Newegg published it’s Black Friday deals for 2019 on this page and, New Eggs Black Friday deals are going to be valid November 25th to November 30th. NewEgg have separated the deals into several groups, so let’s have a look what’s in the store for 2019.
Gaming Laptops Newegg Black Friday
There are 6 high quality laptops with up to 32% Off in this category
|Name||Screen||CPU||GPU||HDD||Original Price||New Price||Discount|
|MSI GL65||15.6”||Intel i5 9600H||NVIDIA GTX 1650||512 GB SSD||$799||$599||$200 (25%)|
|MSI GL65||15.6”||Intel i7 9750H||NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti||512 GB SSD||$1149||$799||$350 (30%)|
|MSI GL65||15.6”||Intel i7 9750H||NVIDIA RTX 2060i||512 GB SSD||$1399||$1149||$250 (18%)|
|Acer Predator Helios||15.6”||Intel i7 8750H||NVIDIA GTX 1060||512 GB SSD||$1699||$1399||$300(18%)|
|Gigabyte Aero 15||15.6”||Intel i7 9750H||NVIDIA RTX 2070||512 GB SSD||$2100||$1599||$600 (27%)|
|Asus ROG G703GX||17.3”||Intel i9 8950HK||NVIDIA RTX 2080||512 GB SSD||$3499||$2389||$1110 (32%)|
Looking at these deals, we must conclude that NewEgg is highly exaggerating some of the New Eggs Black Friday deals on gaming laptops.
For example, the high end Asus laptop can be bought for the discounted price already now, on November 18th, full week before this discount should come into effect. So not really a huge Black Friday deal.
Also the discount on the Gigabyte Aero 15 is not what is being promoted to be. Their flyer shows $600 discount from $2199. However this laptop is available for $1679 right now, without actually showing original price any other than that. So essentially you are getting just $80, or 7% discount on this laptop during New Eggs black Friday.
The best deal out of the gaming laptops section seems to be MSI GL65 with i7 9750H and GTX 1660Ti, for $799. This laptop sells for over $1000 right now, so the discount is really there and for $800 it is a great value. Unfortunately, to get to $799, you need to deal with mail in rebate which makes for $100 of the total discount.
Summary – not much to see on the laptop side.
Gaming Desktops deals
In the gaming desktop category, there are 4 different models on sale. Let’s have a look at them.
|Name||CPU||GPU||HDD||RAM||Original Price||New Price||Discount|
|Skytech ST-Shadow-2600-500GS||Ryzen 5 2600||AMD Radeon RX 580||500 GB SSD||8 GB||$749||$639||$110 (15%)|
|Asus G10CS||i5 9400F||NVIDIA GTX 1660||512 GB SSD||8 GB||$969||$769||$200 (21%)|
|Skytech Blaze II||Ryzen 5 3600||NVIDIA RTX 2070 Super||500 GB SSD||16 GB||$1279||$999||$280 (22%()|
|ABS Mage M||I7 9700k||RTX 2060 Super||512 GB SSD||16 GB||$1499||$1199||$250 (17%)|
Unfortunately, the desktop PC section of New Eggs Black Friday deals don’t look much better than the laptops. All of the 4 models are already discounts over 1 week before Black Friday, and 2 of them can be bought for the exact same price as the Black Friday advertised price. So none of these are really meant to be high volume drivers for NewEgg during Black Friday shopping.
None of these are amazing deals worth getting crazy over. The best one seems to be Skytech Blaze II, since it comes with RTX 2070 Super, one of the best GPUs on the market right now. And for total price of $999, it’s not a terrible deal, especially if you don’t want to spend time building the PC yourself. However, you can have it for $999 already now, 1 week before Black Friday. We recommend waiting for more BF deals.
In the gaming monitors section NewEgg is offering 6 different models and claiming discounts of up to 30%. Let’s have a look at this offering now.
|Name||Size||Resolution||Refresh Rate||Freesync/Gsync||Response time||Display Type||Original Price||New Price|
|Pixio PX276h||27”||2560 x 1440||144Hz||FreeSync||1ms||TN||$279||$249|
|Gigabyte Aorus CV27Q-SA||27”||2560 x 1440||165Hz||FreeSync & GSync||1ms||VA||$459||$399|
|Gigabyte Aorus AD27Q||27”||2560 x 1440||144Hz||FreeSync & GSync||1ms||IPS||$599||$499|
|Samsung CHG90||49”||3840 x 1080||144Hz||FreeSync||1ms||VA||$999||$799|
|MSI Optix AG32C||32”||1920×1080||165Hz||FreeSynx||1ms||VA||$329||$229|
On the gaming display front, the offering looks definitely better than what we are seeing in Laptops and desktops. There is an offering for customers looking for the lowest priced budget screen, but also some very high end pieces.
Teh Acer KG241P is a perfect offer for someone who just needs a 144Hz screen for as little as possible. It’s current price is at least $199 on many websites, up to $235 on Target.com. So $149 is the lowest this screen can be bought for now. That’s a good price for a high performance, 24” 144Hz screen with just 1ms response time.
Another good deal is Samsung CHG90. The lowest ever recorded price was $850, now this high end monitor is going to be available for $799 during New Eggs Black Friday. Current price on Newegg is really $999, so this is a nice 20% discounts for huge 49” screen.
Lastly, the MSI Optix AG32C is also very reasonable deal. For $229 you get 165Hz refresh rate on a 32” panel. It is also the lowest price ever recorded for this gaming monitor. The disadvantage is definitely the resolution. 1080p is sometimes not enough for a 32” monitor, and you will definitely see the pixels on your screens.
In the processor section, NewEgg is offering 7 disounted products for 2019 Black Friday.
|Name||Original Price||New Price|
|AMD Ryzen 7 2700||$299||$159|
|AMD Ryzen 7 2700X||$329||$169|
|AMD Ryzen 76 3800X||$399||$339|
First of all, let me start with not-so-good deals.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700 has been on sale for much less than the advertised $159 price for most of the year. Even Newegg had a $150 sale few months ago, and it can be regularly bought for less than $159 on Rakuten. And the current price on Newegg is $169, not $299, so this is a giant marketing bullshit coming from Newegg here.
2700X is The same story as the 2700. Has been cheaper throughout the year multiple times. And the current price is $189, far from the advertised $329. I don’t know who is Newegg trying to persuade over here.
3800X on the other hand, looks like this a great discount for Black Friday. The CPU has not been in sale that often during the year, and it has never reached $339 price for online sale. There has been some in-store promotion throughout the year, but we don’t count those in. If you can snag one for this price, congratulations!
In the GPU Category, Newegg has 8 deals ready for the shoppers in 2019 during Black Friday. The deals are ranging from the lowest end GPUs, all the way to the top tiers. But are any of these really worth waiting for?
|Name||Original Price||New Price|
|ASRock Radeon RX 5700XT||$409||$369|
|EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Super XC||$749||$699|
|Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 Super||$549||$509|
|MSI GeForce RTX 2080||$669||$609|
|Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 590||$219||$179|
|Asus ROG Strix GeForce RTZ 2080 Ti||$1,259||$1,149|
|XFX Radeon RX 570||$129||$99|
|Zotac GeForce GTX 1060||$229||$199|
The first card on the list, ASRock Radeon RX 5700XT is actually a very reasonable deal. For $369, this model is very well worth its price and there has not been many (if any) 5700XT cards in this range during the year. Current price is really $409 on Newegg, and not much lower anywhere else, so this is a pretty good deal coming our way. If you were looking for a 5700XT card, it is worth waiting for.
Second on the list is EVGA GeForce RTX Super XC. And this is not a bad deal either. For only $700 you get the best GeForce chip out there, and EVGA XC are well known for high quality and great thermal management. Unless you want to wait another year for new chip coming from NVIDIA in 2020, this is a deal worth your time and money.
The GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2070 Super is not much of a great deal. You can already get the Windforce OC version from GIGABYTE for $499 right now, without having to wait for Black Friday. And it is $10 cheaper than the promoted model. So go ahead and buy that one if you want.
Going down the list, there are some cards which are hard to recommend. The MSI GeForce RTX 2080 is not a terrible deal, but paying over $600 for a few years old model as a promotion seems little too much. This year there were other better 2080 deals, like EVGA XC2 Ultra Gaming for $609 or 2080 Super Black Gaming for $649.
The same can be said about the Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 590. You could have bought some version for RX 590 for much cheaper during the year if you paid attention. And the standard price even on Newegg is actually $199, not $219 as the ad claims.
And even the last 3 items on the list are not worth getting it from our point of view. You can find better deals for any of them out there.
Others deals on New Eggs Black Friday
In addition to the categories mentioned above, Newegg has some other stuff on sale. Here is a complete list in one table for the rest of the items.