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Best Black Friday computer deals 2020

Black Friday computer deals
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The best Black Friday computer deals are the perfect opportunity to refresh your home computer setup with something more modern, and more powerful, without needing to sink a huge sum of money into it. There are tons of deals already starting to crop up as we enter Black Friday week, so no matter what kind of home computer you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered.

Whether you’re a budding PC gamer or a professional in need of a new desktop computer for your home office, there is something for you here in the best Black Friday computer deals. We’ve seen offers on gaming rigs from huge brands like Alienware, along with massive savings on a range of all-rounder computers which are ideal for work. There are also savings to be made on budget computers too, making the cheap options even cheaper.

But what should you be looking out for when it comes to Black Friday computer deals? Well, that depends on what you need your computer for. If you want a new gaming rig then you need something with a powerful GPU and an SSD to run your games from. Creative types who need to edit photos and videos will benefit from a powerful CPU. If you need something to take with you on the go, there are also the best laptops to look at.

Most people want a home computer that can do a little bit of everything though, so we’d recommend that you look for a solid all-rounder which has a decent mid-range CPU, a dedicated GPU, at least 8GB RAM (and we’d really say 16GB here), and an SSD for running your system from. You can then look at adding things like a storage drive for photo/video storage later if needs be.

If you’re looking for more than just a new computer this Black Friday, head over to our best Black Friday USA deals round up for deals on everything from refrigerators to printers.  

HP Black Friday Deals

HP All-in-One 24" home computer | i5 CPU | 256GB SSD/1TB HDD: $799 now $699 at HP
Save $100 on this excellent all-in-one computer from HP. With a 10th gen I5 processor and 8GB of RAM, it's got plenty of power and the 256GB SSD offers fast loading times too. There is also a 1TB storage drive to keep all your photos, music, and videos on.View Deal

HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop | i7 CPU | 1660 GPU | 16GB RAM: $1199 now $999 at HP
Save $200 on this stylish gaming PC.  It has powerful specs with an I7 CPU, NVIDIA GeForce 1660 GPU and 16GB of RAM which should easily be enough to handle the latest AAA video games at 1080p/60FPS. There's 256GB storage for fast-loading Windows and  games, and 2TB of HDD space for all your storage needs too.View Deal

Black Friday Apple computer deals 

Apple computers, like all its devices, are famous for being a bit on the pricey side. You get a lot of powerful hardware for your money, and they ooze style, but they’re not cheap. Luckily, they do still go on sale like any other products. 

Save $150 on the iMac 2020: $1799 $1649.
The Apple iMac is an all-in-one computer that comes with a 27-inch screen, and it's rocking an 8th gen Intel Core i5, 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD for storage.  It's currently on sale at Amazon.View Deal

Black Friday Dell computer deals

Dell is being a bit sneaky with Black Friday this year, starting its Black Friday deals well in advance of the day itself. There are a ton of deals across the whole range of Dell and Alienware products including desktop computers, gaming PCs, laptops, monitors, and more.

We're focusing on the desktop computers here, but if you want to see deals on Dell laptops, monitors and more, head over to our Best Dell Black Friday Deals hub for a full roundup.

Dell G5 Gaming Desktop: Was $1329.99 now $1049.99 at Dell
Save $280
on this powerful gaming desktop computer when you buy directly from Dell. It comes with an i7 CPU, NVIDIA GTX 1660Ti graphics card and 16GB of RAM - more than enough power to run even the newest games.View Deal

Alienware gaming PC | Ryzen R7 CPU | 2080 super GPU | 1TB SSD | 16GB RAM: $2039 now $1649 at Dell
Save $390 in another great gaming deal, this time from Dell's specialized gaming brand Alienware. This gaming monster has the high-end specs that you need to play the latest games in 4K, and this is a great offer at 19% off.View Deal

Dell XPS K-series desktop gaming PC: i7 K-series CPU | 2070 Super GPU | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD: $1829 now $1399 at Dell
While there are certainly cheaper ways out there to get a gaming PC with a 2070 Series GPU, it's the complete package that impresses us with this Dell XPS K-series. it offers a 10th Gen Intel I7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB NVMe SSD for running your games on. This is a futureproofed machine at a great price.View Deal

Best Black Friday Lenovo deals

Lenovo makes a whole range of computer hardware including desktop computers, laptops, and all-in-one devices like the Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO and A540 , which we’re huge fans of.  You can also find traditional desktops like the IdeaCentre T540. There are a ton of different versions and configurations with most of its models, much like Dell though. Lenovo is currently running it's pre-Black Friday Sale. 

Save $220 on the IdeaCentre AIO 3i (22”): $799 $579.
This all-in-one computer should run lightning fast thanks to its 10th generation i5 processor and 256GB SSD. It's also got an FHD touch screen which makes it ideal for kids who're so used to touch screens on their technology.View Deal

Save $400 on the IdeaCentre A540 (27”): $1449 $1049.
Get this powerful 4K touch screen packing all-in-one computer from Lenovo. The CPU might be a 9th gen processor, but it's a beefy i7 and its backed up by 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD.View Deal

Save $180 on the IdeaCentre 5i Desktop: $530 $350.
If you're looking for a traditional desktop computer on a budget, you'll struggle to beat this - a 10th gen I3 processor, 8GB of RAM and a whopping 2TB HDD for just $350.View Deal

Save $170 on the IdeaCentre 5i Desktop: $669 $499.
If the above deal looked tempting, but you really need a bit more grunt from your computer then look no further. Upgrade the CPU to a 10th gen i5 and boost the storage with a 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD. All that for half a stack.View Deal

When is Black Friday this year?

Black Friday takes place on the Friday after Thanksgiving every year, which is November 27 this year. It’s the biggest shopping event of the year with just about everything you can think of going on sale - we’re talking everything from cell phone plan deals to washing machine deals. It’s not just for one day either, as Black Friday offers start in the week leading up to the big day itself, and last until Cyber Monday (the Monday after).  

Best Black Friday computer deals 2020: What to expect 

When the sales do begin, we’re expecting to see huge discounts on a range of products from all the major manufacturers including Dell, Alienware, Apple, and Lenovo.

Which deals you should be looking for depends on what kind of home computer you want, and what you want to use it for? If you’re a designer or creator, then you should keep an eye out for deals on the Apple iMac, especially the previous model - we’d expect to see decent discounts on the Apple iMac 2019 this year for sure, with retailers looking to clear stock for this year’s model. During last year’s Black Friday sales, the 27” iMac with 8GB RAM and 1TB storage was down to $1600 - a saving of $200 off the MSRP.

If you’re looking for more of an all rounder in the Black Friday home computer sales, then we’d recommend the Dell XPS 8940. It’s the quintessential desktop tower PC, with a simple professional design and plenty of hardware customization options. 

And for the gamers out there, we’re expecting to see some pretty hefty discounts on Alienware home computers if last year’s sales are anything to go by. Last year it was offering $330 off on several of it’s gaming desktops including the Alienware Aurora.

Black Friday Computer Deals: What to look out for? 

Black Friday is a huge shopping event for sure, but one of the underlying reasons for its existence is that it lets stores and retailers clear out their inventory of older stock. This is especially true when it comes to technology like home computers as they’re constantly being upgraded and replaced by new models.

What we’re saying is that if you’re OK buying last year’s model, you’ll be able to make some huge savings and still pick up some fantastic hardware, but you’re unlikely to see amazing deals on recently released models.

iMac

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Honestly though, you’re missing out on very little these days by getting last years showroom pieces - the advance of computer technology has slowed down considerably in recent years and the difference between newer models and last years version isn’t going to be enormous and we’d argue that only serious gamers and those working in video editing are the only ones who should consider sitting on the cutting edge of progress.

The best pre-Black Friday computer deals to shop now 

Black Friday isn’t quite upon us just yet, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t deals out there for you to take advantage of. Like most things, desktop PCs go on sale sporadically throughout the year, so we’ve rounded up some of our top deals on our favorite home computers. We’ve also had a look for deals on accessories including monitors, wireless keyboards and mice

We’ve grouped these deals up based on the manufacturer, so let's get started.

Other great deals to look for on Black Friday

Black Friday isn’t just about cheap computer deals - you’ll also find offers on a range of household goods, personal tech and even groceries. We’ll be rounding up all of these too, and have handily grouped them into the following categories so that you spend less time searching for deals, and more time buying what you love (for less)… 

Expired Black Friday computer deals

Save an extra $50 on top on XPS and Alienware PCs with discount code: Enter Enter code DPA$50 at checkout.
Right now you can save an additional $50 on top of any other existing deals by entering the discount code above. This only applies to select XPS and Alienware computers, but it's still a great deal.

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Save $259 on the Alienware Aurora R9 Gaming Desktop: $1209 $949.
The Alienware Aurora R9 packs some serious gaming hardware with an Intel i5 CPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card. If you're looking for a new gaming rig to play this year's blockbusters like Call of Duty and Cyberpunk 2077, this is a great deal.

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Save $198 on the IdeaCentre A340 (24”): $809 $612.
Use code HOMEOFFICE10 at checkout.
This superb all-in-one home computer features a slick FHD touch screen, 9th Gen i5 CPU, and an 256GB SSD. This is the perfect cheap all-in-one computer, with enough power to browsing, working, and watching videos with ease.

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Save $200 on the IdeaCentre A540 (24”): $899 $699.
Use code HOMEOFFICE10 at checkout.
This superb all-in-one home computer features an FHD screen, AMD Ryzen CPU, and an enormous 2TB storage drive. (plus a 128GB SSD). Check out our review of the IdeaCentre range to see what we thought of it (spoilers: we liked it).
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Save $254.80 on the IdeaCentre T540 with NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti: Was $999 now $745.19.
Use code SPOOKY8 at checkout.

This gaming desktop features serious hardware with an i5 CPU and NVIDIA graphics card, but doesn’t look like your typical garish gaming PC, so it fits perfectly in a professional home office. 
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