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Microsoft 12 Days Of Deals: Big Discounts On Select Gaming PCs And Dell Laptops

12 December 2016, 7:22 am EST By Carl Velasco Tech Times
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‘Tis the season to be jolly. For Dec. 14 and Dec. 15, as part of its 12 Days of Deals sale, Microsoft’s slashing up to $1,000 on gaming laptops and up to 40 percent discounts on select Dell laptops.  ( Microsoft Store )

Microsoft has once again gifted consumers its annual 12 Days of Deals, offering premium Windows 10 PCs, tablets, consoles, and more at discounted prices for nearly two weeks, a duration lengthy enough for those who have been eyeing gadgets pre-holidays and holding out for a bit more time to reap discounts from the inevitable holiday sale.

The 12 Days of Deals began last Monday, Dec. 5, and will end Dec. 16. Needless to say, now is the perfect window of opportunity for those who had skipped riotous Black Friday lines alongside Cyber Monday deals this past November to benefit from possibly the final rounds of discounts this holiday season.

"With great savings on some of the most sought-after gifts of the season, our limited-time offers put everything they want within reach — and within budget," reads on the 12 Days of Deals page.

Microsoft offers different deals each day, and the products can only be purchased during the day they go on sale. For Dec. 14 and Dec. 15, Microsoft is slashing prices off select laptops, so those keen on finally purchasing a laptop for productivity or gaming can do so now to save up to 40 percent for select Dell laptops, and up to $1,000 on select gaming laptops.

Dell Inspiron 13

For $549, which is $200 off its original price at $749, users can get the Dell Inspiron 13 5378 Signature Edition 2 in 1 PC, which has a 13.3-inch Full HD touchscreen, a seventh-generation Intel Core i5 processor, Intel HD Graphics 620, 8 GB of RAM, and a 1 TB HDD.

Dell Inspiron 15

Interested customers may also turn to the Dell Inspiron 15 i5559-4682SLV Signature Edition Laptop, which costs $499 against its original price of $749 — up to $250 in savings. The laptop, which is amazingly around $500 dollars, rocks a 15.6-inch Full HD touchscreen, a sixth-generation Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB of RAM, a 1 TB HDD, and an Intel RealSense 3D camera. There's also an i7 option for $749 that comes with a dedicated AMD Radeon R5 M335 graphics chip. Another Inspiron 15 variant, one with a 4K display and a dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M graphics chip, is also available for $899, against its original price of $1,099.

Dell Inspiron 17

The Dell Inspiron 17 i5759-8837SLV Signature Edition Laptop can be had for $799, against its original price of $1,099, so potential customers may save up to $300.

It has a 17.3-inch Full HD touchscreen, a sixth-generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM, a 2 TB HDD, and a dedicated AMD Radeon R5 M335 graphics chip.

Dell XPS 12

Microsoft has slashed $400 off the Dell XPS 12 9250-4554WLAN Signature Edition 2 in 1 PC's price, making it a steal at $899. It rocks a 12.5-inch 4K touchscreen display, Intel Core m5-6Y54 processor, 8 GB of RAM, and a 256 GB SSD. 

Dell XPS 13

The Core i5 Dell XPS 13 with a 128 GB SSD can be had for $999 — $100 cheaper than its original price, while the Core i5 variant with a 256 GB SSD can be had for $1,199 — $200 cheaper than its original price. There's also a Core i7 variant that costs $1,399 — $200 cheaper than its original price. The Core i5 version with 128 GB SSD rocks a 13.3-inch Full HD touchscreen, while the Core i5 with a 256 GB SSD and the Core i7 variants rock a Quad HD touchscreen display. Onboard all models is 8 GB of RAM, though all models unfortunately don't come with a discrete GPU.

Dell XPS 15

Like the XPS 13, the XPS 15 also has sixth-generation Intel Core i5 and i7 variants.

The Core i5 model, which costs $1,599 — $100 cheaper than its original price — comes with 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD.

The Core i7 model, which costs $1,999 — $100 cheaper than its original price — comes with 16 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD.

Finally, there's a Core i7 model with a 1 TB SSD, going for $2,499 — $400 cheaper than its original price. All these XPS 15 variants rock a 15.6-inch 4K touchscreen and a dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M GPU.

Alienware 13

The Alienware 13 Signature Edition Laptop can be had for $1,499 — $250 cheaper than its original price. It rocks a 13.3-inch Quad HD touchscreen, a sixth-generation Intel Core i7 processor, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M GPU, 16 GB of RAM, and a 256 GB SSD.

Alienware 15 Touch

This one's a pretty sizable discount, going for $1,799 — $700 cheaper than its original price. The Alienware 15 Touch rocks a 15.6-inch 4K touchscreen, a sixth-generation Intel Core i7 processor, a dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M GPU, 16 GB of RAM, a 256 GB SSD, and a 1 TB HDD.

For those who are planning to purchase this gaming laptop, Microsoft is throwing in nine free PC game downloads, which translates roughly to a value of $200.

Asus Rog G752VL

Customers can save $500 if they opt for the Asus ROG G752VL-UH71T Signature Edition Gaming Laptop for $1,299. It rocks a 17.3-inch Full HD touchscreen, a sixth-generation Intel Core i7 processor, a dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX 965M GPU, 24 GB of RAM, a 256 GB SSD, and a 1 TB HDD.

Settled on a deal yet? What do you think is the wisest buy out of all these offerings? Feel free to sound off in the comments section below!

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