Just like Microsoft’s holiday sales last Christmas, the company’s Cyber Monday deals are going fast, though you can still hunt down a few decent ones.
The company’s Surface and Xbox deals for Cyber Monday include discounts on the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Book 2. Historically, Microsoft has also featured a few eye-popping holiday offers, discounting good-to-excellent laptops by hundreds of dollars. What’s left among Microsoft’s list of PC deals this year are generally less-expensive notebooks and desktops with hefty percentage discounts amounting to a couple of hundred dollars or so.
We found a couple of notable exceptions to that rule—though they’re accompanied by a couple of tradeoffs. Both the MSI GP73 Leopard-001 notebook ($1099, $250 off) as well as the MSI GE63 Raider ($1,349, $250 off) include the six-core Intel Core i7-8750H processor. The cheaper GP73 includes a larger 17-inch 1080p screen, but uses an entry-level discrete GTX 1050 GPU. The more expensive GE63 Raider pairs up the 8750H with a more powerful GTX 1060 GPU, potentially balancing the GPU and CPU a bit more equally.