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A Microsoft Office 365 Home subscription lets you install Office on PCs, Macs, tablets, and phones for up to 6 different people in your household, and each user gets 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage as part of the deal.
While I’m not entirely sold on the prospect of paying a subscription for software you might not need to upgrade every year, at $100/year, that’s not a bad deal for households with multiple users.
You know what’s an even better deal though? $55 for a 12-month subscription. That’s how much Amazon is charging until the end of the day.
Here are some of the best deals for December 6th, 2019.
Laptops and convertibles
- Asus E203MA 11.6″ Win10 laptop w/2GB/32GB for $120 – Best Buy
- Lenovo 300e 11.6″ convertible w/Celeron N3450/4GB/64GB for $261 – Lenovo
- Teclast F6 Pro 13″ convertible w/Core m3-7Y30/8GB?128GB for $406 – GeekBuying
- Lenovo IdeaPad 720s 13″ laptop w/Core i5-8250U/8GB/256GB for $800 – Lenovo
- HP Spectre x360 13″ convertible for $850 and up – HP (limited quantities)
- Dell XPS 13 9360 13″ laptop w/Core i5-8250U/8GB/256GB + $50 gift card for $949 – Newegg
- Del XPS 13 9370 13″ laptop w/Core i7-8550U/8GB/256GB +$50 gift card for $999 – Newegg
- Save $100 on select gaming notebooks – Newegg (coupon: EMCERPV23)
- Dell Chromebook 11 w/Celeron N3060/4GB/16GB for $149 – Best Buy
- Dell Chromebook 11 w/Celeron N3060/4GB/32GB for $169 – Best Buy
- Lenovo 100e Chromebook 11.6″ w/Celeron N3350/4GB/32GB for $208 – Lenovo
- Lenovo Chromebook S330 14″ w/MTK8173C/4GB/32GB for $230 – Lenovo
- Lenovo Chromebook S330 14″ w/MTK8173C/4GB/64GB for $240 – Lenovo
- Lenovo 300e 11.6″ Chromebok convertible w/MTK8173C/4GB/32GB for $265 – Lenovo
- Lenovo Chromebook C330 11.6″ convertible w/MTK8173C/4GB/32GB for $249 – Best Buy
- Lenovo Chromebook C330 11.6″ convertible w/MTK8173C/4GB/64GB for $270 – Lenovo
- Lenovo 500e Chromebook 11.6″ convertible w/Celeron N3450/4GB/32GB for $303 – Lenovo
- Samsung Chromebook Pro w/backlit keyboard for $500 – Samsung
- Dell Inspiron 14″ convertible Chromebook w/Core i3-8130U/4GB/128GB for $549 – Best Buy
Smart speakers & displays
- Lenovo 10″ Smart Display w/Google Assistant for $160 – Best Buy
- Amazon Echo Dot (3rd-gen) for $30 – Amazon
- Amazon Echo Dot (3rd-gen) 2-pack for $50 – Amazon (price in cart)
- Amazon Echo (2nd-gen) for $70 – Amazon
- Amazon Echo Dot (Kids Edition) for $50 – Amazon
- XPG 240GB PCIe NVMe SSD for $50 – Newegg
- SanDisk Ultra 128GB microSDXC card for $20 – Newegg
- Samsung EVO Select 128GB microSDXC card for $20 – Amazon
- Samsung EVO Select 64GB microSDXC card for $11 – Amazon
- SanDisk Ultra 32GB microSDXC card for $8 – Newegg
- Samsung EVO Select 32GB microSD card for $6 – Amazon
- Samsung 64GB USB 3.1 flash drive for $16 – Newegg
- Samsung 32GB USB 3.1 flash drive for $8 – Newegg (coupon: 12GPGC17)
- WD EasyStore 10TB USB 3.0 desktop hard drive + 32GB USB flash drive for $180 – Best Buy
- Apple iPad 9.7 (6th-gen) for $289 and up – Amazon
- Office 365 Home 12-month subscription for $55 – Amazon
- Name your price for a bundle of Weird Thriller eBooks – Story Bundle
The $55 Microsoft subscription seems like a decent deal but it’s definitely along the lines of ‘the first one is free’. Though in this case $55 is not free. But the question remains. How much does it cost you the year after that and the year after that?
They are counting on the fact that once you are ensconced in that ecosystem and have your documents and storage there then it is more valuable to stay there rather than deal with moving everything somewhere else.
And they are right. That would be a hassle. Perhaps think about setting yourself up initially someplace without trapping yourself under the burden of future potential rent.
Of course one never knows the future of anything. But my bet is this MS subscription service doesn’t become free all too soon.
As someone posing as a licensing expert, you should know by now that Office 365 has been active since 2011 and the scenarios you have given have been addressed many times.
You should probably do yourself a favor and google and read them before spouting your lack of knowledge all over the internet.
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