Staples' Black Friday sale separates itself from the pack with a focus on business technology. Printers, laptops, printers, monitors and more printers make up the lion's share of deals. And there are some good ones to be had.
If you're looking to buy a computer for the less tech-savvy folks in your life, this may be the place to do it. Staples is offering "free tech support" for 30 days with the purchase of any laptop or PC through January 31, 2018.
Staples stores will open at 7 a.m. local time on Nov. 24 but you may be better off staying home, given that all of these promotions are also available online starting on Thanksgiving Day. And for those who will be shopping from the couch, Staples is offering free next-day delivery on orders of $50 or more.
One of the least expensive streamers gets even less expensive on Black Friday. Staples and Target are offering Google's wireless video dongle for $25. It's a good price, but note that Walmart's got them for $20.
Staples' sweetens its deal on the great Google Home Mini with a $10 Visa Gift Card, which brings the net price down to $20. Of course, that's the same price you'll find on Black Friday at Walmart and Best Buy.
The 2017 edition Echo offers better sound than the Dot and delivers all of the wonderful abilities of Alexa. Staples and most of the other big box retailers will let it go for less than $100 during Black Friday this year.
We didn't think you could find a better value when the Fire 7 tablet was selling for $50. At $30, it's a lock for best tablet value in its price range. (It will be available at Amazon and elsewhere at this price, too.)
Like the Fire 7, the Fire HD 10 delivers more value per dollar than any other tablet in its price range. It doesn't have everything you'd get from an iPad, but it comes equipped with a high-res display, all of Alexa's skills and costs less than half as much.
This decent tablet from Samsung is overpriced at $230, especially with less expensive standouts available from Amazon. At $180, however, it's a competent alternative for those who prefer the Android ecosystem.
We reviewed the 11.6-inch IdeaPad 110s Windows 10 laptop back in April, which benefitted from a great keyboard and solid specs for the money. Staples is selling the larger 15.6-inch version, with otherwise similar specs, for $220.
We reviewed the XP-440's predecessor and found it to be super compact and ultra-reliable. At $50, it's a no-brainer for families and students who need color printing and scanning that fits in relatively tight spaces.