Microsoft Offers Xbox, Surface Bundles for Black Friday

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Black Friday is finally upon us, but if you don’t feel like battling the lines and crowds, many retailers are offering online deals – including Microsoft.

Redmond has a variety of deals on offer via Microsoftstore.com today, from Windows-based laptops and Xbox bundles to software and accessories for its new Surface tablet.

Customers who buy a 32GB or 64GB Surface tablet with the Black Touch Cover ($599 or $699, respectively) will get $50 off a second Surface Touch Cover (usually $119.99) or Type Cover (normally $129.99) until Nov. 25.

On the PC front, Microsoft is selling a 14-inch Vizio ultrabook for $599, a $250 discount, until tomorrow. The 15-inch version is $1,099, or $100 off. That deal runs until Nov. 26 and is an online-only offer.

A Windows 7-based HP Pavilion dv6 is $499, or $200 off, until Nov. 26. Microsoft is also offering up to 50 percent off select Windows 7 PCs, starting at $299.

If you’re in the market for some gaming-related gifts, Microsoft is taking $50 off the 4GB Xbox 360 console, discounting it to $149. A 4GB Xbox 360 with the Kinect sensor and the Sports Xbox 360 and Joy Ride Xbox 360 games will be $199, or $100 off. A similar bundle with the Kinect Disneyland Adventures game, or one with Dance Central, is also $199.

A 4GB Xbox 360 console, Kinect Sensor, Kinect Sports and Kinect Joy Ride games, and a 32GB Xbox 360 Media Hard Drive is $299. A bundle with the 250GB Xbox 360 console and the Forza Motorsport 4 and Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary games is $199. Shoppers can also get a three-month Xbox Live Gold membership for $10.99, or $14 off.

All these Xbox deals are good until Nov. 24, though Microsoft is offering up to $45 off select Xbox games until Nov. 26. There are also a number of deals via Xbox Live Marketplace.

Microsoft is also offering 10 percent off Beats by Dr. Dre products, starting at $179.95.

Software is also getting a $25-50 discount, including Office Home and Student ($99), Office for Mac Home and Student ($99), Streets and Trips 2013 ($14.95), Streets and Trips with GPS ($44.95), and AutoRoute ($14.95).

For more, see 10 Awesome Black Friday Deals for 2012 and the 10 Best Shopping Apps to Compare Prices.

By Chloe Albanesius, PCMag


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