How to get the best Cyber Monday deals 2017

With Cyber Monday 2017 fast approaching, we’re here to help you grab the best Cyber Monday deals for designers, illustrators and artists over the Black Friday long weekend. 

According to research by Adobe, Cyber Monday 2016 was a record-breaker. A massive $3.45 billion was spent online last year – making it the biggest day in US ecommerce history. It’s a big day in the UK, too, so where are the best Cyber Monday deals for creatives, and how can you beat the competition to get your hands on them?

That’s where we can help. We’ll be updating this page throughout the day, so bookmark this article for all the latest UK and US deals on creative kit. From hardware – laptops deals, tablet deals, desktop deals – and software to cameras, smartphones and more, you’ll find the best Cyber Monday 2017 deals right here.

The good news? You don’t have to wait until the end of November to bag a bargain – we expect to see great deals announced throughout the month, and we’ll be posting them all on this page. 

Scroll down to see today's cheapest deals on the best creative kit...

When is Cyber Monday 2017?

Cyber Monday 2017 falls on 27 November this year. Black Friday will kick off the Christmas shopping season – it’s always the day after Thanksgiving in the US, which this year is Friday 24 November – with Cyber Monday following three days later. 

During Black Friday, you’ll find deals on the high street as well as online. Cyber Monday, however, was originally dreamt up by savvy marketers as a way to sell more of their wares online, back when online shopping wasn’t as prevalent as it is today. 

According to the experts, Cyber Monday sees a wider range of deals across individual retailers. That means it's less about one-off discounts, and more about lower prices generally. Of course, if stores need to shift stock they’ll follow-up Black Friday discounts with further reductions on Cyber Monday – so expect one-off deals too.

Last year, Amazon offered the likes of the Sony Xperia X for just £319.99, reduced from an original price of £499.99. (Get it now for £297.99 / $229.99 – and see more tips and tricks in our Amazon Cyber Monday article.) We anticipate an explosion of excellent Cyber Monday deals for designers and illustrators this year, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, we’ve rounded up the biggest retailers in the UK and US below, who will be rolling out incredible deals throughout Cyber Monday 2017. We recommend having a browse for inspiration...

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Today's best deals for creatives in the US

In recent years, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have morphed into a Black November, with retailers increasingly look to beat the competition by releasing early deals.

If you’re like us, you’ll have your eye on some creative kit already. Here are the cheapest current deals in the US on our favourite products… (UK deals here.)

Microsoft Surface Book: $2,248 (was $2,799.00)
Save $551 – Grab a great bargain on the first-class 13.5-inch Microsoft Surface Book, recently replaced by the Surface Book 2. We voted the Surface Book our laptop of the year for creative pros, with five out of five stars. Get it for $2,248.

Apple MacBook Pro - touch bar: $2,199 (was $2,399)
Save $200 - If you're looking for a hot deal on Apple's latest MacBook Pro with touch bar, this 15-inch model could be it. Boasting a 2.8GHz Intel Core i7 Quad Core processor, 16GB RAM and more, it's yours for $2,199

HP Pavilion 2017 laptop: $749 (was $1,399)
Save $650 - Amazon's made the 15-inch version of the newest HP Pavilion touchscreen laptop available for just $749. With an Intel Core i5-7200U processor, 16GB RAM, 250GB SSD, DVD, WiFi and Windows 10, this is a big saving on a decent laptop.

Samsung MU7000 4K TV: $479.99 (was $849.99)
Save $370 - Samsung’s MU7000 Series marries excellent picture quality with great value. This 50-inch model offer four times more pixels than Full HD and Smart TV capabilities, and it’s on sale at Target for the very good price of $479.99

Canon EOS 80D SLR: $1,099 (was $1,199)
Save: $100 – Canon’s fantastic EOS 80D SLR camera is famed for excellent image quality and a great feature set, and it's well built too. This Amazon deal means you can get your hands on the camera for just $1,099

Wacom Intuos Pro: $299.95 (was $349.95)
Save $50
– The new Wacom Intuos Pro digital graphic drawing tablet (medium) is widely viewed as Wacom’s finest creative pen tablet to date. You can pick it up now for the cut-price bargain of $299.95

Today's best deals for creatives in the UK

Microsoft Surface Pro: £1,129 (was £1,249)
Save £120
- on the latest Microsoft Surface Pro (12.3-inch) PixelSense Tablet PC, with this Amazon deal. Under the hood is an Intel 7th Gen Core i5-7300U 3.5GHz, 8GB RAM and more. We gave the new Surface Pro four out of five stars in our review

Samsung Galaxy S8+: £587 (was £779)
Save £192 – Amazon has slashed £179 off the Samsung Galaxy S8+ 64GB sim-free smartphone, meaning you can pick it up for just £586.49. Launched in April 2017 in the UK, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ received 4.5 out of 5 stars from our sister site, TechRadar.

Nikon D3400 DSLR: £354 (normally £429) 
Save £75 - This brilliant Currys bargain gives you the chance to grab one of the world’s most popular cameras for just £354 with voucher code CAM75. Popular thanks to its fantastic performance and ease of use, this is a camera worth owning.  

Or get it for £374 with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens

Lenovo IdeaPad laptop: £599.99 (was £799.99) 
Save £200
- Pocket this powerful 15-inch Lenovo 320-151KBN laptop for £200 less than usual, with this great deal from Currys. Specced with an Intel Core i7-7500U processor, 8GB RAM and 2TB storage, plus a Full HD display, it’s a brilliant early bargain. 

Lenovo tablet: £399.99 (was £449.99) 
Save £50
– Curry’s has cut the cost of the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro 10-inch tablet in this deal. With its built-in projector, you can enjoy a cinematic experience anywhere – and its fast quad-core processor performance means smoother multitasking.  

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