Black Friday is only a few months away which means the biggest tech sales of the season are almost upon us — including big savings on laptops. After a busy year jam-packed with hot new releases from Dell, Apple, and HP, now is the time to start giving serious thought to your holiday gift-shopping plans and personal wish lists. If you’re a Black Friday and Cyber Monday bargain hunter, then we’re pleased to report that we expect there to be a ton of great Black Friday laptop deals coming your way. Keep checking this page regularly to see which new Black Friday laptop deals go live and you’ll be sure to find a product that will make the perfect Christmas gift for you or your loved one.
What Black Friday laptop deals to expect in 2020
Black Friday isn’t for another few months but it’s never too early to start speculating about the best deals. This year we can expect to see everything from MacBooks to Chromebooks to certain 2-in1 devices, and gaming laptops all on sale. The best sales you want to look out for will be on devices like the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 — which was also heavily discounted for Labor Day and the latest Apple MacBook Air which was just released this year. A number of Chromebooks should also be seeing big discounts including many Samsung 2-in-1 Chromebooks, Lenovo Chromebooks, Acer Touch Chromebooks, and a couple of Asus Chromebooks as well. There’ll also be tons of stylish Ultrabooks on sale like the Lenovo IdeaPad, HP Spectre, HP Pro c640, and the Dell XPS 13. Gaming laptops like the Alienware M15 and Razer Blade 15 will also see discounts anywhere between $200-$300 minimum, maybe even more.
What Black Friday laptop deals we saw last year
Our biggest sale last year was on the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Gen 2 which saw $1000 off. We also saw over $100 off on the 16-inch MacBook Pro and we’re hoping that this year we’ll see close to $300 off on the same device. The Surface Pro 7 bundle with the Type keyboard was also priced at only $649 — $230 off of its usual price. Other notable deals included the latest MacBook Air being discounted up to $200 off and the HP Pavillion 15 discounted for $500. Popular gaming laptops like the Lenovo Legion Gaming Laptop and the Asus ROG Strix also saw major discounts amounting anywhere between $500-$1000 off.
Should you buy a new laptop on Prime Day or Black Friday?
Prime Day and Black Friday are only a month apart from each other this year. After being bumped from its usual summer spot, Prime Day was rescheduled to take place from October 13 through October 14 this year. Though this means that fall will be an action-packed season for sales it brings a couple of concerns into view. Firstly, there’s a big possibility that popular products like Chromebooks and MacBooks which will inevitably run out of stock during Prime Day might not see a sufficient restock in time for Black Friday or even Cyber Monday. There are also more shoppers to compete with during Black Friday as sales aren’t exclusive to Prime members. This means that if you’re looking to get the bulk of your shopping done during Black Friday, your products will see significant delays with a strong possibility that some of those products might not even arrive in time for Christmas. The one thing we do expect is that prices won’t vary much for any big tech gadgets between Prime Day and Black Friday so it’s no problem if you feel like getting your holiday shopping done earlier this year. The best advice we can give you is to take advantage of Prime Day sales and if you do decide to wait till late November make sure to keep a close eye on all the best Black Friday laptop sales right here so you don’t miss out on a sale you really want.
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