When it comes to shopping for new gadgets, nothing beats getting it at slashed prices and Black Friday is the perfect time to burn your plastic.

Unlike shopping for clothes or even skincare, you’d have researched exactly what you need and you don’t even have to leave your bed to lay your hands on a shiny new object.

So whether you’re using Black Friday to shop for Christmas gifts at steep discounts (we won’t tell), or just need something to power through the last stretch of 2020, here are some of the best deals in town this year.

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This article was sponsored by Microsoft.


Those looking out for a new workhorse can look no further than Microsoft. The tech juggernaut is offering a whopping 25 percent off select Surface devices. This includes the likes of the Surface Laptop 3, well-loved for matching its style and speed, and the Surface Pro 7 — one of the best laptops in the market right now with a detachable keyboard. Get some accessories to pair with your sleek new toy as these will go for 20 percent off. The best part? These irresistible deals come with free delivery and free returns should you change your mind about a purchase.

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Whether you’re looking for a new laptop or CPU, Asus will have you covered, with up to $200 off to boot. Gamer’s choice ROG Strix GT35 G35CZ-SG005T CPU for instance is going at $3,798 (usual price:$3,998) and will have you experiencing your favourite games with impressive new definition. Those after a new laptop can choose from an expansive range, from the top-of-the-range ROG Zephyrus S15 GX502LXS-RTX2080Q1 going at S$4,098 (usual price: $4,998) to the more wallet-friendly ASUSPRO P1440FA-FQ1991R going at $898 (usual price: $949).

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Gain City

While buying directly from tech brands has its perks, few stores would offer as much variety as would a retailer. Gain City is one such household name and whether you’re eyeing a new pair of wireless earbuds or just a portable external hard disk drive, the store would have you covered. It’s possibly the only place where Apple products will go at a discount, like the 16″ silver Macbook Pro going at $3,766 (usual price: $3,999) and the 21.5″ iMac going at $2,107 (usual price: $2,189). Audiophiles will also be in for a treat with wireless earbuds from brands like Belkin, Sudio and Sony going at up to $88 off.

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Huawei is throwing a big bonanza this year on Lazada and Shopee with sweeping discounts that would make waiting for your new gizmo that much more worth it. Those hunting for a new phone can revel in the fact that the flagship Huawei Mate 30 Pro is going at $500 off the standard retail price ($1,298) while the Huawei nova 5 is going at $368 (usual price: $498). Other tech wearables on sale include the Watch GT 2e going at $178 (usual price: $218) while the FreeBuds 3 will be going at $178 (usual price: $238) and will come with a complimentary creative case worth $38.

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