Black Friday 2020 is over a month away, yet many Best Buy Black Friday deals are already here. Now is a great time for bargain shoppers to start checking items off of their holiday gift list.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, retailers are taking a different approach to this year’s post-Thanksgiving Day sales. As expected, we’re seeing early Black Friday deals and we also expect Black Friday discounts to be bigger than ever. We’re talking massive markdowns too good to pass up.
We’ve been covering Black Friday deals for more than 11 years now, so we’re seasoned pros here at Laptop Mag. We’ll help sort through Black Friday deals so you can score the best price breaks on even the most coveted products.
From now through the holidays, we’ll share all of our best Black Friday shopping tips, trends, and advice right here. In the meantime, here are the best early Black Friday deals available at various retailers this month.
Is Black Friday canceled?
Black Friday is not canceled this year — although retailers are taking a different approach. In fact, several retailers are offering early Black Friday deals this month. Due to the ongoing pandemic, more people are shopping online. However, for shoppers who want the instant gratification of in-store shopping, curbside pickup will be available.
Big box retailers like Best Buy and Walmart will not be open on Thanksgiving Day. “To meet our customers’ changing lives this holiday, we’re enhancing the way we fulfill orders, from offering more convenient pickup options at our stores to making sure BestBuy.com orders arrive at the right time,” Best Buy wrote in a blog post.
When is Black Friday 2020?
Black Friday takes place on Friday, November 27 this year, since Black Friday traditionally occurs on the day after Thanksgiving. While that’s the official date of this year’s Black Friday, the event is kicking off early at some retailers.
Best Buy’s Prep for the Holidays Sale offers Black Friday pricing on a range of tech from laptops to tablets to peripherals.
Technically, Black Friday is a one-day shopping event, however, we’ve been seeing fantastic discounts from the start of the season. We saw some of these sales teased earlier this month.
Top Black Friday deals this month
Apple MacBook Air 2020: was $999 now $949 @ Amazon
One of the early Black Friday laptop deals right now takes $50 off Apple’s latest MacBook. It packs a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) Retina display, a backlit keyboard, Touch ID, a 10th Gen Core i3 CPU, a 256GB SSD and Intel Iris Plus graphics.View Deal
Apple MacBook Air 2020 (512GB): was $1,299 now $1,199 @ Amazon
The latest 512GB model MacBook Air is currently $100 off at Amazon. It packs a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) Retina display, a 10th Gen Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. View Deal
Dell XPS 13 7390 4K Laptop: was $1,799 now $1,402 @ Amazon
This early Black Friday deal saves you $398 off the Dell XPS 13, which is the best laptop to buy. This model on sale packs a 13.3-inch (1920 x 1200) Infinity Edge touch display, a 1.1-GHz Core i7-10710U 6-core CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD.View Deal
Lenovo Yoga C940: was $1,599 now $1,199 @ Best Buy
One of the best laptops around sees a massive $400 discount. Like its predecessor, the Yoga C940 has a gorgeous design, along with bright, vivid 4K and 1080p display options; fast performance; and long battery life. This model comes with an Intel Core i7, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and a 4K display.View Deal
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Tablet: was $139 now $79 @ Best Buy
Now $60 off in an early Black Friday worthy deal, the 10 generation Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition is one of the best kids tablets you can get. It’s 30% faster than the previous-gen model and has 32GB of storage. View Deal
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1″: was $329 now $249 @ Best Buy
The Galaxy Tab A packs a 10.1″ 1920 x 1200 display and AKG stereo speakers. This model is configured with a 1.8GHz Exynos 7904A octa-core CPU, 3GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. At $80 off, it’s the lowest price we’ve ever seen for this configuration. View Deal
Apple iPad 2020 (32GB): was $329 now $299 @ Amazon
The latest 8th generation iPad is currently a modest $10 off at Amazon. It packs a 10.2-inch Retina display and an A12 Bionic Soc for 40% faster CPU performance than the model’s iPad’s A10 chip. The 128GB model is also on sale for $395 ($34 off). View Deal
Apple iPad Pro 12.9″ 2020 (128GB): was $999 now $940 @ Amazon
The Editor’s Choice iPad Pro is powerful enough to replace your laptop. This model packs a 12.9-inch (2732 x 2048) Liquid Retina display, an A12Z Bionic CPU, 128GB of storage, a new dual-camera system with LiDAR scanner, and Wi-Fi 6 support. Own it now for its lowest price yet. View Deal
Galaxy Tab S6 10.5″ (256GB): was $729 now $649 @ Amazon
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 features a 10.5-inch (2560 x 1600) Super AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 855 octa-core CPU, 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Currently, it’s $80 off at Amazon. View Deal
Surface Pro 7 w/ keyboard: was $959 now $699 @ Best Buy
This configuration Surface Pro 7 features a 10th Gen Intel Core i3 CPU, 4GB RAM, and a 128GB SSD. Even better, it includes a Type Cover keyboard (a $129 value). At $699, it’s $260 off its normal price. View Deal
Apple AirPods Pro: was $249 now $219 @ Amazon
With decent noise cancellation, good sound quality, and a comfortable, sweat-resistant design, the AirPods Pro is among the best wireless earbuds around. Snag them now at their lowest price ever. View Deal
Apple AirPods w/ Wired Charging Case: was $159 now $129 @ Amazon
For a limited time, you can get the latest AirPods with Wired Charging Case for $129. The wireless earbuds are powered by Apple’s latest H1 chip for fast wireless connectivity with Apple devices. View Deal
Anker Soundcore Life Q20: was $59 now $45 @ Amazon
The Anker Soundcore Life Q20 Headphones offer a plethora of features including custom 40mm drivers, Anker’s proprietary BassUp technology and up to 40 hours of battery life. In terms of comfort, the headphones’ earcups are using memory foam for a pillow-soft fit. View Deal
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus: was $149 now $129 @ Amazon
The Editor’s Choice Galaxy Buds feature a 2-way speaker, rich AKG sound and an adaptive 3-mic system for crystal clear calls. These headphones are currently $20 off right now. View Deal
Beats Solo Pro Wireless: was $299 now $199 @ Amazon
Beats Solo Pro wireless headphones feature active noise canceling, an advanced acoustic system and up to 22 hours of battery life. For a limited time, select Beats Solo Pro colors are on sale for an all-time low price.View Deal
Razer Blade Stealth 13 Ultrabook (120Hz): was $1,799 now $1,450 @ Amazon
One early Black Friday deal brings the Razer Blade Stealth 13 down to an all-time low price. Now $349 off, it packs a 13.3-inch (1920 x 1080) display, 1.3-GHz 10th Gen Intel Core i7-1065G7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. An NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q GPU does the graphics handling. View Deal
MSI GF65 Thin 15.6″ Gaming Laptop was $1,299 now $1,199 @ Amazon
Now $100 off, the MSI GF65 gaming laptop delivers great overall and graphics performance. It features a nearly no-bezel display, impressive battery life and excellent audio. The laptop in this deal packs a 15.6-inch (1920 x 1080) 120Hz IPS display, a 2.6GHz Core i7-9750H CPU, 16GB of RAM, RTX 2060 graphics with 6GB of dedicated memory and a 512GB SSD. View Deal
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Pre-order): was $60 now $50 @ Amazon
Lead epic Viking raids against Saxon troops and fortresses with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Preorder it now from Amazon and save $10. Orders will ship to meet the game’s November 10 release date.
What should you buy during Black Friday?
Over the course of many years, Black Friday was overrun with TV and laptop deals. In recent years, retailers offer Black Friday discounts on just about all things tech. For frugal shoppers, Black Friday is one of the best times of the year to also find the best deals on headphones, tablets, gaming consoles and more.
Laptops tend to see the most generous price cuts. For example, last year, the Apple AirPods Pro was on sale for $199 at Staples. This deal recently returned and for a limited time is up for grabs at Staples, Amazon, and Best Buy.
Our Black Friday 2020 deal predictions
Amazon Kindle: Amazon will dominate Black Friday as per usual. During Black Friday 2020, expect discounts on everything from the retailer’s all-new Fire HD 8 tablets to its Kindle Oasis reader.
Apple MacBook: This year we saw the 2020 model MacBook Air drop to $849. Meanwhile, the MacBook Pro sold for as low as $1,199 over the summer. Retailers will likely revise these deals and maybe discount an extra $20 to $50 on Black Friday.
Apple iPads: Apple’s coveted iPad and iPad Pro tablets will surely see price drops on Black Friday. Even the newly released iPad Air 4 might get its first discount. We expect it to see a modest $30 to $50 discount.
Samsung Galaxy Tab: Samsung recently released the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 in August and we’re already seeing deals for it. This season, we saw the base model Galaxy Tab S7 drop to $549 ($100 off).
Sony PS5 console: Walmart is the king of game console deals and will rule Black Friday 2020. The PS5 is due to hits shelves in November and the way preorders flew off the shelves, we may not see a discount yet. The big-box retailer is bound to have not deals per se, but possibly exclusive PS5 console bundles.
Microsoft Xbox Series X console: Again, Walmart hands-down usually has the best Xbox deals. Also arriving in stores in November, the Xbox Series may not get a discount so early. That’s not to say that there won’t be some terrific bundles available.