Microsoft’s Pi Day sale takes $314 off of some Windows laptops and desktops

As it has done in recent years, Microsoft celebrates Pi Day 2019 by marking a selection of PCs for $ 314; In some cases, even more. There are no offers here for its Surface computer line. Instead, this promotion focuses on Windows laptops and desktops made by Dell, Razer, HP and others.

Perhaps the highlight of the sale is the Dell XPS 13, which costs $ 314. Only configurations equipped with a 4K screen have made the cut. The best value offers an Intel Core i5 8250U 8th generation processor, 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of solid state storage for $ 1,085. You can pay $ 999 for the Dell XPS 13 with a 1080p screen, but upgrading to a 4K screen does not cost much more. If you want more power, the first-tier option raises the processor to an eighth-generation Intel Core i7 8550U and storage doubles to 256GB for $ 1,385.

If you want to save some money, the HP Pavilion x360 is also $ 314 off, lowering the price to $ 485. This 15.6-inch 2-in-1 laptop largely matches the internal specifications of the XPS 13 , but it is a bit more bulky and heavy, and only has a 1080p screen.

Some models of desktop computers and laptops suitable for games are discounted as Good, although many of them are still quite expensive. For example, Razer's 15-inch Blade notebook computer is on the list with a respectable $ 400 discount, albeit at $ 2,199, that's a lot to pay for a machine that does not have the latest Nvidia RTX graphics. However, it comes with some features that can tempt you, such as a 512 GB SSD and a 144Hz screen, which will make everything you do look smoother.


microsofts pi day sale takes 314 off of some windows laptops and desktops

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The HP Pavilion gaming laptop costs $ 565 after a discount of $ 314. This 15-inch machine will not be able to play most games without problems with the graphics set high (or even in the middle, unless you strongly modify the settings), but it's still a solid value given that it has a dedicated GTX 1050 Ti video card and a backlit keyboard.

Dell's Inspiron gaming desk is also worth watching. Normally, $ 999 for the configuration that includes an Nvidia GTX 1060, Intel Core i5 8400 8th generation and 8GB of RAM, is $ 685 after a discount of $ 314 for Pi Day. One of the low points of this desktop (at least on paper) is that it lacks an SSD, which could be useful due to the higher data transfer speeds of an SSD and the faster load times when you play. Instead, the desktop computer has a 1TB hard drive that rotates at 7,200 RPM, which will be fine for those who do not expect a top speed. And keep in mind that if you want to participate in this agreement, it is quite simple and affordable to update it to an SSD.

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