12 Days of Deals, Day 4: Surface Pro 4 for $649

Posted on December 8, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Microsoft Surface with 4 Comments

12 Days of Deals, Day 4 Surface Pro 4 for $649

For Day 4 of its 12 Days of Deals promotion, Microsoft is offering great savings on the base model Surface Pro 4, which is just $649 today. That’s a savings of $250.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Microsoft take $250 off Surface Pro 4: Two weeks ago, the software giant offered $250 off the higher-end Core i5 and Core i7 versions of the device. But this is the first time the base model Core m3 version of Surface Pro 4 has been offered at this price point. Which I believe is the lowest price for Surface Pro ever.

In any event, here’s the deal: The Surface Pro 4 with an Intel Core m3 processor, 4 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of SSD storage normally costs $899. Butif you buy it today from the Microsoft Store in the United States, online or at retail, you can get it for just $649, or $250 off. Additionally, you will get a free sleeve with the purchase, though it’s not clear which make/model that is.

Please note, too, that will you still need a Type Cover. Surface Pro 4 ships with a Surface Pen, but the Type Cover is extra, so you real cost will be $780 or more, depending on which you choose:

So. Should you buy it?

This is tough for me to answer, as I’ve not tried the Core m3 version of Surface Book. In my experience, this processor is on the slow side in two key areas—app install and launch—but works well overall. It’s also fanless and thus silent, which is pretty nice.

That said, you might save some money and get a better device by shopping Microsoft’s refurbished store. The key word there being “might”: It doesn’t look like the savings are all that great, to be honest.

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