Best Newegg Black Friday 2019 deals: Big discounts on gaming gear and more – CNET



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Black Friday has come to Newegg. Following in the footsteps of Amazon, Best Buy, Costco, Target and Walmart, the computer and electronics retail specialist has unveiled its game plan for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019. And though Newegg’s main event doesn’t get underway until Monday, Nov. 25 — you can find solid deals live right now. In addition to the Black Friday ad and all of the details of the sale, we’ve highlighted three of the best deals we’ve found so far below. Check them out.

How Newegg’s sale will work

  • Some current deals are only available for a limited time.  
  • Main sale prices will come online at at 12 a.m. PT on Monday, Nov. 25. 
  • New deals will be added on Wednesday, Nov. 27 and again on Friday, Nov. 29.
  • And another batch of deals will launch at Newegg’s Cyber Monday site on Dec. 1. That sale is scheduled to run through Dec. 8.

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This touchscreen-enabled laptop doubles as a tablet and comes with some dynamite specs. You get a quad-core Intel Core i7 CPU, 20GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and 1TB hard drive combo and an Nvidia GeForce MX230 graphics card.


Another solid deal from Newegg for Black Friday. This super-sized Lenovo laptop comes equipped with an Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and 1TB hard drive combo and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 GPU.


Newegg had suggested that this deal would end on Monday evening — but it’s still available, though for $50 more than before. MSI’s snazzy GS65 delivers decent performance for gamers and has a stylish but acceptably businesslike design. Newegg’s configuration features a ninth-gen Intel Core i5, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 GPU, 8GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. This deal, which includes a $50 discount and a $100 rebate, is Black Friday paydirt. 

Read our MSI GL65 Stealth review.

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Acer packs a lot of unique features into the midpriced Predator Helios. Newegg has slashed $260 from a higher-end configuration. With this deal, you get a 15.6-inch display, a six-core Intel Core i7 CPU, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB of DDR5 RAM, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. Pretty nice.

Read our Acer Predator Helios 300 review.

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The initial discount was more than $1,100 — but even at $2,700, this is a good deal on a monster G703 configuration featuring a 17-inch 144Hz FHD display, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 and 8th-gen Intel Core i9 processor. This desktop-caliber behemoth has a more straightforward design that its alter ego — the Asus Mothership — but just as much firepower.

Read our Asus ROG G703 preview.

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This 15.6-inch gaming machine from Lenovo has been making the Black Friday rounds. Newegg has a nice entry-level configuration featuring an Intel Core i7-9750H processor, Nvidia GTX 1650 GPU, 16GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD (plus a 1TB hard drive) — for $900.

Read our Lenovo Legion Y545 review.


Dell’s Vostro line is designed for business folks — but this loaded configuration would let you interrupt the workday for some gaming. After an $820 discount, you get an Intel Core i7 processor, 32GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and an Nvidia GeForce MX130 graphics card for $999. 

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Update: The big discount on this model is gone (for now).

This souped up configuration — with the Core i7 processor and Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU — is a killer deal. 

Read our MSI GL65 Stealth review.