Microsoft launched its Black Friday deals were early, but they’re still going strong on Cyber Monday. Whether you or a loved one is eyeing a new Surface Laptop or Xbox, now’s the time to take advantage of these discounts. We’ve also found similar, if not better, deals on Microsoft hardware from third-party retailers like Amazon. There are also hundreds (over 900!) of Xbox and PC games on sale.
Update November 28th: We’ve updated our pricing and availability across the board.
We test products throughout the year and handpick these deals.Products that are sold out or are no longer discounted will be available at launch
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Microsoft’s Extended Returns and Guarantee
If you’re in doubt that you’re getting the best deal, the Microsoft Store Promise says that if the price of a particular product drops by more than it is now before January 2, 2023, you’ll be refunded the difference. The company is also offering free two- to three-day shipping and free returns until Jan. 31, 2023.
Tablet & Laptop Deals
Check out our best Microsoft Surface laptop guide for more recommendations.
Last year’s Surface Pro 8 (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is still a capable machine, especially for work. This 2-in-1 device features a large 13-inch display with a 3:2 aspect ratio, a 120 Hz refresh rate, a 1080p Windows Hello-compatible webcam, and an 11th-generation Intel chip.
If you have room in your budget, you can pick up a brand new Surface Pro 9 with the same configuration as the base Surface Pro 8 for $1,000 more (though that’s not a sale). It has the same features, but uses a 12th generation Intel Core i5 processor for slightly improved performance. Microsoft is offering the Essentials Bundle for the latest 2-in-1 devices, which includes a Type Cover keyboard, Microsoft 365, and a discounted protection plan.
The Surface Laptop 4 (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is the best choice for most people (the new Surface Laptop 5 doesn’t offer enough upgrades to justify the extra cost). The Laptop 4 packs an excellent 13.5-inch high-resolution display (a 15-inch version is also available), as well as a beautiful keyboard and glass trackpad. Microsoft did skimp on ports, but you get a USB-C port and a USB-A port. You can also choose between an AMD Ryzen chip or an Intel processor—we’ve tested both, and while they each have their pros and cons, they’re both capable of handling most tasks.
If you’re a power user, the Surface Laptop Studio is a great machine (8/10, WIRED recommends). Thanks to its unique hinge, you can get a 2-in-1 laptop and a tablet at the same time — allowing you to take notes or sketch. Our only complaint is that at 4 pounds, it’s too heavy to carry around for long periods of time. It’s best used on a desk or on your lap, and if you plan to use it to play video games or edit videos, we recommend spending the money on this configuration, which comes with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics card.
This deal is also available on Amazon. The Surface Go 3 is a solid 2-in-1 for students, even though it’s a year old and lacks all-day battery life. It’s affordable compared to other Surface devices. It also supports Microsoft’s Surface Pen and Type Cover keyboard (both sold separately), making it a good choice for note-taking and school assignments. If you plan on doing a lot of daily multitasking with the Surface Go 3, we recommend sticking with the Intel Core i3 chipset with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.
Whether you’re struggling to buy an Xbox Series X (because of its fluctuating inventory), or you don’t need such a powerful console, the Xbox Series S is a solid choice.It’s smaller and doesn’t support discs, but can deliver games at up to 120 frames per second (at 1440 pixel resolution and no 4K). It’s also the lowest price we’ve tracked for the Series S.
The Portal Headset is Bang & Olufsen’s first Xbox accessory, featuring near-instant, lossless wireless connectivity to Xbox Series X, S and Xbox One, and support for Dolby Atmos. It also doubles as a solid pair of noise-canceling headphones, with the ability to switch between console and Bluetooth, and a companion app with equalizer functionality.
This deal is also available on Amazon. Since the Xbox only has one controller in the box, you might be in the market for an extra controller — especially if you plan to play video games with friends or family over the holidays. You’ll find discounts on all four color options, including Carbon Black, Robot White, Shock Blue, Pulse Red, and Electric Volt.
Microsoft offers deals on more than 900 games. Many of these are included in its Game Pass subscription service, which you can get right now for $1 for the first month. Here are some of our favorite Xbox Series X/S games we’re currently selling:
If you’re a PC gamer, Steam’s Fall Sale is on now too!