ASUS EeeBook X205-black

Microsoft on Thursday announced deals that will be offered directly on its site and through its partners starting on Thursday, Nov. 27 and running through Black Friday and, in some cases, through Dec. 1. There are some pretty great deals, including one that really caught our eye.

First, you'll find the Xbox One at its new holiday season price of $349 through Microsoft, though as we already know some retailers, such as Target, are tossing in some games and dropping the price even lower. Additionally, Microsoft will sell the Lumia 830 with a Fitbit Flex for $99.99, though that bundle still requires a two-year contract with AT&T. Additionally, Microsoft is cutting $100 off of the Surface Pro 3 with a Core i5 processor, $150 off of the Surface Pro 3 with a Core 7 processor and $150 off of the Surface 2.

Finally, and this is the deal that really caught our attention, Staples will sell the ASUS EeeBook X205TA, which includes Windows 8.1 with Bing, for just $99. That device usually retails for as much as $249, which means it's more than half off. I actually picked it up on sale from Best Buy earlier this week where it was on sale for $140, which was already a pretty solid deal. It's a great laptop considering the price you're paying, and Staples will offer it in-store starting at 6:00 p.m. local time on Thanksgiving day.

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