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Tablets Dive in Price with Black Friday Approaching

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We live in an interesting world. With technology and social media at every person’s finger tips. Tablets are the new sensation these days. There are several full-sized tablets in the market today, but at the end of the day there is only one iPad.

The multitouch tablet, designed to thrill and excite the owners, is built with the quality that leaves no doubt as to its status as the premium entry in the category; a level of simplicity and reliability that ensures the least amount of confusion and glitches; and a deep, plentiful catalogue of powerful, tablet-optimized apps.

It is expected that the iPad Mini is going to be on a lot of wish lists this holiday season. However, for a lot of people, it’s not going to be the best choice. It’s compact and light, but Apple made a big compromise in the design, one that means that buyers should look closely at the competition before deciding.

Starting at $329, the iPad Mini is the cheapest iPad. The screen is a third smaller than the regular iPads, and it sits in a prettily machined aluminum body. It weighs just 11 ounces — half as much as a full-size iPad — making it easier to hold in one hand. It’s just less than 8 inches long and less than a third of an inch thick, so it fits easily into a handbag.

The concern is the screen quality. Apple has been on the vanguard of a move toward sharper, more colorful screens. It calls them “Retina” displays because the pixels — the little light-emitting squares that make up the screen — are so small that they blend together almost seamlessly in our eyes, removing the impression that we’re watching a grid of discrete elements.

The iPad Mini doesn’t have a Retina screen. By the standard of last year, it is a good screen, with the same number of pixels as the first iPad and the iPad 2. The latest full-size iPad has four times as many pixels, and it really shows.

Amazon.com Inc.‘s Kindle Fire HD costs $199 and has about the same overall size as the Mini. While the Kindle‘s screen is somewhat smaller (leaving a bigger frame around the edges), it is also sharper, with 30 percent more pixels than the Mini. Colors are slightly brighter, too.

Barnes & Noble Inc.‘s Nook HD costs $229 for a comparable model with 16 gigabytes of storage and has a screen that’s even sharper than the Kindle HD’s. It’s got 65 percent more pixels than the iPad Mini.

With this competition within the technology market, Black Friday ads and sales are marketing towards these types of products.

The 2012 Best Buy Black Friday ad is worth checking out if you are looking for a deal on an Apple iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Apple TV or a discounted iTunes card.

Several deals include a free Best Buy gift card with purchase. Use the gift card as a stocking stuffer or use it to purchase other items on your holiday list.

Whether you have an Apple fan on your holiday list or just want to save money on a gift for yourself, make sure Best Buy is one of the stops on your Black Friday route on Nov. 23, 2012. Stores open at midnight, but get in line early as this always a popular early bird shopping location.

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2012 Best Buy Black Friday Apple Deals

  • iPhone 4S 16GB w/2-Year AT&T, Verizon, Or Sprint Plan – $99.99
  • iPhone 4S 8GB w/2-Year AT&T Or Verizon Plan – $1
  • Apple iPad 16GB (White) w/Retina Display, Wi-Fi – $499
  • Apple iPad 2 16GB (Black) w/Wi-Fi – $399
  • Apple iPod Nano 16GB (Assorted Colors) w free $20 Best Buy Gift Card 7th generation – $144
  • $100 iTunes gift card – $80
  • Apple TV – $99
  • Apple MacBook Air 13.3″ Laptop – $1199
  • Apple MacBook Pro 13.3″ Laptop – $1199
  • Apple iPod Touch 16GB (Black) with free $50 Best Buy Gift Card – $195

Right now, two weeks before Black Friday, Best Buy has all iTunes cards discounted 15% off on BestBuy.com if you want to get started on your shopping now without the crowd.

The laptops and smart phones have been fused together to bring out Tablets, which has almost the same basic functions as a laptop with the mobile connectivity to make calls like a smart phone. Since its big most of the time, so a wireless headset suits the need to talk without the uncomforting of the size of the Tablet. At present, the market has the latest iPad Mini, The New iPad, Google Nexus 7, Microsoft Surface, Kindle Fire HD, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, T-Mobile G-Slate, BlackBerry Playbook 2, Motorola Xoom, Sony Tablet S, Asus EEE Pad Transformer, Asus Padfone and Nook HD among the various tablet’s brands.

The Nook HD and Kindle Fire HD, on the other hand, have their own elegant features to lure the Tablet consumers. Nook has a 1440 x 900 display while the Kindle Fire HD has a display of 1280 x 800. The resolution of Nexus 7 of Google is the same as of the Kindle Fire HD. Though, sometimes it may become the matter of brand loyalty for a consumer as well as their personal preference.

Previously known at tablet computer but now mostly addressed by Tablet, the gadget is a mobile portable computer like device. This is larger than any conventional mobile phone or PDA that has a touch screen for operating it. Majority of these devices has a virtual keyboard onscreen rather than a physical keyboard, recently some models have come up with keypads integrated to the Tablets. These are mostly used for reading and writing the digital content as well as quick communication through emails. Some Tablets have the facility to make and receive phone calls.

About Tablets Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2012 deals

Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2012 deals are scheduled on November 23 and November 26th this year. The stores will be opening quite early for the shoppers who are looking forward to getting the premium Tablets Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2012 ads. Do make sure that you find out all about this year’s best deals from your various sources in order to get tablets at cheap price, online as well as offline.

Check the Latest Prices for Tablets Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2012 Tablets Deals at

http://www.blackfridaycybermonday.com/tablets.html

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