So what are the real deals this Black Friday? Check out these top picks from CNET.
So are any of the TVs listed in those crazy Black Friday ads any good? Glad you asked.
The company jumps on the very large bandwagon to offer discounts on some products starting at midnight Friday.
HP and Intel are hooking up for a low-cost Android tablet. Other deals are in the works too.
Latest Tech Deals
Normally $100, these top-rated 'phones provide over-the-ear comfort, enhanced bass, and detachable cords.
Apr 17, 2014
Google Nexus 7 32GB 7" Android Tablet Bundle for $180 + free shipping
BuyDig offers the 1st-generation ASUS Google Nexus 7 32GB 7" Android Tablet in Black, model no. NEXUS7-ASUS-1B32, bundled with an HP Deskject 1010 Inkjet Printer and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 for Mac/Windows for $199.99. In-cart, the price drops to $179.99. With free shipping, that's $104 under the lowest total price we could find for these items sold separately elsewhere. This 12-oz. tablet features a 7" 1280x800 IPS touchscreen LCD, Tegra 3 T30L 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 32GB memory, 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, and Google Android 4.1 OS (Jelly Bean). The printer features print speeds of up to 20 ppm black and 16 ppm color, 600 dpi print resolution, and USB.
- Samsung Flip Cover for Galaxy S4 for $5 + free shipping
HP Pro 3500 Ivy Bridge Core i3 Dual 3.3GHz Desktop PC for $486 + free shipping
ANTOnline offers its HP Pro 3500 Intel Ivy Bridge Core i3 3.3GHz Desktop PC, model no. D8C45UT, for $485.60 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $54. It features an Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Ivy Bridge dual-core processor, 2GB RAM, 500GB 7200 rpm hard drive, DVD-ROM, and Windows 7 Pro with Windows 8 media.
Refurbished Apple iMac Core i5 27" Desktop for $980 + $34 s&h
MegaMacs offers the refurbished Apple iMac Intel Core i5 2.6GHz 27" Desktop, model no. MB953LL/A, for $979.99 plus around $34 for shipping. That's $39 below our December mention (which had more RAM) and the lowest total price we've seen for this model. (It's currently $142 under the best we could find for a used unit.) Features include an Intel Core i5 2.6GHz processor, 27" LED-backlit glass display, 4GB RAM, 1TB 7200 rpm hard drive, Radeon HD 5670 512MB graphics, AirPort Extreme (802.11n), FaceTime HD camera, Bluetooth, Magic Mouse, wireless keyboard, and OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Deal ends April 23.
A 30-day MegaMacs warranty applies.
Refurb Apple iMac Core 2 Duo 22" Desktop Bundle for $680 + $30 s&h
MegaMacs cut its price on the refurbished Apple iMac Intel Core 2 Duo 3.06GHz 21.5" Desktop, model no. MC413LL/A, bundled with Adobe Lightroom 5 for $679.99 plus around $30 for shipping. That's $19 under our February mention and the lowest total price we've seen for this bundle. (It's also a current price low for these items purchased separately elsewhere by $87.) It features an Intel Core 2 Duo 3.06GHz dual-core processor, 21.5" 1920x1080 (1080p) LCD, 2GB RAM, 1TB 7200 rpm hard drive, ATI Radeon HD 4670 256MB video card, SuperDrive, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, AirPort Extreme (802.11n wireless), iSight webcam and OS X 10.9 (Mavericks). Deal ends April 23.
A 90-day MegaMacs warranty applies.
Thief or Thief: Master Edition for PC for $14 each
Green Man Gaming offers downloads of Thief for Windows for $16.99. Coupon code "O3H7FE-D4NFO0-F0LIGK" cuts it to $13.60. That's $6 under our mention from three days ago and the lowest price we could find for a download by $24.
Also available is downloads of Thief: Master Thief Edition for Windows for $18.01 before the above coupon, $14.41 after. That's $33 under our mention from February (when we saw it bundled with DLC and a Domino's Gift Card) and the lowest price we could find by $26. This edition includes digital access to the Thief comic book series, Booster DLC pack, and a soundtrack download.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10" 16GB Android Tablet for $279 + free shipping
BuyDig offers the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1" 16GB Android Tablet in White, model no. GT-P5210ZWYXAR, for $279 with free shipping. (See this price at final checkout.) That's tied with a deal from last week and the lowest total we could find by $33, although we saw it for $10 less during Black Friday week. It features a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 10.1" 1280x800 touchscreen LCD, 16GB internal storage, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 5-megapixel rear camera, 802.11a/n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, microSD card slot, and Android 4.2 OS (Jelly Bean).
No-Contract Samsung Galaxy Nexus Phone for Verizon for $165 + free shipping
BidAllies via eBay offers the no-contract Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G Google Android Smartphone for Verizon Wireless, model no. SCH-i515, for $164.95 with free shipping. That's $184 off list and the best price we've seen for a new unit. (We saw a refurb for $50 less in our November mention.) It features a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4.65" 1280x720 multi-touch AMOLED, 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, 1080p HD video, Bluetooth 3.0, 32GB internal memory, and Google Android 4.0 OS (Ice Cream Sandwich).
Sony VAIO Duo 13 Haswell i5 Dual 13" Touch Laptop for $899 + free shipping
Microsoft Store continues to offer the 2.87-lb. Sony VAIO Duo 13 Intel Haswell Core i5 1.6GHz 13.3" Touchscreen Laptop, model no. SVD13223CYB, for $899 with free shipping. That's $500 off and tied with our mention from a month ago as the best price we've seen for a Sony VAIO Duo 13. It includes a digitizer stylus and features an Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz Haswell dual-core processor, 13.3" 1920x1080 touchscreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, webcam, USB 3.0, HDMI, and Windows 8.1. (No optical drive is included.)
Refurb Euro-Pro Navigator Upright Bagless Vacuum for $100 + free shipping
ABC Vacuum Warehouse via eBay offers the factory-refurbished Euro-Pro Shark Lift-Away Navigator Upright Bagless Vacuum, model no. NV356-FS, for $99.99 with free shipping. That's $20 under the lowest total price we could find for a refurb elsewhere. It features a detachable canister, 10-amp motor, HEPA filtration, and 25-foot power cord.
A 30-day Euro-Pro warranty is provided.