Anyone else getting really bored in this lockdown? Us too, but we’ve been using all this free time to dig around for the best technology deals out there to help you find a gadget or two to occupy your mind. We think we’re onto a winner with this latest spring savings sale (opens in new tab) from Microsoft. The sale starts today (March 3) and lasts until March 14, so you’ve got a while to look over the deals and see if anything takes your fancy.
Weirdly enough for a Microsoft sale, some of the best deals to be found are those on Samsung smartphones, including the new Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus. So if you're looking for deals on the best smartphones (opens in new tab), this is the place to be. Right now you can get the Samsung Galaxy S20 for $799.99, which is a saving of $200. You can also get $200 off on the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus, which is down from $1,199 to just $999. It's worth noting that these deals have been matched by Amazon.
Samsung Galaxy S20:
$999 $799 at Microsoft Store (opens in new tab)
Save $200 on the latest Samsung smartphone during the spring savings sale at Microsoft. The S20 features a 108 MP camera, ultra-fast charging and is 5G ready.
You can also find savings on some of Samsung’s previous generation of smartphones if you’re looking for a bargain. The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (opens in new tab) down to $599.99, which is a saving of $150 while the Samsung Galaxy Note10 Plus (opens in new tab) is down to just $849.99 - that’s a whopping $250 off the usual asking price, and $300 off if you go for the 512GB storage upgrade..
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus:
$749 $599 at Microsoft Stor (opens in new tab).
Save $150 on the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, which topped our best smartphones rankings. There might be a newer model out now, but this is still a great smartphone at a bargain price. The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus has an excellent camera and superb edgeless screen.
Samsung Galaxy Note10 Plus:
512GB version $1,199.99 $899.99
256GB version $1,099.99 $799.99 (opens in new tab)
Save up to $300 on this titan of a smartphone during the spring savings sale at the Microsoft store. The Samsung Galaxy Note10 Plus has an epic 6.8-inch QHD screen and comes with a stylus for easy note-taking and sketching.
There are also a host of deals on some of the best laptops (opens in new tab) and tablets over during this sale, so be sure to check out everything that's on offer. We particularly like this deal (opens in new tab) on the Surface Pro 7, which is certainly one of the best tablets (opens in new tab) out there and can be picked up for just $749 in the sale, with savings of up to $200.
We’re big gamers over here, so we’re all about these latest deals on the Xbox One X (opens in new tab), which you can grab for $299 with a game bundled in - that’s a saving of $100. There are bundles that come with either Gears 5, NBA 2K20, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order or Forza Horizon 4, so there’s something for every type of gamer.
Xbox One X with bundled game:
$399 $299 at Microsoft Store (opens in new tab)
Save $100 on the Xbox One X, the world's most powerful games console and get a game bundled in. The Xbox One X is a powerful games console with a great library of games and services, including Xbox Game Pass, the "Netflix of games".
There are also deals on a bunch of Xbox One accessories, including controllers, headsets, and external storage drives. And if you’re looking for some games to play, you can grab your first month’s subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for just $1. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is a subscription service, kind of like Netflix but for games. A subscription gives you access to hundreds of titles across both Xbox and PC. It’s pretty much the best deal in gaming, even when it’s full price, so $1 for your first month is a no brainer. There’s not obligation either, you can cancel after that month if you don’t want to keep paying the normal $15 per month fee.