Updated from Nov. 23 with additional information.
Black Friday is finally here and that means it's a great time to buy tech products.
The biggest shopping event of the season brings a deluge of deals from all the major retailers, both online and offline including Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) , Best Buy Co. (BBY) and Walmart Stores Inc. (WMT) .
Thanksgiving and Black Friday are the best days for taking advantage of any deals on video games, computers, tablets and TVs, according to data from Adobe Systems Inc. (ADBE) compiled in the chart below. Tablets and TVs get marked down by about 24% on Black Friday, according to Adobe.
If you're feeling paralyzed by all the deals that are out there, you're in luck. We put together a list of the top 10 tech deals from major retailers on Black Friday. Here they are, ranked in no particular order:
1. Google Home
Walmart, Best Buy and eBay Inc. (EBAY) are all offering the original Google Home smart speaker for $79, a $50 discount from its original price. The device's new smaller counterpart, the Google Home Mini, which normally retails for $49, will be on sale for $29 at many major retailers, including Walmart. What's more, customers who order Google products via Google Express on Walmart.com get $25 off their next order, bringing the price down even further.
2. Xbox One SThe 4K Ultra HD-equipped Xbox One S is going for just $189 ($90 off) at Best Buy and GameStop ( GME) . Microsoft Inc. ( MSFT) , too, is offering the Xbox One S for $189, and is also throwing in one free game and a month of Xbox Game Pass with each purchase.
3. MacBook Pro and Other Apple Devices
Black Friday is one of the few times that Apple Inc. (AAPL) discounts its products on a widespread basis. This year, as before, it's offering gift cards of varying amounts on the purchase of many Apple products. Buyers of an iPad mini 4 or 9.7-inch iPad will get a $50 gift card, purchasers of an iPad Pro will get a $100 card and those buying a MacBook, iMac or Mac Pro will get $150. iPhone and Apple Watches are eligible, too -- buyers of either an iPhone 7 or 6S will get a $50 gift card, while those purchasing an iPhone SE or Apple Watch Series 1 will get a $25 card.
Meanwhile, third-party sellers are the best places to score more substantial deals on Apple products. The 15.4" MacBook Pro gets a hefty price cut of $600 to $1,799 at B&H Photo and Video, for example. The MacBook Pro comes with the Touch Bar, which replaces the laptop's typical function keys with a touchscreen of commands that change based on whatever app your using.
4. Samsung 55-inch Smart TVAmazon is shaving a cool $300 off Samsung's ( SSNLF) 55-inch Class HDR UHD Smart LED TV for $898. TheStreet's Jason Notte noted that shoppers should be wary of most 1080p TV deals on Black Friday since 4K TVs will be about the same price, but this one from Amazon is well-reviewed and a good value.
5. Roku Premiere+Amazon and Best Buy are both offering the 4K HDR-enabled Roku Premiere+ streaming media player for $49, a savings of $50 from the original price.
6. Amazon Devices
As usual, Amazon is offering discounts on many of its top devices. The online behemoth is offering its smaller voice-activated speaker, the Echo Dot, for just $29 on Black Friday -- its lowest price ever, according to Amazon. Similarly, the new Fire HD 10 tablet gets its biggest-ever discount of $50, bringing it to $99, while the all-new Echo is on sale for $79, a $20 price cut.
7. Oculus Rift HeadsetFor virtual reality fans, Best Buy and Newegg are offering an Oculus Rift VR headset (Oculus Rift is owned by Facebook Inc. ( FB) ) with controllers, for $350 instead of $399.
8. Samsung Galaxy S8
Newegg has slashed $200 off of Samsung's latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, bringing its price down to $599. The device comes unlocked, but it can be used on either AT&T (T) or T-Mobile US (TMUS) networks. The deal is available on Newegg, although it's currently on back order.
If you're in the market for a new laptop and are on a super tight budget, Black Friday is definitely a good time to shop. Both Best Buy and Walmart will have Chromebooks on sale for around $100. Best Buy was offering an 11.6" Samsung Chromebook for $119 (down from $199), as well as an 11.6" Lenovo IdeaPad for $99 (down from $199) although both items are listed now as sold out. Walmart, meanwhile, is offering a Samsung Chromebook 3 laptop that normally goes for $179, for $119.
10. Nest Learning Thermostat
Kohl's Corp. (KSS) , Best Buy and Newegg are all offering the 3rd generation Nest Learning Thermostat for $200, down from its original price of $250. The deal is even better at Kohl's, which offers to throw in $60 in credit that can be used on any additional in-store or online purchase.
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