Sat. Nov 27th, 2021
Best Black Friday 2021 laptop deals

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2021, our list of ideas, by topic, by recipient and by price, to help you discover the perfect gift.

As we get closer to Black Friday, more big discounts on laptops are popping up. You’re sure to find some unbelievable doorbuster deals that might draw you in, but most that we’ve seen so far you should probably pass on. Instead, we’re looking for big Black Friday price breaks on laptops that you’ll want to use for years to come. 

Right now, you’ll be able to save hundreds on Windows laptops like Lenovo’s premium Yoga 9i two-in-one convertible that’s $400 off, and you can save a whopping $500 on Samsung’s sleek Galaxy Pro 360 convertible. You can also get a steep discount on older Intel-based MacBook Pros — $500 or $600 depending on the model — and the MacBook Air M1 is $150 off. However, if you’re looking for Apple’s latest M1 MacBook Pros for less, the deals aren’t quite as good — $50 off the 16-inch MacBook Pro is the best we’re seeing at the moment. 

We’ve rounded up the best laptop deals from Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart as well as a couple direct from the manufacturers. If you’re due for a laptop upgrade, check out these deals, which are regularly updated as sales expire and new deals emerge.

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We often call the MacBook Air the most universally useful laptop you can buy. The latest version swaps out Intel CPUs with Apple’s own M1 chip, but it’ll be a transparent transition for most. After all, MacBook Air users are usually looking for a sleek, reasonably priced machine that just works. The system is also finally truly fanless, replacing the cooling fans with an aluminum heat spreader inside, as well as taking advantage of the highly efficient M1 chip. For a base price of $999, and often on sale for at least $100 less, it’s a great value, considering these tank-like laptops can last for years. Right now, though, you can get it or the 512GB version for $150 off.


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Dell’s top-end Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 convertible boasts an all-aluminum chassis that’s thinner, lighter and sturdier than the midrange Inspiron 5000, which features metal lids and keyboard decks but flimsy plastic bottom panels. This 13.3-inch model is discounted by $200 and supplies an AMD Ryzen 7 5700U CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. The 13.3-inch touchscreen features full HD resolution and can rotate 360 degrees into tablet mode.


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The GF63 has been around for years but MSI keeps it fresh with updated components. It’s a reliably good entry-level gaming laptop, perfect for someone who is just getting started in PC gaming. With this model from Walmart you get a 10th-gen Intel Core i5-10300H, Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1650 MaxQ discrete graphics, 8GB DDR4 memory, and a 256GB NVMe SSD matched with a 15.6-inch full-HD display. And you’ll be able to open it up and increase memory and storage down the road if your gaming needs outgrow this configuration.  

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