Hottest Black Friday 2015 Windows PC & tablet deals

Surface tablets, Lumia phones & other Windows gear among Black Friday 2015 deals from Best Buy, Staples, Walmart and others.

Windows for the holidays

Windows for the holidays

We’ll soon find out whether Microsoft’s rollout of Windows 10 and its latest Surface tablets and hybrid laptops will translate into strong holiday sales and provide a challenge to Black Friday sales of Apple Macs, iPads and iPhones. If the Windows products – not to mention Xbox gaming systems -- don’t fly off the shelves this Black Friday and holiday shopping season, you won’t be able to blame retailers for their effort: they’re pricing Microsoft and partner products pretty aggressively. Here’s a look at some of the deals.

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Staples: Toshiba Windows 10 laptop

Staples: Toshiba Windows 10 laptop

This Toshiba laptop, powered by an Intel Core i5 processor and running Windows 10, has been marked down for Black Friday (starting online on Thanksgiving Day) from $650 to $400. The machine boasts a 15.6-inch screen, 8GB of RAM and a 750GB hard drive.

hhgregg: ASUS Touchscreen Flip Laptop

hhgregg: ASUS Touchscreen Flip Laptop

This computer with a 15.6-inch display is marked down from $500 to $400. It has an Intel Core i3 processor, 6GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive.

HP: 20zw All-in-one-desktop

HP: 20zw All-in-one-desktop

This Windows 10 Home 64 machine is powered by an AMD E1 dual-core CPU, includes 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive. Its HD+ display runs 19.45 inches diagonally. HP is lopping $100 off the usual $400 price.

Target: Xbox One Gears of War bundle

Target: Xbox One Gears of War bundle

Target is marking down the price for this Ultimate Bundle, including a 500GB Xbox One and the game Gears of War, from $350 to $300 for Black Friday shoppers. What’s more, you get a $60 Target gift card tossed in.

GameStop: Xbox One 500GB Gears of War Ultimate Bundle

GameStop: Xbox One 500GB Gears of War Ultimate Bundle

Get the newest Xbox console, plus a copy of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (rated Mature 17+), for $50 off the usual $350 price. GameStop deals are valid from Black Friday, Nov. 27, through Sunday, Nov. 29.

Costco: Microsoft Surface Pro 3 bundle

Costco: Microsoft Surface Pro 3 bundle

This flexible tablet/PC with 128GB of storage is the second newest model of Microsoft’s would-be iPad killer, and it comes with a pen and Pro Type Cover, as well as with Windows 10 and a one-year subscription for Office 365 Personal. Costco is selling it for $900, which is $250 off the regular price.

Office Depot/Office Max: Toshiba Encore 2 Windows Tablet

Office Depot/Office Max: Toshiba Encore 2 Windows Tablet

This 10.1-inch tablet with Windows 8.1 and 32GB of storage is being marked down to $90 from $300.

Office Depot/Office Max: HP 15.6-inch laptop

Office Depot/Office Max: HP 15.6-inch laptop

This system, powered by an Intel Core i5 processor and running Windows 10, also includes 6GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive. It’s being marked down from $550 to $330.

Dell: OptiPlex 3020 mini tower

Dell: OptiPlex 3020 mini tower

This throwback desktop machine, powered by an Intel i3 processor and running Windows 7 Professional (yes, with a free Win10 Pro upgrade), packs 4GB of RAM and 500GB of storage. Dell is slicing the price from $827 to $500.

Sam’s Club: HP Pavilion Convertible Touchscreen Notebook

Sam’s Club: HP Pavilion Convertible Touchscreen Notebook

This 13.3-inch Windows 10 notebook boasts an Intel Core i3 CPU, 8GB of memory, a 1TB hard drive and Beats Audio. Sam’s Club is cutting the price from $600 to $400 for its Black Friday sale.

Walmart: 15.6” HP Touch Laptop

Walmart: 15.6” HP Touch Laptop

Another Walmart back-page special, this laptop features an Intel Celeron processor, 4 GB memory and a 500 GB hard drive. It's been reduced in price from $299 to $249.

Best Buy: AT&T GoPhone – Microsoft Lumia 640 cellphone

Best Buy: AT&T GoPhone – Microsoft Lumia 640 cellphone

This no-contract 4G LTE phone with 8GB of memory will be selling for $30, which is $50 off the regular price. Runs Windows Phone 8.1 OS and has a 5-inch LCD touch screen, 8mp rear-facing camera and 1mp front facing camera.

newegg asus eeebook

Newegg: ASUS EeeBook Laptop

Boasts 2GB of memory and 32GB SSD for $170, which is $80 off. Comes with Windows 8.1, upgradeable to Win10 for free.

microsoft dell inspiron

Microsoft: Dell Inspiron 15 laptop

Save $350 on a touchscreen Dell Inspiron 15 laptop, with Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB RAM and 1TB storage. Price comes in at $400.