Some have begun referring to this month as Black November since pre-Black Friday, Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales have all blended together. Not all the supposed deals are actually deals at all – in many cases, the retailers are just trying to offload stuff – but there are plenty of bargains to be had on the hottest smartphones, tablets, PCs and gaming systems. Here’s a look at some of the best deals.
Best Buy: MacBook Air 13.3” laptop
This model of the Apple MacBook Air is powered with an Intel i5 processor, has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of flash storage. Best Buy is cutting $200 off the regular price to sell it for $800.
BJ’s Wholesale Club: HP 15.6-inch laptop computer with Microsoft Office 365 Personal
Lop $220 off the price of this bundle to come in at $500 for the package. The machine boasts 1TB of storage, 8GB of memory and an Intel Core i7 processor.
Dell: Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1
Dell is marking down this flexible laptop/tablet from $350 to $200 online for Black Friday. The machine, which weighs in at just over 3 pounds, boasts Windows 10 Home, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive.
Dell: Inspiron Micro Desktop
This compact desktop will run you just $100 (!), half off of Dell’s usual price (though we’ve seen it listed for as much as $350 too). The machine runs Windows 10 Home, has 4GB of memory and a 1TB hard drive. It’s powered by a 6th generation Intel Core i36100 processor.
Office Depot/Office Max: HP 15-inch Windows 10 laptop
This system boasts an Intel i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 1TB of storage and comes in at $450, or $400 off the usual price. Note that other HP systems from Office Depot/Office Max can also be had for $270 and $330 with less powerful processors.
Walmart: Samsung 11.6-inch Chromebook laptop
You’ll be able to get this Celeron dual-core processor-powered laptop with 16GB of storage (expandable to 2TB!?)
HP: Envy 15t laptop
This 15-inch touch-optional Windows 10 laptop is powered by an Intel i7 processor, has 6GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. Regularly priced at $830, HP is selling it for $600 starting on Thanksgiving Day.
HP: Omen Desktop 870-120st
This Windows 10 Home 64 gaming system, marked down from $1,800 to $1,300, cranks via an Intel Core i7-6700 CPU (four cores), an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card, 8MB shared cache, 16GB of memory and 1TB of storage.
HP: Elite X2 1012 G1 2-in-1
This 12-inch touch display tablet/laptop combo usually starts at more than $2,000, but the price has been slashed nearly in half for HP’s Black Friday sale. The system runs Windows 10 Pro 64 and boasts a 6th generation Intel Core m processor and Intel HD Graphics 515 processor. It has 4GB of memory and 180GB of storage.
Meijer: Samsung 11.6-inch Chromebook
This model with 4GB of storage costs just $150, which is $80 off the regular price.
Newegg: HP ProLiant ML 10 v2 Tower Server
This system is marked down from $250 to $175. Features an Intel i3-4150 3.5 GHz processor, 8GB of RAM of 500GB SATA.
Best Buy: Amazon Fire tablets
Best Buy is cutting $30 off the price of the Amazon Fire 8-inch tablet with 16GB of storage to $60, and is shaving about $17 off the price of a 7-inch Amazon Fire tablet with 8GB of storage for a final price of $33.33 (will be interesting to see how Amazon marks these tablets down itself).
Best Buy: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 tablet
You can get this Windows tablet with a 12.3-inch screen, signature type cover and Intel Core m3 processor for $600 ($400 off). Note that the pen is sold separately.
Walmart: iPad mini 2 tablet
Walmart is making the price on this pretty mini, by cutting $70 off the usual $270 price for this 32GB model.
Shopko: Samsung Galaxy Tab E Lite tablet
Shopko’s Black Friday sales start online the day before Thanksgiving and online at