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on October 12, 2020 at 12:50PM PDT
Microsoft is hosting an early holiday sale with discounts on the Surface Pro 7, gaming laptops, and select Xbox accessories. The sale is live now and runs through October 14, which aligns with Amazon Prime Day 2020. If you’re looking for a new laptop this holiday, now’s your chance to save up to $600. You can browse the full sale at the Microsoft Store and see some of the best deals below.
Microsoft’s early holiday sale is just one of the sales competing with Prime Day. Walmart’s Big Save sale is live now and has a bunch of Nintendo Switch game deals. Target and Best Buy are also hosting sales this week. Prime Day 2020 officially starts at midnight PT / 3 AM ET, but select deals are already live. Also, make sure to take a peek at our guide to getting the best deals on Prime Day before the event begins.
Microsoft is offering up to $300 off the Surface Pro 7, its flagship 2-in-1 device. The discount depends on the configuration you choose. For instance, the Intel Core i5 model with 16GB RAM and a 256GB SSD is on sale for $1,100, down from $1,400. Meanwhile, the Intel Core i7 model with the same RAM/SSD is $200 off at $1,300.
If you’re in the market for a gaming laptop, the Lenovo Legion 5 is a solid mid-range option. It’s equipped with a Nvidia GTX 1650 Ti graphics card, which is capable of playing most games at at least medium settings. It boasts an Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. The Legion 5 has a 15.6-inch full HD display and has impressive internal speakers along with Dolby Atmos headphone support.
For those who desire peak performance, the Razer Blade 15 is one of the best gaming laptops around. With a Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q graphics card, the Razer Blade 15 is capable of running intensive games without a hitch at high settings. It’s equipped with an Intel Core i7 processor that can boost to 5.10 GHz, 16GB of fast DDR4 RAM, and a 512GB SSD. You’ll also get a PC copy of Marvel’s Avengers along with exclusive skins for free.
While the original Xbox controller was a bit of a head-scratcher in 2001, the “Duke” has gained a rather dedicated following. If you’re one of its devoted fans, Hyperkin’s updated version of the Duke is discounted to $49 at the Microsoft Store. Though that’s still kind of pricey, the Duke normally goes for $70 and isn’t discounted very often. The wired controller is authentic to the original while boasting modern flourishes like shoulder buttons. It’s ideal for those with larger hands and is one of our favorite Xbox controllers.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 just released in August, and right now you can save on a pretty sweet bundle. The Note 20 Essentials Bundle comes with a PowerA Bluetooth controller, controller clip, and a 3-month subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate–everything you need to stream Xbox One games on your phone. You’ll also get Samsung Galaxy earbuds and a 15-month family subscription to Microsoft 365.
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