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Cyber Monday laptop deals 2021: what to expect from this year's sale

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Cyber Monday laptop deals offer another chance to get some of the most in-demand computers for less this year. If you've been looking to get get your hands on the newest Apple MacBook, to a reliable budget Windows machine, or something such as the best gaming laptops around, then it's likely that Cyber Monday will offer decent savings on most major brands. 

With that said, we're unlikely to see savings that can mirror the Black Friday laptop deals, as deals throughout the weekend and into Cyber Monday laptop deals typically aren't as extensive or competitive. However, we definitely think it's worth keeping an eye on what's happening on Monday if something on Friday didn't catch your eye. It's more likely, too, that you will see more impressive discounts on the likes of the best Razer laptops and Alienware laptops in the Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals as opposed to the more general roundup here. 

We know that Cyber Monday isn't here quite yet, so if you're after savings that you can make right now, below we've picked out a few choice cuts to sink your teeth into from certain retailers. We're also consistently updating our cheap gaming laptop deals page to bring you the best from gaming centric-hardware in the run-up to the Winter sales, too. 

Where will the best Cyber Monday laptop deals be?

In all honesty, the best Cyber Monday laptop deals are likely to be fairly evenly spread through the biggest online retailers first and foremost. This means keeping a watchful eye on not only Amazon and Dell, but also on the big-box stores, such as Walmart and Best Buy, too, as the latter has been catching up in prior years to what's been offered from the purely online outlets for a while now. 

US: 

Amazon: save on budget laptops and Chromebooks
Dell: often has super cheap prices on Inspiron models
Best Buy: plenty of options and discounts across the price scale
Walmart: best for budget Chromebooks and entry level models
HP: excellent prices on cheaper machines and weekly sales
Lenovo: regular discounts on ThinkPad, IdeaPad, and Yoga machines
Newegg: better for renewed machines and higher end gaming rigs

UK: 

Amazon: plenty of choice with some great prices in the mid-range
Currys: massive range on offer with price matching
Argos: budget laptops often with same day delivery
Dell: regular price drops on Inspiron and XPS models across the range
John Lewis: better for high end machines with great warranties
AO: sometimes has some of the lowest prices around
Laptops Direct: super cheap laptops with speedy shipping
Ebuyer: extra discounts on older and renewed models
Very: wide range of models but focuses on ultrabooks 

When will Cyber Monday laptop deals start?

Cyber Monday is happening this year on November 29, though Cyber Monday laptop deals are likely to take place as early as the Saturday after Black Friday, and are possible to extend out into the latter half of the week after the sales event. Certain retailers, such as Dell, tend to run Cyber Monday laptop deals mere minutes after Black Friday has wrapped up. 

Early Cyber Monday laptop deals available now

Best Buy and Walmart have launched their early Black Friday sales, with the former offering a price match guarantee to protect any purchases made before the anticipated sales event. These are some of the best prices around this side of Cyber Monday. 

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HP Envy 2-in-1 | $860 $659.99 at Best Buy
Save $200. The HP Envy 2-in-1 i5 model has been consistently on sale over the past year, but rarely lower than the price we're seeing here. For the price point, it's a very versatile, and well-built, machine for working with optimal options. Features: Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 13.3-inch Full HD touchscreen. 

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Lenovo Yoga 7i | $949.99 $749.99 at Best Buy
Save $200. This is one of the lowest prices on the Lenovo Yoga 7i in the past six months, and close to the historic lowest-ever price. For just under $750, you're getting a powerful enterprising laptop with all the grunt under the hood you need for powering up your productivity. Features: Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe, 12GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 14-inch Full HD touchscreen. 

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Microsoft Surface Pro 7 | $1,200 $799.99 at Best Buy
Save $400. This is the historic lowest-ever price that's been recorded on the Microsoft Surface Pro 7, which has only previously been discounted to $899.99 at best over the course of the year. Features: 10th gen Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 12.3-inch 2736 x 1824 touchscreen. 

Cyber Monday laptop deals: what to expect

Cyber Monday laptop deals

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It isn't uncommon for some of the biggest names, such as Apple and HP, to drop the prices on their respective flagship models down to their lowest-ever prices in Cyber Monday laptop deals. Last year, we saw Adorama selling the MacBook Air M1 for $899 - reduced from $999 - a full $100 off the asking price of a then-brand new machine. 

Similarly, Dell tends to offer some of its best rates of the year on the Inspiron and XPS range in late November. Last year we saw an i7 Dell XPS 13 reduced down to $749.99 from its usual listing price of $1,150 - a massive saving of $400 off. These are discounts we've already seen replicated in 2021, though, so we could be getting even better configurations for such prices later this year. 

If you're after a cheaper machine, though, it's likely that November's Cyber Monday laptop deals will offer up far more choice than we saw last year. Still gripped by the demand of the pandemic, previous Cyber Monday laptop deals struggled to offer anything particularly enticing in the $300-$500 price bracket. We'd usually look to the Dell Inspiron 15 3000, HP Pavilion, Lenovo IdeaPad 3, and Acer Aspire 3 for discounts at this price, and we think such savings might return in 2021. 

That's because the strain of demand has eased considerably now, leaving retailers a little more free to knock down prices on some of their more wallet-friendly laptops. That means we're expecting to be able to find an Intel i5 machine running a solid 8GB RAM and 256GB of SSD storage for between $299 and $499 on the big day. 

Is it worth waiting until Cyber Monday to buy a laptop?

Cyber Monday laptop deals might not be quite as thrilling as their Black Friday counterparts, but you're still likely to save serious money where it matters most. We would personally advise aiming for the Black Friday deals rather than waiting specifically for Cyber Monday, mainly because the day acts as more of an extension to the weekend rather than its own standalone sales event in actuality. 

Cyber Monday laptop deals: how to choose what's right for you

Cyber Monday laptop deals

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Chromebooks and budget laptops: if all you're after is something cheap and cheerful to browse the web, watch content from streaming services on, and get some work done, then a Chromebook (or equivalent Windows PC) is likely to be the perfect choice for you. Generally, these laptops range anywhere from $100-$500 depending on the resolution of the screen and the prowess of the processors. Curious about what makes Chromebooks special? They run on Google OS and feature free browser-based alternatives to programs like Microsoft Office Suite, called G Suite. 

Ultrabooks: these laptops are built with sleekness and productivity in mind. What's more, they're often constructed out of high-end aluminium with stellar screens, long battery lives, and cross-functionality with certain smartphones, and sometimes even touchscreens. Because of these inclusions, prices can range anywhere from $600-$1600 (or more) depending on what it can do, especially if its a 2-in-1 with a touchscreen and high-end specs to boot. 

Gaming laptops: these machines are built primarily with playing video games (shocker) in mind. This is done by an increase in RAM, normally a minimum of 8GB but averaging 16GB with higher-end models, and a dedicated graphics card either made by AMD Radeon or Nvidia GeForce GTX/RTX. Prices can range massively depending on the power prowess available, anywhere from $700 to $3,000+. 

Today's deals

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If you're not quite sure what to keep an eye out for during the Cyber Monday laptop deals, then we personally recommend the Apple Macbook Air M1 for its incredible screen, fantastic battery life, and strong overall performance. This particular model is made more tantalizing because it's now regularly under the $1,000 / £1,000 mark, so we're hoping that it's even cheaper on the day. 

Similarly, you can't really go wrong with the Dell XPS line in any of its size variants or various configurations. In terms of high-end Windows-based ultrabooks, these machines are second-to-none in just about every respect. However, because of their general prowess, they can be quite expensive, so the Cyber Monday sales should help in that regard quite a lot. 


Maximize your productivity for less with Cyber Monday 4K monitor deals, and be comfortable while you work or play for a reduced rate with the Cyber Monday gaming chair deals. Of course, we're also rounding up everything we expect to see from Cyber Monday gaming deals as well.