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The best Argos Black Friday deals 2017

  • Get ready: the 2017 instalment of Black Friday is fast approaching, and so now's the time to prepare. Part of those preparations will involve knowing exactly where all of the very best bargains can be picked up, and we can help - the most tempting Argos deals for 2017 that we've come across are listed below.

    Argos always goes all-in for Black Friday, which we like, and it looks like this year's extravaganza isn't going to be any different. Of course Argos has a bewildering number of categories and departments to sift through, but we're going to focus on all the best tech and gadget deals you can pick up, as well as a few extra surprises.

    Save yourself some frantic clicking and scrolling by browsing through the selections below, which we'll update before, during and after Black Friday 2017. If there's an electronics deal that you need to know about, then you're going to find it here - whether it's a cut-price gaming console or a significant saving on a smartphone.

    Don't waste any more time reading this introduction - check out the best of Argos Black Friday 2017 below!

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    To get you more in the mood for Black Friday 2017 here are some of the best deals that Argos announced during the shopping craziness that was Black Friday 2016.

    Gaming Black Friday deals - Black Friday is usually the perfect time to pick up that games console you've had your eye on, and Argos made the purchase of a PS4 Slim that little bit more appealing by reducing its Call of Duty Infinite Warfare bundle down to £199.99.

    More recently the price of a limited edition gold PS4 Slim, with a 500GB hard drive, was down to £249.99 - so you can see that if gaming is what you're interested in, Argos is often the best place to go.

    TV Black Friday deals - Argos usually comes up with the goods when it comes to deals on TVs, and Black Friday 2016 was no different, with the 43-inch LG 43LH570V Full HD Smart LED TV (complete with USB recording and playback capabilities) down to £295 on the day.

    Gadgets Black Friday deals - as we've mentioned, one of the reasons we pay special attention to Argos on Black Friday is because it has so many gadgets on offer, including the full-sized Amazon Echo, which last year could be yours for the bargain price of £119.99.

    Smartphone Black Friday deals - Black Friday is also the perfect time to get that smartphone upgrade you've been promising yourself as there are so many decent deals around, such as £50 off the LG G4 at Argos last year, putting the price down to just £249.95.

    Tablet Black Friday deals - if you were more interested in tablets than smartphones during Black Friday 2016, then Argos had you covered in this department too. The 32GB Wi-Fi iPad Air 2, for example, could be picked up for a mere £209 in silver or space grey.

    Audio Black Friday deals - audiophiles really were spoilt for choice at Argos during Black Friday 2016, with a pile of offers available. One of the best was the Bose SoundSport audio-only in-ear headphones on offer at half price, just £39.99 of your hard-earned cash.

    More recently the Google Home speaker has been knocked down to £99, which is £30 off the regular retail price.

    Toy Black Friday deals - Argos is also a great choice for toys of all descriptions. One of the Black Friday deals that particularly caught our eye last year was the Disney Star Wars AT-AT U Command Figure for only £79.99, offering plenty of Star Wars fun for fans of all ages.

    As well as that we've spotted Argos' lowest prices ever on the colourful Furby Connect dolls, down to £34.99 online recently.

    Argos on Black Friday 2017: what you need to know

    All of the usual benefits you know and love from Argos still apply on Black Friday of course, from the easy ordering system to the broad range of categories. You've got the option of visiting a store in person if you want to save on delivery charges too - just double-check opening times and traffic conditions before you do (though you do have a seven-day window to pick up purchases).

    Argos recommends getting yourself an account before Black Friday 2017 hits, if you don't already have one, so you're set up and ready to go on the actual day (otherwise you'll have to spend time entering address and payment details). On top of that, signing up for email updates is a good idea if you want to be the first to hear about the best deals, and if needed you can spread the cost of purchases with an Argos Card (check online for details).

    As soon as the clock strikes midnight on the Thursday, the deals go live, and according to Argos the quietest time on its website on Black Friday 2016 was between 3am and 4am - so if you want the pick of the bargains before anyone else, you might want to consider an early start. Meanwhile, if you're heading into a store to browse through the catalogue or pick something up, Argos says it'll be putting extra staff on to lend a hand as well.

    The top 5 Argos Black Friday deals last year

    1. HP 15-ay020na laptop bundle

    Black Friday is always a good opportunity to pick up a cheap laptop: last year Argos was selling the HP 15-ay020na laptop with a bag, mouse and a copy of McAfee for just £269.99.

    2. Amazon Fire tablet

    The Amazon Fire tablets are some of the best value slates around, especially on Black Friday - last year you could pick up an Amazon Fire 7 tablet with Alexa for only £29.99.

    3. Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

    The S6 Edge still holds up pretty well against the flagship smartphones of 2017, and last Black Friday at Argos the price of one of these handsets was discounted down to £419.95.

    4. Sony KD55XD7005 4K TV

    4K TVs have never been cheaper - for just £769 you could have bagged a Sony KD55XD7005 55-inch model running Android TV last year, more than £200 off the model's original price.

    5. The Force Awakens Interactive Darth Vader

    Star Wars fans were spoilt last Black Friday at Argos, with this interactive Darth Vader toy figure reduced from £119.99 to just £24.99, a bargain whatever side of the Force you're on.

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New GoPro Hero6 leak reveals a few more action cam details

  • We're used to seeing plenty of leaks in advance of major smartphone launches, but it seems even action cameras are getting in on the act now - a few days ago we heard a few details about the upcoming GoPro Hero6 range and now some extra information has spilled out on the web.

    According to a source in Canada reporting to The Verge, the Hero6 Black will indeed feature 4K recording at 60 fps (double the rate of its predecessor). The new packaging shots also suggest moviemakers can look forward to slow motion 1080p footage at 240 frames-per-second, or 10 times slower than real life.

    What's more, it sounds like GoPro will be switching to a custom processor for the new model, the GP1, which may give its engineers the chance to boost battery life or image quality. A new version of the Karma stabilizer grip is also apparently on the way.

    Credit: The Verge

    Based on some website digging done by developer Konrad Iturbe, the Hero5 Black and Hero5 Session will remain on sale, as will the Fusion 360-degree camera - the only new model will be the Hero6 Black, becoming the new flagship GoPro camera for 2017.

    Most rumors point to an announcement happening on September 28 and the new model could well go on sale the same day, so mark your calendars accordingly if you want to pick up the new model. The Verge is quoting a CA$649 price in Canada, which lines up with around US$499 before tax (roughly £365 or AU$625).

    There hasn't been much in the way of official statements from GoPro as yet, though back in February the company did confirm that a new Hero6 model would appear this year. As the Hero5 range launched in September 2016, the rumored September 2017 for the new camera would make sense.

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The best PC World Black Friday deals 2017

  • We all want to find the best tech bargains at the lowest possible prices, which is why we've collected together the Black Friday highlights from Currys subsidiary PC World in one place for you here. The retailer always has plenty of offers to pick through, and this year will be no different.

    The usual Black Friday rules apply - top tech at low prices - and for PC World that means big savings on laptop computers, desktop computers, tablets, software, printers, computing accessories and more besides. Whatever part of your gadget life needs upgrading, you should be able to find something to suit at PC World over Black Friday.

    PC World prices are usually some of the lowest around anyway so on Black Friday 2017 they represent even more of a bargain. Whether it's hefty discounts across a whole range of products or special, time-limited deals on certain bits of gear, we'll list all the important offers you need to know about on this page.

    That's enough of an introduction - let the PC World Black Friday 2017 extravaganza commence!

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    As you may remember, Black Friday 2016 was a bumper one over at PC World - these were just some of the many excellent deals on offer over the last 12 months, and the signs are already looking good for 2017 as well.

    Desktop Black Friday deals - for raw computing power and that big screen experience you still can't beat a desktop computer, even if they're not as fashionable any more, and PC World has had the HP 411-a005na desktop as low as £399.98, complete with monitor.

    Laptop Black Friday deals - if you were after a cheap but capable laptop during Black Friday 2016 then you couldn't have done much better than the Lenovo IdeaPad 510, with an Intel Core i3 CPU and a 1TB HDD, available for just £299 from the PC World shelves.

    Lately we've also seen £120.99 knocked off the HP Pavilion 14-bk069sa 14-inch laptop, now down to £379 with free delivery.

    Convertible Black Friday deals - Microsoft's Surface Pro brings the best of both a tablet and a laptop into one sleek computing device, and last Black Friday you had the chance to pick up the 128GB Surface Pro 4 model, complete with Type Cover keyboard, for only £699.

    Or what about the Dell Inspiron 13 5000 deal we saw lately? The 2-in-1 was priced at just £479, a saving of £239.98 on the original price.

    Wearable Black Friday deals - maybe you're looking to get fit in time for Christmas, or at least by the start of the New Year, in which case a Fitbit can help: the large version of the Fitbit Blaze smartwatch was all the way down to £132.99 at PC World on Black Friday 2016.

    Tablet Black Friday deals - the Samsung Galaxy Tab series of Android tablets continue to give the iPads from Apple a run for their money, and that's certain true in terms of sticker price at PC World, with the 32GB 9.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 available for £399.99.

    In recent months, PC World has been knocking £30 off the cost of a 32GB, 10.1-inch Lenovo Yoga Tab 3, yours for just £199.99.

    TV Black Friday deals - did you know PC World also does TVs? You do now. The store has had the rather impressive 49-inch LG 49UH850V Smart 3D LED TV set, complete with 4K Ultra HD and HDR capabilities, on sale for a mere £598.97 - that's more than £300 off.

    Another deal we've seen at PC World more recently is £300 off the Samsung UE55MU6670, with the 55-inch curved 4K television set yours for just £799, HDR support and all.

    Printer Black Friday deals - printers aren't the most exciting of gadgets but they're very handy to have around, and PC World has been offering the Epson Expression XP-345 - a quality all-in-one wireless inkjet print - for just £39.99, which is £40 off the regular price.

    PC World on Black Friday 2017: what you need to know

    Both PC World and parent company Currys regularly throw out plenty of great deals during Black Friday 2017, and if you're in need of a wearable, laptop, desktop or tablet then it definitely needs to be on your shortlist (via this page on TechRadar of course). It's hard to find a retailer out there who does great value computer systems quite as well as PC World.

    On top of all the tempting Black Friday 2017 bargains, you get free delivery  available on all orders, plus the option of free collection from over 800 stores if you want to get your shiny new gadget as quickly as possible (just be sure to factor in those Black Friday traffic times).

    In addition, you've got a choice of finance plans to pick from if you would rather spread the cost over several months rather than paying for everything up front, and the store promises to match the prices of its competitors on all the goods it has in stock - you can find details here.

    Through deals available at PC World and Currys you can find just about any kind of gadget or gizmo you need - and on Black Friday 2017 the discounts should be bigger than ever. Deals will go live from midnight onwards and last through the whole of the weekend, so you've got plenty of time to bag yourself a bargain.

    The top 5 PC World deals so far this year

    1. HP 14-an062sa 14-inch laptop

    If you want to get yourself a Windows 10 machine, then you couldn't do much better than this AMD-powered laptop from HP - it was more than £150 off for a retail price of £248.97.

    2. LG OLED55C6V 4K TV

    How about more than £500 off your 4K television? If you've been paying attention to PC World this year then you might have grabbed the 55-inch LG OLED55C6V for just £1,489.

    3. Asus Zen 21.5-inch all-in-one

    All-in-ones give you the benefit of desktop power and screen size without the bulk, and PC World has had the Asus Zen 21.5-inch all-in-one on sale for £449.98, more than £100 off.

    4. Microsoft Surface Pro 4

    PC World has been selling the excellent Surface Pro 4 from Microsoft for the knock-down price of £916.97, more than £160 off (that's for the 256GB Core i5 model with 8GB of RAM).

    5. HP Stream x360

    You can get the benefits of a tablet and a laptop with the Stream x360 from HP, with an 11.6-inch screen and Windows 10, which could've been yours for just £219.99 this year.

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