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The best tablet deals for Black Friday

This Black Friday is flush with tablet deals aimed at nearly everyone, from casual users to movie-buffs.

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In anticipation of one of the biggest shopping days of the season, we've gathered the best Black Friday tablet deals for your perusing pleasure.

The bargain basement pricing on some of these tablets will convince those on the fence to finally pull the trigger, or simply offer some compelling candidates for upcoming holiday gift options.

Click through the slideshow for information about each tablet and where to find it at its lowest price. Check back, as we'll update this as more Black Friday sales are revealed.

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Barnes & Noble Nooks

Barnes and Noble is running out of the gate with some early savings deals of its own. But don't wait, these deals will only last from November 21 to the 23.

 The Nook-branded 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is down to $149.99 after a $50 instant rebate, while the 10-inch model, after a $100 rebate of its own, gets a $249.99 price tag.

If e-readers are more your type, the Nook GlowLight is down to a rock-bottom $99.

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Apple iPad 2

If you're hunting for a sweet deal on the latest iPad Air 2, don't hold your breath. You will, however find a refurbished Apple iPad 2 on sale for $229 at GameStop. Though it doesn't have an HD Retina screen or a TouchID fingerprint sensor, the iPad 2 is still a great vessel for your favorite iOS apps in the Apple ecosystem.

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Toshiba Excite Go

Slated to go on sale for $99 with the additional bonus of a 16GB microSD card, the Toshiba Excite Go is one of the best budget deals this Black Friday. If you're looking for an inexpensive slate to load with movies or games for your kids, the underpar screen and modest performance isn't as much of a deal breaker.

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Dell Venue 8 Pro 5000

Dell is offering its Venue 8 Pro 5000 for $249. For a Windows 8 tablet, it's rather small, at 8 inches, however anyone interested in taking their work on the go shouldn't mind the portability. It's a good deal at its regular $299 starting price, and even better with a few bucks knocked off.

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2013)

The Amazon Voyage, introduced earlier this year, is the most high-end e-reader available. But before it came the Kindle Paperwhite.

Starting at $99, you can pick up this mighty fine e-reader at Staples. Just note, this model comes with the special offers.

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Amazon Fire HD 6 and HD 7

Amazon's latest budget tablets, the Fire HD 6 and Fire HD 7, are on sale at a long list of retailers, including starring roles as doorbusters. The portable 6- and 7-inch tablets make great gifts and feature a user-friendly interface with lots of kid-oriented functions.

For $79, the Amazon Fire HD 6 will be a doorbuster (limited time deal) at Toys R Us and on sale at RadioShackOffice Depot, Best Buy, Kmart and Staples.

You can find the Fire HD 7 as a doorbuster at Toys R Us ($109) and Best Buy ($99), or for $109 at Staples and RadioShack.

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LG G Pad 8.3

The LG G Pad 8.3 is a premium Android tablet that suffered from a high price-tag when it was first released. Now you have the chance to pick one up for as low as $199 at Sam's Club.

It's slim and lightweight, with smooth performance to match its sleek looks. Though it comes in a pure Android version, the model on sale features LG's Optimus 3.0 overlay.

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High-end Samsung tablets

Samsung has more tablets than the Duggars have children, so for brevity's sake, I condensed the long list of Galaxy Tabs on sale this holiday to include the best models and cheapest deals.

At the top of the high-end list is the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5, which boasts the most brilliant screen of any tablet. A 16GB model can be found at SearsStaples or Best Buy for $399, and an upgrade to the 32GB version at Best Buy only costs $50 more, at $449.

Starting at a low $149, Best Buy is also offering the productivity-geared, multiwindow-capable Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4. A similar worker-bee-friendly alternative can be found in the Galaxy Note 8, priced a little higher, at $239 via Newegg.

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Midrange Samsung tablets

Every member of the latest line of midrange Samsung tablets is on sale this Black Friday. The performance and builds of these models aren't anything to write home about, but anyone interested in a solid tablet for casual use should consider one -- especially at these cheap prices.

The 7-inch Galaxy Tab 4 can be found as low as $149 from GameStopRadioShackOffice DepotBest Buy and Sam's Club. It will be a doorbuster at Toys R Us and Kmart for the same price.

For $199, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.0 is also doorbuster at Toys R Us and Kmart, as well as available at the same price at Office Depot and Sears.

Last but not least, the 10-inch Galaxy Tab 4 is going for $249 and -- you guessed it -- it's a doorbuster at Toys R Us and Kmart. It will also go for the same price at RadioShackStaplesOffice DepotSam's Club and Sears.

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Dell Venue 7

If a midrange tablet is up your alley but you're hesitant about Samsung's heavily modified user-interface, Dell is offering an online exclusive for a 7-inch pure Android model. Going for only $99, the Dell Venue 7 is a charmingly simple slate that's great for casual use.

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Lenovo A10

Tablets aren't known for their audio quality, however the Lenovo A10 looms above the quiet crowd. In addition to front-facing speakers (which are more rare than you'd think) the 10-inch tablet features Dolby powered speakers and a matching app for fine-tuning to your listening pleasure. You can pick up the $199 Lenovo A10 from Lenovo's own online store.

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Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+

The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ rocks a funky yet ergonomic design and offers an impressively long-lasting battery. At Amazon you'll be able to find it for $249, which is a whopping $100 off its retail price.

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Asus Memo Pad FHD 10

Sam's Club is selling this budget 10-inch Asus tablet for $358, but before you pass it up as overpriced, look at the extras it's packing.

The Memo Pad FHD 10 houses 32GB of internal memory -- twice what most tablets on this list offer -- and it comes with a proprietary folio keyboard case that would usually set you back $100. It's not exactly a cheap deal, but it's a good one for anyone interested in the complete package.

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