Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017: Best cheap laptop, Macbook and Chromebook deals – The Independent

Laptops are a versatile gift. Whether it’s for work or play, they’re suitable for all ages.

And with Christmas looming, finding a Black Friday deal on the laptop can leave more money for stocking fillers – or a little extra in your back pocket.

Luckily, there are likely to be a significant amount of them.

Chromebooks could drop as low as £100, bargain basement laptops could hit £150, while known brands could go for as little as £250.

How do you bag a deal? It’s all about knowing where to look. Big box retailers like PC World could be one option, while online-only retailers like Amazon are another.

Specific deals will drop closer to the time, but for now we’ve rounded up some of the best bargains around for if you just can’t wait to get your hands on one.

PC World

Mac: Macbook 12-inch, £1,249

Specs: Silver case, 8GB RAM and 256GB storage, Intel® Core™ M processor

Chromebook: Acer Chromebook, £199

​Specs: Intel® Celeron® Processor N2840, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage

2-in-1: Lenova MIIX laptop, £199

Specs: Intel Atom x5-Z8350 Processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage​

Windows: ASUS ZenBook 3

Specs: Intel Core i5-7200U Processor, 8GB RAM, 512GB storage

Gaming: HP Pavilion Power, £749

Specs: Intel Core i5-7300HQ processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB storage​, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card


Chromecast: Acer Chromebook 14 CB3-431, £229

Specs: Intel N3060 Celeron Processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage

2-in-1: ASUS T102HA-GR036T 10.1 inch 2-in-1 Transformer, £399

Specs: Intel Atom X5-Z8350, 4GB ram, 64GB storage

Gaming: MSI GP62 7RD (Leopard), £749

Specs: Kabylake Core i5-7300HQ+HM175, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage

Mac: Apple MacBook 12-inch, £1,099

Specs: 1.1 GHz dual-core Intel Core M3, 8GB RAM, 256GB storage

Windows: ASUS UX330UA-FC093T ZenBook, £799

Specs: Intel Core i5-7200U, 8GB ram, 512GB storage


Dell is promising Black Friday deals, but already has a pretty decent line-up of offers on its website:

Inspiron 15 3000 Was: £319.00 Now: £299

Inspiron 15 5000 Was: £619.00 Now: £549

Inspiron 15 7000 Was: £1,018.99 Now: £999

Laptops Direct

For anyone looking for an absolute bargain basement deal, we found a refurbished laptop with extremely limited RAM and storage – which costs less than £130

Refurbished Acer Aspire, £124.97


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