The Microsoft Store will offer discounted Windows 8.1 notebooks this Thursday, December 18. The store has been giving off holiday deals in its 12 Days of Deals campaign, the most recent of which is a game when buying an Xbox 360. On Wednesday, Microsoft disclosed it will offer attractive discounts on notebooks run by Windows 8.1 for a day.
The Thursday deal is the HP Pavilion x2 notebook, which will be offered at $199, in both online and in-store for the United States, a $130 off of its regular price. For those who will go to a physical Microsoft Store early on Thursday, the notebook will be priced at $149 for the first 50 people queuing outside the store, or for the first 25 customers at a specialty store of Microsoft.
The 10.1 inch diagonal HP Pavilion x2 notebook has a IPS HD3 1280 x 800 touchscreen and is a two-in-one device, because it doubles as a tablet when the screen is detached from its keyboard. Its processor is from Intel – a 1.33GHz Atom Z3745D chip that does its processing jobs with a 32GB workspace and a 2GB Random Access Memory. The one-inch thin and light ultra-portable device has a fanless design that removes whirring fans from notebooks for quiet and cool runs. Its battery promises 11 hours runtime. It comes with a one-year subscription of Office 365 Personal.
The shoppers in Canada are in for an amazing deal too. The $369-tagged Dell Inspiron 15 will be offered to them for $289 in physical stores and online; while it will be sold at $249 for the early birds in physical Microsoft stores – a $120 discount price. The Dell Inspiron 15 notebook sports a 15.6-inch display with a 1366 x 768 resolution. An Intel Pentium N3530 processor is under its hood. With a 2.16GHz clock speed, it works with a 4GB RAM and a 500GB hard drive. The one-inch thin notebook comes with Windows 8.1, Bing and a 6.25-hour duration battery.
Microsoft Store offering discounted Windows 8.1 notebooks is part of its 12 Days of Deal which started on December 9 and will conclude this weekend, December 20. Amazing savings for tech devices and gadgets are found in the company’s physical and online stores. Options are wide – laptops, computer tablets, desktops, 2-in-1 PCs, all-in-ones, etc. Most of the PCs offered have Windows 8.1 running them, the operating system that enables owners to organize the apps according to their preferences; and access them easily on the PC with a button’s click.
Topping the Microsoft Store’s holiday deals are Xbox, Windows Phone and some accessories. A wide variety of phone, Xbox and PC accessories are available for those who already have their favorite gadgets and devices. The store offers its products to shoppers as gift options for family members, friends, busy professionals, trendy teens or social media fans.
Microsoft Store offering a discounted Windows 8.1 notebook is not its first. Last Monday, the company slashed $200 from the Transformer Book Flips on its 12 Days of Deals. The 15.6-inch Asus Transformer Book Flip TP500LA features a 1920 x 1080 touchscreen, an Intel Core i3 chipset, and can be flipped from zero to 360 degrees to any angle. It has a regular price of $499.
By Judith Aparri
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