Laptops: Black Friday deals

The HP 14-inch Jack Black Celeron notebook, available from Sainsbury's.

The tech industry is expecting us to spend big on Black Friday this year - according to analyst firm Context, 77,000 laptops have been imported in preparation, far more than in previous years.

Many of these machines are being discounted to under £200, making them ideal for Christmas presents.

Tesco, for example, is offering an Acer laptop with 15.6-inch screen and 1TB hard disk drive for just £179, £100 off the normal price.

Meanwhile, Sainsbury's has the HP 14-inch Jack Black Celeron notebook, with 32GB of RAM and Windows 10 and McAfee LiveSafe security included, down from £280 to £150.

But there are some great bargains to be had on higher-end machines too. One of Currys' best deals, for example, is the Toshiba Satellite P50-C-18K, a 15.6-inch laptop for just £700 - a £200 reduction. It's based on one of Intel's new Skylake Core i5 processors and comes with 16GB of RAM, Nvidia GeForce 930M graphics chip, a Full HD screen and a 256GB SSD.

Slightly less high-spec, but still impressive, is Currys' offer of an HP 15-ac151sa 15.6-inch laptop, which comes with 2TB of storage and 8GB memory: it was £549.99 and is now £349.%VIRTUAL-ArticleSidebar-money-saving%

Amazon has knocked £50 off the price of its Acer Aspire 15.6-inch notebook, bringing it down to £329.97. An Asus T100 Transformer Book laptop is now half-price at £150, and a Linx 10.1-inch tablet with keyboard is down from £199.99 to £119.99. It's also offering the Lenovo G50 15.6-inch Laptop Notebook for £239.99, £130 less than the usual price.

Argos has a huge discount on Toshiba's 15.6-inch A8 8GB 1TB laptop, cut from £429.99 to £299.00. Even cheaper is the Toshiba C50D AMD E1 15.6-inch 4GB 500GB laptop, down from £279.99 to £179.99. The HP WOW Laptop Pentium 4GB 1TB, plus accessories worth £50, is down from £399.99 to £269.99.

And John Lewis has the Toshiba CB30-B-104 13.3-inch Chromebook for £219.95 and the Lenovo IdeaPad 100s at the rock-bottom price of £99.97.

But don't forget eBay, which says it's expecting nine million shoppers to be scouring its virtual shelves today. It's selling the Toshiba C40 14-inch Celeron Windows 10 2GB laptop with 32GB of RAM for just £149.99, and the Toshiba Satellite L50D-B 15.6-inch HD AMD A8 8GB 1TB Windows 8 laptop for £299.

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Employees try to control customers as they attempt to get the last remaining LED televisions during a Black Friday discount sale at an Asda supermarket, in Wembley, London.

Black Friday has caught on in the UK and worldwide over the last few years as the rise of the Internet has made the event a global phenomenon, with customers always being just one click away from the deals offered by US retailers online.

Screen grabbed image taken from video by Nadina Azara Knight of the scene in a branch of Tesco
Bargain-hunters queue outside Nike Town on Oxford Street
A throng of shoppers at the Asda store in Wembley, London
Trolleys are piled high
One of many chaotic scenes across the country's supermarkets, this from Tesco
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