Thanks for joining TechRadar for the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend! 

We've had record traffic to our reviews, buying guides and deals articles as the UK spent an estimated £10bn over the last week. The weekend of deals is coming to a close now, so this is your last chance to snaffle the remaining Cyber Monday deals.

It's fair to say that Black Friday and Cyber Monday were a bit different this year. The discounts were good, but they weren't as spectacular as we've seen in previous years. Most retailers chose to pull back a bit from the deep discounts and instead run decent discounts for a longer period of time.

Black Friday was the big day for the UK but in teh us Cyber Monday is actually hte bigger day for eCommerce. The term 'Cyber Monday' was actually coined in the US more than a decade ago to encourage people to do more shopping online – web retailers offered more discounts, shoppers picked up more stuff, and the cycle has continued to get us where we are today.

Last year was another record-breaker according to the stats: the $3.45 billion that users spent online on Cyber Monday 2016 made it the biggest day in US e-commerce history.

In the UK, Cyber Monday is not quite as established. But many retailers including do launch new deals on Cyber Monday and many of the deals from Black Friday will end at the end of Monday.

See the Cyber Monday deals below...

Cyber Monday 2017: Quick links

Jump straight to the Cyber Monday page at the major retailers:

The best Cyber Monday deals

Gaming deals

Nintendo Switch deals:

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Xbox One deals:

2TB Xbox One S | Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition | £289.99 @ Microsoft
This 2TB crimson red Xbox One S is incredibly rare, hence the high price - but this is £90 cheaper than yesterday. If you're a collector though, this could be your last chance to get a brand new one. It also comes with Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition.

View this Xbox One deal: Red 2TB Xbox One S and Gears 4 £289.99 @ Microsoft

Xbox One X bundles:

Laptop and Macbook deals

Top laptop deals:

These are our top picks for the very best laptop deals on Cyber Monday. Underneath, you'll see the best deals by category.

Best budget laptop deals on Cyber Monday

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Best premium and ultrabook laptop Cyber Monday deals

Best Apple MacBook Cyber Monday deals

Best gaming laptop Cyber Monday deals

Best Chromebook Cyber Monday deals

Best 2-in-1 laptop Cyber Monday deals

Computing deals

TV and video deals

Cyber Monday TVS:

The best TV and AV deals on Cyber Monday 2017

20- to 32-inch TVs

40- 49-inch TVs

50- to 65-inch TVs

70-inch TVs and above

Blu-ray players

Computing deals

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Headphone and audio deals

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iPad and tablet deals

Cyber Monday 2017: iPad deals

Cyber Monday 2017: Android and Amazon tablet deals

Camera and accessories deals

Cyber Monday DSLR deals:

Mirrorless camera deals on Cyber Monday 2017

These are our top picks for the very best mirrorless cameras deals on Cyber Monday. 

Compact camera deals on Cyber Monday 2017

From pocket-sized powerhouses, to superzoom bridge cameras, These are our top picks for the very best compact cameras deals to be had on Cyber Monday. 

Kitchen and home deals

Wearables deals

Fitbit deals on Cyber Monday 2017

Apple Watch deals on Cyber Monday 2017

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Fitness tracker deals on Cyber Monday 2017

The weekend of discounts begins with the Thanksgiving holiday on the Thursday, then Black Friday the day after, and Cyber Monday three days after that. Cyber Monday 2017 is going to be on November 27.

On Black Friday, the focus is usually on both high street stores as well as online retailers, but Cyber Monday tends to concentrate more on shopping on the web (hence the name). In fact, the term "Cyber Monday" was first invented as a way to get people to spend more cash shopping online, at a time when web retail wasn't quite the big business that it is now.

The weekend as a whole marks a great chance to grab some big discounts before the run-up to Christmas starts, so you might want to stock up on gifts for friends and family as well as yourself. In total, we spent close to £6 billion in the UK over both Cyber Monday and Black Friday.

The origins of Cyber Monday are just good timing: shoppers who are either clicking away back at work after Thanksgiving break, or surfing the web during an extended holiday at the end of the long weekend.

If you need to work out when Cyber Monday actually is, Thanksgiving always falls on the fourth Thursday in November in the US, with Cyber Monday then following on at the end of that weekend. The holiday isn't as widely celebrated over here in the UK, but the same big shopping days now apply on both sides of the Atlantic.

Why Cyber Monday matters

Cyber Monday is a win-win for shoppers and retailers alike, driving a strong uptick in sales as the holiday shopping season starts, and giving all of us some very tempting offers at the same time. It's really no surprise that Cyber Monday continues to grow in scale every year.

And in the opinion of Dom Joseph, CEO of ad tech firm Captify: "What works very much in Cyber Monday's favour is that it is the last significant retail 'day' before Christmas, in which people have the opportunity to pick up a heavily discounted bargain."

Black Friday is an important influence as well as well, because without Black Friday there's no Cyber Monday. If you've missed out on the weekend sales or not had time to get online, then you've still got Cyber Monday to fall back on, with shoppers taking up the last opportunity to land a deal before December starts.

Cyber Monday just keeps getting bigger and bigger - or at least that's how it feels - and so many consumers now deliberately wait for the day (and Black Friday) to come around, saving their cash beforehand. That makes the battle between retailers even more competitive, which in turn should give us some very appealing deals to pick from.

Shopping on Cyber Monday 2017

All the usual benefits of online shopping apply to shopping on Cyber Monday 2017: you can do it from the comfort of your own home, you can compare dozens of products and prices in seconds, and you can purchase your goods almost instantly.

There's only one small downside, which is you might not get your gadgets immediately, but even so, with delivery times getting faster and faster and the risk of wasting your time queueing on the high street, many people would consider that a trade-off that's well worth it.

While a few Cyber Monday deals have some kind of time restriction on them, a lot are going to be running all day, stats from previous years show. You don't necessarily have to sneak out of the office to get your order in.

According to the experts, Cyber Monday also sees a broader range of deals across each individual retailer, so it's less about one-off discounts and more about lower prices across the board. That said, some stores will follow-up Black Friday discounts with further reductions on Cyber Monday if they still need to shift some stock.

Cyber Monday 2017 FAQ: what it is, when it happens and where to get the best deals

What is Cyber Monday?

Cyber Monday is the first Monday after the Thanksgiving Thursday, marking the end of four straight days of eye-catching deals and the start of the holiday shopping season.

When is Cyber Monday 2017?

Cyber Monday 2017 will be Monday, November 27 this year, so get your credit and debit cards primed for the occasion.

So what's Black Friday 2017?

Black Friday is the Friday before Cyber Monday, just after Thanksgiving. The two days bookmark the weekend and are often pretty similar in terms of discounts.

Are Cyber Monday deals genuine?

Most of the time, yes, though keep your wits about you and make sure you're checking a reputable guide (such as this one) for some tips. Many deals have been planned and agreed in advance, though you will sometimes get stores announcing spontaneous discounts in response to market demand.

Where can I find the best Cyber Monday deals?

Here on TechRadar we'll be doing our very best to pick out the cream of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for you, so you don’t have to refer to any other guide - stick with us and we'll bring you all the hits and some of the misses from the store sales.

How do I get the best Cyber Monday 2017 deals?

Try not to get too carried away with the thrill of bargain hunting and work out how much you have to spend in advance. Also, do your research online to find out how much goods were selling for before Cyber Monday - sometimes those discounts aren't quite as huge as they might appear.

There's nothing wrong with being spontaneous, as long as you can afford it, but the more planning you put in the better - then you can tell which sales are worth going for and which aren't (watch out for outdated tech that the stores are trying to shift. Finally, keep this page bookmarked for the weekend.

Can I get cashback on Cyber Monday deals?

Sometimes, yes. Your debit card or credit card may offer cashback on purchases, and sites such as Quidco often offer cashback for new customers of big-name online shops. It’s definitely worth looking into, not just for Black Friday but for any online shopping.

Am I protected when I buy on Cyber Monday?

Yes, as with any other day. In the UK, purchases made from a company online are covered by a wealth of consumer protection legislation, including the Consumer Contracts Regulations, which cover areas like delivery and returning faulty goods.

How can I stay safe on Cyber Monday?

Wherever there's a crowd, the scammers gather too, so stay safe out there. Make sure you're doing your browsing through a modern, updated browser on a modern, updated operating system with your security tools carefully configured, and avoid any sketchy-looking emails (or indeed Facebook posts) promising Cyber Monday deals that are too good to be true or lead to sites you've never heard of.