Black Friday laptop deals live: MacBooks, Chromebooks and more

Welcome to our live blog of the best Black Friday laptop deals we’ve found. Throughout the day (and over the weekend, leading up to Cyber Monday), we’ll be checking out retailers across the internet and highlighting the top sales on all manner of laptops, from high-end Ultrabooks and gaming laptops, to affordable budget notebooks and Chromebooks.

Buying a new laptop can be a stressful and confusing process at the best of times, but during Black Friday when deals are popping up all over the place, it can be even more hectic. It can be particularly difficult to tell the difference between what’s a good deal, and what isn’t.

To make things easier, we’re here to help. We’ll be highlighting only the best deals we think are worth buying, and we’ll give our expert buying advice and explain why these deals are so good, and what kind of use cases these laptops excel at.

The best Black Friday laptop deals in the US

The best Black Friday laptop deals in the UK

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Matt Hanson

Matt is managing editor of TechRadar’s Core Tech division, covering laptops, PCs, smartphones and more. He’s been covering Black Friday sales for years, so knows a good laptop deal when he sees one. If you have any questions, contact him on Twitter and he’ll try to help.

Welcome to our live blog, where we’ll be highlighting the very best Black Friday laptop deals as they pop up across the internet. As you may expect, laptop deals have been coming in thick and fast, and I’ll be highlighting the best deals as they appear.

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If you want a big list of all the best laptop deals on Black Friday, we have a comprehensive guide, but this live blog will be used to surface some truly exciting laptop deals as I find them.

I’ll also go into depth about what makes these laptop deals so good.

Let’s start with the very cheapest laptop you can buy in the UK on Black Friday (that’s actually worth buying: the Asus C204MA Chromebook, which is just £119.99 at Amazon.

This is a brilliant little laptop for kids and students, or anyone who wants a second laptop without spending a fortune. It’s not powerful, but it runs Chrome OS well (the operating system, which is based on Google’s Chrome web browser).

For day to day tasks, like browsing the web or typing up documents (such as home work), then you’re not going to find a better laptop at this ultra-low price.

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Want a cheap Windows 11 laptop in the UK for Black Friday? Of course you do! In my book, this is the best value Windows 11 laptop on sale: the Acer Aspire 3, which is £349 at Currys.

While the CPU isn’t that great, it’s a 10th gen Intel Core i3, it’s not awful for this price, and the 256GB SSD is a bit on the small side. However, it comes with 8GB of RAM, which I think is the minimum you want to run Windows 11 smoothly. Many cheap Windows 11 laptop deals on Black Friday come with 4GB of RAM, so keep an eye out for that, as it’ll lead to a slow and annoying laptop that will make you feel you’ve wasted your money, even if you haven’t spent much.

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