This Black Friday proved to be a great time to score a deal on a tablet or laptop. Apple’s iPad hit an all-time low price, and there were plenty of great deals on laptops, hard drives, and memory.Now that Cyber Monday sales are underway, we’ve gone back through the listings, comparing specs, and finding the best deals for every budget. Whether you’re in the market for a tricked-out, all-powerful gaming rig or want a new tablet for browsing the web in bed, there’s a PC deal out there for everyone. Below are the best deals we’ve found on laptops and tablets.Note: We will update this post with new deals as we find them. If an item is no longer at its deal price or sold out, we cross it out. Deal prices sometimes return and items come back in stock faster than we can update, so it never hurts to check for yourself.WIRED’s Cyber Monday CoverageAbsolute Best Cyber Monday DealsTV and Soundbar DealsVideogame and Console DealsLaptop and Tablet Deals (You are here!)Camera and Drone DealsHeadphone and Speaker DealsSmartphone and Gadget DealsOutdoor and Fitness DealsDeals Under $50Home, Kitchen, and Mattress DealsDeals That Make Great GiftsGoogle Deals and Amazon DealsDeals: OLED TV, Wirefree Earbuds, iPad 10.2All Our Cyber Monday Articles, Tips, and Holiday GuidesWhen you buy something using the links in our stories, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Here’s how it works. You can also support our reporting and reviewing by purchasing a 1-year print + digital WIRED subscription for $5 (Cyber Week Discount).Laptop DealsSurface Laptop 3
Photograph: Microsoft Be sure to read our guide to the best laptops, best MacBooks, and best Surface PCs for more recommendations.Surface Laptop 3 13-inch for $899 ($300 off)MicrosoftThe Surface Laptop is a premium piece of Windows hardware (7/10, WIRED Review). The all-aluminum construction makes for a lightweight machine, and the 3:2 ratio screen affords plenty of room for working on documents. Note that we tested the 15-inch model, and this sale is for the 13-inch, but aside from size they’re very similar.HP Pavilion 15-Inch Laptop 15Z Touch—Ryzen 5, 16 GB RAM—for $450 ($850 off)HPThis is a suspiciously awesome deal on a laptop that should do just about anything short of heavy video editing or serious gaming. This AMD Ryzen processor is a good mid-range chip. It comes with 256 GB of SSD file storage.Microsoft Surface Go for $299 ($100 off)MicrosoftThe Surface Go is a quirky little machine, but we like it (7/10 WIRED Review). It’s an accessible size and very well designed. Its screen is nice and sharp, and there’s a MicroSD slot for storage expansion. The cover is surprisingly nice to type on and has a good trackpad. The only downside is that Go can be a little on the slow side, and if want to do any drawing, you’ll want the Surface Pen (not included).Surface Pro 7—i5, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB—With Type Cover for $799 ($230 off)MicrosoftThe Surface Pro 7 is one of our favorite laptop-tablet hybrids from this year (8/10 WIRED Recommends). There are cheaper Surfaces, but this is a good price on the best hybrid model. Be sure to grab the pen if you want to use tablet mode for notes or drawing.Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon—i5, 256 GB—for $999 ($1,150 off)LenovoI’m a ThinkPad fan and the X1 is definitely the sleekest of the bunch (8/10 WIRED Recommends). This configuration uses the Intel Core i5, offers 8 gigabytes of RAM, a 256-gigabyte SSD, and Windows 10 Pro. The 14-inch IPS (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) display is bright and helps cut power use. If you can afford it, I suggest upgrading to the 10th Generation i7 chip and 16 gigabytes of RAM for a machine that’s going to last much longer.Lenovo IdeaPad 330S for $299 ($149 off)WalmartLenovo’s 15-inch IdeaPad offers a good value for your money. At this price you aren’t going to be editing video, but you will get a solid laptop capable of the tasks most people use laptops for: browsing the web, handling email, and streaming media. This model has an AMD Ryzen 5 quad-core processor, 8 gigabytes of RAM, and a 256-gigabyte hard drive, all in a 4-pound package.Acer Chromebook 715—15-inch Touchscreen—for $299 ($100 off)WalmartThis is one of the best Chromebooks I’ve used. It’s plenty powerful, with an Intel Core i3, and you get a 128 GB drive for storing files offline. The 15-inch screen isn’t the sharpest, but the touch features work well. It also has great battery life; about 13 hours.MSI GL Series Gaming Laptop for $1,249 ($150 off)Newegg(You also get a $100 rebate card.) This MSI laptop is a great option for portable gaming. It’s got a ninth-generation i7 chip and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card. With 16 gigabytes of RAM and a large 512-GB SSD drive you’ll have room for all your images and videos too. You can even get the per-key RGB backlight version to tailor your keyboard to your games. There are quite a few other configurations on sale as well.HP Envy 13 Laptop for $650 ($350 off)HPWe have not tried this exact model, but we did find the convertible, AMD-based version to be a solid value (6/10, WIRED Review), although the battery life is nothing to rave about. If you start with this deal and add a 4K screen, and a 512-gigabyte drive, you’ll have get a much better machine for only $250 more. The 15-inch version of the Envy is also on sale, starting at $650 ($350 off).HP Omen Gaming Laptop for $700 ($300 off)HPThe 15-inch Omen is HP’s gaming-style laptop, which starts with a ninth-generation i5 processor (we suggest upgrading to an i7 for better performance, though it will add $280 to the price), and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card with 4 gigabytes of video memory. The 8 gigabytes of RAM is adequate, but if you can swing it, 16 gigabytes will improve life considerably.iPad and Tablet DealsPhotograph: AppleA tablet can’t beat a truly excellent laptop, and getting work done on one can be challenging, but we still enjoy tablets for more casual computing tasks. Their stellar battery life makes them great for browsing the web from the couch, or watching TV in bed. Apple’s iPads really set the standard here, with excellent battery life and a vast app ecosystem behind them, but the price of Amazon Fire HD devices is so low the software limitations may not bother you.Be sure to read our related guides, including, which iPad you should actually buy, the best Amazon tablets, and our master guide to to the best tablets.Apple iPad—2019 version—for $249 ($80 off)Amazon, WalmartApple’s latest iPad is on sale. It’s a little bigger than the last model because of new Smart Connector hookup, which means you can use an Apple Keyboard (Amazon). While there are nicer iPads (read our iPad guide), you’ll pay nearly double this for them.Apple iPad—2018 Version With LTE—for $329 ($120 off)WalmartIf you want an iPad on the cheap, this is a good, bare-bones option. It’s the previous generation model, and it only has 32 GB of storage, but Apple didn’t change much with the 2019 model—it even has the same processor. This one is plenty fast enough to use as a streaming media player, or for web surfing on the couch. The real benefit is LTE, which usually costs more.Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 for $550 ($100 off)AmazonThe Galaxy Tab S6 is getting tantalizingly close to being a laptop replacement. In some cases you may be able to do it. Suffice to say that if you want an Android tablet that does more than playing games and watching movies, the Tab S6 delivers.Samsung Galaxy S4 Tablet 64 GB for $449 ($100 off)Amazon, Samsung, Best BuyThe Galaxy S4 is not as powerful as an iPad Pro, but it’s still great for media consumption or browsing the web on the couch. It comes with an S Pen stylus, which the newer, more powerful S5E lacks. It’s hovered around $550 for a few months (it was $650 before that), so this is a good price.Amazon Fire HD 10 for $100 ($50 off)AmazonThis is as cheap as the 10-inch Fire HDs ever seem to get. For $100, it’s hard to beat it. This is definitely the nicest of the Fire family. I have not had a chance to do a full review yet, but I have played with and enjoyed the new model. It’s a bit faster and had longer battery life than the previous model (7/10 WIRED Review). Just keep in mind that Amazon tablets feature Fire OS, which is, well, not for everyone. It really pushes Amazon services and products.Amazon Fire HD 8 for $50 ($30 off)AmazonEven at full price, the Fire HD 8 is our favorite value-priced tablet (6/10 WIRED Review). It’s a completely functional 8-inch device that’s great for travel and reading. The screen could be better, but that’s true of all Amazon Fire tablets, and really, it’s not that bad considering the price. The real drawback here is FireOS, Amazon’s crippled version of Android, but so long as you know that going in this is a great deal on a nice little tablet. It can still stream Netflix and do basic tasks. It doesn’t seem to get cheaper than $50, which is its discount price during deal events like Cyber Monday.Standard Light-Up Kindle (2019 Model) for $60 ($30 off)AmazonIf you want to buy a Kindle for yourself or someone else, this is the smartest choice (read our best Kindles guide). This year’s version has something older Kindles lacked: a light-up screen. It gets a month of battery life on a charge, and looks about as good as the Paperwhite below. Just don’t dunk it in your tub—it’s not waterproof.Kindle Paperwhite $85 ($45 off)AmazonWith a crisp, waterproof display that sits flush with the e-reader’s body, the Paperwhite is a great travel reading device (9/10 WIRED Recommends). The battery can last nearly month and the reading experience is top notch.Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017, 9th gen) for $150 ($150 off)AmazonAmazon has ended its discount on the newest Kindle Oasis, but the previous generation model is still on sale. There isn’t too much of a difference between the 2019 Kindle Oasis and the 2017 version; there’s a blue-light filter on the latest that you’ll miss on this one. It’s still water resistant, and page-turn buttons make it easier to flip the page.There are plenty of other deals on Amazon devices, be sure to check out our full coverage of all the rest of Amazon’s Cyber Monday deals.Storage and Accessories DealsPhotograph: AmazonWestern Digital 1 TB Hard Drive for $38 ($71 off)AmazonThis 7,200 RPM internal hard drive is a good choice for adding storage to your desktop system, or filling out a NAS device. There are larger sizes available as well, but the steepest discount is on this one-terabyte model.Seagate 2 TB Portable Hard Drive for $55 ($25 off)Amazon, Best Buy ($60)If you store all your photos on Google or Apple cloud services, or on your computer, an external hard drive is a good way to have an extra backup of those memories. Two terabytes (or 1,000-ish gigabytes) of storage should be more than enough to fit your collection of files, but if you need more space, there are larger drives listed below.Western Digital 3 TB Portable Hard Drive for $70 ($20 off)AmazonWestern Digital’s portable external drives are a good way to make sure your data is backed up (always have multiple backups of your data). This is the lowest price we’ve seen since Cyber Monday last year.Western Digital 4 TB Hard Drive for $80 ($50 off)AmazonIf you don’t need the portability these desktop drives are a bit cheaper (this price started last week, but it’s still a good deal.)Mophie Portable Battery for $15 ($30 off)Best BuyIf your charging needs are limited to phones, tablets, and other, smaller devices (not laptops) this Mophie charger is one of my favorites. It’s got enough power to charge several phones (or one phone several times), but doesn’t feel like you added a brick to your bag.RAM (price varies by size)Best BuyThere are lots of good deals on RAM this year, but you’ll need the specific RAM module that fits your PC. Be sure to check—and then double check—to make sure what you’re buying fits the machine you own.Cyber Monday Retailer Sales PagesWe’ve sifted through most of these major sales for you. But if you prefer to browse for more deals, here are some retailers to check.
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