Microsoft Office Home and Student edition 2019 is now on sale as part of Amazon's Black Friday deals at $50.99 off. That puts its price at just $99.00 from its usual $149.99 list price.
Now, for clarity, while most deals apply to physical products, this one is for a single device license. So it can only be used on one Windows or Mac machine at a time. But, unlike those other deals, Microsoft Office Home and Student can be downloaded immediately. So there's no requirement to wait for shipping either.
In terms of what you're getting for the money, this is a classic version of Office. That's going to make this a perfect tech deal for those who don't want to mess around with all of Microsoft's newest cloud edition software. Instead, the software — including 2019 versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as OneNote features, is all run natively.
For clarity, OneNote is Microsoft's note-taking and collaboration software. Its use cases are widely varied. But Microsoft says it's used to compile, share, and work together on notes, drawings, screenshots, and audio comments.
That's either for just one user or across multiple users, keeping all of the information organized and easy to access over the internet. The company doesn't specify which extra features are unlocked with a Microsoft Office purchase. But those will be unlocked automatically upon installing the software.
That will make editing documents, Excel spreadsheets, or creating slideshows a breeze. All without the need to connect online or sync up a Microsoft account — aside from standard license checks.
The software comes complete with a night theme for those who have sensitive eyes, which Microsoft dubs "Black theme." And the company is tossing in Microsoft support for 60 days. All at no extra cost.
The deal is only good through the rest of Friday's Black Friday sales via Amazon. So anybody who's been looking for a discount on the productivity software for their new computer will want to jump on this one fast. Whether that's for budgeting, word documents, or slideshows.