Guide to Black Friday Laptop Deals

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A big part of Black Friday has inarguably become the laptop specials. Whether it’s for work or play, a new laptop begins to beckon as soon as the Black Friday ads start, and by the time the big day arrives that beckon has turned into a must-have. But which laptop is best for you? And where will you get your best deal on it on Black Friday? Don’t drown in the sea of cheap Black Friday laptop deals. Consider this list your life preserver. We’ll happily throw it right at your head.

For work: If you’re business-minded even on your off time, you want a machine that can keep up with your work effort. Enter the Lenovo ThinkPad line with their best-in-class keyboards and soft-touch palm rests. A powerful Intel processor will keep your programs running no matter how hard you multi-task, and an unbelievable eight hours of battery life can keep you in business regardless of how far you are from civilization.

Where to buy on Black Friday: Your first option is Lenovo online. Lenovo gets into the spirit of Black Friday with sales on laptops, desktops, and their IdeaPad tablets. Compare prices with Lenovo offerings on Best Buy to make sure you’re getting the best bargain.

For play: The Acer Aspire line. Not only are they cheap but they’ve got everything you need including a speedy processor and plenty of RAM for gaming. And since they’re widely available, they’re some of your best bets for cheap Black Friday laptop deals.

Where to buy on Black Friday: You’ve got options here, but your best one is probably Walmart. Acer Aspires are reasonably priced to start with and adding laptop specials or possible doorcrasher deals on top of that and you’re laughing.

For everything: This answer won’t come as a shock to anyone. Apple laptops. These are the favorites of everyone from writers to producers, artists, filmmakers, musicians, and your annoying neighbor who won’t shut up about her awesome new Macbook Air.

Where to buy on Black Friday: The Apple Store, either in person or online. We haven’t spoken all that highly of the Apple Store’s Black Friday deals in the past, but when it comes to the Macbook and other Apple laptops, if you want a brand new one as opposed to a refurb, the $100 off they’ll offer you is probably the best you’re going to do.

For a bargain: Chromebooks. Cheap, speedy, and loaded with the operating system the geniuses at Google put together. What’s not to like? Not those $200-$249 price tags, that’s for sure.

Where to buy on Black Friday: Staples. They’ve got the widest variety of Chromebooks available of any of the major retailers stocking them, and their Black Friday specials are always on point.