Black Friday offers some of the best deals on laptops, notebook PCs, and Chromebooks of any time during the year—and the great deals aren’t confined to just the day after Thanksgiving. We’ve rounded up the best deals on portable PCs that we know of so far, and we’ll add to this list as the week progresses.

(Note that there may be decent deals on new models, but it’s the laptops that are slightly older that often receive the sharpest discounts. In part, that’s because laptop vendors have just introduced their latest gear, and may be clearing the decks.)

Black Friday deals on Dell laptops

One of the best deals Dell is offering is a doorbuster at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT on Black Friday: PCWorld’s Editors’ Choice, the Dell XPS 13 for $799.99, which is a savings of $400, or 33 percent, off the list price of $1,199. Yes, this Core i5/8GB/256GB config is last year’s model, currently selling for $949.99, but it’s still a terrific machine!

We also really like another doorbuster: 6 PM ET/3 PM PT on Thanksgiving: This Inspiron 15 5000 laptop is on sale for $399.99, $200, or 33 percent, off its current price of $599.99. It’s got an entry-level Core i5 Ice Lake chip with somewhat minimal 8GB RAM/256GB SSD specs, but for the price, it’s worth it. 

Dell’s already selling its Inspiron 14 5000 2-in-1 Laptop for $599.99 (20 percent or $150, or 20 percent, off), which includes a new 10th-gen Comet Lake chip, designed for speed. The 8GB RAM/256GB SSD/1080p configuration skimps a bit on storage, but not much. On Black Friday, Dell will sell the Inspiron 15 5000 2-in-1 Laptop, for $599.99, $150 off its MSRP, and $100 of its current list price. It’s basically the identical configuration to the 14 5000 model but with a 15.6-inch screen. 

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We’ve also begun recommending that people stop paying for antivirus software, but this 1-PC, 1-year license to McAfee Antivirus is just $4.99

Black Friday deals on HP laptops

First, a word to the wise: HP is advertising its 15t laptops at monumental “discounts”: touting savings of as much as $770 on its Black Friday site, with prices as low as $499 on Black Friday. But know that HP 15t laptops are currently sell for a low of $579.99, so in reality were talking about a 13 percent savings.

HP’s Spectre x360 13t is currently on sale for $829.99, about $320, or 28 percent, off the $1,149 retail. This seems like a legitimate sale, as it’s hovered at that price or even a bit higher for most of 2019. HP’s Spectre x360 laptops are generally excellent. A  limited-time doorbuster starting at 4 PM PT on Black Friday will bring the price down to $800.



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