Microsoft begins its "12 Days of Deals" event today in its US and Canadian stores, as well as on their websites in both countries. US citizens will be able to get a 7-inch Toshiba Encore Mini tablet for just $79 today, with a free 16GB SD card thrown in, both in-store and online. If you are one of the first people to show up at one of the brick-and-mortar Microsoft Stores in the US, you can get that same tablet for just $49 today.

If you live in Canada, you will get a different deal for today only. The Acer Aspire ES1 laptop has a price of just $199 online and in-store. The first few customers at each physical Microsoft Store in Canada can get the same laptop for $149. Both deals are, of course, while supplies last.

Source: Microsoft Store US