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Laptop Deals: Where to Find Them for Your Black Friday Shopping Spree

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Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 03:02 PM

By Clyde Hughes

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Deals on laptops, smartphones, and tablets are at the top of many Black Friday shoppers' lists, but experts suggest that customers should choose their big holiday deals carefully.

According to The Christian Post, Wal-Mart, Staples, and Best Buy have the best laptop deals going into Black Friday.

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Two laptops under $200 included the HP AMD E-300 1.3GHz 16-inch LED-backlit laptop for $178 at Wal-Mart and the HP Pavilion Celeron 1.1GHz 14-inch Chromebook for $179.99 at Staples.

The Wal-Mart HP deal will be part of a special promotion Thursday night. The features include an AMD E-300 accelerated processor, 4GB memory, 500GB hard drive, SuperMulti DVD burner, 15.6-inch display, HD webcam and 3.75-hour battery life.

The HP Chromebook at Staples weighs less than 4 pounds and has an HP 14-inch screen. The Christian Post said the price is lowest price ever seen for a Chromebook.

Other hot laptop deals include ASUS Celeron 1.5GHz 12-inch touchscreen laptop for $249.99 at Best Buy and HP Pavilion TouchSmart Celeron 1.5GHz 14" touchscreen laptop for $278 at Wal-Mart.

When it comes to smartphones, Christian Today wrote that deal-hunting customers should look at Best Buy and Wal-Mart for the hottest bargains. Christian Today reported that Wal-Mart is planning to sell the iPhone 5C for $45 and the iPhone 5S for $185, while giving away a $75 gift card for each sale.

Wal-Mart will sell Moto X handsets for $50 and will give out a $100 gift card, wrote Christian Today. During Black Friday, Best Buy is offering the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone for free; the HTC One for $30; and LG G2 for $25.

PC World wrote, though, that not all deals are created equal, especially when it comes to tablets, calling many Android tablets "doorbuster bait."

"Don't fall for the low price tags," said PC World's Jared Newman. "These tablets are marred by low-resolution screens, weak battery life, and so little internal storage that you can hardly install any apps."

Newman suggested the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD at Best Buy for $99, for starters.

"This model comes equipped with last year’s hardware, but it carries 16GB of storage and is $70 cheaper than at Amazon," Newman said on his PC World blog. "Staples, meanwhile, will have the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD for $169, versus $229 at Amazon."

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