This gallery was last updated Saturday, Nov. 24 at 12 p.m. PT.
Walmart takes Black Friday and Cyber Monday very seriously, with tempting deals on electronics including tablets, game consoles and much more.
The massive discount retailer's big sale is currently underway, though deals are quickly running out (of both stock and time).
Walmart's online sale started Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT), though some of them went live early (which means you may find some deals out of stock or only available in-store at this point).
So which of Walmart's Black Friday deals really are deals? Fear not, we've got a squad of CNET editors busy culling the list. Read on for our favorite picks, with the ones available now highlighted first.
Disclaimer: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured here.
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Microsoft Xbox One S 1TB with Minecraft bundle, $199 (save $100)
If Xbox is more your speed, this deal can save you a bundle (ha ha, get it). Walmart's other Black Friday Xbox One S bundles with games other than Minecraft are $230.
The newest, most powerful Xbox promises enhanced graphics on compatible games such as Red Dead Redemption 2. This price doesn't include any games, but Walmart is offering $70 off its Xbox One X bundles too.
If you want to spend even less on a step-down Roku without TV control (and don't mind going to an actual Walmart store on Black Friday itself), keep reading for the Roku SE.
Roku is also offering $35 toward Sling TV and a free month of Showtime (an $11 value) with the purchase of any Roku player, including the SE above (note that CBS, the parent company of Showtime, owns CNET). The offer applies to new customers only. More details here.
One of the most powerful streamers around, the Shield throws together Android TV and Google Assistant thanks to the voice remote. This version lacks a game controller, but you could always get one later (they cost $60).
Google's answer to Amazon's Alexa is a tiny, always-listening speaker that responds to "OK, Google" with everything Google Assistant has to offer. At this price it's easy to put one in a secondary room.
Google Home Mini + Chromecast bundle: $45 (save $29)
If you want to get Google's voice control paired with a TV, this bundle is the cheapest way to do it. Also known as the "Google Smart TV Kit," it includes the newest Chromecast streaming dongle and a Home Mini speaker for a substantial savings.
This Verizon prepaid phone comes with a 5-inch screen and has an 8-megapixel camera on the rear with a 5-megapixel camera on the front. This is an entry-level phone through and through, but what do you expect for 50 bucks?
Bose's popular SoundSport Wireless sports earphones aren't completely wireless like Apple's AirPods -- there's a wire between the earbuds -- but the connection to your player is wireless Bluetooth. Still, they're among our favorite wireless sports headphones.
We're no fans of Samsung's curved TVs, but monitors are another story, especially for gaming, where they can definitely increase your sense of immersion. Don't expect the kind of performance we loved in the CF791, but at this price it's not too much more to stay ahead of the curve.
Normally $200, the V6 is one of the best "stick vacs" on the market. The Origin variant is a Walmart exclusive, but includes the floor and handheld attachments we liked so much in the standard V6 (pictured).
You expect great 4K HDR streaming for 50 bucks? OK.
The highest-end Roku improves on our favorite 4K streamer, the Streaming Stick Plus, with a headphone jack on the remote, a remote finder and, new for 2018, JBL headphones, a $30 value.
This price is also available at Target and elsewhere. Walmart's Roku Ultra 4K HDR streamer is available for $48, which is cheaper than Target's offering of $49.99, though. Walmart also throws in a $35 credit for Sling TV with purchase of a Roku player and one free month of Showtime, an $11 value, to get you to buy it there. (Disclosure: Showtime is a division of CBS, parent company of CNET.)
Update: As of Nov. 22 at 1:25 a.m. PT this deal is not available at its reduced price at Walmart. You can get it at Best Buy, though.
Instant Pot Lux 8-Qt. pressure cooker: $59 (save $40)
If you don't have an InstantPot yet, here's yet another reason to get one. One of the better InstantPot deals we've seen this Black Friday is a steep discount on the large-capacity Lux 6-in-1, which we really liked.
Samsung soundbar with wireless rear speakers: $169 ($70 off)
Walmart does feature some cheaper sound bar deals early in its ad, but this is likely the best since it includes wireless rear speakers for more immersive sound. If Samsung's bar (model HW-KM38) sounds nearly as good as the Vizio SB3261 for this price, it's a great deal.
Update: As of Friday 23 Nov. 2:20 a.m. PT This item is displaying as out of stock online, but we will update this article if that changes during the sale period.
Similar deal where you have to pay full price in-store, but with a cheaper phone. The S9 from 2018 starts at $650, while the S8 models from 2017 are even cheaper. If you're not wedded to the iPhone, these Samsungs are pretty sweet bargains with the gift card.
We'll be honest: We haven't reviewed this Hisense (model 40EU3000), but we're guessing its image quality is on the bottom end of "acceptable," at best. But this is the lowest price we've ever seen for a 40-inch TV. Just last year we were excited about 32-inch TVs for $99. Insanity.
Update: As of 7:25 p.m. PT on Wed. Nov. 21 we can't find this deal online. But you may still be able to find the deal in Walmart stores.
This is basically the 55-inch version of the deal on the last page. Again, we haven't reviewed this particular model -- it seems to be exclusive to Walmart -- but we're betting its picture quality and great Roku smart TV-ness line up well with the TCL 55S405. But the Hisense is much cheaper.
Update: As of 8:15 a.m. CST on Fri. Nov 23 we're unable to add this TV to our basket on Walmart's website so it looks like it's out of stock.
If you thought that HP was a good deal, here's an actual Chromebook for less than three figures. It has even less storage (just 16GB) and similar specs otherwise, so don't expect blazing fast performance. In fact our reviewer called it "sometimes sluggish" when we reviewed it more than half a decade ago.
Still, it's a laptop for $99.
Update: As of 1:25 a.m. PT on Thur 22 Nov this deal is no longer available at its reduced price at Walmart.
iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR: $300 gift card
Wait, you want a new iPhone? That'll cost you even more, and net a lower-value gift card. But if you get the cheaper XR ($750) it's a solid deal and might be worth heading to Walmart to make it happen.
From the most expensive new game console to the most expensive iPhones...of last year. You'll pay full price for the iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, but a $400 gift card (that's four Insignia 40-inch TVs!) is hard to pass up if you're a frequent Walmart shopper. You'll need to activate through AT&T, Sprint or Verizon.
PlayStation 4 Slim (1TB) + Spider-Man: $199 ($160 savings)
Update: As of Friday 23 Nov. 8 a.m. PT This item is displaying as out of stock, but we will update this article if that changes during the sale period. The deal is also currently out of stock at Gamestop, Target and Best Buy. You may have luck trying in-store at those retailers, but we'll update here if anything changes.
If you haven't bought a next-generation console yet, here's one of the best prices yet to convince you to pony up. This is the 1TB PS4 Slim version with the excellent Spider-Man, all for $200.
This is an insane price on a big TV with Roku, the best smart TV system CNET has ever tested.
Walmart's ad says the TV is either the TCL 65S4 or the Sharp LC‑65Q7300U, and that brands and models vary per store. We haven't reviewed either model directly, but the specifications look similar to the 55-inch 55S405 we reviewed in 2017 (pictured). We expect similar picture quality -- decent but nowhere near the much more expensive TCL 65R617, for example. Still, at this size, price and level of smart TV convenience, these sets are a steal.
Update: As Nov. 22 at 8:24 a.m. CST we can't find this deal online. But you may still be able to find the deal in Walmart stores.
Yes it's ancient and underpowered for a Windows laptop with almost no storage (32GB), but that's kind of the point. The Stream aims for a mostly browser-based experience, like a Chromebook, and at this price it's cheaper than most actual Chromebooks.
If you already have a PS4, this bundle kickstarts your virtual reality experience. It includes the PlayStation VR helmet, 2 Move controllers and 2 compatible games: Creed: Rise to Glory and Superhot VR. This deal appears to have ended at Walmart, but is still available at Amazon.