12 Days of Deals, Day 1: Up to $1000 Off Select PCs

Posted on December 5, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Hardware, Windows 10 with 2 Comments

12 Days of Deals, Day 1: Up to $1000 Off Select PCs

As promised last week, Microsoft has started its annual 12 Days of Deals promotion with a huge sale on PCs: You can get up to $1000 off select PCs, with sale pricing starting at just $199.

“With powerful Intel processors available in a wide range of devices – from laptops and tablets to desktops and phones – you can strike the perfect balance between affordability and function,” Microsoft explains. “Best of all, with free shipping and free returns on every item, every day, regardless of which device you choose, at the Microsoft Store, it’s easy to shop with confidence.”

Note: I assume there are restrictions since this is the Microsoft Store, and that this deal is only open to U.S. customers, or perhaps those from U.S. and Canada. I don’t see any notation about this on the site, however.

There are a ton of PCs for sale in today’s deal. So check the Microsoft Store website for the full list.

Some of the biggest savings include:

Alienware 15 Touch Signature Edition Gaming Laptop
Price: $1,497.00
Savings: $1,002.00

  • 15.6-inch 4K UHD touchscreen
  • Intel Core i7-6700HQ
  • 16 GB memory/256 GB SSD + 1TB HDD
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M graphics

ASUS ROG G752VL-UH71T Signature Edition Gaming Laptop Price:$1,099.00
Savings: $700.00

  • 17.3-inch Full HD touchscreen
  • Intel Core i7-6700HQ
  • 24 GB memory/256 GB SSD + 1TB HDD
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M graphics

Toshiba Satellite Radius 12 P25W-C2300-4K Signature Edition 2 in 1 PC
Price: $699.00
Savings: $600.99

  • 12.5-inch 4K UHD touchscreen
  • Intel Core i7-6500U
  • 8 GB memory/256 GB SSD
  • Up to 6.5 hours battery life

That said, looking at the list for PCs I’d actually recommend, I see some very interesting choices.

For example, there are three versions of the previous generation HP Spectre x360 for sale. These include:

I’d also look at the HP Pavilion Wave 600-a001 Signature Edition Desktop, which is just $599, a savings of $80; the ASUS ZenBook UX305CA-UHM4T Signature Edition Laptop for $200 off at $599.00; and the HP OMEN 870-181 Signature Edition Desktop, which is $1449, a savings of $100.

But do check out the full list.


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Comments (2)

2 responses to “12 Days of Deals, Day 1: Up to $1000 Off Select PCs”

  1. 887

    Once you proceed to checkout, you cannot enter an Australian postcode, and the State is restricted to non-Australian states :-(

    For anyone else in Australia, check the Australian version of 12 Days of Deals.

  2. 3272

    wow, that Alienware with the 970m is a ripoff and a half. Even the discounted price is bad, the regular price looks like it was marked up a grand so they could take a grand off. I guess the 4k screen is a part of it but man, no way anything with a 970m is worth that regular price at this point.