Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals 2020: All the best early sales

The official Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are now just Days away. But with this year anything but ordinary, retailers all over the globe have kicked off the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales early – and we’re already seeing some seriously impressive offers.

The main event officially begins on Friday 27 November, with the Cyber Monday deals following shortly after on 30 November 2020. We’ve no doubt all the major retailers are saving their biggest and best discounts for that weekend, however, if you can’t wait that long, or want a deal now, here we’ve curated all the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals so far. Scroll down for full details, or use the quick links below to browse directly on retailer sites.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2020: TV deals

We’ve already seen some seriously impressive TV deals come up in the last few weeks, which bodes well for the main Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. So what’s happening right now? So far there’s been some huge early discounts on Phillips and Samsung TVs, full details of which you can find below.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Microsoft Surface deals

The Microsoft Surface range has become hugely popular among artists and designers in recent years. The Surface Pro and Surface Go lend themselves well to the needs of creatives, and they were some of the most popular deals in last year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.

Microsoft has been busy this year, releasing its sleek new Surface Laptop Go and Surface Laptop 3 just recently. With these new products on the shelves, we will almost certainly see some cracking discounts on older Surface models, the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Pro 7 in particular. A fantastic device in its own right, the Surface Pro 6 is still one of the best tablets with a stylus around. Not sure which to aim for? See our Surface Pro 6 vs Surface Pro 7 comparison.

Bookmark our dedicated Surface Pro Cyber Monday deals page for all the latest deals and updates on these popular devices. Here are the best deals currently running across the Microsoft Surface range.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Adobe deals

Last year, Adobe joined in the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, offering a huge 40% off its Creative Cloud All Apps plan worldwide. New subscribers were able to snap up Adobe’s entire collection of 20-plus creative desktop and mobile apps, and more, for a bargain monthly price.

And let’s be honest, it doesn’t get much cheaper than that (unless you’re a student, where we have occasionally seen around 70 per cent off). Fingers crossed that we’ll see some more top deals from Adobe over Black Friday in 2020. Adobe offers other discounts throughout the year, so it’s worth keeping an eye on our Adobe Creative Cloud discount post.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday: iPad and Apple Pencil deals

In 2020, Apple has launched its new iPad Pro, iPad, iPad Air, iPhone 12, 13-inch MacBook and all-new and improved iMac. And there are even rumours that the iPad Pro could get a second update this year. With all these shiny new additions to Apple’s portfolio, we’re really hoping to see some decent Apple discounts on some its older devices. We’ll be adding any decent savings on the iPad to our iPad Black Friday roundup. And if you’re after an Apple Pencil, then see our cheap Apple Pencil deals post.

If it’s an iPhone 11 you’re in the market for, the arrival of the iPhone 12 may well mean the ever-popular 2019 model will see some pretty impressive savings.

It’s worth noting that these discounts will come from retailers, rather than directly from Apple, which tends to only offer Apple gift cards when you make a purchase during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. That’s fine if you’re a super-Apple fan, but not so great if you’re only likely to buy one or two Apple products per year.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday: MacBook deals

It’s a firm favourite among creatives, but the MacBook Pro doesn’t come cheap. So it’s no surprise that a load of them got snapped up last year when B&H dropped the 2018 15.4-inch model to $2,149 (from $2,799). It may not be the newest version, but the MacBook Pro 2018 is still a highly capable and powerful machine.

It’s rare to see big savings like this on the latest Apple products, but if you’re not worried about having the most up-to-date specs, you can save an absolute packet, and grab a great bit of kit while you’re at it. And the place to do so? On our dedicated best Black Friday Macbook deals post, which will have all the biggest savings as and when they arrive.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Apple Watch deals

Keeping up with which series of the Apple Watch is the latest one isn’t an easy task. The most recent is the Series 6, and when you consider that there are so many models now, there’s quite a high chance we’re going to see some good savings on older (but still highly capable) smartwatches.

If you really want to find a bargain, Series 3 and Series 4 are almost certainly going to be where it’s at. But you might even see a Series 5 bargain if you’re lucky. Keep up to date with all the biggest offers over on our best Apple Watch deals post.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Apple AirPods deals

Rounding up our Apple products in the early Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals is the company’s controversial AirPods. Some people love them, others think they look weird/want the headphone jack back. And the release of the AirPods Pro has been even more controversial.

Last year, the biggest discount we saw was around £20/$30, which isn’t much to shout about. However, with the new improved Apple AirPods in 2019, plus the AirPods Pro, we’re hoping to see some slightly better AirPod offers this year (including a few small savings on the AirPods Pro). We’re keeping you updated with any great offers that land via our dedicated best Apple AirPods deals post.

If you’re a student, don’t miss our roundup of the best Apple Back to School deals, where you can get a pair of AirPods for free when you purchase a Mac or iPad (offer lasts until 29 October so you’d better hurry!).

Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Wacom deals

It’s tricky to find discounted Wacom products, which is why Black Friday 2019 was such a pleasant surprise for many artists and illustrators. Various retailers dropped the price of Wacom’s sought-after products, with the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals seeing a whopping $200-$500 knocked off the popular Cintiq Pro range. The range is also expanding: earlier this year, Wacom released a new budget device (see our Wacom One review).

Wacom doesn’t always offer discounts directly – so if you want to make a saving, you’re best off looking at major retailers such as Amazon or Walmart. Alternatively, if you’re on the hunt for a graphics tablet, but don’t mind if it’s not a Wacom, we’ve early offers on XP-Pens or Huion tablets often pop up, so you might want to look out for those. Better still, save yourself the hassle and browse our Wacom Black Friday deals page.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday: External hard drives deals

Okay, so it’s not exactly the most exciting of items, but an external hard drive can form a vital part of a designer’s toolset. And, as anyone who’s bought one will attest, they don’t come cheap. Last year on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we saw some incredible price cuts on external hard drives from leading manufacturer Western Digital – we’d go as far as to say it was the unexpected hero of the event. Take a look at our best Black Friday external hard drives post for all the lowest prices right now.

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