HP manufactures many of the industry's best laptops and the Victus 15 is one of the best gaming-specific laptops you can get. In our HP Victus review, it earned a high rating of 4 out of 5-stars after extensive real world and overall performance testing. If elegant design, clean sound, and snappy gaming performance ticks all the boxes, you can't go wrong with the HP Victus.
Looking for a versatile productivity laptop that's also suitable for drawing, streaming content, and surfing the web? Best Buy just dropped the HP Envy x360 to $699 ($450 off). This Windows Pro-powered machine is configured with a 15.6-inch 1920 x 1080-pixel display, Intel Core i7-1355U CPU, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of SSD storage.
With Black Friday rapidly approaching, there are plenty of early laptop deals to shop right now. See the top 15 best early Black Friday deals on laptops by top tech brands like Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo and more
17 best early Black Friday laptop deals
1. Dell XPS 13 9315:
$799 $599 @ Dell
Save $200 on the Dell XPS 13 9315, one of the best laptops to buy. We reviewed the 2-in-1 version Dell XPS 13 and liked its lightest design, bright sharp display and great graphics performance. The laptop in this deal packs a 13.4- inch FHD+ (1920 x 1200) 500 nit-display, Intel Core i5-1230U 10-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, Iris Xe graphics and 512GB NVMe SSD. Powered by Windows 11 Home, the Dell XPS 13 is the best overall Dell laptop to buy.
2. Apple 15" MacBook Air M2:
$1,299 $1.049 @ Amazon
Save $250 on the 15-inch MacBook Air M2. It features an M2 8-core processor, 10-Core GPU, 16-core neural engine, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage. It packs a 15.3-inch (2880 x 1864) Liquid Retina display, Magic Keyboard, Touch Bar and Touch ID.
3. Apple 13" MacBook Pro M2:
$1,299 $1,199 @ Amazon
This isn't the lowest price we've ever seen for the MacBook Pro M2, but it's the best price right now. Amazon currently takes $100 off the M2 MacBook Pro — the best laptop that for power-users. The M2 MacBook Pro offers impressive battery life and is ideal for productivity, gaming, video editing, and photo editing.
Features: 13.3-inch Liquid Retina display, Apple M2 8-core CPU, 10-core GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Magic Keyboard, Touch Bar, Touch.
4. Apple 14" MacBook Pro M3:
$1,599 $1,499 @ Best Buy w/ membership
Lowest price! My Best Buy Plus and Total members save $100 on the new 14-inch MacBook Pro M3. Best Buy's trade in offer takes up to $825 off. This new release features Apple's new M3 8-core processor, 10-Core GPU and supports up to 24GB of unified memory. Apple claims its new M3 processor is 35 percent faster than its first generation M1 chip. Graphics performance is up 65 percent faster so you'll notice all the subtle nuances during game play, from realistic lighting, shadows, reflections.
5. Acer Aspire 5:
$699 $599 @ Newegg
Newegg takes $100 off the Acer Aspire 5 (A515-58M-54LG). When you're on the hunt for a reliable day-to-day personal computer for productivity and entertainment, the Acer Aspire 5 is one of the best laptops to buy.
Features: 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) display, 13th Gen Intel Core i5-1335U 10-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, Intel Iris Xe graphics, 512GB SSD, Windows 11 Home.
Price check: Amazon $569
6. Asus VivoBook S 15 OLED:
$1,099 $989 @ Amazon
Save $110 on the Asus VivoBook S 15 OLED, a solid PC for work, school and everything else. It's not often you find and OLED laptop that ticks all the boxes in terms of price, performance, and great speakers.
Features: 15.6-inch 2.8K (2880 x 1800) OLED 120Hz display, Intel Core i9-13900H 14-core CPU, 16GB, RAM, Iris Xe Graphics, 1TB SSD.
Price check: Best Buy $989
7. Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1:
$899 $699 @ Dell
Save $200 on the Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-laptop. One of the best laptops for students, it's great for multitasking and offers long battery life. This machine packs a 14-inch (1920 x 1200) 300-nit touch screen, Intel Core i5-1355U 10-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, Iris Xe Graphics and 512GB SSD.
8. HP Envy x360 15 2-in-1:
$1,149 $699 @ Best Buy
Now $150 off, the the HP Envy x360 is one of the best 2-in-1 laptops around. With a 2-in-1 laptop, you can use its versatility for drawing, watching, or surfing the web. This Windows Pro laptop is configured with a 15-inch 1920 x 1080-pixel display, Intel Core i7-1355U CPU, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of SSD storage.
9. HP Victus 15 RTX 3050 (2023):
$899 $549 @ Best Buy
This Best Buy early Black Friday deal takes $350 off the HP Victus 15 RTX 3050 gaming laptop. Ideal for casual gamers, this budget-friendly option is configured to offer a solid gaming experience. I features a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) display, 13th Gen Intel Core13420H 8-core CPU, 8GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 GPU and 512GB SSD.
10. HP Pavilion Laptop 15t:
$899 $429 @ HP
Save $470 on the HP Pavilion Laptop 15t-eg300. It's suitable for college students, business pros and anyone else looking for a powerful PC. This machine packs a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) 250-nit display, Gen Intel Core i5-1355U 10-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, Iris Xe graphics, and 256GB SSD.
11. Lenovo Slim 7i 14":
$1,099 $699 @ B&H
Save $400 on the Lenovo Slim 7i which brings it down to just under $700. Specs considered, it's an exceptional value for the price. It features a 14-inch (2880 x 1800) touch display, Intel Core i7-1260P 12-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, Iris Xe graphics, and 1TB SSD.
12. Lenovo ThinkPad T14:
$2,104 $945 @ Lenovo
Save 69% on the Lenovo ThinkPad T14 Gen 3 via coupon, "THINKBFDEAL" at checkout. Students and work professionals will benefit from the laptop's multitasking performance, durability and security. While we didn't test it, ThinkPad T14 Gen 4 customer reviews rate it 4.4 out of 5-stars for its sleek, portable design, top tier performance and beautiful anti-glare display.
Features: 14-inch WUXGA (1920 x 1200) 300-nit display, Intel Core i5-1250P vPro 12-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, Intel UHD graphics,1TB SSD SSD, 1080p FHD camera with privacy shutter.
13. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 11:
$3,299 $1,419 @ Lenovo
Save 56% on the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 11 via coupon, "THINKBFDEAL" at checkout. In our ThinkPad Carbon Gen 11 review, we rate it a solid 4 out of 5 star for its shockingly lightweight feel, fast SSD and great battery life. Performance-wise, it's nearly on par with the MacBook Pro according to our lab's Geekbench benchmark tests. The ThinkPad X1 Gen 11 in this deal packs a 14-inch (1920 x 1200) 400-nit display, 13th Gen Intel Core i7-1365U vPro 10-core CPU, 32GB of RAM, Intel Iris Xe graphics and speedy 512GB SSD.
14. Samsung Galaxy Book 3 360:
$1,549 $949 @ Best Buy
LOWEST PRICE! Save $600 on the Galaxy Book 3 360 2-in-1 laptop with My Best Buy Plus or Total. Non-members, save $550. This premium convertible features a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) AMOLED display, 13th Gen Intel Core i7-1360P 12-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, Intel Iris Xe graphics and 1TB SSD.
15. Microsoft Surface Laptop 5:
$999 $799 @ Amazon
Save $200 on the Surface Laptop 5. This notebook packs a 13.5-inch (2256 x 1504) touch display, 12th Gen Intel Evo Platform Core i5-1235U, Intel Iris Xe graphics, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of SSD storage. Connectivity-wise, it has a USB 3.1 Type-A port, USB-C port with USB4 and Thunderbolt 4 support, Surface Connect port and 3.5mm headphone jack.
Price check: Best Buy $799
16. MSI Creator Z16:
$2,549 $1,139 @ Newegg
Save a staggering $1,410 on MSI's Creator Z16 workstation laptop during Newegg's Black Friday sales! This mighty workstation may feature an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 chipset, but it still offers a powerful punch of performance thanks to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 30-Series GPU. Ideal for content creators, the Z16 is a formidable machine that can breeze through editing, rendering, and processing content with ease.
17. ASUS Vivobook S 14 OLED:
$1,199 $849 @ Newegg
Save $350 on Asus' Vivobook S 14 OLED during Newegg's Black Friday sales. If you're looking for a laptop that's ideal for home and office use, look no further. Whether you're chopping through a busy inbox, or catching up with your favorite shows on streaming, the Vivobook S 14's impressive 13th Gen Intel Core i9 performance and dazzling 14.5-inch 2.8K OLED display have you covered. A fantastic all-around laptop ideal for everyday use.
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Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.