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
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Sep 1, 2014
Prepaid LG Optimus Dynamic II Phone, 1,200 minutes for $100 + free shipping
HSN offers the LG Optimus Dynamic II Android Smartphone bundled with 1,200 Minutes, 1,200 texts, 1.2GB data, Triple Minutes for Life, and a protective back cover in Blue, Black, Purple, or Red for $99.95 with free shipping. That's $20 under our June mention and $37 less than the lowest total price we could find for the phone, airtime, texts, data, and similar protective cover elsewhere. It features a 1GHz processor, 3.8" touchscreen LCD, 4GB storage, 3-megapixel rear-facing camera, 3G, WiFi, and Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
Apple MacBooks at Best Buy: Up to $125 off + extra $100 off for students
Best Buy takes up to $125 off a selection of Apple MacBook laptops, each bundled with Webroot Secure Anywhere 3-User 6-Month for Windows and Mac. (Discounted prices are as marked.) Plus, qualifying students can sign-up to receive a unique coupon code to take an extra $100 off. (A valid .edu email address is required.) Coupon expires October 11. A couple best bets, with prices after coupon:
- Apple MacBook Air Haswell i5 1.4GHz 13.3" Laptop for $1,039.99 ($60 price low)
- Apple MacBook Pro Haswell i5 2.6GHz 13.3" Laptop w/ Retina for $1,299 (pictured, $80 low)
Noontec Hammo Over-Ear Hi-Fi Stereo Headphones for $68 + free shipping
BuyDig offers the Noontec Hammo Over-Ear Hi-Fi Stereo Headphones in Blue (pictured), model no. HAMMO-BLU; Black, model no. HAMMO-BLK; Red, model no. HAMMO-RED; or White, model no. HAMMO-WHT; for $67.50 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $13. They're compatible with most Apple, Android, and PC devices and feature a 5Hz to 30kHz frequency response.
LG 30.5-Cu.-Ft. French Door Refrigerator for $1,799 + pickup at Sears
For in-store pickup only and with stock varying by ZIP code, Fry's Electronics offers the LG 31-Cubic-Foot Stainless Steel French Door Refrigerator, model no. LFX31945ST, for an in-cart price of $1,799. That's $161 under our December mention and the lowest total price we could find by $381. Features include an ice dispenser, LED interior lighting, nine door bins, four refrigerator drawers, and three freezer shelves.
HP Pavilion 22" 1080p LED IPS LCD Display for $110 + free shipping
HP Home & Office Store offers the HP Pavilion 22xi 21.5" 1080p LED IPS LCD Monitor for $129.99. Coupon code "2022xi" cuts it to $109.99 with free shipping. That's $16 under our June mention and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a current low of $10.) Features include a 1920x1080 (1080p) resolution, 7ms response time, 250 cd/m² brightness, HDMI input, DVI and VGA inputs, and more.
MHD Sport WiFi Action Camera for $143 + $9 s&h
Monoprice offers the MHD Sport WiFi Action Camera, model no. 10629, for $159.19. Coupon code "LABORDAY10" cuts it to $143.27. With $8.62 for shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $72, although we saw it for a buck less in June. Features include 5.0 megapixel CMOS sensor, 1280x720p native resolution, 256MB internal flash memory, WiFi, microSD card slot, LCD display, waterproof case for depths up to 196 feet, and wrist remote. Deal ends September 1.
Unlocked Nokia Lumia 2520 10.1" 32GB 4G LTE Tablet for $280 + free shipping
BidAllies via eBay offers the Unlocked Nokia Lumia 2520 10.1" 32GB 4G LTE Windows RT Tablet in Black for $279.95 with free shipping. That's tied with our mention from a month ago and the lowest total price we could find for a new unlocked unit by $429. Features include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz quad-core processor, 10.1" 1920x1080 touchscreen display, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, 6.7-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera, 802.11n wireless, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, microSD slot, and Windows RT 8.1. It can be activated to work with a data plan from Verizon or any GSM-based carrier.
Note: This is a new item with all accessories, although it doesn't come in retail packaging.
KitchenAid 3-Piece Pasta Roller & Cutter Attachment Set for $125 + $10 s&h
USA World Sales via eBay offers the refurbished KitchenAid 3-Piece Pasta Roller & Cutter Attachment Set, model no. R-KPRA, for $124.99 plus $9.99 for shipping. That's $65 below our December mention of a new set and $18 under the lowest total price we could find for new set today. The set includes a pasta roller, fettuccine cutter, linguine cutter, wooden cleaning brush, and toothpicks.
Note: No warranty information is provided.
Samsung 55" 120Hz 1080p LED LCD HDTV, soundbar for $913 + free shipping
Dell Home offers the Samsung 55" 120Hz 1080p LED-Backlit LCD HD Television, model no. UN55H6350AFXZA, bundled with a Samsung 290-watt 2.1-Channel Bluetooth Soundbar System for $912.98. (You must add both items to your cart to see this price.) With free shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find for this bundle by $30. The TV features a native resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p), 120Hz refresh rate, SmartTV Internet applications (including Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, and more), WiFi, USB, and four HDMI ports. The soundbar system features 80 watts per channel into two channels, 130-watt wireless subwoofer, HDMI input and output, and Bluetooth.
TextExpander 4 for Mac downloads for $15
StackSocial offers downloads of TextExpander 4 for Mac for $16.99. Coupon code "LDW10" cuts it to $15.29. That's the lowest price we could find by $20. The software allows you to create custom keyboard shortcuts into frequently-used text and pictures. Deal ends September 1.