Tis season for big retailers to start offering vacation discounts, and Microsoft has a few worth checking out. The best in its 2018 "12 Days of Faves" award wins the excellent Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 as low as $ 799, well below $ 999 Microsoft's minimum price floor established at launch.
Microsoft's "12 Days of Faves" replaces its "12 Days of Deals" from 2017, where Microsoft ran a number of different deals over 12 days, with another emphasis on each individual. This year, Microsoft wrote a list of just a dozen discounted devices, concentrating mainly on its own hardware: $ 200 from Surface Book 2$ 200 by Surface Pro 6 and $ 200 from Dell Inspiron 15 ($ 499), among others.
Here's what makes Surface Laptop 2 deals so attractive. Firstly, there is a known amount: Surface Laptop 2 is essentially the same machine as the first generation surface carrier in terms of dimensions, display, weight and battery life, but with a processor bump to an 8th generation Core chip. We finish our review right now and it's an excellent machine.
There are also a few reservations about this discount. Yes, the price of $ 799 applies only to the Core i5 / 8GB RAM / 128GB SSD model, in platinum, which is a little thin when it comes to storage. You want to keep a USB key, or just use OneDrive for backup. But right now, the Surface Laptop 2 model is actually $ 50 less than the same model for the first generation Surface Laptop on Amazon. If you want Surface Laptop 2 in black (which is unfortunately priced at a premium), you can buy it for $ 300 of, with 256 GB of storage, for $ 999.
While Surface Laptop 2 is a bit of light in I / The O-section (just a USB 3.0 port and no USB-C) both configurations still represents an excellent offer. Remember, the minimum price Microsoft put on launch was $ 999!
It is also Dell Inspiron 15 5570as has been discounted by $ 200. It brings the price down to $ 499, approaching the impulse limit for some people, especially around the holiday. Inspiron 15 has an 8-gb Core processor, 8GB RAM and a 1080p display. Unfortunately, it also includes a 1TB rotating hard drive, not an SSD, but you can always replace the hard drive with an SSD.
You'll find comparable discounts with Surface Pro 6, Microsoft's latest iteration of Surface Pro tablets. $ 799 version of Surface Pro 6 ($ 100 off)Contains the same Core i5 / 8GB RAM / 128GB SSD options as Surface Laptop 2. Here you handle the enhanced "stackability" on Surface Laptop 2 for the microSD card slot included in SP6's kickstand. Microsoft discusses the Core i5 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD option with $ 200, which matches the $ 999 Prize on Surface Laptop 2.
Microsoft's 12 Faves deal ends December 16th. So if these deals appeal, you might want to act quickly.
This story was updated December 13 at 15:34, and adds the date that the "12 Faves" agreement ends.