Microsoft has only recently started taking Google-endorsed Chromebooks seriously, but the number of highly competitive low-cost Windows contenders is already remarkable. HP is leading the charge on Chrome OS laptops, and the company’s Stream line is expected to become even more attractive after Black Friday discounts.
One such early deal sees the 13.3-inch member of the family drop from $229 to $199 over at Microsoft. 30 bucks savings may not sound like a lot, but you also get a complimentary $25 Windows Store gift card.
The coupon can be used to score a variety of apps, games, movies or music on Windows, Windows Phone or Xbox, and it’s redeemable by December 31, 2015. Yes, 2015. The icing on the cake is we’re talking a Stream 13 Signature Edition here, which is more valuable than a standard version of a tablet or laptop from the get-go.