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Take $100 off both Core i5 powered Surface Pro 4 models via the Microsoft Store

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Take $100 off both Core i5 powered Surface Pro 4 models via the Microsoft Store
Looking to pick up the Surface Pro 4 tablet at a discount? Then you should check out the Microsoft Store which is running a sale on certain models of the device. From now until March 26th, you can save $100 on the versions of the Surface Pro 4 that feature the Intel Core i5 processor under the hood. There are two such models.

One is the 128GB Surface Pro 4 with the Intel Core i5 processor. Normally $999, you can pick up the slate for $899. Or, you can pick up the 256GB Surface Pro 4 carrying 8GB of RAM, also with the Intel Core i5 processor. The price of that device is usually $1299. With the $100 discount, the price of the tablet is $1199.

If you're interested in either deal, all you need to do is click on the sourcelink. And remember, there is an expiration date on this sale.


source: Microsoft (1), (2) via MSPoweruser

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posted on 14 Mar 2016, 00:02 2

1. MrElectrifyer (limited) (Posts: 2192; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Great deal on an already awesome bang for buck product.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 02:25 1

2. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)


Do they really charge 300$ for 128GB-256GB SSD upgrade! That's a rip-off. You can buy an M-sata 256GB drive for less than 100$, and that doesn't even assume the less cost as you remove the 128GB drive.

For 300$, you can buy a Samsung 950 pro 512 GB M.2 SSD. That monster has 2600 MB/s reads and 1600 MB/s writes.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 03:27 1

3. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


Products are expensive, and even of the rip-off category when they're within their first year of launch.

And Microsoft isn't an exception; all OEMs do the same.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 06:59 3

4. elitewolverine (Posts: 5085; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


No, that selection also includes 8GB of ram vs 4GB, so you get double the ssd and double the ram. As well they are not the same type of snap in ssd that are cheaper to build vs an internal system like a 8mm tablet. Not to mention size restriction too. Your mem chip is 3mm add in the interface and you get another 2-3mm in height. Meaning just the interface alone is 80-90% of its thickness....not to mention its powerdraw either...

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 09:25

5. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)


Meh. All laptop RAM are the same size. The difference between the price of an 8 GB DDR3 and 4 GB DDR3 module is less than 30$. Difference in SSD prices is around 50-60$. And I'm talking laptop size RAM and storage I.e. small RAM disks and mSATA SSDs. So no, there is no size restrictions as size of all mSATA SSDs are same, same work RAM.

Microsoft is just ripping you off by pricing it 5x. Actually more than 5x since they get these parts for cheaper.

I upgraded my laptop to a crucial BX100 this week for 60$ myself. It cost me 60$ for a brand new 256 GB SSD. And I still have the old HDD that was inside. Go figure now.

You have no idea how computer works if you're talking about power draw of RAM on laptop.

No, the surface pro doesn't have a different type of RAM. Search MSATA drives and you'll know how small they are.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 20:38

6. MrElectrifyer (limited) (Posts: 2192; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


This isn't mSATA SSD, it's PCIE NVME-based SSD. Also, it's Dual-channel LPDDR3 RAM like in the Surface Pro 2:

https://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-ca/support/getting-started/surface-pro-2-features

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