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Looking for programmer deals this Cyber Monday? We found discounts on all types of computers, whether they’re desktops or laptops at Amazon's Black Friday and Cyber Monday event. There are also great deals on books, software, and popular headphones, but the prices tend to change pretty quickly.
If you've been hesitating about making that leap, now's the time, as this is the last day of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale season!
If you're in a hurry, check out our quick links for some of our favorite Black Friday deals.
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Black Friday Programmer Deals 2023
We always want to help you find the best deals and give you the tools you need to advance your programming career. To help you shop, we’ve combed through the early Black Friday deals.
For example, we found some stellar prices on Beats headphones, and there's an impressive early deal on Samsung and Google tablets with up to 40% off the range.
These can be excellent tools for reviewing code or programming on the go, plus there are the added benefits you get with tablets, like watching movies, browsing the internet, and gaming.
Black Friday Deals on Courses
We regularly see major course providers offering major discounts so check out the quick links below to find courses on some of our favorite learning platforms.
We're also running a Black Friday promotion on our very own Python course, Python with Dr. Johns. Just use the code BLACKFRIDAY in your cart to get 60% off.
Black Friday Deals on Laptops
When it comes to laptops, we generally recommend finding a machine that suits your needs without exceeding your budget. That’s why we’ve put together our top recommendations for the best laptops for programming and the best laptops for hacking.
There’s no doubt that many of these laptops will be reduced during Black Friday and the early offers have already started rolling in.
As expected, Black Friday has already started with heavy discounts on gaming laptops. To help you find the best deals, we did the work for you and have listed some of the best laptop Black Friday deals in 2023.
To get things started, there’s an impressive sale on the Microsoft Surface range of laptops, with up to 31% off the range.
We were particularly impressed with the Surface Pro 9 with its 12th Gen i7, 32GB RAM, and 1TB Storage. This is currently available for less than $1800 with a 31% discount.
If you're in the market for a laptop that can double up for coding and gaming, we'd highly recommend checking out the ultra-thin Razer Blade 14, which is currently available with a massive 43% discount!
With an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, 14" QHD screen, and 16GB DDR5 RAM, not to mention a CNC Aluminum case and Chroma RGB keyboard, it's an incredible machine.
But if you prefer something with MacOS, the Apple MacBook Air Laptop pictured below is also on sale for 15% off. At less than $850, you get an M1 Chip, 13" Retina Display, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD Storage.
Maybe you're after the style of a Macbook but prefer to stay in the Windows ecosystem? In that case, you should definitely check out the Samsung 16” Galaxy Book3 Pro, as it's currently on offer with a 30% discount.
With an impressive 13th Gen Intel Core i7-1360P, 16GB RAM, and a 3K AMOLED Screen, it's a stunning place to spend your time coding! We also really like the inclusion of a fingerprint reader and a FHD Webcam.
Perhaps you're after something ultra-portable? In that case, check out this excellent deal on the LG Gram 17 with a 34% discount.
Besides the impressive 12+ hours of battery life, there's a 2560 x 1600 IPS Display, 12th Gen i7 Processor, 32GB RAM, and 2TB NVMe SSD. It's no wonder it's one of our top laptops for programmers, and also my current machine!
Another great deal is this HP Laptop, which falls to nearly $550 during the early Black Friday sale. Despite the small price, you get an 11th Generation Intel Core i5 processor and 256 GB SSD
Black Friday Deals on Desktops
If you prefer desktops over laptops, don’t worry — there are a ton of desktop deals available too!
Desktops are incredibly versatile and can be far more powerful than laptops while also being more affordable (at least sometimes). There are lots of prebuilt towers on Amazon, many of which are also on sale during Black Friday.
Desktops are fantastic investments as you can upgrade and replace parts as they age. You can pick the setup you need and use your machine for work and for play, as desktops are often more capable than laptops for gaming.
Below, we’ve curated a list of some of the best Black Friday Deals on desktops this year.
This year, we're already seeing a 9% discount on the HP Omen i7 Gaming Desktop.
With an Intel Core i7-13700KF, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Graphics, this powerful gaming rig falls from $2,499.99 during the early Black Friday sale. Check out the current price for today's discount.
There's a similarly impressive discount on this Skytech Archangel Gaming PC, with a huge 36% off and a price tag of less than $800.
That's tremendous value when you factor in the Intel Core-i5 10400F 2.9GHz, GTX 1660, 500GB SSD, 16GB DDR4 RAM, and RGB fans (which are non-negotiable for any good gaming PC!).
And if you're interested in something a little different, check out the Dell Inspiron 7720 All-in-One Desktop, which is currently on sale with a sizable 27% discount.
Think of this as the Dell version of an iMac, with a 27-inch FHD touchscreen display, Intel Core i7-1355U, 32GB RAM, and decent storage with 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD. You also get discrete graphics with an NVIDIA GeForce MX550 GDDR6 and Dell servicing.
Black Friday Deals on PC Components
Maybe you already have a solid desktop, and you're looking to make some upgrades with Black Friday deals on PC components? We've found some impressive deals on GPUs during Black Friday including 39% off the ASUS Dual NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050.
At just under $230, this is a solid entry-level GPU that's a worthy upgrade over your motherboard's standard graphics.
Or perhaps you're a serious gamer who's looking to supercharge their current setup with an elite Asus GPU? In that case, there's an early chance to get a 6% discount on the highly-rated ASUS ROG GeForce RTX 4080, with 16GB GDDR6X and HDMI 2.1a.
With 4th-generation tensor cores and a patented vapor chamber for lower GPU temps, it's a serious addition to your current rig. You could even use this as part of a crypto mining rig if you were keen to try this as a side project.
Maybe you're still building a new rig, or you're looking to switch out your CPU? You should definitely check out the impressive deals on Intel CPUs with discounts of up to 55% across the range.
Or perhaps you've switched sides and want an AMD?
In that case, we'd definitely check out the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, as it's currently on offer with a hefty 54% discount, making the price less than $210. For an 8-core, 16-thread CPU, this is a terrific deal.
If you want some serious power, we'd also check out the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X CPU, which is currently on sale with a 21% discount and a sales price of just under $550. This is another impressive price for a Hexadeca-core (16-core), 32-thread CPU with a 4.50 GHz clock speed.
Black Friday Monitor Deals
Whether you use a desktop or a laptop, external monitors and displays can be hugely beneficial for your productivity as a programmer. Plus, if you choose something with the right specs, it can also double as a gaming display.
If you've been waiting patiently for the best monitors to be reduced during Black Friday you're in the right place, as we've done the work for you by listing some of the best monitor Black Friday deals in 2023.
That means it falls from $1,399.99 to less than $900 during the Black Friday sale. This is a truly stunning QLED display with huge space for programming or gaming. Check out the current price for today's discount.We also found this equally impressive LG 49" UltraGear DQHD Curved Gaming Monitor with an early 38% discount and a price tag just under $800.
With an adjustable stand for tilt, swivel, and height, not to mention key specs like 240Hz, 1ms response, and a range of inputs (HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort), this is an ideal way to level up your current setup.
Plus, there are even more impressive offers in the LG monitors deal section, with discounts of up to 53%.
Black Friday Deals on Peripherals & Accessories
Laptops and desktops will always need essential accessories like keyboards, storage devices, and headphones. If you’ve been looking for deals on software and other useful accessories, you'll be pleased to know that Amazon has plenty available.
Here are some of the best software and peripheral devices on sale during Black Friday. Take your chance to buy what you need while it’s discounted!
Let's start with a modern programming essential. That's right, in 2023, every programmer needs headphones!
We found early offers on Beats headphones with discounts of up to 50% for their on-ear and in-ear styles in the Black Friday Beats sale section.
A great example is the Beats Solo3, which has a whopping 35% discount and a price tag of less than $130.
We also found early offers on Bose headphones with discounts of up to 40% for their on-ear and in-ear styles in the Black Friday Bose sale section.
And if you really want to turn any environment into your own programming sanctuary, check out the award-winning Bose QuietComfort 45, which you can currently pick up with a massive 40% discount at $199. This is an impressive deal for a top-of-the-line pair of noise-canceling headphones.
You can also find similar discounts on in-hear headphones, including the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II at less than $200 thanks to a 29% discount. These are a great way to get class-leading noise canceling without the added heat of wearing over-ear headphones.
When it comes to in-ear headphones, one of the best options for Apple users is, of course, the Apple AirPods. If you've spent any time using them, you'll know just how seamlessly they work with all of your Apple devices. I still have mine, and I love them!
Need a keyboard upgrade? An important piece of the modern programming setup, and we've found dozens of early discounts for computer accessories.
One popular style is the Havit Mechanical Keyboard, which has dropped 14% to less than $45.Or perhaps you're looking to spend a little more to grab an elite gaming keyboard that can double up for programming?
In that case, check out the Corsair K100 RGB gaming keyboard with OPX switches, as it's currently available with a 30% discount, bringing the price down from $249.99 to less than $175.
And if we're talking gaming keyboards that you can also use for programming, we have to mention the Razer Huntsman V2, which is priced at less than $80 with an early 47% discount.
This is an excellent deal for some of the fastest optical switches and an 8000Hz polling rate.
Another key accessory for programming that can also double up for gaming is the humble mouse. If you're in the market for an upgrade, check out the Razer Viper Ultimate wireless gaming mouse, which is currently on sale for $69.99 with 53% off the listing price.
This is a seriously impressive deal when you consider that Razer is one of the top manufacturers in the gaming space.
As a programmer, you'll always need a reliable storage device drive to protect your data. And in the era of SSDs, one of the most reliable data storage manufacturers is Samsung. That's why we were impressed by the 6% discount on the 1TB Samsung T7 Shield portable SSD.
With speeds approaching 1050MB/s, this is a fantastic deal on a particularly robust SSD.
Black Friday Deals on Office Essentials
One of the most important components of any programming setup is a comfortable chair.
So, if you're in the market for a chair upgrade, we'd recommend checking out the Dowinx Gaming & Office Chair, as it's currently available with a 25% discount, bringing the price tag to less than $190.
With a massage lumbar pillow (yes, a massage feature!), 360-degree swivel, and a highly flexible head pillow, it's an ideal way to maximize your comfort level, whether you're in the middle of a coding sprint or a weekend gaming session.
In 2023, many of us now include remote working in our programming careers, making it essential to have a solid and secure internet connection. The best way to do that is to upgrade your stock router hardware.
If you're not sure where to start, the Amazon eero mesh router systems are a great entry point, and they're on sale for a whopping 66% off. We were particularly impressed with the 35% discount on the eero 6+ mesh Wi-Fi system.
Simply place the 3 routers around your property, and you'll be able to connect more than 75 devices in a coverage area of 4,500 sq. ft. Mesh Wi-Fi systems are a really terrific way to quickly and easily level up your WiFi coverage!
And if you're still in the market for a router upgrade, we'd check out the ASUS RT-AX3000 Dual Band WiFi Router, as it's currently on sale with a 22% discount. This is a solid deal when you consider the built-in VPN and AiMesh compatibility.
We'd check out the ASUS RT-AX3000 Dual Band WiFi Router, as it's currently on sale with a 23% discount. This is a solid deal when you consider the built-in VPN and AiMesh compatibility.
There's also a massive discount on the Netgear Nighthawk Router (RAX120), with 38% off and a price tag of less than $280.
As a dual-band router with speeds up to 6 Gbps and a coverage area of 3,500 sq. ft for 30 Devices, it's an impressive upgrade. Plus, it looks cool!
If you're security conscious, you might also be on the lookout for a quality VPN this Black Friday. We've found an impressive early deal from CyberGhost VPN with 84% off from November 16th.
If you're a Windows user, you'll be familiar with the need to secure your system with anti-virus software. This is especially important for programmers as our computers are at the center of our daily work.
If you want to upgrade your anti-virus software, check out this early deal for 78% off Norton 360 Deluxe 2023 to protect 5 Devices for only $19.99.
Black Friday Deals on Books
Regardless of the advertised sales on Black Friday it’s worth checking to see whether any of these drop to lower prices during the event.
Our readers show high levels of interest in The Python Crash Course, for example. It’s one of the most popular reference materials for people getting started with the language.
While it lists at $44.99, we regularly see discounts on Amazon. We expect to see the price drop during Black Friday this year.
Prefer digital books? We've got you covered. Amazon offers many discount tablets for Black Friday
Black Friday Deals on Amazon Products
Amazon reserves some of its best Black Friday deals for its own products, including the Fire tablet range.
Programmers should check out the Amazon Fire Max 11 tablet, their most powerful tablet with an 11" display, octa-core processor, 4 GB RAM, and 14-hour battery life. It's currently available with 35% off and a price tag of less than $150.
There's also a great deal on the Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet this year, as it's on sale with a 50% discount.
Check back here for the latest Black Friday deals for programmers. We'll continually review the available discounts throughout the Black Friday sale, so be sure to check in for regular updates!
Other Deals Worth Checking Out Today
We launched a course on how to build a chatbot with Python. It includes source code, and enrollment usually costs $99. The price dropped by 30% during the Black Friday event!
The course only takes about a day to complete. That makes it one of the best Python projects for more advanced programmers. Best of all, it's customizable. You can add your own contextual data, so it responds with your own expertise!
What Is Black Friday?
Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, marks the unofficial start of the Christmas shopping season.
It's also one of the best chances all year to find amazing discounts, so you can expect to see all sorts of exclusive deals during the Black Friday sales
Most deals are available for those in the US, though you may find a few if you live elsewhere.
Tips For Finding Black Friday Deals
Want a tip or two on where to find a good Black Friday deal for programmers? There are usually plenty of excellent deals on Programming Books around Black Friday.
Expect to see even more value if you plan to shop for Amazon products. Read your favorite programming book on a Fire tablet, for example, and pay less for the device during the sale.
Check back here for regular highlights on all the best Black Friday deals for programmers. You can also find some really great deals on computers and accessories if you’re in the market for a new machine.
We already found several deals on laptops and gaming desktops. Of course, if you’d like to get your hands on an Amazon device, you can check out the Black Friday device deals!