Microsoft’s 12 Days of Deals offer big savings on Surface, Xbox and more

Microsoft’s 12 Days of Deals offer big savings on Surface, Xbox and more

12 Days of Deals

Whether you prefer to skip the madness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday or just like to take your Microsoft 12 Days of Dealstime buying holiday gifts, our 12 Days of Deals holiday sale has you covered. With great savings on some of the most sought-after gifts of the season, our limited-time offers put everything they want within reach – and within budget. Plus, with free shipping and free returns on every item every day, you can save even more when you shop at the Microsoft Store.

With everything from games and game systems to PCs and tablets, mobile phones to accessories covered, whether you’re shopping for a fitness buff, a music lover, multi-tasker, your kids, your partner or a friend, our holiday sales make it easy to get exactly what they want for less.

  • Monday, 12/5: Save up to $1,000 on select Intel PCs, starting at $199.
  • Tuesday, 12/6: Only $199 for a Lenovo Ideapad 110 laptop (save $100).
  • Wednesday, 12/7: Save up to 50% on select Xbox One games, now $19.99.
  • Thursday, 12/8: Save $250 on Surface Pro 4 with Intel Core m3 and 128GB SSD (now $649), plus free sleeve.
  • Friday, 12/9: Save up to 70% on select Windows 10 tablets, now starting at $49.
  • Saturday, 12/10: Save up to $250 on Windows Premium Collection devices, starting at $499.
  • Sunday, 12/11: Buy select Xbox controllers and get a $25 Microsoft Store gift code.
  • Monday, 12/12: Save $50 and get 2 free games with select Xbox One consoles, plus save big on Xbox accessories and games.
  • Tuesday, 12/13: Get a $100 Microsoft Store gift code with purchase of HTC VIVE or Oculus Rift.
  • Wednesday, 12/14: Save up to $1,000 on select gaming PCs, starting at $799.
  • Thursday, 12/15: Save up to 40% on select Dell PCs, starting at $199.
  • Friday, 12/16: Save up to $200 on select Surface Pro 4, plus get a free Type Cover (up to $359 value).

Source:  TabletPC2.com

How to use a tablet as a second display – CNET

Tablets aren’t just for binge-watching the new Netflix “Gilmore Girls” miniseries or perusing the fake news on your Facebook feed. You can also put that bad boy to work as a second display.

Two displays for a single computer give you more space to spread out your documents, spreadsheets and web browsers. If you already own an Android tablet, why not? It’s cheaper than buying an extra monitor and only requires a few app downloads.

There are a few apps that let you do this, but for this guide, I’ve chos

Source: How to use a tablet as a second display – CNET

How a small business called Further uses Surface Pro 4 to run their business smoothly – MSPoweruser

Megan and Marshal Dostal’s innovative business is called Further, a sustainable, premium brand of soaps and lotions made from restaurant’s waste oil. Microsoft today highlighted how Further is using Surface Pro 4, Windows, Office as well as pen and touch to keep their sustainable, premium business running smoothly.

Source: How a small business called Further uses Surface Pro 4 to run their business smoothly – MSPoweruser

Microsoft’s Surface Studio proves desktops can still be cool

The most interesting computer released this year isn’t an ultrathin laptop. It’s a desktop made by Microsoft. Seriously. The Surface Studio is Microsoft’s bigger and bolder follow-up to its Surface hybrid laptops. And while it might look at first like a typical all-in-one, it hides a unique ability. Give the screen a bit of a nudge and it starts bending — all the way down to a 20-degree angle, in fact.  Together with the new Surface Dial accessory, it might just be the powerful modern rig creative professionals have been waiting for. But of course, there are a few first-gen stumbling blocks to deal with.

This is one gorgeous computer. And that’s not just my opinion: Many people who walked by my office desk commented on the the Surface Studio’s good looks. Its design is one of elegant simplicity. The focus is entirely on its 28-inch screen, which is connected to the short aluminum base with a pair of chrome hinges. That’s pretty much it. But what’s really intriguing about this computer isn’t readily apparent at first glance.

Source: Microsoft’s Surface Studio proves desktops can still be cool

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet – PC & Tech Authority

This quirky tablet is a genuine rival to the Surface Pro 4, with modular units to add extra features.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet offers something different: upgradability. This is achieved through a series of plugin modules that add features as and when you need them.

Lenovo could send only one of these to test – the Productivity Module. Its key skill is to boost the X1 Tablet’s ten-hour battery life, but it also has a series of extra ports: one USB 3, Lenovo’s proprietary OneLink+ connector and a full-sized HDMI video output, to complement the USB 3, mini-DisplayPort and USB Type-C ports around the edges of the tablet itself.

In tandem with the keyboard – which connects in a similar fashion to the detachable keyboard found on Microsoft’s Surface products – this turns the ThinkPad X1 Tablet into a portable workhorse. With the Productivity Module clipped to the bottom and the keyboard attached to its front, the tablet is heavier and thicker than the Surface Pro 4 by quite a large margin, but its stamina is more fitting for a device designed for office use.

In typical ThinkPad fashion, the quality of the keyboard is excellent. The keys have a soft, cushioned action that gives it a great touch-typing feel and there’s loads of travel (1.35mm per keystroke to be precise). There’s also plenty of space between each key, so typos are kept to a minimum, and the touchpad is good, with a smooth top and a responsive action. It’s light and slim, too. Adding the keyboard increases the weight from 725g to 1.1kg, while it measures 14.2mm thick with the keyboard and 8.6mm without. And I do like the inclusion of a fingerprint reader. Embedded in the front-right bezel, next to the screen, this can be used to unlock the tablet in a trice – a quick dab of your thumb is all that’s required – without having to type a password.

Source: Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet – PC & Tech Authority

Microsoft Surface Dial ads show the wonders you can create – SlashGear

As fascinating as the Surface Studio might be, without one particular optional accessory, it’s really just a gigantic, but well endowed, Surface tablet. Microsoft all-in-one computer’s spellbinding appeal is thanks partly to the Surface Pen but probably more importantly thanks to the odd but fancy Surface Dial remote control. And to hammer down on how game changing this little puck can be, Microsoft has released not one, not even two or three, but five ads that show how, with the right app mixed with the right tool, great things can happen.

Source: Microsoft Surface Dial ads show the wonders you can create – SlashGear

The Best Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Black Friday Deals

Microsoft Surface line is something even Apple fans appreciate. Here are the best Microsoft Surface Pro 4 deals available now and advertised in Black Friday ads.

Microsoft is winning with the Surface product line. Last month they Windows company revealed the incredible innovative Surface Studio All-in-One PC. The Surface hardware line consists now of the Surface Studio, Surface Book and the Surface Pro 4. There will be no upgrade to the Surface Pro this year. The Pro 4 is the latest and greatest introduced a year ago.

Best Buy offers Surface Pro 4 keyboard cover bundle deal with $150 savings online at bestbuy.com. The Surface Pro 4 Core i5 is also on sale for $899.99 at Best Buy. See also the Surface Pro 4 deals on amazon.com.

Black Friday 2016 Ads contain deals on the Surface Pro 4. The Staples Black Friday 2016 ad advertises a $799 Surface Pro 4 Core i5 deal.

The Costco Black Friday 2016 adfeatures a deal on a Surface Pro 4 Keyboard bundle for $250 off.

 

Source: The Best Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Black Friday Deals

Save $150 on the Surface Pro 4 at Best Buy right now! | Windows Central

Right now you can save $150 on the 128GB Surface Pro 4 at Best Buy, dropping the price down to just $850. It comes with a 12.3-inch touchscreen display paired with an Intel Core m3 processor, 128GB of internal storage, and 4GB of RAM. You can always add an extra SD card if you need more storage, and the Surface Pro 4 comes with the Alcantara Signature Type Cover so you can easily crank out lengthy emails and documents while on the go.

Source: Save $150 on the Surface Pro 4 at Best Buy right now! | Windows Central