If you want to find the best laptop deals for Black Friday 2021 you’ve come to the right place.
There are a wide array of laptops for all uses, budgets, and sizes, and we’ve listed below our picks for the best office laptops, best workstation laptops, best gaming laptops of various display resolutions, including 1080p, 1440p and 4K.
If you already know the exact laptop you want to buy, check out the list below to see some laptop Black Friday deals on specific models:
What are the best Laptop deals this Black Friday?
Whatever the best Black Friday laptop deal is really depends on your needs as a consumer. The 16:10 aspect ratio, 1440p 16” Lenovo Legion 7 with Nvidia RTX 3080 is our best overall gaming laptop, with the 1080p ASUS ROG STRIX G15 Advantage Edition being a more affordable mid-range option. If you’re looking for an office machine for some light workstation use, then the Samsung Chromebook 4 is the most budget friendly, with the MacBook Air (M1) 2020 filling out the premium end of this niche. See below for our other recommendations on different resolutions, including best workstation laptops, for Black Friday 2021.
The best office laptop this Black Friday
For those looking for the best back to school laptop this Black Friday, or the best laptop or surface for office use, the most premium option out there we would recommend would be the MacBook Air (M1) 2020. This machine has all the hallmarks of classic Apple design, with a gorgeous display and some of the best speakers available in any laptop. That being said, it’s not cheap, so if you fancy something a bit more affordable, the Acer Chromebook Spin 713 I5 EVO is a more affordable mid-range option, and the Samsung Chromebook 4 is more budget friendly.
The best workstation laptop this Black Friday
For those doing high intensity workstation tasks, you need a machine that can crunch through large amounts of information simultaneously, or in the case of video editing and graphic design, a single stream of rendering data at pace. For this purpose, the most powerful choice this Black Friday 2021 is the Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen 2, coming as it does with an Nvidia RTX A5000 graphics card, Intel Core i7-11950H vPro CPU, and 32GB of RAM. For a slightly less powerful option (but not by much) though with a nice long battery life, the MSI WS66 10TM is another great workstation laptop option for Black Friday 2021.
The best 1080p gaming laptop for Black Friday 2021
Whichever machine gets the prestigious title of best 1080p gaming laptop for Black Friday 2021 ultimately depends on your budget. The 300Hz refresh rate ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15 is a great choice for those that really prioritise getting a competitive edge in fast-paced multiplayer shooters, coming as it does with a great refresh rate, not to mention Nvidia RTX 3080 GPU and AMD Ryzen 9 5900X CPU options. For a more affordable pick, the ASUS ROG STRIX G15 Advantage Edition comes with the same powerful Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU (the best you can currently get in a gaming laptop) and an RX 6800M graphics card, offering unparalleled value at the mid-range price point for Black Friday 2021.
The best 1440p gaming laptop for Black Friday 2021
For a 1440p gaming laptop on Black Friday 2021, If you’re looking for a premium level pick then the 16” Lenovo Legion 7 with Nvidia RTX 3080 graphics card is the best we’ve seen to date. The 16:10 screen is a nice feature that improves immersion when gaming, and the 16 inch size hits the sweet spot between display size and portability. Coming close second is the 15” Eluktronics MECH-15 G3 Ultra Performance (if you’re based in the US) branded separately as the XMG Neo 15 in Europe, which comes with either a high TGP RTX 3070 GPU that performs in line with many lower powered RTX 3080 laptops, or an even more powerful RTX 3080. The mechanical keyboard is also a great feature of this laptop.
The best 4K gaming laptop for Black Friday 2021
We generally wouldn’t recommend going with a 4K gaming laptop on anything smaller than 17” display, you just won’t appreciate the extra resolution on a screen smaller than this. The MSI GE76 Raider 10UH however, ticks all the boxes, not only being 17 inches but also having a 120Hz refresh rate and a powerful enough RTX 3080 GPU to actually run games at the native resolution at an acceptable FPS.