Early Black Friday deals discount Apple Watch Series 6 and Watch SE
November 20, 2020
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Ars Technica

Today’s Dealmaster is headlined by a pair of $50 discounts on the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE. The deals bring the two newest Apple smartwatches down to $350 and $230, respectively, from Apple’s list prices of $399 and $279. While we can’t say for certain whether these will be the deals we see during Black Friday next week, they are the biggest discounts on the watches to date—both wearables only launched in September—and Target is advertising them as Black Friday prices.

Our Apple Watch Series 6 review found that while Apple’s highest-end model isn’t perfect—particularly when it comes to sleep tracking performance—it’s still the best smartwatch for most people. (Or, at least, most iPhone owners.) The Apple Watch SE makes you accept a few more trade-offs by comparison: there’s no always-on display, no ECG or blood oxygen measurements for health buffs, and fewer case options. But for those who don’t need the Series 6’s advanced health features, the Watch SE still runs Apple’s watchOS 7 software, has faster and nicer-feeling hardware than the cheaper Series 3, and, most importantly, costs significantly less.

If you don’t need a new Apple Watch, though, we also have deals on Bose wireless headphones, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch, Roomba robot vacuums, and much more. You can check out our full rundown below.

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Top 10 deals of the day

The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is an excellent gaming laptop; just note it has no webcam.
Enlarge / The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is an excellent gaming laptop; just note it has no webcam.

Jim Salter

Laptop and desktop PC deals

  • Acer Chromebook Spin 713 2-in-1 laptop—Intel Core i5-10210U, 13.5-inch 2256×1504, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD for $549.99 at Best Buy (normally $630).
  • Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 gaming laptop—AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS, 14-inch 1080p 120Hz, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q for $1,199.99 at Best Buy (normally $1,450).
  • Apple MacBook Pro (2020) laptop—Apple M1, 13.3-inch 2560×1600, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $1,249.99 at Amazon (normally $1,300).
  • Samsung 970 EVO Plus (1TB) NVMe internal SSD for $129.99 at B&H (normally $180).
  • Samsung 970 EVO Plus (500GB) NVMe internal SSD for $75.99 at Amazon (clip $4 coupon—normally $95).
  • Samsung 860 EVO (500GB) 2.5-inch SATA internal SSD for $53.99 at Amazon (normally $72).
  • Samsung 860 EVO (1TB) 2.5-inch SATA internal SSD for $99.99 at Amazon, Samsung, and Adorama (normally $130).
  • WD Blue SN550 (500GB) NVMe internal SSD for $53.99 at Amazon (normally $60).
  • WD Blue SN550 (1TB) NVMe internal SSD for $94.99 at Amazon (normally $105).
  • SanDisk Extreme (2TB) portable external SSD for $229.99 at Amazon (normally $290).
<em>Mario Kart 8 Deluxe</em>
Enlarge / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Video game deals

The Switch's Joy-Con controllers in their cradle.
Enlarge / The Switch’s Joy-Con controllers in their cradle.

Mark Walton

Gaming deals

Enlarge / LG’s BX OLED TV.


TV and home entertainment deals

The Apple Watch Series 6.
Enlarge / The Apple Watch Series 6.

Corey Gaskin

Electronics deals

Bose's SoundSport Wireless earphones.
Enlarge / Bose’s SoundSport Wireless earphones.

Jeff Dunn

Headphones and audio deals

  • Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 Bluetooth noise-cancelling headphones for $299 at Amazon and Bose (normally $379).
  • Bose SoundSport Wireless Bluetooth sports earphones for $89 at Amazon and Bose (normally $115).
  • Apple AirPods Pro true wireless noise-canceling earphones for $189.99 at Woot (normally $225).
  • Beats Powerbeats Pro (select colors) true wireless sports earphones for $159.99 at Amazon and Best Buy (normally $240).
  • JBL Flip 5 portable Bluetooth speaker for $69.95 at JBL (normally $100).
  • JBL Xtreme 2 portable Bluetooth speaker for $149.95 at Amazon (normally $285).
  • EarFun Free true wireless earphones for $29.99 at Amazon (clip 10% coupon and use code: EFFREEBC—normally $45).
  • EarFun UBoom portable Bluetooth speaker for $35.99 at Amazon (clip 10% coupon and use code: EFUBOOMDL—normally $50).
  • Jabra Elite 45h Bluetooth on-ear headphones for $79.99 at Amazon (normally $91).
  • V-Moda Crossfade 2 Wireless Bluetooth headphones for $199 at V-Moda (normally $320).
The 12.9-inch 2020 iPad Pro with the Smart Keyboard and Magic Trackpad peripherals.
Enlarge / The 12.9-inch 2020 iPad Pro with the Smart Keyboard and Magic Trackpad peripherals.

Samuel Axon

Accessories and miscellaneous deals

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