Skip to main content

Amazon Started Black Friday Early, Enjoy Deals Now

Editor's Note: These deals have all expired. Check out our current list of best black friday deals.

You can look at "holiday creep" in one of two ways: Either you can chafe at it and fight it (don't bother, it's inevitable), or you can embrace it and take advantage of the good parts. To wit, Amazon has decided that "Black Friday" is no longer limited to one brief time period on the night after everyone has gorged themselves on Thanksgiving dinner; instead, the mega-etailer has expanded Black Friday to cover the entire month of November.

You can shake your head at the sad state of American consumerism that would lead to such a reality, or you can lick your lips and take advantage of month-long deals on components and computers.

For our part here at Tom's Hardware, we're embracing Black Friday--er, Black November? Anyway, we combed through Amazon's deals and dug up a few that we think you folks would be interested in.

But you better get on this fast.

Kingston HyperX FURY 8GB
Kingston HyperX FURY 8GB

If you're not quite on the DDR4 train yet, grab some Kingston HyperX Fury RAM. This is an 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) 1600 MHz DDR3 kit with an asymmetric heat spreader, and it comes with Kingston's guaranteed lifetime warranty. At $71.99, you save over $60 off of the list price of $134.

ViewSonic VX2880ml 28-Inch 4K Ultra HD LED Monitor
ViewSonic VX2880ml 28-Inch 4K Ultra HD LED Monitor

If you've been waiting for a good deal on a 4K monitor, snap up this ViewSonic display. The 28-inch unit offers UHD resolution (3840 x 2160) and sports a 1000:1 contrast ratio, 10-bit color and a 50:1 dynamic contrast ratio. Ports include HDMI, DisplayPort and mini DisplayPort, and the monitor has integrated 2 W stereo speakers, too. You'll pay $546.99, which is a savings of $284.01.

Seagate Desktop 3 TB HDD
Seagate Desktop 3 TB HDD

Would you like to save over a hundred bucks on some storage? Sure you would. You can grab a 3.5-inch 3 TB Seagate HDD (ST3000DM001) for just $101.61. That's a markdown of $113.38, so you're paying less than half of the original cost. The drive offers 7200 RPM speed and a SATA 6 Gbps interface, and it features Seagate's OpticCache, AcuTrac and SmartAlign technology.

Samsung 840 Pro Series 512GB SSD
Samsung 840 Pro Series 512GB SSD

You can pair that spacious Seagate HDD with a speedy Samsung 840 Pro SSD, which Amazon has listed for a ridiculous $309.99. That's a savings of $410 off of the Amazon list price, and it gets you a 512 GB model (MZ-7PD512), which features a Samsung MDX controller and offers a SATA 6 Gbps interface and up to 100K IOPS and up to 540 MBps/520 MBps read/write speeds.

Razer Blade 14" QHD+ Laptop
Razer Blade 14" QHD+ Laptop

Considering the other deals we have here, shaving $150 off of a $2,249.99 Razer Blade gaming notebook isn't a huge price cut percentage-wise, but hey, it's still a hundred and fifty bucks. The 14-inch Razer Blade offers a killer 3200 x 1800 resolution and a ten-point multi touch screen, and it runs on an Intel Core i7-4702HQ (2.2 GHz/3.2 GHz) and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 870M (3 GB GDDR5). The notebook runs Windows 8.1 and offers 8 GB of DDR3L-1600 MHz RAM and a 256 GB SSD with an M.2 interface.

ASUS Flip 15.6-Inch 2-in-1 Convertible Touchscreen Laptop
ASUS Flip 15.6-Inch 2-in-1 Convertible Touchscreen Laptop

If you're looking for a more portability- and productivity-oriented laptop instead of a gamer, check out the $120 off deal on this Asus Flip 2-in-1. The 15.6-inch (Full HD) device runs on an Intel Core i5-4210U (1.7 GHz) chip and offers a 1 TB HDD and 8 GB of DDR3L RAM. Ports include USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, HDMI, and SDXC, and for wireless connectivity it has Wireless-N and Bluetooth 4.0. The original price is $799.99, so the drop to $679.99 is a relatively large one.

Intel Core i7-4790
Intel Core i7-4790

Intel chips are often quite pricey, but you can get a quad-core Core i7-4790 (3.6 GHz) for just $307.27; that's a savings of $77.02.

If you want to check out more deals, hit up Amazon's sales here. One page Tom's Hardware readers may be particularly keen on is these bundle deals on graphics cards.

Follow Seth Colaner @SethColaner. Follow us @tomshardware, on Facebook and on Google+.

  • 2Be_or_Not2Be
    Newegg has the i7-4790 for $309.99, so Amazon's sale isn't really that much better.

    However, Newegg also has the i7-4790K running at 4.0GHz for $329.99 w/$20 USD Newegg promo card (good 'til 11/10). That is a much better deal!
    Reply
  • Au_equus
    ^+1
    IMO, listed prices are a bunch of BS.
    The only real deals are the hdd and ssd. The Samsung U28D590D is $578.44
    on amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-28-Inch-Definition-Monitor-U28D590D/dp/B00IEZGWI2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415392274&sr=8-1&keywords=samsung+4k+monitor) regardless of BF.
    DDR3 1600 MHz RAM is regularly priced at that range.
    Reply
  • Adroid
    Being someone who follows hardware prices, I am completely unimpressed with these early black friday "deals".
    Paying MSRP online is a cliche to begin with, so the "amazing" sales are not that exciting.
    Reply
  • ib2007
    Being someone who follows hardware prices, I am completely unimpressed with these early black friday "deals".
    Paying MSRP online is a cliche to begin with, so the "amazing" sales are not that exciting.
    Amen
    Reply
  • jase240
    These are not sale prices, they are actual price cuts on most items. Most other retails are selling for the same prices.
    Reply
  • rwinches
    I can wait 3 weeks for the 'real' deals.

    NewEgg does have a good deal on
    XFX Double Dissipation R9-290X-EDFD Radeon R9 290X 4GB $299 after $30 MIR

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150696&utm_medium=Email&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL110414&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL110414-_-EMC-110414-Index-_-DesktopGraphicsVideoCards-_-14150696-L06C
    Reply
  • Bryan Gillies
    None of these are very amazing deals..
    To start off with the Memory prices, as another reader mentioned, are typically that price.. not a huge savings
    The 4k monitor.. yeah they are now starting to pump more of those out so the prices are starting to drop anyway, $550 for a 28" 2160p monior isn't bad, but its not incredible.
    The seagate 3tb is admittedly not a bad deal and one worth looking at.
    The samsung 840 pro isn't anything special, I got mine on sale from a tigerdirect store for roughly $315 back in June time frame.
    Same goes for the i7-4790, I got mine back in June from the store for ~$320

    Now the laptops.. the Razer isn't even worth mentioning. The price drop on the Razer Blade is abysmal and shouldn't even be listed.

    The Asus, not to shabby of a deal but there are a lot of products you can get for the same price range, admittedly though Asus is a great brand.
    Reply
  • photonboy
    Same 3GB Seagate has been $105 for a while now elsewhere and 4TB's are as little as $140.

    *Amazon is starting to turn into E-Bay and often has multiple links at different prices to the SAME item (different sellers) making this confusing.

    Add in New and Used items makes it even worse.
    Reply
  • VisualBoom
    <a href="http://www.visualboom.net/?rel=ugc">Ha </a> ha hoping that deals won't run out
    Reply
  • oyoy
    IMO, Seagate is the winner in the hard drives throughout 2014, particular model ST3000DM001 3 TB. Completely abandoned other companies, especially WD with all the marketing nonsense (colors) that are supposed to justify their high price.

    280$ for Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD is pure logic NOT ridiculous. (850 series maybe) :)
    Reply