Best Buy certainly intends to live up to its name when it comes to this coming Black Friday 2016 which will kick off this November 24th all the way through to November 26th. Of course, with so many different consumer electronics devices to choose from, we have decided to take a look at the smartphone, laptop and tablet categories for the moment. Our criteria is simple -- we will break down the best deals in terms of percentage discounts offered as opposed to the amount slashed, as we believe that this would provide a fairer reflection on the value of the deal. Without further ado, here goes!
Best Buy Black Friday 2016 laptop deals
If you would like to save a cool 50% from the get go for a functional and extremely basic laptop, then look no further than the Lenovo 100S. This is an Intel Atom-powered device, sporting a paltry 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory, making it the modern day "netbook". Post-discount, it will cost just $100 a pop, which can be considered as an impulse purchase by many, and is useful if you would like to check emails and surf the Internet on it. Of course, do not expect to play games on the Lenovo 100S, making this a strictly casual surfing mobile device.
If you would want something beefier, then the Lenovo Yoga 900 would be ideal, as it will get a 41% discount off its $1,199.99 price tag, bringing the price down to a far more affordable $699.99. This is a 2-in-1 hybrid laptop with a generous 13.3-inch display, while running on a decent Intel Core i7 processor. Like many of those Yoga series laptops from Lenovo, the Yoga 900 can be used as a tablet if you want to, folded to Tent mode or even laid flat 180-degrees on the table when sharing a document or presentation with someone else.
Best Buy Black Friday 2016 tablet deals
Where tablets are concerned, you might want to snag the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 for $599.99 this Black Friday from Best Buy, as that would translate to a 40% discount. With a 12.3-inch display, 128GB of internal storage and an Intel Core m3 processor running proceedings from within, you can be sure that you will not find a price this low anytime soon, even with the announcement of the Surface Book i7 not too long ago. This is a powerhouse tablet that can be said to be a productive laptop, depending on how you use it.
For a more traditional tablet, then Samsung would be your best bet in terms of saving money with the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2016) going for just $89.99 after a 40% discount, saving you $60 in the process. The other alternative would be the 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A that will be pricier with a $129.99 price tag after the 35% ($70) discount, arriving in Smoky Titanium.
Best Buy Black Friday 2016 smartphone deals
When it comes to unlocked smartphones, the pickings are slim. The best option available from Best Buy this Black Friday 2016 would be the Alcatel POP 4 Plus which will retail for $49.99, shaving a whopping 66% off the original $149.99 price tag. Up next would be the rather sleek looking ZTE Axon 7 mini which will be $100 cheaper at $199.98, helping you save 33% in the process.
In terms of prepaid handsets, you have a far wider array to pick from -- with AT&T's GoPhone Alcatel Ideal leading the pack with a 80% discount, costing you just $9.99 to bring home a basic smartphone. I suppose this could be used to handle the most basic of communication tasks, but don't expect a power performer. Up next with a 75% discount will be the LG Tribute HD from Boost Mobile, the Samsung Galaxy J1 from Verizon Prepaid, and the LG Rebel from TracFone, as all three of them will cost $19.99 after a $60 price cut.
What are some of the blockbuster Black Friday 2016 deals from Best Buy that you would like to see?