The Best Black Friday Laptop, Phone, and Device Deals for 2017

The Best Black Friday Laptop, Phone, and Device Deals for 2017

Black Friday isn’t always the best time to buy a computer or phone. It’s easy to get ripped off by a deal that seems too good to be true (it usually is). To save you a few headaches, and a lot of dollars, we’ve compiled some WIRED picks for the best PCs and mobile device deals going on Black Friday weekend, some of which are already available. All of these deals are purchasable online, not in-store. If you insist on trudging through the crowds, we wish you the best, but you won’t find a lot of help here, outside the Black Friday ads linked below.

(Be sure to also check out our main Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals guides for a lot more sales.)

Handpicked WIRED Black Friday Guides:

Our Favorite Mobile and Computing Deals

Razer Blade Stealth (Core i7, 4K, 512 GB SSD, 16 GB RAM) – $1,249 ($350 off)

Date: Available Now

Buy on Amazon

This dual-core Razer ultrabook features sharp styling, a high-res display, and Razer’s Chroma RGB LED keyboard for a whopping $350 off. Razer discounts this deep don’t come around often, and this happens to be on a fully-loaded machine to boot.

Amazon Fire HD 10 – $100 ($50 off)

Date: Available Now

Buy on Amazon

The Fire HD 10 is the most robust Fire tablet that Amazon offers, and at this price, it’s hard to pass up. It has a larger, Full HD screen and hands-free Alexa, so you can bark commands from across the room. We recommend you also pick up Amazon’s standing case.

Acer E5 15-inch Core i3-7100 Laptop – $299 ($100 off)

Date: Available Now

Buy on Walmart

These mid-range Acer laptops are normally a great deal since they include a big, 15-inch HD screen, nice trackpad, and a backlit keyboard. With $100 off its MSRP, this i3 Acer is more than worth the money. What you save on this laptop you can spend on some upgrades, since it’s very easy to add RAM and a solid state drive.

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition – $90 ($40 off)

Date: Available Now

Buy on Amazon

We picked the Fire HD 8 as our favorite Amazon Fire Kids tablet. It comes with a nice shock-resistant case and some great kid-friendly features. It’s high enough quality that you won’t hate watching content on it with your kid, either.

Kindle Paperwhite – $90 ($30 off)

Date: Available Now

Buy on Amazon

The Kindle Paperwhite is the ebook reader to buy. There isn’t much competition, and $90 is as good as we’ve seen the price go for a while. We recommend this Kindle because it has all the essential features, still gets a month of battery life, and and has that nice light-up display.

HP Spectre x360 13-inch 2-in-1 Laptop – $940 ($410 off)

Date: Available Now

Buy on Amazon

This is a brand-new 2-in-1 touchscreen, foldable Windows 10 laptop from HP, and our Gear team gave it an 8/10 in our full review. It’s certified refurbished, but that shouldn’t stop you, here.

Anker 13,000mAh Portable Phone Charger – $24 ($20 off)

Date: Available Now

Buy on Amazon

There’s nothing exciting about buying a portable charger, but if you need one, this is a fantastic one. Anker makes durable, solid accessories and 13,000mAh is enough to charge most phones four times over. It has two high-speed USB 3.0 ports and comes with a charge cord.

Samsung Chromebook Plus and Pro – $100 off

Date: Nov. 19

Buy Chromebook Plus for $350 on Samsung.com, Amazon

Buy Chromebook Pro for $450 on Samsung.com, Amazon

Samsung has a bunch of Black Friday deals going, and the Plus and Pro are two good ones. We griped about the problems with Android apps in our Chromebook Pro review, but overall we recommend it. Google continues to improve the app experience, and at $350 – $450, both of these devices are a lot more attractive. We aren’t sure if Amazon will have this deal, but it already has the devices for $50 off.

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus – Free $250 Target Gift Card

Date: Nov. 23

Buy on Target

If you’re a Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint customer and buy a standard iPhone 8 or 8 Plus from Target, you’ll get a $250 gift card to use at the store. Gift cards aren’t as fun as cash, but if you are doing other shopping anyway, this might be a good option.

HP Laptop with 8GB RAM, Intel Core i5, 2TB drive – $360 ($200 off)

Date: Nov. 23

Buy on the Microsoft Store

This HP laptop checks most of the boxes for a decent Windows 10 laptop, including having a touchscreen, a decent amount of RAM, and a very good Intel Core i5 processor. HP claims it will get about 8 hours of battery life.

Apple MacBooks and iMacs – $800 ($200 off)

Date: Nov. 23-25

Buy the MacBook Air for $800 ($200 off) on Best Buy

Buy the iMac for $800 ($200 off) on Best Buy

Best Buy is the place to be for Apple deals this holiday. During Black Friday, it will discount the MacBook Air and iMac by $200.

Microsoft Surface Pro and Surface Laptop ($200-$330 off)

Date: Nov. 23

Buy Surface Pro for $330 off on Microsoft’s store

Buy the Surface Laptop w/free Cortana Speaker on Microsoft’s Store

The Surface Pro is the best 2-in-1 tablet you can buy, but it’s expensive. Microsoft is discounting two versions of it with an Intel Core i5 processor. We recommend the one with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. If you want a Surface Laptop (we like it), it will come with a free Cortana-enabled speaker. We can’t vouch for the speaker, but it is a Harman Kardon Invoke.

Garmin Vivoactive HR watch – $120 ($130 off)

Date: Nov. 23-25

Buy on Best Buy

No, it’s not a phone, but it is a mobile device! This Garmin watch isn’t the sexiest, but like most Garmin’s it’s fantastic for those into fitness or sports, and it’s also more than 50 percent off it’s normal price. If you’re at all interested in a fitness watch, this may be a fun option.


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