A lot of people assume Black Friday is the best time to buy a computer or laptop. Not true! Actually, the best time to buy is right now. You'll find the lowest prices and deals during back to school season. Those rock bottom prices you see on Black Friday for laptops, are not for the best models, but right now, you can actually score the PC or laptop you want at the best price.
First, check out The Apple Store, students and teachers can qualify for "student pricing" which will save you quite a bit upfront then, if you do decide to purchase a MAC, you'll get $100 towards apps. If you purchase an iPad, you'll get $50 towards apps.
Second, be sure to check out MicrosoftStore.com, students will get a FREE Xbox 360 if you make a purchase of $699 or more! Wow, that will go well in the dorm.
Third, shop around. All major big box stores like Best Buy are offering rock bottom prices right now. Make sure you check those out and again, don't wait, you will get the best prices right now if you shop around!