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Microsoft trims holiday prices on Surface, Xbox and more

Holiday shoppers can save some bucks on a Surface Pro 3, various ultrabooks, Xbox One consoles and assorted accessories.

The Surface Pro 3 is one of a number of products that Microsoft is discounting in a last-minute holiday sale. Sarah Tew/CNET

Those of you searching for a last-minute holiday gift for the tech person in your life might want to pop over to your local Microsoft Store for some special deals.

A Microsoft Deals page touts savings and sales on a variety of products. You can save $100 on a Surface Pro 3 tablet and get a free sleeve to boot. Microsoft is also discounting PCs from Dell, Lenovo, HP and Acer. For example, a Lenovo Flex 2 15 Signature Edition 2 in 1 PC that normally goes for $699 is now on sale for $499, while a Lenovo C260 Signature Edition All-in-One that regularly sells for $519 can be had for $399.

As the holiday shopping season winds down, Microsoft and other retailers are packaging these last-minute deals for people who still need to pick up a gift or two. Brick-and-mortar retailers are trying to outdo each other not only on sales but also on length of the shopping day, with many of them offering extended hours. Microsoft's stores typically open at 10 a.m. but many have been opening as early as 7 a.m. to give consumers more time to shop. You can find the closest Microsoft Store by checking out the Microsoft Store locations page.

Various Xbox One bundles are on sale, including the Xbox One Assassin's Creed Unity Bundle, which kicks in free downloads for Assassin's Creed Unity and Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag.

A variety of accessories are also up for grabs, including Nokia and Beats headphones, Nokia and Beats wireless Bluetooth speakers, and copies of Microsoft Project and Microsoft Visio. You can also save anywhere from $5 to $25 on Skype credit to give your recipient a certain number of minutes on Skype calls.

Beyond scouring the overall Deals page, you can also browse specific pages for Surface tablet sleeves and accessories, Microsoft Signature edition PCs (which come clean without any of the usual trialware or junkware) and an array of other assorted accessories.

(Via Neowin)