Will there be Black Friday computing deals this year?

Two excellent products advertised for the upcoming Black Friday.
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Black Friday is one of the best times of the year to get a great deal on your next laptop, monitor or workstation for a reasonably low price. We've dedicated this page to finding the very best deals on computing products aimed at creatives. So whether you're a student or a professional video editor, we're confident in seeking out the best tech to suit your lifestyle and budget. 

We've noticed over the last few years that Black Friday deals are coming in earlier than usual. That's because bigger online retailers usually have stock to shift ahead of holiday seasons, and don't want to wait around for the official Black Friday event to start. Of course, there's always a risk in shopping early for Black Friday deals – as there's a chance that great deals could be even better when the event rolls around. 

But that's where we come in. We use our product expertise and factor in price history from previous years to let you know if we think a deal may be worth going for. Take a look at the best laptops for graphic design and the best monitors for video editing for some of the most highly-rated computing products we know you'll love. Looking for something specific? See our Black Friday Surface Pro deals. 

Early Black Friday laptop deals

Top US laptop deals

ASUS ProArt Studiobook 16 OLED: $2,699

ASUS ProArt Studiobook 16 OLED: $2,699 now $2,019 at Amazon US
SAVE: $680 (25% off)

This is an excellent deal on the ASUS ProArt Studiobook 16-inch OLED laptop with 16GB of RAM, 1TB of SSD storage and a Nvidia Geforce RTX 3070 Ti graphics card. We reviewed this laptop and gave it a glowing 5 stars, making the cut as one of the best ASUS laptops of all time. 

MSI Raider GE66 4K gaming laptop: $3,999.99

MSI Raider GE66 4K gaming laptop: $3,999.99 now $3,135.95 at Amazon US
SAVE: $864 

Another great deal for anyone looking for a top-spec gaming laptop. This 15.6-inch configuration includes an Intel Core i9 processor, 32GB of RAM, 1TB of SSD storage, and an Nvidia Geforce RTX 3080 Ti graphics card. The 4K ultra HD screen is not only excellent for gaming but streaming movies too. 

Top UK laptop deals

ASUS Zenbook Pro 14 Duo: £2,499.00

ASUS Zenbook Pro 14 Duo: £2,499.00 now £2,199.00 at Currys UK
SAVE: £300

We love ASUS Zenbooks here at Creative Bloq, due to their amazing features to help improve workflow. This Pro 14 Duo model is packed with dual 2.8k touchscreens, with The 13th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, a 120 Hz refresh rate, 16GB of DDR5 RAM, 1TB of SSD storage, and a GeForce RTX 4050 graphics card. 

Early Black Friday monitor deals

Top US monitor deals

Samsung 49-inch Odyssey OLED G9: was $1,799.99 now $1,399.99 at Amazon

Samsung 49-inch Odyssey OLED G9: was $1,799.99 now $1,399.99 at Amazon + extra $300 coupon!
SAVE: $400 +$300

The Odyssey G9 OLED is a Smart Gaming Monitor that uses a Neo Quantum Processor for optimizing every OLED panel to ensure maximum quality. It has features like a game bar, a gaming hub for instant access to streaming services, and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro.  

Samsung 27-inch Odyssey G7: was $699.99 now $497 at Amazon US

Samsung 27-inch Odyssey G7: was $699.99 now $497 at Amazon US
SAVE: $200

This curved monitor from Samsung is pro-level and a top choice for gaming, making it one of the best monitors for PS5 and one of the best monitors for Xbox Series X too. It has high dynamic range, a 240Hz refresh rate, and uses QLED technology for excellent visuals.

Top UK monitor deals

: was £169.99 now £119 at Argos UK

Acer Nitro VG240YS 24-inch: was £169.99 now £119 at Argos UK
SAVE: £50

This LED monitor from Acer is a great choice for gamers on a budget, and it just got even cheaper! It has a sharp 24-inch full HD display with built-in speakers and a moderate 165Hz refresh rate. It can also be wall mounted should you choose. 

Early Black Friday PC deals

Lenovo Legion Tower 5 Gaming Desktop: $1,929.99 now $1,549.99 at Best Buy

Lenovo Legion Tower 5 Gaming Desktop: $1,929.99 now $1,549.99 at Best Buy
SAVE $380

This Lenovo desktop PC is pretty mighty, equipped with an AMD Ryzen 7-7700X CPU, plus a high-end NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 GPU, as well as 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and a 1TB HDD of storage for an epic gaming session. But don't worry, it also has high-performance air cooling and an enmeshed front bezel for improved airflow. 

Dell Inspiron all-in-one Desktop: $1,099.99 now $899.99 at Best Buy

Dell Inspiron all-in-one Desktop: $1,099.99 now $899.99 at Best Buy
SAVE $200

This 23.8-inch all-in-one touchscreen display from Dell comes equipped with a 13th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, as well as 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. It might not be the best choice for gaming, but this desktop is excellent for business meetings, with a full HD LED display and built-in webcam with 1080p video resolution. 

Lenovo Yoga All-in-One PC: £1,249.99 now £799.99 at Amazon UK

Lenovo Yoga All-in-One PC: £1,249.99 now £799.99 at Amazon UK
SAVE £450

This Lenovo AIO PC boasts a 27-inch ultra HD (3840x2160) display with 16GB of RAM, 1TB of SSD storage, an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H GPU, and all the accessories you need such as a wireless keyboard, wireless mouse, and removable 5.0MP webcam with privacy shutter. The display can be rotated horizontally and vertically, and the content on the screen will auto-rotate with it. 

Black Friday computing deals: Need to know

When is Black Friday?

Black Friday 2023 will run, as always, from the last Friday of November for the weekend following. This year that means it will run from Friday 24 to Monday 27 November. And we wager that there will be many brilliant deals on computing hardware in the lead up to these dates – as there always has been. 

What's a good Black Friday computing deal?

This is a good question, as not everything is what it seems over Black Friday. We've often seen retailers (naming no names) inflating the discounted asking price of a model before a deal price goes live, therefore making the discount look far bigger than it actually is.

We use price comparison software and our knowledge of the real retail price of products to see through such deals. That's not to say we won't report on them – sometimes it'll still be a good deal – but we will always do our best to give you a detailed context of what you're actually saving, and why you should consider buying a product. 

If previous years is anything to go by, there will be hundreds of dollars to be saved on top end monitors and laptops, and more modest savings to be had on more budget items. This is the page where you'll find them all. 

What laptops and monitors should I buy?

This, of course, depends on what you will want to use them for. Here at Creative Bloq we've spent a lot of time and effort putting together the best monitors and laptops for specific workloads – whether that's graphic design, photo editing or student work. 

That means when we suggest a product deal over Black Friday, we'll have a specific user in mind, and we'll make it clear who the product is aimed at. We don't want any dissatisfied creatives out there who have got a great saving on a monitor that they don't like or use to its full potential. We want to ensure that isn't you this November.  

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Beren Neale
Deals Editor

Beren has worked on creative titles at Future Publishing for over 13 years. Cutting his teeth as Staff Writer on the digital art magazine ImagineFX, he moved on to edit several creative titles, and is currently the Deals Editor on the most effective creative website in the world. When he's not testing and reviewing the best ergonomic office chairs, he can be found finding and comparing the best deals on the tech that creatives value the most. 

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