Microsoft offers solid savings on Lumia 950, Surface Pro 3 and more in ‘holiday super sale’

Could it be real? Could the sizzling hot new Lumia 950 see its first ever discount before production and demand are even lined up stateside? Technically, yes. But it’s not what you think. The unlocked variant is still listed as out of stock on Microsoft’s US website, and it’s priced at the same old, same old $549.

Instead, Redmond shaves 50 bucks off the MSRP of the no-contract AT&T Lumia 950, bringing it on-par with the unlocked model at last. Why cough up $550 on that, you wonder? Because there’s a good chance you’ll get it delivered in time for Christmas. Worst case scenario, around New Year’s Eve.

Too bad MS isn’t ready to throw in a free display dock, as is the case with the XL configuration. By the by, that one’s $649, the complimentary accessory is normally worth a full Benjamin, but the 5.7-incher is also “coming soon” to folks who haven’t ordered it yet.

The other protagonist of this “Holiday Super Sale” is arguably the $200 Microsoft Band 2, though it’s hard not to be tempted by the Surface Pro 3 as well, despite its advanced age. The fourth-gen Intel-powered 12-inch hybrid costs $600 with Core i3 power, 4GB RAM and 128GB storage, down from a list price of $900. Plus, you can get a Type Cover for $70 after a cool $60 trim.

Meanwhile, the Windows Phone 8.1-running BLU Win HD LTE sets you back $99, compared to the best competing Amazon deal of $150. Finally, a 2-in-1 Toshiba Satellite Click 10 laptop can be had for as little as $300, and the Sony Vaio Z Canvas beast starts at $1,700. “Super Sale” is a bit of a stretch, but for last-minute Christmas shopping, the savings aren’t too bad.

Source: Microsoft Store

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