Here’s Microsoft Spring Sale, and it’s raining discounts on almost all of its devices. There is something for almost everyone, be it performance geeks, hard-core gaming enthusiasts or the fitness freaks out there.
To begin with, the Xbox One has just been made a bit more likable thanks to a $50 price cut. What that means is that the console will sell for just $299 starting March 20. What is even better is that the discount is applicable on all bundles. So while the 500 GB version will be retailing for $299, The Division 1 TB bundle will be there to be picked up for $349. Moreover, you can also save $50 on select Xbox One consoles, plus get a free game of choice.
Even the Quantum Break bundle that is slated to reach markets only towards April has also been included in the discount scheme.
Discounts to the tune of $20 are being meted out to a few games as well, which includes the top-selling Halo 5. That is not all for starting March 22; there will be an Xbox Store sale that will last a week and will see prices slashed by 40 to 60 percent on all games.
As for all discounts on the Xbox One, Microsoft has stated it is a limited time offer and is not specifying how long will the generosities last.
Similarly, there is a $100 discount applicable on the two Surface Pro 4 models featuring Core i5 chips. As things stand right now, the Pro 4 featuring a Core i5 chip along with 128 GB of storage and a 4 GB RAM is now priced at $899 while the same with 256 GB of storage and an 8 GB RAM can be procured for $1,199 post the price cut.
There is an attractive trade-in program as well where an even heftier up to $600 will be shaved off the price of a new Pro 4 to anyone willing to trade-in their old MacBook, Surface 3, Surface Pro 3, or even the Surface Pro 2 devices. What is even better is that the discount is on top of the $100 price cut already in place which means a net saving of $750 to avail of via the trade-in program.
The Surface 3 too benefits from the discount scheme with the version with 64 GB of memory and 2 GB of RAM getting $100 slashed off the regular price while a $150 price benefit awaiting those eager for the model with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.
As things stand, Surface 3 WiFi with 2 GB RAM and 128 GB storage selling for $399 while the cellular model of the same config priced at $499. Similarly, Wi-Fi only version with 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage is priced $449 while the same with 4G capabilities is priced at $549.
Microsoft is also offering a $75 discount on its latest fitness band. With the discount in place, the Microsoft Band 2 is now priced a quite appealing $175, down from the original $250. The Band 2, while being praised for its functionality has also been criticized for its high price tag. That seems to have been taken care of, to some extent at least with the latest price adjustment though this too will be valid only till stocks last.
Similarly, those looking forward to owning the latest Microsoft flagship, the Lumia 950 are in for luck as the same has just been provided a $100 discount. This makes the sim-free handset cost $449. Plus there is the additional offer of free 1-Yr Office 365 Personal subscription worth $69. Those feeling tempted have time until March 27 to grab the deal, or earlier if stocks don’t last till then.
Microsoft is also offering a 10 percent discount to students as part of its back-to-school program. The discount is applicable on Surface or everything else from the Education store for students of up to K12 level. The discount scheme is available until December 31, 2016, or/ stocks last.