Microsoft Store Black Friday deals include up to $200 off the Surface Laptop Go
Black Friday is rapidly approaching, and Microsoft today announced the deals it’s going to be running to celebrate the occasion. While Black Friday isn’t officially until November 26th, many of the deals start early, and some are available today. If you’re looking for some new tech and gaming gear, there are some good deals to be found on the Microsoft Store.
The Microsoft Store is one of the best place to buy Surface devices, but that’s not all you can buy there. PCs and accessories from other companies are also available, and some sales also apply to those. Microsoft hasn’t announced specific details for all the deals, so we’ll be updating this page as more information comes out. Here’s what we know of so far.
Surface Laptop Go (up to $200 off)
The first big deal of this season is on the Surface Laptop Go, Microsoft’s affordable laptop for students. This laptop comes with an Intel Core i5.1035G1 processor, up to 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of SSD storage. Now, it’s up to $200 off for this year’s Black Friday.
First off, the models with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD storage are now $150 off, making them just $549.99 instead of $699.99. That’s the same price as the base model with just 4GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage (which isn’t discounted). In addition to the extra RAM and faster storage, the upgraded model adds a fingerprint sensor for Windows Hello, so this is a no-brainer deal. The top-tier model, which comes with a larger 256GB SSD, is down to $699.99 from its original $899.99 price, so that’s also a pretty good deal right now. The deal ends on December 24th.
The Surface Laptop Go comes in three different colors, and they’re all discounted, so you can choose your favorite look, too. Best Buy is currently holding a similar deal as well.
Up to $600 off select PCs
Microsoft is also discounting many third-party PCs available on the Microsoft Store by up to $600 for Black Friday. We’ll highlight some of the most noteworthy deals, or you can see the full list of them here. The Black Friday deals will end on November 29th.
The biggest discount is on the Lenovo IdeaPad Sim 9i, which is also one of the best laptops included in the sale. This model comes with an Intel Core i7-1195G7, which is Intel’s most powerful 15W processor right now, and the first one to support turbo speeds up to 5GHz. It also has 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. Most notable, it comes with a 14-inch 4K Ultra HD display, which is incredibly sharp and also supports touch. This model usually costs $1,759.99, and but it’s $710 off, making it just $1,1049.99, which is an absolutely fantastic price for this laptop.
If you want something a bit more mainstream, the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 7i is also discounted and it comes with more modest, but still great specs. It’s powered by an Intel Core i5-1135G7, which is still a fairly powerful quad-core CPU with Iris Xe graphics, and it also has 8GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. The display is a 14-inch Full HD panel and it also supports touch, so it’s still going to look great and give you some extra intuitiveness. It’s usually $949.99, but you can get it for $629.99 right now.
For the gamers out there, another great option is the MSI Katana GF66. This gaming laptop comes with an Intel Core i5-11400H processor, with six cores and 12 threads and clock speeds up to 4.5GHz. It also includes an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050, so you can run some modern games on this machine, even though you might have to turn down some settings. The display is a Full HD panel with a 144Hz refresh rate, you get 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. Usually, this model costs $1,099.99, but now you can get it for $799.99, and that’s far more compelling.
Xbox Game Pass for PC (3 months for $1)
This deal has been available for a few days already, but Microsoft is also offering three months of Xbox Game Pass for PC for just $1 right now, which is a great opportunity to try some of the great games available as part of the service. There are over 100 titles available, and games from Xbox Game Studios launch on Game Pass on day one. That includes Forza Horizon 5 and Halo Infinite, which are two of the biggest launches of this holiday season, so there’s truly no better time to jump in.
On top of that, based on our testing, you can pay $1 to upgrade to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and that also extends the duration of the subscription by another month. That means you also get access to cloud gaming, so you can play Xbox games on your phone or a PC that’s not really meant for gaming.
Surface Go 2 (up to $150 off)
The Black Friday deals on the Microsoft Store also include the Surface Go 2 now that its successor is out. It may not be the fastest device around, but the Surface Go 2 offers some elements of premium Surface devices, including a thin and lightweight design, a 3:2 display, and high-resolution cameras at an affordable price. It’s powered by either an Intel Pentium Gold or a Core i3 processor, and it comes with up to 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD.
With this deal, the Surface GO 2 starts at just $299.99, $100 less than its usual price, and a fantastic deal for what you’re getting here. The $150 discount will apply to higher configuration models, which could mean the top-tier model would cost just $479.99 instead of $629.99. Microsoft hasn’t shared detailed pricing for each configuration yet, but this is a great deal either way. The deal will end on December 5th.
HP Reverb G2 headset ($150 off)
VR enthusiasts can also get a deal on the HP Reverb G2 headset. This headset is designed in partnership with Valve and it supports Windows Mixed Reality and SteamVR. It has a sharp 2160 x 2160 display for each eye, immersive stereo speakers, and inside-ou tracking, meaning all your motions are tracked with the need for external devices. The headset also includes two controllers, one for each hand.
Usually, the headset would set you back $599.99, but with this sale, you can get it for just $449.99, making this a great time to jump into the world of VR if you’ve been wanting to do so for a while. This Black Friday sale starts on November 19th on the Microsoft Store and ends on December 4th.
Up to 75% off select Xbox Game Studios games
If you’re more of a fan of owning individual games instead of a specific subscription, Microsoft will also be hosting a sale on select titles published by Xbox Game Studios. Select games will be up to 75% off, including titles like Forza Horizon 4, Gears 5, Rare Replay, and more. Despite touting up to 75% off Xbox Game Studios games, Microsoft doesn’t seem to have a collection dedicated to its titles, and there are discounts on tons of games from different publishers. This includes a few standout games.
One of them is Psychonauts 2, one of the best games of 2021, which is nominated for Game of the Year at this year’s The Game Awards. This game was in the works for many years, and it lived up to the long wait. The title usually goes for $59.99, but you can get it for $41.99.
If you want to try some of Xbox’s older titles, Halo: The Master Chief Collection is currently 50% off, and that’s a fantastic deal for a game that’s already quite fairly cheap by default. This includes every mainline game in the Halo series, from Halo: Combat Evolved all the way to Halo 4. With Halo Infinite launching soon, this is a great way to learn about Master Chief’s story, and you can get it for just $19.99 right now. The game is enhanced for the Xbox Series X|S consoles, so it’ll look and run great on the latest hardware.
And if you’re truly a fan of the classics, Rare Replay is a treasure chest of old-school titles. It includes many titles Rare developed before and after being bought by Microsoft, such as Banjo-Kazooie, Perfect Dark, and Conker Live and Reloaded, a remake of the cult classic Conker’s Bad Fur Day. This is one of the titles that’s 75% off, so you can get this collection of 30 classic games for just $7.49 right now.
Those are just our personal picks, but we highly recommend checking out the full list of Black Friday deals to see what else is on sale.
Up to 40% off HyperX gaming accessories
If you’re looking for some accessories to enhance your gaming experience, Microsoft is also discounting some HyperX accessories for both PC and Xbox. The sale is mostly focused on headsets and mice, and you can find the full list here. The biggest discount is on the HyperX Cloud Stinger wired headset, which is down from $49.99 to just $29.99. This headset features 50mm drivers and memory foam ear cushions to be more comfortable, plus features like twisting the earcups to mute the microphone. This discount is also available at Amazon.
If you’re more in need of a new mouse, the HyperX Pulsefire Surge might be up your alley. This is a relatively straightforward gaming mouse with two side buttons and RGB lighting for some extra flair. It has a Pixart 3389 sensor with a 16,000 DPI, and it uses Omron switches rated for up to 50 million clicks.
Up to $50 Turtle Beach and ROCCAT accessories
The Microsoft Store also has discounts on some accessories from Turtle Beach and ROCCAT, two well-known gaming peripheral manufacturers. These include up to $50 off, which makes them pretty good deals. Here’s everything that’s discounted right now:
- ROCCAT Vulcan Pro Optical Gaming Keyboard – $150 at Microsoft ($50 off, also available at Amazon)
- ROCCAT Vulcan TKL Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – $100 at Microsoft ($30 off, also available at Amazon)
- ROCCAT Magma Membrane Gaming Keyboard – $45 at Microsoft ($15 off, also available at Amazon)
- ROCCAT Kone Pro Air Wireless Gaming Mouse – $90 at Microsoft ($40 off, also available at Amazon)
- ROCCAT Burst Pro Wired Gaming Mouse – $45 at Microsoft ($15 off, also available at Amazon)
- Turtle Beach Elite Atlas Pro Gaming Headset – $50 at Microsoft ($50 off)
- Turtle Beach Battle Buds for Xbox One / Xbox Series X|S- $15 at Microsoft ($15 off)
$50 off Microsoft Office Home & Student 2021
Finally, if you’re more interested in getting work done, Microsoft is also discounting the latest version of Microsoft Office Home & Student. The 2021 edition was launched just over a month ago, and it’s coming down by $50, from $149.99 to $99.99.
The Home & Student edition of Office 2021 gives you access to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on a single PC, but you can use it forever. You can buy it using the link below, but keep in mind the sale runs until December 4th.