Best Microsoft Black Friday deals 2021
Microsoft has a lot of great reasons to get involved in Black Friday. I mean, it just announced entirely new hardware a couple of months ago. That is bound to impact what we see drop in price this year because we should see the older generations go on sale and we might even see brand-new low prices for the brand new gear. Don't forget there's also the Xbox Series S and Series X. The newest Microsoft gaming consoles should at the very least see a more steady supply during the holidays if not feature some interesting bundles and other deals. This year will be a great year to save on video games, Surface hardware, laptops, and more.
Last year's Black Friday was notable because everything shifted to online shopping. We've been saying for years that online shopping is the better way to go for Black Friday anyway, and now it's the definitive way because it looks like this year's event will also have a very strong online presence. Turns out, saving money is better when you don't have to fight off the Horde to do it. What makes this even better if you're looking for Microsoft deals is that Microsoft has a great online store and a huge online presence across multiple retailers. Where there is a Black Friday sale, there is bound to be something from Microsoft in it.
Where to find the best Microsoft Black Friday deals?
If you're looking for the latest and greatest Surface hardware and hoping to find it on sale, then keep an eye out on the Microsoft store. Are you looking for software like Game Pass or Microsoft 365? Amazon has had quite a few good deals on both. Or do you just want a great Windows laptop? Well, you can find deals on those in a number of places. If you're specifically looking for Surface deals, we've also put together a list of all the best Black Friday Microsoft Surface deals.
- Microsoft Store: Look here for early Black Friday PC sales, Surface deals, and more
- Microsoft Store Outlet on eBay: Look for eBay sitewide codes that could be used for big savings here
- Amazon: Major discounts on accessories and software through Black Friday and regularly matches deals found across other retailers.
- Best Buy: Offers strong deals across a variety of Microsoft hardware including Microsoft Surface products and other third-party Windows laptops.
- Walmart: Another great spot for general deals through the Black Friday period, including savings on laptops and tablets. Also among the top retailers for Xbox Series X restocks.
Want some specific deals straight from Microsoft? Try these landing pages:
- Free Surface Earbuds with the Surface Pro 8
- Holiday Deals covering desktops, laptops, monitors, and more
- Save on the Surface Laptop Go, the Surface Pro 7, and select HyperX accessories
Microsoft Black Friday Surface deals
The Surface lineup is just getting bigger and better every year. Whether you're looking for something new like the Surface Pro 8 or something unique like the Surface Duo 2, we will have an eye on all of the best deals right here. Also check out our dedicated collection of the best Black Friday Microsoft Surface deals 2021.
Surface Pro 8 Essentials Bundle | $345 off
The Surface Pro 8 was recently released and is unlikely to see any standalone Black Friday deals, but you can save if you bundle up with some essential accessories software. Choose your Surface Pro 8 configuration (of which there are plenty), add a Signature Keyboard, choose a Microsoft 365 15-month subscription, add a coverage plan, and select a color for your free Surface Earbuds. Bundles start at $1,464 and climb, but you'll always get the $345 savings.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 | $600 off
This high-end Pro 7 is sporting a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. There's no Type Cover included, but you're still saving $600 off the regular price. If you'd like a premium Pro 7 that costs as much as a much more basic model, this is it.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Plus | $230 off
This Surface Pro 7 Plus model has Intel's newer 11th Gen Core i5 CPU, 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM, and 128GB M.2 PCIe SSD. The touch display is set at a crisp 2736x1824 resolution, and it comes bundled with a black Type Cover for extra savings.
Surface Pro 7 Plus Type Cover Bundle | $230 off
This bundle lands you $150 off your choice of Surface Pro 7 Plus, as well as a further $80 off a Surface Pro Type Cover. From there, it's up to you if you'd like to continue saving on a Microsoft 365 subscription, extended protection plan, and accessories. Everything is on sale!
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 13 | $200 off
Microsoft's premium notebook brings a gorgeous design and significant performance for anyone with productivity in mind. This specific model has an AMD Ryzen 5 4680U CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB M.2 PCIe SSD. The 13.5-inch touch display is typical Surface fare, with a crisp 2256x1504 resolution and inking capabilities.
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15 | $500 off
The 15-inch Surface Book 3 is a modular PC with performance that can keep up with many desktops. This model has a 10th Gen Intel Core i7-1065G7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD to go along with the high-res touch display with inking capabilities.
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go | $150 off
The Surface Laptop Go is already one of Microsoft's most affordable Surface devices. Its Intel Core i5 processor is fast enough for everyday work, and the laptop delivers good battery life. Get this discounted model with Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 128GB SSD, and 12.4-inch touch display with 1536x1024 resolution.
Microsoft Black Friday software deals
If you want to play all the latest games, especially new holiday titles like Forza Horizon 5 or Halo Infinite, then you'll probably want to get a Game Pass membership. Microsoft's subscription service often goes on sale during the holidays and gives you access to hundreds of games to play, whether you have an Xbox or play on PC. You might also be interested in something like Microsoft 365 if you need to worry more about your productivity. Here are some great deals on both.
It's basically Netflix for video games, and it's one of the best deals around even at full price. This is the best time to have Game Pass, too, with some amazing new games coming out.
3 months of Game Pass Ultimate | $25
There are a lot of Game Pass varieties that give you access to different aspects of the program, but the Ultimate version gives you all of it. Get Xbox Live, Game Pass for PC, cloud gaming, EA Play, and more with this subscription.
Microsoft Black Friday Series X/S deals
Whether you need the actual gaming console or you just need some accessories to go with the one you've already got, save some money with these deals. To dive even deeper into the world of Xbox deals, take a look at our collection of the best Black Friday Xbox Series X deals.
Xbox Wireless Controllers only $49 at Walmart
Save $16: Microsoft's newest Xbox controllers have scored huge Black Friday savings. You can find all the popular colors and styles for just $49, presenting an all-time low on its gamepads. They work with Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, or even PCs, making for an ideal gift for your player two.
Get started with Xbox Cloud Gaming for $10.49
Save $16: Cloud gaming is finally a reality, and a mobile clip is one of the cheapest ways to get started. The PowerA MOGA clip allows you to mount almost any smartphone to your Xbox One or Xbox Series X controller for a serious upgrade to your mobile gaming.
When do the Microsoft Black Friday deals begin?
Black Friday is officially Friday, Nov. 26, but the real deals have already started. Honestly, the moment Microsoft announced a new Surface Pro 8 back in September we started seeing great deals on the Surface Pro 7, which isn't a bad device even if it's an older generation. If you can deal with not having the latest and the greatest, that will be the sweet spot for Microsoft deals this year. Those "one generation out" devices that retailers will be looking to clear from their shelves are going to already be discounted from Microsoft and then on sale for a little bit more just for the sake of Black Friday.
Also keep an eye out for other sales from major retailers, like Walmart's Black Friday Deals for Days sale or Best Buy's early Black Friday sale. You might have to sort through some non-Microsoft stuff, but you should definitely find a few great deals available.
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J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.