Laptops are becoming all the more important with many of us now working from home, and Black Friday is easily the best time of year to grab one.
There are only a few weeks to go, but there’s no need to wait as Argos has kicked off the tech deals early – beginning with this great saving on the ASUS Vivo book.
The laptop comes with 4GB RAM, 128GB of storage, a 15.6inch Full HD screen, and a light and compact weight of only 1.6Kg.
Better yet the VivoBook is on offer at Argos for only £299.99 – a steal for a portable powerhouse that can be used just as easily on the go as it can in your home.
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The Vivo Book is available on credit plans, and also comes with offers on Norton 360 Deluxe, Microsoft 365 software, and McAfee Total Protection Unlimited:
If the VivoBook isn’t for you then there’s still plenty of other laptops on offer.
ACER R13 2 in 1 Chromebook, 64 GB eMMC, Silver |
ASUS 15.6 Inch C523NA Full HD Touchscreen Chromebook|
APPLE 13.3″ MacBook Air with Retina Display (2020)|
How to find a good laptop on Black Friday
In the Black Friday rush, it’s easy to get confused by the many numbers and acronyms in a laptop’s specs but there’s no need to fear – we’ve broken down the key components below:
RAM stands for Random Access Memory and is where the computer stores data you are currently using so it can be accessed quicker. Essentially the more RAM your device has, the more tasks it can perform at once. However, there’s no need to go overboard with RAM – 4GB will run basic day-to-day jobs just fine, and 8GB will have you covered for the full suite of average daily tasks. You only need 16GB or more for more complex tasks such as graphic design, engineering, and serious gaming.
This depends on exactly what you are planning to use your laptop for – day-to-day use such as storing photos and music will not need much storage at all and might be fine at the lower end of 64-256GB. Those who store a lot of video on their laptop may need a bit more, however – especially if in HD – with 256-512GB options. However, those who will really need 1TB or more are gamers – big releases often top 100GB in size, which can eat up hard drive space awfully quickly.
Most laptops these days come with full high-definition (FHD) as standard which is a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080. This will be more than enough for daily use as well as watching Netflix in good quality, but those not too bothered about pixel count can get a lower resolution screen for a cheaper price. Alternatively, gamers and avid movie-watchers may want to invest in a 4K Ultra-HD screen – just make sure the laptop has strong specs to support it.
When is Black Friday?
Black Friday 2020 falls on 27th November. However, most retailers run deals throughout the weekend and through Cyber Monday, often rebranding the event as Black Friday weekend.
Cyber Monday is on 30th November and was originally an online alternative to Black Friday, but the rise of online shopping means there’s little to distinguish the two these days – you can read more here about Black Friday vs Cyber Monday and how the two differ.
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Amazon Black Friday deals – Expect deals on Amazon devices, services, and just about everything else with their popular Lightning Deals.
AO.com Black Friday deals – AO will have deals on appliances of course, but also on tech such as laptops, mobiles, and gaming consoles.
Argos Black Friday deals– Argos usually have great deals on tech such as mobiles and gaming and have already begun their legendary toy sale.
Currys PC World Black Friday deals– Currys is a one stop shop for everything electrical, from appliances to laptops to headphones and cameras.
Dell Black Friday deals – Dell has computers for everyone, from their premium XPS series to gaming laptops to good old desktops.
John Lewis Black Friday deals – The department store will have deals on everything from clothing and furniture to laptops and TVs.
LEGO Black Friday deals – Expect deals on Lego Harry Potter, Star Wars, and more at the LEGO store and elsewhere.
Nintendo Switch Black Friday deals – As well as deals on popular games such as Animal Crossing and Mario 3D All-Stars, consoles and joy-cons will likely be on offer too.
Samsung Black Friday deals – Expect mobile deals on the new S20 and Note20 range, as well as savings on their TVs, tablets, and more.
Smyths Black Friday deals– As well as savings on key Toy brands such as LEGO and barbie, Smyths will have deals in gaming too.
Very Black Friday deals– Very will have deals on everything from electrical to fashion to home goods.
Want more offers? Check out our Black Friday 2020 guide for the best and cheapest deals as well as the latest news in the lead up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. For more tech deals check out the technology section.
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