Black Friday

Black Friday
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Any serious shopper will tell you that the trifecta of Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday is a goldmine when it comes to finding deals, and that includes deals on business technology. To maximize your savings this season, it's important to understand that Black Friday isn't a one-day event anymore. The prices listed here were accurate at the date of publication, but it's not uncommon for stores to issue additional discounts on Black Friday.

One of the best tools for tracking the latest Black Friday ads is Best Black Friday, a fantastic website that aggregates and publishes Black Friday circulars from major big-box retailers, discount clubs and chain department stores. These are the most exciting Black Friday tech deals we've seen so far.

Apple iMac 21.5-inch ($200 discount)

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Best Buy is a business owner's dream on Black Friday, and this year one of their standout sales is on the gorgeously glossy 21.5-inch iMac desktop. The Apple computer will retail for $899.99 and comes with an Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB memory built in. While laptops are the name of the game for many business users, creative entrepreneurs often prefer desktops like this because of the large screen size, and at under $1,000, this iMac is a steal.

Lenovo Android Tab 3 ($99 discount)

Lenovo Android Tab 3
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Lenovo Android Tab 3 ($99 discount) This Black Friday, Walmart is running a stellar deal on the Lenovo Android Tab 3. The 10.1-inch tablet will retail for just $99, which is exactly 50 percent off the standard retail price. This device is all business, and while it won't replace your laptop anytime soon, it's a great productivity tool for occasional use. If you're in the market for an affordable, no-frills business tablet, this could be it.

Dell XPS 15 ($350 discount)

Dell XPS 15
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For many small-to-medium businesses, Dell is the standard work laptop, and Black Friday 2017 is a great time to pick up a few new machines. The Dell XPS 15 is a fantastic business machine with a 7th generation Intel Core i7 processor. During Dell's Black Friday sale this powerful laptop is available at a 20 percent discount (it typically costs $1,749.99 and is going on sale for $1,399.99), but discounts may be even deeper as the big day approaches.

HP Pavilion Touchscreen ($200 discount)

HP Pavilion Touchscreen
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Costco has specials on a few laptops, but the $200 discount on the 15.6-inch HP Pavilion is the most enticing. The total sale price for the sleek HP comes to $699.99, but considering it has an 8th generation Core i7 processor and a bright touchscreen, that's a great price. Plus, it comes with Costco Concierge Service technical support and a two-year warranty. There is a limit of five per customer, but with several other models going on sale simultaneously (including the HP 15.6 touchscreen laptop, which will retail for $379.99), it shouldn't be too hard to find enough

iPad Pro 10.5 Inches ($120 discount)

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Target's already publicized Black Friday advertisement showcased plenty of great tech discounts for entrepreneurs, including a $120 discount on the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. A favorite of creative entrepreneurs and designers, this powerful tablet rarely goes on sale, so Black Friday is the perfect time to pick one up. Just remember, the $529.99 price tag only includes the tablet; all accessories are sold separately.

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus ($250 gift card bonus)

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
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If you were planning on getting an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, and you want to sign up for service with Verizon, Sprint or AT&T, Target is the store you want to hit on Black Friday. For a limited time, Target is offering a $250 store gift card bonus to shoppers who purchase an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus with qualified activation. You can check your eligibility to upgrade and get this deal here.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ ($300 gift card bonus)

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If you prefer Android phones to iPhones, Target still has you covered. The retailer is offering an even better deal (a $300 store gift card bonus) to Black Friday shoppers who want to adopt a Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+. Again, this deal is contingent on meeting certain activation standards, which you can check out here.

Netgear AC1200 WiFi Range Extender ($45 discount)

Netgear AC1200 WiFi Range Extender ($45 discount)
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In-office Wi-Fi is absolutely essential. A range extender like the Netgear AC1200 could do the trick. With it you can extend dual band Wi-Fi up to 1200Mbps.