Office Depot can't offer the Apple Black Friday deals that other retailers are advertising, since it doesn't sell iPads, iPhones etc. Instead, its leaked Black Friday ad relies on a variety of other tablet, laptop, and good ol' desktop deals.
Unfortunately, it doesn't have one stand-out deal that will cause long lines to form when locations open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. It will have the Lenovo IdeaTab A1000 7-inch Android tablet for $69, but Lenovo is already selling it for $99 on its website, so it's not that dramatic a price plunge. Likewise its $199.99 Black Friday price on the IdeaTab S6000 10.1-inch tablet is the same as Lenovo's site is currently selling it for. Office Depot has a $30 discount onwith 16GB for $199.99 (currently selling for $229 on Google's own site) and is slashing $20 off the 32GB model (currently $269).
Its Kindle Fire HD sales are nothing out of the ordinary, with the 7-inch model at $139.99 costing more than at Best Buy ($99.99) and Staples ($79.99) even after you throw in the $25 Visa gift card Office Depot is giving you for the purchase. Its deal for the 8.9-inch version ($169.99) basically matches it recently merged with OfficeMax. The retailer's Black Friday pricing for Samsung Galaxy Tab models is similar to other stores' prices, with the white 7-inch version going for $159.99, the 8-inch version for $249.99, and the 10.1-inch model for $299.99., not surprising given that
Office Depot can't match the sub-$200 laptop specials we've already seen for select models, but it is offering a pair of sub-$300 notebooks. There's a 15.6-inch Toshiba with AMD E1 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 500GB hard drive for $259.99, and the HP Pavilion TouchSmart with an AMD A6 quad-core procesor, 4GB of RAM, 320GB hard drive, and 11.6-inch touchscreen for $269.99. For a little more ($349.99), you can grab a Dell Inspiron 15 with Intel Core i3 CPU, 4GB of RAM, 500GB hard drive, and 15.6-inch touchscreen, or if you need a little more power and don't need a touchscreen, there's a 15.6-inch Toshiba with Core i5 processor, 6GB of RAM, and 500GB hard drive for $379.99.
Ultrabook deals have been few and far between so far this Black Friday, but Office Depot has the Lenovo IdeaPad U310 Touch with 13.3-inch touchscreen, Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, 500GB hard drive, and 24GB solid-state storage for $529.99. There isn't a powerhouse portable available here, but the most powerful model appears to be a 15.6-inch Toshiba with Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 750GB hard drive for $579.99.
Desktop sales start with a Lenovo tower with Core i3 processor, 6GB of RAM, and 1TB hard drive (but no monitor) for $329.99; the other tower special -- again with no monitor bundled -- is an HP Pavilion with AMD A10 quad-core processor, 12GB of RAM, 2TB hard drive, and Beats Audio for $499.99. There are also a pair of all-in-one PC deals: a 20-inch Lenovo with AMD E2 processor, 4GB of RAM, and terabyte hard drive for $349.99, and an HP Pavilion TouchSmart with AMD A4 processor, 4 gigs of RAM, 1TB hard drive, and, most importantly, a 23-inch touchscreen for $529.99.
With Black Friday almost two weeks out, we've heard from most of the major retailers, but we'll continue to scout for more laptop, desktop, and tablet deals as they are made available.