Kick your old PC to the curb with discounts on some of our favorite laptops

Sale prices at the Microsoft Store mean it's time to upgrade!

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The new year is a great time to finally get rid of your old, slow, heavy laptop. Right now, Microsoft is practically giving some laptops from Dell, Asus, Vaio, and a few other brands away. What makes these models even better is that Microsoft sells everything from its store comes with a clean version of Windows, lacking the bloatware that many laptops are burdened with. Here are our favorite picks, some of which are even winners of our coveted Editors' Choice awards:

Dell Inspiron 5000 2-in-1
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This affordable Dell is a good deal even when it's not on sale!

Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1

Last year, we tried out these inexpensive Dell 2-in-1 laptops and came away impressed. Between its backlit keyboard, good trackpad, and very decent HD screen, it has a surprising attention to detail for a product that's so affordable. Right now, you can scoop up a version with a fast Intel 7th gen i5, 8 GB RAM, and a capacious 1 TB hard drive for $200 off, making it a very affordable $549.

Get the Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1 for $549 ($200 off)

Vaio Z Flip
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If you're looking for a MacBook Pro alternative, this Vaio fits the bill perfectly.

Vaio Z Flip 2-in-1

This Japanese-made 2-in-1 is a surprisingly great choice for folks who might normally buy a MacBook Pro. Sporting a fast Intel i7 processor with powerful Iris graphics, this pen-enabled computer is perfectly suited for video pros and graphic artists alike. At $400 off, its $1,599 price tag is what you should expect to pay for a thin, high-quality premium laptop. There's a reason why it won our Editors' Choice seal of approval: It's a nice PC.

Get the Vaio Z Flip 2-in-1 for $1,599 ($400 off)

Dell XPS 13
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This Dell XPS 13 is one of the best PCs you can buy...and it's $200 off right now.

Dell XPS 13 9350 ultrabook

This ultrabook has taken all the Editors' Choice and Best of Year awards it's had a chance to snag from us, and now you can save a bundle on the previous, still great XPS 13. Sporting great 6th gen Intel chips, this Intel i5-packing XPS 13 also has 8 GB RAM and a right-sized 256 GB SSD. Add in a sharp, bright QHD+ touchscreen, and you've got a nice laptop that's better for $200 off, making it only $1,199.

Get the Dell XPS 13 9350 for $1,199 ($200 off)

Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1

While we haven't tested this particular model before, its price and specs are too tempting to pass up. With its very capable Core i7 chip, 8 GB RAM, and a 256 GB SSD, this 2-in-1 is as capable as you'd want. Especially for everyday computer users who occasionally need to dip into some real power, $300 off this Dell is awesome. Paying only $699 for a zippy computer like this one is rare.

Get the Dell Inspiron 13 7000 for $699 ($300 off)

Asus ZenBook UX360 2-in-1

Have tablet envy? This thin-and-light Asus has enough power for everyday tasks, and its slinky profile makes it a solid tablet, too. We've tried this Asus, and came away mostly impressed but for this price it's a steal. Even though it's powered by a mobile-class Intel Core M chip, this laptop is plenty powerful for the average Joe or Jane. 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD mean it's ready to become your constant companion. Saving $250 is icing on the cake, since it's almost impossible to find a comparable 2-in-1 for the Asus's $500 sale price.

Get the Asus ZenBook UX360 2-in-1 for $499 ($250 off)

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