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Best Black Friday Laptop Ads: Get a Mainstream Machine for $299!

Get the lowdown on the best ads we've seen thus for Black Friday laptop deals!
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Update: Black Friday deals are now live! We're rounding up the best laptop deals here, so make sure to bookmark the page and check back often throughout the week.

Best Black Friday Laptop Ads

Whether you're looking to upgrade your own machine or buy a loved one a laptop as a gift, Black Friday is an ideal time to find a great discount.

But while in the past we've seen continuous downward pricing trends, this year will be different. The prices, for the most part, won't be any lower than last year for comparable laptop types. However, you'll get better configurations for your buck, with more recent-generation processors and possibly more storage.

So far, we've only seen a handful of deals that approach our Black Friday predictions for bargain and mainstream laptops, as well as Chromebook machines. But there's still plenty of time before the big day, so check out our picks below and come back next week when we've updated this page.

  • NEW! HP Kaby Lake Core i3 15.6" Touch Laptop for $299 at Microsoft Store
    While this computer has a Core i3 processor instead of an i5 or i7, it's still a current-gen machine that comes with 8GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive. As such, it's right in line with our predictions for mainstream machine prices. At $299, it also $200 off list price, making it a great deal on a versatile laptop that's able to meet most people's needs.

  • NEW! HP Kaby Lake Core i7 17.3" 1080p Laptop from $849.99 at HP
    Looking to surprise a loved one with a new gaming rig (or upgrade your own)? HP will be dropping the price on its Omen laptop significantly for Black Friday. This deal is $250 less than the normal starting price for this machine. The standard configuration comes with a 17" 1080p display and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics.

  • Dell Celeron N3060 14" Laptop for $129.99 at Dell Home
    Dell will be dropping the price on this bargain machine by $100 for Black Friday. For your $130, you'll get only 2GB of RAM and a 32GB SSD, so this is best suited to shoppers who primarily use their computers to read email, access social media, and other light tasks.

  • Dell Kaby Lake Core M3 11.6" 2-in-1 Laptop for $299.99 at Dell Home
    Another $100 Black Friday price drop, this is the best price we've seen for this 2-in-1. It comes with 4GB of RAM and a 1TB HDD, so it's slightly less powerful than what we expected for mainstream machines at this price. Because it's a 2-in-1, you also get the flexibility of using it as a tablet.

  • Dell Kaby Lake Core i5 15.6" 1080p Laptop for $529.99 at Dell Small Business
    And yet another $100 drop, this dual-drive machine comes with 4GB of RAM and a 500GB HDD with a 128GB SSD. It also comes with a high-def, infinity edge display, making it a good choice for light graphics applications.

  • Samsung Celeron N3060 11.6" Chromebook for $99 at Best Buy
    Best Buy nearly cuts the price in half on this Samsung Chromebook, which matches our prediction for Chromebooks with 2GB of RAM and a 16GB SSD.

  • Dell Pentium N3710 11.6" 2-in-1 Laptop for $249.99 at Office Depot and OfficeMax
    At only $250, this is the best price we've ever seen for this laptop. Though it only has 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive, it's still below what we expected to see for mainstream machines. Plus, you get the flexibility afforded by a 2-in-1.

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Senior Staff Writer

Stephen has been writing for such national and regional publications as The Village Voice, Paste, The Agit Reader, and The Big Takeover for 20 years, and has been covering consumer electronics and technology for DealNews since 2013.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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