Here Are The Top Tech Deals Of Black Friday 2016

Best Buy and TVs win out
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O.K., so we’ve spent a month compiling retailers’ best-laid plans for Black Friday. But now that the big day is nearly upon us, who, exactly, is offering the best deals in tech?

O.K., so we’ve spent a month compiling retailers’ best-laid plans for Black Friday. But now that the big day is upon us, who, exactly, is offering the best deals in tech?

To answer that question, we turned to two resources, WalletHub and BestBlackFriday.com. The former, a consumer finance site, compared sale prices advertised between Oct. 19 and Nov. 17 with those appearing in Black Friday circulars.

BestBlackFriday took it one step further by also factoring in last year’s Black Friday pricing. Among the key takeaways, said co-founder Phil Dengler:

*Best Buy dominates the tech category with seven of the shopping advice site’s Top 25 deals;

*TVs in the 40-inch to 60-inch range are the most requested; and

*TVs, video games, smartphones and other tech are among the most popular Black Friday product categories.

So, without further ado, here are the top tech (and appliance) winners of Black Friday 2016:

Best Deal Overall

WalletHub: Dell XPS 13.3-inch touchscreen laptop with Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB memory and 512GB SSD for $1,299, at Costco

BestBlackFriday: Toshiba 49-inch 4K UHD TV with onboard Chromecast for $200, at Best Buy

Best TV Deal

WalletHub: Sony 75-inch 4K UHD HDR TV for $2,500, at hhgregg

BestBlackFriday: see Best Deal Overall

Best Computer Deal

WalletHub: See Best Deal Overall

BestBlackFriday: Microsoft 12.3-inch Surface Pro 4 with Intel Core m3 processor and Signature-type cover for $600, at Best Buy

Best Major Appliance Deal

WalletHub: Samsung 24.5-cubic-foot side-by-side fridge for $899, at AAFES

BestBlackFriday: Kenmore 3.3-cubic-foot top-load washer and 6.5-cubic-foot dryer laundry pair for $550, at Sears

Best Gaming Deal

Wallet Hub: “Xcom 2” for Xbox One for $30, from GameStop

BestBlackFriday: Xbox One S 500GB Battlefield 1 bundle with “Gears of War 4” and extra controller for $250, from Dell

Best Smartphone Deal

Wallet Hub: n/a

BestBlackFriday: Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge with free Samsung Gear VR headset, $50 Oculus content pack and a $250 gift card upon activation and installment payments, at Target

Best Audio Deal

Wallet Hub: Denon soundbar with wireless subwoofer for $350, at Best Buy

BestBlackFriday: Amazon Echo for $140, at Amazon

Best CE/Majap Retailer (Most Good Deals)

WalletHub: BJ’s Warehouse Club

BestBlackFriday: Best Buy

Best Product Category (Biggest Black Friday Discount)

Wallet Hub: Video games

BestBlackFriday: TVs, gaming, computers (tie)

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Source: WalletHub

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Source: WalletHub

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