Spring has sprung at Microsoft. The company recently launched its seasonal sale with price cuts on everything from Surface hardware to gaming laptops to Xbox games and accessories.
The sale lasts until April 15, and we've sifted through the discounts to identify some of our favorite deals.
First up is the base model of the Surface Pro 7 and Type Cover for $600. At Best Buy, this very model costs well over $900. Several versions of the Surface Pro 7 are actually on sale with the Type Cover but we particularly like this model for its affordability. The base model features an Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of onboard storage—a modest configuration, but one that can handle everyday computing tasks like Office docs and web browsing with ease.
In our review just over a year ago, we gave a more powerful version of the Surface Pro 7 four out of five stars and an Editors’ Choice Award.
Next up is the Asus TUF F15 gaming laptop for $700. This laptop rocks a four core, eight thread Core i5-10300H processor with a boost clock up to 4.5GHz. It also has 8GB of RAM and 512GB of onboard storage. Visuals are handled by an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, which (while older) will be a solid performer on this laptop’s 15.6-inch 1080p display. You may have to tinker with the graphics settings some for best performance in intensive games, but you don't see gaming laptops going for just $700 very often!
Finally, we have the Kingston HyperX CloudX Stinger Core gaming headset for $30. That’s $10 off the usual price, and a great price for a gaming headset. The CloudX is an Xbox-themed version of the Cloud Stinger Core. We reviewed the non-Core version of the Cloud Stinger saying that it had “solid sound, serious comfort, and an attractive design.”
There’s also the more premium HyperX Cloud II for $80, down from $100. While most of the dozens of deals available in Microsoft's Spring Sale are good through April 15, note that the deal on the CloudX Core lasts only until March 31 or while supplies last, so don't dilly-dally if you're interested.