It’s that time of year again. Whether you’re going forth and shopping at the store, staying home and shopping online, or you’re just curious about the hot gadget deals this year, here are some handy resources to help with your holiday season gadget shopping.
How to Avoid a Black Friday Gadget Mistake
There are some great deals out there this year but how do you separate the deals from the duds? How do you keep from buying yesterday’s gadgets? We’ve put together a list of some things you should consider when evaluating a Black Friday gadget deal. For example,

  • Full HDTV resolution is 1080 lines (1080p) of video. Many older TVs can only display 720 lines (720p) or 1080 lines interlaced (1080i). But can you live with 720p?
  • New HDTV sets can show as many as 120 or 240 frames per second (Hz) compared to older sets that can only refresh the screen at 60 Hz. Faster refresh rates mean less susceptibility to blurring on fast action (i.e. sports) programming.
  • Celeron processors in laptops are starting to show their age. Look for the newer Intel multi-core, "Core" series including Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7. On the AMD side look for dual-core processors like the Phenom II or Turion II.
  • Many newer Blu-ray players come with networking capability allowing you to connect your TV to the Internet through your home network. One feature required to do this is Profile 2.0. There may still be older players on the market using Profile 1.1 and older versions. We recommend you avoid these players.

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Black Friday Deal Analysis
Our gadget experts will be evaluating the gadget deals and picking the ones we think are hot and the ones we think are not so hot.
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Retrevo’s Own Black Friday Deals
If you haven’t heard, Retrevo is not only a great place to read product reviews or find manuals but we now offer some hand-picked gadget deals of our own.
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Five Apps to Help You Win
the Black Friday Battle

Load up your smartphone with some of these cool apps and you could have a competitive advantage over other shoppers out to do battle on Black Friday.
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