April 22, 2024


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Best early laptop deals for Black Friday 2021

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Ready for a next-level laptop? Take advantage of these crazy early Black Friday deals. (Photo: Yahoo Life)

Ready for a next-level laptop? Take advantage of these crazy early Black Friday deals. (Photo: Yahoo Life)

How’s your laptop? Is it keeping up with demands? Or is it feeling the strain of all the extra use it endured this past year (and the year before that)? If you’ve been waiting for the right moment to upgrade, that moment has arrived. Pre-Black Friday makes it possible to step up your setup at a fraction of what you’d normally spend.

Yup, right now Amazon is offering deep discounts on brands like Apple, Acer, Asus, Microsoft and Lenovo — on laptops in every price range. Whether you’re looking for a basic model or a fully loaded speed-machine, you’ll find a great option on sale today.

We combed through the early Black Friday offerings and put together a list of the very best deals. This way you can have a cup of coffee, find what you need, and then go about your day in a jiffy (or, you know, spend a little more time shopping the early Black Friday gaming sales).

Scroll to meet your new laptop — at its low early Black Friday price:

Laptops $299 and below

Save $120 on this Asus Chromebook! (Photo: Best Buy)

Save $120 on this Asus Chromebook! (Photo: Best Buy)

On sale for $99 (was $219), the Asus Chromebook has a brilliant HD 11.6-inch LED touch display that makes everything look great, from charts and graphs to your favorite streaming series to family Zooms. Count on a speedy, powerful Intel Celeron N3350 Processor along with 4GB of memory and 32GB of on-board storage. It’s great for watching YouTube and Netflix and is powerful enough for Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides and more.

“I bought this Chromebook for a family member with limited computer skills,” shared a happy five-star reviewer. “He had no trouble using it after the initial setup. So far, we have experienced no buffering issues on the videos. The fast startup is consistent with Chromebooks. The picture clarity and sound are good quality. It is a keeper!”

$99 $219 at Best Buy

Check out more laptop deals under $299:

  • HP 14 Chromebook (64GB), $149 (was $319), bestbuy.com 

  • Lenovo Chromebook Flex 3, $170 (was $320), amazon.com

  • HP Chromebook 11, $239 (was $290), amazon.com

  • HP Chromebook 14 (32GB), $268 (was $290), amazon.com

  • Samsung Chromebook Plus V2, $276 (was $550), amazon.com

  • Fusion5 Windows Laptop, $245 for Prime members only (was $275), amazon.com

  • HP Chromebook 14, $270 (was $340), amazon.com

  • Asus C403 Chromebook, $210 (was $249), walmart.com

Laptops $300 to $899

Down from $930 to just $750: Whether you're working from home or just having fun, this Lenovo laptop/tablet's got you covered. (Photo: Walmart)

Down from $930 to just $770: Whether you’re working from home or just having fun, this Lenovo laptop/tablet’s got you covered. (Photo: Walmart)

Right now, the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 is on sale for just $810 (was $930) at Walmart. If productivity is your game, then you’ll want this baby on the job. Its brilliant HD 15.6-inch LED display makes everything look stellar, from spreadsheets to Zoom meetings to YouTube videos. And thanks to a speedy and powerful Intel Core i7-1065G7 Processor paired with 8GB of memory and 256GB of on-board storage, the Flex 5 can handle just about any task you throw at it. The ‘flex’ part? Rotate the screen on its hinges, and voila — you got yourself a Windows 10 tablet!

“Amazing laptop perfect for my everyday needs,” wrote a delighted Walmart reviewer. “Runs fast, touchscreen is awesome, and it’s lightweight and small, making travel easy. Extremely durable. Love the ability to use the Lenovo pen, and the tablet mode is such a great feature. Definitely would recommend, especially for the epic price. Can’t compare.”

$810 $930 at Walmart

Check out more laptop deals between $300 to $850:

  • Chuwi GemiBook Pro, $369 (was $689), walmart.com

  • HP 15 (Intel Core i3), $535 (was $694), amazon.com

  • Lenovo IdeaPad S340, $729 (was $800), amazon.com

  • HP TouchScreen Chromebook, $399 (was $599), bestbuy.com

  • Asus VivoBook 15, $499 (was $600), walmart.com

  • Lenovo IdeaPad 5, $810 (was $900), amazon.com

  • Lenovo Yoga 7i 2-in-1 Touch Screen Laptop, $650 (was $850), bestbuy.com

  • HP 17z Laptop, $789 (was $839), amazon.com

  • HP 14 Laptop, $480 (was $560), amazon.com

  • Microsoft Surface Laptop 4, $700 (was $900), bestbuy.com

  • iProda Laptop, $310 (was $370), walmart.com

Laptops $850 and up

Save $440: This laptop is U.S. Military tested for durability. (Photo: Amazon)

Save $440: This laptop is U.S. Military tested for durability. (Photo: Amazon)

Need something tough? The 14-inch Acer TravelMate P6 Business Laptop is designed for getting the job done in rugged conditions. It’s made from U.S. Military grade plastic and is tested for drops, spills, rain and other weather challenges. The Acer TravelMate P6 is also speedy, thanks to it’s built-in Intel Core i5-10310U with vPro processor paired with 8GB of memory and 256GB of on-board storage. Shoppers are hooked.

“Love this laptop! It is very light and thin but still has plenty of ports,” shared a savvy Amazon customer. “The keyboard keys are fairly quiet and [have a] really feel nice under my fingertips…. I prefer the tactile feel to that of my MacBook Pro keys…The screen is fantastic — so vibrant and clear! Seriously love this screen. I really love this computer. It’s light in weight but not in features, and I love the tactile experience…soft, smooth, quiet and responsive.”

$760 $1,200 at Amazon

Check out more laptop deals $900 and up:

  • Microsoft Surface Laptop 3, $889 (was $999), amazon.com

  • HP Envy 13 Laptop, $900 (was $1,050), amazon.com

  • Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360, $1,000 (was $1,500), bestbuy.com

  • Lenovo ThinkBook 14, $909 (was $1,399), walmart.com

  • Lenovo ThinkPad E15, $959 (was $1,150), amazon.com

  • Microsoft Surface Laptop 4, $1,050 (was $1,200), bestbuy.com

  • Dell Inspiron 13, $1,000 (was $1,100), amazon.com

  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga, $1,099 (was $2,639), walmart.com

  • Apple MacBook Pro (M1), $1,100 (was $1,299), amazon.com

  • Dell Inspiron 16, $1,307 (was $1,421), amazon.com

  • Razer Blade 15 Advanced, $2,700 (was $3,300), amazon.com

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