Black Friday 2011 Tablet Deals Compared

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Here is a compilation of all the Black Friday tablet deals we pulled from the ads. They are sorted by screen size, and then listed by price from low to high. Definitely check the Amazon links – for reviews, and in some cases you can get the tablets cheaper through Amazon than you can on Black Friday!

The undisputed king of tablets is the iPad 2. If you want the best of the best and budget isn’t an issue, then it’s cut-and-dry – get an iPad 2. If you absolutely want an iPad but can’t afford the starting price of $499 for an iPad 2, you can pick up refurbished original iPad and iPad 2’s at Apple’s refurbished store. The cheapest one in the store right now is $399. 

Android tablets have been out for a while, but none of them have been big hits yet. It looks like the Kindle Fire may change that – with a $199 price tag, it’s much more budget friendly than the iPad. If you’re just really wanting a tablet, this is probably the one for you. Mashable did a great comparison of a bunch of reviews – go check it out. While the Kindle Fire isn’t an iPad killer, one reviewer had this to say: “It can do 80% of what my iPad can do for 40% of the price.” While you will be able to find deals on tablets for just under $100 this Black Friday season, unless $100 is your budget I would recommend the Kindle Fire over any cheap tablet. Also, the majority of the tablets going for super cheap are running Android 2.2 instead of 3.2, so you’re stuck with an older version of the operating system.

The iPad 2 is not listed in any Black Friday ads this year The iPad 2 can be found for $54 off at Bestbuy.com right now! - it must be nice to be king! You can check it out over on Amazon.
The Kindle Fire, on the other hand, is listed in several ads, all for the same $199 sticker price that you will find on Amazon.

Before you take the plunge, you may want to read my article: What should you buy? Tablet vs Laptop vs Desktop.

7″ Tablet Deals

Toys R Us: Sylvania 7″ Tablet – Android 2.2 – $74.99
Check Amazon Price & Reviews ->
Sylvania SYNET7LP 7-Inch Mini Tablet (Black)

Sears: Sylvania 7″ MID Tablet – Android 2.1 – $79.99
Check Amazon Price & Reviews ->
Sylvania SYNET7LP 7-Inch Mini Tablet (Black)

Kohl’s: Polariod 7″ Tablet – Android version unknown – $99.99 after $20 rebate

Kmart: Leader 7″ i7 Tablet – Android 2.2 – $99.99

Kohl’s: Pandigital 7″ Tablet – Android 2.2 – $139.99
Check Amazon Price & Reviews -> Pandigital Planet 7″ Android Tablet (R70A200) with 2GB Internal Storage, 256MB Memory – Black

Best Buy: Acer Iconia 7″ 8 GB Tablet – Android 3.2 – $189.99
Check Amazon Price & Reviews -> Acer Iconia TAB 7-Inch Tablet (8GB)

Office Depot: Blackberry Playbook 7″ Tablet 16 GB – Blackberry Tablet OS – $199.99
Check Amazon Price & Reviews -> Blackberry Playbook 7-Inch Tablet (16GB)

Staples: Blackberry Playbook 7″ Tablet 16 GB – Blackberry Tablet OS – $199.99
Check Amazon Price & Reviews -> Blackberry Playbook 7-Inch Tablet (16GB)

Staples: Blackberry Playbook 7″ Tablet 32 GB – Blackberry Tablet OS – $249.99
Check Amazon Price & Reviews -> Blackberry Playbook 7-Inch Tablet (32GB)

Staples: Blackberry Playbook 7″ Tablet 64 GB – Blackberry Tablet OS – $399.99
Check Amazon Price & Reviews -> Blackberry Playbook 7-Inch Tablet (64GB)

10″ Tablet Deals

Sears: Archos 101 10.1″ 8 GB Tablet – Android 2.2 – $219.99
Check Amazon Price & Reviews -> ARCHOS 101 Internet Tablet 8GB

Best Buy: Asus Transformer 10.1″ 16 GB Tablet – Android 3.2 – $249.99
Check Amazon Price & Reviews -> ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101-A1 10.1-Inch Tablet

Best Buy: Toshiba Thrive 10.1″ 8 GB Tablet – Android 3.2 – $279.99
Check Amazon Price & Reviews -> Toshiba Thrive 10.1-Inch 8 GB Android Tablet

Staples: Acer Iconia 10.1″ 16 GB Tablet – Android 3.0 – $299.00
Check Amazon Price & Reviews -> Acer Iconia Tab 10.1-Inch Tablet

Office Depot: Lenovo IdeaPad K1 10.1″ Tablet – Android 3.1 – $299.99
Check Amazon Price & Reviews -> Lenovo K1 Ideapad 10.1-Inch Tablet (Black)

Staples: Toshiba Thrive 10.1″ 16 GB Tablet – Android 3.0 – $349.98
Check Amazon Price & Reviews -> Toshiba Thrive 10.1-Inch 16 GB Android Tablet

 


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  1. Nina Dyba via Facebook says:

    Are you going to do this for laptops? I need to get a laptop and they are hard to compare…liek matreses! :/

  2. Yes we are!

  3. What’s your opinion about the ipad2 being on sale online per stated in the best buy ad….I’m just wondering – if I should try to get online or just go to the store.

  4. This is perfect thank you!

  5. Thank you!!!! How would you rate the HP touchpad? It has great reviews but im touchpad senseless lol

    • Don’t have any experience with it personally; my main concern is that it’s WebOS based, and no one knows what’s happening with WebOS right now. Also, the Apple and Android app stores have TONS more apps than WebOS will ever have.

    • I love my touchpad & if you can score one in the $150 range it’s probably worth it. There are 1,000+ apps and more keep trickling out — far, far fewer than ipad, of course, but plenty to keep you busy. But yes, future of WebOS is murky.

  6. just yesterday 1sale a day had the pandigital 7″ tablets for $69.00 this was a still better than all black friday ads and this tablet looked to be a nice tablet that is an e-reader too! kind of like the kindle fire only white

  7. Regina I don’t have any experience with it personally; my main concern is that it’s WebOS based, and no one knows what’s happening with WebOS right now. Also, the Apple and Android app stores have TONS more apps than WebOS will ever have. -Mr Frugal

  8. I love love apple but i am just so iffy on spending that kind of money on an 11 year old….. Thanks so much for your advice!

  9. Any thoughts or news on the Nook tablet? Supposedly it is much faster than the old Nook color and runs on the newer version of Android but I don’t know much about it, or any hints of black friday deals for it.

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