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Surface Pro deal and Surface Laptop deal are both up to $360 off

Just in time for the last day to order something online and expect to receive it before Christmas, Microsoft has slashed prices on its 2017 Surface Pro and Surface Laptop models through Best Buy.Better yet, the Surface Pro doorbuster deal through Best Buy includes a Type Cover in the package – something we’ve hoped Microsoft would do on its own for years.The Surface Laptop on offer is more of a standard affair with a simple, if sizable, price cut. Regardless, both are excellent deals coming in at the 11th hour of Christmas shopping.
When you look at these deals, you might be thinking, “Why are you showing me deals on old products?”That’s because these ‘old’ products barely qualify as such, and still have plenty of oomph left in them to keep up with computing trends for the next several years. Take it from us: sometimes it pays to wait for moments like this to grab a coveted laptop or tablet that’s a fraction less powerful for a much lower price.For one of the cheapest entry points into Microsoft’s luxury laptop world, we’d suggest hopping on this deal quickly – we doubt it will last up to the expiration date.
We’ve rounded up the other models in our Surface Pro deals page tooThese are the best Windows tablets we’ve tested this year

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Chromebooks just got tighter parental controls including screen time limits

Google has introduced new features to Chromebooks to allow parents to be able to limit the time their kids are spending using the devices.Google’s parental control app, Family Link – originally crafted for Android devices – was introduced to Chromebooks a few months back, and now has added functionality in the ability to set screen time limits for kids, dictating how long the laptop can be used.Bedtime hours can also be specified, meaning that the Chromebook can’t be used past a certain time at night. These settings only apply to the child’s account.During these off-times, when they try to sign in, kids will be reminded to ‘take a break’, and will be informed of the time at which their Chromebook will be usable again.All of which should help parents manage their offspring’s Chromebook usage to a greater degree, and ensure an unhealthy amount of time isn’t being spent staring at notebook screens.
App activities
Further benefits include the ability to manage which Android apps are available to download from Google’s Play store (on supported Chromebooks), and activity reports that show parents which apps their children are using the most (and exactly how much time is spent on each).Note that Family Link already had the ability to block certain websites and police the web surfing of youngsters.Google is asking for further ideas or feedback for ways in which to develop the Family Link software going forward, so feel free to inform the company of your thoughts and suggestions via its feedback form.
These are the best Chromebooks we’ve seen in 2018
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Surface Pro 2017 deal and Surface Laptop 2017 deal are both up to $360 off

Just in time for the last day to order something online and expect to receive it before Christmas, Microsoft has slashed prices on its 2017 Surface Pro and Surface Laptop models through Best Buy.Better yet, the Surface Pro doorbuster deal through Best Buy includes a Type Cover in the package – something we’ve hoped Microsoft would do on its own for years.The Surface Laptop on offer is more of a standard affair with a simple, if sizable, price cut. Regardless, both are excellent deals coming in at the 11th hour of Christmas shopping.
When you look at these deals, you might be thinking, “Why are you showing me deals on old products?”That’s because these ‘old’ products barely qualify as such, and still have plenty of oomph left in them to keep up with computing trends for the next several years. Take it from us: sometimes it pays to wait for moments like this to grab a coveted laptop or tablet that’s a fraction less powerful for a much lower price.For one of the cheapest entry points into Microsoft’s luxury laptop world, we’d suggest hopping on this deal quickly – we doubt it will last up to the expiration date.
These are the best Windows tablets we’ve tested this year

Read the full article here at Tech Radar

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