Best Cyber Monday 2016 Laptop Deals

Get your next laptop computer at a knockdown price.

Guide by USgamer Team, .

It's Cyber Monday today, and there are some notable deals available on laptop computers. Purchasing a laptop can be a daunting experience, because there are so many different makes and models, each with its own set of specs and features.

Make sure you think about what you actually intend to do with your laptop, and that way you can ensure you're making a purchase that best meets your needs. If you're just surfing the net and generally doing light work like word processing and using it for social media, you don't necessarily need a top-specced laptop. But if you're gaming, or want to do things like edit videos, you definitely need one with a lot more power.

Please note that this article is being updated daily, so remember to check back in often so you don't miss any deals. We've also listed some handy links to laptop manufacturers below, and those are well worth checking out. Each one is having a Cyber Monday sale right now, and has its own unique set of offers and deals.

Today's Cyber Monday Laptop Deals

Here are what we think are the best deals currently available. They are all currently active, so you shouldn't have any problem snapping up any one of these bargains.

Other Current Laptop Bargains

Not found the right laptop yet? Keep reading - the following deals are all from Black Friday week, and they're still active.

Factory Deals From Laptop Manufacturers

Looking for Cyber Monday deals direct from the manufacturer? Here's where you can find the very best offers right now.

Apple vs Microsoft vs Google

For most of us the choice is going to be between three platforms when picking out a new laptop, with Apple's macOS Sierra and Microsoft's Windows 10 the main candidates. Apple, of course, is the only company to make macOS laptops, and your new MacBook will come with Siri and a host of very decent bundled applications like Photos, iTunes, Pages, Numbers and Keynote.

Meanwhile Microsoft's Windows 10 is a big improvement over Windows 8 in almost every way, and has been designed to run on tablets as well as traditional laptops. That means it's touchscreen-ready, and well suited to the 2-in-1 devices we're seeing a lot of (like the Surface Pro). Windows laptops are made by a host of manufacturers, including Microsoft.

Google's Chromebooks are worth considering as a cheaper option. Chrome OS is basically a web browser and nothing else, but for many people that's all they need (think Google Docs, Facebook, Gmail, YouTube). Offline capabilities are improving all the time and there's the added benefit that everything is always instantly backed up to the cloud.

Other Cyber Monday Deals

We'll be posting details of plenty of other deals throughout Cyber Monday from stores and online retailers such as Amazon, Target, GameStop, Best Buy, Sam's Club, Walmart, and Toys R Us. We'll be looking for bargains on items including laptops, TVs, games, Xbox One, PS4, and more. Here's where you'll be able to find them all.

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The specs that matter on Cyber Monday

There are really three specs to consider on a laptop: the CPU or processor speed (how fast it can think), the RAM or memory (how much thinking it can do at once) and the available storage space (room for your files). There's the display size too, which is always a compromise between how much you can fit on screen at once and how light and portable your laptop's going to be.

On top of that, look out for the number of input and output ports (Apple's new MacBook just has one USB-C socket), any bundled accessories and the screen resolution (how sharp everything is). If you can, check when the laptop first launched – older models aren't necessarily bad choices, but it's good to have the information to compare devices.

Finding value on Cyber Monday

With new Microsoft hardware (and new Windows 10 updates) expected in the spring of 2017, Cyber Monday is an opportunity to get some laptop hardware at a fantastic price. Apple's MacBook schedule is less clear-cut, but all of its laptops are due a refresh soon.

As we've said there's no reason to avoid laptops that are older or less well-specced (gaming and video editing are the only tasks that really need high-end hardware), but keep longevity in mind: if you can pay a little extra on Cyber Monday then you'll get the benefit in a laptop that doesn't grind to a halt or need upgrading quite as early on.

Apple, Microsoft and Google may all have some Cyber Monday deals of their own, but the biggest discounts are likely to come from the recognized retailers: try Amazon, Best Buy, Dell and NewEgg.

Of course plenty of retailers will sell you a laptop, and plenty will have Cyber Monday deals on, but if you can it's best to stick to the electronics specialists first and foremost – they're likely to have the widest choice of stock and the most recent hardware.

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  • Avatar for vellicore #1 vellicore A year ago
    Great article and Cyber Monday is probably my favorite day of the year when picking up tech products. Checkout Description here has a ton of I.T products with free shipping on all orders.
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  • Avatar for laptoptrungtran #2 laptoptrungtran A year ago
    Xin chào, tôi thật sự vẫn thích dùng laptop cũ hơn là mua những chiếc laptop mới như này bởi vì nó rất đắt đôi khi có sẵn những rủi ro khi mà tôi không thể kiểm tra chúng một cách rõ ràng. Một trong những chiếc laptop giá rẻ tôi thích đó là dell precision 3510
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