Not to be out done by retailers and their own partners, the Microsoft Store has finally unveiled their own Black Friday 2014 deals. None are particularly earth shattering, but deals on Xbox One accessories and cheaper laptops and tablets should have buyers excited.
As detailed in its first post about Black Friday 2014 Deals last week, the HP Stream 7 is on sale from now until Black Friday 2014 for just $99. Joining that deal on November 27th, are some other reasonable deals.
Microsoft has been heavily promoting its Surface Pro 3 2-in-1s as MacBook Air rivals, and its slashing the prices on three versions as part of its Black Friday 2014 deals. The Surface Pro 3 with 128GB of storage and an Intel i5 Processor will cost just $899 during Microsoft’s Black Friday event. The model with 256GB version and an Intel Core i5 Processor will cost $1,199. Other Surface Pro 3 models, excluding the Surface Pro 3 for $799, will have $150 in savings. It looks like that $799 Surface Pro 3 won’t cost any less than it already does. Surface 2s, the low-end iPad rival in the Surface line of tablets, will cost just $300. Normally, its $449.
Microsoft isn’t hogging all the Windows related discounts for its own hardware though. The Dell Inspiron 15 will start at $399, the Dell Inspiron All-In-One will start at $299 and the Acer Aspire Switch 10 will start at $299.
Microsoft already has a holiday promotion that knocks $50 off the cost of every Xbox One bundle it sells. As a part of its Black Friday 2014 savings it’ll discount consoles even more. The Xbox One with Kinect Assassin’s Creed Unity Bundle will sell for just $429. That same bundle without the Kinect 2 sensor will sell for $329. Normally the Xbox One would start at $399. Last year the Xbox One sold for $499. Microsoft will sell the Xbox 360 4GB console with Peggle 2 for $129.99.
Select Xbox 360 games will sell for just $4.99. Ryse, Forza Horizon 2 and Dead Rising 3 will sell for $29.99. The Xbox One and Xbox 360 require that users have an Xbox Live subscription before they play games online with their friends. A year of Xbox Live normally costs $59.99, but it’ll be $49.99 during Microsoft’s Black Friday 2014 deals. Three months of Xbox Live Gold will cost just $14.99, down from $24.99. Charge Kits for the Xbox One’s wireless controller will cost $14.99 and a single controller without the recharge kit will cost $49.99.
Again, there’s nothing here that’s completly mind-blowing. That being said, these Microsoft Black Friday 2014 deals are an easy way to save on accessories and hardware that you might have already been on the fence about purchasing. To be fair, that $99 deal on the HP Stream 7 is an amazing value for users who need a tablet and would like one that offers compatibility with some of their favorite windows apps. Microsoft is also cutting prices on Beats headphones and its own Nokia earbuds too, though the sale prices aren’t that lower than normal price. For example, Beats by Dre Mixr Headphones will be $179.99. Beats Solo HD headphones will be $79.99 in nine different colors.
Microsoft’s retail stores will heavily promote these deals. Unlike other retailers, Microsoft is also offering the savings to online shoppers. Every Black Friday 2014 deal shown online should be available for users to purchase there and have delivered. Of course, that’s while supplies last so, getting online and placing orders early on November 27th is still a very good idea. The Microsoft Store website offers free shipping on all products.