These Black Friday laptop deals are worth a look
Black Friday sales have extended into a week-long sale event over at Amazon, but now that the real Black Friday is here, here are the best deals on laptops that we could found.
We start off with deals in the UK and Germany, but you will find the US-specific laptop deals further down.
We are looking at computers with some of the latest and greatest hardware, including Intel’s 12th gen and AMD’s 6000 series processors, but also slightly older hardware, which is now heavily discounted. There are also some very powerful gaming laptops, too.
Keep in mind that these aren’t all the deals you can find, just the ones we deem more reasonable and worth it. Also, keep in mind that the deals are correct as of the time of publishing; the devices may go out of stock quickly.
The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is arguably the best 14-inch (16:10, no less) gaming laptop around, and now with AMD’s 6000 series processors and GPUs, it’s a cohesive gaming beast. It’s also priced reasonably in the UK, too.
The Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 is an Intel 12th gen-powered 16-inch gaming laptop with a 500-nit 2560x1600px display (again, 16:10), huge keyboard, and even huger trackpad. You’ll get a deal on it not only in Germany but also in the UK, as well.
And if you want to go even bigger, the Asus ROG Strix 17 packs a bigger (if not as bright) 17.3-inch display and a faster gaming card. You have a choice of last year’s Ryzen processor and NVIDIA 3070 GPU or this year’s Ryzen 6000 processors and the RTX 3080.
The Asus Vivobook 15 is a great all-around 15-inch laptop at a dirt-cheap price.
You can also go for the Asus ZenBook Flip S13 UX371EA – a 2-in-1 that brings last year’s i7-1165G7 processor and a 4K 13.3-inch touchscreen.
The Asus Zenbook 14X OLED UX5401EA, on the other hand, is an affordable 14-inch OLED laptop with an 11th-gen i5 processor.
The Huawei MateBook 16S is a great offer for someone looking for a 16-inch laptop with the latest i7 processor. The CPU is paired with 16GB of RAM, and 1TB of storage.
The MateBook D16 is again a 16-incher with the same processor but a watered-down display and build. However, that also makes it more affordable.
In the UK, the MateBook D16 is available with a discount as well. You can also choose the MateBook D15, for a really cheap 15-inch laptop, and the D14 – a premium 14-incher with a reasonable price.
Apple’s laptops don’t usually get discounted a lot, but there are still interesting offers. The MacBook Pro 14 is -15% in Germany and -9% in the UK. Though at this point, it would probably be better to wait for the M2 MacBook Pro 14, which will at least drive the price of the current model down.
The latest MacBook Air 2022 is a good find both in Germany and the UK, with 11% and 9% discounts in both stores. However, there are even better savings to be made with the older generation MacBook Pro and Air with an M1 processor. We found a few, but they got sold out before we could publish this article. Keep an eye out in case new stock comes up for sale.
Lenovo, MSI, Samsung, Razer and LG
There aren’t many offers by Lenovo, it seems, but we found this sweet deal on the Legion 5 Pro. It’s not cheap, but it’s probably the cheapest RTX 3070 with AMD’s 6000 series processor you can find.
The Samsung Galaxy Book2 is reasonably-affordable in Germany. MSI has a great gaming laptop for both the UK and Germany. The MSI Crosshair 15 packs Intel’s latest i7, an RTX 3060 and a maxed-out drive in the UK, while in Germany, the MSI Katana GF66 packs an RTX 3070 for the lowest price we could find.
Razer’s Book 13 has last year’s Intel processor but is still premium and full-featured in 2022.
The Razer Blade 17 Pro, on the other hand, is expensive but has a 360Hz-ready 17.3-inch display.
Finally, an LG Gram 16 in the UK is reasonably-priced and fully-packed with features.
US-specific laptop deals
And here are some great laptop deals from across the pond. Stateside, you have some strong gaming discounts. If you want an all-out content creation and gaming beast, the MSI Creator 15 has an RTX 3080, 16GB of RAM, and a DCI-P3 100%-rated 4K OLED display. It’s discounted by 30%.
If you want to game on the absolute cheapest, the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 brings the latest Ryzen 6600H, a 15.6-inch 120Hz display, and an RTX 3050 for just $550 – that’s down by a whopping $350.
The LG Gram 2022 with a 16-inch display and the 12th gen Intel i7-1260P processor is down by $450, pretty good deal. And finally, both the 13.3-inch and 15.6-inch Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 are on sale from Samsung US. Both pack a 1080p Super AMOLED touchscreen, an S Pen, and AKG-tuned speakers.