You can have an interesting week based entirely on finding good deals. We've been in "Black Friday" season for a while, but Wednesday and Thursday are going to be the real beginning of the process.
So, what can everyone do to get the best out of the holiday, and how to save a bunch of money? There are deals on everything from mattresses to clothing, but let's get into the deals on tech. We've got some of the best deals available here, but for the full list, check out all of Tom's Hardware's Black Friday Deals!
This is a really great time to buy a CPU, motherboard, SSD, RAM, and power supplies. If you are looking to upgrade or do a new build, this is the time to get those components. However, modern GPUs appear to be off the table, though that could change. GPUs have been in short supply for years, so it's not surprising that the most modern of the video cards would be missing from holiday deals.
In addition to modern GPUs being missing, you also won't see a great discount on the new Intel processors. There are some small discounts, in the $10 range, but nothing to write home about. On the other hand, you can get deals on the new AMD Ryzen chips. AntOnline on eBay has up to $120 off the new Ryzen chips, though those deals seem to come and go. Currently, Amazon is also running some pretty great deals on Ryzen processors. The Ryzen 9 7950X, which is a 16-Core processor, is currently running $575, when the regular retail is around $699.
Black Friday 2022, as well as most years, is a great time to grab a new monitor. We're seeing the Dell 3222DGM, which is a 32 inch 2K 165 Hz monitor for $289 (down from $399). It's important to note that the 32 inch version is only $20 more than the 27" model, making it a significantly better deal. Also from Dell, the G3223Q 4K gaming monitor is down to $599 from $799. This monitor is also 32 inches, but upgrades from 2K to 4K. It also features a refresh rate of 144 Hz.
Another great monitor choice is the Samsung Odyssey G7. This monitor is also 32 inches, as is becoming the normal, and features 1440 resolution in a curved screen. One of the biggest selling points is the 1ms delay which makes it perfect for gaming. The price is is $549 on Amazon, down from its usual $799.
On the productivity monitor side, the Dell is selling the U2720QM, a 27 inch 4K display for $349. This is a huge discount from the MSRP of $740. This is a popular productivity display with great color.
Also, in the laptop space, Dell Deals has a lot of deals on Alienware laptops. Normally, you need to spend at least $1500 for an Alienware, however the current deals how three models below $1000. You can also new some great deals on gaming laptops with modern and powerful video cards from Newegg. Also, the Gigabyte G5MD is on sale at Best Buy for $549, down from $999. This laptop features an Intel Core i5 11400H processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti video card, a 512 GB SSD, a 15.6 inch FHD display with 144 Hz refresh rate, and 8 GB of RAM. Obviously, the first thing you'll want to do is upgrade the RAM, but everything else is incredibly solid for the price.
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