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

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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  • 1065

    08 December, 2016 - 10:23 am

    <p>Well, I have/had (gave to my wife) an Surface Pro 4 i5 8gb – could not resist getting this M3 device from BestBuy during their Black Friday deal (not exactly the same deal, but similar).&nbsp;&nbsp;I use it casually, definitely not my daily driver, but like it.&nbsp; I do not notice it being slow at all.&nbsp; I also have a Matebook 8gb M3, and I see no difference at all between those two. The Surface is nicer to work with though than the Matebook, so I find I use the Surface over the Matebook, just because 1) built in stand, 2) keyboard type cover on Surface is nicer than the keyboard cover for Matebook.&nbsp;&nbsp; Now for me 4gb is light, so I’m very cautious on what I load, I won’t load chrome on the sp4 nor will I allow any process to load at boot up – so I consciously keep memory footprint as small as possible.&nbsp;(as an fyi, daily driver is HP 32gb i7 – so my SP4 is just casual use as I said).</p>

    • 241

      Premium Member
      08 December, 2016 - 11:23 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#29269">In reply to </a><a href="../../../users/880510">880510</a><a href="#29269">:</a></em></blockquote>
      <p>Paul and 880510: Interesting. I always wondered about the performance of the M3. Specifically for info gathering/note taking and for consuming media. I had the i5 SP3 that always ran hot and loud. But now I have an i7 SP4 that only rarely is hot and loud.&nbsp; </p>

    • 1065

      08 December, 2016 - 12:19 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#29269">In reply to </a><a href="../../../users/880510">880510</a><a href="#29269">:</a> Edit: Matebook is an M5</em></blockquote>

  • 8616

    09 December, 2016 - 6:15 am

    <p>Microsoft trying to sell as many devices as possible before bringing on the ARM hardware?</p>


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