Welcome to our live blog where we’ll be highlighting the best Black Friday laptop deals as they hit the web. As you’d expect, laptop deals come in fast and fast, and I’ll be highlighting the best deals as they appear.
If you want a comprehensive list of all the best Black Friday laptop deals, we have a comprehensive guide, but this live blog will be used to reveal some really exciting laptop deals as I find them.
I will also go into detail about what makes these laptop deals so good.
Let’s start with the cheapest laptop you can buy in the UK on Black Friday (it’s really worth buying: Asus Chromebook C204MA which is just £119.99 on Amazon (opens in a new tab).
This is a brilliant little laptop for kids and students and anyone who wants a second laptop without spending a fortune. It is not powerful, but it supports Chrome OS (Google Chrome based OS) well.
For everyday tasks like browsing the web or writing documents (like homework), you won’t find a better laptop at this low price.
Want a cheap Windows 11 laptop in the UK for Black Friday? Yes of course! In my book, this is the most affordable Windows 11 laptop for sale: Acer Aspire 3 which costs £349 at Currys (opens in a new tab).
Although the processor is not that great, it is a 10th generation Intel Core i3, but it is not terrible for the price, and the 256GB SSD is a bit too small. However, it comes with 8GB of RAM, which I believe is the minimum you want to run Windows 11 smoothly. Many of the cheap Windows 11 Black Friday laptop deals come with 4GB of RAM, so keep an eye out for that as it will lead it’s to a slow and annoying laptop that will make you feel like you’ve wasted your money even if you haven’t spent much.
“What about US laptop deals?” I hear you… are writing. Good question, and as you’d expect, there are some excellent Black Friday deals out there too.
The absolute cheapest laptop I’ve seen in the US worth buying this Black Friday is HP 11.6-inch Chromebook for $79 (opens in a new tab).
Yes, it’s another Chromebook, but as I’ve said to anyone who’ll listen (and, frankly, people who’d rather I just shut up) if you’re looking for a laptop for around $100, you should steer clear of Windows Laptops and choose this instead Chromebook – You’ll get a much better experience as long as you keep your expectations in check.
Could this be the best super cheap Black Friday laptop? It’s the Lenovo Flex 3 Chromebook that converts into a tablet-like device, and it does only $99 at Best Buy!
Because Chromebooks can run Android apps, it’s not only an incredibly cheap laptop, but also a fantastic tablet, and it’s a great choice for parents looking for an affordable yet reliable laptop for their kids.
We love a good Dell XPS 13 Black Friday deal here at TechRadar and we found a great deal from Dell itself, a knockout price XPS 13 from $999 to $749.
For the price, you get the Dell XPS 13 with a 12th gen Intel Core i5 processor, 512GB SSD and 8GB RAM. That’s a pretty good set of specs for a laptop at this price, and it can easily handle whatever everyday tasks you throw at it.
It’s the same in the UK XPS 13 deal for £829 – down from £949. This also comes with a 12th gen Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB DDR5 RAM, but the hard drive is smaller at 256GB. However, still a fantastic laptop.
Acer Helios 300: was
$1499.99 Now $999.99 at Best Buy
When the Acer Helios 300 scored 4 out of 5 in our review, it was an impressive display and keyboard, solid gaming experience, and multitasking capabilities. On Black Friday, this Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 sports gaming laptop gets a full 33% discount. In pure numbers, this equates to $500 in savings.
Our favorite super cheap laptop deal from Best Buy’s early Black Friday sale is this Lenovo IdeaPad for just $99.99 down from $249.99 at Best Buy. If you’re on a tight budget and prefer a Windows machine over a Chromebook, this is the device to cover all your basic daily computing needs. It also comes with a slightly larger 14-inch display which is rarely seen at such a low price.
If you’re looking for a compact, versatile laptop this Black Friday, be sure to check out the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook – discounted $130 from $499 to $369 at Best Buy (opens in a new tab). We really like this small, compact device, as evidenced by our Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5 Chromebook review (opens in a new tab). This model is slightly larger compared to the older and 11-inch version, which greatly improves this lightweight and portable laptop and tablet hybrid. It’s still a little weak, 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 because you’re always on the go and don’t want to worry about charging.