The Dell Black Friday deals kick off Nov. 1 and continue throughout the month, with lots of sales on personal computers, gaming and VR systems, smart home devices—and a few TVs.

Among the TV deals you can snag closer to Black Friday: a 65-inch LG 4K UHD smart TV for $800, and a 60-inch Vizio 4K smart TV for $700. More TV deals are described below, including some you can get right now.

But Dell isn't making it easy to track which Black Friday deal is being offered on what days. The schedule is complicated.

First, some deals start today (Nov. 1, at 8 a.m. EST) but end after a 48-hour window. (Check out the Black Friday deals on Dell laptops.)

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Then, most—but not all—consumers will have to wait until Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday for the deals to resume. And lots of deals won't be available until then: Offers marked as doorbusters will only be available on the day and time noted in the ad—and mainly in limited quantities.

However, Dell financial-services members will get earlier access on Nov. 13 and 14, while Dell purchase program members and small business customers can get in on the action from Nov. 15 to 22.

After Black Friday, Dell's rolling Cyber Monday doorbusters start at 8 a.m. EST on Nov. 27. It should pay to keep checking the site, though, as new deals will be posted hourly until 8 p.m. that evening. Additional Cyber Week deals from Dell kick off on Nov. 26 and many run through Dec. 3.

Check out the schedule of all the deals on the Dell website.

TV Deals

Dell has been a good source for TV deals in recent years. Right now there are a handful of TVs listed in the Dell Black Friday ad, but it's possible that new TV offers could be added at any time, especially during Cyber Monday.

In the past, Dell has sweetened some of its sales with bundled items such as Blu-ray players, or by offering Dell gift cards as part of the promotion, and that's the case this year as well. That works out well if you're also interested in other items that Dell sells.

Here's our take on the TV deals we know about (also be sure to check out the company's deals on laptops):

LG 65UJ6300 65-Inch 4K Smart TV, $800
This is an online-only doorbuster deal available at 11:00 a.m. on Nov. 23rd. The LG 65UJ6300 is a model we've tested and included in our TV ratings; it offers very good high-definition picture quality, and very good UHD performance.  We bought this set earlier in the year for about $1,100, but right now it's selling for about $900 at several retailers, and you can get it at Best Buy for the same $800 price Dell is listing. However, Dell throws in a $150 gift card, so that appears to be the real savings.


Vizio E60-E3 60-Inch 4K Smart TV, $700
This set, in Vizio's entry-level SmartCast 4K series—which sits above the D-series sets—is another online doorbuster, available at 11:00 p.m. on Nov. 23rd. This set is currently selling for about $700 at Best Buy and Walmart. We tested the Vizio E60-E3 set, and it had excellent HD picture quality. (Its UHD performance wasn't as good, mainly due to some issues with upconverting HD content to the TV's higher native 4K resolution.) But Dell is offering a $200 gift card with the purchase, so that actually makes this set a pretty good deal if you'll be able to use the gift card. This model uses Vizio's Chromecast-based SmartCast smart TV system, which lets you cast content to the TV from compatible mobile devices. 

Samsung UN55MU6300 55-Inch 4K Smart TV, $600
The Samsung UN55MU6300, in an entry-level 4K series for 2017, did well in our TV ratings, with excellent HD picture quality, very good UHD performance, and very good sound. It's selling for about $700 currently; since Dell is offering a $100 gift card, that means you can save about $200, provided you can use the gift card.

This isn't listed as a doorbuster, so you should be able to get it immediately.


Vizio M50-E1 50-Inch 4K Smart TV, $500
This set, in a step-up 4K series for Vizio, is listed as an online doorbuster special, available at 4:00 p.m. on Nov. 24. It's currently selling for about $600 at Best Buy and Walmart, and just under $580 at Sam's Club. Dell is offering a $100 gift card with the purchase, so that actually makes this set a pretty good deal if you'll be able to use the gift card. We didn't test this set, but Vizio TVs typically do fairly well in our ratings. This model uses Vizio's Chromecast-based SmartCast smart TV system. 

Samsung UN43MU6300F 43-Inch 4K Smart TV, $430
The Samsung UN43MU6300, a smaller set in the same entry-level 4K series as the 55-inch set, above, also did well in our TV ratings, with excellent HD picture quality, very good UHD performance, and very good sound. It's selling for about $600 at several retailers right now, but you can buy it on Amazon for $516—from Samsung, no less. Once again, Dell sweetens the pot with a $100 gift card, making it a pretty good deal if other Dell items are of interest.

Like its larger sibling, it's not listed as a doorbuster deal. That means it should be available right away.



Visit 
Consumer Reports' 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for updates on deals, expert product reviews, insider tips on shopping, and much more. And be sure to check our Daily Gift Guide.
 

Sound Bar and Blu-ray Deals

If you're saddled with a TV that has disappointing sound, you might be looking for a sound bar to remedy your audio woes. Dell has two advertised specials, neither of which are doorbuster specials, so they are available today, and then again from Nov. 15 to 24.

The first is the Vizio SB3651-E6, a 36-inch 5.1-channel system with a wireless subwoofer and rear speakers for $170. We've seen this system selling for between $200 and $250 at other retailers, but we believe that this is the same $150 Vizio sound bar system that will be part of Sam's Club pre-Black Friday sale on Nov. 11th.

Dell will also have the Samsung HW-M360 2.1-channel sound bar system for $120. We saw this model at the Sam's Club sale as part of a bundle with a Samsung TV. We also think it will be the same price at Kohl's Black Friday sale. It's currently selling for about $150 right now.

Finally, if you're looking to play 4K Blu-ray movies on your new 4K TV, Dell has the LG UP870 model for $110. Since this 4K player typically sells for about $200, it's almost half off, making it a great deal. Note that this model doesn't have built-in access to streaming services.

We'll be covering all the best Black Friday TV deals, so keep checking back for our updates.