Laptop deals are almost as popular for Black Friday as TVs, and 2018 has plenty to offer. Check out our top picks for the best Black Friday Windows laptop ads in 2018 below.
Best Black Friday Windows Laptop Ads 2018
Microsoft Surface Pro for $599 at Best Buy
Why Buy It: Any Surface Pro discount is good
Best Buy's ad originally listed this item as the Surface Pro 6, which would have been an incredible deal at $600. Sadly, that was a mistake. However, this ad for the 2017 model still merits a mention, as any discount on the Surface Pro line is noteworthy.
HP Stream 11 Notebook for $159 at Walmart
Why Buy It: Great price on a bargain laptop
Seeking a super-affordable laptop for just the basics? This 12" HP notebook is perfect for handling email or simple Office tasks, and it'll suit any budget at $160.
HP AMD Ryzen 3 Quad 17" Touch Laptop Bundle from $569.97 at HP
Why Buy It: Save over $100 on the computer alone
Your giftee will have everything they need with this bundle. It's $100 cheaper than the computer alone, but it also comes with a case and a wireless mouse.
Free Star Wars Jedi Challenges VR Set with Lenovo Yoga C930 Laptop Purchase at Lenovo
Why Buy It: Perfect package for both work and play
This combo offers the chance the be productive with the C930 laptop, but then you can blow off steam with the VR set. Train as a Jedi, play Holochess, and even try your hand at strategic combat.
Microsoft Surface Pro 6 i5 Laptop & Keyboard Bundle + $20 Newegg Gift Card for $799.99 at Newegg
Why Buy It: Great price on the Pro 6 laptop
The laptop itself is normally over $1,000, so this price is already great. Consider that it also includes a keyboard and a $20 gift card, and it's downright awesome.
NOTE: The information below was assembled before the Black Friday ads came out. Please refer to the ads above before making any shopping plans.
Black Friday Windows Laptop Deal Predictions
- Doorbuster laptops (with basic specs) will start at $100
- Most bargain laptops will be priced from $229
- Expect gaming laptops to start at $1,000
When you're looking for PC deals, don't just check big retailers like Best Buy. Sometimes you have to go to the source! Laptop manufacturers have historically run great deals for Black Friday.
Last year, Lenovo took up to 25% off during its sale. And Microsoft offered some of the best deals we'd seen on Dell laptops, including a 13" touchscreen with a then-current Intel Core i7 processor at an all-time best price.
This Black Friday, you'll find doorbuster laptops (with minimalist specs) priced from around $100. Cheaper machines (with current-gen specs) will be a bargain in general, with prices from around $229. However, most midtier laptops will be priced from $530. Last year, Dell Small Business offered a machine with a current-gen Intel Core i5 processor and an HD infinity-edge display at this price.
If you're looking for straight percent-off sales, look to the high-performance machines. More expensive, high-margin Windows laptops have the best chance of seeing significant discounts. We'll see gaming laptops — like Dell's Alienware line — get at least a $300 discount, matching last year's offerings.
Staples also had a good variety of laptop deals last year, and we expect it to repeat that trend in 2018. Dell's site will likely also offer significant discounts on refurbished laptops, but do your homework. Refurb deals are available year-round, and Black Friday refurb prices may not be the best you can get.
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