15 Cyber Monday tech deals that actually make sense

Not every Cyber Monday deal is at hot, hot, hot as advertised. But we managed to find some worthy bargains on HDTVs, smartphones, cameras, tablets and more.

A new day in deals

Not all the best deals in tech happened last week. We've culled the Internet to find bargains for you this Cyber Monday on HDTVs, phones, cameras, tablets and more.

For instance, carriers are selling several top Android phones free or almost free (with two-year contracts), and at least one pro camera deal packs value with extra lenses and memory cards.

Let's start with an HDTV deal.

Save more than $200 on an LG 55-inch HDTV

Walmart: LG 55-inch 1080p 60Hz LED TV--$678 (reg. $900)

Specs: A 55-inch diagonal LED panel with a resolution of 1920 by 1808 pixels, a 60Hz refresh rate, two HDMI inputs, and a built-in digital tuner.

If you’re looking for a large HDTV to hook up with your console and set-top box, this 55-inch LG LED HDTV will do the trick.

However, if you have more than two devices that need HDMI ports to connect to a TV, you should look for a different model.

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Free Motorola Moto X smartphone

ATT: Motorola Moto X--free with two-year contract (reg. $99)

Specs: A 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 1280 by 720 pixels, Android 4.2 (upgradeable to Android Kit Kat), 4G LTE support, 16GB of storage, 2GB of RAM, a 1.7GHz dual-core processor, a 400MHz quad-core GPU, a 10MP rear camera, 1080p HD video, and a 2MP front camera.

Motorola's flagship phone, the Moto X, is offered for free on ATT with a two-year contract. The promo is available only on the black and white models of the handset, so you’ll still have to pay $100 if you want a customized version.

Note that if you favor Sprint, Walmart offers the Moto X for $199 on Cyber Monday, but will give you a $100 Walmart e-gift card if you buy the phone through Walmart.

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$50 off a Dell Android 8-inch tablet

NewEgg: Dell Venue 8 Android tablet--$130 (reg. $180)

Specs: An 8-inch display with a resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels, an Intel 2GHz dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)

NewEgg throws in an extra $20 promo code for this tablet for Cyber Monday. The result? A $50 discount for Dell's new 8-inch Android tablet powered by an Intel processor.

Note: the Dell's display is not in the same league as the new Retina iPad Mini. It is more akin to the Dell tablet's predecessor.

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A $120 discount on a Pioneer Wi-Fi speaker for mobile devices

Best Buy: Pioneer A3 Wi-Fi Speaker--$80 (reg. $200)

Specs: Supports HTC Connect for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod AirPlay, and offers DLNA, a built-in battery, a USB port, a remote, and free shipping.

You will save $120 on the Pioneer A3 wireless portable speaker at Best Buy, which packs two 3-inch midrange speakers and one 1-inch tweeter for rich sound. The Pioneer works with all Apple devices, and also with the Motorola Moto X (see slide 3) and HTC One (see slide 8).

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$100 off a 10.1-inch Samsung Galaxy tablet

Best Buy: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 16GB--$300 (reg. $400)

Specs: A 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels, 16GB of storage, a 1.6GHz dual-core processor, a 3MP rear-facing camera, a 1.3MP front-facing camera, a microSD card slot, and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

Best Buy continues its Black Friday sale on the 10-inch Galaxy Tab 3. The Tab 3 is a capable tablet, but its screen can be a let down if you compare it to newer iPads.

However, there’s 16GB of storage on board, and you can add up to 32GB more via the microSD slot. This provides ample storage if you want to take movies with you to show family and friends this holiday season.

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Save $150 on a Pentax compact camera

Target: Pentax Q10 12.4MP compact camera--$250 (reg. $400)

Specs: A 12.4MP sensor, 1080p HD video recording, a built-in retractable flash, a three-inch display, and free shipping.

Getting $150 off the Pentax Q10, which is a compact camera that doesn’t compromise on picture quality, is a great deal.

The camera's lenses are interchangeable (note: only the standard lens is included in this deal), and the camera also has DSLR-like controls.

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An HTC One smartphone for $0.01 (or free)

ATT, Sprint, Verizon: HTC One--$0.01 with two-year contract (reg. $100)

T-Mobile: free with two-year contract

Specs: A 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels, dual front stereo speakers, 4G LTE support, NFC, 32GB of storage, 2GB of RAM, a 1.7GHz quad-core processor, an HTC UltraPixel camera, a 2.1MP front camera, and a 2300mAh battery.

The HTC One is the Android phone to beat, our review found--and so is the $0.01 cent price you can get for this phone on most major carriers, although you must sign a two-year contract.

You can get this offer via Amazon or directly from your preferred carrier.

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$550 off a Sony Alpha NEX-7 camera bundle

B&H: Sony Alpha NEX-7 Camera Bundle--$1098 (reg. $1648)

Specs: A 24.3MP sensor, 1080P video recording capability up to 60 Fps, a 3-inch tilting display, a built-in flash, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 and 20mm f/2.8 lenses, and free shipping.

The Sony Alpha NEX-7 leads the class it created with a slim body and interchangeable lenses. This bundle comes with the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 zoom lens and the 20mm f/2.8 prime lens--ideal for a variety of subjects.

The bundle also includes a 16GB memory card and a sling bag.

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Save more than $300 on a Samsung 40-inch HDTV

Target: Samsung 40-inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED TV--$528 (reg. $849)

Specs: A 40-inch diagonal LED panel with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels, built-in Wi-Fi, a 120Hz refresh rate, and four HDMI inputs.

This 40-inch LED Smart TV comes with access to Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, and many other sources of online content as well as apps.

Additionally, Samsung built a dual-core processor in this set so you can use the browser while playing TV programs or using apps. Its Wi-Fi connectivity means that no extra cables are required to get this TV online.

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Nikon D7000 DLSR camera body for $300 off

B&H: Nikon D7000 digital SLR (for body only)--$699 (reg. $999)

Specs: A 16.2MP sensor, 1080p HD video capture, a 3-inch display, twin SD card slots, a 39-point autofocus system, and free shipping.

The Nikon D7000 is an upper-range DSLR body with pro features, without the pro price tag. For still photos, there’s a 39-point autofocus system to give sharper images, while you can control exposure controls for manual HD video shooting.

The D700 also has dual SD card slots, so you can organize videos on one card and stills on the other.

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An LG HDTV bundle with a soundbar for more than $500 off

Walmart: LG 55-inch 1080p 120Hz 3D LED TV bundle that includes a soundbar--$799 (reg. $1300)

Specs: A 54.6-inch diagonal LED display with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels, a 120Hz refresh rate, 3D support, two HDMI ports, optical in including a cable.

If you’re looking for a big TV setup, this bundle from Walmart comes with a 55-inch 3D LED panel, plus a 2-channel surround soundbar, as well as a wall-mounting bracket. There are shipping costs, but in-store pickup is free.

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$200 off a Canon Rebel T3 DSLR camera bundle

Best Buy, Target: Canon Black EOS Rebel T3 12.2MP digital SLR camera bundle--$450 (reg. $650)

Specs: A 12.2MP sensor, Live View mode for editing, HD video recording, a 2.7-inch display, and free shipping.

You can save $264 on this Canon entry-level DSLR bundle, which includes an 8GB SD card, two Canon zoom lenses (EF-S 18-55mm IS II and EF 75-300mm III), as well as a bag. The Best Buy deal also includes a coupon for two faux canvas prints.

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A Lenovo 14-inch touchscreen Ultrabook with a $20 discount and a gift card

Best Buy: Lenovo IdeaPad 14-inch touchscreen laptop with Windows 8--$380 (reg. $400)

Specs: A 14-inch display with a resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels, a 3rd-gen Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, a built-in webcam, a two-in-one media card reader, one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, Windows 8, and free shipping.

The Lenovo IdeaPad is a sleek and thin Windows 8 Ultrabook that also packs a touchscreen to optimize use of your Windows 8 apps.

The $20 discount on the original price is not a doorbuster deal but, if you factor in the $25 Microsoft Windows Store gift card that comes with the laptop, as well as free shipping, the pricing sounds much better.

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$50 off a Samsung Galaxy 7-inch tablet

Best Buy: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 8GB--$150 (reg. $200)

Specs: A 7-inch display with a resolution of 1024 by 600, 8GB of storage, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 3MP rear-facing camera, a 1.3MP front-facing camera, a microSD slot, free shipping, and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

In another deal similar to the one that Best Buy offered on Black Friday, you can save $50 on the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, which is a versatile small tablet, but with little storage and a low-resolution screen.

The microSD slot can make up for reduced amount of on-board storage but, for a high-resolution screen, you will have to trade up to a Kindle to keep the price under $200.

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Save $50 on an Amazon Kindle Fire HDX tablet

Amazon: Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch Wi-Fi--$179 (reg. $229)

Specs: A 7-inch display with a resolution of 1920 by 1200 pixels, a 2.2GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage

Amazon shaves $50 off its latest Kindle tablet, which comes with a high-resolution display and a new 'Mayday" button for immediate on-device tech support.

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