Not everything is worth buying Black Friday. Yes, the deals can be enticing, but sometimes dealers are just trying to retrieve old inventory or pawn lower quality products on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
But that doesn’t mean you won’t find some pretty good deals out there—you might just have to look higher up the price list. Below we cover a few big-ticket items, such as the TCL 6-Series Mini LED Smart TV or HP Pavilion 13.3″ Aero Laptopthat may not have big, attractive offers, but are worth considering if you want something of a higher quality.
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During Black Friday, you’ll see retailers slashing prices on TVs with some pretty good deals out there, but as the old saying goes, you get what you pay for. The price may be appealing, but it may not be the high-quality TV you want.
And this is where the TCL 6-Series Mini LED Smart TV comes into the picture. I won’t say too much about it, and instead let you read what CNET’s own David Katzmaier has to say about it. “This TV has an excellent picture thanks to mini-LED technology and well-implemented full-array local dimming that helps it outrun virtually every other TV at this price. Over the past five years, the TCL 6- The series deserves its place as the best TV for the money by combining excellent picture quality with a price most TV shoppers can afford.”
Read our TCL 6-Series Roku TV (2022) review.
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You can always expect a few great deals on Apple products during Black Friday, and that includes a sale on AirPods. AirPods Max are currently available for $450 ($100 off the regular $550 price) at Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart.
It’s not the lowest deal we’ve seen — during Labor Day, they were $430 — but if you’re planning to give the AirPods Max as a gift and need them before the end of the holidays, this is a pretty good deal to grab advantage of .
Read our Apple AirPods Max review.
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It is OK to have a laptop that is compact and light and offering strong processing performance (especially for gaming), long battery life (in case you’re always on the go) and a bright, colorful display (so movies will always look great).
The HP Pavilion 13.3-inch Aero Laptop offers all that and more. Despite the size, you’ll still find USB and HDMI ports on the Aero, which are usually missing from other similar laptops. You can currently get it for $480 (down from $800) direct from HP.
The iPad might be the most popular tablet, but if you’re not deeply invested in the Apple ecosystem, it might not be of interest to you. And luckily, there are a number of premium tablets that you can choose from that aren’t Apple.
That includes the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus, a tablet that could almost be a laptop, with a stunning 12.4-inch Super AMOLED display and a 120Hz refresh rate to give you smoother images for gaming and streaming. CNET’s Joshua Goldman even says “The Galaxy Tab S8 Plus is basically the Android equivalent of Apple’s iPad Pro.”
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There aren’t many Black Friday deals on the Nintendo Switch OLED model, but at the moment Dell is selling what might be the best bundle out there for your gamers.
Currently priced at $400, the Nintendo Switch OLED bundle not only comes with the console, controller, and everything else you need, but also a pad controller and Splatoon 3.