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Update: Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2021 are done and dusted, so the deals below are no longer valid. Check out our ZDNet Recommends hub for a better look at the latest deals available or ZDNet's 2021 Holiday Gift Guide hub for recommendations on gifts for all.
BJ's Wholesale Club is best known as an East Coast chain of warehouse locations, and like rivals Costco and Sam's Club, it sells a wide variety of products, not just massive boxes of cereal and giant packs of paper towels. So when it participates in Black Friday sales, it's offering discounts on HDTVs and laptops like other retailers are, If you're a member and you're shopping for deals at a BJ's Wholesale Club location this Black Friday, here are a number of discounts that may get to you to steer away from the dry goods aisles. .
BJ's contribution to the low-priced Chromebook Black Friday deal is this Acer model, which provides the usual basic specs such as an Intel Celeron N4000 processor, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. An 11.6-inch LED-backlit IPS display and a pair of USB Type-C 3.1 ports are nice touches for the bargain price.
HP's Pavilion x360 is a well-respected 2-in-1 laptop family, and this configuration is built around a 15.6-inch full HD touchscreen. With an Intel Core i5-1135G7 processor, 12 gigs of RAM (more than the usual 8GB for similar systems) and a 512GB solid-state drive, it offers plenty of power for productivity and a tablet mode for entertainment viewing.
The first deal of the bunch is on the Samsung 65'' Q7DA QLED 4K Smart TV for $999.99. The $400 discount on the latest Samsung TV comes bundled with Target's 3-year warranty and a subscription to your choice of HBO Max (4 months), SHOWTIME (6 months), or Discovery+ (9 months).
If you're looking for a no-frills TV with all the LG flair, the UP7000 4K UHD Smart TV is currently on sale for just $549.99. What you get is a crisp and color-accurate panel that's 65'' in length -- a large enough size for most living rooms. It's not a thin TV by any means, but if you can get around that, then it's quite the bargain.
The Apple AirPods Pro, though more than two years old, are one of the best pairs of wireless earbuds on the market today. For a limited time, you can buy the latest version of the earbuds (with MagSafe compatibility) for just $169.99 ($80 off).
If the active noise cancellation is not a necessity for you, or the AirPods Pro don't get along with your ears, then the original Apple AirPods may be the safer (and more affordable) choice. It is currently selling for only $119.99 ($30 off) at BJ's.
A couple of BJs iPad specials are already sold out, but if you're looking for the biggest, most powerful iPad of them all, you can score one for $100 less than Apple is selling it for today. This 12.9-inch version features Apple's revolutionary M1 chip and 256GB of storage to provide ample room for your files.
Whether you're a fitness expert or just getting started, BJ's currently has the Garmin Vivosmart 4 on sale for $79.99 ($20 off). The smart fitness watch comes in a sleek, black design and bundled with a bonus charger. It's also water-resistant, making it the perfect fitness pal in the rain.
Winter season is coming so we hope you have a working heater on standby. If not, the Digital Radiator Heater by Pelonis is on sale now for $59.99 ($20 off). For the price, you get a portable and easy-to-use heater that comes multiple heat settings, digital controls, and an adjustable thermostat.