Retailers are preparing for the all-important holiday sales season, with plenty of exciting deals being lined up for bargain-hungry shoppers. Microsoft has unveiled some of the discounts that it has in store for Black Friday, later this month.
The Surface Pro 3 tablet will be available from the Microsoft Store (online and retail stores), Best Buy and other select retailers with $100 off the Core i5 model, and $150 off the i7 model, from November 27 to December 1. The $150 discount on the Surface 2 tablet will also be available direct from Microsoft.
Microsoft's new Lumia 830 on AT&T - which costs $99 on a two-year plan - will continue to be sold with a free Fitbit Flex wearable device worth $99.99 while stocks last. In addition to being available via AT&T stores and online, you can also get the free Fitbit when buying the 830 direct from Microsoft.
The Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Series includes a 15.6-inch touchscreen with HD (1366x768px) resolution, Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB RAM and a 500GB hard drive, and usually retails for $549.99 at Office Depot. From 6pm on November 27, it will be on sale for just $279.
The ASUS EeeBook X205TA will also get a chunky discount. From November 27-29, the 11.6-inch notebook will be available for just $99.99 at Staples (which usually prices the device at $249.99).
Other Black Friday deals recently announced include:
- $99 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet at Walmart
- Xbox One Master Chief Collection bundle for $299 at Walmart
- Xbox One Assassin's Creed bundle for $330 at GameStop
- Microsoft Lumia 635 4G Windows Phone for $39.99 at Best Buy
There will no doubt be plenty more deals announced in the days ahead, and we'll be sure to bring you details of some of the best ones out there.