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What are the best Black Friday laptop deals in 2023?

Updated Oct 31, 2023 - You can find great deals on laptops during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but to find the biggest discounts on laptops you might not have to shop Black Friday at all. Learn how to find the best prices on laptops at any time of year on Back Market.

Whether you're a gamer, a student, or you just need a new laptop for work, Black Friday is a great opportunity to score a good deal. Everyone knows that Black Friday — and its follow-up, Cyber Monday — are the best chances for big discounts on electronics, right?

Well, while it’s true that you’ll see massive price cuts on laptops during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the discounts aren’t exclusive to those two days. Many retailers offer Black Friday deals throughout the month of November. What’s even more surprising is that if you look around online, you can usually find prices just as good or better than Black Friday deals at any time of year.

The fact is that the best deals are often not on Black Friday, according to prominent market research. So the trick is knowing where to look at other times of year to find even lower prices.

Are the best laptop prices on Black Friday?

We all know how unnecessarily expensive laptops can be, so it’s tempting to wait until Black Friday or Cyber Monday to find a better deal, but how do you know you’re actually getting the best price? Surveys show that on the weekend after Thanksgiving, shoppers save an average of about 34% on online purchases. As it turns out, however, the same sources state that these sales are not always the best deals you can find.

Even better prices can be found with refurbished laptops, and you don’t have to wait until Black Friday or Cyber Monday to get them. Refurbished laptops work like new but cost 30 to 70% less, and come with one-year warranties and 30-day money-back guarantees (if you're buying on Back Market). You won’t find this kind of deal at any major retailer, but if you explore the Back Market online store, you’ll find low prices on all your favorite laptops.

Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday: When should you buy your laptop?

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two similar sales events built up by the retail industry. Traditionally, Black Friday lasted just 24 hours and took place at brick-and-mortar stores. Cyber Monday later evolved to hype up online sales, but the two have ultimately merged into one long weekend — and in fact a full month or more — of so-called discounts on all kinds of products.

By pushing the “best deals” for a limited amount of time around the holidays, electronics retailers encourage you to take advantage of their sales and buy a lot of extra stuff. The global frenzy of consumption actually creates an astonishing environmental impact due to increased carbon emissions and waste from Black Friday weekend.

So while you will find similarly low prices on laptops during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s worth considering other ways to find equally good deals during a less hectic time and in a more sustainable way — like buying a refurbished laptop instead.

Types of laptops for sale on Black Friday

Many different Windows laptops and MacBooks will be on sale during Black Friday weekend 2023. You'll have to carefully consider what kind of computer you're interested in before you buy. Think about what you'll use it for and the different features that will be most beneficial for you.

Windows laptops

If you’re on a budget and you are familiar with the Windows system, consider purchasing a Lenovo laptop. These are some of the most reliable PCs on the market. And if you're looking for a computer with a lightweight design like a MacBook Air, Lenovo's X1 Carbon is your best bet.

If you just want the best possible deal on a laptop to use for school or work, look into a refurbished Dell Latitude, which is one of the most budget-friendly options you will find.

Apple laptops

Invest in a Mac if you want extraordinary customer support, fast processing, and a sleek design. The MacBook Air and the 13-inch MacBook Pro are both small and streamlined in appearance, but are some of the most powerful laptops on the market thanks to Apple’s new Pro M2 chip that’s now included in each of them. You can find these and more of the latest MacBook models at discounts of up to 35% when you buy refurbished. This discount is as good or better than most Black Friday deals, and these MacBooks are available at any time of year on Back Market.