Well, look at that: It's November already! That means Black Friday should be just over the horizon, but we all know that's not how it works. Though it officially happens on Friday, November 24, the deals season already started last month with an off-season repeat of Amazon Prime Day on Oct. 10 and 11.
Whatever the case, we're rounding up the best savings from mainstream retailers like Best Buy, Newegg, and Amazon and cutting out the chaff.
The Windows Central team dedicates its time to finding the hottest savings, with each member playing into their specialty from everything related to Windows, Xbox, and more. Keep this page bookmarked to see only the biggest, most significant deals from each category.
The best deals for Black Friday: Quick links
- Alienware: Save over $500 on Alienware PCs
- Amazon: From RTX 3060 gaming PCs to $260 4K screens
- B&H Photo: Save over $400 on gaming laptops and more
- Best Buy: Up to $800 off 4K TVs, laptops & headphones
- Dell: Save on best-selling Inspiron and XPS laptops
- HP: Up to 69% off laptops, headsets, and monitors
- Microsoft: up to $400 off Surface, Xbox bundles, more
- Newegg: Save up to 39% off Nvidia RTX-powered laptops
- Samsung: Up to $2,000 of TVs, phones and appliances
- Target: Up to $100 off laptops, 50% off headphones/speakers
The best gaming deals for Black Friday
HyperX Cloud III Wired: was
$99.99 now $80.99 at Walmart
Thanks to the soft cushioning on the headband and earphones, the HyperX Cloud III is very comfortable to wear. It plugs in using a 3.5mm jack and offers great speaker quality as well as great microphone quality so you can communicate clearly with your friends. Plug it in and use it with your Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, PS4, PS5, or Nintendo Switch.
HyperX Cloud III Wireless: was
$169.99 now $129.99 at Best Buy
The wireless version is a little more expensive, but it offers an astounding 120 hours of battery life and has comfortable cushioning making it easy to wear for long stretches. I've never had a problem with the audio or mic quality thanks to its amazing design. If you don't need to use the microphone, you can detach it. It's perfect for PC, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, and Android devices.
Xbox Series X|S Core Wireless Controller |
was $59.99 now $39.99 at Best Buy
It's the basic Xbox Series X|S controller, but that standard is excellent. You're getting a controller design that's time-tested at the lowest price possible. This is what you should buy if you
Price check: $44.99 at Amazon
Xbox Stellar Shift Wireless Controller | was
$69.99 now $39.99 at Best Buy
This gorgeous color-changing Xbox controller is so mesmerizing you'll almost not want to use it. It was discounted at Amazon and went out of stock pretty fast, but you can still get this price at Walmart and Target, but go quick as it's a rare price drop on this beautiful controller.
💰Price Check: $49.99 at Walmart
LucidSound LS35X Headset | was
$179.99 now $53.90 at Amazon
This tops our best-of list for Xbox headsets if you're looking for a wireless headset that delivers great sound and supreme comfort. The on-ear dials and controls are both intuitive and responsive, allowing you to effortlessly adjust volume, power, and sound mix to your preference. It won't be available at this low price for long.
👍Price Check: $59.95 at Walmart
Amazon Fire TV 55-inch | was
$549.99 now $389.99 at Amazon
Amazon's own TV is a 4K UHD 55-inch display with Alexa built into it. You can navigate using the remote's buttons or voice commands. There are two HDMI 2.1 ports as well as an HDMI ARC port. You can plug in both an Xbox Series X and a PS5 to get the best resolution and refresh rate currently available to either of them.
The best laptop deals for Black Friday
HP Envy x360 |
was $1,149.99 now $699.99
This convertible laptop with a 15-inch screen can flip around into different postures, such as tent mode and tablet mode. Of course, it's also a traditional laptop with a refined design. Right now, you can save on Intel or AMD models of the PC.
Price Check: From $1,099.99at HP
HP OMEN 16.1" — RTX 4050 | was
$1,399.99 now $999.99 at Best Buy
Any gaming laptop featuring NVIDIA's latest RTX 40 Series of graphics cards with a price dropping under $1,000 deserves investigation. HP laptops are generally reliable thanks to the immense experience the brand has with creating world-class hardware, and the Omen gaming range is no exception.
The RTX 4050 might be the entry-level option for modern NVIDIA laptop GPUs, but luxuries like DLSS 3.5 upscaling tech pairs with 16GB of high-speed DDR5 RAM and an anti-glare 144Hz panel perfect for 1080p gaming that prioritizes frame rates. It's chunky, but the extra space for vents backs up the Tempest cooling system to control temperatures during portable gaming.
💰Price check: $1,664 at Newegg
Surface Laptop 5 | was
$999 now from $799 at Microsoft Store
The Surface Laptop 5 is an excellent laptop, perhaps the best for most students or office workers looking for a new PC this year. It has Intel's powerful 12th-Gen Intel chips, one of the best keyboards and trackpads in the PC space, and is available in two sizes: 13.5-inch or 15-inch variants.
MSI Thin GF63 — RTX 4050 | was
$999 now $799.99 at Amazon
A modern gaming laptop with NVIDIA RTX 40 Series graphics for less than $1,000 is now available even cheaper. It features a 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12650H CPU and an RTX 4050 laptop GPU, the entry-level option from NVIDIA's latest range. An RGB keyboard, a 144Hz panel, and DLSS upscaling technology will all appeal to gamers.
USB-C with USB 3.2 Gen 1 connectivity means support for modern accessories and external storage devices to supplement the 512GB alongside a full-size HDMI-out port supporting up to 4K screens at 30Hz, too, if you want a desktop replacement more than a portable gaming machine.
Price check: $1,370.99 at Best Buy
Lenovo ThinkBook 14 (Gen 4) | was
$1,469.00 now $661.05 at Lenovo
The ThinkBook 14 (Gen 4) boasts an AMD Ryzen 5000 processor, FHD touch screen, and webcam with FHD resolution, offering great functionality for general tasks and video calls. It also provides a variety of ports, a fingerprint reader, firmware TPM 2.0, and a webcam shutter for security.
Price check: $839.99 at Best Buy (ThinkBook 14 Intel version)
The best desktop deals for Black Friday
HP OMEN 40L — RTX 4060 Ti | was
$1,499.99 now $1,149.99 at Best Buy
Best Buy leads the way with a pre-built OMEN machine, part of HP's gaming subdivision, loaded with an up-to-date NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti graphics card and AMD Ryzen 7 7700 CPU. It's a little over $1,000, often a budget limit for some newcomers, but squeezing out the extra cash will be worth it.
Anyone looking for a future-proof gaming PC as their first machine or to skip the manual build process and enjoy the most modern parts will love this half-subtle, half-RGB-laden beauty. It comes with Windows 11, USB Type-C ports, and DDR5 RAM, all the latest editions in their respective categories.
The best monitor deals for Black Friday
HP OMEN 34c Ultrawide Curved Gaming Monitor: was
$479.99 now $329.99 at Best Buy ($150 off)
This curved gaming monitor offers 1440p HDR to clearly and vibrantly display game imagery. The high 165Hz refresh rate combined with speedy 1ms response time allow it to quickly show the latest visual signals from your desktop or laptop so you can respond accordingly. It's a fantastic gaming monitor helped along by its FreeSync support, which smooths gameplay out further when used with AMD GPUs.
💰Price check: $479.99 at HP
HP OMEN 27qs | was
$429.99 now $299.99 at Best Buy
The HP OMEN 27qs is a 27-inch, QHD IPS LCD display with a 240Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, and all the gaming features you need to dominate in every title. It's nice to look at, but it's also easy to put together and is awesome by itself or as part of a multi-monitor setup.
💰Price check: $369 at HP
Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 43"4K UHD Monitor | was
$999.99 now $499.99 at Best Buy
Whatever you watch, play, or work on with this 43-inch TV will look beautiful since it offers a 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, and beautiful 4K resolution with HDR600. It also supports AMD FreeSync for anyone who has a compatible AMD GPU in their laptop or rig.
Price check: $849.99 at Amazon
The best PC accessory deals for Black Friday
ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Trinity OC | was
$879.99 now $749.99 at Newegg
The 4070 Ti desktop graphics card offers an elite 1440p experience, and it's pretty awesome for ultrawide and 4K gaming, too. It's quite pricey, but this $110 discount makes picking one up hurt your wallet considerably less.
Price check: $759.99 at Amazon
Sapphire Pulse AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX | was
$999.99 now $949.99 at Amazon
AMD's best GPU trades blows with the RTX 4080 in terms of raw performance despite being several hundred dollars cheaper, though the tradeoff is that it's worse for ray tracing since NVIDIA still leads on that front. Still, this is a top option for high-end 4K gaming.
Price check: $949.99 at Newegg
Anker 537 Power Bank (PowerCore 24K for Laptop) | was
$99.99 now $76.56 at Amazon
The Anker 537 Power Bank is equipped with 65W power delivery, 24,000mAh capacity, two USB-C ports, and 30W recharge power. This device is ideal for iPhone and MacBook users looking for a power bank to keep their gadgets charged while at work or traveling.
Logitech G305 LightSpeed wireless optical gaming mouse |
was $49.99 now $29.99 at Amazon
Despite the release of newer models, this mouse remains a favorite choice. With exceptional features such as Logitech's LightSpeed technology for lightning-fast responsiveness (less than one millisecond), a customizable 12,000 DPI sensor, 250 hours of battery life on a single AA battery, and six programmable buttons, the G305 delivers top-tier performance and is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Chromebook computers.
Price Check: $29.99 at Best Buy
When does Black Friday 2023 start?
Officially, Black Friday happens on November 24, 2023, but that doesn't mean retailers will wait until that day to apply their discounts. It consistently falls on the last weekend of November, immediately following Thanksgiving, but the deals appear earlier every year or can last the weeks following, and the same is true this year.
Although some storefronts label their deals with tags like 'Black Friday,' it's not guaranteed that the price won't drop again. Unfortunately, it's impossible to say whether a hot item will drop further in price. Still, some third-party stores like Newegg offer a price drop guarantee that will reimburse you if you purchase within this window.
We'll check every deal to see if it's a historically low price, but other savings will still be listed if they're a genuinely great deal. Unfortunately, not every deal will put a product at an all-time low, but hardware that rarely sees discounts, like the Xbox Series X, will always be shared here.
When does Cyber Monday start?
Cyber Monday follows after the Black Friday weekend, landing on November 27, 2023. It focuses on digital storefronts rather than physical stores, with discounts usually expiring as the Monday ends. Many products will often retain their Black Friday discount throughout Cyber Monday, though some will enjoy a further reduction or even a unique deal. We'll share the best Cyber Monday deals with you as soon as retailers switch and publish their listings.
Get the Windows Central Newsletter
All the latest news, reviews, and guides for Windows and Xbox diehards.
Ben is the channel editor for all things tech-related at Windows Central. That includes PCs, the components inside, and any accessory you can connect to a Windows desktop or Xbox console. Not restricted to one platform, he also has a keen interest in Valve's Steam Deck handheld and the Linux-based operating system inside. Fueling this career with coffee since 2021, you can usually find him behind one screen or another. Find him on Mastodon @firstname.lastname@example.org to ask questions or share opinions.