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If that old computer you are currently using can barely browse the sales to find a good deal this Black Friday, it may be time to trade up.
Recycle that old computer on the way to your favorite retailer for Black Friday 2018 as we share the best laptop deals to get you out of bed this holiday season.
UPDATED 11/21: Due to popular demand, we added a section for gaming laptops!
Best Black Friday Laptop Deals for 2018
1. Dell Inspiron 15.6" Touch-Screen Laptop: Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD
On sale for $399.99 at Best Buy | Regular price: $599.99
This may not be a powerhouse, but as SD user djbtwcny explains, "Solid specs for the price, great for internet and general office productivity." At only $400, this Dell laptop is less than some accessories for a few of the big players in the laptop space.
The doors at Best Buy swing wide open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, so be sure to get in line shortly after eating. Online sales begin earlier that day.
2. 11" Lenovo IdeaPad 130s: Windows 10 and 4 GB of RAM
On sale for $99.99 at Lenovo.com | Regular price: $299.99
For the price you'd typically pay for the gallons of Starbucks coffee it takes to keep your family moving on an early Black Friday morning, you could actually buy a laptop. This affordable 11" IdeaPad is perfect as a compact companion on a long flight or in class.
Lenovo's sale on this hot item begins at midnight November 22nd, and quantities are extremely limited.
3. Samsung 11.6" Chromebook 3: Intel Celeron N3060, 4GB RAM, 16GB HDD
On sale for $99.99 at Walmart | Regular price: $199.99
If the Chrome OS and the Google suite of Gmail, Docs, and Drive are more your speed, Walmart has a deal for you this Black Friday. For surfing the web, checking email, and a few apps, this laptop should be just fine.
Walmart's Black Friday sales start Wednesday, November 21st online at 10 p.m. ET and in-store Thursday November 22nd at 6 p.m. through all day Friday, November 23rd.
4. Microsoft Surface Pro: Intel Core i5 Processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD
On sale for $799.99 at Costco | Regular price: $999.99
While many laptop deals may be last year's model, this is the new Surface Pro 6 that was just released in October for a fantastic price!
If you need a more portable complete PC solution, look no further than Costco this Black Friday. This bundle even include the Surface Pro cover and pen.
Costco's Holiday Savings Book sales run from November 22nd through the 26th online and start on November 23rd in store.
5. HP Pavilion 15.6" Gaming Laptop: i5 Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD
On sale for $599.99 at Walmart | Regular price: $799.99
If you are looking for a little more performance for editing or gaming, this HP Pavillion may be worth adding to your shopping list.
With an NVIDIA GTX 1050Ti 4GB graphics card, this PC should have enough to power through most projects.
Walmart's Black Friday sales start Wednesday November 21st online at 10 p.m. ET and in-store Thursday November 22nd at 6 p.m. through all day Friday, November 23rd.
6. Apple 13.3" MacBook Air: i5 Processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB HDD
On sale for $799.99 at Best Buy | Regular price: $999.99
Don't worry Apple fans, there may be some savings to be found this Black Friday with a deal from Best Buy.
If you are missing the USB 3.0 and SD card slot from the newest MacBook model and want to save several hundred dollars, get in line!
Best Buy online sale begins on Thanksgiving Day and doors open at 5 p.m. that day.
Best Gaming Laptops for Black Friday 2018
1. Dell 15.6" G5 15 Gaming Laptop: 8th Gen Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD
On sale for $999.99 from Dell | Regular Price: $1099.99
A rock solid gaming laptop for first-timers, the Dell G5 15 provides great battery life, advanced heat management, and one of the best displays you'll find on a mid-range device.
You can pick up this laptop from Dell starting at 8 p.m. ET on November 22nd, and the sale will continue until November 24th.
2. MSI GL63 15.6" Gaming Laptop: i7-8750H Intel CPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD
On sale for $929 from Newegg (after $100 mail-in rebate) | Regular Price: $1,249
If you're looking to do some casual video or photo editing along with some serious gaming, this might be the laptop for you. The GTX 1060 graphics card is well-situated to dramatically reduce render times, and there's actually a "Fan Boost" key so you won't have to worry about overheating during intense processing sessions.
The Newegg sale starts online at 9 a.m. PT on November 19th, and runs through November 24th at 11:59 p.m. PT.
3. ASUS TUF 17.3" Gaming Laptop: Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD
On sale for $999.99 from Best Buy | Regular Price: $1399.99
The ASUS TUF FX705GM provides one of the largest, slim-bezel displays you'll see at this price point, along with a great graphics card and super-fast wireless. And while this laptop carries a bit less video-RAM than the others (3GB vs 6GB), you'll still have more than enough power to play your favorite games, like Fortnite or Overwatch.
Best Buy will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, while online sales begin earlier that day.
Which Black Friday laptop deals are on your shopping list this year? Let us know in the comments section!
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