Tech Product Guide to Black Friday 2012

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Today prices are significantly dropping and U.S. consumers are once again gathering at retail locations hoping to receive can’t miss deals on a number tech gadgets. Here, we have a rundown of just some of the sweetest discounts you’ll find:

Best Buy:

Samsung – Laptop Essential Bundle: $349.95 – This Samsung laptop sports Windows 8 and features 2.4 GHz with an Intel 2nd Generation Core i3 processor. Also included in the package is a carry case, wireless mouse, flash drive and antivirus via Webroot.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7” (8 GB version): $179.99 – The sporty white tablet is sure to be a popular hit on America’s busiest shopping day.

Toshiba 40” TV: $179.99 – Features HDTV, LCD and 1080p.

DROID RAZR: Free with 2 year Verizon plan – Time for an upgrade? Verizon customers can do so and receive this free smartphone.

Toshiba Blu-ray Player: $39.99 – Usually priced $40 higher, this device also features smart wi-fi, allowing owners to access popular video streaming software such as Netflix and Hulu Plus.


HP Laptop: $279.00 – Features 4GB RAM and a 15.6” HD widescreen

Apple iPad 2: $399.00 – It’s the 16GB version, black or white. Walmart also throws in a $75 gift card as a bonus.

Emerson 32” TV: $148.00 – Features 720p HD

Emerson 40” TV: $198.00 – Features 1080p HD

Vizio 60” TV: $688.00 – LED Smart, also features Wi-Fi connectivity. That means you get Netflix, Hulu Plus and others without having to rely on exterior hardware.

LG Blue-ray Player: $38.00 – Similar to Best Buy’s offering. This device is 1080p HD.


Inspiron 14z Laptop: $299.99 – Price is down from $5.99. This computer features an Intel Core i3 processor with 4GB RAM.

Inspiron 660s Desktop: $249.99 – Operates off an Intel Celeron processor with 2GB RAM.

Inspiron 15R: $499.99 – Features an Intel Core i3 processor with 6GB RAM. Screen size is 15.6”

Inspiron 14z Ultrabook: $589.99 – Features an Intel Core i3 with 4GB RAM. Price is down from $639.99.


Nook Simple Touch E-Reader: $49.00 – Target says this will save you $50. Barnes & Noble’s e-reader device features a 6” touchscreen and wi-fi.

Xbox 360 Kinect Bundle: $199.99 – Features the 4GB Xbox 360 along with Kinect, two games, controller and one month free use of Xbox Live.


HP Pavilion Laptop 14”: $299.99 – Features an Intel Pentium B987 processor with 1.5 GHz. 4GB of RAM.

HP Pavillion Desktop: $399.99 – Offers 3.6GHz with an AMD Quad-Core A8 processor. Also provides 1TB HD.

HP Envy Laptop: $499.99 – Discounted from an initial price of $729, this computer offers 6GB RAM with an Intel Core i5 processor.

Toshiba 15.6” Laptop: $579.99 – Has an Intel Core i7 processor with 6GB RAM.


Samsung Galaxy S III: $49.99 – With a new 2 year agreement from mobile provider Sprint, users can receive one of the industry’s most popular devices. RadioShack also offers a similar plan with AT&T for a price of $99.99.

Toshiba Laptop: $299.99 – Powered by an Intel Celeron processor, this notebook features 4GB RAM and 320GB HD.