If you’re looking for a new PC then you’ve come to the right place. There are plenty of great deals to be had even though Black Friday is long gone. We’ve picked the best machines from the current sales.
Given they have a pretty high price in the first place, PCs tend to be a great bet for special offers, and with components constantly getting updated, there’s always a steady stream of last-year’s-models to pick up at discounted rates.
Amazon Prime Day is over but there are still lots of great PC deals. As a rule of thumb, if you see the right product within your budget then make sure you don’t miss out as prices can change quickly or stock run out.
Best PC deals
We’ve gathered up the best PC deals that are available right now.
1. Apple Mac mini, M1, 8-Core CPU / 8-Core GPU, 512GB
Now: £789 (£110 off)
Amazon has more than £100 off the M1 Mac mini with 512GB storage – that’s the £899 model.
2. Acer Aspire TC-390
Now: £399.99 (£100 off)
This Acer PC is now very affordable and has a Ryzen 3 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. That should be plenty of power for day-to-day tasks if you don’t want to do high-end gaming.
3. Dell Inspiron AIO 7700
From: Currys PC World
Now: £899 (£300 off)
Those looking for an iMac alternative should consider this Dell Inspiron with its 27in display, latest 11th-gen Intel processor and large 512GB SSD. Currys is showing it as previously £949 but it was originally £1,199.
You can get the 23.8in model, the AIO 5400, for £569 if that suits you better.
4. Acer Nitro N50
Now: £749.99 (£30 off)
The Acer Nitro 50 offers a smooth gaming experience, boasting a 10th-gen Intel Core i5 processor alongside the GTX 1650, 8GB of DDR4 RAM and large 1TB hard drive.
Read our Acer Nitro N50 review.
5. Kinetic ZX Gaming PC
Now: £1,399.99 (£300 off)
If you want to splash out on a decent gaming desktop with more room to upgrade in the future, the Kinetic ZX is a solid option.
With £300 off, you’ll get an Intel Core i7 processor alongside 16GB of RAM, a GTX 1660 Super, a 250GB SSD and a 1TB HDD and more internal LEDs than you can shake a stick at.
6. Dell Precision 3640
From: Laptops Direct
Now: £1,114.97 (£160 off)
An unassumingly compact but powerful desktop tower from Dell complete with a DVD drive is yours or just over £1,100.
It’s small but powerful with the combination of an Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia Quadro P620 graphics.
7. Acer Aspire C24
From: Currys PC World
Now: £929 (£270 off)
If you need a powerful all-in-one PC for under £1,000 then this Acer Aspire C24 has an Intel 11th-gen Core i5 and Nvidia MX450 graphics card, plus both an SSD and traditional hard drive.
8. Apple iMac 5K
From: Currys PC World
Now: £2,099 (£200 off)
It’s still expensive but if you’re looking for a high-end iMac then any discount shouldn’t be sniffed at.
Apart from the 5K display, this iMac features a Core i7 processor, a 512GB SSD and AMD Radeon Pro 5500 XT graphics.
9. Acer Chromebase CA24I2 All-in-One
Now: £699.99 (£200 off)
An all-in-one PC with ChromeOS will get you quickly and neatly set up for a range of tasks and the built-in webcam means that included video calls.
The CA24I2 comes with a Core i5 processor and also a 24in touchscreen.
PC deals 2021: What to look for
More than with most things, it’s worth making sure you know how much a given component or PC setup is worth – retailers love to advertise reductions that aren’t quite as good as they appear, by quoting the initial RRP rather than a product’s most recent price. Plan what components you want – and how much they cost normally – and you can make sure you don’t get fooled by dodgy “discounts”.
The biggest discounts are on pre-built desktops and all-in-one computers (think iMacs, where the computer and the screen are built into the same unit). If you’re happy to build your own, or upgrade your existing setup, keep an eye on component sites though.
Where to find PC bargains
Where you want to go depends a lot on what you’re looking for. If you want to buy a pre-built computer or just some simple accessories, then some of the standard electronics retailers are the best bet:
If you’re looking to pick up components though, you’d be better off looking at the following (some of which sell pre-built PCs too, for what it’s worth):
If you find that you’re missing out on Amazon’s Lightning deals, which run for just a few hours and offer limited stock, we’d recommend signing up for Amazon’s 30-day free trial of Prime, which will get you access to deals 30 minutes before everyone else. Plus, you’ll get free next-day delivery with the Prime trial, as well as access to Prime Instant Video and more.
PC deals for students
Another great resource to help you snag deals is Tech Advisor’s Student Beans page. The Tech and Mobile section can help you save up to 25% from big brands such as Apple, Asus, HP, Lenovo, Logitech and many more. See all tech student deals here.