The Black Friday Breakdown
By on November 23rd, 2011

I have scoured the web for the last week trying to figure out the best electronic deals for Black Friday. Of course, I can’t do every store in the world, but I will try to focus on a few of the best deals I have found in some of the popular electronics categories. So let’s get started!

Best TV Deal

Sharp – 42″ Class / LCD / 1080p / 60Hz / HDTV from Best Buy

This is a great deal and I am afraid you’re going to have a hard time getting your hands on it because of availability. Hopefully Best Buy will stock a lot of these in their stores because this is a great deal.  What I like about this deal is that it is a large 42 inch screen with a 1080p resolution. Most Black Friday deals are selling 720p resolution. It is also made by Sharp. They are a well established brand. The refresh rate may be a negative to some since it is only 60Hz. Personally I don’t think this is going to be a big deal to the average home TV watcher.

Best TV

Laptops

HP ® 2000-363NR 15.6″ Laptop from Radio Shack

I can hardly believe I am saying this, but Radio Shack has a great deal on a laptop this year. What I like about it is that it is an HP with an i3 processor in it. A lot of the laptop deals out there have been low end “netbook” type processors. It has a built-in webcam, 4GB RAM, and a decent size 320GB hard drive. It also has a DVD burner and SD card slots for your camera cards. For $349 it is a great deal.

Radio Shack

Camera Deals

Nikon L105 Digital Camera

Target has this great zoom camera for $99. This camera has it all. 12 megapixels gives you the ability to take pictures that will print great at big sizes like 8×10. It comes from one the most reputable camera makers in the business, Nikon. A 15x optical zoom which is great. Just be sure you get an SD card for it before you leave because it probably won’t come with one in the box.

TargetBest Blu-Ray Deals

Toshiba Smart Blu-Ray Disc Player from Best Buy

$39 is a ridiculous price for a great Blu-ray disc player. It as Wi-Fi connectivity and will allow you to stream Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, and several others. It will up convert DVDs to 1080p. This is a very nice deal.

Best Buy

Best Game System Deal

Xbox 360 4GB Console with Kinect from Walmart

This was a tough one because there are some really great deals this year. I like this particular deal because it comes with the Kinect package. Your kids are going to love the Kinect which allows them to interact with the games as if they are right there. This is a great price on a great game console bundle.

Walmart

I hope these tips help you out with some of your holiday shopping. I am sure there is plenty more information to come before this week is over so stayed tuned to Techie Buzz for all your Tech info. Most of all be safe and remember that life is short, so make the holidays more about spending time with your loved ones and not so much about spending money on them. Happy Thanksgiving!!

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Darrin is an IT manager for a large electrical contractor in Louisville KY. He is married and has 3 kids. He loves helping people with their technology needs. He runs a blog called Say Geek!

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