Deal: Buy a Surface Pro 4 and receive a free Surface Dock (worth $199)


If you're in the market for a great 2-in-1 tablet, you might be interested in Microsoft's latest offer. The Surface Pro 4 series are pretty much the top devices in the tablet-notebook category, and although this excellence is accompanied by a hefty price tag, Redmond is prepared to entice potential buyers with a nice new deal.

Currently, purchasing any variant of the Surface Pro 4 will get you a free Surface Dock which usually retails for $199. The accessory is really useful, as it essentially allows the 2-in-1 to work as a desktop PC by connecting it to an external monitor. 

The Surface Dock comes with two high-definition video ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, four high-speed USB 3.0 ports, and an audio output. 

Compared to the Surface Pro 3 Docking Station, the Surface Dock is very compact. It measures at 5.12 x 2.36 x 1.18 inches (130 mm x 60 mm x 30 mm) and weighs 1.21 lbs (550 grams), whereas the Pro 3 accessory was far more immobile with its gargantuan 12.24 x 5.51 x 3.74 inches (311 x 140 x 95 mm) frame.

If this deal arouses your interest, the link to the Microsoft Store is located below. 

Surface Pro 4 + free Surface Dock (Microsoft Store)


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21 Comments

1. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Surface Pro's kill all other tablets!

3. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You bet it does. Let the naysayers cry in their corner. The Surface burns ANY ARM based tablet at similar pricing. The Surface also proves just how overpriced ARM tablets like the iPad, the Galaxy Note 10.1/12.2, Note and Tab Pro really are. Even an older Surface Pro 3 will blow away any ARM tablet. When Tim Cook criticized the Surface, he must have been high. Then right after they release the iPad Pro showing it with a keyboard and pen. lol What a joke of a company! If the iPad good at beaing a laptop? Well lets compare. The Surface comes with its pen, the iPad does not. The Surface comes with expandible storage options like desktops and laptops, the iPad does not. The Surface supports external storage and any peripheral that uses USB, the iPad even with an adapter does not. The Surface supports mice, the iPad does not. Even Android supports the use of a mouse. The Surface runs X86 apps and plays X86 games which blow away ARM based apps and games. Even though ARM tablets do have Microsoft Office, Photoshop and similar apps, they don't support the same features and capabilities as the X86 version. I have stopped buying ARM tablets. I sold my Note Pro 12.2 and my iPad Air 2 and got the Surface Pro 4. NO REGRETS. I did get the iPad Pro, but only because VZW offered it to me for the same price as the Air 2. It was still a waste of money. No ARM tablet, I dont care what its specs is, should cost more than $400. PERIOD! Apple has already stated the next version of iOS wont support older updated apps. So since all the apps I am using are from iOS 7 mostly, not only will IO not be updating the software, I wont be ever buying another iPad. I already told the wife, if you ever want a new iPad, you will buy it yourself. I should have gotten the Surface Book. I only didn't because its just too small and I use a 17" laptop and I wanted a 4K display and HP managed that for what I wanted to pay. I paid $1600 for my Envy with 32GB, 512GB SSD, 4K display and a better and faster CPU over the latest MacBook Pro. A similar spec'd Macbook would have been $2800...ridiculous! Apple isn't even relevant in the PC market. The Surface has already caught up to the iPad marketshare. Apple in the next 3 years will be reduced to only the iPhone. Then what?!

4. kiko007

Posts: 7499; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You make everything about Apple... just like a spurned ex makes everything the former spouses fault. There's nothing more pathetic than that.

5. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Apple is big so it is logic to compare, Apple is crap anyway so TechieXP1969 got my props! Apple products are overpriced and they are way behind the market!

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Just another long essay showing the world how narrowed minded you are. Surface is great for people that want to use mouse and keyboard productivity software. It's weight,heat generation and lack of touch optimize app make less ideal as a handheld tablet for media consumption and customize touch centric app such restaurant ordering,telco engineer measurement tablet. Bottom line tablet are just tool and there no one perfect tool for every situations.

9. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"Surface is great for people that want to use mouse and keyboard productivity software" And pen/touch productivity software, including AutoCAD, OneNote, Vision, Adobe CC, etc. "lack of touch optimize app make less ideal as a handheld tablet for media consumption " What media app you looking for specifically? I ain't missing no media app from my OnePlus One on my Surface Pro 2. That apps straw excuse has become so irrelevant.

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

What works for you may not be ideal for me. Having you ever walk into a restaurant and the server pull out a surface pro for you to take your order? Why not? Why an iPad? I have work with field engineer that carry Samsung Tab S. Why? Because their company has custom app that make use of its electronic sensors for measurement that is not available on Surface pro. I have just bought insurance from a agent that uses a Tab S2, previously he was rocking with a Surface pro 3. You only use your gadget one way and you come here to tell us we all should do it your way!! I have one last sentence for you! Get lost!

12. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"Having you ever walk into a restaurant and the server pull out a surface pro for you to take your order? Why not? Why an iPad?" Welcome to 2013, restaurants have long been doing that with rugged Tablet PCs ( https://goo.gl/CR5TOd ), nothing special about the toyPad... "You only use your gadget one way and you come here to tell us we all should do it your way!!" You make a naive claim along the lines of "lack of apps", I debunk it, and you interpret that as "do it my way"? What an idiot...

13. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

So one restaurant uses a rugged Tablet PC in 2013 and you think everyone else should do the same?? Why is that? What advantage does using a rugged tablet PC with a Surface pro that cost 1.5K better than say an iPad mini for the same task? So how did you debunk my lack of touch centric apps?? Does Microsoft Store has more touch centric apps compare to App store or Play store?? Idiot is what idiot think and say...

14. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I did not say Surface pro 4 is useless unlike you. I am using one for my work. However, I also like to keep an open mind for alternative, to weight in the cost, the better handling and whether its the best fit with minimum inconvenience and cost.

15. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

The problem with fans is that they are team players. They root for their favorites team regardless of whether their team is doing the right thing or not! I dislike that! I like to do my own thinking and come to my own conclusion. Therefore I generally don't play well with others.

16. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

First off, that report isn't about one restaurant dummy. Second off, that was debunking your naive statement implying restaurants only use toyPad. Finally, how that noodle in your head interprets that as "everyone should use rugged tablets", I have no idea... A similar priced Windows tablet like the Hauwei Matebook would be better for the task than a toyPad mini 'cause it has active pen support for noting down orders, and can handle all parts of the transactions, including signing. You never specified what fukn media app you looking for, just grasping at that irrelevant apps straw excuse. As much as you'd want to deny it, the Surface Pro and similar Windows tabletd are better overall as tablets than any bastardized ARM tablet, there's a reason why they rank top in Tablet customer satisfaction. Doesn't mean you have to use them, just don't go making naive claims like that irrelevant apps straw excuse, that's BS, and I simply called you out for it...

17. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Calling an iPad a toypad already show the level of your maturity. I don't think i could ever hope to have an adult conversation with a child. Sure you could recommend everyone to buy a surface pro for every use and situation. But we all know the world don't work like that. So stay miserable.

18. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Oh you poor little thing, got immensely butthurt over the ipad being called what it is compared to a Surface Pro...cry me a river.

19. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Its ok. Not my problem if you don't see things from different perspectives. A Microsoft fanboy would need to defend their surface pro purchase and feel justified. The corporation is gaining more and more control over people life because people choose brand over value. You think you are the only fanboy that do this in the tech forum. Look around! Everyone is fighting for their favorites brands like their religion. So i care..LOL! Proven me an idiot to even try.

20. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPFbAqICUJo Enjoy! You help create this reality.

21. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

There's a significant difference between having a different perspective and merely talking BS out of your ass, but alas, wouldn't expect idiot to be able to tell the difference... As for microsoft gaining control over people's lives, no doubt about that, that's happening with every tech giant, especially apple, the more people choose brand over value. "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPFbAqICUJo" Thanks for that, even more reasons to appreciate my decisions of never considering a windows phone, never tying my PC with a fkn skynet account, etc. Here's hoping they keep getting slapped with big lawsuits until they come back to their senses...

7. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

I'm open to a Surface Pro but the Amazon verify purchases shows to many negative reviews. Just not sure. Wonder if it has the issues desktops have? Wait on updates and virus scans when you simply want to look something up real quick.

8. TrainFromUkraine

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

I don't want Windows on my laptop or desktop; why in the world would I want that crap on my tablet? No wonder they have to give away expensive peripherals to entice any customers.

10. bonsly16

Posts: 94; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

I have a SP4, recently purchased. I like it. I just wish it had better battery life (4-5 hours average use on an i7!!!), at least one more USB port (as a student who transfers files between multiple flashdrives from classmates), and wish they had a USB-C port to make my $1500 purchase future proof.

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