Black Friday is notorious for offering some of the best deals in electronics every year and 2012 is no different with a collection of Black Friday Tablet Deals for 2012.
The Black Friday deals range from outrageously good to okay at best, but more than likely consumers will still be lining up at the stores and sitting in front of their computers online.
It’s a good idea to compare the price of tablets to what’s already available, as some Black Friday tablet deals aren’t worth waiting in line for.
Unlike the iPad Black Friday deals which traditionally focus on gift cards, shoppers will find many Android Black Friday deals with deep discounts on the up front price.
Listed below are some of the Best Black Friday 2012 tablet deals, a list we’ll update as more become available as limited time sales online during Thanksgiving and Black Friday.
Black Friday Kindle Fire Deals
The Kindle Fire is Amazon’s own tablet, available in several versions. The Kindle is tied to the Amazon store which has over 22 million books, tv shows and movies, some of which are available free to Amazon Prime Members. The Kindle Fire also has an app store that features popular games and other useful apps, though it is not as big as the Google Play Store. The small size of the Kindle Fire makes it easy to hold and travel with. As a basic tablet, the Kindle Fire is a good pick, at a good price.
Kindle Fire HD Black Friday Deals
- Kindle Fire HD 16GB $199 at Best Buy with $30 Gift Card
- Kindle Fire HD 16GB $199 at Staples with $20 Gift Card
- Kindle Fire HD 16GB $199 at RadioShack with $30 in Coupons
- Kindle Fire HD 16GB $199 at OfficeMax with $25 Gift Card
- Kindle Fire 7″ 8GB $158 at Staples with a $20 Gift Card
- Kindle Fire 7″ 8GB $158 at Best Buy with a $30 Gift Card
Black Friday Nook Tablet Deals
There aren’t many deals to be found on the Nook Tablet HD, which just launched to take on the Kindle Fire HD, but there are several deals on the Nook Tablet from last year. This doesn’t feature a 720P display, but it is still a good entry-level tablet for users that plan to read, play casual games and watch the occasional movie. The Nook Book Store includes over 3 million books, magazines and comics, which is smaller than the Amazon offering. The Nook App Store claims thousands of apps.
- Nook Color Tablet 8GB at Walmart – $99
Black Friday Samsung Tablet Deals
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is a tablet that is closest in competition with the iPad. This tablet features a 10.1″ display with a 1280 x 800 resolution. Many users will prefer the larger display for watching movies or games. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 runs Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, and the tablet includes access to the Google Play Store for games. movies, music and books. The tablet also features front and rear facing cameras.
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 16GB $299.99 at Samsung
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 16GB $299.99 at Toys R Us
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 16GB $297.99 at Sears
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 delivers a similar experience as the 10.1 but in a smaller screen size. This tablet features a 7″ screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600. The smaller display makes this device closer in comparison the Nook HD and the Kindle Fire. Unlike the Nook or Kindle this tablet runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). There is no front facing camera.
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 8GB $179.99 at Samsung
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 8GB $177.99 at Kmart
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 8GB $179.99 and $20 Best Buy Gift Card at Best Buy
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is one of the newest tablets that Samsung offers so we are surprised to see Galaxy Note 10.1 Black Friday deals. One of the biggest features of the Note 10.1 is the S Pen, a stylus that users can use for editing photos or taking hand written notes. The Galaxy Note 10.1 offers the ability to view multiple windows at the same time, for select apps, so users can use two apps at once.The Note 10.1 runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and features a quad-core processor.
Black Friday Android Tablet Deals
The Nabi 2 Android tablet is a device that is aimed towards kids. The Nabi 2 runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and includes a kid friendly skin and parental controls.
The device has a 7″ screen size with a 1024 x 600 resolution. The device also features a front facing camera, WiFi connectivity, and Bluetooth. The Nabi 2 offers more than most kid’s tablets at Good Black Friday prices
- Nabi 2 Kids Tablet $129.00 at Walmart
- Nabi 2 Kids Tablet $169 at Best Buy
Check out our Black Friday coverage for more information on where to find the best Black Friday savings and to avoid bad Black Friday buys.