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Black Friday PC deals

Whether you’re after a blazingly fast PC to elevate your gaming or an efficient all-around system on a budget, this year’s Black Friday deals have plenty to offer. Manufacturers like Dell and Lenovo are slashing the sticker prices on their own branded systems, while online retailers like Newegg and eBay sell custom-built rigs as cheap or sometimes even cheaper than the cost of purchasing and assembling the components yourself.

Top Black Friday PC deals

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Up to $800 off select Surface Duo, starting at $649.99

Expires 2 Sep 2021
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Save $50 on Samsung Galaxy Buds+

Expires 30 Aug 2021
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Get promo codes by signing up

Expires 27 May 2030
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Buy Galaxy S20 FE 5G and get $50 instant credit toward Galaxy Watch3

Expires 31 Mar 2027
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Up to $400 off Surface Laptop 3 today

Expires 1 Oct 2025
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20% off marketing materials

Expires 4 Sep 2021
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Extra 5% off accessories and monitors with a PC purchase

Expires 7 Aug 2021
Terms and Exclusions Apply, See Site for Details
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Up to $150 off Select PCs and Monitors

Expires 26 Sep 2025
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Save up to $360 when you bundle Surface Pro 7 and Type Cover

Expires 7 Aug 2021
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Save up to 31% on select monitors and bundles

Expires 7 Aug 2021
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What to consider when buying a PC on Black Friday

Processor: Intel or AMD?

Intel has traditionally led the desktop PC processor market, especially where gaming is concerned. The latest i3, i5 and i7 processors certainly live up to this, delivering plenty of power at a variety of price points. AMD has stepped up its game recently, however, releasing its Ryzen processor line to much critical and commercial success.

Choosing between the brands can be tough, though there are a few general guidelines to help you make up your mind. AMD’s Ryzen chips are typically better at multi-core processing, a fact that helps them outperform many Intel CPUs in the latest games. Meanwhile, Intel’s processors are usually cheaper and more power-efficient, with superior single-core performance compared to similarly-priced Ryzen chips.

Graphics card

There’s a lot to consider when choosing a suitable graphics card for your new PC. First, decide whether you want a Nvidia card or an AMD card. Then, determine the clock speeds, memory bandwidth and RAM necessary to deliver the kind of performance you’re after. The right graphic card for you or your recipient will largely depend on your budget, what the computer will be used for and personal preference.

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