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14 Best Black Friday Laptop Deals: Apple MacBooks, Microsoft Surface, Dell, HP, And More

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Expanding / Microsoft Surface Pro 8.

Andrew Cunningham

Black Friday laptop sales are as American as pumpkin pie. But tracking down worthy options can be tricky. Each model has variations, and each of those variations has configurations with too many similar model numbers (thanks, Intel), and many of the model names are hard to remember.

We spend a lot of time looking at laptops and writing about them at Ars, so based on the laptops we know from reviewing, we go through the deals and highlight the most notable options. Here are some laptop computer deals that we think are worth knowing.

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Black Friday 2022 Details

2022 MacBook Air.
Expanding / 2022 MacBook Air.

Samuel Axon

MacBook Air 2022 for $1,050 ($1,200) on Amazon

This is not a required upgrade from the M1-based older model, but the M2-equipped MacBook Air The best laptops for most types of Mac usersThanks to Apple’s impressive M2 processor, this entry-level model can do a lot with just 8GB of RAM, but 256GB of storage pushes storage-hungry types to the Pro. There is a possibility (Also currently on sale).

Best Buy has matching deals on the same model, and Apple is offering a $150 gift card If you bought the latest MacBook Air from their store. You can also get a 512GB MacBook Air $1,299 at Best Buy When $1,499 at Apple (with a $150 gift card).

Two 2021 MacBook Pro models side by side.
Expanding / Two 2021 MacBook Pro models side by side.

Samuel Axon

14-inch MacBook Pro 2021 for $1,600 ($2,000) on Amazon

of 2021 MacBook Pro that is The hardware hard fork we’ve been waiting fora return to usable ports, rational keyboards, and function keys, largely bolstered by the advent of Apple’s own silicon.Ars’ Samuel Axon calls it: many of money. ” For a short period of time, that’s pretty little money AmazonEquipped with the M1 Pro chip, 16GB RAM and 512GB storage, the 14-inch model $1,599 ($400 off).Same deal available best buy.

Want to double your storage by adding two CPU cores and two GPU cores? $2,000 on Amazon, $500 off regular price. The 2022 model with a slightly faster M2 chip and 8GB RAM $1,350 on Amazon ($150 off). apple No discounts, but you’ll be eligible to receive an Apple Gift Card worth up to $250 with your MacBook Pro purchase.

16-inch MacBook Pro 2021 for $2,000 ($2,500) on Amazon

Everything about the 14-inch MacBook Pro is true for the 16-inch model, but with a larger screen and a comparable price. this week, Amazon 16GB memory, 512GB storage, model with 16-core M1 Pro processor available $2,000 ($500 off). best buy I have the same deal.

If you want the most powerful Apple laptop, look for a model with a 32-core M1 Max chip, 32GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. $3,049 at best buy, $450 less than retail price.Or you can pay full retail price apple And get a $250 gift card.

Microsoft's Surface Pro 9.
Expanding / Microsoft’s Surface Pro 9.

Andrew Cunningham

Surface Pro 9 with keyboard cover for $1,100 ($1,300) at Costco

If you want a Windows device that can be both a tablet and a laptop, the Surface Pro 9 is for you. best to do the job, after more than nine hardware revisions and spinoffs. A crisp 13-inch screen, a 12th Gen U-series Intel processor, and a pleasing feel in the keyboard cover (included in the deal) keep the Surface as the archetype of a portable yet type-friendly laptop computer. increase.

It’s pretty hard to beat this keyboard-equipped deal on a brand new device. best buy Offers the same model Surface Pro 9. No keyboard. $1,000 ($100 off) and upgraded i7/16GB models $1,400 ($200 off). Amazon There’s also an i7/16GB model with 256GB of storage $1,349about $250 off the retail price.

Surface Pro 8 with keyboard cover for $900 ($1,350) at Best Buy

Aside from the processor upgrade, there are no major changes between the Surface Pro 8 and 9. If you’re looking for a more affordable entry point into Microsoft’s hybrid, Loved my Pro 8 1 year agoespecially with this discount that includes the keyboard cover, it’s still a worthwhile purchase. best buy i5 8GB RAM 256GB storage model is on sale $900 Great value with a graphite keyboard cover and 15 months of Microsoft 365 included.

Surface Laptop Go 2.
Expanding / Surface Laptop Go 2.

Andrew Cunningham

Surface Laptop Go 2 for $600 ($700) at Best Buy

One of the biggest issues we had with the Surface Laptop Go 2 was that the base model with 4GB RAM was no help to anyone. Second, the $700 model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage is too expensive.But as we pointed out in our review“If you can find it on sale…the Laptop Go 2 is a fuss-free budget laptop worth considering if it lives up to its flaws.”

Well, here you go. 8GB RAM, 128GB model is $600 at best buy ($100 off). If you want a portable mouse and like the idea of ​​a 3-year protection plan, Microsoft has it all for the price of: $655.

It's not just the spacious deck. It's a giant touchpad.
Expanding / It’s not just the spacious deck. It’s a giant touchpad.

Sharon Harding

Dell XPS 13 Plus for $1,500 ($1,850) at Best Buy

An updated version of Dell’s long-running ultrabook series has made a “wild design choice” to support the more powerful 12th Gen Intel CPUs. If the most important thing in a laptop is performance, this laptop can really cook and looks and feels slim and classy. However, it does get hot, the keys are closely spaced, and your port choices are limited.

best buy The XPS 13 Plus is sold in three variants. $1,700 ($400 off), 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD (as reviewed) $1,500 ($350 off), FHD+ model if you want to sacrifice the OLED display $1,350 ($300 off).

HP's 13.5-inch Specter x360.
Expanding / HP’s 13.5-inch Specter x360.

Sharon Harding

HP Specter x360 13.5″ $900 ($1,250) in HP

13.5 inches specter x360 There is “a little something for almost everyone.” we wrote In August. “It gets an A+ for looks and gets high marks (but not perfect) for design details.” Compared to other ultralight products in the same price range, it wasn’t top of its class, but for the price Specter gets better ratings for curves.

HP has a model with an i5-1235U processor, 8GB RAM, a 512GB NVMe SSD, and a 1920×1280 IPS screen. $900 ($350 off). HP’s site lets you tweak some of these factors, like doubling his RAM for just $60.

System76 Lemur Pro.
Expanding / System76 Lemur Pro.

The System76 Lemur Pro 14″ is $1,150 ($1,200 in System76

Linux-focused laptop vendors don’t make big sales around Black Friday, or generally don’t make any sales at all. They have something to look out for beyond containership-sized volumes. So when System76 dropped the redesigned 14-inch Lemur Pro by $50, Advertised 14 hour battery life, worth noting. pop! It comes pre-installed with the OS and Ubuntu 22.04, has numerous storage and RAM options, and offers free shipping on certain configurations.

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