26 Best Black Friday Laptop Deals & Home Office Deals (2021)

Acer Spin 713

Photography: Acer

Best buy

The Acer Spin 713 is one of our favorite Chromebooks. It has one of the prettiest displays you’ll find in a Chromebook at this price point, and the Intel i5 chip delivers plenty of power for Chrome OS. The battery life is also good. Just make sure that Chrome OS is up to the task with whatever you want to do with your laptop. Check out our laptop buying guide for more tips on what is best for your use case.

Amazon, Walmart

This fun little Chromebook won’t win any awards for speed or power, but we still love it, and it’s reasonably priced. It has a small screen, but it’s high resolution for its size, and the 4 gigabytes of RAM is sufficient for web browsing and occasional use. This price is not unique to Black Friday; it’s been on sale for a while now, but it’s still a good deal.

Walmart

This mid-range HP laptop has an Intel Core i5 chip, 8 gigabytes of RAM and a 256 gigabyte SSD. That’s enough power for most people, but if you plan on editing photos and videos, you’ll want to look elsewhere. Also note that although this comes with Windows 10, it can be upgraded to Windows 11 for free.

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2

Photograph: Samsung

Best buy, Samsung

Samsung’s Galaxy Chromebook 2 (8/10, WIRED recommended) is one of the prettiest Chromebooks on the market. It has a strong and lightweight aluminum body with a build quality that outperforms many more expensive laptops I’ve tested. The bright, color-rich display isn’t as good looking as the original 4K model, but it’s still a lot better than most Chromebooks. The original Galaxy Chromebook is also on sale for $ 599 ($ ​​100 off). It has impressive specs, but the battery life is not that great.

Amazon, Best Buy ($ 749)

This deal started in October, but it’s still pretty good. Once upon a time, it was the most beautiful Chromebook on the market. These days, that price would likely go to the Galaxy Chromebook above, but it’s still a solid machine, especially the Core i5 model on sale here.

Monitor offers

Nothing will boost your work at home game like a giant screen. The monitors below are the best deals on our favorites.

Samsung Odyssey G7 27 inch WQHD Gaming Monitor

Photograph: Samsung

Amazon, Best buy

With a fast refresh rate (144Hz) and support for both Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync, this curved monitor delivers smooth graphics. It’s the lowest price we’ve seen on this monitor, and it’s a particularly good option for gamers.

Amazon, Samsung

The G3 is slightly lower than the G7 above, ranging in resolution from Wide QHD to Full HD, but it still has the same refresh rate and AMD FreeSync support, and it’s less than half the price. .

Best buy

That’s a good deal for a Full HD monitor of this size. There’s AMD FreeSync support, plus HDR, something we usually don’t see at this price point.

Networking and Router Offers

No matter how fast your internet is… it could be faster. Upgrading your router is one of the best ways to improve your home internet experience. Below are our favorite deals, but be sure to read our guide to speeding up your home internet connection and our guide to the best mesh router systems for more suggestions.

Netgear Orbi AX4200

Photography: Netgear

Amazon

We haven’t tested Netgear’s Nighthawk XR1000 gaming router, but it allegedly offers impressive speeds, apps for iOS and Android, and support for Wi-Fi 6.

Target, Best buy, Walmart

Google’s Nest Mesh System is easy to use and offers good coverage. It lacks support for the new Wi-Fi 6 standard, but at this price, it’s still a good buy. If you don’t have a lot of space to cover, a single unit (just the router) costs $ 139 from Amazon ($ 30 off).

Netgear, Best Buy (Pack of 2 for $ 330)

The Netgear Orbi AX4200 is our preferred mesh system for large homes. It’s not the easiest to set up, but luckily you only need to do it once. When you’re done, you have a system that easily covers large areas and offers very good speeds, with satellite nodes almost as fast as the main router.

Furniture Deals

Fully Jarvis Office

Photography: Fully

We have tested all of the following chairs and desks, which you can read more about in our Home Office Gear guide.

Fully

This is our favorite motorized standing desk. It has the capacity to store four height presets and features an eco-friendly bamboo tray. There are also many ways to customize it to your liking.

Secret laboratory

Secretlab’s Magnus Metal Desk is expensive and heavy, but your house order freak will love how it simplifies cable management. Reviews editor Julian Chokkattu says the Magnus will solve your cable clutter and give you peace of mind. Read more about it here.

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