When is the Best Time to Buy a Laptop?

Isn’t it a sinking feeling when you spend $1000 or more on a new laptop only find it is available for $800 or lesser within a week or worse, a day? (aghhh, only if I had waited for my new MacBook).

Or to find that Dell or Lenovo released a new laptop with even better features just a couple of days later?

Whether you are buying a laptop, mobile, or a car, there is always the right time to buy.

In this article, we’ll tell you exactly when you can score the deal of your life and get a laptop that will last you for years, run all your games and programs while costing you much lesser.

When is the Best Time to Buy a Laptop?

Black Friday

When I think of MEGA DISCOUNTS, a day that instantly pops into the head is Black Friday.

Celebrated on the Friday following Thanksgiving, it is one of the best days to purchase not just electronics but pretty much anything you want.

But how big can Black Friday be?

Well, in 2018, the MacBook 12-inch was available for about $1000 which is a significant price drop and an absolute steal considering its high-end specs, portable build, and durability.

Not just that, even laptops like Gigabyte Aero Slim and the gaming beast HP Omen saw a significant price drop during Black Friday 2018.

So if you need a new laptop and can wait till November, I can hardly think of a better time.

Cyber Monday

Just like Black Friday, even Cyber Monday is celebrated in November or early December i.e. on the Monday after Thanksgiving (so you have more reasons to look forward to thanksgiving than just the turkey).

It is the equivalent of Black Friday with sales rising to a record $7.9billion in 2018 alone, a significant increase since 2016 and 2017.

And it isn’t just a US thing, even countries like Canada, Australia, India, Japan, Germany, etc. have carried on the trend. That means people around the globe can now save thousands of dollars on new purchases.

Once again, it comes down to whether you have the patience to wait or not because if you do, trust me, you are in for a treat whether you need a gaming laptop for one for other needs. Take a look at our Black Friday page for the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.

Back to School Month

August and September are known as the back to school months as this is the time college and schools reopen after the mid-term break.

And since laptops are an integral part of school gear, like other school supplies, you will find good discounts on them as well.

These discounts usually start about a week before school reopens and continue the following month. But just to get a head start, some dealers start with special offers as early as July so keep an eye out.

Though keep in mind that the discounts aren’t as big as Black Friday sine they can vary from $25 to $100 which means you get just 10%-15% off on a $500 laptop.

I would suggest waiting for another month or two but if you are in a hurry, any discount is money saved and thus worth a consideration.

The April Clearout Sales

April is usually the month where dealers are looking to clear out old stock and thus offer it at extremely cheap prices.

That is because most brands tend to release newer models around this time so yes, there is a bit of trade-off here as you will be missing out on the latest, more advanced technology.

But if you do not mind buying a slightly older model, April could be the month for you.

Remember, these laptops are not obsolete and most of the time brands only make minor tweaks which means you can easily find a value-for-money laptop in April.

Written By Eric Smith

My name is Eric Smith and I've been working within the tech space for over 10 years, both at one of the largest computer manufacturers (for which I have no affiliation with anymore) but also in the retail sector where I gained a lot of experience in helping people finding suitable tech products.