There is no gratitude However, the Microsoft Store launched its Black Friday sale earlier this year. Whether you or your loved ones are looking for a Premium Laptop or Xbox, now is the time to shop with these discounts. We’ve also found similar if not better versions of Microsoft hardware from other retailers like Amazon. There are also hundreds—over 900!—of Xbox and PC games for sale.
Be sure to check out our other Black Friday articles, including Deals on Google Devices, REI’s Get Up Get Out Sale, Early Black Friday Deals, Early Best Buy Deals, and our Black Friday Shopping Tips.
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Microsoft Extended Returns and Warranties
If you’re wondering if you’re getting the best deal by jumping on an early Friday sale, the Microsoft Store Promise says you’ll get your money back if the price of an item drops below its current price. now through January 2, 2023. The company is also offering free two- or three-day shipping and free returns through January 31, 2023.
Tablets and Laptops
Check out our Best Microsoft Laptop Guide for more information.
Last year’s Surface Pro 8 (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is still a powerful machine, especially for work. The 2-in-1 packs a large 13-inch display (with a 3:2 aspect ratio), a 120-Hz refresh rate, a 1080p Windows Hello webcam, and an 11-inch Intel chip.
If you can spend the extra $90, I’d go for the Surface Pro 8. The Core i7 chipset and 32 gigs of RAM mean that work will be much smoother and you’ll be able to switch between multiple apps. trouble free time. The 1 terabyte of storage is perfect for anyone who always finds themselves running out of space on their computer.
If you have room in your budget, you can get a new Surface Pro 9 with the same configuration as the Surface Pro 8 for $200 more than $1,000 (although this is not a sale). It packs the same features but uses a 12th generation Intel Core i5 processor for better performance. Microsoft is offering its latest 2-in-1 Essentials Bundle that includes a Type Cover keyboard, Microsoft 365, and a security plan for one low price.
The Surface Laptop 4 (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is the best option for most people (the new Surface Laptop 5 doesn’t offer enough upgrades to justify the extra cost). The Laptop 4 comes with a large 13.5-inch display (a 15-inch model is also sold), as well as a comfortable keyboard and glass trackpad. Microsoft skimps on the ports, but you do get a USB-C port and a USB-A port. You also have a choice between an AMD Ryzen chip or an Intel processor – we’ve tested both, and while each has its pros and cons, it’s likely that they’ll handle more tasks.
This deal is also available on Amazon. The Surface Go 3 is a solid 2-in-1 for students, even though it’s a year old and doesn’t have all-day battery life. It’s cheaper compared to other Surface devices. And it packs support for Microsoft’s Surface Pen keyboard and Type Cover keyboard (both sold separately), making it the perfect way to write and get school work done. We recommend that you stick to an Intel Core i3 device with 8 gigabytes of RAM and 128 gigabytes of storage if you want to use the Surface Go 3 every day and multitask.
If you’re a power user, the Surface Laptop Studio is an excellent machine (8/10, WIRED Recommends). Thanks to its unique hinge, you get a 2-in-1 laptop and tablet that allows you to write or draw. Our only complaint is that, at 4 pounds, it’s a bit too heavy to lug around for long periods of time. It’s perfect for use on a table or on your lap, and if you want to use it for playing video games or editing videos, we recommend adding to this upgrade, which comes with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics card.
Whether you’re struggling to secure the Xbox Series X (since it’s constantly changing) or you don’t need such a powerful console, the Xbox Series S is a great alternative. It is small, not compatible with discs, but can play at up to 120 frames per second (at 1440-pixel resolution and no 4K). This is also the lowest price we’ve ever tracked for a Series S.
The Portal Headset is Bang & Olufsen’s first accessory designed for Xbox, complete with lossless wireless connectivity for Xbox Series X, S, and Xbox One as well as Doby Atmos support. It also doubles as a solid pair of noise-cancelling headphones, which can switch between the console and Bluetooth, along with an interactive app that has a matching function.
This deal is also available on Amazon. Since the Xbox only comes with one controller in the box, you’re in the market for an extra one—especially if you want to play video games with friends or family on vacation. You’ll find discounts on all four colors including Carbon Black, Robot White, Shock Blue, Pulse Red, and Electric Volt.
Microsoft offers sales on more than 900 titles. Most of these are included in its Game Pass subscription service, which you can get for $1 right now in the first month. Here are some of our favorite Xbox Series X/S games currently on sale: