Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Tip Off: Top Black Friday deals we recommend

The Tip Off: Top Black Friday deals we recommend

The Tip Off: Top Black Friday deals we recommend

Black Friday is fast approaching and if you, like so many other Americans, plan on taking advantage of the deals on deeply discounted electronics, you'll need a plan of attack.

The TechRadar Tip Off created this handy list of the best Black Friday Deals around so you can get the jump on some post-Thanksgiving shopping without having to aimlessly push and shove too much.

Please note: A few prices listed here are still only sneak peaks at upcoming deals from various retailers.

Keep checking back as we'll continue to add all the top tech deals we can find. In the meantime, the Tip Off salutes you good luck during your Black Friday shopping spree!

Hello, phones on sale


Get the most popular handset (possibly ever?) that's not an Apple device, the HTC One, for only $ 29.99 on contract from Best Buy. You can also pick up the One from Amazon for only $ 0.01 on contract with Sprint, Verizon or AT&T.

More phone deals to check out:

The ever popular tablets

Nexus 7

The newest Nexus 7 is already cheap as it is but thanks to Black Friday, these stores went further and made it even cheaper.

$ 199 will get you 16GB and $ 239 for the 32GB - both of which are $ 30 less than usual retail prices fromAmazon, Walmart and Best Buy.

iPad Air

The iPad Air is just as hot as that Nexus (probably even more) but watch out for that steep price tag.

However, it looks like you can pick up a 16GB Wi-Fi only Air from Best Buy for $ 499, and from bothWalmart and Target for $ 479.

More tablets deals to check out:

Don't worry, laptops are still cool


Apple's 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display remains ever pricey but it seems like Best Buy has made it slightly more affordable - you can now get the 2012 model for $ 250 off the regular list price.

More laptop deals to check out:

TVs and TV relate d goodies


This little dongle sold out quite fast when it first launched, forcing Google to replenish its stock ASAP. Like the company's other products, it's also already super affordable but Amazon and Best Buy have lowered the price even more to $ 29.99.

More TVs and TV related deals to check out:

  • Vizio 60-inch 1080p 120Hz HDTV, $ 688 (Amazon)
  • Vizio E550i-A0 55-Inch 1080p 120Hz Smart HDTV, $ 479.99 (Amazon)
  • Seiki 50-Inch 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV, $ 229 (Amazon)
  • Samsun g 65-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV (Black), $ 999 (Amazon)
  • Samsung 55-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D Ultra Slim Smart LED HDTV, $ 1297.99 (Amazon)
  • Sony BDP-S3100 Blu-ray Disc Player with Wi-Fi, $ 54.99 (Amazon)
  • Pioneer SP-FS51-LR Floorstanding Speakers, $ 100 after $ 50 rebate (Newegg)

Can't forget games

Xbox One and PS4

There are decent sized game lists for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One meanin g plenty of slashed Black Friday game prices to choose from.

But don't count out their brethren, the PS3 and the Xbox 360 - with all the next-gen stuff, there's even more "old" gen games going on sale too, which is great if you plan on sticking with the older consoles for awhile.

Amazon game deals:

Walmart PlayStation 4 and Xbox One game deals:

PC parts on sale

MSI motherboard

Like laptops being shown up by tablets, PCs have competition from the aforementioned next-gen consoles. But to a PC, "next-gen" was five plus years ago and current gen components will be console fodder in ten years.

Building your own rig can break the bank sometimes, so Black Friday is the perfect time to stock up on parts.

  • RAIDMAX Altas ATX-295WB Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, $ 15 after rebate and promo code PREBLKFR55 (N ewegg)
  • MSI LGA1155/Intel Z77 motherboard, $ 60 after $ 10 rebate (Amazon)
  • ADATA USA Premier Pro 2.5-Inch 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive, $ 80 (Amazon)

Stay tuned for more from the TechRadar Tip Off.


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