The holiday season is a time for deeper connection with family and friends—something we’ve come to appreciate even more with the challenges of the past two years. I’m inspired by the resilience of humanity and by the incredible spirit of innovation that’s enabled us to find new ways of being, doing, connecting and enjoying the company of others, at work and play, in person and virtually.
I’m also grateful. Grateful to work in this world of technology innovation every day. Grateful for the brilliant team who reimagined an elegantly simple, yet powerful, Windows 11 that delivers experiences people love. Grateful for our ecosystem of partners who are creating amazing new devices that bring those experiences to life.
Here are just a few of the new PCs that make the most of all that Windows 11 has to offer—like the built-in Chat for Microsoft Teams app, customizable Widgets that provide bite-sized information at-a-glance, and Snap, which helps users easily create the Windows layout that feels most intuitive. All this, plus quick access to services like Microsoft 365 and Xbox Game Pass, give us ready tools and personalized experiences for more connection, fun and creativity. With features for the mobile professional, remote worker, creator and gamer, there’s something for everyone on your holiday list.
Acer Swift 3
For those shopping for a hybrid worker, commuter or re-emerging road warrior, the ultra-portable Acer Swift 3 delivers powerful mobile experiences in a thin and light laptop that’s perfect for accomplishing more on the go. Powered by either the 11th Gen Intel Core Processor or AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Mobile Processors, the Swift 3 keeps people connected with best-in-class Wi-Fi and extra-long battery life. With fast-charging, it provides up to four hours of use on just a 30-minute charge. A fingerprint reader simplifies secure login to the familiar experiences of Windows 11.
Black Friday Deal: Take $100 off this model, live on Nov. 26.
ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 OLED
Another great option featuring the Intel Evo platform design and an 11th Gen Intel Core Processor, the ASUS ZenBook Flip 13 OLED offers an all-new, distinctively elegant design that combines ultimate portability with supreme versatility. With a sleek OLED touchscreen and 360-degree ErgoLift hinge that allows it to be used as a laptop, tablet, tent, stand or anything in between, the ZenBook Flip 13 OLED is as impressively stylish as it is useful. The super-slim chassis manages to house a wide range of I/O ports for easy connectivity. With an 11-hour battery and Windows 11, the ZenBook Flip 13 OLED offers the perfect combination of flexible performance and effortless mobility that adapts seamlessly to a user’s personal style, helping them stay connected on the road, at the office or lounging on the couch.
Black Friday Deal: At Amazon.com the ZenBook Flip 13 OLED will be $179 off, promotion running on Cyber Monday, Nov. 29.
Dell XPS 13 2-in-1
For the person who wants powerful performance in a thin and light laptop, the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 provides both speed and intelligence with an 11th Gen Intel Core Processor built on the Intel Evo platform with the flexibility of Windows 11. Dell co-engineered this laptop with Intel, using the latest Intel Dynamic Tuning Technology. This 2-in-1 adaptive performance technology actively changes the power of its CPU to optimize specific workloads—think streaming video, communication and gaming traffic—in the system to enable easy, fast and smooth online experiences. Users can stay unplugged longer, streaming content for up to 14 hours on an FHD+ model.
Black Friday Deal: Take $350 off live now through Black Friday.
HP Pavilion x360 14
With versatility, simplicity and sustainability, the HP Pavilion x360 14 is the perfect laptop for the person who wants a reliable, lightweight laptop that brings out the best of Windows 11. Built with the environment in mind, this lightweight PC is one of HP’s most sustainably manufactured consumer laptops to date. Users can stream content or game from anywhere with an Intel Core processor, optional Wi-Fi 6 for reliable connectivity and a flexible micro-edge display with a 360-degree hinge to watch or play in laptop, tent or tablet mode. With Voice Assistance and OMEN Gaming Hub preinstalled, entertainment and accessibility go hand in hand.
Black Friday Deal: Check for discounted pricing through Best Buy (warm gold) and Amazon (silver).
Lenovo Yoga 7i 2-in-1 laptop
Whether they love to binge-watch their favorite series or get into the creative flow, your holiday gift recipient will love the performance and style of the Lenovo Yoga 7i 2-in-1 laptop. With the advanced mobile performance of an 11th Gen Intel Core Processor and Intel Iris Xe graphics, this flexible touchscreen laptop has a 360-degree hinge that also allows it to be used as a tablet. Offered in Slate Grey or Dark Moss, with rounded edges that feel extra-comfortable in hand, it’s high on style. Multimedia absolutely pops on its Full HD IPS display and user-facing Dolby Atmos speaker system. A fingerprint reader keeps logins secure, while optimized battery life, rapid charging and super-fast Wi-Fi 6 keeps you reliably connected.
Black Friday Deal: Find discounts on the Yoga 7i 2-in-1 through Lenovo’s “Black Friday Starts Now” sale, running Nov. 15 – 26.
Razer Blade 15 Advanced
The Razer Blade 15 Advanced is a sleek laptop that includes loads of features the gamers on your list will love. With Intel’s 11th Generation Tiger Lake-H Core i7 or i9 processor, a 15.6-inch display ranging from Full-HD to 4K powered with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics and high-refresh screen options up to 360Hz, this light but powerful laptop delivers a supreme Windows 11 gaming experience. The all-metal build looks thin and smooth on the outside and is protected with a fingerprint-resistant coating, yet packs 1 TB of storage. The Razer Blade 15 also sports Razer’s industry-leading touchpad, a 1080p webcam, and an all-new keyboard with signature Razer Chroma per-key customizable RGB backlighting, giving your gamer the power of personalization.
Black Friday Deal: Take $1,200 off the week of Nov. 21.
Samsung Galaxy Book Go
For your loved one who wants seamless communication, sustained productivity and immersive entertainment—all in one device, Samsung offers the affordable and powerful Galaxy Book Go and Galaxy Book Go 5G. The Galaxy Book Go is powered by the energy efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 compute platform and the Galaxy Book Go 5G features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8x Gen 2 5G that delivers lightning-fast connectivity speeds. Users will enjoy instant-on performance that draws less power with up to 18 hours of battery life, and a quiet, fan-less experience. The large 14-inch display enhances entertainment and makes work sessions easier on the eyes. And because the Galaxy ecosystem is built to work together, users can switch between their Samsung Galaxy Book Go and Galaxy smartphone, or use features like second screen with a Galaxy Tab for seamless dual-screen productivity between devices.
Black Friday deal: Receive a $100 instant rebate on your Galaxy Book Go between Nov. 19 – 29.
In our increasingly hybrid world, our devices help us bridge the distances between us. This broad lineup brings forward the best of Windows 11 so you can give your loved ones the gift of connection in a way that is both innovative and familiar, while also discovering bright new experiences this holiday season.
Source: For family, friends, fun and getting things done: Shop the season’s Windows 11 devices