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From TVs to computers and even cookers, Black Friday-style deals have started on electronics

Posted November 17, 2016

Disclaimer: WRAL Smart Shopper offers these deals through an affiliate partnership with TechBargains, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.

Black Friday is a week away and the deals start now. The team at TechBargains is starting to see Black Friday worthy deal and early release Black Friday deals go live today. Contrary to popular belief not all the best deals are found on Black Friday. Many are found during the week prior as stores start to ramp up their sales and try to get sales early. Here are a few of the top deals you can get now in TVs, computers, tablets, vacuums and more.

See more Black Friday Deals as they go live at TechBargains...

Electronics are popular Black Friday sales targets

55" Samsung 4K UltraHD Curved LED Smart HDTV + $175 Dell Gift Card for $699.99.

This is one of the best deals we've seen on a 2016 Curved 4K Samsung. With the included gift card you are effectively only paying $525 for a TV with the three latest innovations in TV technology: sharp 4k resolution, an immersive curved display and vibrant HDR colors. We've seen some of the other Black Friday deals and for a name brand TV with current generation tech this is the best deal we've seen.

Use the gift card towards New PlayStation 4 Pro or Xbox One S

New Intel Kaby Lake - Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Intel Core i7-7500u 1080p Touch 15.6" Win 10 Pro Laptop w/ AMD Radeon R7 GPU & IR WebCam for $629 (use code: EARLYBIRD220 - list price $849).

4K Touch Display - Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Intel Core i5 Quad-Core 15.6" Gaming Laptop w/ GTX 960m 4GB GPU for $899.99 (list price $999.99).

Amazon Fire HD6 6" 8GB WiFi Tablet for $49.99 (use code: FIREHD6 - list price $69.99).

This is the Black Friday tablet deal to beat. At $50 you won't get a better tablet than this well reviewed HD Fire 6. It has a powerful quad-core processor, a sharp 252ppi screen and if you have Prime it’s an excellent option to watch videos off-line when you travel. In fact at $50 it’s a no brainer travel tablet because of its price point and its durable design. A $50 tablet is great for many things: a digital photo frame, a tablet for the kids, or even as an eBook reader. It has specialized filters for comfortable night time reading and specialized blue color filters on the screen to help you sleep at night.

Amazon Echo Bluetooth Speaker with Alexa Voice and Home Automation Control (Refurb w/ 1-year Amazon Warranty) for $119.99 (list price $149.99).

The Amazon Echo was one of the most popular items during last year's Black Friday and its back this year for an even lower price of $120. This model is Amazon certified refurbished and carries a 1-year warranty same as a new one. It has been tested and certified to work and look like new. The Echo is awesome for streaming music in your home. The built-in Alexa voice assistant will play songs, set reminders or alarms, order you an Uber, and even control any home automation you have set-up. The Amazon Echo is the home gadget of the future and word on the street is if you use Alexa to buy stuff off Amazon they will offer you exclusive deals to make it worth your while.

DropBox Pro 1-Year Subscription + $25 Dell Gift Card for $59.99 (list price $99.99).

This is the only discount on DropBox we see all year and it only comes from Dell during Black Friday time. This is the lowest price we've seen by $20 in addition to the $25 Dell gift card which effectively drops the price down to $35. That is over a 75% discount on a 1-year subscription and a price that cannot be beat.

Laptop & Desktop Computers

Dell Inspiron 17 5000 Intel Core i7-7500u 17.3" 1080p Laptop w/ 16GB RAM, 2TB HDD, AMD R7 4GB GPU for $799 (use code: EARLYBIRD250 - list price $1049.99).

If you were waiting on a laptop with the latest Intel processor then this is currently the best deal we've found. This has a sharp high resolution full HD display with a touch screen so you can make the most of the latest Windows 10 Pro's operating system. It also has a new infrared camera so you can login to your computer with just a face scan. This is the latest in next generation laptops and if you you've already tossed your tablet then you will still need a laptop to get real work done.

Dell Precision M6800 Intel Core i5-4210m Quad-Core 17.3" Laptop w/ Win 10 Pro & Nvidia Quadro K3100m 4GB GPU for $999 (use code: EXTRA200M6800 - list price $1199).

Dell Inspiron Intel Core i3 Dual-Core Windows Pro Desktop (4GB/1TB HDD) for $319 (use code: INSPIRON319 list price $399).

For more Laptop deals, visit the TechBargains site.

HDTVs & Home Entertainment

60" Samsung KS8000 SUHD 4K UltraHD 120Hz Native HDTV w/ HDR 1000 & Quantum Dot Technology for $1197.99 (list price $2299.99).

40" Vizio D-Series 4K UltraHD LED HDTV + $150 Dell Gift Card for $429.98.

48" Vizio D-Series 1080p LED Smart HDTV + $150 Dell Gift Card for $379.99 (list price $479.99).

For more TV deals, visit the TechBargains site.

Electronics & Components

Dell 512GB Solid State Drive + $100 Dell Gift Card for $199.99 ($100 Effective price after gift card).

Logitech Z200 2Ch Multimedia PC Speakers for $17.99 (list price $29.99).

Anova Immersion Circular Sous Vide Cooker w/ Bluetooth for $129.00 (list price $149.99).

For the perfect holiday dinners consider a sous vide cooker. You can cook a turkey, prime rib, chicken, fish and anything else you want to the perfect doneness without ever overcooking it. This version has Bluetooth control so you can set it, then monitor or adjust settings from your phone. This is one of most fun gadgets for serious food nerds and Anova is one of the most popular home sous vide machines.

iRobot Roomba 650 Series Robot Vacuum w/ Scheduling for $274.99 (list price $374.99).

During Black Friday, everyone is looking to get a Dyson. The team at TechBargains recommends a Roomba because nothing beats a robot vacuuming for you. This model is the lowest price we've seen by $25 and over $100 off the retail price. You can schedule it to clean up to 7x a week and it will automatically adjust to all floor types: carpet, tile hardwood and more.

Stanley Fatmax 700-Amp Peak Portable Jump Starter with 120PSI Air Compressor for $39.98 (list price $79.99).

This is worth its money if you even end up using this once. It can save you the time of waiting for someone to give you a jump and it has a built-in USB charger should you need to charge up your phone. Lastly, it has a built-in air compressor so you can keep you tires topped off and skip feeding quarters into the air machine at the gas station.

For more Electronics deals, visit the TechBargains site.

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  • jdouglas13 Nov 17, 2016

    That's an interesting site -- thanks! :)