[GTX 1650 – Best Buy Sale Saves You Hundreds on Microsoft Surface Laptops
Thanks to massive inventory shortages, it’s still virtually impossible to buy a new Xbox Series X gaming console (at least at $500 the retail price). But that’s not stopping Best Buy from throwing a 3-day Microsoft Shopping Event, where you can save on a slew of other products. The sale includes deals on the Microsoft Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3, Surface Book 3, Microsoft mouse and keyboards and more. No matter which Xbox console you have, you can save up to 50% on select games as well. Best Buy has also discounted some non-Microsoft gear like HP, Lenovo and Dell computers.
The sale is currently underway and runs through February 21. You can browse the entire sale at Best Buy’s Microsoft Shopping Event landing page, or browse below, where we’ve rounded up our favorite items and best deals from the sale.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 – 12.3-inch with Surface Pro Type Cover
You can save $460 right now on the latest model of the Surface Pro touchscreen tablet. It’s powered by a 10th generation Intel Core i5 and 8GB RAM, and also has a 256GB SSD. This Surface Pro package comes bundled with Microsoft’s Type Cover, a screen protector with integrated keyboard that essentially turns this into a laptop.
Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop
Not everything at Best Buy’s sale bears the Microsoft brand, and this Asus ROG Zephyrus M15 is a great example. It’s a mid-priced gaming laptop that offers strong performance for $200 off, putting its price tag within spitting distance of $1000. The Zephyrus is powered by a 10th generation Intel Core i7, has 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD. An Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card drives the 144Hz display, making it great for delivering smooth action in games.
HP Omen 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop
The HP Omen 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop is another great non-Microsoft value in this 3-day sale. You save almost $300 on this fairly high-powered laptop. It has a fast Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, and 512GB SSD. But the best feature under the hood of this laptop is the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 which powers a super-fast 300Hz display. To sweeten the deal, Best Buy includes a one-year subscription to Microsoft 365 Personal.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 – 13.5-inch
The latest version of the Microsoft Surface Laptop is $200 off right now. This Surface Laptop 3 boasts solid performance with a 10th generation Intel Core i5 and 8GB RAM along with a modest 128GB SSD. It’s highly portable at just 2.9 pounds and can muster an all-day 11-hour battery life.
Microsoft Surface Book 3 – 15-inch 2-in-1 Laptop
There are a bunch of configurations of the Surface Book 3 on sale right now, but we are partial to this model—equipped with a 10th generation Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM and a 256GB SSD, it is $300 off. The Surface Book is a flexible 2-in-1 convertible laptop that does double duty as a laptop and tablet. Rather than flipping the screen around to make a cumbersome and heavy tablet, the Surface Book 3’s display disconnects entirely, turning it into a lightweight and powerful tablet.
Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse
Microsoft’s Arc Touch Mouse could well be the most elegant general-purpose mouse you can buy. Compatible with any Bluetooth-equipped laptop, it folds flat for travel and arches like magic when you need to use it. It’s completely symmetric, making it ideal for both left- and right-handed users, and an oversized optical beam means it works on almost any surface, even ones that give ordinary mice trouble.
Will a couple of discounted Xbox games fill the hole in your soul left by being unable to buy an Xbox Series X right now? Probably not, but Best Buy has discounted a selection of Xbox games by up to 50%. Here are some of the deals you can get: