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The best tech deals to shop on Black Friday, including the latest from Best Buy and Amazon

UPDATE: Nov. 25, 2021, 5:30 p.m. EST This story has been updated to include the latest and greatest tech deals from Black Friday 2021 across retailers.

In the market for a new TV, fresh MacBook, or pair of headphones? We’ve gathered the best tech deals this Black Friday season, so you can start 2022 in high-tech style.

  • BEST 4K TV DEAL: Samsung 70-inch TU6958 Series 4K Crystal UHD TV, complete with an absolutely stunning display and an even more stunning price —$599.99 $749.99 (save $150)

  • BEST LAPTOP DEAL: 2020 Apple MacBook Air, the crème de la crème of thin and light laptops, equipped with the speedy M1 chip — $849.99 $999 (save $149.01)

  • BEST TABLET DEAL: Samsung Galaxy Tab S7, PC power in a portable device? Yeah, we’ll take it. — $499 $649.99 (save $150.99)


Black Friday is the best time to score deals on all the electronics and tech items you’ve been eyeing throughout the year. For 2021, the savings are going to be better than ever, because Black Friday started extremely early this time around. Like, in October.

Shipping delays and supply chain issues are very real, though, especially when shopping for tech items. So if you see something from your list at a great price, don’t wait.

Of course, Apple devices aren’t the only tech on sale for Black Friday 2021. We are seeing impressive 4K TV discounts as well, plus laptop, tablet, headphones, and smart home sales across different retailers. Whatever you have in mind, we probably already found it on sale.

We’ve gone ahead and picked out some of the best Black Friday 2021 tech deals to help make your Black Friday plans more efficient, so start scrolling and get shopping.

Please note: All newly added deals have been marked with a . Anything with a strikeout was either sold out or no longer available at the sale price as of this writing, but check back often — we’re updating this page constantly.

Best Black Friday 4K TV deals

Our top pick


Samsung 70-inch TU6958 Series 4K Crystal UHD TV product photo

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Why we like it

A 70-inch TV from Samsung for less than $600? That should say it all. Though it’s not anything super fancy in the 4K category, the TU6985 Series still gets great reviews for being crisp and responsive for the price. This price could drop closer to $529.99 (we saw that happen during Black Friday 2020), but the TV could also sell out before that happens. Consider yourself warned.

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Best Black Friday laptop deals

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2020 Apple MacBook Air

$849.99 at Amazon (save $149.01)



Why we like it

Apple’s latest set of MacBooks with the new(ish) M1 chip is a giant leap in processing power compared to older models. The MacBook Air is a powerhouse for its portable design, allowing for demanding tasks like video editing in addition to your run-of-the-mill web browsing and document creation. The laptop also offers an improved battery life (up to 18 hours), and faster SSD performance than ever. And how could you forget that stunning Retina display?

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 product photo

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7

$499 at Amazon (save $150.99)



Why we like it

With PC performance packed into a tiny little device, what’s not to like? The S7 boasts a gorgeous TFT LCD screen, Dolby Atmos surround sound, a fast-charge feature, and lots more that make it a great value for the money. Plus, you’ll get the newly redesigned S Pen included with your purchase.

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Best Black Friday Chromebook deals

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Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Chromebook

$169.99 at Amazon (save $50)



Why we like it

At such a low price, you’d expect kind of a piece of junk, but the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Chromebook is anything but. Slim, lightweight, and running Chrome OS, you’ll have quick and easy access to all the basics — web browsing, email, document editing, and more. It also can last up to 10 hours on one charge, which is pretty good for just $169.99.

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Best Black Friday Apple deals

Our top pick


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AirPods Max

$439.99 at Amazon (save $109.01)



Why we like it

If you’d like to upgrade your audio setup, these headphones, though a bit bulky, boast some impressive quality and active noise cancellation. While they might not be the best over-the-ear headphones out there by far, at this price point, they could very well please Apple devotees.

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Best Black Friday headphones deals

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Apple AirPods Pro

$159 at Amazon (save $90)



Why we like it

If you haven’t already, it’s probably about time you join the AirPods club. There’s a good reason why you see them everywhere — they sound great, are extremely convenient, and boast pretty impressive noise cancelation for such small earbuds.

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Best Black Friday smartwatch deals

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Apple Watch Series 6

$349 at Walmart (save $50)



Why we like it

Rocking this model with both GPS and cellular means that you don’t need to connect your cell to send and receive texts, as well as answer calls. It’s the ultimate iPhone extension. Plus, the swim-proof SE comes with the other classic Apple Watch features, like heart rate monitoring, emergency SOS, and fall detection. You won’t have the SPO2 sensor and ECG sensor that’s included in later models, but hey, you are paying significantly less.

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Best Black Friday speaker deals

Our top pick


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JBL Flip 5

$96.49 at Amazon (save $33.46)



Why we like it

The JBL Flip 5 has a lot going for it that makes it one of our favorite Bluetooth speakers out there. The sound definitely won’t leave you disappointed — it’s balanced and can handle some major bass. Maybe the next most important spec for a portable speaker is how long it can play on a single charge, and the Flip 5 gives you a full 12 hours of playback time.

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Best Black Friday smart home deals

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Honeywell Home smart thermostat

$81.51 at Amazon (save $87.49)



Why we like it

This thermostat is compatible with forced air (gas, oil, or electric), hot water and steam, and heat pumps with electric backup. You’re able to set schedules, and the smart thermostat learns your habits, which helps it achieve your preferred temperatures. The programmable screen also lets you choose your background color in case you want to match your thermostat to your home’s decor.

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Best Black Friday Amazon device deals

Our top pick


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Amazon Echo Show 5

$44.99 at Amazon (save $84.99)



Why we like it

Every home needs a smart speaker. Amazon’s Echo line is regarded as one of the best smart speaker products, and the Echo Show 5 is one of our favorites. It has all the features you would expect from a great smart speaker, but with an added visual display that can show you the weather forecast, your calendar, stream video, and even make video calls.

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