Suppose you’re into electronics, tech, and Windows PCs (and who isn’t these days). In that case, Black Friday is the best time to pick up things you KNOW you need (portable charger, extra Type-C cables) and things you DIDN’T know you need (USB coffee mug? Microsoft’s Surface Audio Dock for $49? XREAL Air 2 AR glasses?).
Or maybe you’re going classic and looking for a good old prebuilt gaming desktop PC or gaming laptop, a discount on Microsoft Surface, or some storage upgrades.
Our curated picks contain laptops boasting high praise in reviews and other hands-on content from our team. The best of the best is highlighted so you can get straight to the good stuff without wasting your time. We can easily recommend these top-tier things that we know you’ll love.
Below the best section, we have the hottest discounts available today. These include historically low prices and unmissable bargains, including that $49 premium Surface Audio Dock (which everyone should buy).
Head to the limited deals live section (updated regularly) at the bottom of this page to find the latest insights from our team and time-sensitive savings as we find them.
Keep this page bookmarked and grab your next Windows laptop, desktop PC, or general cool tech you may not know you wanted!
Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-Chief at Windows Central, overseeing all reviews and providing insights for hundreds of laptops and other devices from various manufacturers. Our team of experts handpicks everything listed on this page, with their implied discounts scrutinized for authenticity.
Black Friday tech gifts: Quick links
We cover various specific categories with deal hubs, many of which cover the same reliable retailers. Loyalty programs like My Best Buy offer extended perks, including early deals with Walmart+ and more. Here are some shortcuts for each major retailer:
- Walmart: All deals on laptops
- Dell: Shop Laptop deals with Price Match
- Alienware: Discounted laptops and desktops
- Best Buy: All deals on laptops
- HP: Discounted Windows PCs and accessories
- Lenovo: Up to 50% off towers and laptops
- Newegg: Save on PC parts and gaming
- Razer: Up to 43% off laptops and accessories
Black Friday tech gifts: Curated picks
When our highest-scoring laptops and other favorite devices are discounted, you'll find them here.
Surface Pro 9 | was
Microsoft's (certified refurbished) flagship 2-in-1 tablet runs Windows 11, offers impressive performance, and provides two USB-C ports. It can become a tremendous portable laptop with a detachable keyboard and Surface Pen (sold separately). Powered by 12th-Gen Intel Core chips, up to 32GB RAM, and 1TB SSD storage, this is everything you could ever want from a 2-in-1.
✅Perfect for: Travel, productivity workflows, media consumption, taking notes, and drawing with a digital pen.
❌Avoid if: You prefer a traditional laptop form factor.
🔎Our experience: Surface Pro 9 review
Alienware m16 (Intel Core i9, NVIDIA RTX 4090) | was
$3,499.99 now $2,799.99 at Dell
There's not a lot else you could ever want from a gaming laptop than this. You're getting an Intel Core i9, NVIDIA RTX 4090, 32GB DDR5 RAM, and 2TB of PCIe 4.0 SSD storage at a massive $700 discount.
✅Perfect for: Anyone who wants the absolute most power available in a gaming laptop.
❌Avoid if: You want something compact or light.
Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro — Core i7-1360P, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Iris Xe | was
$1,449.99 now $1,049.99 at Best Buy
Redefines excellence with its stunning 16:10 AMOLED display, impressive performance, and seamless integration with Galaxy phones. Despite minor battery considerations, its sleek design and superiority over competitors like the Surface Laptop 5 make it a standout choice in the ultra-thin laptop market.
✅Perfect for: Samsung Galaxy owners who want one of the best AMOLED displays with a solid performance from a thin and light design.
❌Avoid if: You crave the longest possible battery life or a touchscreen display.
💰Price check: $1,199.01 at Newegg
🔍Our review: Samsung Galaxy Book3 Pro leaves Surface Laptop 5 in the dust
Razer BlackShark V2 Pro (2020) | was
$179.99 now $99.99 at Best Buy
Snag a fantastic deal on a slightly older model that still ranks high on our Best PC Gaming headset list. The 2020 edition boasts a lightweight design and THX spatial audio for crystal-clear directionality. Touted to provide a competitive edge with its sound tech, it's now discounted by 33%, available at Amazon or Best Buy for Black Friday.
✅Perfect for: Wireless PC Gaming, extremely comfortable and great battery life.
❌Avoid it if: You need console compatibility.
👍Price check: $99.99 at Amazon
🔍Our review: Razer BlackShark V2 Pro Wireless Gaming Headset
Surface Laptop Studio — Core i7-11700, 32GB RAM, 2TB SSD, RTX 3050 Ti | was
$3,099.99 now $1,919.99 at Amazon
Microsoft's original Surface Laptop Studio targets professionals in data, design, and creation, excelling in content creation and drawing tasks. It innovated with Thunderbolt 4, an improved CPU, and a unique design, offering a purposeful yet polarizing computing experience.
✅Perfect for: Social content creators who edit videos or photos and professional designers using CAD or 3D drawing apps.
❌Avoid if: You want a standard clamshell laptop that doubles as a hardcore gaming PC.
💰Price check: $1,399.99 at Best Buy
🔍Our review: Surface Laptop Studio: Redefining what a Windows laptop can be (again)
Black Friday tech gifts: Hot discounts
These are deals on the best overall gifts, electronics, and various other gadgets for Windows fans with historically low prices or significant reductions that shouldn't be missed.
Microsoft Audio Dock | was
$249 now $49 at Amazon
Microsoft's Audio Dock features USB-A, two USB-C, a full-size HDMI port, dedicated Teams and volume controls, and a pretty good set of speakers that will enhance your audio experience dramatically.
✅Perfect for: Listening to audio such as music or calls, connecting peripherals, controlling microphone mute and volume in Teams.
❌Avoid if: You don't often find yourself in meetings.
🔎Our review: Microsoft Audio Dock review: An excellent all-in-one solution for workspaces
MSI GF63 Thin — Core i5-12450H, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, RTX 4050 |
was $899 now $599 at B&H Photo
The latest NVIDIA 40-Series laptop GPUs support AI-powered DLSS 3 upscaling tech to push extra performance and up to 144 FPS framerates, even on this entry-level RTX 4050. Modern USB-C and HDMI-out also allow for external monitors and traditional peripherals, if you prefer.
✅Perfect for: Entry-level budget gaming on the go, ideal as a first-time laptop or an alternative to a Steam Deck/ASUS ROG Ally.
❌Avoid it if: You crave 4K gaming. Even with DLSS 3, the hardware in this laptop is better suited to targeting 144Hz at 1080p.
💰Price check: $599 at Newegg
HP Omen 45L |
was $2,099.99 now $1,499.99 at Best Buy
This pre-built gaming desktop has premium parts, attractive RGB lighting, and is easy to upgrade without needing special tools or proprietary parts. Atop the desktop sits a unique Cryo Chamber that helps keep the system's CPU temperatures down.
✅Perfect for: Those looking for a high-end gaming PC with a unique design, clean look, and RGB lighting.
❌Avoid it if: You need a small gaming PC. The Cryo Chamber adds a lot of height to the HP Omen 45L.
💰Price check: $1,619.99 at HP (13th Gen Intel Core i7 model)
🔎Our review: HP Omen 45L review: A crazy 'Cryo Chamber' keeps this 4K gaming PC cool and infinitely flexible
Xbox Series X Mini Fridge | was
$88 now $39.97 at Walmart
Taking the internet joke in stride, Microsoft cheekily spun off an Xbox Series X replica mini fridge in late 2021 – and it's as cool as it sounds! Not just a pretty face, this amusing gadget holds up to eight 12oz cans, with an extra layer for your snack stash. And because they've thought of everything, it's got a USB port ( because why not?) and even a 12V jack for on-the-move refreshments. Plus, the legendary Xbox power button illuminates, adding to the overall 'coolest tech gadget' vibe!
✅Perfect for: Collectors, Xbox superfans, and gamers that want to keep cool refreshments nearby while gaming
❌Avoid if: You're looking for a larger mini fridge that can hold more drinks and snacks
👍Price check: $99.99 at Target (12 cans)
🔍Hands-on review: The ice-cool Xbox Series X Mini Fridge is a first-class addition to any gaming room
Also at: Currys (UK, $£39.99)
XREAL Air AR Glasses | was
$379.99, now $271 at Amazon
XREAL's Air AR Glasses are the perfect travel companion. They look like sunglasses but are packing a vast 330-inch virtual display inside. Connect them with a PC, phone, or games console wherever you are, with high-quality 1080p micro-OLED displays with a 120Hz refresh rate.
✅Perfect for: Lightweight VR experiences, watching movies, and playing games on a large virtual screen.
❌Avoid if: You're looking for an untethered AR experience with hand tracking.
Xbox Series X + Diablo IV + Xbox Wireless Controller (Shock Blue) | was
$619.98 now $479 at Walmart
The Xbox Series X deals are abundant, and this package stands among the best. Included are the console itself, Diablo 4, and a pair of Xbox Wireless Controllers—one in striking Shock Blue. Impressively, this all comes at $20 less than the standalone console on its own!
👀Alternative Deal: was
$499.99 now $399.99 at Best Buy (This is the best price for the console only and is only available to My Best Buy Total Plus members.)
✅Perfect for: Playing all the latest and greatest Xbox games at the highest resolutions, framerates, and visual settings.
❌Avoid if: If you don't have a 4K TV, you might as well grab an Xbox Series S instead in some cases.
💰Price check: $439 at Walmart | $449.99 at Target w/ $75 Target gift card
🔍Our review: Xbox Series X review: Proving its worth
Black Friday 2023: Limited tech gifts LIVE
Updates and information
Welcome to the tech gifts live blog at Windows Central; you're in the right place to stay informed on the best gadgets and helpful gift ideas for Windows and PC fans! Keep this page bookmarked and check back regularly for insights into the latest additions and what to expect for the whole week of Black Friday.
LIVE: Latest Updates
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Traveled to see the family with your tired old laptop and realized how much you need a more capable replacement? I know the feeling. Keep this blog bookmarked as we dig through the bogus discounts and find the laptops worth buying to take pride of place in our curated picks. — Ben Wilson
While it doesn't run Windows 11 or have dedicated graphics, this is one of the best truly budget laptops for gamers you can get right now with this discount. It packs a 12th Gen Intel Core i5, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD, but the real beauty is the 2560 x 1600 resolution, 120 Hz display. — Richard Devine
Acer Chromebook 516 GE — Core i5-1240P, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Iris Xe | was
$649.99 now $449.99 at Best Buy
While Steam gaming is unlikely to push 120 FPS, you can do so with GeForce Now cloud gaming, and you'll get a three-month trial of that included to put it through its paces.
✅Perfect for: Those who want a high-quality, high-refresh-rate display on a budget, gamers who are keen on the cloud, and those who want to do lighter computing that can be done with web apps, Android and Linux.
❌Avoid if: You want dedicated graphics or would prefer to play local games over those streamed from the cloud.
💰Price check: $623.99 at Newegg
🔍Review: Acer Chromebook 516 GE is a beast with gaming aesthetics (via Android Central)