Best Black Friday laptop deals 2022: the biggest sales live now

Black Friday laptop deals
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Black Friday laptop deals remain an absolutely key way of scoring the expensive electronics at a discount. Plenty of folks have likely held off purchasing new computers specifically to wait for this time of year. Thankfully, that demand has been matched by online retailers. There are discounts knocking hundreds of dollars – and pounds – off big-name brands like Dell and HP in addition to machines for every type of budget.

To save you the trouble of hunting for the exact right deal today, we thought we’d bring the Black Friday laptop deals to you.  

Below, you'll find our round-up of the Black Friday laptop deals in both the US and UK. Stick with us as we cover the biggest discounts and savings across the weekend too. We've been covering November sales for years now, watching sale after sale and collecting all the biggest offers in one place. That means we know a good price when we see one, and can give you all the info you need before you click and save hundreds of dollars.

Of course, if you're after something with a little more graphical prowess, take a look at our guide to this year's Black Friday gaming deals and Black Friday gaming laptop deals for more inspiration. 

Today's best Black Friday laptop deals in the US

Lenovo IdeaPad 1i 14-inch laptop | $249.99 (opens in new tab)

Lenovo IdeaPad 1i 14-inch laptop | $249.99 $99.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $150 - The Lenovo IdeaPad 1i is down to $99.99 right now at Best Buy. That's a $150 discount on the Intel Celeron N4020 configuration today, an excellent saving on a machine packing 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage.

Acer Chromebook 315 15.6-inch laptop | $179 (opens in new tab)

Acer Chromebook 315 15.6-inch laptop | $179 $149 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Save $30 - Walmart has taken $30 off this already cheap Chromebook in its latest Black Friday laptop deals. That leaves us with a $149 sales price on the Acer 315, excellent value considering the 64GB of storage onboard.

Dell Inspiron 15 15.6-inch laptop | $329.99 (opens in new tab)

Dell Inspiron 15 15.6-inch laptop | $329.99 $229.99 at Dell (opens in new tab)
Save $100 - This is why it sometimes pays to be patient on Black Friday. If you're after a budget laptop, but still need to get some decent work done, we'd recommend taking a look at the Dell Inspiron 15 this week. This Intel Pentium Silver N5030 configuration offers a speedy 128GB SSD for its $229. It's not only a saving of $100, it's $20 cheaper than it was yesterday.

Dell Inspiron 15 15.6-inch laptop | $599.99 (opens in new tab)

Dell Inspiron 15 15.6-inch laptop | $599.99 $379.99 at Dell (opens in new tab)
Save $220 - This is one of the more powerful early Black Friday laptop deals under $400 right now. You're grabbing an 11th generation i5 processor (rarely seen this cheap) as well as 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD here - that's a considerable upgrade over only slightly cheaper rigs on the shelves.

HP Victus 15.6-inch laptop | $799.99 (opens in new tab)

HP Victus 15.6-inch laptop | $799.99 $479.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $320 - The lines between gaming and productivity machines are rarely blurred when it comes to Black Friday laptop deals. However, this HP Victus is cheap even by non-gaming standards. You'll find a 512GB SSD and a 12th generation i5 processor in here - far bigger specs than we usually see at $479.99. However, there's also an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card for light gameplay as well.

Inspiron 16 laptop | $1049.99 (opens in new tab)

Inspiron 16 laptop | $1049.99 $779.99 at Dell (opens in new tab)
Save $270 - The Inspiron line has a lot of discounts right now, but this is one of the best - and going fast! 16GB RAM and 12th Gen Intel Core i7 are on the line for those who can act quickly.

HP Envy x360 2-in-1 15.6-inch laptop | $839.99 (opens in new tab)

HP Envy x360 2-in-1 15.6-inch laptop | $839.99 $499.99 at HP (opens in new tab)
Save $340 - Not only are you saving over $300 on a premium machine here, but you're still picking up a solid Ryzen 5 configuration with 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD. That's without even considering the 2-in-1 tablet functionality baked in here.

HP Pavilion x360 2-in-1 14-inch laptop | $839.99 (opens in new tab)

HP Pavilion x360 2-in-1 14-inch laptop | $839.99 $499.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $340 - We rarely see machines with 512GB SSDs for under $500, let alone laptops offering a 2-in-1 convertible design which usually carry their own premiums. However, a $330 discount on the i5 model is offering a fantastic $499.99 sale price at Best Buy.

MacBook Air M1 (2020) | $999 (opens in new tab)

MacBook Air M1 (2020) | $999 $799 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $200 - The previous generation M1 MacBook Air has returned to its lowest ever price at Amazon this week. With a full $200 off the $999 MSRP, you're still picking up an extremely powerful machine all wrapped up in that classic Apple luxury here.

Today's best Black Friday laptop deals in the UK

SGIN X15 Notebook | (opens in new tab)

SGIN X15 Notebook | £1024.99 £399.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £624 -
It's a lesser-known brand, but no less formidable for it - this SGIN notebook is nearly two thirds off, and boasts 12GB of RAM and 512GB SSD of memory, pretty absurd for a £400 price tag. Grab it while you can - this is looking to be a pretty hot deal.

Lenovo IdeaPad 1i 14-inch laptop | £229 (opens in new tab)

Lenovo IdeaPad 1i 14-inch laptop | £229 £129 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Save £100 - The Lenovo IdeaPad 1i is down to £129 in Currys' latest Black Friday laptop deals. That means you can secure yourself a 14-inch machine (plenty more screen space than we're used to seeing at this price point) as well as 64GB of storage for £100 off.

HP 15.6-inch laptop | £369 (opens in new tab)

HP 15.6-inch laptop | £369 £199 at Very (opens in new tab)
Save £170 - If you're after an everyday machine that won't break the bank but can still see you through some speedy work, we'd recommend taking a look at this HP at Very. You're getting an Intel N5030 processor here, as well as 4GB RAM, but you're scoring a speedy 128GB SSD on top - all for £199.

Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5 14-inch Chromebook | £449 (opens in new tab)

Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5 14-inch Chromebook | £449 £299 at Very (opens in new tab)
Save £180 - There's an excellent 256GB SSD inside this cheap £299 machine at Very - a true rarity in Chromebooks at this price point. You'll also find an Intel i3 processor and 4GB RAM under the hood - all for £180 off.

Acer Aspire 5 15.6-inch laptop | £699.99 (opens in new tab)

Acer Aspire 5 15.6-inch laptop | £699.99 £549.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £150 - This Acer Aspire 5 is packing an incredible 1TB SSD into a £549.99 sales price at Amazon right now. That's an excellent feature for under £600 - and one we don't see every day. On top of that you're picking up an 11th generation i5 processor as well as 8GB RAM.

Samsung Galaxy Book 2 360 2-in-1 laptop | £999 (opens in new tab)

Samsung Galaxy Book 2 360 2-in-1 laptop | £999 £599 at Currys (opens in new tab)
Save £400 - This is a luxury laptop, so securing an i5 configuration for just £599 is particularly impressive. You're saving £400 here, and picking up a convertible laptop / tablet with 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD for a great price.

Asus Zenbook OLED 14-inch laptop | £1,099.99 (opens in new tab)

Asus Zenbook OLED 14-inch laptop | £1,099.99 £799.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £300 - If you're after a fancy screen, the Asus Zenbook OLED is down to just £799.99 at Amazon. That's a £300 discount leaving us £50 away from a record low price we've only previous seen in August. You'll find a 12th generation i5 processor under the hood, with 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD.

Black Friday laptop deals: FAQ

When will Black Friday laptop deals officially start?

Black Friday laptop deals will officially launch on November 25, but we generally see the main sales starting from Thanksgiving week. That means we're right in the middle of this year's sale, with more retailers launching their official discounts and some even starting to run off the shelves.

Should you buy a laptop before Black Friday?

M2 MacBook Air

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If you are already looking for Black Friday-level laptop deals, it's worth keeping in mind the kinds of specs and features you're after for your cash. There are a few easy to spot hallmarks of a good deal, though, which is helpful considering it's difficult to work out whether you really are looking at a Black Friday-level offer or not. 

If you're after a cheap Chromebook, for example, we'd recommend waiting for one with at least 4GB RAM and 32GB of storage for under $150 / £150 (you can check out Black Friday Samsung deals for more). However, for a Windows machine with a similar entry level spec (4GB RAM, 128GB SSD storage, i3 processor), you'd be better off aiming for a $299 / £299 price tag to make an early buy worthwhile. 

Once you double up your RAM and potentially think about moving up to an Intel i5 processor, $399-$499 / £399-£499 is a strong sales price that we tend to see in official Black Friday laptop deals (and would be well worth a punt ahead of them). However, of course, that is all depending on the price of the actual machine you're buying - these prices are geared towards more budget-minded models like the Dell Inspiron 3000 or Lenovo IdeaPad 3, as opposed to the MacBook and Dell XPS configurations on offer. 

If you're moving more into the mid-range ahead of this year's Black Friday laptop deals, it's worth making sure that you're picking up a 2-in-1 convertible display, extra long battery life, or a super slim bezel on your machine while also potentially moving up to 512GB of SSD storage space. We would expect to see prices on these kinds of machines sitting at between $499 and $699 / £499-£699 over Black Friday, and you might even find some particularly strong deals on the big name ultrabooks in this category as well. 

Once you move up beyond this price tag, early Black Friday laptop deals start to become a lot easier to discern. That's because these models, regardless of the configuration, rarely introduce new record low prices. If you spot a MacBook Air M1 for under $849.99, or a Dell XPS 13 for under $649, for example, you can already assume you're getting a good deal.

Where will the best Black Friday laptop deals be?

Given the fact that Black Friday laptop deals are some of the most in-demand discounts of the weekend, it's no surprise that all of the major retailers break out the big guns around this sales event. We're already seeing some excellent early offers from retailers in both the US and UK, as well, and considering the potential shipping delays earlier in the year, it may well pay off to shop a little early. If you want to get a head start you'll find all our go-to stores just below.

US: 

Amazon: regular discounts on budget and mid-range machines (opens in new tab)
Dell: record low prices on XPS and super cheap Inspiron prices (opens in new tab)
Best Buy: offering price guarantee for My Best Buy members (opens in new tab)
HP: frequent flash sales with super low prices (opens in new tab)
Lenovo:
heavy discounts on everyday laptops and Legion gaming (opens in new tab)
Walmart: best for budget friendly Chromebooks and laptops (opens in new tab)
Microsoft: discounts on Surface devices and Windows machines (opens in new tab)
Newegg: additional rebates and price guarantees available (opens in new tab)

UK: 

Amazon: speedy delivery and a wide range of machines (opens in new tab)
Currys: often offers additional software and accessories for free (opens in new tab)
Argos: budget prices and same day delivery often available (opens in new tab)
Dell: offers excellent discounts on budget and premium models (opens in new tab)
John Lewis: big savings on high end laptops with excellent warranties (opens in new tab)
AO: sometimes offers record low prices but stock moves quickly (opens in new tab)
Laptops Direct: super low prices but £5 shipping fees for faster delivery (opens in new tab)
Ebuyer:
best for refurbished laptops and accessories (opens in new tab)
Very: often price matches other retailers with plenty of stock (opens in new tab)

What to expect from Black Friday laptop deals

Acer Chromebook 314

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Last year's Black Friday laptop deals offered some excellent discounts in the entry level and mid-range areas - a stark contrast to the year before it. We're optimistic for more of this action in 2022, with entry level models like the HP Pavilion, Acer Aspire 3, Dell Inspiron 15 3000, and Lenovo IdeaPad 3 falling further into this bracket this November. 

That means you can expect to find an Intel i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and a 256GB SSD inside one of the laptops above for between $259-$349 during the height of the sale (and potentially well before then). We'd expect to see the majority of these machines at retailers like Dell and Walmart, with Best Buy and Amazon both lacking slightly in this price range last year (head to Currys and Argos in the UK).

If you're looking for something a little more substantial, it's worth noting that the Dell XPS tends to take the jump from elite ultrabook to mid-range level pricing in Black Friday laptop deals. This is a particularly competitive space, with retailers all pushing their flashier machines for new record low prices. That's why we expect the biggest value to be on laptops priced between $500 and $800 (£500-£800) this year; you'll likely find an Intel i7 processor in there, and, depending on the actual model you choose, potentially 8-16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD. 

The biggest savings will likely hit the premium end of the spectrum in this year's Black Friday laptop deals. This is the $1,000+ / £1,000+ machines that have plenty of wiggle room on their costs due to the sheer size of their price tag. We often see high-end configurations of the Dell XPS 13 in this category, but also mid-range MacBooks and starter Black Friday gaming laptop deals as well. This year we're expecting some of the biggest offers to land on M2 MacBook models, the Dell XPS 13, the Razer Blade 14, and the HP Spectre x360.


Of course, if you're after something a little more portable, be sure to check out the best Black Friday iPad deals we expect to see this year. On the other hand, those after a desktop could do well with this year's Black Friday gaming PC deals as well. We're also looking to Black Friday gaming monitor deals and Black Friday SSD deals for more computing tech as well.

Tabitha Baker
Managing Editor - Hardware

Managing Editor of Hardware at GamesRadar+, I originally landed in hardware at our sister site TechRadar before moving over to GamesRadar. In between, I've written for Tom’s Guide, Wireframe, The Indie Game Website and That Video Game Blog, covering everything from the PS5 launch to the Apple Pencil. Now, i'm focused on Nintendo Switch, gaming laptops (and the keyboards and mice that come with them), and tracking everything that suggests VR is about to take over our lives.

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