Black Friday laptop sales 2021: what to expect this year

If you're looking for the best Black Friday laptop sales then here's where you need to shop

Black Friday laptop sales 2021
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Black Friday is one of the absolute best times of year to shop for a new laptop. Retailers cut large amounts off the current year's stock in preparation for the new year's new products, and that means some incredible bargains can be bagged.

Windows laptops, Chromebooks and even Apple MacBooks all get serious cost carves in the Black Friday laptop sales. Gaming laptops, 2-in-1 hybrids, ultraportables and more can be picked up for a song if you know where to look – and that's exactly what this guide is designed to do.

T3 has been covering the Black Friday sales event for over a decade now, and that means we've seen year-after-year the very best places to shop for laptop discounts. Here we highlight the best Black Friday laptop sale destinations for 2021.

Read on for our pick of the retailers to shop this year if you want to get a cheap laptop on Black Friday.

Top Black Friday laptop sale destinations – quick links

  • Black Friday laptop sales at Amazon
  • Black Friday laptop sales at Currys
  • Black Friday laptop sales at John Lewis
  • Black Friday laptop sales at Argos
  • Black Friday laptop sales at AO.com
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Black Friday laptop sales at Amazon
Amazon has one of the broadest laptop ranges on the market today, with Windows, Mac and Chromebooks available. Amazon's Black Friday laptop sale is therefore one of the absolute best for hunting out bargains. Apple MacBook discounts are a speciality, with hundreds of pounds usually cut off their cost.

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Black Friday laptop sales at Currys
Currys is an excellent destination to shop for speciality laptops, such as 2-in-1s and Chromebooks. It's Black Friday laptop sale frequently includes major discounts on gaming laptops, making it a great destination for gamers, as well as Microsoft Surface portables, which are ideal for professionals.

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Black Friday laptop sales at John Lewis
Not many people think of John Lewis for Black Friday laptop sales, but actually it is one of the best destinations for both laptops and MacBooks. Top brands that are usually discounted massively include HP, Samsung and Asus, and you can easily browse deals according to specific system types or specifications.

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Black Friday laptop sales at Argos
Argos runs a very good Black Friday laptop sale if you're looking for a cheap to mid-range upgrade. It specialises in stocking affordable laptops that retail for under the £500 mark, and during the Black Event those prices often tumble to under £200 or even less. We saw 11-inch Chromebooks going for under £100 last year, so well worth checking out for a cheap upgrade.

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Black Friday laptop sales at AO.com
The only other online retailer to come close to that of Amazon in terms of its Black Friday laptop sale is AO.com. This retailer has big discounts on PC gaming laptops, MacBooks, Chromebooks, 2-in-1 hybrids and even top tablets with Bluetooth keyboards bundled in. AO.com runs a lot of cashback and trade-in offers, too.

Want to know which laptops you should be shopping for discounts on this Black Friday? Well, as revealed in T3's best laptops buying guide, there are plenty of top-rated systems on the market that are already getting some really attractive discounts. Below you can find today's latest live prices on the most well-rated laptops available today.

What about Black Friday gaming laptop deals?

In 2021 we're expecting some solid price cuts to Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 series laptops, with systems from Asus, Acer and MSI likely to receive the biggest reductions. Systems such as the MSI Katana GF66 that come loaded with a GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card will be well worth watching, as post-discount we could see a below £700 price point.

RTX 3050 Ti and RTX 3060 graphics card gaming laptops will also be discounted at almost every maker, as they are in the sweet spot in terms of technological age/power and monetary spend.

That's not to say gaming laptops loaded with powerhouse graphics chips like the RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 won't be discounted, they just won't be as widespread and will, naturally, cost quite a bit more money.

T3's top tip, though, for Black Friday 2021 gaming laptops deals is to remember discounts on Nvidia GeForce 20 series laptops. There's going to be loads of systems discounted that rock RTX 2060 and RTX 2080 GPUs, and these will likely be the cheapest available. These cards have loads of power and could offer gamers the best way to get the most bang for their gaming buck this Black Friday.

Want to know what gaming laptops to look out for in the Black Friday sales? Then be sure to check out T3's best gaming laptops guide.

Robert Jones
Robert Jones

Deputy Editor for T3.com, Rob has been writing about computing, gaming, mobile, home entertainment technology and more for over 15 years. You can find Rob's work in magazines, bookazines and online, as well as on podcasts and videos, too. Outside of his work Rob is passionate about motorbikes, skiing/snowboarding and team sports, with football and cricket two favourites. Feel free to contact him with any related products, events, and announcements.