Microsoft is Hosting a Surface Pro Fire Sale

Posted on August 31, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Microsoft Surface with 11 Comments

Nothing says new versions are inbound more clearly than a hefty sale like this one: All Surface Pro (2017) models are now $200 off at the Microsoft Store. Yes, including the version with built-in LTE capabilities.

As is always the case, there was no real heads-up about this sale, which is just casually noted on the front page of the Microsoft Store website. But I found out about this thanks to Neowin.

Here are the sale prices, which are good for 4 days only, or through September 3. I’m not sure if this is U.S. only but that wouldn’t surprise me.

Surface Pro – Intel Core m3, 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB SSD – $599, normally $799

Surface Pro – Intel Core i5, 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB SSD – $799, normally $999

Surface Pro – Intel Core i5, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB SSD – $1099, normally $1299

Surface Pro with LTE Advanced – Intel Core i5, 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB SSD – $1249, normally $1449

Surface Pro – Intel Core i7, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB SSD – $1399, normally $1599

Surface Pro – Intel Core i7, 16 GB of RAM, 512 GB SSD – $1999, normally $2199

Surface Pro – Intel Core i7, 16 GB of RAM, 1 TB SSD – $2499, normally $2699

Remember that you’ll still need a Type Cover, which normally starts at $129. And on that note, there is also a Surface Pro + Type Cover bundle for just $799 that includes a Surface Pro with Core i5, 8 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of storage. That’s $359 off! Or, upgrade to 256 GB of storage for $1259 (which is $200 off).


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Comments (11)

11 responses to “Microsoft is Hosting a Surface Pro Fire Sale”

  1. webdev511

    The $359 off is a pretty good deal, but I don't know that I would call this a fire sale, but then I want 16GB so I'm never getting the price I'd like to pay.

  2. sgbassett

    These are great deals. For must users, the 7th Generation Core processors are not going to perform much differently than the 8th Generation that will be in the new models coming out soon (which I am sure is the reason for these sale prices).

    I got lucky (no, not that way) at Best Buy last weekend when looking for a laptop to replace my daughter's aging 2013 MacBook Air that is starting to have reliability problems. She is now in a Ph.D. program where many of the stats programs she needs to run are Windows only, so I didn't look for another MacBook. And as the owner of an OG Surface Book that has been a joy to own (after the first six months of driver hell), I was partial to Surface devices.

    Best Buy had the widely advertised Surface Laptop i5, 8 GB, 128 GB Platinum-only model for $799, which is a steal, so that was the primary choice. However, they had a little card next to the price that listed other models available at a discount, including one of the fancy colored models with an i5, 8 GB, and 256 GB for $999. I also had my daughter's Best Buy student discount coupon they email out to anyone with an .edu address who signs up. It gives $100 off select Surface models.

    Oddly, even though the coupon couldn't be applied to the $779 Platinum model with the 128 GB SSD, they were able to apply it to a burgundy Surface Laptop with the i5, 8 GB, and 256 GB SSD. So the final price was $899 plus tax. I was also able to get 12 month financing without interests on my Best Buy card. Pretty nice deal on a premium piece of hardware that I know my daughter will enjoy using.

    Of course, step one in getting it set up for her was to switch out of S Mode to Windows 10 Pro.

  3. Nonmoi

    With Thinkpad X1 Tablet (Gen 3) i7(Gen 8, a generation newer than SP2017's) 16gb 512gb priced at $1500, pens and keyboard cover included, unless you want the tablet TODAY, I fail to see how is this a fire sale. (Oh, the LTE version is only $106 more, instead of 300. And it allows owner to upgrade the SSD on a later day. Not to mention 2 TB3 ports and USB-C charging support.)

  4. Chris

    It seems to be a US only deal. We don't have any special pricing on the Surface Pro here in Australia, though we do have a deal on the Surface Laptop, where we get $100 off.

    It's actually not that much considering the normal cost of a Surface Laptop with an i5, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD costs $1999 inc GST.

  5. anchovylover

    " I’m not sure if this is U.S. only but that wouldn’t surprise me "

    Doesn't appear to have made it down here to Australia. That's usually the case unfortunately.

  6. Chris_Kez

    Too bad there's no 128GB LTE option; the $300 jump from 128GB to 256GB seems excessive.

  7. CaymanDreamin

    Costco has the same i5 with a platinum keyboard deal, only its $789 and has an additional year warranty.

  8. Tony Barrett

    So many problems with all the Surface range with some bad design decisions too. Personally, I'd never buy or recommend one. Way expensive for what they are too, with stupidly priced add-ons.

  9. Jeffsters

    Gotta sell’um! Sounds like Microsoft has another sales problem!

  10. Mike Widrick

    It's very curious to do this now, between back-to-school sales and Black Friday. For the business, I really wonder what direction they're considering now. The Surface Laptop's old connectors are a real problem, the Surface Pro/Go tablets still lacks the kindle app or any prominent alternative. They've done well with building products around narratives, but their touch app selection and their execution is behind. Windows 10 is part of that, the hardware is, but also the strategy. They're the only player without a successful media store/service.

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