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Actual Black Friday deals are here! AO.com has started its round of tech price cuts early

Actual Black Friday deals are here! AO.com has started its round of tech price cuts early
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Great news! AO.com's Black Friday deals area already here! With the launch from the online tech retailer, we can basically say the sales event of the year is a goer now. However, we aren't getting too excited as while there are price cuts at AO, from a gaming perspective, there's slim pickings thus far. We've picked out a few below though that you should consider, and if you're someone who is just ready and willing to pull the trigger and avoid the madness of a couple of weeks' time then you might be able to just hit the go button right now. 

For example, if you've been eyeing up the in desperate need of a an All-Digital Xbox One S as a good second console or one to enjoy the Xbox Game Pass with, then you can get one from AO.com with FIFA 20 for a price of £269. We've seen All-Digital Xbox consoles for less than £200, so er, maybe save your money for now. Elsewhere, some highlights are on budget and entry-level gaming. If you're looking for a cheap laptop deal that'll get you a machine that's great for everyday use and that will be a competent gaming laptop (on lower graphical settings) then you could bag this ASUS Tuf FX505DT laptop for £719 (saving you £80) that comes with a GTX 1650 graphics card, or to pinch the pennies a bit further still, this ASUS Tuf FX705 gaming laptop that comes with a Radeon RX560X but with a larger 17.3-inch screen for £599 (a saving of £150) could serve you well too.

While these aren't blow-your-socks-off Black Friday offerings, they mark the starter's gun on the even that will be the Black Friday game deals in their entirety.

Xbox One S All Digital Edition + FIFA 20 | £269 at AO.com
A great machine to gobble up the games with an Xbox game pass and go physical media-less. Not entirely sure about that price, though.View Deal

ASUS TUF FX505DT | 15.6-inch | Ryzen 5 3550H CPU | GTX 1650 GPU | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD | £719 at AO.com (save £80)
A pretty good deal on a competent gaming laptop from ASUS. It won't win any mega-powerful awards but it'll have you covered for moderate gaming.View Deal

Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42 gaming laptop | 15.6-inch | AMD Ryzen 5 2500U CPU | Radeon RX 500 GPU | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD | £499 at AO.com (save £200)
A great saving on a small but punchy gaming laptop model from Acer that will serve you well day-to-day and for mild gaming.View Deal

However, if you're holding out to see if prices really get smashed up and slashed on some premium models and tech, fair enough. Our hub for the upcoming Black Friday gaming PC deals will cover all things PC in the sales, and for Xboxs, make sure to keep up to date with the Xbox One X Black Friday deals.

Remember that there are portable powerhouses out there in the shape of the best gaming laptops. Check them out to see how the above models compare.

I'm one of the UK Staff Writers for the Central Hardware Team, and I take care of a whole host of buying guides, gaming tech reviews, news and deals content that pops up across GamesRadar+. I'm also a qualified landscape and garden designer so do that in my spare time, and lean on it to write about games' landscapes and environments too.