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Best Buy is offering loads of awesome discounts on gamer gear, tech, and more for Black Friday 2016.

Black Friday Deals: Best Buy is Cutting Prices on PC Rigs, Gaming TVs, and Awesome Peripherals

Best Buy is offering loads of awesome discounts on gamer gear, tech, and more for Black Friday 2016.
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For Black Friday this year, it looks like Best Buy is going to be one of the best buys for gaming tech. Whether you’re looking for a new laptop, desktop rig, monitor, TV, tablet, or other peripherals to enhance your gaming experience, Best Buy is offering hundreds of dollars in discounts on all the shiny new toys you could ask for. 

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Here’s the rundown of the best deals we’ve found so far from their Black Friday ads:

For PC Gamers

HP Omen 17.3″ Gaming Laptop
  • Original Price: $1,199.99
  • Sale Price: $1,099.99

This HP Omen laptop comes at a $100 discount and packs a lot of great specs into a good price point. It’s powerful enough to run most modern games with little graphical loss, and portable enough that you can take your gaming experience anywhere. 

The Omen comes with an i7 processor, 12 GB of RAM, a 1 TB hard drive and 256 GB SSD, and an Nvidia GTX 965M graphics card with 4GB DDR5 video memory. There is also a smaller 15.6″ version of this laptop with slightly less space available for $949.99.

MSI 15.6″ Gaming Laptop
  • Original Price: $1,449.99
  • Sale Price: $1,349.99

This MSI rig is a powerful gaming laptop that will let you run just about anything. (And personally, I’m a big fan of MSI’s products.) And the best part is…it’s VR ready

Although it only has a 15.6″ screen with no option for larger sizes, this laptop is packing an i7 processor, 16 GB RAM, a 1 TB hard drive with a 256 GB SSD, and a powerful Nvidia GTX 1060 graphics card. With specs like that, there shouldn’t be any hiccups as you dive into the world of virtual reality gaming. 

CyberPower PC Gamer Supreme Liquid Cooled Desktop
  • Original Price: $1,949.99
  • Sale Price: $1,799.99

If you’re looking for something a bit more stationary than a gaming laptop, then CyberPower makes some great PC gaming rigs for those who don’t want to undertake the monumental task of building one themselves. 

This setup runs on Windows 10. Under the hood you’ll find an i7 processor, a whopping 32 GB of RAM, a 3 TB hard drive with additional 480 GB SSD, and an Nvidia GTX 1080 graphics card with 8 GB of VRAM. That’s more than enough to run a game like Battlefield 1 in ultra high quality. And it’s also VR-ready!

Asus 24″ LED FHD Monitor
  • Original Price: $279.99
  • Sale Price: $219.99

If you’re purchasing a desktop rig like the one listed above, you’ll need an excellent monitor to go with it. And fortunately, Best Buy has several HD monitors on sale this Black Friday. 

This Asus model features a 24″ screen with a super high contrast ratio that allows for “ultrarealistic gaming visuals”. So you can enjoy Skyrim Special Edition in all its graphically updated glory. 

AOC 28″ LED 4K Monitor
  • Original Price: $399.99
  • Sale Price: $289.99

Need a desktop monitor that packs that ultra-HD 4K punch? This is one worth checking out. It’s a 28″ screen that uses AMD Free Sync technology to prevent image stutter issues, even in fast-moving scenes. 

At a $100 discount for Black Friday, there’s no better time to upgrade to 4K so you can get the most out of your games. 

HP 23″ IPS LED HD Monitor
  • Original Price: $179.99
  • Sale Price: $119.99

Need a decently sized monitor at a price that won’t break the bank? This might be the one for you. It’s a 23″ HD monitor that packs a full 1080p display. 

It may not be a super snazzy 4K screen, but it can definitely give you crystal-clear images while you play your favorite games this holiday season. 

Asus ROG Swift 24″ 3D LED HD GSync Monitor
  • Original Price: $449.99
  • Sale Price: $349.99

In case you couldn’t tell from the price tag and the name, this monitor has a load of features going for it. As part of the iconic Asus ROG line, you know that it’s a monitor made by gamers, for gamers. 

It’s a full-HD 1080p display that has a high-contrast look, anti-glare screen, and Gsync technology to prevent image stuttering and input lag during high-intensity game sequences. 

Samsung 24″ LED Curved HD Monitor
  • Original Price: $199.99
  • Sale Price: $169.99 

A curvaceous, sleek monitor that can add an immersive viewing experience to your gaming desk. This 24″ display comes in full 1080p high definition, and includes under-the-hood technology to prevent image stuttering. 

The slim design includes a tilting stand so that you can adjust this monitor to your needs, so that curved screen will be in just the right spot while you farm your way through another League of Legends game. 

For Console Gamers

For whatever reason, it looks like Best Buy isn’t currently planning to offer any console bundle deals — at least there aren’t any listed in its online store ads. But there are plenty of other essential peripherals and great games that will have their prices slashed for Black Friday. 

Turtle Beach Ear Force Headset for Xbox One
  • Original Price: $79.99
  • Sale Price: $59.99

Every serious gamer needs a great headset. And this set of cans from Turtle Beach promises to deliver excellent sound for all Xbox One players. 

This headset comes with an adjustable and removable mic, plus inline controls so that your volume and output is right at your fingertips. It should be well-suited for anyone who is planning to spend their holiday break cranking through Infinite Warfare and the Modern Warfare remaster

PDP Afterglow Kral Wireless Headset for PS4
  • Original Price: $99.99
  • Sale Price: $67.99

We can’t leave all our PlayStation fans high and dry — you folks deserve a great audio experience too. And this Afterglow headset promises excellent sound and wireless usage. So you can keep shouting at your SMITE teammates while you get up to grab a snack during your death timer. 

This set is built for long-term wear, and it’s part of Best Buy’s clearance items for the year — which means you can get an even bigger discount than what’s already listed as part of the Black Friday deal. 

Samsung 55″ Curved LED 4K Smart TV
  • Original Price: $999.99
  • Sale Price: $699.99

Best Buy is making it hard to say no to 4K television when they’re putting out deals this good. This Samsung TV comes with a $300 discount to make the (admittedly expensive) move to ultrarealistic HD gaming feel a little less painful on your wallet. 

This 55″ TV has a 4K LED display, and standard Smart TV capabilities. Its display is curved to create a smoother and more immersive viewing experience. 

Samsung 65″ LED 4K Smart TV with HDR
  • Original Price: $1,899.99
  • Sale Price: $1,499.99

Maybe you’re one of those people who wholeheartedly believes that bigger is always better. If that’s the case, then you can scale up your 4K viewing experience even more with this 65″ Samsung 4K television. 

This Smart TV has a quantum dot display and HDR capabilities that allow for high-contrast, vibrantly detailed graphics at a number of viewing angles. So Battlefield 1 will look just as intense from your bean bag chair as it will from the couch. 

Samsung 40″ LED 1080p Smart HDTV
  • Original Price: $399.99
  • Sale Price: $279.99

If you don’t feel the need to upgrade to 4K just yet, or you’re a gamer on a budget like most of us, then you might want to keep things simple with this 40″ HDTV that comes with a very agreeable price tag. 

Its 1080p display may not completely blow your mind, but getting Smart TV capabilities and a great size display for under $300 is nothing to scoff at. 

A Bunch of Awesome Games

Like most retailers, Best Buy is offering a number of its special edition games at a discounted price. Here are all the titles currently listed as part of their Black Friday sale. It’s a bit short at the moment, but we’d bank on there being many more sales on individual games once the big day actually rolls around. 

For $99.99:

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Collector’s Edition

For $59.99:

  • Skylanders: Imaginators Starter Pack

For $49.99:

  • Gears of War 4
  • Rist of the Tomb Raider 20 Year Celebration Digibook Edition

For $39.99:

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Day One Edition

For $19.99:

  • Rocket League Collector’s Edition

For Mobile Gamers

Samsung Galaxy Tab 9.7″
  • Original Price: $199.99
  • Sale Price: $179.99

If you’re a gamer on the go, now is a good time to start looking at tablets. Whether you need a bigger screen than your smartphone can provide or don’t want to throttle its battery, a tablet is a great option for mobile gaming.

This Samsung Galaxy Tab has a 9.7″ screen with 16GB of internal memory, and it runs on Android Marshmallow. Perfect for wandering around in Minecraft PE.

Apple iPad Pro 9.7″ 128 GB
  • Original Price: $829.99
  • Sale Price: $554.99 (with contract)

Black Friday will be a boon this year if you’re looking to upgrade your tablet. If you’re willing to lock yourself into a 2-year contract with Verizon, you can get a $275 discount on this iPad Pro. 

This model comes with a 9.7″ screen and a whopping 128 GB storage. There are options for 32 GB and 256 GB as well, but not all of those models are included in this deal. It’s worth checking this one out if you want to play any of the awesome iOS games that released in 2016

That wraps up our list of the best Black Friday finds at Best Buy so far! Stay tuned to GameSkinny for all the latest info on discounts from major retailers. You can check out our Amazon Black Friday deals and Wal-Mart Black Friday deals to further plan your shopping assault on the big day. 

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