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Laptops are some of the priciest gadgets on the market, but that just means the deals are all the more appealing for Black Friday 2021. Major retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart and more are offering price cuts on several top-rated ultrabooks, 2-in-1s and gaming laptops.
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Even though Black Friday has passed, you can still find deals on some of the best laptops in the business, including the 2020 Apple MacBook Air, which is on sale at Best Buy for $100 off. This is one of our favorite laptops thanks to the M1 processor that is 60% more powerful than the previous Intel chip. We were also wowed by the MacBook Air's long battery life and super-smooth trackpad.
Gamers can trade up to the HP Pavilion gaming laptop on sale at HP for $649.99 from its $799.99 list price ($150 off). It features a high-performance AMD processor and advanced graphics, along with a dual-fan system designed to keep the laptop cool for extended gaming sessions.
Check out all of the best laptops on sale for Black Friday and get all the essential info on how to shop for these tech essentials during this wild shopping season.
The best deals on laptops for Black Friday 2021
Best Buy laptop deals
Dell laptop deals
HP laptop deals
Walmart laptop deals
Is Black Friday a good time to buy a laptop?
Yes, but laptop deals could be less numerous in general this year. Joanna Nelius, Reviewed's senior electronics editor, pointed out that there's currently an ongoing shortage of in-demand computer chips worldwide, impacting the supply and prices of various laptops.
Still, Nelius said the likes of Apple, Dell, HP, Samsung and more have deals on laptops every year. Nelius suggested that PC gamers, in particular, should keep an eye on Cyber Monday (on Monday, November 29) deals for the best savings on gaming laptops, while those simply looking for a new computer might find better deals on Chromebooks during both Black Friday (on November 26) and Cyber Monday.
What are the best laptops to buy?
It depends on what you're looking for. While the Macbook Air was our top choice for best overall laptop, we've also ranked laptops from HP and ASUS as top of the line. We can also recommend a variety of Chromebooks, with our pick for the best choices from Lenovo, Acer and Google.
If you're on a budget, the Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook is down to $329.30 right now. We're fans of its stellar build quality, which rivals that of laptops twice its price, and snappy performance. Its battery life can be middling, but it's still an excellent value.
If you've got a student to shop for who's also a Windows fan, the HP Spectre x360 laptop for $829.99 is a great gift this holiday season. As one of our favorite laptops for students, the Spectre impressed us with its nine-hour battery life and wide screen. Though not as fast as the latest Macbooks, the Spectre still offers speedy performance for office work, light video editing and even gaming.
Who has deals on laptops for Black Friday?
Retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Walmart and more feature laptops as part of their massive Black Friday deals. Meanwhile, brands like Dell, HP, Microsoft and more are also ringing in the holidays with deals and bundle opportunities this season.
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Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.
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