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The best Black Friday deals for 2022

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Black Friday has been and gone, but the good news is that there are still some awesome Black Friday deals out there. That means awesome savings for everyone! Whatever you’re looking for, many major retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, and Amazon have some truly exceptional sales going on right now. With such an overwhelming choice, we’ve picked out some of the best Black Friday deals you can buy, encompassing a wide range of different budgets and needs, so there’s something for everyone.

Best Black Friday deals under $100

The Best Buy Black Friday sale is still on, with many deals available, and more to come.

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen, 2021) — $20, was $40

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Alexa and Amazon’s Echo devices probably need no introduction, but the Echo Dot is your most basic smart home device. Ask Alexa for anything you can think of, and there’s a good chance she knows the answer. If you have other smart devices in your house, you can link them with the Echo Dot and control them all with your voice. This device pairs great with things like smart bulbs, speakers, and TVs. If you already have an Echo, maybe one with a screen, a few extra Dots are great ways of spreading that tech around your entire house. You can buy one for every room and hook them all together.

HP 11.6-inch Chromebook — $79, was $98

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Shoppers go for Black Friday Chromebook deals if traditional laptops are beyond their budget. If you only need a device for basic functions like typing documents and browsing the internet, the HP 11.6-inch Chromebook is more than enough. Featuring the AMD A4 processor and 4GB of RAM, the device still provides snappy performance because it runs on Google’s Chrome OS, the operating system behind all Chromebooks that depends on web-based apps instead of installed software. The HP 11.6-inch Chromebook comes with a 32GB hard drive, which isn’t as limited as you think since you can use cloud storage for your files.

Gateway 14.1-inch Ultra Slim Notebook — $99, was $229

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The Gateway 14.1-inch Ultra Slim Notebook is an affordable but dependable laptop that comes with Windows 10 in S mode out of the box. It’s powered by the Intel Celeron N4020 processor and 4GB of RAM, which are sufficient for simple tasks, and Full HD resolution on its 14.1-inch display. Every purchase of the laptop comes with a one-year subscription to Microsoft 365 Personal to boost your productivity, alongside a battery that can last up to 8.5 hours on a single charge.

Best Black Friday deals under $500

In this range, you’ll find some of the best Black Friday headphone deals, right alongside some fantastic Black Friday Chromebook deals, among others.

Bose Soundlink II over-ear headphones — $150, $229

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Bose SoundLink II headphones are a great budget option from one of audio’s most respected manufacturers. The SoundLink IIs have high quality sound for the low price tag, something you can expect from Bose. The ear cups are a nice comfortable foam, and the top band adjusts to fit your head. They can be fully Bluetooth, with the option to plug them in with an aux cord if you want to save some battery. Speaking of battery, they can last up to 15 hours on a full charge. The only thing you’re missing out on when compared to more expensive models is noise cancelling. For that you’ll have to check out something like the Bose QuietComfort 45s.

Fitbit Versa 4 — $150, was $230

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Fitbit is the go-to smartwatch brand when it comes to exercise and health. The Fitbit Versa 4, the newest release in the Versa line, has a lot of fantastic features that fitness buffs will love. Fitbit has 40 exercise modes programmed into it, so you can track everything from biking to crossfit to HIIT. You can even track swimming, as the watch is water-resistant up to 50m. The Versa 4 is designed to be comfortable, so it’s only an asset and never an annoyance while you’re working out. You can even go to bed with it on and track your sleep patterns.

Apple AirPods Pro (1st Gen) — $159, was $170

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The second-generation Apple AirPods Pro are here, but the first-generation Apple AirPods Pro remain viable purchases, especially since we expect them to show up in Black Friday AirPods deals. Their features include active noise cancellation so that you can focus on the show that you’re watching, transparency mode to let you hear your surroundings without having to take off the wireless earbuds, and three sizes of silicone tips so that you can choose the most comfortable fit. The AirPods Pro, which can last more than 24 hours with the juice from their charging case, are very easy to pair with your other Apple devices.

TCL 55-inch 4-Series 4K Roku TV — $188, was $278

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You don’t need to break the bank to upgrade your home theater setup if you take advantage of Black Friday TV deals, which include the 55-inch TCL 4-Series 4K Roku TV. The 55-inch display not only features 4K Ultra HD resolution, but also High Dynamic Range that our 4K TV buying guide says provides a more impressive boost to picture quality than just resolution. It’s a smart TV that runs on the Roku platform, which provides access to all the popular streaming services, while also providing a customizable home screen where you can place your favorite channels and input sources.

Asus Chromebook CX1 — $189, was $289

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If you don’t need all the capabilities of a laptop, and basic apps will do you just fine, then a Chromebook is your best budget option. Asus is known for their quality laptops, so you’ll still have a reliable machine, even if it’s on the basic side. This Chromebook is 17-inches, so it’s nice and roomy for such a portable device. It has an Intel Celeron processor and 4GB of RAM, which is pretty much the bare minimum, but will keeps multiple apps running at once without slowing down. This is a great option for students or casual web browsers who need something bigger than a phone and more portable than a desktop.

LG 32-inch UltraGear QHD monitor — $200, was $300

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If you’re looking for Black Friday monitor deals that are affordable but will still let you maximize the processing power of your gaming PC, look no further than the 32-inch LG UltraGear QHD monitor. It offers an up to 165Hz refresh rate, which our computer monitor buying guide explains as how often the image on the screen is updated, and a 1ms response time, which is how quickly the monitor shows image transitions. The LG UltraGear QHD monitor supports AMD’s FreeSync technology, which eliminates tearing and stuttering on the 32-inch display with Quad HD resolution.

Asus 14″ Chromebook — $219, was $299

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Not every computer in our Chromebook deals may fit your specifications, but if you’re looking for something cheap and sturdy, it might be the way to go. Chromebooks don’t have all the functionality of a regular laptop, but if running basic Google apps and browsing the internet is everything you need, save some cash and grab this Asus Chromebook. At 14 inches, it’s on the smaller end of laptops, which can be a plus if you need to travel a lot and don’t want something super heavy. It has 4MB of RAM, which is the bare minimum for any laptop, but it will serve you fine when working in Google apps such as Docs, Sheets, and Drive. It’s equipped with a webcam and microphone, so if you need it for at home work or classes, you can still chime in on your meetings.

Shark EZ robot vacuum — $258, was $449

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Taking advantage of Black Friday robot vacuum deals will get you much-needed help in keeping your floors clean through products like the Shark EZ robot vacuum. The smart home device cleans row by row and room to room for complete coverage, and once it’s done, it automatically returns to its base to recharge and to empty its contents. The bagless, self-emptying base can hold up to 30 days of dirt and debris that the robot vacuum collects with the help of its multi-surface brush roll and dual spinning side brushes.

Asus Vivobook 14-inch laptop — $270, was $400

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Black Friday is a great time of year to buy budget laptops. If you’re looking for a portable computer that doesn’t need any special features, then you’re probably focused on price. This Vivobook from Asus is a good option that will serve you fine for all your basic functions. It has a 14-inch screen, so it’s compact and portable, and the bezels are small so it doesn’t get bulky. It runs on an AMD Ryzen 3 processor with 8GB of RAM. That’s not the bare minimum, but it’s close. This laptop will have no problem running a few apps at a time, as long as you aren’t editing large videos or playing demanding games. Otherwise, it’s a great budget option from a quality manufacturer.

Dell Inspiron 15 — $280, was $400

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Dell is a value leader among the best laptop brands, with its Inspiron line representing the company’s budget-friendly, no-nonsense workhorse laptops. The new Dell Inspiron 15 is an ideal portable workstation if you’re looking for cheap Black Friday laptop deals and don’t want a Chromebook. This one comes loaded with Windows 11 Home, giving you the latest operating system right out of the box, and under the hood, it packs an 11th-gen Intel Core i3-1115G4 processor along with 8GB RAM. And for storage, you’ve got a smaller 128GB SSD. That’s enough for storing vital files and installing important programs without having to over-rely on the cloud. The 15.6-inch 1080p display is a good size for productivity as well, while thin bezels and an overall slim design (complete with lift-hinge keyboard) prevent the Inspiron 15 from being too bulky to move around.

Apple iPad 10.2 — $299, was $329

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The Apple iPad 10.2 is a reliable option for anyone who doesn’t want to spend too much on one of the best Black Friday tablet deals while still getting all the advantages of an iPad. It has a gorgeous-looking 10.2-inch Retina display that has True Tone support, ensuring its colors pop on screen. Powered by an A13 Bionic chip with Neural Engine, it may not be the fastest iPad around but it’s still more than competent for average iPad usage. 64GB of storage gives you sufficient room for all your favorite apps and games, while it also has an 8MP wide back camera and 12MP Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage support. The latter is particularly useful when taking video calls as it means you’re always the center of attention. Up to 10 hours of battery life plus support for the Apple Pencil (1st generation) and Smart Keyboard rounds off an attractive bunch of features for anyone looking for the cheapest iPad.

Apple iPad Mini — $400, was $499

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The Apple iPad Mini is best described as a little powerhouse. One of the best iPads around while still being smaller than average makes it great for anyone looking for a portable solution. Its 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display has True Tone and wide color support and it truly looks delightful in everyday use. An A15 Bionic chip with Neural Engine powers proceedings and ensures multitasking works well, while gaming is a viable option, too. Landscape stereo speakers complement the screen so it’s an excellent bet for streaming your favorite shows on the move. Elsewhere, a 12MP wide back camera and 12MP Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage support helps you keep in touch with the world effectively. There’s also support for Apple Pencil (2nd generation) if you want to sketch out designs or take notes.

Roborock S7 robot vacuum and mop – $410, was $650

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Roborock’s S7 is both a smart vacuum and mop, with some of the most intelligent navigation support on the market, plus sonic mopping technology — delivering 3,000 vibrations per minute. Sonic mopping uses the power of sound to clean unruly and sticky messes with ease. But you’ll also get an auto-lifting mop that keeps carpets and rugs from being soiled, multi-level mapping, app and voice controls with Alexa support, and much more. The vacuum has 2,500 pascals of powerful suction and cleans for up to 180 minutes on a single charge. It’s not just an impressive piece of machinery — it will help keep your house clean while you kick back and relax for a bit, maybe even catch up on your favorite shows. If you get the optional auto-empty dock, the large-capacity 3-liter dustbin in the dock allows it to continue cleaning unfettered for up to 60 days at a time.

onn. 70-inch 4K TV — $448, was $548
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There’s no need to spend thousands of dollars if you want a massive TV in your living room because there are options like the 70-inch onn. 4K TV. The large display features 4K Ultra HD resolution for sharp details, and a 60Hz refresh rate for smooth motion when playing video games or watching sports programs. Running on Roku, the TV can access all your favorite streaming services, and you can use the Roku mobile app to transform your smartphone into a remote.

Best Black Friday deals above $500

Some of the best Black Friday TV deals are in this price range, so it’s worth checking back regularly.

Apple iPad Air (5th Gen) — $520, was $599

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The Apple iPad Air is one of the best tablets around and it’s even more alluring when it’s the cellular model. It’s a real powerhouse in every sense of the word. That’s helped by the fact that it uses Apple’s M1 chip which has previously been seen in many MacBooks. Having laptop-level performance within a tablet is a great step for anyone looking for maximum portability. The iPad Air also has a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone and P3 wide color support, all bundled up underneath an antireflective coating so it’s great to use in all conditions. Additional features include stereo landscape speakers to make streaming content or taking calls better. It also has a 12MP wide camera plus 12MP Ultra Wide front camera with Center Stage support so it’s great for work or fun video calls. It’s pretty much all you could ever need from a tablet, being slim, lightweight, yet powerful for both work and pleasure.

Samsung 75-inch Class TU690T Series 4K Smart TV — $580, was $850

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This TV offers 75 inches of gorgeous, 4K UHD and HDR-ready screen space, powered by the Samsung Tizen TV smart ecosystem. With Tizen, you can stream your favorite apps right out of the box, provided you connect to your local Wi-Fi, of course. The LEDs are directly lit, for darker blacks, brighter whites, and more fine-tuned colors. The universal guide makes it easy to navigate and find content, while the TV also works with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple AirPlay 2 for intelligent access. It’s a fantastic TV at its regular price, but even better at its current sale price. Don’t sleep on this deal.

HP Pavilion x360 15 2-in-1 — $650, was $970

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HP is another of the best laptop brands, and its Pavilion line is comparable to Dell’s Inspiron laptops if you’re looking for a solid Windows PC for work or class. This one is a 2-in-1 as well, giving you some extra functionality thanks to its fold-flat touchscreen. Prop it up in tent mode, fold the display back for use in presentation mode, use it like a tablet, or just work on it like a regular old laptop — you’ve got four ways to party here. It even comes with a stylus pen for writing and drawing. A 12th-gen Intel i5-1235U 10-core CPU, 16GB of dual-channel RAM, and 256GB SSD give you plenty of muscle for everyday productivity, and speakers tuned by Bang & Olufsen make this a suitable multimedia machine, as well.

Vizio 70-inch M7 Series 4K TV — $798, was $927

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Rejuvenate your home theater setup with the 70-inch Vizio M7 Series 4K TV, which offers 4K Ultra HD resolution powered by the brand’s IQ Active Processor that can upscale all the content that you watch into 4K quality. The TV runs on the SmartCast platform, so you can access your favorite streaming services, and it comes with the Vizio voice remote that will let you use voice commands to search for content. It can also seamlessly integrate with smart home systems via Apple Home or Google Assistant, and play video or audio from your mobile devices through Apple’s AirPlay 2 and Google’s Chromecast.

2020 Apple MacBook Air M1 — $799, was $999

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A few years ago, Apple laptops were lagging well behind the competition in terms of hardware. That quickly changed with the 2020 MacBook Air M1; sporting Apple’s own proprietary M1 chip, this MacOS laptop runs so cool and quiet that it doesn’t even need fans (which means it’s pretty slim, as you’d expect from its “Air” moniker). That doesn’t mean the M1 CPU is weak by any means. In fact, it’s blazing fast along with being thermally efficient. This MacBook backs up the M1 processor with 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD, and the 13-inch 1600p Retina display is gorgeous. Although it’s been superseded by the new MacBook Air M2, we still love the MacBook Air M1, and you can be sure it will remain a highlight of this year’s Black Friday MacBook deals.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra 128GB with Wi-Fi and S-Pen — $1,000, was $1,100

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Samsung’s tablets are exquisite, and the Tab S8 Ultra is no exception. Perhaps that’s why we crowned it the king of Samsung’s tablet lineup. This model includes 128GB of internal storage, and 8GB of RAM — more than enough to multitask with ease — and it comes with an S-Pen stylus. It’s great for taking personal notes, academic studies, drawing, and creative work, browsing the web, watching media, listening to music — you get the idea. While the current sale price is fantastic, you can also get credit toward your purchase by trading in an old device, so keep that in mind!

Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra robot vacuum and mop – $1,060, was $1,400

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The Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra includes an auto-empty and auto-fill dock so it will self-refill and self-empty. The dock’s large dustbin can hold enough debris for up to seven weeks of continuous use without needing to be emptied. The S7 MaxV vacuum offers up to 5,100 pascals of suction power, which is incredibly high, and next-level intelligence with ReactiveAI 2.0 navigation to avoid obstacles and safely move about the home. The VibraRise mopping system scrubs the floors up to 3,000 times per minute to get rid of dried-up or stained messes. This system is a must-have for pet owners, but it’s sure to keep any household clean — even some of the dirtiest of the bunch!

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 — $1,249, was $3,439

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Lenovo makes a wide array of laptops, but for serious users, one name stands above the rest: the venerable ThinkPad (even if IBM was the progenitor of the line). The X1 Carbon arguably represents the pinnacle of modern ThinkPad design, right down to its excellent 14-inch 1440p display, beefy hardware, and Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5 connectivity. Specs include an Intel Core i7 CPU, a boosted 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of solid-state storage, so you’ve got more than enough muscle to get things done. And, of course, the X1 Carbon boasts all of the sturdiness, durability, and extra touches that the ThinkPad line is known for, right down to the beloved TrackPoint nub. Early Black Friday laptop deals let you score this beefy workstation at a pretty good price right now.

Dell G16 16-inch Gaming Laptop — $1,350, was $1,600

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This laptop has a massive 16-inch screen packed into a 15-inch chassis — pretty wild no? It’s ready to play the latest games at high settings with a 12th-gen Intel Core i7 (up to 4.7GHz) processor, 16GB of DDR5 RAM, and the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 GPU with 6GB of GDDR6 dedicated VRAM. You’ll also get a 1TB M.2 NVMe solid-state drive, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth, and Windows 11 Home. The display supports a resolution of 2560 x 1600 QHD+ at 165Hz, which means fast, fluid action onscreen even with intense games. If ever there was a must-have gaming laptop, this sure fits the bill. While the Dell Black Friday sale may not be happening until later, there are still some great Black Friday gaming laptop deals available earlier than the main event.

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