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New Surface Book & Surface Pro 4 Release Details Arrive

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It’s still too early for anyone to expect a completely upgraded Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 Windows 2-in-1 from Microsoft. That being said, the company has two surprise announcements for potential Surface Book buyers and owners of all recent Surface models. Microsoft began letting users pre-order its most expensive, powerful Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 yet. It also introduced a slightly updated Surface Pen accessory.

Microsoft announced that it was selling new configurations of the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 this morning. The company introduced the Surface Book as something that sits beyond what its Surface Pro tablets can do. The Surface Book is a notebook that can become a tablet. The Surface Pro 4 is an upgraded Surface Pro 3 with better display and a thinner profile. The Surface Pro 4 cost $899. The Surface Book costs a steep $1499.

Surface Pro 4 Impressions (1)

Today, Microsoft expanded on that family with one model each that offers 16GB of RAM and 1TB of solid state storage.

Microsoft’s website now shows a Surface Book with 1TB of storage, 16GB of RAM, 1TB of storage space and an Intel Core i7 processors. This new Surface Book model is now the most expensive model that Microsoft sells at $3,199 before any taxes or additional fees for shipping. The Surface Pro 4 with Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD costs $2,699 from Microsoft’s online store right now. To get this model shoppers need to use Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 configuration tool to specify each piece of upgraded internal hardware.

The Surface Pro 4 isn’t showing a shipping date, but the Surface Book is. Those that buy this new configuration can expect it to leave Microsoft’s warehouses on February 5th, roughly four months after Microsoft first revealed both the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book at a Windows 10 event in New York City.

Surface Book Impressions (2)

Shoppers will be able to skip Microsoft’s online store and purchase the new Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 configurations on their own from other retails too, Microsoft says. Unfortunately, the company doesn’t say which retailers those will be in its post on the Microsoft Devices Blog. The notebook and tablet will be available directly from at least Best Buy and possibly Staples. The company worked with both retailers to provide shoppers with Surface pre-orders last fall.

Both Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 come with a Surface Pen that allows users to navigate Windows, draw and take notes. For users who want an extra pen Microsoft has the new Gold Surface Pen. Besides the new hue, Microsoft doesn’t note any changes in this pen versus the other Surface Pens that it launched in October.

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The Surface Pen now comes in gold, blue, black and silver. Traditionally, Microsoft matches Surface Pen colors to the colors of the Surface Type Covers. The company didn’t reveal a new Gold Type Cover today. Strangely, red is not one of the colors available for some reason. The Surface Pen is available to purchase today for $59.99, the same as other colors cost. It includes a Surface Pen Tip Kit so that users can customize their writing experience. These pens work with the Surface, Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book.

These new Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 configurations aren’t enough to convince anyone not sold on Microsoft’s 2-in-1 vision for Windows into pre-ordering. That being said, those who were considering purchase either but needed more RAM should be pretty happy with the upgrades.

The next major upgrade for the Surface line of devices should come sometime in the spring when Microsoft is believed to have a replacement for its Surface 3 tablet arriving. It’s the Surface 3 that competes directly against Apple’s regular iPad.

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How to Pre-Order the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S

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This is how to pre-order the new Xbox in 2020. Pre-orders started on September 22nd and continue right now, though it can be hard to find one. If you are still looking, this is how you pre-order the Xbox Series X or Series S. Just make sure you don’t buy the wrong Xbox.

Here are our Xbox Series X pre-order tips and tricks, what you need to know about problems, and how to find the Xbox Series X in stock.

The Xbox Series X is $499 and the Xbox Series S is $299. You can pre-order these at Microsoft, GameStop, Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart, and other retailers. If you buy from Microsoft you can even get a payment plan as low as $24.99 a month.

The Xbox Series X release date is November 10th, and it is the same for both models. Here is how to pre-order if you want a new Xbox this fall. These links work for both models.

Read: Should I Pre-Order the Xbox Series S?

Here is a look at where you can pre-order the Xbox Series X and Series S. The pre-orders are open, but some retailers are no longer accepting them until more stock is released.

Microsoft Xbox Series X Pre-Order Details

How to pre-order the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.

Head over to Microsoft to see if you can place a Xbox Series X and Series S pre-order. You can also check out information about the consoles and you can learn more about the payment plan options through Xbox All Access.

Amazon Xbox Series X Pre-Order Details

Xbox Series X
  • Introducing Xbox Series X, the fastest, most powerful Xbox ever. Play thousands of titles from four generations of consoles-all games look and play best on Xbox Series X.
  • Experience next-gen speed and performance with the Xbox velocity architecture, powered by a custom SSD and integrated software.
  • Play thousands of games from four generations of Xbox with Backward compatibility, including optimized titles at launch.
  • Download and play over 100 high-quality games, including all new Xbox Game Studios titles like Halo Infinite the day they release, with Xbox Game Pass ultimate (membership sold separately).
  • Xbox Smart delivery ensures you play the best available version of your game no matter which Console you're playing on.

Amazon offers a landing page for the Xbox Series X, and you can sign up for an email when they are in stock.

GameStop Xbox Series X Pre-Order Details

GameStop offers a landing page where you can check out the various consoles and bundles.

Best Buy Xbox Series X Pre-Order Details

The Best Buy Xbox Series X  and Series S pre-order page lets you see if either model is available to pe-order.

Read: Should I Pre-Order the Xbox Series X?

Target Xbox Series X Pre-Order Details

The Target landing page to pre-order the Xbox Series X and Series S lets you click and see both consoles as well as accessories.

Walmart Xbox Series X Pre-Order Details

You can sign up for notifications when the Xbox Series X and Series S are in stock at Walmart and then quickly jump in to pre-order.

Read: Get the Best Gaming Chair You Can Buy

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Parents Double Check Your New Xbox Order

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The new Xbox is the Xbox Series X, but it looks like a lot of buyers bought the Xbox One X, which is several years old instead of placing an Xbox Series X pre-order.

The Amazon sales rank for the older Xbox One X climbed 747% on the charts during the pre-order window. This means that there are likely a decent number of people who bought the older Xbox instead of the new Xbox Series X.

This isn’t an overall sales increase of over 700%. It is the amount that the Xbox One X climbed the sales chart during that hour-long window.

Users ran into a lot of Xbox Series X pre-order problems and Amazon was very late to start pre-orders, which could be a part of this issue.

If you bought a new Xbox this week, you should check your order to make sure that you chose the new Xbox Series X, not the Xbox One X.

Double check that you ordered the right new Xbox.

The names are confusing, very confusing, so there is no shame in getting the wrong Xbox, but you should take a second to figure it out today, instead of in November or December.

  1. Go to Amazon
  2. Click on Returns & Orders
  3. Look for your Order
  4. Make sure it says Xbox Series X

If you see Xbox One X, you should click Cancel items and start the return process.

From there, you can use this guide to find the Xbox Series X in stock.

Xbox Series X
  • Introducing Xbox Series X, the fastest, most powerful Xbox ever. Play thousands of titles from four generations of consoles-all games look and play best on Xbox Series X.
  • Experience next-gen speed and performance with the Xbox velocity architecture, powered by a custom SSD and integrated software.
  • Play thousands of games from four generations of Xbox with Backward compatibility, including optimized titles at launch.
  • Download and play over 100 high-quality games, including all new Xbox Game Studios titles like Halo Infinite the day they release, with Xbox Game Pass ultimate (membership sold separately).
  • Xbox Smart delivery ensures you play the best available version of your game no matter which Console you're playing on.

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5 Xbox Series X Pre-Order Tips & Tricks to Get One After The Sell Out

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Do you want to make sure that you get an Xbox Series X pre-order? Or the Xbox Series S?

We have a collection of tips that will help you snag one as soon as the new Xbox consoles are in stock again.

The Xbox Series S is $299 and the Xbox Series X is $499. Pre-orders start started this week and will continue through November as stock arrives.

Read: Get the Best Gaming Chair You Can Buy

If you missed out on a Xbox Srries X pre-order on day one, here are the tips that you can use now.

Check Account Passwords Now

When the Xbox Series X pre-orders are back in stock you need to be ready to go. This is not the time to be resetting a Best Buy or Walmart password or creating an account.

Spend 10 minutes right now making sure that you can log in to Microsoft, GameStop, Best Buy, Amazon, Target, and Walmart.

This can mean the difference between getting a new Xbox on day one and waiting months. I lost out on one order because I tried to check out as a guest and it took too long.

Update Payment Information

While you are logged in make sure that your credit card is up to date and that shipping and billing information is updated.

The time that you spend updating any of this, could be long enough to miss out on getting the Xbox Series X or Series S in November.

Be Ready to Checkout

Now that you can log in and your credit card is up to date, you need to be prepared to checkout as soon as the console is in your cart.

Some links to Amazon may even put the Xbox Series X directly into your cart.

Don’t wonder about tax, warranties, or look for coupon codes. Check out and get a confirmation. The console can disappear from your cart. This is not like a ticket checkout process where you are holding an item for a few minutes.

Use Websites Not Apps

Websites tend to offer a better chance to get a console this year. The PS5 pre-orders worked best on websites, with some apps just showing the landing pages while other people were ordering.

It’s a good idea to have apps available as a backup, but start on the website and be on the lookout for links directly to the products on social media.

Set Up In-Stock Alerts

You can use this guide to check for the Xbox Series X in stock and then set up an alert that notifies you in the browser, by email or by text.

Remember You Can Always Cancel Later

If you really want the Xbox Series S, but it is out of stock, you may want to lock in the Xbox Series X pre-order and then decide later.

You can cancel your pre-order pretty easily at most retailers if you find the version that you really want somewhere else.

It is best to lock in pre-order and fine-tune it later.

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How to Find the Xbox Series X in Stock

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Here’s how to find the Xbox Series X in stock and how to find the Xbox Series S in stock. This can help you get a new Xbox on release day or at least in 2020 without paying marked-up prices on eBay.

The Xbox Series S is available for $299 and the Xbox Series X is $499. Both consoles are out of stock at many retailers, but they are going in and out of stock throughout the day.

You can use this Xbox Series X pre-order guide for tips and tricks, plus take a look at the common Xbox Series X pre-order problems to get prepared.

We have links on where to check for the Xbox Series X in stock, and a guide on how to get a notification when the Xbox Series X is in stock at a retailer so that you can quickly order one.

Where to Find the Xbox Series X in Stock

Here’s how you can find the Xbox Series X in stock.

The Xbox Series X is sold at several stores directly, and you can buy it on eBay if you are willing to pay a premium. Here’s a rundown of where you can check the Xbox Series X stock manually, which is smart to do as it can give you an edge in some cases.

You can also use these links to check for the Xbox Series S in stock to save $100 if you don’t need a disc drive.

Most of these retailers let you sign up for an in-stock alert. You can also do in-store pre-orders at some GameStop locations, but quantities may already be spoken for.

Read: Get the Best Gaming Chair You

How to Find the Xbox Series X in Stock

If you don’t want to manually check the stock at stores, you can sign up to get tracking alerts from NowInStock. These are great in addition to any in-stock alerts that the retailers allow you to set up directly.

  1. Go to the Xbox Series X page on NowInStock.
  2. Register for a free account at NowInStock.
  3. Check your inbox for a verification email and click the correct link to verify.
  4. Go back to the Xbox Series X NowInStock page.
  5. Click Add/Manage alerts in the right corner of the screen.
  6. Add an item to track it.

You can get browser alerts, text alerts, or email alerts when the model you want is in stock.

You can also see the history of when the Xbox Series X is in stock at specific retailers. Use this to know when you should manually check or when you should expect an alert.

How to Get an Xbox Series X Right Now

While you can’t get the Xbox Series X right now, if you don’t want to mess with a retailer or waiting for pre-orders to start back up when small amounts trickle in, you can look for a reseller on eBay.

People are already reselling their Xbox Series X pre-orders on eBay for a several hundred dollar premium.

Be careful to read the listing, we’ve already spotted someone selling a piece of paper pretending to be a PS5, and there will doubtlessly be other questionable listings. eBay is pretty good at closing those down on pre-orders like this, but just be cautious.

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Xbox Series X Pre-Order Problems: What You Need To Know

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This is what you need to know about the potential Xbox Series X pre-order problems that you may run into this week and even this month.

The Xbox Series X and Series S pre-orders start at 11 AM Eastern, 8 AM Pacific on September 22nd.

Here’s what to know ahead of time, and what you need to prepare to deal with the morning of pre-orders.

Xbox Series X Pre-Order Errors

Prepare for Xbox Series X pre-order problems.

Prepare for several issues with Xbox Series X pre-order problems relating to web pages.

The first issue is that retailers may only show the pre-order landing at first. Another issue is that the search may not show you the consoles. Finally, some websites may not load at all.

If the page isn’t loading, you may be able to load it on your phone. You can also check Twitter for a specific link directly to the product.

If every page is broken at a retailer, the only thing you can do is keep trying.

Xbox Series X Removed from Cart & Checkout Problems

One issue that you may run into fairly early is that the Xbox Series X or Series S can be removed from your cart before you check out.

This happened with the PS5 multiple times for us, and we expect that it will happen with the Series X.

To get ahead of this, you should make sure that you can log in and that you have up to date payment information.

Xbox All Access Problems

Watch out for issues signing up for Xbox All Access.

With Xbox All Access, you can buy the Xbox Series S for $24.99 a month or the Series X for $34.99 a month.

You can find these payment options at Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Microsoft, and GameStop.

If you can’t use Xbox All Access payments, you may not be approved based on your credit. The financing is through Citizens One, and you will likely get a letter about the denial.

You can’t do much about this, so be prepared to make a payment with another option.

Xbox Series X out of Stock

The biggest problem that you will run into is that the Xbox Series X and Series S are out of stock.

This will happen multiple times throughout the day, and you can work around the issues.

Check on Twitter for direct links. Some of these will add the console directly to your cart. This can look questionable, but in the case of the PS5, it allowed us to get the PS5 while others weren’t able to check out.

Xbox Series X Accessories Out of Stock

Don’t worry about finding accessories on the first day. Once you secure your console, then you can go back.

Keep in mind that your Xbox One accessories will work with the Series X and Series S in most cases, so you have time to get new controllers or headphones.

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