Amazon’s Black Friday laptop deals are shockingly great

Amazon’s Black Friday laptop deals are shockingly great

UPDATE: Nov. 20, 2023, 12:15 p.m. EST This article has been updated with the latest laptop deals from Amazon’s 2023 Black Friday sale.

Amazon is usually outclassed by rivaling stores (particularly Best Buy) when it comes to laptop deals, as many of its listings come with inflated, misleading prices or are sold by sketchy third-party sellers. But it tends to get its act together for major shopping holidays like Black Friday.

As the retail giant continues to roll out deals as part of its extended holiday sale (which began Friday, Nov. 17, or a week ahead of schedule), it’s dropping a fantastic selection of legitimate and worthwhile discounts on laptops across different price points — including 2-in-1 models, gaming PCs, Chromebooks, and even Apple MacBooks (in the form of Apple Care+ bundles). If you’re waiting to upgrade your existing machine until you can do so at a bargain, it’s not mandatory to wait until Black Friday proper.

We’re compiling a comprehensive list of the best Black Friday laptop deals that Amazon is currently offering. Read on to see them, but make sure to keep checking back, as we’ll be updating this story continuously as new offers get added.

Note: All newly added deals are marked with a , while deals with a 🔥 have dropped to an all-time low price. Deals with a strikeout were either sold out or expired at the time of writing.

Apple MacBook deals at Amazon

Credit: Apple

Why we like it

The 13-inch MacBook Air from late 2020 nabbed a Mashable Choice Award upon release for its zippy M1 chip, quiet fanless design, and 18-hour battery life. We’re still recommending it three years later as the best budget MacBook, and Amazon is now bundling the 256GB base model with a three-year Apple Care+ plan for $888.99 (a $1,178 total value); it usually retails for $999 on its own.

Read Mashable’s review of the M1 Apple MacBook Air.

More Apple MacBook deals

Traditional laptop deals at Amazon


the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3

Credit: Microsoft

Why we like it

New as of early October, the Surface Laptop Go 3 is an ultra-lightweight laptop with a sleek 12.4-inch touchscreen, a fingerprint reader for extra security, and a superb keyboard. It’s powered by an older 12th-generation Intel Core i5 processor (i.e. it’s not cutting-edge), but “it’s ideal for students and busy-bee travelers in need of a portable notebook,” said Mashable tech editor Kim Gedeon. The entry-level variant with 8GB of RAM just hit a record low of $599.99 (or $200 off) on Amazon, which beats the Microsoft Store‘s holiday pricing by $100.

Read Mashable’s review of the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3.

More traditional laptop deals

Gaming laptop deals at Amazon


the MSI Thin GF63

Credit: MSI

Why we like it

One configuration of MSI’s 15-inch gaming laptop dropped to a dirt-cheap price of $479 during Walmart‘s first Black Friday Deals event. This one isn’t quite as cheap, but it does have much better specs — including a 12th-gen Intel Core i7 H-series CPU with 16GB of RAM and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 graphics. It’s a great compromise between “budget buy” and “future-proofed.”

More gaming laptop deals at Amazon

2-in-1 laptop deals at Amazon

Chromebook deals at Amazon

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Dylan Haas, Haley Henschel

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