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Best Black Friday laptop deals LIVE — $79 Chromebook, $400 off MacBook Pro and more

Best Black Friday laptop deals LIVE — $79 Chromebook, $400 off MacBook Pro and more

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We’re spotlighting this deal once more since it’s one of the best deals we’ve seen. The fact it hasn’t expired is pretty surprising. Right now, Walmart is selling an HP Chromebook for $79. This laptop is normally $98, which means you’ll save nearly $20.

Since this is a Chromebook, it’s far from a powerhouse laptop. However, it’s still a capable machine. It packs an 11.3-inch HD display, an AMD A4 processor, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. As you’d expect from a Chromebook, it’s powered by the reliable and easy-to-navigate Chrome OS.

On a regular laptop, 32GB of storage wouldn’t be enough. However, it’s decently sufficient on a Chromebook since you’ll mostly use Google online services like Google Drive, Docs, Sheets and so forth. This also means you’ll want to use this (or any) Chromebook in a place with a reliable internet connection to get the most out of it.

Given its modest specs, this HP Chromebook isn’t for those who want to perform processor-heavy tasks such as video editing. And it’s certainly not an ideal pick if you want to play the best PC games. But if you’re looking for a machine that’s good for basic everyday tasks and schoolwork, then this Chromebook is an extremely affordable option.

Asus ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition

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The Asus ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition is a true loud and proud gaming laptop. It’s festooned with RGB lighting, has an RGB backlit keyboard and sports some classic ‘gamer’ red accents on its chassis, which itself has an aggressive angular design. This isn’t the type of machine you’ll whip out at a trendy coffee shop to pen your screenplay; but you won’t care as you’ll have a powerful gaming machine that’s still easy to move around in a good backpack. 

And for times when you’re not out and about, the strong selection of rear ports means you can use the ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition as the centerpiece to a desk-based gaming setup, once you connect an external display, mouse and keyboard; we’d also suggest investing in one of the best gaming headsets as well. 

While the ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition might not have the latest AMD processor, which is now in its 6000-series, the performance on offer is still plenty for running the best PC games, with the Radeon RX 6800M targeting gaming at 1440p, arguably the new sweet spot resolution for PC gaming.

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3

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Right now you can buy the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 for $599 at Amazon. Since this is $300 off its original $899 cost, this budget laptop is even more affordable than ever. It may not have the best specs of the best gaming laptops but it should be sufficiently powerful enough to handle some of the best PC games.

This Lenovo machine features a large 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) display, an AMD Ryzen 5 5600H CPU, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU, 8GB of DDR4 RAM and a 256GB SSD. It also comes with Windows 11 pre-installed.

As we said up top, this isn’t exactly the most impressive gaming laptop in terms of specs. But considering how this laptop has a max resolution of 1080p, you don’t necessarily need a higher-end Nvidia RTX 30-series mobile GPU to get 4K resolution. 8GB of RAM isn’t all that exciting either; if you play games at medium or low settings, it should be enough.

Samsung Chromebook 4

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I’ll warn you straight off that this isn’t the lowest we’ve seen this Chromebook for. But if you want a reliable laptop from a solid brand for not very much, then here is the Samsung Chromebook 4, on sale for $158 at Walmart (opens in new tab).

Running Chrome OS, this laptop doesn’t need oodles of power to provide smooth performance while working or relaxing, while a long battery life also means you aren’t caught out after a long day of usage. Samsung also sells this device with promises of great durability, which could mean it’s great for younger laptop users or people working outside a traditional office.

MacBook Air M1 Black Friday deal

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I didn’t plan to post another MacBook Air deal again so soon, but it seemed like a good thing to point out that the MacBook Air M1 from 2020 is back to $799 at Amazon (opens in new tab). That’s the lowest we’ve seen it sell for since it launched.

This model doesn’t use the latest Apple chipset, and has a kind of old-fashioned design, but it’s still very capable with its M1 chip, lasts a long time on a single charge, and is currently the cheapest way into the MacBook ecosystem without buying second-hand. This would make an excellent laptop for most users, as long as you don’t need bucketfuls of power for things like image or video editing or gaming.

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  • Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (13.5-inch/AMD Ryzen 5/8GB/128GB): $899 $799 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Microsoft’s Surface Laptops are excellent machines – I use one as my work device five days a week. So if you’re looking for a well-priced Surface, then check out the Surface Laptop 4, currently going for $799 at Best Buy (opens in new tab).

This particular model comes with an AMD Ryzen 5 processor, 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, making it plenty powerful enough for regular work or studying. You’ll also appreciate the excellent keyboard and battery life when you’re working overtime to finish a project, while the 13.5-inch display makes it super portable for when you need to work away from home or the office. It’s not Microsoft’s latest laptop in this series (that would be the Surface Laptop 5) but this is still a great deal if you aren’t fussed by having the latest processor and Thunderbolt 4 support.

MacBook Air M2

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Goooood morning it’s staff writer Richard Priday here covering the early shift on the TG Black Friday laptop deals live blog. And I come with good news!

If you’ve been tempted by the new MacBook Air M2, it’s still available for $1,049 at Amazon (opens in new tab). The only condition is that you’ll have to get it in Space Gray. It’s a shame you can’t go for the more lively Silver, Midnight or Starlight color options, but you’ll still get the same powerful and efficient chipset, awesome display and upgraded design no matter what.

HP Spectre x360 16 Black Friday deal

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• HP Spectre x360 16: $1,999 $1,499 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

HP’s Spectre line of laptops includes some of the best 2-in-1 laptops we’ve tested, such as the Spectre x360 14. If that 14-inch screen size seems a little bit limiting to you, we have some good news — the 16-inch version is on sale, and the savings are noteworthy.

You can currently pick up the HP Spectre x360 16 for $1,499 at Best Buy (opens in new tab), a $500 discount off its regular price. This version of the laptop comes with an Intel Evo Core i7 fueled by 16GB of memory, a 1TB SSD drive, Intel Arc A370M and an included MPP2.0 Tilt Pen which you can use to sketch or take notes on that 16-inch display.

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One of the cheapest Windows laptop — the HP Stream 11-inch is $70 off on Amazon right now. This will not get you the most high-end specs but it still manages to pack in a decently long battery life along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. If you’re looking at something basic or for your kids, this is a good option.

The downside of this laptop is that it has a slightly washed out and dim display so it may not be ideal for watching content and the webcam is nothing to write home about either.

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Black Friday deal

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The Microsoft Surface Pro 9 was recently launched so it is no wonder that we will keep seeing deals on previous models like the Surface Pro 8 and even the Surface Pro 7 Plus in the days leading up to Black Friday. 

The Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus comes with 128GB of SSD storage but it can be upgraded as well. It has a vibrant 12.3-inch display and amazing speakers. It also has a sharp webcam. The downside of this 2-in-1 is that the battery life is not as good as the newer models and that it has chunky bezels. It is powered by an Intel Core i5 processor. 

You will save $230 with this deal and if you don’t want to spend too much on the Surface Pro 8 or 9, then this is a good deal to consider.

MacBook Air on table

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The new MacBook Air M2 is on sale for just $1,049, but you if you don’t have a grand or more to spend on a new laptop this could be the early Black Friday deal for you. You can snag the MacBook Air M1 for $899 on Amazon, which is $100 off the regular price.

The 2020 MacBook Air is still among the best laptops you can buy. The M1 chip delivers powerful performance that runs circles around most Windows machines, and you get unbeatable battery life. In our MacBook Air M1 review we saw over 14.5 hours of endurance in our web surfing battery test.

This configuration gives you 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage along with a sharp 13-inch Retina Display. Add in a comfy Magic Keyboard and you have everything you need for everyday computing. 

ASUS Chromebook Flip C433 with deal tag

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You can save a huge $200 on the Asus 2-in-1 Chromebook right now on Best Buy. It will give you all the basics like a 14-inch full HD display that can flip around, an Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. This Chromebook can function as both a traditional laptop and a tablet.

Chrome OS may not be for everyone but it boots up quickly and is great for browsing the web. This Chromebook has quite a few ports too — two USB A ports, two USB-C, a headphone jack and microSD card slot. 

This is the lowest price we have ever seen for this laptop so if you want to get a Chromebook that does decently well for everyday use, then this is a good option to consider. 

Lenovo Ideapad 1i

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No offense to Chromebooks, but some people just prefer Windows, and right now there’s a 14-inch Windows laptop that’s as cheap as nearly any Chromebook you’ll find around Black Friday.

For a limited time you can grab the Lenovo Ideapad 1i for just $99 on Best Buy. This is $150 off the regular $249 price. The specs are fine for doing the computing basics, like surfing the web, checking email and seeing what’s new on Facebook and other social sites. You get a 14-inch HD display (though not 1080p), an Intel Celeron processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. 

The claimed battery life is up to 10 hours, and it’s all wrapped up in a compact design that weighs 3 pounds. 

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As the day winds down and the weekend kicks off, don’t overlook one of the best early Black Friday laptop deals we’ve seen so far on a MacBook Pro. It’s a great deal on one of the best MacBooks you can buy.

Amazon is still selling the 14-inch MacBook Pro 2021 for $1,599 (opens in new tab), which is $400 off the usual asking price. This model packs plenty of power thanks to its M1 Pro chip, though with 512GB of storage space you’ll want to be judicious about what you install. 

Of course, whatever you watch should look great on the 14-inch mini-LED Liquid Retina XDR display, and with 14 hours and 9 minutes of proven endurance (courtesy of our in-house battery tests) you can feel confident carrying this MacBook all day without a charger.

Acer 315

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Looking for a solid Chromebook for under $200? Walmart has a great deal for you right now on a new Acer Chromebook 315, which is good enough for light web browsing and productivity tasks.

Normally $179, Walmart is selling the Acer Chromebook 315 for $149 (opens in new tab). This budget-friendly laptop sports a 15.6-inch display with a 720p webcam, an Intel Celeron N4000 processor, 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 64GB of storage. According to Acer you may be able to get as much as 12.5 hours of battery life out of it, which is plenty for a day on the go. 

Pre-installed with the simple and reliable Chrome OS, it’s a great little laptop for remote learning or browsing the web.s

For something a bit more powerful, check out our guide to the the best Chromebooks on the market. Stay tuned for more of the best laptop deals we can find, and be sure to bookmark our Black Friday deals live blog for all the latest sales on everything from TVs to fitness gear.

A photo of the Asus TUF Dash 15 gaming laptop on a purple background

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Gaming laptops are typically expensive, but thanks to this deal, you can get an incredible machine for hundreds of dollars off.

For a limited time, the Asus TUF Dash 15.6” gaming laptop is on sale for $999 at Best Buy. That’s $500 off its regular retail price of $1,499, and the lowest ever price we’ve spotted for this configurated. Best Buy previously sliced $250 off in late October, but the retailer has now taken a further $250 off, making this one of the best Best Buy Black Friday deals currently available.

A price cut of this size on a gaming laptop with such desirable specs is fairly rare. This machine comes packing a 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12650H processor, 16GB of RAM and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card. That’s enough power to run the best PC games at high settings. 

The 512GB SSD might not be quite enough to store many blockbuster games at once, but you can solve this minor drawback with one of the best external hard drives.

This is a pretty attractive discount on a very good gaming laptop, so we don’t expect it to stick around too long. Make sure to take a look before it potentially sells out.

HP Envy x360 2-in-1

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This is a really great deal for those looking for a 2-in-1 laptop.

Right now, Best Buy is selling the HP Envy x360 15.6-inch 2-in-1 laptop for $649. That’s $300 off its regular price of $949.

This HP Envy x360 laptop features a large 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) touchscreen display. Such a massive screen is great for watching streaming content on YouTube and Netflix. The display is also spacious enough for multiple windows when you want to be more productive. Similarly, touchscreen functionality should also help you get more work done.

In terms of specs, you’ll find an Intel Evo 12th Generation Intel Core i5-1235U CPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. It also has an integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics GPU. These specs aren’t exactly mind-blowing, but they’re suitable enough for normal computing tasks like word processing and web browsing — not to mention watching TV shows and movies.

Though this particular machine isn’t quite on the level of the best 2-in-1 laptops, it’s an overall solid device, especially at such a reduced price.

HP Chromebook

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Right now, Walmart is selling an HP Chromebook for $79. This laptop is normally $98, which means you’ll save nearly $20.

Since this is a Chromebook, it’s far from a powerhouse laptop. However, it’s still a capable machine. It packs an 11.3-inch HD display, an AMD A4 processor, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. As you’d expect from a Chromebook, it’s powered by the reliable and easy-to-navigate Chrome OS.

On a regular laptop, 32GB of storage wouldn’t be enough. However, it’s decently sufficient on a Chromebook since you’ll mostly use Google online services like Google Drive, Docs, Sheets and so forth. This also means you’ll want to use this (or any) Chromebook in a place with a reliable internet connection to get the most out of it.

Given its modest specs, this HP Chromebook isn’t for those who want to perform processor-heavy tasks such as video editing. And it’s certainly not an ideal pick if you want to play the best PC games. But if you’re looking for a machine that’s good for basic everyday tasks and schoolwork, then this Chromebook is an extremely affordable option.

Surface Pro 8 black friday

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The Microsoft Surface Pro 9 recently came out a couple of weeks ago. Because of that, we’re not surprised to see the previous iteration see a severe discount in the days leading up to Black Friday.

Right now you can get the Surface Pro 8 for just $899 at Best Buy. That’s a fantastic $450 off and the lowest price we’ve seen for this device. Even better, a keyboard is included, so you don’t have to pay extra for this accessory.

In our Surface Pro 8 review, we praised the vibrant 13-inch touch display and sharp webcam. And while the 11th gen CPU isn’t the fastest at this point, you’ll have plenty of performance for multitasking.

Overall, this is a killer deal on the Surface Pro 8 and we would grab it before it sells out. 

MacBook Pro 14 deal

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This is one of the biggest (no pun intended) laptop deals we’ve seen so far. You can get the MacBook Pro 14-inch for a whopping $400 off at Amazon!

So what’s so good about this system? The M1 Pro chip inside this machine delivers screaming fast performance, whether you’re juggling dozens of tabs, editing photos or transcoding large video files. You can also spring for the M1 Max chip if you want even more oomph. The standard configuration comes with 16GB of unified memory and a 512GB SSD.

Another big highlight is the 14-inch mini-LED Liquid Retina XDR display. It’s bright (about 500 nits in our testing), colorful and goes nearly edge to edge, which the exception of the notch up top where the 1080p webcam sits. This is a great panel for watching video or creating or editing content.

We also really like the battery life offered by the MacBook Pro 14-inch. We saw an excellent 14 hours and 9 minutes of endurance in the Tom’s Guide battery test, which involves continuous web surfing at 150 nits of screen brightness. And you can charge back up using the handy magnetic MagSafe charger.

Overall, this is an amazingly good deal on the MacBook Pro 14-inch. We would act fast before it sells out.

Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 on a desk with deal tag overlaid

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Hey, all! Computing Writer, Tony Polanco, here to bring you some of the best early Black Friday deals we’ve been able to find. Without further ado, let’s get right into some of the hottest deals available right now.

Right now the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 gaming laptop is just $899 at Best Buy. That’s a fantastic $500 discount off the usual $1,399 asking price of this 14-inch gaming laptop that delivers great performance and battery life in an elegant, ultraportable chassis.

In our Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 review we called it one of the best gaming laptops you can buy because it packs enough power to run most games well, yet lasts long enough on battery and looks good enough on a desk that you carry it to school or the office.

Another thing we love about this laptop is its battery life. In our testing, the Zephyrus G14 lasted 11 hours and 32 minutes while surfing the web, which is remarkable for a gaming laptop. Admittedly you’ll get far less than that while gaming (to the tune of a couple of hours, tops), but even so it’s rare performance for the category.



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