Best Black Friday laptop collage

UPDATE: Nov. 23, 2022, 6:15 p.m. EST This story has been updated with the latest Black Friday laptop deals. Here’s a brief overview:

Black Friday season is always a major moment for laptop deals — and 2022 is no different. As early as mid-October, well before the official holiday shopping celebration, retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and Target started dropping Black Friday deals. And sure enough, laptops were a major part of those deal drops.

While Microsoft and Dell still largely seem to be holding out on us, plenty of other big brands, including Apple, Samsung, ASUS, Lenovo, and Razer, are giving us a head start on holiday savings. Whether you’re looking to snag a laptop for someone on your list, or you need to upgrade your own setup, we’re compiling a list of the best deals on laptops as we inch closer to Black Friday.

What are the best Black Friday laptop deals (so far)?

That’s the million-dollar question, isn’t it? As you probably could’ve guessed, it’s panning out to be a huge year for Apple; we found some recent MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models at discounts way beyond the usual $100-off range.

If you’re more of a Windows or ChromeOS person, some big lines from each laptop brand are also seeing price cuts — think Lenovo IdeaPad, HP Spectre, and ASUS TUF, as well as Samsung Galaxy Books. There’s definitely something for everyone, and chances are you’ll be able to save a good amount on whatever laptop you’ve had your eyes on lately.

We’ll be updating this list regularly through the official Cyber Weekend, so check back often if you don’t already see what you’re looking for.

Note: All newly added deals are marked with a ✨, while deals with a strikeout were either sold out or no longer available at their sale price when we last looked. Anything marked with a 🔥 has dropped to an all-time low price.

Best MacBook deals

Our pick: 2021 Apple MacBook Pro (M1 Pro chip, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) 🔥
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$1,599 at Best Buy (save $400) + 4 months of Apple Music, 3 months of iCloud+, and 3 months of Apple TV+ for free

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Why we like it

Even the base model for the M1 Pro MacBook Pro is, as Mashable’s Joseph Volpe put it, “a glorious beast of a machine.” The downside? It’s crazy expensive, with a starting price of $1,999. While it’s primarily a video editing and graphics workstation, this $400 discount at Best Buy makes it more affordable for everyday laptop users. (At the time of writing, it’s sitting at $300 more at Amazon.) Released at the end of 2021, the 14-inch MacBook Pro uses the 70 percent faster M1 Pro silicon chip, includes an updated Liquid Retina XDR display, a 1080p FaceTime camera, a MagSafe power cable, more ports, and the return of physical function keys. It’s truly a powerhouse of a machine designed for creators.

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Best gaming laptop deals

Our pick: ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 (AMD Ryzen 9, AMD Radeon RX 6800S, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) 🔥
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$1,399 at Best Buy (save $500) + 6 months of Webroot Internet Security Plus with Antivirus and 1 month of Xbox Game Pass for free

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Why we like it

“The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 is one of the best AMD-powered gaming laptops you’re going to find, period,” Mashable’s Dylan Haas noted in the best gaming laptops roundup. Why? Thanks to its powerful AMD Ryzen 9 processor, hefty 1TB SSD, and beautifully vibrant display packed into a compact 14-inch device. It’s the definition of “small, but mighty” and with $500 off, this configuration is at its lowest price ever.

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Best Chromebook deals

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Our pick: Lenovo IdeaPad Chromebook 3 (Intel Celeron N4020, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC)
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$79 at Best Buy (save $60) + get 6 months of Webroot Internet Security Plus with Antivirus and 3 months of YouTube Premium for free

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Why we like it

It’s not every day you find a Chromebook for $79, but ahead of Black Friday, there are two on our list. This Lenovo IdeaPad Chromebook 3 is a compact powerhouse that’s secure, fast, and flexible with thousands of built-in apps, virus protection, and cloud backups. It’s a solid companion for on-the-go workers, students, and just about everyone else.

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Note: Discounts on Chromebooks that are convertible laptop/tablet hybrids can be found in the “Best 2-in-1 laptop deals” section (below).

Best 2-in-1 laptop deals

Our pick: ASUS Chromebook Flip C433 (Intel Core M3-8100Y, 8GB RAM, 64GB 3MMC)
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$179 at Best Buy (save $200) + get 6 months of Webroot Internet Security Plus with Antivirus and 3 months of YouTube Premium for free

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Why we like it

Less than $200 for a laptop that doubles as a tablet? Sign us up. ASUS’ 14-inch Chromebook Flip C433 is already at its Black Friday price at Best Buy, so there’s no reason not to snag it now. This model packs an Intel Core M3-8100Y processor, 8GB of RAM, and 64GB of eMMC storage, which is pretty powerful for a Chromebook — especially one at this price point. Its 14-inch four-sided NanoEdge display gives you the most screen area in the least physical space, while its two full-function reversible USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C ports, single USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A port, and microSD card slot give you plenty of options for connectivity and storage.

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Samsung laptop deals

Why we like it

It’s not all about MacBooks. The Samsung Galaxy Book2 Pro is a solid alternative to the similarly priced MacBook Pro, with a lightweight design, a speedy 12th-gen Intel Core i5 processor, a 21-hour battery life, USB-A, HDMI, Thunderbolt 4, and USB-C connections. Plus, its battery charges up to 40 percent in 30 minutes. At $749.99, it’s down to its lowest price ever at Amazon.

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