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Best Black Friday computer deals 2020

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It's all over for 2020, and Black Friday has been and gone. You can still save money on the best home computer setup with something more modern, and more powerful, without needing to sink a huge sum of money into it. 

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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

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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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

Ian Stokes is a writer with a varied background - from academic publishing through to video games journalism. In fact the only thing he doesn't enjoy writing about is himself.