Best Buy pulls away curtain on Black Friday 2015 tech deals

Best Buy pulls away curtain on Black Friday 2015 tech deals
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iPads, MacBooks, Android tablets, Surface Pro 2-in-1s among Best Buy Black Friday 2015 bargains

Best Buy overnight revealed its Black Friday deals, which include a slew of tech products from vendors such as Apple, Microsoft, Dell and Samsung. A handful of deals are already live, too.

Black Friday previews have been leaked fast and furious this week, with Target, Sears, Kohl's and Staples being among others that have shared their sales news (or had their news shared by websites such as and

Best Buy stores will open at 5pm on Thanksgiving Day and at 8am on Black Friday, though the retailer will offer its deals online both days. The eight preview deals, available today, are:

  • Up to $125 off iPad Air 2
  • $250 Best Buy gift card with any Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge or S6 edge+ smartphone with installment billing purchase or lease and activation
  • Toshiba 55-inch LED TV for $350
  • Insignia 40-inch LED TV for $160
  • Insignia 2.1 soundbar for $100
  • Save $150 on the new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display
  • Save $150 on the new 12-inch MacBook with 256GB flash storage in Gold, Silver or Space Gray
  • Save $100 on Netgear Arlo wire-free HD security cameras, set of four (Best Buy exclusive)

You'll need to wait on other deals until Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

For Apple fanboys and fangirls, Best Buy will knock $100 off of Apple Watches regularly priced at $350 to $700. Just make sure that if you're buying one of these for a gift that the recipient has an iPhone 5 or newer, since they'll want to sync up the two devices.

On the higher end, Best Buy is knocking $150 off the price of a MacBook Pro laptop with 13.3-inch display, so that you can snag one for $900.  Powered by an Intel i5 quad-core processor, this machine boasts 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive.

It's not all about Apple, of course. Best Buy's deals include Samsung Galaxy Note 5 phablets for $50. That's $200 off the usual price, though note that the deal does require 2-year service activation with Sprint or Verizon.

Best Buy is slicing $20 to $50 off Fitbits, so they will cost between $40 and $200.

microsoft surface pro 3

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablets (without keyboards) will be $300 less than the usual $1,300 to $1,550 price.

Best Buy is axing the price of Logitech keyboards for certain Samsung Android tablets by 40%.

Laptops from vendors such as HP, Lenovo and Acer will be available at prices between $70 and $250 less than usual. This includes an HP Spectre 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop with 13.3-inch display for $970 rather than $1,170: Perfect for fans of the latest James Bond movie!

This story, "Best Buy pulls away curtain on Black Friday 2015 tech deals" was originally published by Network World.

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