Need a new laptop or desktop? Microsoft's store has great discounts in honor of March 14, aka 3/14, aka Pi Day. That's why you'll save as much as 31.4 percent off some high-quality PCs from Lenovo, Dell, HP, and other manufacturers. Here are our favorite PCs that are on deep discount today. And, since they're direct from Microsoft, these PCs are all optimized to run their best without pesky bloatware.
A Near-Perfect Ultrabook: Dell XPS 13
The perennial favorite PC, the Dell XPS 13, is available on discount today—dropping from $1,399 to $1,099. This version has an Intel Core i5 quad-core processor, a 4K UHD touchscreen, 8 GB RAM and a 128 GB SSD.
A Decked-Out Gaming Desktop: Lenovo Ideacentre Y900
Due to jacked-up component prices (Thanks, cryptocurrency miners!) it's hard to build a gaming desktop from scratch. So, why not splurge on this discounted Lenovo? It has 16 GB RAM, an unlocked Intel Core i7, and, most importantly, VR-ready Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics. All that for $816 off.
A Premium 2-in-1 with a Pen: HP Spectre X360
Want a super-nice PC you can also sketch on? This sleek HP Spectre fits the bill. Its 360-degree hinges turn it into a tablet, and the included digital stylus lets you doodle and take notes. Inside, it's brawny, with a quad-core Intel i7 chip, 8 GB RAM, and a 256 GB SSD.