friday guide.
Looking for a new phone? Keep an eye on our pick of the Black Friday phone deals.
For all of our tech recommendations, check out our dedicated Sun Selects section here.
Take a look at The Sun Vouchers, to see if you can get extra savings across hundreds of retailers on Black Friday
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