Laptop sales are perhaps the most iconic Black Friday deals to take advantage of. If you've been holding out on upgrading for a few years, you'll be pleased to know retailers have slashed prices on the best laptops and best MacBooks.
Now, I appreciate not everyone has MacBook money to burn (or would rather keep it locked to ChromeOS or Windows) which is why I've picked a range of deals suitable for different budgets and tastes.
Before we get to the deals, we'll point out that these discounts can turn on a dime due to stock levels and demand over the course of the day. We'll keep this page updated regularly with the best new deals we see come through from the big retailers. By that same token, if you see a deal now that's right for you, it's best to move fast before it's gone.
Black Friday laptop deals — Quick links
- Samsung Chromebook 4: was $224 now $151 @ Amazon
- HP Chromebook 14: was $339 now $230 @ Amazon
- HP Pavilion 15 Laptop: was $944 now $819 @ Amazon
- Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus: was $929 now $599 @ Best Buy
- MacBook Air 13.3" (M1/256GB): was $999 now $749 @ Amazon
Black Friday laptop deals — Top picks
Samsung Chromebook 4: was $224 now $156 @ Amazon
This Samsung Chromebook 4 has dropped to $170. This budget-friendly machine comes complete with an 11.6-inch display. This model has 4GB of RAM, a 32GB hard drive, 2 USB ports, gigabit Wi-Fi, and 12.5 hours of battery life. Perfect if you need a lightweight, functional machine for a low price.
Acer Chromebook Spin 311 11.6": was $289 now $230 @ Amazon
One of the more popular mid-range Chromebooks, Acer's Chromebook Spin 311 is on sale at Amazon. This convertible is rated for up to 10 hours of battery life. It also features a touchscreen, a necessity for laptops with its 360-degree hinge.
HP Chromebook 14: was $339 now $230 @ Amazon
The HP Chromebook 14 has a 14-inch full HD (1920 x 1080) display, an Intel Celeron Processor, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of eMMC storage. The notebook also has a 720p webcam and an estimated 12 hours of battery life.
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i Chromebook: was $499 now $379 @ Best Buy
This Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i Chromebook is a little more expensive than some of the picks above, but it comes with additional power thanks to an Intel i3 processor, Intel UHD Graphics and 8GB of RAM. It also packs a 128GB SSD, and can be flipped into a tablet-style device.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus: was $929 now $599 @ Best Buy
Keyboard Included! This 2-in-1 device can function as both a laptop and a tablet. It packs an Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD for storage. It's great for working on the go, and can even run a few simple games. This deal comes with the essential type cover included, but if you want an S-Pen you'll need to buy that separately.
HP Pavilion 15 Laptop: was $949 now $814 @ Amazon
The HP Pavilion 15 laptop is an excellent machine for working and everyday tasks. It packs an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. It's also great for watching videos and streaming thanks to its Full HD IPS micro-edge display. Plus, it sports a solid eight hours of battery life and can be charged to 50% within just 45 minutes.
ASUS TUF A16: was $1,099 now $749 @ Best Buy
This Asus laptop is a solid first gaming laptop for newcomers to PC gaming. It's not the most powerful model on this list but comes with an AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS CPU, Radeon RX7600S V8G GPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. It's also got a 16-inch display with a 165Hz refresh rate. Don't expect to play the latest games at high settings, but it's a smart pick for more moderate gaming needs.
Acer Nitro 5: was $949 now $679 @ Best Buy
This entry-level Acer gaming laptop has dropped to $769 in Best Buy's early Black Friday deals. It's 15.6-inch FHD display with 144Hz refresh rate is very solid, and it comes with an Intel Core i5-12450H processor paired with a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics cards. It's also got 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD for storage. It's far from the most powerful laptop around but it's a good pick if you're shopping on tighter budget.
HP Omen 16: was $1,399 now $999 @ Best Buy
This HP Omen 16 gaming laptop has been sliced a massive $400 off at Best Buy. You're getting plenty of bang for your buck here with a 16.1-inch 144Hz display, Intel Core i7 CPU, Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 GPU, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. Its design is also pleasantly simplistic which makes it an ideal option if you're looking for a gaming laptop that can also double as a work device.
Galaxy Book 3 360: was $1,549 now $999 @ Best Buy
The Samsung Galaxy Book 3 360 is a capable 2-in-1 convertible laptop with a commanding price tag. However, this early Black Friday deal knocks it down to a more affordable price point. The config on sale comes with a 15.6-inch 1920 x 1080 AMOLED touch display, Core i7-1360P CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD. This 2-in-1 is S Pen compatible. (Pen not included).
Dell XPS 15: was $1,999 now $1,499 @ Dell
We named the Dell XPS 15 one of the best laptops you can buy. It's svelte and powerful enough for day-to-day work, with thin bezels that help the display shine. It's also packed to the gills with raw horsepower. The config on sale features a 15.6-inch 1920 x 1200 LCD, Intel Core i7-13700H CPU, 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and a Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 GPU. This early Black Friday deal is one of the biggest discounts we've seen for this machine.
Alienware m18: was $2,499 now $1,849 @ Dell
Currently $650 off, this beast of an Alienware packs real grunt under the hood. While the outlay is significant, I love the specs this particular config of the Alienware m18 boasts. An impressive 12-core AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX is paired with an Nvidia RTX 4070, which is quite the knockout combo components-wise for a gaming laptop. It also boasts 32GB of DDR5 RAM, 1TB of NVMe SSD storage and a mighty 18-inch FHD screen (1920 x 1200) that can reach a ludicrous 480Hz with a response time of 3ms. If you're into competitive shooters, the m18 is a brilliant choice for your next gaming laptop.
14-inch MacBook Pro (M3): was $1,599 now $1,449 @ Best Buy
Editor's Choice! The new standard M3 MacBook Pro is up to 60% faster than the 13-inch MacBook Pro (M1) in key tasks like Final Cut Pro. If you upgrade to the M3 Pro or M3 Pro Max chipset, you get to snag this laptop in a stunning new Space Black finish with 18GB or 36GB of RAM, respectively. The base model features a 14.2-inch 3024 x 1964 Retina display, Apple M3 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD.
MacBook Air 13.3" (M1/256GB): was $999 now $749 @ Amazon
The MacBook Air offers fantastic performance thanks to its Apple Silicon. The M1 CPU also helped it reach over 14 hours on our battery test. It features a 13.3-inch Retina display, Apple M1 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. It's no longer Apple's latest laptop, but it's still amazing value.
MacBook Air 15.3" (M2/256GB): was $1,299 now $1,049 @ Amazon
Apple's biggest MacBook Air features a 15.3-inch Liquid Retina display (2880 x 1864), Apple's M2 chip w/ 10-core GPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of SSD storage, a 1080p FaceTime camera, four-speaker system with Spatial Audio, and MagSafe charging. In our MacBook Air 15 review, we called the Editor's Choice laptop a super-sized version of the 13-inch model, with excellent performance, epic battery life and a stunning display.
Price check: $1,049 @ Best Buy | $1,099 @ B&H Photo
MacBook Air 13" (M2/256GB): was $1,199 now $949 @ Best Buy
Lowest Price! The latest MacBook Air M2 boasts a load of new features. It includes a larger 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display (2560 x 1664), Apple's new M2 w/ 8-core GPU, 8GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, 1080p FaceTime camera, four-speaker system with Spatial Audio and MagSafe charging. In our MacBook Air M2 review, we called the Editor's Choice laptop an unbeatable combo of performance, design, and battery life. It's now at its lowest price ever.
MacBook Pro 14.2" (M2 Pro/512GB): was $1,999 now $1,599 @ B&H Photo
The 2023 MacBook Pro 14-inch packs Apple's new M2 Pro silicon, which outperforms most of today's flagship laptops. In our MacBook Pro 14-inch 2023 review, we called it the perfect laptop for creative pros. It offers an incredible battery life of over 14 hours. This model includes a 14.2-inch Liquid Retina XDR display (3024 x 1964), M2 Pro 10-core CPU w/ 16-core GPU), 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD.