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Laptops to sell for under US$200 on Black Friday

Agam Shah | Nov. 21, 2011
Heavily discounted PCs and tablets will be sold by top retailers on Black Friday, which marks one of the most active shopping days in the U.S. Walmart and Best Buy will offer fully equipped laptops for under US$200, continuing a promotional price battle they have engaged in for years.

Other laptops deals

For those who need serious processing power, Walmart is offering an Acer Aspire laptop with Intel's Core i5 processor for $498. The laptop has a 17.3-inch screen, 4GB memory and a 640GB hard drive. Office Depot will offer a Toshiba laptop with 500GB storage for $399. Also, don't be surprised to see laptops with quad-core chips from AMD for sale under $500.

Tablets

Some tablets are also being heavily discounted on Black Friday. The most attractive is Velocity Micro's Cruz tablet, which is already on sale for only $99 on Walmart. The tablet has a 7-inch capacitive screen, Google's Android 2.0 that is upgradable to 2.2, and 4GB of storage expandable to 32GB. The tablet has a 528MHz MIPS processor, which is not blazing fast like dual-core processors on the latest tablets, but Cruz reviewers have said the tablet is useful for basic activities like e-books and web surfing.

Staples will offer the BlackBerry Playbook for $199, and Acer Iconia Tab tablet for $299, according to their Black Friday circular. The Iconia Tab offers the latest hardware and software, including a dual-core processor and Android 3.x, code-named Honeycomb.

 

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