Black Friday: The best laptop and tablet deals

Concerned about finding a great laptop or tablet deal over the holiday weekend? Don't worry, there are actually some good values to be had. Here are the best offers we've seen on a spectrum of budgets: up past $1,000, or as low as $79.
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Nook HD 8GB 7-inch tablet (Barnes & Noble, Target, $79.99)

Barnes & Noble Nook HD (read review)

The Nook HD is a 2012 tablet, but it now has access to the full Google Play app store, and the $80 price is a steal. Read full review
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Editors' Rating
3.5 stars

MSRP: $129.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Apple 16GB Wi-Fi iPad Air (Target, $479 plus $100 gift card)

Apple iPad Air (read review)

It's rare to see new Apple products on sale, and the new iPad Air is a perfect all-around tablet. Target not only shaves off a few dollars, but offers a store credit kickback. Total effective savings: $120. Read full review
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Kindle Fire HD 2012, 16GB (Best Buy, $99)

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 2012

This is 2012's Kindle Fire HD model, but we loved it then, and it's still a really good value at $99. (In fact, the 2013 Fire HD is basically the same hardware in a slightly upgraded body.) Books, videos, apps, and more are at your fingertips, and there's 16GB of storage.
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Google Nexus 7 2013, 16GB (Staples, $199)

Google Nexus 7 2013 (read review)

One of our favorite small tablets of 2013 gets a $30 price reduction. Not too shabby. Read full review
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2013 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display (Best Buy, $1,099)

Apple MacBook Pro with Retina Display 2013 (read review)

The newest Retina Display MacBook Pro was already price-reduced compared with last year's, and Best Buy lowers the price for the 128GB model an extra $200. It's one of our top-rated laptops. Read full review
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Apple MacBook Air 2013 (Best Buy, $150 off all models)

Apple MacBook Air 2013 (read review)

The newest MacBook Airs have great battery life, and with the Best Buy discount, the 11-inch model starts at $850 with a 128GB SSD. Great deal. Read full review
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Asus Transformer Book T100 (Microsoft Store, $299)

Asus Transformer Book T100 (read review)

The versatile Netbook-meets-tablet Transformer Book was a fantastic value before, and at $100 less, it's perhaps the best deal in this roundup. This offer is good over the weekend, in-store and online. Read full review
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Dell Venue 8 Pro (Walmart, $230)

Dell Venue 8 Pro (read review)

This brand-new full Windows 8.1 tablet feels great, has 32GB of storage, and can connect with optional keyboards. Walmart's deal is $70 off its already-good price. You could use this as a Kindle Fire or iPad alternative, but it also runs Microsoft Office. Read full review
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Editors' Rating
3.5 stars

MSRP: $299.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Asus Vivobook S400CA-RSI5T18 touch-screen laptop (Amazon, $479)

Asus Vivobook S400CA (read review)

You can pick up a 2012 laptop for a steal: a good touch-screen compact Windows 8 ultrabook with a last-gen Core i5 processor, plus 500GB hard drive, for $250 less than usual. Read full review
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Editors' Rating
3.5 stars

MSRP: $699.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Microsoft Surface RT (Best Buy, Microsoft Store $199; Staples, $249 with keyboard)

Microsoft Surface RT 2012 (read review)

Say what you want about Surface RT, but at a low price, Microsoft's 2012 Surface tablet makes an attractive quasi-Netbook that can run Office 2013 (which is included). It has 32GB of storage, too. (We'd go with the deal with the very nice keyboard cover.) Read full review
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Looking for more great holiday deals?

Check out our complete coverage of Black Friday deals, Cyber Monday deals, and our editor-curated Holiday Gift Guide, which includes plenty of great buying choices -- even ones starting under $35.
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