The annual Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are nearly upon us, and after a year packed with fresh device reveals from brands like Google, Microsoft, Apple, and others, now’s the time to start thinking about gift ideas. And although Black Friday isn’t here quite yet, there are already lots of good laptop deals starting to appear on MacBooks, gaming machines, featherweight Windows ultrabooks, Surface 2-in-1s, and more, so if you’re poking around for a new computer either for yourself or for a special person on your “nice” list this season, then it’s never too early to kick off your holiday shopping.
What Laptop Deals to Expect
Laptops dominate the PC market in 2019, and it’s no big mystery as to why these travel-friendly computers have outgrown their desktop counterparts when it comes to widespread popularity. The gap in price and hardware performance between laptops and desktops has shrunk dramatically, and today you can even get highly impressive gaming laptops that are capable of running the latest titles at good settings for less than a grand (especially during Black Friday, Cyber Week, and other huge yearly sales).
In the past, your biggest decision when shopping for a PC was essentially “Windows or Apple,” but with cutting-edge designs like touchscreen laptops and 2-in-1 convertibles entering the PC landscape, it’s easy to get choice paralysis if you’re looking for one of these laptops. This can be even more difficult if it’s been some time since you’ve shopped around for one.
Let us give you a leg up: First, be sure to read through our laptop buying guide to narrow down what particular design is right for your needs and preferences; then, go on and take a peek at the best 2019 Black Friday laptop deals, which cover a nice range of gaming PCs, 2-in-1 ultrabooks, MacBooks, Chromebooks, and low-cost workhorses. We’ve already smoked out the best deals from the major online retailers, including Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart, and B&H, among others, and have collected the hottest Black Friday 2019 laptop sales for you below.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday Laptop Deals from Last Year
On Black Friday 2018 we saw the best price cuts for Dell, Lenovo, Asus, and Google Pixelbook laptops from Amazon and Walmart. One of the best deals was the 15-inch Lenovo Ideapad 330s at Walmart which was $100 off, cutting the price down to a super-affordable $349. Another solid deal was the Dell XPS 15 with a 256GB SSD and an Nvidia GeForce GTX GPU, which is one of our favorite all-around ultrabooks for work, gaming, and general daily use. This fantastic laptop was marked down for more than $500 off at Amazon, bringing it down to just $1,084. The Google Pixelbook with Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB RAM was also on sale for $848 at Amazon, a $151 savings. Being one of the best Chromebooks you can buy, that Google Pixelbook was well worth the splurge with its touchscreen display and excellent keyboard.
Black Friday Laptop Deals Going on Right Now
We’ll be refreshing this deal list regularly through Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Cyber Week, and the rest of the holiday shopping season. Be sure to keep your eyes on this roundup so we can keep you up to speed with all the newest and hottest deals as the end of the year progresses — and if you’re looking for more great stuff, then you can also find tech deals, Thanksgiving sales, Black Friday news, and much more on our deals page.
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