With the winter that’s coming, and even the spring beyond it, it makes more sense than ever to have a speedy reliable laptop at the ready, whether it’s for work or just your personal needs. And Black Friday deals could be the right place to score one. Mobility is key with work these days, whether you need to run into the office, work remotely, or even just move to another room of the house for some privacy. Right now, there are some amazing Black Friday laptop deals and Black Friday MacBook deals that are geared specifically toward those in need of a mobile computer. We’ve found some especially notable deals on the 13-inch MacBook Air and the Dell XPS 13 — two of the best laptops on the shelves right now. The Macbook Air is $70 off, down to $929 from its regular price of $999. As for the Dell XPS 13, it’s $50 off, down to $1,000 from its regular price of $1,050.
— $929, was $999
If you want something just as functional as the Dell XPS 13, but you’re devoted to the cult of Apple (or just want to get in on its incredible designs and performance), it’s hard to find a better everyday laptop than the MacBook Air. Apple recently relaunched this series, tackling the main three areas that had presented challenges to users in its former incarnations: The price, the design, and security. Visually, what’s new is an even sharper Retina display, a more compact body, and, finally, Touch ID (security check!). On top of these improvements, the latest Air comes with a tenth-generation Intel Core i3 processor (it’s superfast), Intel Iris Plus Graphics, and 8GB of memory, which is enough to allow you to do about a million things at once, seamlessly. It’s also got wider stereo sound than before, USB Type-C ports and up to 11 hours of battery. For basic tasks and everyday computing, this is a gorgeous, light, affordable option. And it might not get cheaper than this early Black Friday Deal.
— $1,000, was $1,050
The Dell XPS 13 is Dell’s most popular for a reason, several reasons actually. This is at once Dell’s smallest laptop and the most powerful 13-inch laptop in its class. It’s only 2.7 pounds, thinner than ever before, but it’s loaded with a 10th-gen Intel Quad Core processor and 8GB of RAM, and will guarantee lightning-fast and uninterrupted performance. This is the little laptop that could, with 256 GB PCIe SSD and battery that just won’t quit. On a full charge, it lasts up to 19 hours and 24 minutes; if you’re streaming the entire time, it can more than 10 and a half hours. On top of this, the 13-inch screen is amazing, with 13.3 inches in full HD 1920 x 1080 display, which boasts brilliant colors and precise imagery using 400-nit brightness. The keyboard is sizeable and user-friendly (big keycaps). The Dell XPS 13 has a gorgeous, sleek design, is voice-activated from 14 feet away and its connectivity is next generation: There are 3 Thunderbolt multi-use Type-C ports that allow the fastest charges and data data transfers up to 40Gbps (that’s 8 times faster than your old USB).
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