Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

Part of The Verge’s Guide to Black Friday 2020

Whether you’re shopping for a student, an older relative, or anyone in between, a laptop can make a great gift. And the internet’s largest retailers are offering all kinds of laptops at discounted prices this Black Friday and Cyber Monday, whether you’re looking for a convertible, a Chromebook, a gaming rig, or anything else.

Note that for some models, only certain configurations may be on sale. Make sure to double-check the specs of the item you’re buying to make sure they’ll suit your workload (and that you’re actually getting the discount) before you check out.

To learn more about some of these laptops, and others that may see discounts later this week, check out our guide to the best laptops of 2020.

HP DEALS

A number of HP laptops are on sale through Best Buy’s online store. One of them is the HP Envy x360 13 2-in-1, a portable convertible laptop that offers exceptional value for its price. We reviewed an AMD configuration, and were quite impressed with the keyboard and build quality.

HP ENVY X360 13 2-IN-1

  • $750
  • $1,000
  • 26% off

Prices taken at time of publishing.

HP’s Envy x360 is a gorgeous laptop with solid performance and battery life. This configuration includes an Intel Core i7–1165G7, 8GB of memory, and a 512GB SSD.

If you’re looking for something more upscale, you can snag $500 off an HP Spectre x360 15 2-in-1. Originally priced at $1,599.99, the Spectre is a powerful convertible with a 4K touchscreen and a discrete GPU.

HP SPECTRE X360 15 2-IN-1

  • $1,100
  • $1,600
  • 32% off

Prices taken at time of publishing.

HP’s 15-inch Spectre x360 the best of the best among premium convertible laptops. This configuration includes an Intel Core i7–10510U, 16GB of memory, a 512GB SSD, and a GeForce MX330.

The Pavilion x360 is $499.99 at Best Buy. Photo by Cameron Faulkner / The Verge

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DELL LAPTOP DEALS

You can get good deals on both of Dell’s flagship ultrabooks, the traditional XPS 13 and the XPS 13 2-in-1 convertible, each with the latest and greatest 11th Gen Intel processors.

DELL XPS 13 2-IN-1

  • $1,130
  • $1,250
  • 10% off

Prices taken at time of publishing.

The XPS 13 2-in-1 combines premium design, convertible flexibility, and great performance into a very compelling package. It’s the Dell ultrabook to get.

DELL XPS 13 (2020)

  • $1,300
  • $1,600
  • 19% off

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Dell’s XPS 13 is the ultimate execution on the traditional thin-and-light clamshell laptop design. It’s sleek and compact, has a great keyboard and trackpad, and has excellent performance.

APPLE DEALS

The latest MacBook Air doesn’t look too different from the one that came out earlier this year — but the new M1 chip is a monster. Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

Multiple configurations of Apple’s latest MacBook Pro are on sale at B&H Photo. The new Pro is powered by Apple’s M1 processor, which delivers astonishingly powerful performance and can also run iPhone and iPad apps natively on macOS. If you’d prefer to go for an older Intel model, some of those are on sale as well.

APPLE MACBOOK PRO 13 WITH M1 PROCESSOR

  • $1,249
  • $1,299
  • 4% off

Prices taken at time of publishing.

Multiple MacBook Pro configurations are on sale at B&H for Black Friday. This one includes an M1 chip, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD.

The latest MacBook Pro has an M1 chip, too. Photo by Alexander Kramer for The Verge

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RAZER LAPTOP DEALS

You can save up to $300 off of a few Razer gaming laptops, including the Blade Stealth 13 and the Blade 15.

RAZER BLADE STEALTH

  • $1,498
  • $1,800
  • 17% off

Prices taken at time of publishing.

The Blade Stealth is a 13-inch ultrabook that can also double as a gaming machine. It can be configured with an discrete GPU and high-refresh display.

RAZER BLADE 15

  • $1,450
  • $1,800
  • 20% off

Prices taken at time of publishing.

The Blade 15 is Razer’s base gaming laptop, but it still comes with top-tier options and can handle most any AAA game you can throw at it. It can be configured with up to a RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU and 4K OLED display, but we think the model with the RTX 2060 GPU and 144Hz 1080p display is the best option.

RAZER BLADE 15 ADVANCED

  • $2,400
  • $2,600
  • 8% off

Prices taken at time of publishing.

The Blade 15 Advanced is Razer’s best mid-size gaming laptop. It has a more powerful processor than the base Blade 15, higher-end GPU options, and a slimmer design. You can get it with either a 4K OLED touchscreen or a 300Hz 1080p display, but serious gamers will want to go for the 300Hz model.

RAZER BLADE PRO

  • $2,300
  • $2,600
  • 12% off

Prices taken at time of publishing.

The Blade Pro is Razer’s top of the line gaming notebook, with a 17-inch display and loads of power. It can be configured all the way up to an RTX 2080 Super Max-Q GPU and either a 120Hz 4K OLED touchscreen or a 300Hz 1080p display.

GIGABYTE DEALS

Gigabyte’s Aorus 5 is on sale at Newegg. It’s a powerful gaming laptop that’s thinner, lighter, and more portable than many 15-inch gaming rigs out there.

GIGABYTE AORUS 5

  • $1,149
  • $1,299
  • 12% off

Prices taken at time of publishing.

The Gigabyte Aorus 5 is a portable gaming laptop with a colorful keyboard. This configuration includes a Core i7–10750H, a GeForce RTX 2060, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD.

LENOVO DEALS

Lenovo’s Legion 5 17 is on sale for $200 off at Newegg. It’s a 17-inch gaming rig with an affordable price tag, known for its exceptional battery life. The 15-inch model is also on sale at Walmart for $1,099 (originally $1,499).

LENOVO LEGION 5 17

  • $1,200
  • $1,400
  • 15% off

Prices taken at time of publishing.

The Lenovo Legion 5 is an affordable 17-inch gaming laptop. This configuration includes a Core i7–10750H, a GeForce RTX 2060, 16GB of RAM, and 256GB (SSD) + 1TB (HDD) of storage.

The IdeaPad 3 15 offers solid specs for a low price — a price that’s even lower this week. Image: Best Buy

ASUS DEALS

The Asus VivoBook S15 is one of the best-value laptops you can buy. It offers fast performance, good battery life, and a nice sleek chassis.

The Asus ZenBook 14 is a slim and sleek laptop with an LED numpad built into the touchpad. Photo by Monica Chin / The Verge

MICROSOFT DEALS

The Surface Pro 7 is a premium Windows 2-in-1 with a kickstand and stylus support. There are a number of different models, several of which are on sale at Best Buy.

MICROSOFT SURFACE PRO 7

  • $599
  • $959
  • 38% off

Prices taken at time of publishing.

The Surface Pro 7 is one of the best Windows convertibles you can buy. The base model includes an Intel Core i3, a 128GB SSD, and 4GB of memory

Get a Surface Pro 7 for as low as $599. Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

  • An i5 model is $799 ($230 off its original price of $1,029). You can find that price at Walmart as well.
  • An i7 model is $899 ($430 off its original price of $1,329)
  • The Surface Book 3 13 is on sale for $1,299 at Walmart, $300 off its original price of $1,599. This model includes an Intel Core i5–1035G7, 8GB of memory, and a 256GB SSD.

ACER DEALS

Multiple configurations of the Acer Aspire 5 are on sale at Best Buy. The Aspire 5 offers a sturdy chassis and solid performance at an affordable price point. It’s worth considering for students and other budget shoppers.

ACER ASPIRE 5

  • $550
  • $650
  • 16% off

Prices taken at time of publishing.

The Acer Aspire 5 is a solid budget laptop. You can buy a configuration with a Core i5–1135G7, 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD for $549.99 ($80 off the original price of $629.99).

  • $550 AT NEWEGG
  • You can also get a model with a Core i7–1165G7 and 12GB of RAM for $699.99 ($100 off the original price of $799.99).
  • The Acer Nitro 5 is on sale for $799 (originally $1,099) at Walmart.
  • The Acer Spin 3 2-in-1 is on sale for $599 (originally $899) including a Core i7–1065G7, 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD.
  • The Acer Chromebook 314 is on sale for $219 (originally $299). The model includes an Intel Celeron N4020, 4Gb of RAM, and 32GB of storage (eMMC).

MSI DEALS

A few different MSI gaming laptops are on sale at Newegg. The highlight is the GL75 Leopard, a 17-inch rig with a powerful hexa-core processor and RTX GPU.

MSI GL75 LEOPARD

  • $1,399
  • $1,499
  • 7% off

Prices taken at time of publishing.

The MSI GL75 Leopard is a powerful 17-inch gaming laptop with a colorful keyboard. This configuration includes a Core i7–10750H, an RTX 2070, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB (HDD) + 512GB (SSD) of storage.

  • $1,399 AT NEWEGG
  • The MSI GL65 Leopard is $1,099 at Newegg, $150 off its original price of $1,249 (with a $100 mail-in rebate card). This configuration includes a Core i7–10750H, a GTX 1660Ti, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB (HDD) + 512GB (SSD) of storage. A configuration with a GTX 1650 Ti, 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD is also on sale for $949 ($150 off its original price of $1,099 with a $100 mail-in rebate card).

ORIGIN DEALS

The Origin Evo-15 is one of the customizable gaming laptops to check out for Black Friday. Photo by Monica Chin / The Verge

GATEWAY DEALS

Image: Gateway

  • The Gateway Creator Series, a 15-inch budget laptop for gaming and content creation, is $599 at Walmart (previously $899). This model includes an AMD Ryzen 5 4600H, a Nvidia GTX 1650, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. You’ll also get a free month of Xbox Game Pass. An Intel model with a Core i5–10300H and an RTX 2060 is also on sale for $799.

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