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7. Mainstream Tablets Are Finally Affordable ... But Deals Will Be Scarce

For the past few years, Apple's iPad has been the tablet of choice for most consumers. But with its $499 starting price (and scarcity of deals), it has kept a lot of consumers from becoming tablet owners. Enter the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and the Google Nexus 7. With a starting price of $199 a piece, these tablets have single-handedly turned the tablet market upside down. So much so that Apple released its own "entry-level" tablet, the iPad mini. However, in spite of their lower prices, Black Friday deals on all three tablets will remain rare with few discounts to be had.

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