If you’re in the market for a Microsoft Surface PC or tablet, now’s the time to grab some deals on the bunch.
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 13 inch tablet pc with keyboard cover for $900 (
$1,080) in best buy
the Surface Pro 9 It is the best tablet computer on the market. It succeeds in blending the best of tablet and laptop experience, being a Windows 11 tablet PC, it uses a detachable backlit keyboard cover, and is optimized for use with a digital pen (Surface Pen). It’s lightweight and has a smaller footprint than most 2-in-1 laptops while packing enough power for media editing and handling light gaming at higher configurations.
The entry-level Surface Pro 9 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD) retails for $900 at Best Buy, down from $1,000, and comes with a free Surface Keyboard Cover that would normally set you back $180 more. That’s $300 less than the entry point for iPad Pro 12.9 inch from Apple, which can’t run full software (applications only) and doesn’t include the separately sold Magic Keyboard, which costs $350. This 13-inch Surface Pro model packs an Intel i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage, which is great for those who simply want a device for editing documents and browsing the web without sacrificing the ability to use full software.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 from $700 (
$800) in Amazonvarious models up to $646 at Microsoft
The Surface Laptop 4 from Microsoft also retails for as much as $646, depending on the model. It’s not the latest model (that is Surface Laptop 5), but it’s still a solid choice for a mid-to-high-end laptop. It’s stylish, well-built, and well-supported, with a very comfortable and satisfying keyboard and trackpad experience, whether it’s on the 13-inch or 15-inch models. The entry-level 13-inch variant is for sale $600 It packs an AMD Ryzen 5 4680U CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. That’s $300 off full retail and about $100 off the usual street price. The 15-inch model can also opt for up to 32GB of RAM with an Intel i7 processor and 1TB of storage, and currently sells for $1,945 (usually $2,100) on Amazon. Microsoft site Big discounts on approx every model in betweenalso.
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 12 inch touch screen laptop for $600 (
$650) in Amazon
Now is also a good time to get a discount on Surface’s Laptop Go 2. We found the Go 2 to be a likeable product in our review, though not without some flaws. One of its biggest problems is that the base model with 4GB of RAM isn’t useful to anyone. The other is that the $700 model, with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, costs a lot. But as we noted in our review, “If you can find it on sale…the Laptop Go 2 is a budget laptop worth considering if you can live with its flaws.” With 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB storage model now on sale, it could be a great choice for those who want a compact, well-built laptop for everyday tasks and light gaming. As an added bonus, it’s also more repairable than most of its competitors, offering a user-removable SSD along with instructions in the manual for some other serviceable components. Just be aware that the Go 2 Laptop lacks a backlit keyboard.
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