Black Friday

Black Friday 2018: Microsoft unveils Surface and Xbox offers

Microsoft has announced a range of offers on Surface and Xbox for Black Friday.

Bargain hunters are expected to spend hundreds of millions of pounds in the UK alone during the annual online shopping event, which will officially take place on November 23.

Microsoft has now revealed what shoppers can expect at its online Store, with offers on the Surface Book 2, Surface Go, Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop, as well as Xbox and Office 365 subscriptions.

Black Friday started in the US as a one-day Thanksgiving event about six years ago but has since spread to Britain and been extended to span several days. It’s now the biggest shopping day of the year, with more than £3bn spent in UK shops and online over the same weekend last year, according to the Centre for Retail Research. That was a rise of 12.2% on 2016.

Here are Microsoft’s deals for Black Friday this year:

Woman using Surface Book 2


Shoppers can save £200 on an i7 Surface Pro 6 and an i7 Surface Book 2, as well as up to £200 on a Surface Laptop 2 i5 and i7.

The i5 Surface Pro 6 with Platinum Type Cover starts from £749.

Save £50 on a 128GB Surface Book 2 i5.

Save £24 when you buy a 64GB Surface Go and Type Cover; and save £36 when you buy a 128GB Surface Go and Type Cover.

Shoppers who spend £400 can get £100 back when they use an American Express card.

Xbox controller and games


Buy an Xbox One X bundle from £379 (down from £449,99), or an Xbox One S bundle from £179 (down from £249.99). Plus, get Forza Horizon 4 for £10 when you buy any console.

Gamers who buy a discounted console will also be able to buy selected games at discounted prices.

Shoppers can take home some of the biggest games for up to 50% off, including Sea of Thieves and Forza Horizon 4.

Gamers can also get their first month of Xbox Game Pass, the company’s subscription service, for just £1. A month of Xbox Live Gold is also £1.

Woman using desktop PC at home


Anyone shopping for PC accessories can save up to 50% on selected items.

Save up to £97 when you buy a tablet, keyboard and mouse.

Young woman using PowerPoint at university


Get £20 off Office 365 Home, and £30 off Office Home and Student 2019.