Today’s 12 Days of Deals Promotion: Big Savings on Surface Pro 3 i3

Posted on December 4, 2015 by Paul Thurrott in Microsoft Surface with 0 Comments

Today’s 12 Days of Deals Promotion: Big Savings on Surface Pro 3 i3

Day 4 of Microsoft’s 12 Days of Deals presents an interesting proposition: Surface Pro 3 with a Core i3 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage for just $700. That’s $200 off the normal price, plus you get a $50 gift code good for use in Microsoft’s retail stores and online stores.

Note: This promotion is U.S.- and Canada-only, sorry.

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Surface Pro 3 – 128GB / Intel Core i3

Price: $699 (normally $899)
Description: The 12-inch Surface Pro 3 is the tablet that can replace your laptop (Type Cover and Surface Pen sold separately).
Specs: 12-inch Full HD (2160 x 1440) touchscreen display, 1.5 GHz Intel Core i3-4020Y (4th generation) processor, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB storage, 802.11ac/802.11a/b/g/n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, 5MP and 1080p HD front- and rear-facing cameras, one full-size USB 3.0 port, microSD card reader, headphone jack, Mini DisplayPort port, cover port, charging port, Windows 10 Pro.
Weight: 1.76 pounds
Color: Magnesium silver
Key features: 2-in-1 usage, excellent kickstand, great 3:2 screen, Windows 10 Pro

My take: I’ve not used or reviewed the Core i3 version of Surface Pro 3, and I think it’s notable that Microsoft moved to the Core m3 for the Pro 4. Also, this price still doesn’t include a Type Cover ($130) and Surface Pen ($60). So you need to add $190 to the price. $1000 is a lot of money for a fairly low-end PC like this, even with that $50 gift code.

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