If you're looking for a new PC, whether it's a desktop or all-in-one, then you've come to the right place.
There are plenty of great deals to be had throughout the year, even with Prime Day long gone. That's because Black Friday is just around the corner, and some retailers start their sales events weeks early.
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 older models to pick up at discounted rates.
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: £809.97 (£89.03 off)
Amazon has almost £100 off the M1 Mac mini with 512GB storage - that's the £899 model.
There is also money off the 256GB model.
2. Acer ConceptD CT300-51A
Now: £1,499 (£200 off)
The Acer ConceptD CT300-51A provides everything most people need from a desktop PC. It combines a capable Intel Core i5 processor with 16GB of RAM and an Nvidia Quadro P2200 discrete GPU. There's also a 1TB SSD.
3. Lenovo V50s
From: Laptops Direct
Now: £539.97 (£134 off)
If style doesn't matter then this Lenovo desktop tower offers a lot of power for the price with a 10th-gen Intel Core i5 processor, 16GB of RAM and a large 512GB SSD. It also comes with Windows 10 Pro.
4. Stormforce Crystal
Now: £1,199 (£100 off)
Stomforce's Crystal is a gaming PC that looks the part, and it has the specs to match. A 10th-gen Intel Core i5 processor is joined by Nvidia's powerful RTX 3060 discrete GPU and 16GB of RAM. It's no wonder Stormforce says it can deliver great gameplay at 1080p or 1440p.
5. ADMI ADB07YY1QGB8
Now: £869.95 (£130 off)
This ADMI gaming PC is a great machine at a great price. It combines a 9th-gen Intel Core i5 CPU with 16GB of RAM and Nvidia's RTX 2060 discrete GPU. There's also a 1TB SSD, and it's eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 11.
6. Dell Inspiron AIO 7700
From: Currys PC World
Now: £949 (£250 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 the normal price but it was originally £1,199.
You can get the 23.8in model, the AIO 5400, for £619 if that suits you better.
7. HP 22-df0021na
Now: £429 (£70 off)
This HP All in One provides a compact computer for an affordable price. It's got a 21.5in screen, AMD Athlon Silver processor and a 128GB SSD. Great value for basic daily work.
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.
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.
When is Black Friday 2021? Should you wait for a better deal?
Black Friday arrives on Friday 26 November this year, followed by Cyber Monday on 29 November, which leads to the question: should you wait until then for a better deal?
Yes, and no. If you urgently need a new PC now and you see a stellar discount on a today, it's easy: pick it up. If you have the luxury of waiting until November, however, it may pay off.
There's no need to wait for 26 November itself, of course. In the past, the biggest and best Black Friday deals were typically reserved for the big day, but now deals appear all through November and sometimes, as early as October. PCs are discounted throughout the year, and we're expecting plenty of deals around Black Friday, but there are no guarantees.
If you see dramatic discounts before 26 November, just go for it! Some retailers that hold pre-Black Friday sales also promise that prices won't go any lower on Black Friday itself and offer to refund customers back the difference if it does.