With October nearing its end and November just around the corner, that means everyone will be gearing up for the holidays. It also means that Black Friday is creeping up fast on those looking to score a deal. Retailers will be wasting no time and ads for this year’s deals have already started to leak. Costco’s Black Friday ad has turned up, and it looks like this year will be big for tech fans looking for new TVs, game consoles, laptops, and tablets for themselves or as Christmas gifts.
One of the best deals Costco’s ad has is on a Dell XPS 13 4K UHD touchscreen laptop with a $500 discount. That machine has an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD. However, the XPS 13 is a higher-end machine, so even with the $500 discount it’s $1,499.
Customers wanting a laptop with a much smaller price tag will be able to get the HP 14″ 1080p Chromebook with an Intel Celeron processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB SSD, wireless mouse, and a protective sleeve for just $199 after the Black Friday $100 instant discount; the Chromebook comes in black or white colors.
If your tastes lean more towards AMD-powered notebooks, Costco also has the Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop with 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and an AMD A6 processor in gray and red colors. This machine normally retails for $279.99; after the $80 Black Friday discount the notebook costs $199.99. The Lenovo Ideapad 330 15.6-inch Touchscreen laptop with an 8th gen Intel Core i5 processor, 12GB of RAM, and a 1TB hard drive normally sells for $549.99, on Black Friday it is $449.99.
Tablet hunters can get the Apple iPad 9.7-inch 32GB slate for just $249.99, which is $70 off the normal price; it will be available in gold, silver, or space gray. This is the new model that supports the Apple Pencil, which is sold separately. Dell’s UltraSharp 27 InfinityEdge computer monitor with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 60Hz refresh rate, and an adjustable height stand is going to be making an appearance at $70 off, making it just $299.99.
Costco offered good deals on game consoles last year and appears to be doing the same this year with Xbox One S and One X bundles at $70 off. LG’s 32″ QHD gaming monitor with 2560 x 1440 resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, and AMD Radeon FreeSync tech is available for $399.99 after a $200 discount; that deal is available starting November 22.
One of the best deals for TV buyers is the Vizio 40″ Class 1080p LED LCD TV with Chromecast built in, 60Hz refresh rate, and support for Google Assistant and Alexa for $199.99. Costco will offer a three pack of Google Home mini voice assistants for $69.99, which is $30 off the normal price. The retailer has lots of other deals going for Black Friday with some in-store and others online only; the entire leaked Black Friday ad is here.