Laptops are being discounted left, right and centre this Black Friday, but it can be hard to know if some deals are genuinely good. However, there can be no doubt when it comes to Microsoft’s Surface range, where both its traditional clamshell devices have never been cheaper.
Deals on the Surface Laptop 4 have been in extremely short supply since it launched in April, but that’s not the case for Black Friday. You can currently get at least £100 off every single configuration via the Microsoft Store, with discounts as big as £300 on high-end models. In particular, that new £699 starting price is particularly tempting.
However, this Surface Laptop Go deal is arguably even more impressive. The entry-level model might not have been discounted, but the high-end model is now down to just £679 at Amazon. That’s a bumper £220 price drop, slashing almost a quarter off the RRP. If you’d like the same i5 processor and 8GB of RAM but don’t need 256GB of storage, the 128GB model is down to £529 with a £170 discount.
The Surface Laptop 4 is Microsoft’s flagship thin and light laptop, combining a premium design with powerful internals. In our 8/10 review, we praised its solid performance, impressive display and excellent battery life – these are the fundamentals of a great laptop. Price was one of only a couple of sticking points, but these discounts mean it now represents good value for money.
It's a similar story for the Surface Laptop Go, which Microsoft introduced in 2020 as an affordable alternative to the regular Surface Laptop line. It strikes an impressive balance between design and performance, but only if you upgraded to more RAM and SSD storage. These more expensive models were hard to justify, but make much more sense following these big discounts.
Both offer a compelling route into Surface range, but you might also want to consider Microsoft’s 2-in-1s. You can save big on both the Surface Pro 8 and Surface Go 2 right now.