Microsoft Starts Black Friday Early With Surface, Touch PC Deals
Twiddling your thumbs before you dig into the turkey and stuffing tomorrow? If your wallet can handle it, a number of retailers are having pre-Black Friday sales, including Microsoft.
Redmond has a full lineup of gadgets it will discount at midnight on Nov. 28, but to tide you over, a number of PCs and other devices are already on sale via MicrosoftStore.com.
The original Surface Pro, for example, is now $100 off. The 64GB version is $699, and comes with a third-generation Intel Core i5 Processor with Intel HD Graphics 4000 and 4GB of RAM behind that 10.6-inch 1,920-by-1,080 touch screen. The Surface Pro is a more powerful machine than its Surface RT counterpart, which will also get a nice discount to $199 starting at midnight on Nov. 28.
If you need something larger, the Dell XPS 18 touch-screen All-in-One with an Intel Core i5 is now $999, down from $1,349, while the HP Envy Rove 20 Touchsmart All-in-One is $799, a $200 discount.
For something more portable, several touch-based Windows 8 laptops are on sale:
13.3-inch Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite for $699, a $100 discount 11.6-inch Samsung Ativ Tab 7 (2 in 1) for $899, down from $1,199 12.5-inch Dell XPS 12 (2 in 1) with a Core i7 for $1,499, a $200 discount 10.1-inch Asus X102BA-BH41T for $299, a $100 discount 15.6-inch Gateway NV570P10u for $399, down from $649
If you're not quite ready to shell out for an Xbox One, meanwhile, an Xbox 360 4GB Kinect Holiday Value Bundle is $249.99, down from $299.99. It comes with the Xbox 360 E console, Kinect sensor, two Kinect games, and one month of Xbox Live Gold.
The Xbox 360 250GB Kinect bundle is $349.99, down from $399.99. It includes the Xbox 360 E console, Kinect sensor, three games, and one month of Xbox Live Gold. An Xbox 360 bundle with Halo 4 and Tomb Raider, and one month of Xbox Live Gold is $249.99, a $50 discount.
Gears of War: Judgment for Xbox 360 is also now $19.99, or $20 off.
For more, check out PCMag's Best Deals Today. And check back on Microsoft's site at midnight for more deals.