The 10 Hottest Black Friday Tech Deals And Sales For 2023

To help save you some time shopping for the holidays, CRN has rounded up 10 of the hottest Black Friday tech deals and sales for 2023, which range from laptops and smartphones to headphones and beyond.

Somehow, it’s almost the end of the year again, and that means we’re in the thick of extended Black Friday season, which now seems to encompass most of November.

But that’s not the case for all vendors slinging their wares for this frenzied shopping season.

While many Black Friday deals have already gone live, some are waiting for the exact day and date or maybe a couple days earlier to help the consuming masses save dozens if not hundreds of dollars on tech products, whether it’s a vlog camera or Google’s best and latest smartphone.

After all, tech products can get expensive very quickly, so Black Friday can be a good way to lower any barriers to buying that 77-inch smart TV you’ve been wanting to affix to your wall.

To help save you some time shopping for the holidays, CRN has rounded up 10 of the hottest Black Friday tech deals and sales for 2023, which range from laptops and smartphones to headphones and beyond.

Sony ZV-1F Vlog Camera

Price: $398 (20 percent off)

Where to buy: Amazon

For the content creator in your life, the Sony ZV-1F Vlog Camera is designed to capture high-resolution video that smoothly and automatically tracks a human subject and their immediate surroundings, whether it’s in handheld mode or mounted. The camera’s touchscreen LCD flips out to sit next to the camera lens for taking selfie videos, and its directional microphone captures voices clearly.

Samsung 77” Class S89C OLED 4K UHD Smart Tizen TV

Price: $1,999.99 (44 percent off)

Where to buy: Best Buy

This is a 77-inch OLED 4K UHD TV from Samsung advertised to display “pure blacks, bright whites and dramatic color” with a “sharp 4K” resolution, thanks to its use of OLED technology combined with a Neural Quantum Processor that upscales images into a 4K resolution. The TV comes with Dolby Atmos and Object Tracking Sound Lite technologies to make you feel like you’re part of the action, and its Anti Glare with Ultra Viewing Angle feature ensures no one in the room will have a bad view.

Microsoft Surface Pro 9

Price: Starts at $799.99 (up to $800 off)

Where to buy: Microsoft

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 9 is pitched as an “ultra-portable device” that combines the flexibility of a tablet with the performance and battery life of a laptop. The 1.94-pound device comes with an adjustable, built-in kickstand so that you can place it down anywhere to do work or watch a video. The Surface Pro Signature Keyboard add-on elevates the device to a laptop experience while the complementary Slim Pen 2 gives you a natural-feeling way to write or sketch on the device’s 13-inch PixelSense touchscreen.

Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation)

Price: $169 on Nov. 22 (32 percent off); $199 currently (15 percent off)

Where to buy: Walmart

Apple’s second-generation AirPods Pro combine a dynamic, three-dimensional sound with advanced noise cancellation and pass-through audio. The earbuds also features a higher level of touch control and Personalized Spatial Audio, which takes advantage of the device’s dynamic head tracking capability to make music and movies sound more immersive. The AirPods Pro offer up to six hours of listening time with Active Noise Cancellation enabled. All of these features are made possible by Apple’s H2 chip.

Lenovo ThinkPad E16 Gen 1

Price: $700 on Nov. 23 (52 percent off)

Where to buy: Lenovo

Lenovo’s Intel-powered ThinkPad E16 Gen 1 is a 16-inch laptop designed to “handle heavy loads of work” for business users, whether it’s data tabulation, research or content review. So many things about this laptop are made for the professional set, including its Graphite Black color, its robust keyboard with a number pad, its ample trackpad and its “crystal-clear” WUXGA display, which is made easier on the eyes with a hardware-based low blue light feature. The laptop is highly durable, and it comes with plenty of connectivity options, including USB-C 3.2, Thunderbolt 4, Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0.

HP Envy 2-In-1 14”

Price: $749.99 (30 percent off)

Where to buy: Best Buy

Powered by an Intel Core i7 CPU and 16GB of memory, HP’s 14-inch Envy 2-in-1 is designed for power users who need a device that can flip from a laptop to a tablet in seconds. The laptop comes with an edge-to-edge FHD touchscreen, dual speakers tuned by and audio experts Bang and Olufsen, smart amplification technology to make audio clearer and more dynamic and fast-charging technology that can bring the battery to a 50 percent charge in roughly 30 minutes. It also comes with plenty of connectivity options, including Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3 and Thunderbolt 4.

Dell XPS 13

Price: $599 (25 percent off)

Where to buy: Dell

Called the “ultimate on-the-go laptop,” the latest version of Dell’s XPS 13 is the thinnest and lightest in the lineup’s history yet, measuring 0.55 inches high when closed and weighing as little as 2.59 pounds. The laptop is powered by a 12th-Gen Intel Core processor, either an i5 or i7, and it supports anywhere from 8GB to 32GB of LPDDR5 memory and 256GB to 1TB for the PCIe NVMe SSD. The laptop features a machined aluminum body, which is available in two colors: Sky and Umber. With the 13-inch FHD+ screen, the laptop’s battery is capable of lasting for up to 12 hours. For connectivity, it comes with Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth and Thunderbolt 4 ports.

Google Pixel 8 Pro

Price: $799 (20 percent off)

Where to buy: Google

Google has called the Pixel 8 Pro its “most powerful, personal Pixel yet,” offering “cutting-edge” photo and video capabilities as well as a variety of other helpful features, like live translation, car crash detection and call screening. The smartphone comes with a 48-megapixel ultra-wide camera for improved macro focus, a 48-megapixel telephoto camera for zoomed-out shots and a 10.5-megapixel camera for high-quality selfies. The Pixel sports several advanced video and photo editing capabilities, like Audio Magic Eraser, which can remove distracting sounds to hone in on what’s important. The phone has more than a 24-hour battery life, and the 6.7-inch display’s refresh rate goes from 1 to 120 Hz.

Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen)

Price: $49.99 for Prime members (62 percent off)

Where to buy: Amazon

Amazon’s Echo Show 8 features an 8-inch HD touchscreen to display content fetched by the Alexa voice assistant, whether it’s music, videos, podcasts, photos and a large variety of other things. The device is capable of making video calls with a 13-megapixel camera that uses auto-framing to keep the caller front-and-center. It can also hook into smart home systems, allowing you to take control of compatible devices like cameras, lights and other devices using the touch display, your voice or your motion.

Bose QuietComfort 45 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

Price: $199 (40 percent off)

Where to buy: Amazon

As the name suggests, Bose’s QuietComfort 45 wireless Bluetooth headphones combine a comfortable over-ear headphone design with high-fidelity audio and advanced features such as noise cancellation and volume-optimized Active EQ. In addition to full noise cancelling, the headphones also support audio pass-through to let you hear your surroundings and what’s playing at the same time. The battery lasts for up to 22 hours, and it can charge quickly, giving you three hours on a quick 15-minute charge.