Black Friday is coming up fast and we’re already spotting some early Black Friday deals emerge. This includes some fantastic laptop deals with big savings to be enjoyed when you buy early and beat the rush. Whether you’re looking for a super cheap Chromebook or a gaming rig, there’s something here for you. Let’s take a look at what’s out there right now.
HP is one of the best laptop brands around so while you shouldn’t expect great performance from the HP Stream 14, you can count on a more reliable experience than from a lesser brand. The laptop has an Intel Celeron N4020 processor, 4GB of memory, and 64GB of eMMC storage. It runs Windows 11 in S mode and also has a year’s worth of Office 365 to help you with typing up documents and other office work. To make it more eye-catching, it’s available in either blue or pink so it feels more personal to you.
For a Chromebook with some great flexibility, consider the HP Chromebook X360. It won’t beat the best Chromebooks for speed but it’s pretty good at providing you with plenty of options thanks to having a 2-in-1 14-inch touchscreen so you can use it as either a tablet or as a regular laptop. It has an Intel Celeron N4020 processor, 4GB of memory and 64GB of eMMC storage. It offers over 13 hours of battery life while other useful extras include a HP Wide Vision webcam and Google Assistant support.
The HP 17-inch laptop offers all the basics with the advantage of a 17-inch HD screen for those who need more screen space to work with. It has an AMD Athlon Gold processor, along with 8GB of memory and 128GB of SSD storage. It runs Windows 11 Home so it’s ideal if you need a Windows-based system for less. It’s also comfortable to use thanks to its lift-hinge design and an enlarged clickpad with both making it easier to use for extended periods of time.
One of the best laptops around, the Dell XPS 13 is a reliable option for the majority of users looking for something to be productive on the move with. This model has a 12th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of memory and 256GB of SSD storage. Alongside that, it has a 13.4-inch full HD+ screen with anti-glare properties, 500 nits of brightness, and a resolution of 1920 x 1200. It’s Dell’s thinnest and lightest 13-inch XPS yet but still packs in up to 12 hours of battery life. Thanks to that, it’s ideal for taking out and about with you.
Dell makes some of the best gaming laptops with the Dell G16 gaming laptop standing out. This model has a 12th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of memory and 512GB of SSD storage. For the graphics card, there’s an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti which may be stretched for the most demanding of games but is still pretty respectable for this price. It’s paired with a great looking 16-inch QHD screen with 165Hz refresh rate and 2560 x 1600 resolution. Designed so that the whole laptop fits into the shell of a 15-inch laptop, it’s a more portable gaming system than you’d expect.
One of the best MacBooks you can buy, the Apple MacBook Air with M2 chip is highly portable but also powerful too. It packs the latest M2 processor along with 8GB of memory and 256GB of SSD storage. Its 13.6-inch Liquid Retina display looks great with support for one billion colors, P3 wide color, and over 500 nits of brightness. There’s also up to 18 hours of battery life so this laptop will keep going all day long.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 11 has a 13th-generation Intel Core i5 processor paired up with 16GB of memory and 256GB of SSD storage. A 14-inch WUXGA screen offers 400 nits of brightness, 1920 x 1200 resolution, and 100% sRGB, while above it is a 1080P full HD RGB web cam. For added security, the backlit keyboard has a fingerprint reader built-in to save you needing to enter passwords manually. Designed with work in mind, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 11 is lightweight yet robust having been tested against MIL-STD 810H standards and passing more than 200 quality checks.