Best Black Friday PC gaming deals: gaming laptops from $790 and RTX 30-series gaming PCs with deep discounts

Black Friday deals

We’re at peak Black Friday discount capacity: Every retailer, manufacturer, and seller is looking to shave off a little money to get in on the action. Our team of hardware experts has been searching high and low for the best deals on gaming PCs, gaming laptops, gaming monitors, SSDs, VR headsets—you name it, we’ve probably sound something fitting on sale. That said, we’ve been as discerning as ever in our picks, making sure that only deals that are actually deals make it onto the list.

One thing you’re not going to see much this Black Friday is deals on graphics cards. The RTX 3080 and RX 6800 XT are the best GPU upgrades we’ve seen in a long, long time, but the chip shortage means they can sell out even above list price. That said, we have seen one RX 6900 XT deal, at 50% higher than the price of the reference card, though still below the ASRock MSRP. The good news is that pre-built PC makers can still get their hands on cards, so you can get a new GPU for a reasonable price if you’re willing to buy a whole gaming PC to get it.

Plenty of other components are on sale, though: We’ve found some good SSD deals, and you can grab some cheap RAM sticks for an upgrade. It’s a good time to invest in a 1440p, 144Hz display, too. Below are the best deals we’ve found so far. We’ll be updating this page frequently during and in the days surrounding Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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When is Black Friday 2021?

Black Friday 2021 is on November 26, one full day ahead of last year’s date. That means Cyber Monday will fall on November 29 after a retail-heavy weekend.

Last year Black Friday almost lasted from the end of the delayed Prime Day in October. It will be a similar story this year, with everyone, from Amazon to Newegg keen to lock in sales early to avoid shipping problems. So expect specific Black Friday deals and offers to start earlier than ever.

What deals can I expect on Black Friday 2021?

Obviously, Black Friday deals on graphics cards are off the table for another year. I mean, being able to buy one for anything near MSRP would be a start. But you will be able to find the latest GPU silicon in either a pre-built gaming PC or a new gaming laptop, and a few deals have already started to appear on that front. Intel has just released Alder Lake CPUs too, which should mean price cuts on 11th-Gen PCs too.

Along with the news that there will be new Ryzen CPUs early next year, last-gen Intel and AMD processors could be cheaper too, in order to clear older stock from the inventory of retailers. With an imminent price correction on memory expected soon, we might see some other component deals, as well. 

The arrival of DDR5 might also make DDR4 kits more affordable, and there seems to have been a glut of great SSDs deals. 

Screens are another regularly discounted commodity around Black Friday, and we doubt this year will be any different. This means both the best gaming monitors and the best TVs for gaming could get some tasty deals, too.

And there will always be gaming mice and keyboards on sale come Black Friday too, so they’re worth taking a look at. It’s a great time of year to treat your butt to a quality gaming chair as well, which tend to enjoy some healthy price cuts this time of year.

What should I avoid buying on Black Friday 2021?

Anything you don’t need. It’s distressingly easy to be duped into dropping cash on something just because there’s a hefty discount attached to it… even though you have absolutely no use for it. 

If you’re considering making a purchase around Black Friday, have a plan of attack. That probably sounds needlessly aggressive, but you need to know what you actually want to buy first or you’ll end up with no end of crap. Cheap crap, maybe, but crap nonetheless. 

Do some research on the products you’d like to pick up in the sales (we offer detailed hardware buying guides), and maybe some alternatives in case those don’t pop up. Set yourself a strict budget too. 

Products like graphics cards and processors have obvious tiers (though the different companies work damned hard to make product names as confusing as possible), and SSDs have rated speeds, but for peripherals, it’s tougher to tell from the specs whether they’re worth the money. Checking for reviews, from such luminaries as ourselves, should guide you on your way, and checking price trackers such as CamelCamelCamel will let you know if a deal’s more than just skin deep.

Are there any Black Friday tips and tricks?

If you haven’t already used it up during a credit card splurge around Amazon Prime Day, then you ought to take the opportunity to sign up for a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime. That will get you early access to the Lightning Deals, and help you grab some of Jeff’s best deals of the day. It will also net you free shipping on a host of products and speedy delivery too, and at the very worst it’ll be handy when it comes to bagging some last-minute Christmas gifts for that aunt you always forget about.

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