Xbox One S and Surface Pro 4 highlight Microsoft’s Black Friday deals

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Some giant tech companies feel inclined to throw their fans a bone by discounting a few of their biggest products for the holiday season. It’s a nice gesture that boosts goodwill and loyalty, along with sales.

Because other companies … just don’t do discounts. Ever. You know who we’re talking about.

In the former group is Microsoft, which recently unveiled its Black Friday sales on the online Microsoft Store. You’re not going to see any promotions on the exciting new hardware that was announced at the Windows event last month (some of that stuff doesn’t even ship until 2017 anyway), but there are some pretty good deals on the Surface line, Xbox gear and the PC-compatible VR headsets that will keep the Bill Gates fanboy in your life very happy this holiday season.

Check them out below, and take note of the starting date sale prices generally go into effect on Nov. 24, but some go online as early as Nov. 18.

Surface

Microsoft Surface Book (256GB)$1,899.00 $1,499.00 11/24 this is last year’s model, not this year’s Surface Book with Performance Base)

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 with Type Cover (256GB)$1,399.00 $999.00 11/24

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (128GB)$999.00 $799.00 11/24

Computers

Alienware 15 Touch Signature Edition$2,499.00 $1,497.00 11/20

Dell Inspiron 15 i7559-5012GRY Signature Edition$1,099.00 $799.00 11/20

Dell Inspiron 13 5378 Signature Edition 2 in 1$749.00 $499.00 11/20

Dell Inspiron 15 i5559-4682SLV Signature Edition $749.00 $399.00 11/24

More Windows computers on sale here

Xbox

Xbox One S$299.00 $249 with free game and $25 gift card 11/24

Xbox Wireless Controller Gears of War 4 JD Fenix Limited Edition$74.99 $39.99 11/24

Xbox One Special Edition Dusk Shadow Wireless Controller$69.99 $39.99 11/24

VR

HTC VIVE Virtual Reality System$799.99 $599.99 ($100 off, $100 gift code) 11/24

Oculus Rift VR Headset$599.99 $499.99 ($100 gift code) 11/24

Drones

Parrot Disco FPV$1,299.99 $999.99 11/20

Parrot Bebop 2 and Skycontroller$799.99 $449.99 11/20

Ehang GHOSTDRONE 2.0 VR iOS / Android + Windows Phone $899.99 $699.99 11/22

Wearables

Fitbit Alta$129.95 $99.95 11/24

Fitbit Charge 2$149.95 $129.95 11/24

BONUS: Getting to know the Surface Book, Microsoft’s first laptop

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