Black Friday is officially two weeks away, and according to the latest predictions, shoppers can expect some great laptop deals and other tech discounts. Though Black Friday isn’t known for its great clothing deals, shoppers can expect some of the best deals around on technology. If you’re planning to brave the after-Thanksgiving shopping craze, here are a few tech deals you’ll want to check out.
Best Buy recently released their Black Friday ads early. The ad features several great deals, but it’s important to note that many of the deals are not unique to Black Friday. The sales on some items may be released sometime between now and the Black Friday event, so customers looking to get the best deals must be ready to take advantage of the limited stock as each item goes on sale over the two-week event. Here are some of their best deals.
iPad Air 2: Take $100 off the 16 or 64GB iPad Air 2 or $125 off the 128GB version.
Apple MacBook: Take $150 off the base version of the MacBook at 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. That brings the price down to $1,149.99. You can also get the 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display for $150 off as well, making it $1,649.99.
These deals have already started, so hurry in while supplies last. Though these slashed prices offer some good discounts, the best Black Friday deals are predicted to be on laptops. Here are some of the laptop deals at Best Buy worth looking into.
Acer Chromebook: At 11.6 inch display with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage, this small laptop is great for college students or commuting businessman. It’s lightweight, and only $99, $70 off it’s normal price.
Asus with Celeron Chip: Get 4GB of RAM and 500GB on your hard drive for $110 off the original price. This Intel Celeron laptop is going for just $139.99 the Friday morning following Thanksgiving.
HP Envy with Core i5: For just $479.99, customers can get 6 GB memory, 1 TB hard drive, and a 15.6-inch touchscreen. That great sale price is $200 cheaper than the regular asking price.
Apple Notebook Deals: There will be a separate Black Friday sale for Apple notebooks, starting with the traditional $75 off the MacBook Air. That makes their thinnest MacBook yet just $779.99 during this sales event. They’ll also be selling their MacBook Pro for $899.99, which is $145 below current asking prices.
eBay also has several ‘Buy It Now” deals for Black Friday that run competitively with Best Buy’s. Consumers will receive three days of great deals on laptops and technology: Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. Some of the best deals during the Black Friday sales event include the following.
GoPro Hero 4 Session: Goes fro $229 on Thanksgiving, when it originally costs $299. That’s a savings of $70.
iPad Mini 4: For a deal of $40 off the original price, you can purchase the iPad Mini 4 at $459.99. This is a little more than you can get it at Best Buy or other retail stores, but it means that you don’t have to fight the crowds, and it will shipped right to your door.
Macbook Air: Get the 11.6-inch 128GB for just $729. That’s $50 cheaper than you can get it at Best Buy. This deal opens at midnight on Black Friday.
Amazon has a few good deals on Black Friday, but most of their tech discounts will come out on Cyber Monday, a tradition the major online retailer started a few years ago denoting the Monday following Black Friday. If you’re looking to score on laptops, Amazon’s deals may not be as good as Best Buy’s, but at least consumers can order them from the comfort of their own homes.
Amazon Kindle Fire 7-Inch: This awesome tablet is already dirt-cheap, but the price drops even more for Black Friday. It will be sold at $34.99. Consequently, this is the same price that Best Buy is offering for the latest Kindle. If you don’t want to wait until Black Friday, you can get the Kindle Fire at nearly 40 percent off for just $49.99 starting November 22.
Fire TV Stick: For a nearly 40 percent discount, consumers can purchase the Amazon Fire TV Stick video streamer at just $24.99. This gives users a wide variety of on-demand movies and TV shows right to their TV. Amazon will also be banning Apple TV and Chromecast from its virtual sales during Black Friday in an attempt to promote Amazon Fire TV.
All of these retailers have announced their incredible technology markdowns in an effort to bring more attention to their websites and physical store locations on the big shopping day. For all around tech, Best Buy has the finest deals, even beating out Walmart for prices. Even more deals will be released just before Thanksgiving, giving consumers a better idea of where to shop.
All in all, it looks like you can’t go wrong with laptops for the best Black Friday shopping deals.
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