Black Friday sale prices now at Best Buy: $300 Lenovo laptop, $100 32-inch TV and more
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Begone, Black Friday FOMO! Best Buy countered Prime Day with a decent list of products that ““Which means prices were guaranteed not to be higher between then and Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving). But now the big box dealer is back with another early Black Friday sale and the list of available products is even better. ”
The highlights? TVs, laptops, audio devices and of course smart home products. We definitely think the TCL 55-inch Android TV is for $ 200 (whatever) and the Arcade1Up Golden Tea arcade cabinet is for $ 250. After all, what better way to spend your quarantined vacation than a friendly family golf competition?
Check out the best current offers below, running today (Thursday 29 October) through Sunday 1st Novemberwhich starts on Wednesday November 4th.
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Best TV offers
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The first television set is this Fire TV Edition from Insignia, model NS-32DF310NA19. We don’t like Amazon Fire TV as much as Roku because Fire TV menus push Amazon content too much and are generally more confusing compared to Roku TV’s simplicity. However, this model has an integrated Alexa, which can be combined well with an Echo Dot (in the picture). The price is $ 30 cheaper than the equivalent Roku on Amazon.
TCL and Hisense aren’t the only brands that are heavily discounted on this sale. Again, we don’t expect this large Samsung to match the picture quality of our favorite TVs in this size class. However, when you prioritize the big screen and prestige brand combo over other things, it’s extremely tempting. We expect another 70-inch sets to be on sale around $ 500 as we near Black Friday, but that’s still a crazy low price right now.
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This listing is also available on Amazon and elsewhere, but it’s good enough to include here too. The LG CX OLED TV is our favorite high-end TV of 2020. That price is a new low, $ 200 less than the previous low – $ 100 more than the 48-inch size.
And if you’re in the mood for something bigger, the 65-inch size also hits a new low: $ 1,900. Read our review of the LG OLED CX series.
Best smart home deals
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The Middle Child Echo Show is also available at Prime Day price. If you’re looking for something that will sit on a kitchen counter or the like, this is almost certainly a better option than the 5.5-inch Show 5 – and for just $ 20 more.
Or $ 25 more if you also opt for a Blink Mini Indoor Camera. That gets you out the door for $ 70, a significant saving over regular prices when purchased separately.
Best laptop deals
This simple laptop is a great choice for students looking for an affordable machine for distance learning. Currently offered at a $ 150 discount, it costs less than most Chromebooks. It runs under Windows 10 and has an Intel Core i3 CPU of the 10th generation, 8 GB RAM and a 256 GB SSD. The 15.6-inch display offers full HD resolution (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) that offers a finer picture than the 1,366 x 768 pixel resolution you get with most entry-level laptops.
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The 13-inch Specter x360 is one of the most popular two-in-one convertibles from CNET reviews because of its premium design, light weight, and long battery life. And this is not a case where a retailer is using a high discount to get an older product out. This 13.3-inch two-in-one motor is a whopping $ 250 cheaper and features Intel’s latest silicon with an 11th generation Intel Core i7 CPU. A 512 GB SSD instead of 256 GB of storage is also a boon for the price. Read our HP Specter x360 review.
Lenovo’s premium two-in-one device, the Yoga C940, has a sturdy and sleek all-metal design and a touch display that can be rotated 360 degrees into tablet mode. It contains an active pen that can also wake up instantly from sleep. This is one of the phone-like features courtesy of Intel’s Project Athena.
This configuration features a 14-inch display with 4K resolution, powered by a 10th generation Core i7 CPU, 16 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD with 32 GB of super-fast Optane storage. A similarly configured Yoga C40 on Lenovo’s website is $ 1,650, so this deal is even better than it looks. And it looked good. Read our review of the Lenovo Yoga C940.
Best audio deals
This entry-level Samsung soundbar is available at half price. It delivers 2.1 sound via a soundbar with four 40-watt stereo speakers and a 130-watt subwoofer for a total output of 290 watts. That’s a good amount of performance for the price.
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Sony’s latest noise-canceling headphones – and arguably the best noise-canceling headphones – were recently sold for $ 300 on Amazon’s Prime Day. It’s now available for $ 278, the lowest price ever. Read CNET’s review.
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Jabras Elite Active 75t is the slightly more rugged version of the Elite 75t that is also available for sale ($ 140 or $ 40 off). Both models are some of the best true wireless earbuds on the market and can now be upgraded with an active noise cancellation software upgrade (new models recently launched may already have the upgrade).
The Elite Active 75t looks almost identical to the Elite 75t, but if you take a closer look, you’ll notice that the finish of the case and earbuds are slightly different. Instead of the hard, smooth finish of the Elite Active 75t, the Active 75t has a soft finish with a touch of grip. Or, as Jabra put it, “it’s built with a permanent coating for dust and sweat resistance, and has an increased IP water resistance rating from IP56 (the Elite Active 75t) to IP57, making it waterproof.” Read CNET’s review.
The Beats Powerbeats Pro regularly cost $ 200 and sometimes get slightly bigger discounts, but $ 160 for the lava red version is close to the lowest price we’ve ever seen. Read CNET’s review.
UE’s Megaboom 3 has been reduced to just $ 120, but we haven’t seen it for less, so this is a solid offer for a very solid portable Bluetooth speaker. Granted, it was released in 2018. Only the black color is available for $ 100.
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The Beats Solo Pro are very good on-ear noise-canceling headphones. The only problem is they are overpriced at $ 300. At $ 170, they’re downright tempting. This is below the previous $ 200 retail price we saw a few weeks ago. Read CNET’s review.
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The $ 150 Jabra Elite 85h is an inexpensive alternative to more expensive premium noise-canceling headphones from Bose and Sony. It offers good sound, a comfortable fit, and great voice call performance, which makes it a good option for working from home. Amazon has it for that price too. Read the CNET test.
The best of the rest
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When I discovered this deal, I immediately took a walk around my house looking for a place for this beauty. I spent a few years on the Golden Tee golf tour – back when people could go to bars.
There are certain arcade games that cannot be replicated on a console, and Golden Tee is one of them. But this machine contains the all-important trackball controller, which is why I’m determined to find a place for it under my roof. Given the number of quarters I’ve spent on the real deal, this thing will likely pay for itself in a matter of weeks.
In typical Dyson fashion, the Cyclone V10 is fantastic, but expensive. However, if you drop the price by $ 150, this powerful cordless vacuum becomes a more attractive proposition. Read our Dyson Cyclone V10 preview.
These products appear to be out of stock. We’ll update when we see them come back.
We haven’t tested this Hisense (it’s a Best Buy exclusive), but we don’t expect it to work anywhere near as well as some of the best 65-inch TVs on the market. And just like the TCL above, Roku> Android. But forget about all of that for a minute: this is a $ 250 65-inch 4K TV. This is doorbuster level folks, and we don’t expect this model to last long.
TCL is best known for its Roku TVs, and we like the Roku smart TV system in this TV better than the Android TV version. For that price, however, you can just buy a Roku Streaming Stick Plus, plug it into that TV, and still come out ahead. Intelligence aside, we expect this 4-series TV to work “well enough” just like its Roku equivalent.
This premium, popular blender features a 5 liter stainless steel mixing bowl, dough hook, flat beater and whisk. There’s also an accessory hub for adding things like peelers and meat grinders. It is available in four colors.
This is our list! If you’ve found any other standout deals from the Best Buy sale, share them in the comments!