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Black Friday countdown deals: Google Pixel Slate, 50 percent off popular games, and more

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A glimpse at today’s new deals

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Black Friday is almost here, kicking off this Friday, November 29th. In the days leading up to the big shopping weekend, we’ve been highlighting a few of the best deals we’d seen so far. Just below, you can find some new picks for today as well as a few other excellent deals you should know about. This list includes the biggest discount we’ve seen on the Apple Watch Series 5, the Pixel Slate bundle, game deals, $200 off the new Google Pixel 4, and more.

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Google’s Pixel Slate Chrome OS tablet (pictured above) is cheaper than it has ever been, and at select retailers, it comes with a Pixel Keyboard and Pixel Pen stylus with purchase, both of which were separate purchases. For starters, the entry model tablet has an 8th Gen Intel Core m3, 8GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. It’s now $449, and includes the keyboard and stylus from the Google Store, Best Buy and B&H Photo. Amazon’s deal only includes the keyboard, but it’s still a good deal.

The same deal is available at Best Buy and B&H Photo. Amazon is offering a similar deal, minus the stylus. The upgraded Pixel Slate with the Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB RAM, 128 GB storage is available for $649 ($600 off) from Amazon (no pen), Best Buy and B&H Photo.

Borderlands 3 pre-release screenshot 2K Games

Popular games for the PS4 and Xbox One are steeply discounted today at Amazon and Best Buy — far steeper than Black Friday ads originally indicated. Borderlands 3 for the PS4 (Best Buy, Amazon) and Xbox One (Best Buy, Amazon) is down to $27.99 from $59.99. Red Dead Redemption 2 for the PS4 (Best Buy) and Xbox One (Best Buy) is just $24.99.

If you’re on PC, you can pick up the excellent 2019 Resident Evil 2 remake for $20 from Steam’s Autumn sale. And while you’re at it, consider picking up a Steam Controller. It’s your last chance, and while it’s not a fit for everyone, it has a few neat, unique abilities.

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Today, Amazon knocked down the price of a bundle that includes the Ring Video Doorbell 2 and the Echo Show 5 smart display. It’s $139, which is a mere $10 more than the doorbell usually costs by itself.

  • The Apple Watch Series 5 (40mm, GPS) is $354.99 (Amazon, Costco), which is $24 off of its The 44mm version Series 5 is $384.99 (Amazon, Costco), which is also $24 cheaper than usual. At Amazon, you’ll need to proceed to checkout to see the price drop reflected in the total. If you’re not a Costco member, it will tack on a 5 percent fee (amounting to around $20 in this case) to the purchase total.
  • LG’s 55-inch B9 OLED 4K HDR TV is down to $1,199 at Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H Photo (normally $1,399). This is the 2019 model, and we had to wait a lot longer for the 2018 model to reach a price this low.
  • Sony’s WH-1000XM3 wireless noise-canceling headphones are down to $278 at Amazon and $279.99 at Best Buy. This matches the best deal that we’ve seen, and if you want to cut out noise and have great sound, these are currently among the best out there.
  • Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7 is more affordable than ever, which is great considering that it recently released. At the Microsoft Store, the upgrade model with an Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage) costs $799, and it’s bundled with a black Type Cover (usually sold separately). This model usually costs $899 by itself.