The news on Black Friday tech specials this year keeps dribbling out., and now Staples has provided a taste of its sales. Most notably, it plans to discount a Chromebook.
The company announced that an three models, none of which is sold for $329.99, so it's unclear which particular Pavilion Chromebook is the special (though they all use Intel Celeron processors and come with a 14-inch screen, 4GB of RAM, and 16GB solid-state drives). Unfortunately, the Stapes PR contact I got in touch with had no other information, so we'll need to wait until next week to find out the specifics.will be available for $179.99 and claims that that is a savings of $150. Ironically, the Staples website lists
That goes for the tablet special Staples has teased for Black Friday as well. It's selling an Amazon Kindle Fire with special offers for $79.99, but official word does not detail which Kindle Fire it is. Again, despite saying it's providing a savings of $80, the company's site doesn't sell a Kindle Fire for $159.99. The closest is the 7-inch HD model with 16GB, which currently goes for $169.99 and is the same one that Best Buy is offering as a doorbuster. If that's the case, Staples is selling it for $20 less than Best Buy, making a good deal even better (albeit for a last-generation tablet, as it's being replaced with theversion).
Staples is more specific in revealing one other laptop deal: the Toshiba C55D-A5382 for $249.99. However, this notebook is currently not for sale online that I can find -- at Staples or anywhere else -- suggesting it's a SKU specifically for holiday shopping deals. As a result, we once again know little else about this laptop, other than Staples telling us it's providing a savings of $200 off its price.
, Staples will be open on Thanksgiving in addition to early (6 a.m.) on Black Friday, though its Thanksgiving hours will only be from 8 p.m. to midnight. Is the Chromebook deal worth you getting out to a Staples near you on Thanksgiving night? Let us know in the Talkback section below.