Whether you’re looking for a brand new gaming platform or simply a new game, we’ve uncovered some great options for the tech geeks and gamers on your list this year, many of them from the Microsoft store where you can find cost-effective bundles, deals and great affordable gadgets.
Score big points and level up in your gift-giving game with these great options for the lovable gamers and techies in your life.
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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (128GB / Intel Core i5)
Was $999, now $799
Looking for something super mobile yet powerful? This tablet can actually replace your laptop. Surface Pro 4 is thin, fast and flexible. It’s built to run professional-grade software, and the PixelSense Display has beautiful color and contrast that comes to life with Surface Pen and touch. Simply connect your Surface Pro 4 to Surface Dock and use up to two high-resolution monitors, a full keyboard, mouse and any other accessories. The built-in Kickstand lets your screen rest at almost any angle.
It’s the perfect complement! Pair this with your Microsoft Surface using Bluetooth technology. The battery offers power for a full year.
Surface Book with Performance Base
Starting at $2399
Have someone on your list who’s in the market for a new computer? This powerful and versatile laptop includes a detachable 13.5-inch PixelSense display that’s optimized for Pen and touch, and it has higher resolution than MacBook Pro 13.6. Surface Book gives users the full power of a high-performance laptop along with the flexibility of a tablet, and it runs professional-grade software anywhere you want.
Turtle Beach Elite 800X Gaming Headset
$249.95 (Reg. Price $299.95)
If you want one of the best gaming headsets on the market, try the Turtle Beach Elite 800X Gaming Headset. Despite their fairly large size, these headphones are comfortable and the sound is great whether you use them with your gaming laptop, console or even to listen to music on your phone.
Xbox One S deal
Save $50 on select Xbox One S consoles plus score a free game, starting at $299
If the gamer on your list is in need of a new, updated console, this is a deal from Microsoft that’s tough to pass up: Save $50 on the console plus get a free game! Xbox One has backward compatibility, which means it plays Xbox 360 games without a problem.
JBL Pulse 2
$119.95 (was $199.95)
Even gamers and tech geeks can be cool. Up their street cred with this cool JBL Pulse 2 portable Bluetooth speaker from Microsoft. Packing multi-colored LED lights, this speaker puts on an interactive light show in sync with their favorite tunes. Plus, a color sensor lens mimics the colors around you, so it never clashes with its setting. Buy it right now and save $80.
Microsoft Xbox One Controller
Starting at $59.99
When Microsoft released the Xbox One S, it also took time to add some new touches to its controller. The new version includes Bluetooth, making it compatible with both your Xbox One and Windows 10 PC—perfect for switching between devices with Xbox Anywhere games.
Microsoft Surface Studio
Starts at $2,999. Preorder now and get a free Surface Dial.
Ships in early 2017
For the innovative tech geek in your life, Surface Studio is an entirely new device designed for the creative process. Its roomy and adjustable 28-inch PixelSense Display provides a huge canvas for all kinds of work. You can stand it upright to sketch, paint and edit photos, or lay it flat to draw on it like a drafting table. It can be used with a unique set of tools like Surface Pen, Surface Dial1 and Windows Ink to give even more control over the way you create. You can preorder it now, and it will ship soon after the holidays.
Select Xbox One games
Free $10 gift code
Pre-order select Xbox One games and get a free gift code worth $10, plus guaranteed release-day delivery. Includes Steep, Dead Rising 4 and Final Fantasy XV Day One Edition for Xbox One, among several others.
And last but not least, encourage your gamer to get up and get moving once in a while with the Fitbit Charge 2 fitness tracker. It automatically tracks all-day activity, exercise and sleep. Users can monitor their progress and view real-time stats on the large OLED tap display. It features a PurePulse heart rate monitor, multi-sport modes, connected GPS and SmartTrack technology.