Microsoft Launches New Two-Day Sale on High-End Surface Books

Posted on December 14, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Microsoft Surface with 3 Comments

Microsoft Launches New Two-Day Sale on High-End Surface Books

Today and tomorrow only, Microsoft is offering over $400 off high-end, non-Performance Base models. So if you were looking to get a Core i7 version of this product, now is absolutely the time to buy.

Keeping track of Microsoft’s holiday Surface sales has been difficult, but it’s clear the software giant’s strategy is working: After an absolutely abysmal first year, reliability-wise, Microsoft reported this week that November 2016 was the “best month ever” for this product line. Note that Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 were released in October 2015, over a year earlier.

Here’s what I do remember: The base model Surface Pro 4 had a one-day sale tied to Microsoft’s 12 Days of Deals promotion, and higher-end Surface Pro 4 models were previously on sale over Black Friday. As for Surface Book, Microsoft temporarily lowered the price of the base model by $250 over Black Friday, and Microsoft has more recently offered various Surface Book models for $250 off through December 24.

This latest deal, however, might be the best yet, assuming you want a Core i7-based version of Surface Book. This is the original Surface Book, not the more recent (and expensive) models with a Performance Base that adds more battery and a better dGPU.

More specifically, the following models are now all over $400 off:

  • Surface Book – Intel Core i7, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, dGPU – Normally $2,099, now $1,679
  • Surface Book – Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, dGPU – Normally $2,699, now $2,159
  • Surface Book – Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, dGPU – Normally $3,199, now $2,559

Put simply, most Surface Book models (non-Performance Base) are now $250 off. The high-end Core i7 models with dGPU are temporarily over $400 off. These deals end end-of-day tomorrow (Thursday), and is only available at the Microsoft Store.

One wonders if they’re clearing out inventory, as the Performance Base models make way more sense for high-end usage. And these are still very expensive, of course. But $400 off? That’s enough to trigger a re-evaluation, definitely.


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3 responses to “Microsoft Launches New Two-Day Sale on High-End Surface Books”

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    Still waiting for Surface Book 2 with upgraded GPU, CPU, USB-C, I hope. Then I will pull the trigger, c'mon 2017.