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Black Friday has proven to be fertile ground for deals on tablets and computers in past years. And 2018 promises to be no different.
Every retailer that sells computers -- from desktops to laptops, Chromebooks to gaming rigs, and from tablets to convertibles -- will look to clear out inventory before the end of the year. Expect to see lots of markdowns on older machines and configurations featuring Intel's previous seventh-gen processors. That's not to say that brand new systems with cutting-edge won't be on sale. They will be.
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We're also interested to see how increased competition in the tablet market may drive down prices this year. At the high end, the rash of newly announced tablets in October (from Apple, Google and Microsoft) has already yielded one dynamite deal: A brand new Microsoft Surface Pro bundled with a Surface Pen and Type Cover keyboard for $800 at Costco. And the newest Apple iPad appears to be an early favorite this year, set to sell for $250 -- that's a $70 discount -- in multiple stores.
As always, remember the caveats. Many of these deals won't actually be live until Black Friday, Nov. 23. Though some, like this loaded $500 HP laptop from Sam's Club, will come sooner. In addition:
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Deal terms vary, so where possible we've listed when and where to get the sale price from each retailer.
The deals below are current as of Nov. 7, and include Amazon, Costco, HP, Target, Sam's Club and Staples. When more deals come in, we'll include them too.
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We linked to the current listing at the retailer's website when one was available, but of course sale pricing won't be available until the respective sales begin.
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