The best early deals for Black Friday 2023 — Handpicked discounts to grab now

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When does Black Friday start?

I know what you're thinking. We're already talking about Black Friday in October? It's true. Although Black Friday officially starts on November 24 and currently feels like a dot on the horizon, deals fever was kickstarted early, thanks to Amazon Prime Big Deal Days on Oct. 10 and 11.

Seasonal discounts from big hitters like Best Buy and Target have already started, and even some of Amazon's hottest items kept their sale prices well after its Prime Day in October event ended.

Our whole team is dedicated to finding the hottest deals across everything related to Windows and Xbox, with individual roundups devoted to sharing those worth having. I'll hand-pick the best and highlight them below for shoppers in a hurry. Keep this page bookmarked as I add more finds, including potential laptop savings from HP and Lenovo to any discounted portable power banks and everything in between.

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The best early deals for Black Friday

HP OMEN 40L — RTX 4060 Ti | was

HP OMEN 40L — RTX 4060 Ti | was $1,499.99 now $1,149.99 at Best Buy

Best Buy leads the way with a pre-built OMEN machine, part of HP's gaming subdivision, loaded with an up-to-date NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Ti graphics card and AMD Ryzen 7 7700 CPU. It's a little over $1,000, often a budget limit for some newcomers, but squeezing out the extra cash will be worth it.

Anyone looking for a future-proof gaming PC as their first machine or to skip the manual build process and enjoy the most modern parts will love this half-subtle, half-RGB-laden beauty. It comes with Windows 11, USB Type-C ports, and DDR5 RAM, all the latest editions in their respective categories.

MSI Thin GF63 — RTX 4050 | was

MSI Thin GF63 — RTX 4050 | was $999 now $893.99 at Amazon

A modern gaming laptop with NVIDIA RTX 40 Series graphics for less than $1,000 is now available even cheaper. It features a 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12650H CPU and an RTX 4050 laptop GPU, the entry-level option from NVIDIA's latest range. An RGB keyboard, a 144Hz panel, and DLSS upscaling technology will all appeal to gamers.

USB-C with USB 3.2 Gen 1 connectivity means support for modern accessories and external storage devices to supplement the 512GB alongside a full-size HDMI-out port supporting up to 4K screens at 30Hz, too, if you want a desktop replacement more than a portable gaming machine.

Price check: $1,370.99 at Best Buy

Xbox Stellar Shift Wireless Controller | was

Xbox Stellar Shift Wireless Controller | was $69.99 now $49.99 at Target

This gorgeous color-changing Xbox controller is so mesmerizing you'll almost not want to use it. It was discounted at Amazon and went out of stock pretty fast, but you can still get this price at Walmart and Target, but go quick as it's a rare price drop on this beautiful controller.

💰Price Check:
$49.99 at Walmart 

LucidSound LS35X Headset | was

LucidSound LS35X Headset | was $179.99 now $48.48 at Amazon

This tops our best-of list for Xbox headsets if you're looking for a wireless headset that delivers great sound and supreme comfort. The on-ear dials and controls are both intuitive and responsive, allowing you to effortlessly adjust volume, power, and sound mix to your preference.  It won't be available at this low price for long.

👍Price Check: $59.95 at Walmart

Amazon Fire TV —55-inch | was

Amazon Fire TV —55-inch | was $549.99 now $449.99 at Amazon

Amazon's own TV is a 4K UHD 55-inch display with Alexa built into it. You can navigate using the remote's buttons or voice commands. There are two HDMI 2.1 ports as well as an HDMI ARC port. You can plug in both an Xbox Series X and a PS5 to get the best resolution and refresh rate currently available to either of them. 

Lenovo ThinkBook 14 (Gen 4) | was

Lenovo ThinkBook 14 (Gen 4) | was $1,469.00 now $763.50 at Lenovo

The ThinkBook 14 (Gen 4) boasts an AMD Ryzen 5000 processor, FHD touch screen, and webcam with FHD resolution, offering great functionality for general tasks and video calls. It also provides a variety of ports, a fingerprint reader, firmware TPM 2.0, and a webcam shutter for security.

Price check: $839.99 at Best Buy (ThinkBook 14 Intel version)

Samsung Odyssey G7 32-inch Curved Gaming Monitor| was $799.99

Samsung Odyssey G7 32-inch Curved Gaming Monitor| was $799.99 now $499.99 at Amazon

This curved monitor has a 240Hz refresh rate, a 1ms response time, and supports both NVIDIA G-Sync and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro.

Price check: $599 at Samsung

ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Trinity OC | was

ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX 4070 Ti Trinity OC | was $879.99 now $769.99 at Amazon

The 4070 Ti desktop graphics card offers an elite 1440p experience, and it's pretty awesome for ultrawide and 4K gaming, too. It's quite pricey, but this $110 discount makes picking one up hurt your wallet considerably less.

Price check: $769.99 at Newegg

Sapphire Pulse AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX | was

Sapphire Pulse AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX | was $999.99 now $949.99 at Amazon

AMD's best GPU trades blows with the RTX 4080 in terms of raw performance despite being several hundred dollars cheaper, though the tradeoff is that it's worse for ray tracing since NVIDIA still leads on that front. Still, this is a top option for high-end 4K gaming. 

Price check: $949.99 at Newegg

Anker 537 Power Bank (PowerCore 24K for Laptop) | was

Anker 537 Power Bank (PowerCore 24K for Laptop) | was $99.99 now $79.99 at Amazon

The Anker 537 Power Bank is equipped with 65W power delivery, 24,000mAh capacity, two USB-C ports, and 30W recharge power. This device is ideal for iPhone and MacBook users looking for a power bank to keep their gadgets charged while at work or traveling.

Price check: was $99.99 now $79.99 at Anker

When does Black Friday 2023 start?

The Black Friday sales event is set to begin on November 24, 2023, and will run through the weekend to Cyber Monday. It consistently falls on the last weekend of November, immediately following Thanksgiving.

While numerous Black Friday deals are already available, even more are expected in the coming days and weeks. It's important to note that the best deals will likely surface during the Black Friday weekend itself. Nonetheless, it's advisable not to hesitate to seize exceptional deals you come across early, especially since some items currently available may not be part of the official event's offerings.

Ben Wilson
Channel Editor

Ben is the channel editor for all things tech-related at Windows Central. That includes PCs, the components inside, and any accessory you can connect to a Windows desktop or Xbox console. Not restricted to one platform, he also has a keen interest in Valve's Steam Deck handheld and the Linux-based operating system inside. Fueling this career with coffee since 2021, you can usually find him behind one screen or another. Find him on Mastodon to ask questions or share opinions.