The dealnews Guide to the Best Deals on Black Friday

Black Friday is this week. Already! To help you survive Santa's blitzkrieg, we've read and compared every Black Friday ad known to man and hand-picked the ones we're most excited about. You know, the ones our tight-fisted editors would spend their own money on. So whether you're shopping for family, friends, or yourself, below you'll find this Black Friday's best deals on electronics and computers.

Rumored & Confirmed Black Friday HDTV Deals
Not every HDTV deal out there is a homerun, but the deals we've selected below are the best we've seen. (The 50" and 55" deals in particular have surpassed our best Black Friday expectations.) However, keep in mind that we've yet to see Black Friday ads from MicroCenter and Fry's Electronics, the two heavy hitters for HDTV deals. (Keep an eye on our Black Friday ads page to see when they're announced.) The deals:

Rumored Black Friday Netbook Deals
If the rumors are true, this Black Friday we'll see some of the best netbook deals ever, with OfficeMax leading the charge. However, OfficeMax's rumored netbook deal isn't in the official OfficeMax Black Friday ad, which means the rumor is dubious. Even without OfficeMax's doorbuster deal, we found several solid netbook deals in the sub-$200 range and one notable deal on a 12" netbook. The deals:

Rumored & Confirmed Black Friday Laptop Deals
If last year is any indication, you'll find better laptop deals during April and September than you will even on Black Friday. (See our price trend on laptops for more info.) That said, if you're in the market for a desktop replacement (laptops with screens of 16" or larger) we noticed many were heavily discounted. The deals:

Rumored & Confirmed Black Friday Game Console Deals
Although some retailers are charging full price for consoles (we're looking at you, Kmart and GameStop), not all hope is lost. Below are the best console deals for the gamer on your Christmas list. The deals:

Rumored & Confirmed Black Friday GPS Deals
Generally speaking, Black Friday isn't the best time to purchase a new GPS navigator. (You'll see lower prices in April or on refurb models throughout the year.) However, the two deals below are noteworthy because of their brand name and extensive feature list. The deals:

Rumored & Confirmed Black Friday Hard Drive Deals
Hard drives prices have plummeted so much that you can find a solid hard drive deal anytime of the year. That said, these are the standout deals you'll see this Friday. The deals:

Rumored Black Friday LCD Deals
Like hard drives, LCD monitor prices have steadily fallen throughout the year. Prices hovering over $100 are commonplace these days. However, we found one that hits our Black Friday prediction. The deal:

Rumored & Confirmed Black Friday Camera Deals
Chances are, you know at least one person who wants a digital camera this Christmas. We found two that will cost you well under a Benjamin. The deals:

Before you rush to a store early Friday morning, read our Black Friday Strategy Guide, where you'll find (among other bits of advice) that you should check for these deals online first. Many, if not most, will be available for online ordering, saving you a trip to the store on the busiest shopping day of the year.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).


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