Best January deals 2018: quick links
The January sales are upon us – and with them, some of the best deals on creative hardware and software you'll find all year. Here, we’ve rounded up the best January deals for designers, illustrators and artists on our favourite creative gear, both for work and play.
Whether you're based in the US or the UK, you'll find the best creative hardware and software January bargains below.
We’ll be updating this page throughout the month, so bookmark this article for all the latest UK and US deals on creative kit. From hardware – laptops deals, iPad deals, monitor deals – and creative software deals to cameras, smartphones and more, you’ll find the best January deals right here.
US: Very best January deals 2018
Every deal in this article is worth a look – but in this first section you'll find the very best of the best January deals for designers in the US on our favourite products… (Head here for UK January deals .)
Microsoft Surface Book 512GB: $1,623 (was $2,699)
Save $1,075 - Yep, you saw that right. You can save $900 on the incredible 13.5-inch Microsoft Surface Book (our laptop of the summer, which we gave five out of five stars). It comes with a super powerful 2.6GHz Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM. It was replaced in 2017 by the Surface Book 2 but at this price, who cares? This is an utterly unbelievable chance to save 40%.
Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch: $479.99 (was $729.99)
Save $250 - eBay has slashed the cost of 2016's 9.7inch iPad Pro tablet to an amazing $479.99. It comes with Wi-Fi and 3G cellular – see this excellent deal while there's still stock.
Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 speaker: $93.90 (was $199.99)
Save $106.09 - Amazon's slashed the price of the holiday edition of this wireless mobile bluetooth speaker to an astonishing $93.90. It's waterproof, shockproof, has speakers all the way round, and gives around 15 hours of playback. See this deal now.
US: Laptop, desktop, tablet January deals
Apple MacBook Air (4GB) refurbished: $414.99 (was $999)
Save $584.01 - The 11-inch MacBook Air isn’t being sold anymore, which explains this incredible discount on eBay. The 4GB device is refurbished and comes with Intel i5 dual core processor. See this amazing 58% discount now.
Microsoft Surface Book 512GB: $1,623.81 (was $2,699)
Save $1,075.19 This incredible deal sees nearly $1,000 slashed off the stunning 13.5-inch Microsoft Surface Book, with a 2.6GHz Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM. It was recently replaced by the Surface Book 2 – but we voted the Surface Book our laptop of 2017 for creative pros, and this is a fantastic January deal.
Microsoft Surface Book 128GB: $819 (was $1,499)
Save $680 - You can also make a huge saving on the lower spec version of the 2-in-1 Surface Book. This one comes with 8GB of RAM, a 2.6GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 1TB SSD and the Surface Pen included – it's plenty of power for designers, and a fantastic bargain overall. Save 45% on the Surface Book now.
Microsoft Surface Book: $2,089 (was $2,799)
Save $710 – Pocket a decent January deal on the stunning 13.5-inch Microsoft Surface Book, which was 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. Grab it now for just $2,089.
Surface Book: $768.87 (was $1,129)
Save $360.13 - Ok, this isn’t strictly a January deal. But it is an incredible saving on the amazing Microsoft Surface Book. It’s a refurbished model, with Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM and 128GB - which are all the specs most designers will need. There are only a few left in stock though, so move fast if you want this deal.
Microsoft Surface Pro (i5) + Type Cover: $890 (was $1,014.98) Save $123.99 - This Microsoft Surface Pro with Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB storage has been dropped in price by 12%. With a free Type Cover, worth over $100, this is a fantastic deal on a Surface Pro.
Apple MacBook Pro w touch bar: $1,799 (was $2,399)
Save $600 - This is a fantastic saving on the MacBook Pro with touch bar. Under the hood is a powerful 2.6GHz Intel Core i7 quad-core processor, 16GB of RAM and 256GB storage. And don't forget the stunning Retina Display. This one is space grey. Save $600 with this great B&H deal.
Apple 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display: $1,749 (was $1,799)
Save $50 - B&H has cut the cost of this mid 2017 27-inch iMac, with 3.4 GHz Intel Core i5 quad-core processor, 8GB RAM and 1TB fusion drive to $1,749. It has an incredible 5K Retina display and a 4GB AMD Radeon Pro 570 Graphics Card. See this January deal.
Apple MacBook Air 13.3-inch (8GB): $873.91 (was $1,599)
Save $725.09 - This 13-inch MacBook Air comes with 4GB more RAM than the model above, as well as the El Capitan OS. take a look at this excellent deal, which gets you the higher-specced Apple MacBook Air at a 45% discount.
HP Pavilion 2017 laptop: $739 (was $1,399)
Save $660 - Amazon has released the 15-inch version of the 2017 HP Pavilion touchscreen laptop for just $749. Boasting an Intel Core i5-7200U processor, 16GB RAM, 250GB SSD and WiFi, this is a big saving on a sound laptop.
Lenovo ideapad 320: $225 (was $269)
Save $44 - This deal at Jet gets you the Lenovo ideapad 320 for just $225. Lenovo is a respected brand, and this Windows 10 machine comes with a big 15.6-inch screen and 1TB hard drive. See this great ideapad deal now.
Apple iPad Pro 10.5: $599 (was $649.99)
Save $50.99 - This isn't a bad deal at all on the newest 10.5 64GB iPad Pro. This one comes in Rose Gold. But it's selling out quickly, so grab this 8% saving while you can.
iPad Pro 9.7: $399 (was $579)
Save $180 - This is a massive eBay deal on Apple's 9.7-inch iPad. It comes with 32GB of storage, Wi-Fi + 4G connectivity and, of course, Apple's brilliant Retina display tech. See this eBay deal now.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 32GB: $499.99 (was $599.99)
Save $100 - You can get one of our top drawing tablets at Amazon for just $499.99. The 9.7-inch Android tablet has a great HDR screen and S Pen stylus included. Save $100 right now.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1: $199.99 (was $279.99)
Save $80 - You can pocket this excellent 16GB Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 for a bargain $279.99. It has a large and attractive display, and it’s on offer at Amazon for just $279.99 - which is an absolute steal.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A (8-inch): $158 (was $199.99)
Save $41.99 - Prefer the smaller, cheaper model? Great. The eight-inch model of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A has also seen its price cut at Amazon, this time down to just $158. That’s a brilliant 21% saving.
US: Best Wacom January deals 2018
Wacom Cintiq 27QHD 27: $2,399.95 (was $2,799.95)
Save $400 - save a huge 14% on the 27-inch Wacom Cintiq 27QHD creative pen and touch display. This is a killer deal on this graphics tablet - it’s running out quickly though. Save $400 now.
Wacom Cintiq Pro 16: $1,299.95 (was $1,499.95)
Save $200 - This is a great 13% saving on the 16-inch Wacom DTH1620K0 Cintiq Pro 16 graphics tablet. It comes with the excellent Wacom Pro Pen 2, an etched-glass screen and integrated stand. See this deal now.
Wacom Intuos Pro (small): $216.53 (was $249.99)
Save $33.46 - The supremely popular small Intuos Pro graphic drawing tablet is on sale at Amazon for 13% cheaper than usual. At $216.53, this is a solid bargain.
Wacom CDS600P Bamboo Spark with Tablet Sleeve: $59.99 (was $129.95)
Save: $69.95 – This Amazon deal on the older version of the Bamboo Spark comes with a bonus tablet sleeve, too. If you're looking for a quick, easy way to digitise your handwritten notes, this deal is worth a look.
Wacom Intuos4/Cintiq21 Grip Pen: $56.88 (was $69.96)
Save $13.07 - This deal gets you 19% off the cordless, battery free Wacom Pen for Intuos 4 and 5, and Cintiq 21 models. Pick up this bargain now.
Intuos Pro Medium Case: $21.89 (was $29.95)
Save $8.06 - This handy case will protect your medium-sized Intuos Pro from damage. It also works for Intuos4 and Intuos5 models. It’s a bargain on Amazon at just over $20.
US: TV and monitor best January deals 2018
Samsung UN75MU8000 75-inch 4K TV: $2,497.99 (was $3,799)
Save $1,302 - Grab a 34% saving on this 4K Samsung TV with expanded colour and depth. This Amazon deal knocks the price down to just $2,497.
Philips BDM4037UW 4K monitor: $799.98 (was $999.99)
Save $200.01 - Get this huge 40-inch curved 4K monitor from Philips for just $767.43. With 3840 x 2160 resolution, it's ideal whether used as a monitor or TV. Save 20% with this Amazon deal.
Acer R240HY monitor: $129 (was $179.99)
Save $50 - You can grab this great budget Acer monitor for just $129 on Amazon. The 24-incher has an IPS display – which is what you want – and delivers good all-around performance. Get it now for the bargain price of $129.
Dell Professional P2417H monitor: $194.90 (was $299.99)
Save $105.09 - Another quality budget IPS monitor, this 24-inch LED-lit model from Dell has two USB 3.0 ports and two USB 2.0 ports. Grab it from Amazon with $105 off the normal price.
Samsung MU7000 4K TV: $549.99 (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 $549.99.
VIZIO 70-inch 4k TV: $1,598 (was $1989.99)
Save $391.99 - This is a great deal that we've seen at Jet on VIZIO’s 4K Ultra HD Smart TV. Save almost $400 on this huge LED Home Theater Display.
US: Camera best January deals 2018
Canon EOS 80D Digital SLR Camera Body: $999 (was $1,199)
Save: $200 – 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.
Canon EOS 6D Mark II: $1,699 (was $1,999)
Save $400 - This entry-level Canon EOS 6D Mark II is a solid full-frame DSLR and you can save 15% with this great deal. For an even bigger saving, if you buy it with a lens you'll save a massive $500.
Nikon D750 SLR plus lens: $2,296.95 (was $3,396.95)
Save $1,100 - This is an incredible Amazon deal on the Nikon D750 FX-format Digital SLR Camera with 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Auto Focus-S NIKKOR Lens. See this huge 32% discount on the Nikon D750.
Nikon D5600 with kit lens: $946 (was $1,196)
Save $250 - Get the excellent Nikon D5600 DSLR with a lens kit and a brilliant bundle of accessories – including a 16GB SD card, lens filter, bag, cleaning supplies and software – for just $946. That's a fantastic 21% saving.
Sony Alpha A6500: $1,198 (was $1,398)
Save $200 - Pick up the stunning mirrorless Sony Alpha A6500, which boasts a superbly fast auto focus and 4K video recording, for just $1,198 with this great deal.
Sony Alpha A6300 camera: $874.46 (was $929.99)
Save $318.85 - For an even bigger saving, this excellent eBay deal sees the slightly lower specced A6300 Sony Alpha Mirrorless digital camera, plus 16-50mm lens kit, on sale for just $874.46. Amazing.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1: $3,298 (was $3,898)
Save $600 - The Sony Cyber-shot isn't cheap, but then again it isn't aimed at hobbyists. This is a serious compact camera – and $600 is a serious saving. See this brilliant deal on Amazon.
Olympus Pen-F: $899 (was $1,199)
Save $300.99 - We've been waiting for a discount on the fabulous Olympus Pen-F all month. Finally it's here: you can now save a cool 25% on this slick mirrorless camera.
US: Smart home / studio January deals
Xbox One S 500GB Battlefield 1 bundle: $228 (was $279.99)
Save $51.99 - Brighten up lunchtimes in the studio with this great Xbox One S deal, which comes with both a new Xbox One S and a copy of Battlefield 1, for just $228. See this Amazon deal now.
US: Smartphone January deals 2018
iPhone 8+ (unlocked): $915 (was $949)
Save $34 - This iPhone 8+ deal on eBay shaves $34 off the normal price of Apple's fantastic iPhone 8+ – and it comes with the maximum amount of storage too. This is a brilliant iPhone 8 Plus deal.
UK: Best January deals 2018
MacBook Pro 13-inch Touch Bar: £1,696.54 (was £1,749)
Save £52.46 - This is a cracking Cyber Monday deal from KRCS on the 13-inch MacBook Pro with touch bar (2017). It comes with an Intel Core i5 3.1Ghz Processor and 8GB RAM. Get this fast, razor-thin MacBook Pro for £52.46 cheaper than usual.
MacBook Pro 15-inch Touch Bar: £2,453.14 (was £2,529)
Save £75.86 - This higher spec 15-inch MacBook Pro boasts a 2.8GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM and 512GB storage, as well as a Radeon Pro 555 graphics card. It’s configured to order from KRCS so might take two weeks to arrive. This is another great price on a brilliant MacBook Pro.
UK: Laptop, desktop, tablet January deals
Microsoft Surface Book: £1,196.30 (was £1,299.99)
Save £103.68 - This deal gets you the incredible 2-in-1 Surface Book with a 2.4GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. There isn’t much Amazon stock left on this, so if this great £103.68 saving appeals you better move fast.
Microsoft Surface Pro 128GB + Typecover: £799 (was £1,103)
Save £304 - Prefer your Surface Pro with the powerful i5 processor? Microsoft has slashed a huge £304 off the Surface Pro and is giving away a Type Cover too (worth around £150) in this amazing deal. You'll also get a free 3-month trial of Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan and 1TB of cloud storage. See this phenomenal Surface Pro deal now.
Microsoft Surface Pro: £1,052.10 (was £1,249)
Save £196.46 - 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.
MacBook Pro (15-inch): £1,615 (was £1,899)
Save £284 - You can get this 15-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Intel Core i7 2.2 GHz processor, 16 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD for just £1,615. That's almost £300 off the normal price for this design industry staple.
MacBook Pro 13-inch: £1,211.53 (was £1,249)
Save £38 - This deal knocks £38 off the 13-inch MacBook Pro with dual-core Intel Core i5 2.3Ghz processor and 8GB RAM. In fact, KRCS is running a load of MacBook Pro deals at the moment. See these bargains now.
Samsung Tab S2 9.7-inch 32GB: £299 (was £399)
Save 25% on this 9.7-inch Android tablet from Argos. It's ultra thin and light, with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity for use wherever you go. Multitasking is also a breeze, with options for a split screen view or draggable pop-up windows. Save £100 on this great tablet here.
Asus ZenBook UX530: £999 (was £1,099.99)
Save £100.99 - You can get this powerful Asus ZenBook ultra-thin laptop from Currys PC World – with Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD and Nvidia Geforce 940MX – for just £999. That's a fantastic price for a great Ultrabook.
Lenovo Yoga 910 Convertible Laptop: £999.95 (was £1,399.95)
Save £400 - This phenomenal deal cuts £400 off the price of the excellent Lenovo Yoga 910m making it just £999.95. It features a Core i7 processor, 8GB RAM 4K screen and 256GB SSD. See this deal now.
UK: Best Wacom January deals 2018
Wacom Cintiq 27QHD: £2,156 (was £2,199.99)
Save £43.99 - Amazon has slashed the cost of Wacom's top-class Cintiq 27QHD interactive pen display to £2,156. This is a solid saving on a Wacom – don't miss out.
Wacom Intuos Pro (small): £194.97 (was £199.99)
Save £5.02 - This is a decent deal on the smallest Wacom Intuos Pro, which is one of the best drawing tablets out there. In fact, it's probably the best deal you’ll get on a small Intuos Pro – we can’t see it going any lower.
UK: TV and monitor best January deals 2018
BenQ GL2760H 27-inch monitor: £146.99 (was £313.42)
Save £122.93 - BenQ is a respectable brand of monitor, and with this 27-inch model on sale at Amazon with an almost 50% discount, you can rest assured that this is a fantastic deal that's unlikely to get any better. See this BenQ monitor deal.
SAMSUNG UE55MU6470U 55-inch 4K TV: £649 (was £1,050) Save £300 - You can grab this 55-inch smart Samsung 4K Ultra HD HDR TV from Currys for an absolute steal. This deal knocks it way below the £1,000 mark. Brilliant.
Panasonic TX-40EX600B 4K TV: £449 (was £749.99)
Save £300.99 - You know you're getting decent quality at this budget with Panasonic. This Amazon deal drops the price of this 40-inch widescreen TV with 4K Ultra HD screen to just £449. See this 4K TV on sale no .
UK: Camera best January deals 2018
Sony RX100 Mark IV: £629 (was £1,000)
Save £371 - There's a £100 cashback offer with this, which takes the £629 Amazon price of the great Sony RX100 IV compact camera down to just £529. This is the best deal we've seen on this camera – view it now.
Sony ILCE7SB.CE Alpha 7S DSLR camera: £1,509 (was £2,070)
Save £561: This Amazon deal isn't quite as good as the one we saw on Friday, which gave you a £791 saving, so it's worth hanging on a little longer to see what Monday brings. That said, this Sony DSLR with its three-inch LCD screen, 12.2 Mpix optical zoom and 4K video output, is a great camera – and this is still a good deal.
UK: Smart home / studio January deals
UK: Smartphone best January deals 2018
Samsung Galaxy S8+: £583.40 (was £779)
Save £195.60 – Amazon has slashed £198 off the Samsung Galaxy S8+ 64GB sim-free smartphone, meaning you can pick it up for just £583. Launched in April 2017 in the UK, the Samsung Galaxy S8+ received 4.5 out of 5 stars from our sister site, TechRadar.
Creative software January deals 2018
Adobe Creative Cloud, students and teachers: £16.24/month (normally £49.94/month)
Save 65% - Students and teachers can pick up the entire set of Creative Cloud apps for just £16.24/month | $19.99/month; or get started with the Photography plan (Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC) for £9.98/month | $9.99/month.
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2017: $399 (was $499)
Save $80 - Get your hards on Corel's graphic design software, which comes with a new LiveSketch tool, enhanced Pen and Touch capabilities, as well as two bonus items worth $70.
Buy new: $399 (was $499)| £569.99 (was £599.99)
Upgrade: $159 (was $199) | £284.99 (was £299.99)
Corel Painter 2018: Save 15%
You can purchase Corel’s digital art software at a huge discount this Cyber Monday, and you'll get two bonus items as well: Mystic Mountain Brish pack and WinZip 21.5 Standard.
First-time buyers: £323.99 / $299 (was £359.99 / $429)
Upgrade: £159.99 / $159 (was £179.99 / $229)
Design resources best January deals 2018
Udemy online courses: £10.99
Great news: online learning and teaching marketplace Udemy has continues its huge sale into Cyber Monday, with over 55,000 of its online courses available for just £10.99 . Don't miss it.
MyFonts: 50% off certain fonts
Get your hands on a plethora of fantastic font savings this Cber Monday at MyFonts. The deals are constantly changing – Sanchez Slab, for example, was previously available for £44.50 - that’s 50% off its usual £88.99 price tag.
Ends: 2 January
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