UPDATE: Nov. 8, 2023, 2:50 p.m. EST This story has been updated with live deals and our top picks from Walmart’s first Black Friday Deals event.
Walmart has cut the virtual ribbon on its 2023 Black Friday sale.
The big box store’s first of two “Black Friday Deals” events began online at 12 p.m. ET today (Wednesday, Nov. 8), ushering in “the season’s best deals on gifts from all the top brands, including Apple, Dyson, LEGO, LG and Samsung,” per a press release. The sale will feature three hours of early access for paid (non-trial) members of its Walmart+ program before it opens to all shoppers at 3 p.m. ET. The markdowns will then continue in Walmart stores this Friday, Nov. 10 at 6 a.m. local time.
Here are the doorbusters that are live as of Nov. 8, along with a few of our top picks:
Best vacuum deal
Why we like it
It’s a Dyson vacuum with a laser and frankly, we’re obsessed with it. Even at its full $649, we consider this vacuum worth it, thanks to it being portable and lightweight, great against pet hair, dust, and glass, and of course, the laser that illuminates every last spec of dirt on your floor (it’s equal parts delightful and horrifying). At $400, this is the lowest price this vacuum has ever hit by $50. This deal is so good that it has at least one Mashable shopping reporter considering biting the bullet and adding it to their cart weeks before Black Friday.
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Best laptop deal
Why we like it
Anyone who’s even casually looked at gaming laptops knows they’re not particularly affordable. Though this MSI isn’t the latest and greatest, this sub-$500 laptop is still worth a second look. The Intel H-Series processor is designed to bring desktop-worthy power and you get 16GB of memory and 512GB of built-in storage for again, under $500. Those specs at this price point aren’t easy to come by, so if you’ve been looking for a budget-friendly gaming laptop that can actually run games, this MSI deal is a pretty good contender.
More laptop deals
- Lenovo IdeaPad 1 (AMD Ryzen 3 7320U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) — $249
- HP Laptop 15-dy2795wm (Intel Core i5-1135G7, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) — $329
- MSI Modern 14 (AMD Ryzen 5 7530U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $439 (Special Buy)
- ASUS Vivobook 15 (AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $449.99
- MSI Modern 14 (AMD Ryzen 7 7730U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $539 (Special Buy)
- Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5i (Intel Core i7-1355U, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $649.99
- MSI GF63 Thin (Intel Core i5-11400H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $479
- Lenovo Ideapad Gaming 3 (AMD Ryzen 5 7535HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $499.99
- Acer Nitro 5 (Intel Core i5-12500H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $749.99
- Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 (AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $749.99
- Lenovo Legion 5 (AMD Ryzen 7 7735H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) — $899.99
- ASUS ROG Strix G16 (Intel Core i5-13450HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $999.99
- MSI Raider GE76 (Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD) — $1,049
- MSI Vector GP68HX (Intel Core i9-12900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080, 16GB. RAM, 1TB SSD) — $1,699
Best Apple deal
Why we like it
It may not be the most exciting Apple deal of this sale — that honor would go to the $50 markdown on the entire Apple Watch Series 9 line — but these AirPods have never been this cheap. Even though they’re not the latest generation, value-wise, they’re a much better pick than the 3rd gen which didn’t really bring much in terms of upgrades. Basically, if you want a pair of Apple headphones that’ll pair quickly, this is your cheapest option by at least $80. You’ll want to act quickly, though — Amazon price matched this deal and sold out of the AirPods within a couple of hours.
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Streaming device deals
Headphone, speaker, and soundbar deals
Beauty tech deals
Want first access to Walmart’s Black Friday deals? Sign up for a Walmart+ membership while it’s 50% off.