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Black Friday Microsoft deals: What you need to know in 2021

Black Friday Microsoft deals

Black Friday Microsoft deals

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01. Black Friday 2020 deals: US
02. Black Friday 2020 deals: UK

Are we really talking about the best Black Friday Microsoft deals of 2021 already? Absolutely! And for good reason. This year's Black Friday Microsoft deals will be some of the very best you'll see all year, and this is the place to go to when November's Black Friday 2021 comes around. 

We'll bring you the very best discounts and deals to be found on all Microsoft products – from Surface Pro tablets to Xbox Series X and S consoles (if there's available stock by then!) 

Of course, we don't yet know the exact details of Black Friday 2021. The event could be cancelled, or all retailers could refuse to sell Microsoft products (though we think the likelihood of such events are on a par with flying pigs). But, having sought out Black Friday Microsoft deals for years now, we can say it's highly likely that there will be amazing deals to be had. Here's what you need to know. 

Black Friday Microsoft deals: When to get them

As per every Black Friday event to date, you'll be able to make the most of the best Black Friday Microsoft deals straight after Thanksgiving in America. That means that in 2021, you're looking at 26 November for Black Friday, and 29 November for Cyber Monday (a more tech-focussed continuation of Black Friday). 

Now, as seen in 2020, that won't stop online retailers making their own rules, and starting the sales early. Last year, Black Friday weekend was more like a Black Friday fortnight of fantastic deals and discounts. And we're going to report on all the best Black Friday Microsoft deals around this period of time, offering honest comparisons and helpful context, making sure that you bag the best deals possible. 

Black Friday Microsoft: Deals we expect to see this year

Based on previous years, we've got a good idea of what Microsoft products will have the best discounts. For digital creatives, there were great deals on popular Surface Pro series of tablets, especially the newest Surface Pro 7. As Microsoft just released the Surface Pro 7+ laptop in January 2021, and with the rumoured released of the Surface Pro 8 not far behind, we expect some serious discounts on the Surface Pro series. And that's great news, as it's more affordable than the Surface Book, has more power than the Surface Go, and quicker than the Surface Laptop – all of which will have discounts too. 

Elsewhere, although the Xbox One X was discontinued ahead of the new Xbox Series X|S last year, retailers are still going to want to shift their stock of the console, and that means prices will drop. If you're not too fussed about getting the most recent console, we think there are going to be some serious savings to be had. 

Black Friday Microsoft deals: How to get the best deals

Bookmark this page, and we'll do the rest! Creative Bloq scours retailers all year long to offer its readers the best possible deals. That means the team is perfectly positioned to sniff out truly great deals from the great-sounding deals. We know if a deal in 2021 stands up to previous Black Friday Microsoft deals. We're also intimate with Microsoft's hardware and software, and know exactly what our digital creative community is looking for. The fact that we get an affiliate fee from the retailers if you guys go on to purchase the product, means we're kept on our toes to only tell you about the very best deals out there – they ones you're most likely to buy, and be happy with. Basically, we will do the heavy lifting so you don't have to. 

Below, we've put together some of the Black Friday Microsoft deals that are still running (not all of them sell out). 

Black Friday Microsoft deals still running: US

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Surface Pro 7 with Type Cover: $959 $599 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $400:
This impressive Black Friday deal has cut the price of a brand new Surface Pro 7 with Black Type Cover to just $599: that's a massive $400 reduction! This model comes with 4GB memory, a 128GB SSD and a Type Cover thrown in.

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Surface Pro 7 (8GB RAM):  $899 $727 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Save $172:
Walmart is offering a massive discount with this deal on a Surface Laptop 3. This 13.5-inch model has an i5 processor, 8GB RAM and a 128GB SSD. The retailer is also offering savings on a range of colours and configurations, right now, too.

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Surface Book 3: $1,499 $1,399 at B&H Photo (opens in new tab)
Save $100:
B&H have discounted the Surface Book 3 by a sizeable $100 this Black Friday. Boasting 8GB of RAM and 256BGb of storage, you'll be able to multitask and look after all your photos, music and photos with this powerful machine. 

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Surface Pen: $99.99 $63.99 at Microsoft (opens in new tab)
Save $36:
With 4,096 pressure points, the Surface Pen is a class act from Microsoft. And the company is overing a big saving of over $30 if you buy one this Black Friday. This lovely stylus is available in Platinum, Black, Ice Blue or Poppy Red.

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Surface Pro Type Cover: $159.99 $134.99 at Microsoft (opens in new tab)
Save $25:
The sleek and compact Signature Type Cover can be used a case for the Surface Pro as well as a keyboard. And Microsoft is offering £25 off this Black Friday.

Black Friday Microsoft deals still running: UK

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Surface Pro 7: £899.99 £774 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £124:
Microsoft has slashed the price of a Surface Pro 7 from £899.99 by more than £100, making a very tasty saving. This lovely device is ultra-light and super-versatile, with a laptop-class Intel Core processor, all-day battery and HD cameras helping you to get more done.

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Surface Pen: £99.99 £67 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £32.99:
There's a hefty discount on Microsoft's Surface Pen over at Amazon UK. The stylus is the perfect addition for anyone that has a Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Book 2, Surface Go, Studio 2, Pro 5, 4 or 3.

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Surface Book 3: £1,599 £1,329 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save £270:
A fantastic deal on the Surface Book 3 from Amazon UK this Black Friday. This is the Silver, 2020 Microsoft Surface Book 3. It's 13.5-inch, and comes with an Intel i5 Core processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD and Windows 10 Home.

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Surface Laptop 3 (128GB): £832 £707 at Curry's (opens in new tab)
Save £125:
The Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 is a powerful all-rounder laptop for business needs. With a 13.5-inch screen, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage and a sleek platinum, cobalt blue, sandstone or black finish, it's a quality laptop.

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Beren Neale
Deals Editor

Beren has worked on creative tech magazines and websites at Future Publishing for 13 years. He started this journey as Staff Writer on the digital art magazine ImagineFX, and in 2012 found himself bridging the magazine/website divide as Commissioning Editor on the newly launched Creative Bloq. Since then he took the editor role on ImagineFX, was Launch Editor of the fine art magazine Paint & Draw, moved to Canon Pro Europe website as Deputy Editor, and then edited the graphic design magazine Computer Arts. In 2020 he moved back to Creative Bloq, the biggest global art and design website, and as Deals Editor has applied his expertise in creative tech to help digital creatives get the best deals on the kit that they need and love. Outside of work, Beren is an avid rock climber and music nut.