Black Friday laptop deals tend to dominate the holidays. Along with Black Friday TV sales, they're the bread and butter of most Black Friday deals. But what kind of MacBook deals and laptop deals can you expect this holiday season? And are any of those $99 Chromebook Black Friday deals you see on sale during the holidays worth your money?
To predict 2019's best Black Friday laptop deals, we're taking a look at some of last year's best laptop deals along with the best laptops sales we've seen in 2019. The good news is that you'll see plenty of Black Friday laptop deals in the coming weeks. Retailers will offer everything from Chromebook Black Friday deals to Surface Laptop 3 preorder discounts.
And in some cases, you don't have to wait too long to see good deals. This XPS 13 (7390) for example comes with a $100 Visa gift card and it's $122 off. Meanwhile, the 2019 MacBook Air (with TrueTone) is now $899.99, which is its lowest price ever. And Walmart already has the new iPads on sale for $30 off. Here's a look at what else you can expect from 2019's best Black Friday laptop deals.
Black Friday Laptop deals to watch out for
To date, the cheapest Black Friday laptop deal we've seen happened last year when Walmart slashed the Samsung Chromebook 3's price to just $99. The sale, which will likely resurface again this year, was brief and sold out within minutes.
However, shop with caution when you see a $99 laptop. (The Chromebook 3 is the exception because it's actually a good machine). These sub-$100 laptops tend to be underpowered and will have you yearning for a faster laptop within weeks.
If you're on a budget and want a cheap laptop you might be better off paying a bit more for a budget system we recommend. Take for instance, the Acer Aspire 5. It starts at $399 and packs a healthy spec sheet with a Core i3 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB SSD. It's one of the best laptops under $500. Spend a bit more, and you can get an Aspire 5 with Core i7, 8GB of RAM, and 512GB SSD for $529 currently on sale at Walmart.
Black Friday MacBook deals to watch for
When it comes to Apple deals, we expect the MacBook Air 2019 (with True Tone) to see some steep discounts on Black Friday. So far, it's dropped as low as $899. We predict it'll hit $849 at Best Buy or Amazon. (It's frequently on sale at Amazon for $999.99). It's likely that the previous model (non-True Tone edition) will hit $800, which would be an amazing deal. Keep in mind the main difference between both 2019 models is that the newer model has True Tone technology, whereas the other model doesn't. True Tone is a technology that adjusts the screen's color based on ambient lighting. (Much like the current iPhone's screen).
Apple's MacBook Pros are a different beast. These laptops never drop below $999. Expect to see the 2019 MacBook Pro 13-inch at this price. That said, the higher-end models will likely see discounts of up to $700 off. That's what we saw from Amazon and Best Buy during Prime Day.
There's a chance we may see a 16-inch MacBook Pro during the unconfirmed Apple October 2019 event, but that's still mostly a rumor.
Dell Black Friday laptop deals to watch for
The XPS 13 is one of the best laptops of 2019 and we expect to see sitewide XPS 13 and XPS 15 sales throughout Black Friday. Dell's XPS line up is a tad complicated, but here's what we're predicting.
XPS 13 (7390): The XPS 13 (7390) is the newest model in Dell's repertoire. It sports Intel's new 10th-gen CPUs. The base model starts at $999, but Dell dropped it to $881 earlier this week. Expect to see that price point (or lower) again in November.
XPS 13 (9380): Despite being the previous-gen XPS, the 9380 is an amazing system that provides more than enough power for the average user. The 9380 will likely drop to $899 or less this holiday season, a price we already saw back in August during Dell's back-to-school sale. There's a chance this system may cost more than the newer 7390. That's because the 9380 has a better base config that includes 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD, whereas the base 7390 sports 4GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD.
XPS 15 (7590): With its larger 15-inch screen, the XPS 15 rarely hits under $1,000. However, it hit an all-time price low of $912 during Labor Day. The model that went on sale packed a Core i5-9300H CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. If you see this config on sale again at or below $912 — buy it. It's an incredible steal.
On the gaming front, expect to see 10% to 15% off Alienware laptops. The most affordable Alienware laptop will likely include a GTX 1060 card and start at $912 — a price we saw during Dell's back-to-school sale.
Black Friday Laptop deals you can buy now
MacBook Air 13" 2019: was $1,099 now $899
Apple's 2019 MacBook Air packs a stunning 13.3" Retina display with True Tone technology. For a limited time, it's $99 off its normal retail price. The 256GB model is also $199 off.View Deal
Acer Nitro 5: was $829 now $679.99
The Acer Nitro 5 is a solid gaming laptop that won't destroy your budget. It packs a Core i5-9300H CPU, 8GB of RAM, 1TB HDD with 128GB SSD, and a GTX 1650 GPU. It's a solid laptop for casual gamers. View Deal
Lenovo ThinkPad P1: was $2,069 now $1,137
The ThinkPad P1 is a lightweight powerhouse. It packs a 2.5GHz Core i5-9400H CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. Coupon "THINKPADSALE" drops its price to $1,137.95. View Deal
HP Envy 13t: was $999 now $719.99 @ HP
The Envy 13t has MacBook killer written all over it. It sports a brand new 1.8GHz Core i7-8565U CPU, 1080p LCD, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. It offers style and excellent bang for your buck. View Deal
Surface Laptop 3 w/ Ryzen: Free $50 Best Buy eGift Card
The Surface Laptop 3 is Microsoft's take on the MacBook Air. It packs better hardware, offers better performance, and costs less. Best Buy is bundling a $50 eGiftd card with select models.View Deal
Acer Aspire 5 w/ 512GB SSD: was $529 now $419 @ Walmart
The Aspire 5 is a mainstream laptop that packs above-average specs, including a Core i5-8250U CPU and 512GB SSD. It's $110 off and one of the cheapest 512GB laptops we've seen. View Deal
MacBook Pro 13": was $1,799 now $1,399.99
This is the MacBook Pro for your everyday needs. It sports an 8th-gen Intel CPU, four Thunderbolt 3 ports, and a 256GB SSD. It comes with 3 months of Apple Music. It's now $400 off. View Deal
Black Friday 2019: Quick Links
- Black Friday Deals
- Black Friday TV Deals
- Xbox One X Black Friday Deals
- Black Friday Gaming Deals
- Nintendo Switch Black Friday Deals
- PS4 Black Friday Deals
- Best Buy Black Friday Deals
- Amazon Black Friday Deals
- Target Black Friday Deals
- Apple Watch Black Friday Deals
- Chromebook Black Friday Deals
- Beats Black Friday Deals
- Black Friday iPad Deals
- Walmart Black Friday Deals
- Black Friday Camera Deals
- AirPods Black Friday Deals