The Black Friday sales season is here! The best deals are often not on Amazon. The prices shown below are the best available now, though you may need to buy quickly as some deals will sell out.
Don't pay full price for a new laptop when you can easily get a deal and save loads of money. And we're talking about some the latest models from the likes of Asus, Microsoft, Acer, HP and more.
November means Black Friday sales and some of the best deals of the year. Retails will go mad for them but don't forget to check out deals directly from manufacturers. We'll point you in the right direction below and remember some are plain discounts while others require a voucher or code - we'll let you know what they are.
Best laptop deals right now
You'll find some great laptop deals on sites including Amazon, Currys, and Argos. You can find a ton more good deals on all things tech on our main deals site. We do the shopping so you don't have to spend hours trawling for the best
1. Huawei MateBook 13 (2020)
Now: £499.99 (£200 off)
This hefty discount on the excellent Huawei MateBook 13 means it's now available for under £500. Also save £150 on the 512GB model, while both come with a free Bluetooth mouse.
2. Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (13.5in, i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)
Now: £929 (£340 off)
This huge Black Friday deal is the biggest we've seen on the Surface Laptop 3 since it launched, although it's been practically matched by Amazon. Combining the 10th-gen i5 processor with 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD makes this a great everyday laptop for most people.
3. Dell XPS 13 (late 2020, i5, 8GB, 512GB)
Now: £1,159 (£259.99 off)
Dell's big Black Friday sale includes a big saving on its flagship XPS 13 laptop. This latest model includes Intel's 11th-gen Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and a large 512GB SSD. Check out the full details here.
4. Acer Chromebook Spin 13
Now: £479.99 (£120 off)
As the name suggests, the Chromebook Spin 13 has a hybrid design thanks to a 360-degree hinge so you can use it in various modes. It' also features an aluminium chassis, all-day battery life and a Quad HD IPS display.
5. Asus Vivobook S14
Now: £699.97 (£201 off)
Get the four-star Vivobook S14 with latest 10th-gen Intel processors for top performance, a great keyboard and lots of useful ports. A bargain at under £700.
6. Dell Inspiron 15 3000
From: Currys PC World
Now: £479 (£120 off)
Need a cheap full-size laptop, well this Inspiron is under £500 but still comes with a powerful AMD Ryzen 5 processor and a 256GB SSD – plus get free next day delivery with code FREENEXTDAYDEL at checkout.
7. Razer Blade 15
Now: £1,349.99 (£450 off)
There's a huge 25% off this base model of the Razer Blade 15. It's the 2020 edition, too, getting you a 10th-gen Intel Core i7, RTX 2060 graphics card, a 144Hz display and a 512GB SSD.
8. HP Pavilion Gaming 15
Now: £999.97 (£150 off)
Brilliant specs for under £1,000, the Pavilion Gaming 15 has a 144Hz screen, 10th-gen Intel and an Nvidia RTX 2060. It also comes with a 12-month licence for BullGuard Internet Security and Marvel Avengers game.
9. Acer Swift 5
Now: £799.97 (£300 off)
We scored the Swift 5 an excellent 9/10 in our review and gave it the Tech Advisor Recommended award, and that's without factoring in a whopping £300 off. It's an excellent all-rounder laptop.
There's also £200 off this model at the Microsoft Store.
10. Dell Inspiron 14 5000
Now: £629.16 (£139.83 off)
Dell already has £19.99 off this 11th-gen Intel laptop and you can save a further 15% with code 'BLACK15'. It has a 14in screen on a 360-degree hinge, Intel Iris Xe Graphics and a 512GB SSD.
11. Lenovo Legion 5
From: Laptops Direct
Now: £899.97 (£100)
You won't find a gaming laptop with an Nvidia RTX 2060 much cheaper than this. And the Legion 5 also has a 144Hz screen, 10th-gen Intel processor and 256GB SSD. Performance on a budget is here.
12. Asus TUF F15
From: Laptops Direct
Now: £799.97 (£269 off)
13. Honor 16in MagicBook Pro laptop (16GB RAM/512GB Storage)
Now: £849.99 (With free Router 3, MagicWatch 2 or Magic Watch or Earbuds bundle)
14. Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15in
Now: £2,339 (Up to £260 off)
The Surface Laptop 3 is one of the best laptops around and Microsoft has discounts on every single 15in model with up to £260 off the most expensive SKU. Or you can save £120 on the entry-level option putting it at just £1,079.
15. Apple Back to School Sale
Now: Up to £280 off Mac, £80 off iPads, 20% off AppleCare+ (Includes free AirPods)
Pick up a student discount on an Apple Mac or iPad device – and a free pair of Apple AirPods while you're at it until 29 October.
16. Apple MacBook Pro 16
Now: £2,148 (£251 off)
Get 10% off the MacBook Pro 16, meaning a whopping £251 off. This model comes with high specs including a 9th-gen Intel Core i7, Retina display with True Tone technology, Touch Bar and AMD Radeon Pro 5300M graphics.
17. Acer Chromebook 14
Now: £229 (£20 off)
Cheaper than Acer's other Chromebooks, this model is also more easily portable with a 14in HD screen. It runs an Intel Celeron chip and has 32GB of solid-state storage, which sounds meagre but should be plenty given that you'll be interacting with its browser-based OS.
18. Huawei MateBook X Pro 2020
Now: £1,249.99 (£450 off)
With a staggering £450 discount, this high-end MateBook X Pro model has dropped to its lowest ever price. Comes with a free leather case and Bluetooth mouse, although the device itself is available for practically the same price at Amazon.
19. HP 13in Spectre x360 with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD
From: HP Store
Now: £1,049.99 (£150 off)
Get £150 off a Spectre x360 laptop from the HP Store.
20. Asus Chromebook C223NA
Now: £199 (£30.99 off)
With its 11.6in screen, this Chromebook is a bit of a bargain at under £200. Great if you just want to do basic tasks without breaking the bank.
What to look for in laptop deals
There are often decent savings on Microsoft’s Surface range at the moment, as the company is trying to shift older generation Intel models. The same is often true of other brands and a device that's only the previous generation is still new enough to buy and will still last many years.
Retailers like Currys PC World, John Lewis, Argos and AO almost always have plenty of deals on laptops. With the right offer, you’ll be able to pick up a half-decent machine for around £300 instead of £500, for example - not bad.
Acer has launched its Black Friday sale with up to £200 off laptops and up 50% off other products.
You might also see reductions on budget laptops but bear in mind that you are getting what you pay for here - they might be fine for web browsing and Netflix, but they'll be slow and unreliable for anything more challenging than that. That's especially true of Chromebooks, which pair low specs with a simple OS for wallet-friendly prices but a slightly more limited feature set.
Higher-ticket items like a Surface Pro or HP’s ultrabooks may still be expensive at around £800 or over a grand, but you might be able to save hundreds on the RRP. See our dedicated round-up of the best Microsoft Surface deals of the month.
Best Dell Black Friday Deals
Apple's MacBooks are a little trickier to get discounts on, as offers are rare, but you can often pick up a model that's a year or two old for less than the RRP (and still get great performance), and it's also always worth checking out Apple's official refurbished store.
Amazon usually has some of the biggest bargains. If you find that you’re missing out onAmazon’s Lightning deals, which run for just a few hours and offer limited stock, we'd recommend signing up for Amazon's 30 day free trialof Prime, which will get you access to deals 30 minutes before everyone else.
Plus, you'll get free next-day delivery with the Prime trial, as well as access to Prime Instant Video and more. Sign up for Prime now.
Laptop Buying Guides
Tech Advisor has loads of content to help you find your way around buying a laptop, including advice on peripherals and accessories. We've put all these articles in one place here.
If you want to know what the best laptops are, see our dedicated round up of the top devices, all expertly reviewed.
If you don't want to splash out too much on a premium machine, we also have a guide on the best budget laptops of the year. It goes through what to look out for in terms of screen, processor, software storage and memory and more.
While we're on the topic of budget, students may also want to see our article on the best laptops for students and for studying.
Another popular option now laptop-tablet hybrid. We've also compiled a guide on the best 2-in-1 laptops, full with our expert reviews. In terms of peripherals, we've also created guides on the best Solid State Drives (SSD) and the best USB PD Power Banks for Laptops.
When is Black Friday 2020 - should you wait for a better deal?
Black Friday will take place on Friday 27 November, immediately followed by Cyber Monday on 30 November. However, expect Black Friday deals throughout the whole of November as its no longer just a one-day event.
Traditionally the biggest sales event of the year, it may yet throw up some even greater tech deals - but with so much uncertainty around finance and retail, and no guarantees regarding what discounts we will see, we advise you not to wait: if you see a deal you like, on a product you need, and you can afford the outlay, buy it today.