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There are a lot of laptops, tablets, and even a handful of handheld gaming PCs on sale for Black Friday this year. While companies have a habit of using spectacular pricing to make unattractive PCs look a bit more appealing, some of the items on sale this year are actually pretty good deals.

Others… are worth considering if you want something dirt cheap and don’t care that much about performance.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14″ laptop w/Core i5-1355U/16GB/512GB for $1000 – Lenovo (coupon: THINKDOORBUSTER12)

Here are some of the best Black Friday 2023 deals I’ve found on laptops, handhelds, and tablets.

Laptops

When Google announced its new Chromebook Plus branding last month, the company indicated that it would apply to models that generally sold for $399 and up and featured AMD Ryzen 3 or better or Intel Core i3 or better chips, among other things.

But a couple of Chromebook Plus models are already on sale for deep discounts, letting you pick up a premium (by Chromebook standards) laptop for as little as $299.

Asus Chromebook Plus 14″ convertible w/Ryzen 3 7320C/8GB/128GB for $299 – Best Buy

Chromebooks

Windows laptops under $500

But not all dirt cheap laptops run Google’s ChromeOS. Lenovo is selling an 11.6 inch Windows laptop for just $99 while supplies last. It’s not a particularly good laptop. It has a 1366 x 768 pixel display and a pretty pokey processor. But it’s probably good enough to use for one task at a time, like watching videos or writing documents in a distraction-free setting.

Meanwhile if you can afford to spend a little more, there are also some nice deals on Windows laptops with FHD displays and Intel Alder Lake-N or AMD Mendocino processors.

Acer Aspire 3 14″ FHD laptop w/Core i3-N305/8GB/256GB for $260 – Acer Store

Windows Laptops $500 – $699

Step up to the mid-range, and you can get a pretty good laptop for under $700. HP is running deals on several different versions of its Pavilion Plus 14 inch laptop, for example.

HP Pavilion Plus 14″ laptop w/Core i5-1335U/16GB/512GB for $530 – HP

And you can even snag an Acer Swift 3 notebook with a 2.8K OLED display and a 12th-gen Intel Core i5 processor for just $600. Or for $50 more you can get an Acer Swift Go that has an LCD display, but features a13th-gen Intel Core processor and twice as much RAM.

Windows and Mac Laptops $700 – $999

As we approach premium laptop territory, you find models with better design and build, as well as high-end specs.

HP Spectre x360 13.5″ convertible w/Core i5-1355U/16GB/512GB for $750 – HP

Note that while Liliputing typically focuses on small computers, I’ve included a few models with 15, 16, and 17 inch displays below… because they’re part of the LG Gram or Ultra line of laptops that are extraordinarily thin and light despite their large screens.

Windows and Mac Laptops $1000 and up

These laptops are premium models that often sell for much higher prices, but which are on sale at substantial discounts during Black Friday 2023.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14″ laptop w/Core i5-1355U/16GB/512GB for $1000 – Lenovo (coupon: THINKDOORBUSTER12)

Handheld gaming PCs

Just a few months after launch, the Asus ROG Ally is on sale for $100 to $150 off.

Most gamers will probably be better off springing for the model with an AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor, which boasts substantially better graphics performance than the entry-level model with a Z1 chip. But now that the Z1 model is selling for $450 instead of the usual $600, it might actually be worth considering.

Asus ROG Ally for $450 and up – Best Buy

Tablets

Amazon Fire tablets

It’s hard to beat Amazon’s tablets when it comes to bang for the buck. They offer decent performance and displays and tend to make great little devices for streaming videos or reading eBooks. But they also ship with Fire OS, a fork of Android that doesn’t include the Google Play Store or other Google apps and services. You can sideload the Play Store yourself, but it won’t exactly make an Amazon tablet into a stock Android one.

That said, the Fire HD (2023) is on sale for 43% off, making the already-cheap tablet even more attractive.

Amazon Fire HD 10 (2023) for $80 – Amazon

Other tablets under $200

Don’t want to hack your tablet to install Google Play Services or make other modifications? There are also some good deals on cheap tablets running official builds of Android.

Walmart’s onn 7″ tablet isn’t a particularly good tablet. But on sale for $29 this Black Friday, if the only thing you use it for is the alarm clock function, it’s still not a bad deal.

onn 7″ Android tablet (2022) for $29 – Walmart

If you’re looking for something with a little more versatility, the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is a decent buy at $100, although it’s a few years old at this point (and will soon be replaced in Samsung’s lineup by the A9 series). And the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is already the cheapest Samsung tablet with an S-Pen, but now it’s cheaper than ever with prices starting at $200.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite 10.4″ tablet w/S-Pen for $200 – Amazon

Tablets $300 and up

Apple’s 9th and 10th-gen iPads are on sale for some of their lowest prices ever, while premium tablets from Google, Samsung, and OnePlus are also on sale.

Samsung Galaxy S9 FE for $399 – Amazon

You can find more deals on laptops, tablets, mini PCs and other gadgets in Liliputing’s Black Friday 2023 Mobile Tech Deals roundup.

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