Best Black Friday PC deals 2017
Looking for a new desktop, all-in-one, components, or just PC accessories like a keyboard or mouse this Black Friday? We’ve rounded up the best PC deals.
Looking for a new desktop, extra components, or just PC accessories like a keyboard or mouse this Black Friday?
If you’re looking for a new PC, upgrades to your existing rig, or just a few new accessories to complete your desk, there’s good odds you’re currently holding out for the best Black Friday deals to try and pick everything up computer related at the lowest possible price. Given they have a pretty high price in the first place, PCs tend to be a great bet for Black Friday offers, and with components constantly getting updated, there’s always a steady stream of last-year’s-models to pick up at discounted rates.
That’s just as true for components like graphics cards and CPUs, and while you should expect smaller discounts on accessories like mice and keyboards, there are still savings to be had.
Best PC deals right now
We still have a little while to wait for Black Friday 2017 to arrive on 24 November, though deals have actually already started arriving. We’ve gathered up the best PC deals that are live right now – and you can head to our deals site to find more of our curated picks.
What to expect from Black Friday PC offers
As we said above, computers are a pretty reliable place to expect decent Black Friday discounts, thanks to a combination of high initial prices and regular stock turnover. The most important thing to remember is that you don’t need the absolute latest processor and graphics card – even for a serious gaming rig – as manufacturers will do everything they can to convince you to upgrade every year.
Instead, look out for PCs and components from a few months or even a year ago – they should still cope handily with even fairly demanding tasks, and you’ll get the combo of their normal price reduction with big Black Friday discounts. More than with most things, it’s worth making sure you know how much a given component or PC setup is worth – retailers love to advertise Black Friday reductions that aren’t quite as good as they appear, by quoting the initial RRP rather than a product’s most recent price. Plan what components you want – and how much they cost normally – and you can make sure you don’t get fooled by dodgy “discounts”.
The biggest discounts are on pre-built desktops and all-in-one computers (think iMacs, where the computer and the screen are built into the same unit). If you’re happy to build your own, or upgrade your existing setup, keep an eye on component sites though. Since accessories like mice, keyboards and speakers tend to have lower RRPs, you can’t expect discounts to be as steep, but you could still find a few good savings, especially on older stock – you don’t mind having last year’s mouse, right?
Of course, it won’t end with Black Friday. Deals will arrive throughout Black Friday week, and continue over the weekend to Cyber Monday on 27 November – and in some cases through to the end of the month, or even beyond into the Christmas season.
Where to find PC bargains on Black Friday
Where you want to go depends a lot on what you’re looking for. If you want to buy a pre-built computer or just some simple accessories, then some of the standard electronics retailers are the best bet:
If you’re looking to pick up components though, you’d be better off looking at the following (some of which sell pre-built PCs too, for what it’s worth): Amazon has some of the biggest bargains, and has now already started its Black Friday sales. So have other retailers, including Currys and Argos.
If you find that you’re missing out on Amazon’s Lightning deals, which run for just a few hours and offer limited stock, we’d recommend signing up for Amazon’s 30 day free trial of Prime, which will get you access to deals 30 minutes before everyone else. Plus, you’ll get free next-day delivery with the Prime trial, as well as access to Prime Instant Video and more. Sign up for Prime now to get ready for the Black Friday action.
Best Black Friday PC deals
1. HP Omen Quad HD 27in LED Monitor
From: Currys PC World
Now: GBP549.99 (GBP300 off)
Save an enormous GBP300 on this giant Quad HD monitor, perfect for PC gaming.
2. Dell Inspiron 5675 Gaming PC
From: Currys PC World
Now: GBP599.99 (GBP100 off)
View Deal Dell’s Inspiron 5675 gaming PC in Recon Blue is available with GBP100 off at Currys PC World right now. You’ll also get a choice of two free game downloads and a three month subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan when you buy this PC.
3. Apple Refurbished 21.5in iMac 2.8GHz Quad-core Intel Core i5
Now: GBP939 (GBP160 off)
4. MSI Codex Desktop Gaming PC with 3GHz i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB Storage and GTX1050Ti
Now: GBP629 (GBP170 off)
This MSI gaming tower includes a quad-core i5 processor and 1TB hard drive.
5. Caseflex Ultra Slim Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard
Now: GBP10.95 (63% off)
6. HP 21.5in All-in-One PC with 4GB RAM and 1TB Storage
Now: GBP399 (GBP200 off)
View Deal Get a third off this all-in-one PC from HP, complete with mouse and keyboard.
7. Samsung 32in LED Monitor
Now: GBP199.99 (GBP50 off)
View Deal Get 20% off this huge 32in Samsung HD LED monitor, with extra-wide viewing angles.
8. Brother All-In-One Printer
Now: GBP79.99 (GBP50 off)
Get GBP50 off this all-in-one mono laser printer from Brother at Argos.
9. WD My Passport 4TB Portable Hard Drive
Now: GBP99.99 (33% off)
Back up or store up to 4TB of files, films, photos, or games with this slick portable hard drive.
10. Fnatic Gear Flick Wired Gaming Mouse
Now: GBP34.99 (GBP10 off)
Save a tenner on this ergonomic wired mouse from esports brand Fnatic.
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