Working from home has become the new normal so, if you haven't already, it might be worth investing in the right equipment.
If you want a more up to date laptop, are finding it hard to share computers at home with the rest of your household or are looking for a star gift this Christmas, then you can save with the great Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales.
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And the best part? You don’t need to wait till 27 November. With the shops shut, the sales have already started, and you can bag an early Black Friday bargain on a laptop today!
Shop the best Black Friday laptop deals
Lenovo Yoga C630 13in multimode laptop – was £999, now £699.99, Lenovo
This promises the best combination of mobile computing and a laptop format. It has a thin design, touchscreen and over 25 hours of battery life. The Yoga C630 runs Windows on the latest Snapdragon 850 processor and has 4G connectivity. Good for working and entertainment wherever you are.
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15.6in – was £379 and is now £279, Currys
Get all the quality of the Lenovo brand without the same hefty price tag and save another £100 on the price in the Black Friday sale. Perfect for Christmas presents, this model is lightweight and promises nine and a half hours battery life. It’s powerful enough for surfing, office tasks and streaming multimedia. Features an AMD A3020e processor, 4GB of memory and 128GB SSD storage.
Dell Inspiron 14 5000 14in – was £668.99, now £571.12, Dell
Save £151.87 on this office laptop by using the code BF12 at checkout. Features include an 11 Generation Intel Core i5 processor with 8GB memory and 256GB of SSD memory. Graphics memory is shared, but there is still enough power for most games and for streaming video.
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Black Friday gaming laptop deals
Alienware Area 51M R2 17.3 in – was £3,499.99, now £2,999.99, Very.co.uk
This is a fantastic saving of £500 on one of the most powerful gaming laptops available. It is also ideal for graphic design and video editing. Features include the latest 10th generation Intel processor and 8GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2080 Super Graphics.
ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DV 15.6in – was £1,099.99, now £999.99, Amazon
An affordable gaming laptop based around an AMD Ryzen 7 processor, it still provides a decent gaming performance. Features include graphics from an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics processor with 6GB of dedicated memory and 16GB of RAM. It comes with Windows 10.
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How to get the best laptop deals this Black Friday
To make sure you get the best deals, have a good idea of what type of laptop you want and what your budget is, and be flexible on the brand. With the pandemic, most shops have chosen to make it a month of Black Friday sales rather than just having it all on one day or week.
This applies to Cyber Monday too, which traditionally follows Black Friday with technology and computing deals. You’ll have the best chance of securing a bargain if you bookmark and check the relevant pages daily. Amazon, Very.co.uk, AO and Currys' are already listing deals each day and they are selling out quite fast.
Acer will start its sale on 17 November, while Argos, and John Lewis will both be sticking to 27 November.
Best Apple laptop deals for Black Friday
Apple doesn't participate in the Black Friday sales but that doesn't men you can't find a bargain from other retailers.
Apple MacBook Air (2020) 13in - was £1,299, now £1,181, Amazon
The latest, thinnest and lightest laptop from Apple is reduced by £114 with this sale offer. It promises all-day battery life, has a 13in Retina display with True Tone technology and a backlit Magic Keyboard.
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Best Huawei laptops for Black Friday
Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8in – was £499.99, now £449.99, Huawei
As well as saving 10% on the price in the Black Friday sale you get the flip cover, keyboard and M-Pen included for free making this a good budget compromise between a tablet and an ultra-thin laptop. The screen technology used significantly reduces blue light so it is healthier for your eyes.
HUAWEI MateBook X Pro 2020 i7-10510U 13.9in – was £1699.99, now £1,399.99, Huawei
Save £300 on this powerhouse laptop and you’ll also get a free Huawei Sound X (worth £299.99), Leather Case and Bluetooth Mouse Swift in the Black Friday sale. The battery promises 13 hours of video playback on one charge, and 15 hours with most regular office and school applications. This has the lastest 10th Gen Intel i7 processor. Drop down to an i5 processor and you can get almost identical specifications for £1,099.99 instead of £1,399.99.
Best HP laptop Black Friday deals
The computing giant HP is waiting until 27 November to release its own deals. However other retailers have some early bargains.
HP 14s-dq1505sa 14in - was £699, now £599, Currys'
If you’re looking for a budget-friendly laptop with a good performance, then this is ideal. It is suited to all office tasks. The powerful Intel Core i7 processor will help make up for the integrated graphics in most games. Other features include 10 hours battery life, Windows 10 and 8GB memory.
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