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7 Black Friday deals I'd buy

When push comes to shove, which Black Friday deals are really worth buying? Here's what one CNET editor would plunk his money down on.

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Every year I round up a bunch of tech deals during the holiday buying season, but some of you may be wondering, of all the deals out there -- and there are some good ones -- which ones would I buy?

Well, here are the ones I'm most tempted by this year:

  • Amazon HD 8 tablet for $60 (normally $90): If you're in the market for a kid tablet, this is an excellent deal for a tablet we already thought was a good deal at $90. Both Amazon and Best Buy has this as a Black Friday deal.
  • LG B6 OLED 4K TV (model OLEDB6P): Through Cyber Monday, November 28, the 55-inch LG B6 OLED TV is on sale for $1,799.99, and the 65-inch model is on sale for just $2,799.99 in Amazon, Best Buy, and other retailers. Those are the lowest prices of the year for LG OLED 4K TVs.
  • Roku Streaming Stick 2016: This was a good deal at $50. Right now it's $35 at Amazon and other retailers.
  • TLC Roku TVs: There are some great deals out there on TCL's 4K Roku models like the 55-inch 4K 55US5800 for $400 at Amazon (right now) and $125 for the 32-inch 32S3750 at Walmart, in store pick up only. (Amazon is also running deals on the 32-inch model, but they're sporadic).
  • Vizio M Series TVs: Our video guru David Katzmaier is a fan of the Vizio M Series TVs and they've all been discounted to their lowest prices of the year. Best deals are on the 50- and 65-inch models, both of which are $150 off or $700 and $1,149, respectively.
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (Intel Core m3 128GB SSD with Keyboard Cover: Best Buy has the more entry-level Surface Pro 4 on sale for $600 (its list price is $1,000) on Black Friday. No pen is included but you do get the keyboard cover, which is more important. Alternatively, Microsoft has the Surface Pro 4 (Intel Core i5, 256GB SSD) with Keyboard Cover for $999 (it lists for $1,428).
  • Lenovo Yoga 900 (Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD): Lenovo's Yoga 900 is defined by its slim watchband-style hinge, which allows the Yoga to be used as a laptop or flipped into a tablet mode. It's one of our favorite convertibles, and Best Buy has it for just $699.99 (it's usually $1,199.99) on Black Friday. It comes with a 256GB SSD for storage, an Intel Core i7 processor and 8GB of memory. This deal will most likely will be gone quickly.

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