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Microsoft cuts price of HP Pavilion 2-in-1 PC by $130

Normally $329, the PC that works as both a tablet and a notebook can be had for just $199 -- but only on Thursday.

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Microsoft is trimming the price of this HP Pavilion 2-in-1 PC by $130. Microsoft

Those of you looking for a 2-in-1 tablet/notebook can save a bit of money on an HP Pavilion courtesy of Microsoft's latest promotion for its 12 Days of Deals.

Available at Microsoft's online store as of 5 a.m. PT and at its retail outlets when they open, the HP Pavilion x2 10-k077nr 2-in-1 PC is selling for $199, a hefty $130 off its regular price of $329. To further tempt buyers, Microsoft's doorbuster deal will trim the price to $149 for the first 50 people who purchase the PC at one of the software giant's retail stores.

Since December 8, Microsoft has been serving up a new sale or discount each day as part of its 12 Days of Deals. The promotion is one way to not only trim prices on specific products but to encourage holiday shoppers to visit Microsoft's online and brick-and-mortar stores to see what other items may entice them.

The HP Pavilion up for sale on Thursday comes with Windows 8.1, a 10.1-inch 1,280x800-pixel touchscreen, an Intel Atom Z3736F processor, 2GB of memory and 32GB of storage via eMMC flash storage. HP promises up to 11.75 hours of battery life on a single charge. To switch from tablet to notebook, the Pavilion includes a detachable keyboard as well as an adjustable cover that can prop up the PC into a viewing or presentation mode.

The computer also includes a USB 2.0, port, a Micro HDMI port, a MicroSD card reader, an HD webcam, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

As further incentive, Microsoft throws in a copy of Office 365 Personal complete with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. The Pavilion is also part of Microsoft's Signature series, which promises a lean, clean machine by eliminating all of the third-party utilities, trialware and other junk that often clog up and slow down a PC.

Friday marks the last day for Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals. The promotion will end with a deal that offers you a 50 percent discount on the cost of a 12-month Xbox Music Pass.