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.
Nook HD 8GB 7-inch tablet (Barnes & Noble, Target, $79.99)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)