Walmart Black Friday 2012 ad leaks: Laptop, desktop, tablet PC deals

Summary:Doorbuster sales include a 15.6-inch Compaq Presario notebook for $179, a 20-inch HP Pavilion all-in-one desktop for $389, and the Barnes & Noble 8GB Nook Color tablet for $99.

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Black Friday ads are being "leaked" earlier and earlier each year. Already Dell's ad has been made public and Best Buy has released a preview of its Black Friday deals . Now the biggest retailer of all, Walmart, has seen its ad leaked to the public.

While Walmart doesn't offer a huge selection of computers, it does have a few Black Friday sales that ZDNet readers may be interested in. As one of the main forces behind the shopping holiday creeping from midnight on Friday to Thanksgiving day itself, the store has doorbusters starting at 8 p.m. on Thursday night for family-oriented products. At 10 p.m. other sales start, including a dirt-cheap Compaq Presario Windows 8 laptop with AMD processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 320GB hard drive for $179. 

Other laptop deals are a pair of HP notebooks: a $279 15.6-inch model also sporting an AMD CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 320GB hard drive; and a $349.99 15.6-inch version with an Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 500GB hard drive. HP seems to be the doorbuster PC brand of choice for Walmart, as it is also advertising a 20-inch Pavilion all-in-one desktop with AMD processor, 4GB of RAM, and 500GB of RAM for $389. On Friday at 5 a.m., you will be able to purchase an Acer Ultrabook with 13.3-inch display, Intel Core processor, 4GB of RAM, and 320GB hard drive for $499.  

As usual, there's no discount to be found on the iPad, but Walmart is trying to entice you to buy one at its stores by offering a $75 gift card if you purchase a $399 iPad 2. If you're looking for a tablet at a rock-bottom price, Walmart is also selling an 8GB Barnes & Noble Nook Color tablet for just $99, and an 7-inch Ematic Android tablet with 4GB of storage will be available on Walmart.com for a mere $49 all Thanksgiving day.

Do any of these deals look attractive to you? Let us know in the Talkback section below.

Topics: Laptops, PCs, Tablets

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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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