Ebuyer have begun their cavalcade of Black Friday deals, including some good prices on PC components like graphics cards and processors, monitors and other peripherals. Here's our quick run-down of the highlights.
For each deal in the sale that looked reasonable, we checked out Amazon to see how good of a deal it really was. In some cases, we found that the prices on Ebuyer were matched by Amazon, so you can buy from whichever retailer you like, while others were legitimate Black Friday gems.
Graphics cards and RAM
The best deals we've found at Ebuyer include some cracking deals on graphics cards. We recommend the RTX 2060 Super at £350 and the RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio at £600 (£118 cheaper than the RTX 2080 Super equivalent). There's also a decent price on a 16GB stick of DDR4-3600, which is only available as two 8GB sticks on Amazon for the same price.
- Asus Radeon RX 580 Dual OC 4GB - £135 - same on Amazon
- MSI RTX 2060 Super OC - £350 - out of stock on Amazon
- MSI RTX 2080 Gaming X Trio - £600 - £815 on Amazon, but 2080 Super is £718
- Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4 3600MHz - £104 - n/a (but £103 as two sticks)
SSDs and Hard Disk Drives
Ebuyer have legitimately great deals on IronWolf hard drives, which are designed to operate 24/7 in network attached storage (NAS) but will happily work as internal HDDs in your desktop PC as well. Also included are deals on SSDs, including a very cheap 1TB SATA SSD from Kingston, the A400.
- IronWolf 1TB - £44 - £53 on Amazon
- IronWolf 4TB - £88 - £105 on Amazon
- Adata SU630 240GB SSD - £22 - same on Amazon
- Adata SU630 480GB SSD - £43 - same on Amazon
- Kingston A400 480GB - £39 - £42 on Amazon
- Kingston A400 960GB - £74 - £85 on Amazon
Just one item here, but it's a good 'un: the Brother 1110. I use this mono laser printer at home, and it prints in black and white at extreme speeds. I've been using it for years and have never replaced the 'starter' toner cartridge it came with - brilliant. The H1110 is a little cheaper on another retailer, Cartridge People.
Just a few monitors here - for more, check out our round-up of the best Black Friday monitor deals. Apart from the EL2870UE being a little cheaper on Ebuyer than on Amazon, it's all a toss-up.
- BenQ EL2870UE - £200 - £205 on Amazon
- BenQ Zowie RL2755 - £140 - same on Amazon
- LG 27UL850 27-inch 4K IPS - £380 - same on Amazon
Want a Corsair K55 membrane gaming keyboard? I reckon it's a pretty good one, but it's no cheaper on Ebuyer than Amazon.
Finally, some proper deals to end with. The Razer Blade Stealth is a fast yet compact laptop (although not really capable of hardcore gaming, thanks to its weak MX150 graphics), and it's been discounted by more than £200 compared to the current Amazon price. Meanwhile, HP and Lenovo are each represented by a cut-price Windows laptop suitable for students.
- Razer Blade Stealth (2019) Core i7 8GB 256GB - £900 - £1134 on Amazon
- HP 250 G7 Core i3 - £290 - £350 on Amazon
- Lenovo V155 Ryzen 3 3200U - £280 - n/a
So those were the best of Ebuyer's deals - not as much gold as I'd hoped, but still a few deals worth knowing about. I give Ebuyer a rating of C+, please try harder next year.
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