Discounts on select tablets
According to DealNews, there is so much competition in the tablet category that prices will be steeply discounted on some models. The company predicts the 2013 Google Nexus 7 16GB will drop to $200. And Microsoft's Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets will go as low as $314 and $719, respectively.
The 16GB Wi-Fi iPad 4 could fall to $339 on Black Friday. The best deals on Apple products, however, aren't likely to be found at the Apple Store. Licensed online retailers, such as Amazon, MacConnection and MacMall, generally have lower prices, de Grandpre says. Consider previous-generation and refurbished units, too, since they can offer even better prices than Black Friday deals.
Of the options available, if you are looking to save, look toward the cheaper versions, such as select Android tablets, and refurbished or used models.
"It's a good thing to buy before you buy an iPad," de Grandpre says, which can cost hundreds of dollars more.