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Best Black Friday Laptop Deals 2018

November 13, 2018

9:14 am

Black Friday is one of the best times to pick up a new laptop. Whether it’s for the office, as a recreational tool, or both, you’ll be able to find some excellent bargains.

Shopping in the sales can be a stressful experience, but there are steps you can take to make sure the laptop you pick up is not only a great deal, but will also provide you with years of excellent service.

Black Friday deals are beginning to kick off already. We’ve picked out some of the best laptops currently to shop for in the Black Friday sales, and we’ll keep this guide updated throughout the Black Friday sales period to capture some of the best deals around.

Don’t know your Acers from your Zenbooks? See our guide to the Best Laptop Brands to help you choose

In This Guide:

Best Dell Laptop Black Friday Deals

Dell is a long established computing brand, offering a wide selection of models that appeal to all pockets. These range from the entry level Inspiron models to its more advanced XPS laptops.

Dell also has a range of laptops aimed at gamers, which it calls its G series.

Dell might not be that innovative, but it does manage to serve pretty much every laptop consumer – whatever your needs, chances are there’s a Dell model that fits.

Pros:

  • Fast 256 SSD
  • 8th generation i5 Intel Processor
  • Backlit keyboard for dim light

Cons:

  • Speakers underneath laptop
  • Only 2 USB 3.0 ports

Pros:

  • Light but powerful
  • Excellent battery life
  • Small bezel

Cons:

  • No HDMI port
  • Poor webcam location

Best Apple MacBook Black Friday Deals

Apple needs little introduction, and its ever popular MacBook range marries style and power.

One thing you can certainly say about Apple is that it isn’t for the budget conscious. The cheapest MacBook – 2018’s Air – starts at $1,199, and the prices only go up from there.

However, the company has built a well-earned reputation for its reliable hardware that lasts its users many years, and it has a following like no other laptop brand.

Not sure which Mac is best for you? See our guide, Which MacBook Should I Buy?

Pros:

  • Highly detailed Retina screen
  • Touch ID for secure login
  • Fast SSD storage
  • 8th gen i5 processor
  • 12 hours battery life

Cons:

  • More expensive than 2017’s model
  • Not as small and slim as the 12-inch MacBook

Pros:

  • 12-inch Retina display
  • Lightest and smallest MacBook
  • 10 hours battery life

Cons:

  • Not the most powerful MacBook
  • Storage is lacking

Best Lenovo Laptop Black Friday Deals

Lenovo is a Chinese manufacturer that continues to grow at an impressive rate. Purchasing the laptop arm of IBM in 2005 only cemented its place in the computing world, and it still makes some laptops that IBM made iconic, such as the ThinkPad.

Lenovo isn’t afraid to innovate, as shown by its early introduction of the Yoga range, a flexible lineup of tablets that blurs the line between laptop and tablet.

Pros:

  • Solid build
  • Vivid 14-inch screen
  • HDMI port

Cons:

  • Only 7 hours battery life
  • Speakers a little weak

Pros:

  • Large 15.6-inch HD display
  • HDMI port
  • 256GB fast solid state drive

Cons:

  • Lacks style
  • Heavy for a laptop

Best Asus Laptop Black Friday Deals

Asus is a Taiwanese brand, and has shown some innovation in recent years. Perhaps most notable is its ScreenPad, which replaces the touchpad of the ZenBook with a screen, similar to Apple’s TouchBar.

It has also been making a name for itself as a manufacturer of inexpensive Chromebooks.

The brand can be a good starting point for anyone looking for a good all-rounder laptop.

Pros:

  • Fast Chromebook
  • Screen rotates 360 degrees
  • Full-HD touchscreen

Cons:

  • Limited storage space
  • No HDMI port

Pros:

  • Lots of storage, with 1TB HDD and 128GB SSD
  • Plenty of ports
  • i5 Core Intel Processor

Cons:

  • Only 5 hours battery life

Pros

  • Powerful latest-generation Intel Core i7 processor
  • Big screen with a slim frame
  • Receive Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 with purchase

Cons

  • 256GB SSD hard drive is a bit small
  • Screen resolution is only 1080p

Best Acer Laptop Black Friday Deals

Acer, a Chinese company of over forty years, offers a compelling lineup of laptops that are competitively priced – especially its Aspire range.

As with Asus, it also offers a range of low-cost Chromebooks, which provide a full laptop experience outside of Windows and Mac for a couple of hundred bucks.

Acer also offers more expensive models alongside its entry-level laptops, all the way to dedicated gaming hardware.

Pros:

  • Small and inexpensive Chromebook
  • 12 hour battery
  • Large 15.6-inch screen

Cons:

  • Limited storage space

Pros:

  • 13.5 hours of battery life
  • Built-in DVD drive
  • 1TB hard drive

Cons:

  • i3 processor won’t suit those looking for power

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Jack is the Content Manager for Tech.co. He has been writing about a broad variety of technology subjects for over a decade, both in print and online, including laptops and tablets, gaming, and tech scams. As well as years of experience reviewing the latest tech devices, Jack has also conducted investigative research into a number of tech-related issues, including privacy and fraud.