Black Friday Tablet Deals 2011: Acer Iconia Tab A500, Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Toshiba Thrive, and iPad 2 on sale Nov 25.

(Updated: See this years Black Friday Tablet Deals for 2012)

Black Friday Tablet Deal 2011: Acer Iconia Tab A500

Black Friday Tablet Deal 2011: Acer Iconia Tab A500

Updated Specific Black Friday Tablet Deals 2011:
(Update 1: The Acer Iconia Tab A500 was priced at $299,99 for Black Friday)

(Update 2: Amazon announced a surprise Black Friday discount on the Toshiba Thrive 10.1-Inch 8 GB Android Tablet AT105-T108, that will get a new discount at 5:45 PM PST (was reduced to $199,99). This tablet will sell out in under 2 minutes, so be quick if you want one. This is a very good offer. The Toshiba Thrive ranks nr. 3 on Amazons bestseller list!)

(Update 3: As a last minute surprise (but very welcome), even ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101-B1 32GB 10.1 inch tablet gets a Amazon Black Friday discount, at 6:45 PM PST. The Asus Eee Pad Transformer are among the 5 best tablets today, and also one of the most versatile. So it seems that Black Friday didn’t turn so bad after all. Good luck if you decide to buy it. This tablet will sell out fast too.)

Toshiba Thrive on Black Friday Sale for $199

Toshiba Thrive on Black Friday Sale for $199


It’s Black Friday and sales are on for 24 hours, even for a few tablets. So far the Black Friday discounts have been fairly incremental for tablet computers, with the iPad 2 seeing only a $41 discount, and other stores not offering much better discounts on other tablets either. The only chance of a proper discount seems to be with Amazon’s upcoming Acer Iconia Tab A500. Prices will not be announced before 10:45 AM PST. Perhaps a $100 discount? The Acer Iconia Tab A500 have been a bestseller with Amazon for months, so a good Black Friday deal would make a lot of people happy.

So, what’s the quick breakdown of the Acer Iconia Tab A500? The announced model has 16GB of onboard memory, but can be expanded to 32GB. With a full-sized USB port, you can expand even more through an external hard drive. Mobile Internet connection comes from WiFi or teethering it through a mobile phone. Iconia Tab is slightly heavier than other 10,1 inch tablets. It does however seem to be solid. Brushed metal, even on parts of the front, leaves an impression of solidity.

The Iconia Tab A500 comes preinstalled with what you need of software and apps for surfing, email, and social networking. But if you want to use it for your office, you might want to download a few additional apps. The screen is sharp and bright, but seems to lack the saturation and crispness of a tablet like Samsung Galaxy Tab. It appears more similar to the Asus Eee Pad Transformer in this regard. If you didn’t get have the opportunity to take part in any of the Black Friday Tablet Deals, Cyber Monday is just around the corner after the weekend. We will update with all the latest bargains.

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