OfficeMax Black Friday 2013 ad leaks: Laptop, desktop, tablet PC deals

Summary:Among the retailer specials are the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch tablet for $299.99 and a Dell Inspiron laptop with an Intel Haswell Core i7 processor for $699.99.

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With Black Friday less than 3 weeks away, more retailer ads are starting to leak. For tech geeks, OfficeMax's freshly leaked ad joins the Dell ad as the most complete thus far for a range of computer devices, whether desktops or mobile (laptops and tablets).

OfficeMax's tablet deals are a mixed bag. For instance, it's offering the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7" for $169, but Best Buy is going to sell it for $99.99 on Black Friday and Staples is selling it for $79.99 . On the other hand, OfficeMax is also selling the 8.9-inch version of the Kindle Fire HD for $169, which is $60 less than what Amazon is currently selling it for.

Likewise, the Google Nexus 7 32GB that OfficeMax is selling for $269.99 is available for the same price through Google itself now. However, the store is providing a better deal on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-inch tablet for $299.99, which Samsung is currently selling for $359.99 through its own site.

In terms of laptops, OfficeMax is offering a few for as low as $299.99. These include the Dell Inspiron 11 (a "doorbuster" special) with Intel Celeron processor, 2GB of RAM, and 500GB hard drive; a similarly sized Toshiba 11.6-inch notebook with Celeron processor, 4GB of RAM, and 500GB hard drive; and a 15.6-inch Toshiba with Intel Core i3 Ivy Bridge CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 500GB hard drive.

If you are looking for something larger, OfficeMax has Black Friday deals on a pair of big-screen laptops. One is an HP Pavilion with 17.3-inch screen, AMD A8 quad-core processor, 4GB of RAM, and 750GB hard drive for $349.99, while the other is a 17.3-inch Toshiba with an AMD A6 processor but 8GB of RAM (and 750GB hard drive) being offered for the same price.

While most Black Friday notebook sales are for budget buyers, OfficeMax does have a couple of portable specials for those looking for a little more performance. There's a 15.6-inch Toshiba with Core i7-3630QM processor, 8GB of RAM, and a terabye hard drive for $599.99 (this price includes a $50 Visa prepaid card you put toward the final cost), or if you're looking for the latest Intel inside, there's also a Dell Inspiron with 15.6-inch display, 8GB of RAM, 1TB hard drive, and a brand-new i7-4500U Haswell processor for $699.99 online starting at 12:01 a.m. on Thanksgiving.

Not surprisingly given the mobile age we live in, OfficeMax only has a handful of desktop deals for Black Friday. These include an old-fashioned Dell Inspiron tower with Celeron G740 CPU for $199.99 as a Thanksgiving 8 p.m. doorbuster (though the ad doesn't list other hardware specs), or another desktop tower with AMD A4-5300 processor, 8GB of RAM, 500GB hard drive, and wireless keyboard and mouse for $299.99.

There are a pair of all-in-one PCs available as well. The 20-inch HP Pavilion comes with an AMD E1-2500 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 500GB hard drive for $379.99, with the option to upgrade to a 23-inch version with E2-2000 processor for $100 more. There's also a similarly sized and spec'd Dell Inspiron AIO, though it swaps in an Intel Pentium CPU, includes touchscreen capability, and costs $479.99.

You can view the entire OfficeMax Black Friday ad here. Do any of these deals make you want to shop there during Thanksgiving/Black Friday? Let us know which ones in the Talkback section below.

Topics: Tablets, Laptops, Mobility, PCs

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Sean Portnoy started his tech writing career at ZDNet nearly a decade ago. He then spent several years as an editor at Computer Shopper magazine, most recently serving as online executive editor. He received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. from the University of Southern California.

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