Cyber Monday is said to be the busiest day of the year for online shopping, so let us give you a hand. Below we’ve rounded up the best tech deals the internet has to offer, with everything from cheap laptops, phones and tablets to headphones, wearables and tech toys.
When is Cyber Monday?
Cyber Monday takes place on the Monday after Black Friday, which means it falls on Monday 30 November, 2020. Historically, it has been named as such because it is the busiest online shopping day of the year, but with most retail stores closed across the UK it may look a little different this year.
We expect Cyber Monday sales to begin as early as Sunday night and possibly carry through into the first week of December as a Cyber Week, especially from e-retailers like Amazon and eBay.
Is Cyber Monday better than Black Friday? Which has better deals?
The benefit of Black Friday sales is that the period is much longer now than what it used to be. Whereas before, the event typically lasted only a day, now it starts in late October and continues for weeks. This gives shoppers plenty of time to pick up that 4K TV, or Nintendo Switch, without having to deal with retailers running out of stock last minute, or delivery nightmares.
You can generally consider Cyber Monday as a continuation of Black Friday sales, and as the last chance to pick up discounts.
We wouldn’t advise waiting. If you spot a top discount: pick it up. It’s unlikely prices will drop further significantly, and if they do many retailers have policies that price match on purchases within a 7-day window, like Currys PC World. You don’t want to miss out on an offer because you were too late.
Best Cyber Monday deals available now
1. PlayStation Plus 12 Month Membership
Now: £32.85 (34% off)
Get over £15 off the PlayStation Plus membership from ShopTo. It’s regularly £49.99, but this deal is the cheapest around right now.
2. Sonos Beam Soundbar
Now: £299 (£100 off)
3. Huawei MateBook 13 (2020)
Now: £499.99 (£200 off)
This hefty discount on the excellent Huawei MateBook 13 means it’s now available for under £500. Also save £150 on the 512GB model, while both come with a free Bluetooth mouse.
4. Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (i5, 8GB, 128GB)
Now: £660 (£229 off)
The i5 Surface Pro 7 with 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD has had a significant price drop for Black Friday, making it even more tempting. Do be aware that the Type Cover is sold separately.
5. Apple Shopping Event
Now: Get a free gift card worth up to £120
Apple’s Black Friday Shopping Event means you’ll get a £20, £40, £80 or £120 when you buy selected products over Cyber Weekend. Apple’s newest iPhones, iPads and Macs aren’t included, but if you’re after an older model this deal might be for you.
6. Fitbit Charge 4
Now: £99 (£30.99 off)
7. Microsoft Surface Book 3 (13.5in, i5, 8GB, 256GB)
Now: £1,269 (£330 off)
The Surface Book 3 was only released a few months ago, but Amazon has already slashed £330 off an i5 model with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. Available at the same price from the Microsoft Store, with all configurations of the device significantly discounted.
8. Apple iPad Air (64GB, 4th Gen)
Now: £550.06 (£28.94 off)
KRCS’s discount beats Amazon and includes free next-day delivery. We’re separately rounding up the best iPad Air 4 offers.
9. SIM: Smarty Unlimited Data
Was: £20 per month
Now: £15 per month (for 12 months)
Smarty’s unlimited data plan normally comes at a palatable cost of £20 per month, and is now reduced to £15 per month for Black Friday.
It’s not on contract, so you can stick to the package for as long or as little as you want. There are no speed restrictions either. Smarty operates off of Three’s network and you can use its tool to check your coverage.
You get up to 20GB at no additional cost if you’re abroad in the EU. There is a usage cap of 1000GB generally, which prevents commercial use of the SIM (which Smarty doesn’t allow).
Pros: ✔Not on contract ✔No speed restrictions ✔Tethering ✔EU roaming ✔No credit check
Cons: ✘4G only ✘20GB data limit abroad
10. Lenovo Yoga S940
Now: £1,019.99 (£680 off)
Lenovo has a huge discount on the Yoga S940 with a flexible design, UHD screen and 10th-gen Intel processors. There’s also £400 off a slightly cheaper model if this one goes out of stock.
11. Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (13.5in, i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)
Now: £899 (£370 off)
Microsoft’s Cyber Monday deal on this Surface Laptop is even bigger than it was on Black Friday. It’s the best price we’ve seen on the Surface Laptop 3 since it launched, and Amazon’s price match has now sold out. Combining the 10th-gen i5 processor with 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD makes this a great everyday laptop for most people.
12. Amazon Echo (4th gen)
Now: £59.99 (£30 off)
Amazon is offering £30 off its latest Echo smart speaker as part of its Black Friday deals. Read our Echo (4th gen) review, which awarded the device four stars and a Tech Advisor Recommended badge.
13. Echelon Sport Connect Bike
Now: £699.99 (£100 off)
With the absence of gyms and fitness classes, the Echelon has gained popularity among exercise-lovers this year. The bike itself currently has £100 off meaning you can get started for less, but keep in mind that the beauty of this bike is its ability to connect with the Echelon community for workouts so you’ll want to pay for the Fit App Plan too.
14. Amazon Kindle
Now: £49.99 (£20 off)
The cheapest Kindle just became cheaper for Black Friday – pick it up for just £49.99. We awarded Amazon’s 2019 Kindle five stars in our Kindle review.
15. Apple iPhone 11 with unlimited data
Now: £35 per month
Pick up unlimited data with Three on the iPhone 11 without any upfront costs from Affordable Mobiles.
16. Google Nest Audio
From: John Lewis
Now: £69.99 (£20 off)
17. Vodafone Unlimited SIM
Now: £23 per month (Free AirPods)
Get AirPods thrown in as part of this Vodafone SIM-only deal. Apple’s AirPods would normally set you back £159 but you’ll get them for free when you buy this unlimited 5G data SIM on a 24 month contract.
It’s worth noting that Three is offering an unlimited 5G data SIM for £17 per month, so this deal is only good if you’re particularly interested in the AirPods and want to be on Vodafone’s network. The higher price will set you back £120 more than Three’s offer over the course of 24 months, which is £29 off the price of the AirPods themselves.
18. Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (128GB, WiFi)
Now: £549 (£70 off)
The WiFi-only 11in Tab S7 is still an absolute powerhouse despite being at the bottom of Samsung’s latest Tab S ladder. Best of all, it’s already available with a decent £70 discount, courtesy of Amazon.
19. Sony Xperia 1 II (8GB RAM, 256GB)
From: Currys PC World
Now: £799.99 (£300 off)
The Sony Xperia 1 II is one of the best phones for both creating and enjoying media in 2020, thanks to its Sony Alpha-powered triple camera setup and its stunning 6.5in CinemaWide 4K HDR OLED display. Right now it also benefits from a huge discount of £300 at Currys.
20. Google Pixel 4a (4G) with 10GB data and free LG 4K TV
Now: From £31 per month, £30 upfront (Free 43in LG 4K Smart UHD TV)
EE’s bundle plan includes a free 43in LG 4K Smart UHD TV with any plan over 10GB per month.
What to look for in Cyber Monday 2020 deals
While there will be some brand new deals launched specifically for Cyber Monday, the likelihood is most retailers will have deals that launch in advance, in many cases even in advance of Black Friday, that will run throughout and end just after 30 November. That’s why we’re able to share great deals with you now, ahead of the day itself.
We recommend preparing a list of things you hope to buy cheaply on Cyber Monday, quite simply because there is so much on offer that you could find yourself deep in a rabbit hole with none of those items ticked off.
Cyber Monday is also a good time to consider those purchases you didn’t find discounted on Black Friday, and to consult reviews to make the ultimate decision whether you continue to purchase that product or something similar that is discounted.
Just because an item isn’t reduced doesn’t mean it’s not worth buying and, likewise, just because a product is discounted it doesn’t mean you should buy it.
Tech Advisor has an entire directory of reviews for nearly every consumer tech device you can think of, which you can access here. We also research and highlight key deals in our dedicated Best Deals articles.
Tech is huge on Cyber Monday, so if you’re looking for a new phone, laptop, PC, tablet or any other gadget, there will be a deal for that.
Where to find Cyber Monday 2020 deals
We recommend taking a look at the following retailers for their best Cyber Monday 2020 deals.
It’s well worth signing up for Amazon’s 30-day free trial of Prime, which will get you free next day delivery and access to Lightning Deals 30 minutes earlier than everyone else. This could make all the difference on the day. If you want to know more about the Prime free trial, pricing and all the included perks, benefits, and services, see our in-depth guide here.
Best Tech Deals – Sorted by Category
To search for the best Cyber Monday deals and discounts by device category see our round-ups below:
Cyber Monday laptop/PC deals
Cyber Monday phone deals
Cyber Monday gaming deals
Cyber Monday tablets, iPads & Smartwatch deals
Cyber Monday Software & Security deals
Cyber Monday deals on everyday tech
We’re also looking at the best Cyber Monday Apple deals over at our sister site Macworld UK