TVs and home theater systems on sale for BestBuy's Magnolia Anniversary event
4K and 8K TVs from the likes of Sony, Samsung and LG, along with home theater systems and a wall mount for your fancy new TV are on sale for Best Buy's Magnolia Anniversary event. The sale — which Best Buy positions as Black Friday prices — lasts until Oct. 20.4K and 8K TVs from the likes of Sony, Samsung and LG, along with home theater systems and a wall mount for your fancy new TV, are all discounted right now for Best Buy's Magnolia Anniversary sale. The sale lasts through Oct. 20.
The annual Black Friday madness is upon us, and the only way to keep your sanity is by distracting yourself with the latest episodes of The Crown, The Mandalorian, Rick and Morty and BoJack Horseman. Okay, a few of those you can watch on your phone or tablet, but if you're not watching The Mandalorian on the largest possible screen, you're cheating yourself. Fortunately, the largest possible screen is now amazingly affordable, as evidenced by some of the current pre-Black Friday deals available from the likes of Walmart, Best Buy, Target and Amazon. © Sarah Tew/CNET
Example: There are two (two!) 70-inch TVs priced at $550 right now. Start with a peek at the best TVs of 2019, then head below to find our favorites that are currently on sale. While all these deals are all available now, a few are expiring soon (possibly as soon as today).
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Best Buy has this 70-inch Samsung TV on sale today as a doorbuster. It features 4K UHD resolution, HDR support, 120Hz refresh rate and a full smart TV platform. We haven't reviewed this model specifically, and it does only have two HDMI inputs. But hey, you're getting a jumbo Samsung at a huge discount, instead of settling for the likes of RCA, Sceptre or Insignia. This price may return later this month (or it may not), but the price definitely jumps back to $900 after today. Just remember: To take advantage of some of Best Buy's best sale prices, you need to be a member of the retailer's My Best Buy rewards program, the basic tier of which is free. Discounts are available online and in-store.This gallery was originally published earlier this month and is regularly updated.
Dyson has last year's Cyclone V10 Animal Cord-Free Stick Vacuum on sale for $350 or $150 off. For $50 more, you can get the Animal version of the same vacuum -- it's purple instead of red (Best Buy had that model on sale for $200 off recently). Since Dyson's stick vacs are so expensive it tends to be a good idea to wait for the previous-generation model to go on sale like it is here. Read our Dyson Cyclone V10 preview.
Best Buy comes within $1 of the all-time lowest price we've seen for the 11-inch 64GB iPad Pro, $650. And the 256GB model is also on sale for $800. Note that you need to be a member of the retailer's My Best Buy program to get this sale price (it's free to sign up). Read our 11-inch iPad Pro review.
Since the new Series 5 debuted in September, the Series 4 has been priced at about $440. Now, Best Buy has it for $349. And if you're looking for something more premium, you can also now pick up the stainless steel edition of this watch for $399 -- that's $250 off the previous $649 price.
This is the lowest price we've seen on Nike's edition of the Watch Series 4.
Apple just unveiled a new version of the MacBook Pro with a 16-inch display, a revamped keyboard, improved AMD graphics, a bigger battery and boomy speakers. Today, Best Buy is knocking $100 off its list price. To take advantage of this sale price, you need to be a member of the retailer's My Best Buy rewards program, the basic tier of which is free. Read our 16-inch MacBook Pro review.
The M-Series Quantum delivers excellent picture quality, with deep black levels, accurate color and amazing 4K HDR performance. And its smart system is phone-friendly, with Google Cast and Apple AirPlay control.Walmart is selling this exact set for $100 more and the the 50-inch model for $398 -- but that's the M7 series (see next slide), which doesn't deliver quite the same level of picture quality as that M8. It's still a great price, however, for the 50-inch model.
The M-Series Quantum delivers excellent picture quality, with deep black levels, accurate color and very good 4K HDR performance. And its smart system is phone-friendly, with Google Cast and Apple AirPlay control. Note that this is M7 series, which doesn't deliver quite the same level of picture quality as that M8. Walmart has also restocked the 55-inch model, and upped the price a bit -- though it's still discounted at $498.
The Gram 17 weighs less than most other smaller laptops. It also has an amazing battery life. In fact, its 12 hours of run time made it one of the the top 10 laptops with the longest battery lives we've ever tested. Normally, it's too pricey for us to recommend without qualification. Best Buy's discount makes the case much more straightforward. Read our LG Gram 17 review.
Most of Arcade1Up's machines cost around $300. This one -- which is a three-quarter-size version of the original -- costs $170 once it's in your shopping cart. And it looks, sounds and plays exactly like the old arcade machines. Walmart is also offering the Centipede edition for $180.
The Eufy RoboVac 35C connects via Wi-Fi to Alexa or Google Assistant, which means that you can tell it to clean up, and then walk away. We haven't tested this particular model, which Walmart has discounted by more than $200, but we did review the similar 11S Max model (pictured above), which we found to be a solid performer on bare hardwood floors. Read our roundup of robot vacuum cleaners.
We've long been fans of Lenovo's flagship Yoga laptops -- and the C940, which debuted in January, is one of a handful of Intel's Project Athena devices designed to make it perform more like a phone. The C940 wakes instantly from sleep and has a fingerprint reader that works in a second and Wi-Fi that connects just as fast. This model features a 400-nit FHD-resolution and up to 17.5 hours of battery life. Read our Lenovo Yoga C940 preview.
When Lenovo introduced the IdeaPad 330s last year, it started at $500. Now, you can get a decent midrange configuration -- with a quad-core AMD processor, a 256GB SSD and 8GB of RAM -- for about $350. Equipped with a good-looking 15.6-inch display, the 330s has thinner-than-usual bezels and an aluminum lid. This is a good deal on a solid entry-level laptop. Read our Lenovo IdeaPad 330s preview.
Take note: Everything from here on in this gallery isn't available yet and is categorized as a Black Friday Deal that's coming soon. Starting on Nov. 15, Best Buy will have the Xbox One X -- Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order bundle on sale for $350. We've seen similar prices for the Xbox One Xin the past, but this game is obviously new.
Best Buy hasn't said when yet, but it will have the Xbox One S All-Digital version (no disc drive) for $150 as a doorbuster. We expect to see deals on the Xbox One S All-Digital at other retailers, too.
Starting Nov. 22, you can get the Kindle Paperwhite, Amazon's best value e-reader for $85, or $45 off. That's the best price we've seen for it.
Amazon recently refreshed its 10-inch tablet, the HD 10, with a slightly faster processor, USB-C charging and improved Wi-Fi. Starting Nov. 22, the new version will be on sale for $100 ($50 off). That's a good price for Amazon's best performing tablet.
Starting Nov. 22, the Fire HD 8 will be on sale for $50 (16GB version). At that price, it's still arguably the best budget tablet you can get.
Starting Nov. 22, if you're looking for a dirt-cheap tablet, look no further than the Fire 7 priced at $30 ($20 off). It got some minor improvements this year.
Starting Nov. 24, Amazon's Fire TV Stick 4K will be $25 or $25 off (although it's priced at $40 right now). That's its lowest price. For $5 less you can get the standard Fire TV Stick, but it's probably worth spending the $5 extra to upgrade to this model (even if you don't have a 4K TV just yet).
Starting Nov. 27, this is a nice deal for those looking to pick up the Ring Video Doorbell and combine it with the Echo Show 5 for video monitoring from inside your home.
Starting at 10 pm ET on Wednesday, Nov. 27, Walmart will have the Beats on-ear Beats Solo 3 headphones (Pop color collection) on sale for $130. This headphone once sold for $300 and now lists for $200. They're currently on sale for $150 at Best Buy. Read CNET's full review.
Starting at 10 pm ET on Wednesday, Nov. 27, Walmart will have the Fitbit Versa Lite on sale for $99, which is a nice deal for this smartwatch. It's unclear which colors will be available. Read our Fitbit comparison: Fitbit Versa Lite vs. Fitbit HR.
Starting at 10 pm ET on Wednesday, Nov. 27, Walmart will have the Fitbit HR activity tracker on sale for $69 ($30). As its name implies, it has a built-in heart-rate monitor. Read our Fitbit comparison: Fitbit Inspire vs. Fitbit Versa Lite.
Starting Nov. 27, a two-pack of the Ring Indoor Cam will cost $100. It's currently selling for $120.
Starting Nov. 28, the Echo Show 5 will be $50 (save $40). In the meantime, the price is hovering between $60 and $80.
Starting on Nov. 28, the third generation of Amazon's Echo speaker will be on sale for $60. It's available in multiple color options at that price.
Starting on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, you'll be able to pick up the standard third-generation Echo Dot for $22, but if you want the latest model with the built-in LED clock, it'll cost you $35. You can pick it up for $40 right now, so holding out a couple of weeks will net you $5.
It's unusual to see discounts on the Sonos Beam, so it's nice to see that Best Buy will have it for $80 off as a doorbuster (it's unclear which day). On Prime Day we saw it for $360 (a $40 discount), but it also came with two free $50 Amazon gift cards... while supplies lasted. Read our full review.
Sonos' Playbar soundbar has been around for a while but it only gets discounted sporadically. You won't see it for much lower than this. It does offer bigger and better sound than the Beam. It will be available as a doorbuster (it's unclear which day).
Best Buy will have the JBL Flip 4 on sale for $60 off as a doorbuster deal (it's not available yet). The newer Flip 5 is out (it has a little more bass and battery life), but the Flip 4 is a good value at this price. Read our full review.
The Sonos Sub is a stylish wireless subwoofer that's arguably a little too expense at $700. Best Buy will have the black version on sale as a doorbuster for $560 (it's unclear which day).
Expired now, this deal was part of Best Buy's pre-Black Friday sale from Nov. 8-11. But we may see it return closer to Black Friday.Amazon offers up a tempting discount on the brand-new MacBook Air -- the one with the Retina True Tone display -- that Apple released in July. This is $200 off Apple's list price. Read our MacBook Air 2019 preview.
Expired now, this deal was part of Best Buy's pre-Black Friday sale from Nov. 8-11. But we may see it return closer to Black Friday.Sure, this entry-level configuration has lower-end components (Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of RAM, 128GB SSD). But you're still getting the best Windows two-in-one tablet, with the Type Cover thrown in, for $600. That's a great deal.
Expired now, this deal was part of Best Buy's pre-Black Friday sale from Nov. 8-11. But we may see it return closer to Black Friday.Sony's SRS-XB12 is one of the better mini cannister-style Bluetooth speakers. It usually costs around $50, but Best Buy has it for $35. It's available in multiple color options.
Expired now, this deal was part of Best Buy's pre-Black Friday sale from Nov. 8-11. But we may see it return closer to Black Friday.This is the lowest price we've seen on the Beats Studio3 Wireless, which has been out a while but they're still very good noise-canceling headphones. They list for $350 but usually can be had for around $280.
Expired now, this deal was part of Best Buy's pre-Black Friday sale from Nov. 8-11. But we may see it return closer to Black Friday.We saw this deal last year but it's still a good one: Sony's micro Bluetooth speaker, the SRS-XB01, is on sale for $15 at Best Buy. Read our full review.
Expired now, this deal was part of Best Buy's pre-Black Friday sale from Nov. 8-11. But we may see it return closer to Black Friday.Best Buy has the JLabs JBuds Air on sale for $30 through Sunday, Nov. 10. They normally retail for $50. JLabs makes a lof true wireless earphones; this is its most affordable model and frankly, the only one I'd buy. It's a decent set of true wireless earbuds that's a relative bargain at $30.
Expired now, this deal was part of Best Buy's pre-Black Friday sale from Nov. 8-11. But we may see it return closer to Black Friday.Best Buy has Bose's SoundLink Revolve on sale for $120, which is the lowest price we've seen for it. This model is smaller than the SoundLink Revolve Plus, but it's a very good compact Bluetooth speaker. Read our full review.
Expired now, this deal was part of Best Buy's pre-Black Friday sale from Nov. 8-11. But we may see it return closer to Black Friday.Black Friday has become more of a state of mind than an actual day, and like last year, we're starting to see "Black Friday deals" that are available now, weeks before the real Black Friday, which falls on the Friday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 29.Kicking things off is Apple's smart speaker, the HomePod, which started out at $350, but now Best Buy has it for $200. That's a good deal.
Best TV deals right now
Samsung 70-inch 4K UHD Smart TV: $550
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First things first: This deal is available today only (though it may return on Black Friday) and while supplies last. Second thing: Holy moley, a 70-inch Samsung TV for $550! It has only two HDMI inputs, which is annoying, and no user reviews, which is unusual, but it still looks like an amazing buy -- and you can always haul it back to Best Buy if you're not happy.
Apple TV app is available on some Sony smart TVs
When the redesigned Apple TV app arrived in May, it was compatible with Samsung smart TVs, as well as the expected Apple products. Apple promised that the app would eventually work on more platforms, and in the past weeks, it's arrived on Roku and Amazon's Fire TV Stick devices. Now, 9to5Mac reports that the Apple TV app is available on some Sony smart TVs. Because Sony uses Android TV, this marks another instance of Apple blending its tech with the Android platform. The added feature is available through a firmware update, which is being rolled out to newer TVs. Sony hasn't said which models will receive the update.
$550.00 AT BEST BUY
70-inch RCA Roku 4K TV (RTRU7027-US): $550
You save $350
Want built-in Roku instead of Samsung's OS? Check out this 70-incher from RCA. We haven't reviewed it, and this brand isn't exactly known for its picture quality. But it's a friggin' 70-inch 4K Roku TV for $550. Allowances can (and will) be made!
$549.00 AT WALMART
RCA 32-inch Class HD 720P Roku Smart LED TV (RTR3260-W): $100
You save $80
While CNET hasn't reviewed this model -- and expectations for a $100 TV aren't exactly high -- this 720p model has the Roku smart TV operating system (our favorite) and three HDMI inputs. Hard to complain about that feature set at this price if you're looking for a small TV for the kitchen or kids' room.
$100.00 AT WALMART
55-inch TCL 4-Series (55S425): $300 at Amazon
You save 50%© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc.Sarah Tew/CNET
Featuring 4K HDR and Roku's great smart TV system built-in, the picture quality is no great shakes, but this price is good enough (the lowest this year, so far) that you can probably overlook it.
Costco’s Black Friday ad just leaked: Xbox, AirPods, Galaxy Note 10, laptop and TV deals
Some of the leading retailers out there have already kicked off early Black Friday deals, with Walmart already hosting a slew of exciting deals for buyers, which means the Black Friday ads are about to start leaking like crazy. In fact, we already have the first Black Friday catalog leak of the year for you, and it comes from Costco, just like last year. Costco will have plenty of early sales, with some of the deals contained in the catalog going live as soon as November 7th. Warehouses will be closed on Thanksgiving (November 28th), but sales will be available online.
$300.00 AT AMAZON
55-inch Vizio M-Series Quantum (M558-G1): $478 at Walmart
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The M-Series Quantum delivers excellent picture quality, with deep black levels, accurate color and very good 4K HDR performance. And its smart system is phone-friendly, with Google Cast and Apple AirPlay control.
Walmart also has the 50-inch model for $398, but it's the M7 series, which doesn't deliver quite the same level of picture quality as that M8. It's still a great price, however.
$478.00 AT WALMART
65-inch Vizio M-Series Quantum LED (M658-G1) $650 at Best Buy
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Those looking for a bigger screen can find some savings on the 65-inch version of the Vizio M Series Quantum, which brings quantum dot color to an incredibly affordable price. Normally $800, Best Buy is offering it now for $650.
65-inch Samsung Q70 series (QN65Q70R): $1,200
You save $200
Samsung dropped the prices on all of its QLED TVs for Black Friday, and the Q70 series is our favorite value of the bunch. It's the cheapest with full-array local dimming, the best feature for improving image quality. FALD-equipped TCL and Vizio models have similar image quality for hundreds less, but Samsung has a leg up in design.
Netflix is dropping support for older Samsung smart TVs in December
If you have an older Samsung or Vizio smart TV, you may have noticed a message from Netflix pop up on your screen. This week, Netflix began notifying customers that it will no longer support Samsung smart TVs, circa 2010 and 2011, or Vizio smart TV more than four years old. It's also dropping support for first-generation Roku boxes. The changes go into effect December 2nd. The news isn't too surprising -- Netflix cannot support all hardware indefinitely -- but it is still a bummer. Samsung confirmed the change in a troubleshooting page, and Cord Cutters first reported that older Vizio and Roku devices will lose support.
65-inch LG OLED TV (65OLEDB9PUA): $2,000
You save $500
LG's traditional pre-Black Friday OLED TV price drop is on, and our favorite high-end TV for the money, the B9, gets a steep discount. OLED TVs produce better overall image quality than any LCD we've reviewed, including Samsung's QLED TVs. LG's 2019 versions also have more features than its previous OLED TVs, including Alexa built-in, Apple AirPlay 2 and more HDMI 2.1 extras, including eARC, Auto Game mode and Variable Refresh rate.
The C9 is also on sale, but it's a bit more expensive than the B9 for slightly better image quality. Your call.
55-inch Sony OLED TV (XBR-55A8G): $1,500
You save $400
We haven't reviewed this Sony but expect it to perform similarly to the LG B9: In a word: awesome. Just like the LG, this is the lowest price yet for a current-year OLED TV (the 65-inch Sony is also $2,000). Unlike the LG, Sony uses the screen to produce sound and offers Google's Android TV operating system.
Black Friday TV deals available later in November
Onn 50-inch 4K Ultra HD Roku TV: $148
You save $101© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc.Walmart
Wondering what's Onn? It's a new Walmart house brand, much like Insignia at Best Buy. And it's jumping out of the gate with a ridiculously good deal on a 50-inch 4K screen with built-in Roku. There's also a 40-inch model for just $98. Just one thing to keep in mind: Nearly all the initial ratings are from Walmart Spark reviewers, who received the TV for free in exchange for their feedback. Not saying you can't trust those reviews, merely that there may be some bias.
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Walmart's Black Friday sale begins online at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Nov. 27. Check out all of Walmart's other Black Friday deals.
$148.00 AT WALMART
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Samsung gets closer to building 'QD-OLED' TVs that rival LG's OLED .
While Samsung has become dominant in using OLED technology on mobile displays -- even Apple uses its screens for iPhones -- in TVs, the big name in OLED is its competitor, LG. LG's TVs have wowed testers with their ability to control light precisely because each pixel is self-illuminating, unlike the "QLED" branded quantum dot LCD tech Samsung relies on exclusively, which still puts LED backlights behind a filter. That could change soon,That could change soon, however, as Samsung announced in October that it's investing $11 billion by 2025 to build a plant capable of manufacturing true QLED TV screens that self-illuminate.