Tip: Get a Surface Pro Platinum Bundle for Just $799

Posted on July 1, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Microsoft Surface with 9 Comments

Those looking for an affordable way to pick up a well-appointed 2017 Surface Pro with a Type Cover have a great new configuration choice: Microsoft is now bundling the Core i5 version of the PC with a Platinum Signature Type Cover for just $799.

This new configuration is available only from Microsoft’s online and retail stores and it was first spotted by Neowin. It includes an Intel Core i5 version of the 2017 Surface Pro—which, as a reminder, is fanless and silent—with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of fast SSD storage with an attractive and professional-looking a Platinum Signature Type Cover.

The new $799 cost represents a $360 savings compared to purchasing these items separately, where you would pay $999 for this Surface Pro configuration and $159.99 for the Surface Pro Signature Type Cover in Platinum.

According to Microsoft, the $799 pricing is good through September 15 2018, and while supplies last, and in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico) only. The special pricing does not apply to other configurations, and Surface Pen is not included. (Surface Pen is a $99.99 accessory.)

 

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Comments (9)

9 responses to “Tip: Get a Surface Pro Platinum Bundle for Just $799”

  1. Bdsrev

    Definitely new Surface Pro coming out soon

  2. simont

    I was able to take advantage of a different special, the i5 with 8GB RAM and 256GB SDD for $1099 ($200 off). It's still advertised on site but doesn't seem to be available anymore

    • wright_is

      In reply to simont:

      That was the one thing that put me off the Platinum bundle Paul wrote about. 128GB is too small these days.

      Given that some machines I've seen swallow 30 - 40GB of space for the 1803 update, with only 128GB, you would be very tight on space to perform such an upgrade!

      I updated an old Lenovo IdeaPad with 180GB drive for my brother-in-law and I had to first change the OneDrive settings to leave everything in the cloud, so I could free up around 45GB of space (the drive had around 8GB before doing that, after using the disk cleaner). After the update was complete, clearing the update using the onboard disk cleaner ended up with over 60GB free!

  3. Awhispersecho

    It's not only available from Microsoft, this exact bundle has been available at Best Buy for at least a month now and is 799 there as well. I just picked 1 up yesterday. Too good to pass up especially since my SP4 was suffering from flickergate. Best Buy gave me 340 bucks trade in for my Core M SP4 with the Alcantara cover. I imagine you could get even more for a better model SP4 if you wanted to trade up.


    It's clear MS is preparing for upgraded models to be released but this one is fantastic at this price especially with the trade in. Will be a great holdover device til the real refreshed models next fall.

  4. DLF

    And $789.99+tax at my local Costco (or Costco.com).

    • DLF

      In reply to DLF:

      And if the 128GB is not enough onboard data storage for you, keep your eyes open for the next couple of days/weeks looking for deals on 128GB (~$30) and 200GB (~$50) MicroSDXC cards.

  5. Chris

    I wish we had deals like this over here in Australia. That Surface Pro (i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD) costs $1499, and the Signature Type Cover costs $249.95, so the total cost, without a deal is $1748.95. $799 is almost financially viable for me. $1000+, not so much...

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