Best Buy releases Black Friday 2012 preview ad: Laptop, desktop, tablet PC deals

Best Buy releases Black Friday 2012 preview ad: Laptop, desktop, tablet PC deals

Summary: Doorbusters include a 15.6-inch Lenovo notebook for just $187.99 and a 20-inch Gateway all-in-one desktop for $389.99.

TOPICS: Laptops, Tablets, PCs

Not only do we have Black Friday ads, but now we also are getting Black Friday "preview" ads. For instance, Best Buy has just released a 22-page preview of its Black Friday deals that apparently is just a portion of its offerings for the most-hyped shopping day of the year.

As you might expect, the preview is full of deals on new Windows 8 PCs, along with some tablet sales. Among the doorbusters that will be available once Best Buy stores open at midnight are a Samsung laptop bundle for $349.95 that includes a carrying case, wireless mouse, and security software, though no details about the notebook's specs have been given. Other doorbusters include a 15.6-inch Lenovo laptop for just $187.99 that features an AMD processor, 2GB of RAM and a 320GB hard drive; a 14-inch Asus notebook equipped with an Intel Pentium CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 320G hard drive for $249.99; and a Dell desktop with an Intel Core i5 processor and bundled with a 20-inch LED-backlight monitor for $499.98.

Tablet doorbusters include the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 with 8GB of storage in an exclusive white color for $179.99, or $70 off its normal price. The nabi 2 8GB Android tablet for kids will be available for $169.99, a $30 discount from its regular price.

If you don't want to fight the mob at midnight, there are other non-doorbuster deals on Windows 8 systems, like a range of touchscreen laptops (see below) from an 11.6-inch Asus for $449.99 to a 14-inch HP Envy with an Intel Core i7 processor for $629.99. Another desktop bundle is a Core i3 HP desktop with 20-inch monitor for $429.98, while a Gateway 20-inch all-in-one system is $389.99 and a 23-inch Lenovo touchscreen all-in-one is $599.99. If you don't need a monitor, there's an HP desktop with Core i3 CPU, 6GB of memory, and 1TB hard drive for $349.99.


Other tablet deals include an Acer Iconia Android slate with 16GB of storage for $249.99, while Asus has a similar model for $279.99. Best Buy has the same price on the Amazon Kindle Fire ($159.99) and Kindle Fire HD ($199.99) as everyone else, but tries to sweeten the deal with $30 Best Buy gift cards if you buy from one of its stores.

The preview also has a page of Apple deals, but these appear to be the usual 10-percent off that Apple always offers on Black Friday. For instance, you can get $40-$60 of savings off full-sized iPads (both the iPad 2 and the new iPad with Retina Display) or a 13.3-inch MacBook Air is $1,199.99 before $175 worth of savings.

Stay tuned for the full Best Buy Black Friday ad, which should have a few more deals on new computers. Are any of the sales listed above good enough to get you to shop at Best Buy on the weekend after Thanksgiving? Let us know which ones in the Talkback section below.

Topics: Laptops, Tablets, PCs

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  • Some of the Best Budget Tablets Available Every Day

    the Novo 7 Flame 32GB just launched - an pretty impressive 7 Inch tablet priced at $189 at a site called TabletSprint -- The Novo 7 Flame Android tablet has a "cool factor" and is sleek and compact with a brush metal back cover, and offers a 1280x800 High Resolution screen, Dual Core CPU, 32GB Memory, MicroSD portable storage, an HDMI connection to your TV with full 1080p (HD) that's great for movie downloads, a 5 megapixel Rear Camera with AF & LED Flash and a 2 MP webcam; Plus great connection - Bluetooth, WiFi, Ethernet, and options for 3G. The tablet is made by Ainol Electronics, which received a "Best Tablet of the Year" award at CNET Consumer Electronics Show 2012 - Two other models are also being released and both are 10-inch tablets with high resolution screens; one offers most features as above, with a Dual Core CPU and a 1280x800 display for $220; and a similar model that features a powerful Quad Core with a 1920x1200 Liquid Crystal display (like Apple's Retina screen) for $270. All offer pretty nice specs and pricing and one of the first online sites to offer this new product line is Tablet Sprint -- which also offers something pretty exciting with each tablet, a free 3G/4G 500MB monthly data plan with full internet access/VoIP calling in the U.S. -- Definitely worth reviewing...
  • Holy Spam, Batman.

    The manufacturer of that Novo 7 tablet seems to have hired an army of drones to tout its product. I see similair posts in pretty much every tech forum I've visited.
    • Agreed

      Those no-brand name tablets are basically junks.
    • Agreed!!

      But it's cheaper than buying real advertising or supplying test devices to be properly reviewed.
  • Deals not as good so far

    I think its clear by now for many to not go out on Black Friday to do all your shopping. In a slow economy the best deals are closer to Christmas. But just by looking at WalMart's Black Friday preview and Best Buy's. I would say these deals won't shock anyone. PC makers have been putting discounts on PC's for months now. Because I still see a lot of them with Windows 7 stock PC's. I suspect that good deals can be had anytime. It will be interesting to see how the Windows 8 PC's sell this season.
  • Not tempting in the least!

    Especially now that the election results are in, and it's abundantly clear that all my resources must be squandered towards paying for increasing medical care costs which will not be underwritten by insurance companies.
    • The death panels wouldn't have it any other way

      Btw, Web search "Romney advisors helped craft obamacare", "romneycare", etc, and wince.

      Ps : death panels are insurance companies, even those that deny newborn kids due to preexisting conditions... "pro-life", is that?
      • "wouldn't have it any other way"

        HypnoToad72- I would vote your comment up more than one time if possible!
    • Not tempting in the least!

      Not tempting to me because I just don't like Best Buy. Sorry, but I don't understand your comment, unless I read it as sarcasm; if it is, bravo! ☺
  • Best Buy?

    People still shop at Best Buy?
    • display room for Amazon

      they want to SEE what they are buying before they click the "buy" button on Amazon. :)


      Last Memorial Day Best Buy supposedly had some big screen (55" and 60") plasma and LCDs on sale -- $999 - $1199. Major name brands, like Samsung, Panasonic, Sharp. My sister was looking for a big screen TV. Went in the store and the 3 best deals were not on display. Instead the salesperson kept trying to push more expensive LED LCDs which were SMALLER. They couldn't "find" any of the TVs supposedly on sale. OK. Went to another electronics big box store and found one the same 60" Samsung plasmas for unadvertised sale price of $859. New, not refurbished, not returned. I told her, "don't even think -- buy this." Best Buy lost a sale that day due to their switch and bait tactics.
    • Honestly...

      Because prices aren't that far off on some things and if I can keep the locals working it is worth a few extra bucks...

      Plus, for being a loyal customer, they'll give you a few perks...

      1st, they give you best buy reward zone bucks for each buck you spend and how quickly they build up depends on your level with the company.

      2nd, they will calibrate your TV for your for free every years.

      3rd, We get early access to 90% of their black Friday deals online and free expedited shipping.

      4th, We get 60 days to return any items, no questions asked and no restocking fees!
  • Bah. Useless Windows 8 computers

    You could give me a Windows 8 desktop/laptop for free and I wouldn't touch it -- unless you also provided a Win7 DVD to install over it with drivers guaranteed to work. I just bought a new Intel quad core computer this week w/ 8GB RAM -- and I made sure it had Windows 7 on it.
  • A storm of offers on PC, Laptop and mobiles running in the online shops

    It seems that the electronic gadgets are in an era of offers. Many online shops like
    in India are selling products on discounts and offers.
    Marry James
  • Freebies Here

    Check out this site.Some great online deals there:

    Happy Holidays!
    Christine Johnson
  • Trubamboo

    Got an e-mail from Trubamboo with their Door busters (see link below). It also states that everything else in their store will be 40% off! Thanks for posting up all the Ads early, makes my BF shopping easier.
    Josh Lochner