Deal alert: 128GB Microsoft Surface Pro for $499

Deal alert: 128GB Microsoft Surface Pro for $499
Some have been put off of Windows tablets because of the price, but we've got a new deal for you that could help you get past that issue. Even now, with the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 out on the market, the original Surface Pro could still cost you almost $900 at some retailers, but today has started a pretty impressive sale on the device.

Now, you can get yourself a brand new Surface Pro for just $499, which is technically a $400 reduction (although you could have also found the tablet for somewhere around $600, but this is still a good deal). At first the deal was only at Best Buy, but it looks like the official Microsoft Store is also offering the same deal. 

The original Surface Pro doesn't have quite the battery life of the new version, because it doesn't have an Intel Haswell chip; and, it doesn't have the adjustable kickstand. But, it still has the standard kickstand, the Wacom stylus, 128GB of storage, 4GB of RAM, the 10.6-inch 1080p widescreen display, and of course it is running full Windows 8. 

If you're in the market for a Windows tablet, this could be a pretty solid option. Any takers out there? 

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Surface Pro
  • Display 10.6" 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 1 megapixel
  • Processor Intel Core i5, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB

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29 Comments

1. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

$499 for the second most capable tablet in history?... ................... Not only is this a steal, it's a no brainer..

2. hurrycanger

Posts: 1754; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Agree, man. An ultrabook packed into a tablet body for an ultra cheap price (relatively). This has never happened to laptops or desktops. It's a real steal!

3. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

nice try microsoft

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Its really a steal if you could buy at this price however most wouldn't be able to buy it for 50% more. This is nothing more than Microsoft gimmicks marketing second most capable after iPad Air? Lol!

9. hurrycanger

Posts: 1754; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Don't forget that the Surface Pro is just like a desktop. It may not have the number of apps the iPad Air has in the app store, but most apps and games that have been in existence for Windows XP, Vista, and 7, will run on this tablet. For example: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Audition, video converters, audio converters, Adobe Flash, full office applications, Movie Maker and other video editors, real web browser (vs mobile web browser), and PC games. On an iPad Air one would find Facebook app necessary. One a full Windows machine, apps like that are a joke. The full facebook website is just better. :) Don't forget the USB port, memory card slot, 128GB of storage, full file explorer, and the ability to download and copy video files without using an annoying software like iTunes. I would say the iPad is better than the Surface RT and an iPhone is better than a Windows phone (WP8), but nothing can beat a full blown Windows machine. :)

10. kozza3

Posts: 777; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

but what if iPad Pro?

21. hurrycanger

Posts: 1754; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I guess it will be like Mac vs Windows (assuming the iPad Pro would come with some kind of Mac OS). It would then come down to which desktop OS a person prefers. I've heard from a lot of people that Mac is a lot better for music, photo, and video editing. Windows, on the other hand, has many more programs and games.

12. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Its cheap because its running the older intel cpu. The chip is hotter and drain battery much faster than surface pro 2.

16. papss unregistered

Nice trolling as usual. Go home you have drank to much google juice

20. hurrycanger

Posts: 1754; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Correction: Apple juice.

27. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Stating a mere fact is trolling. Lol! Poor pathetic wp fan. papass

28. papss unregistered

Na no facts at all.. Just you running your mouth about your typical spin in M$ hatred. Humor me on how this is a gimmick? I can't wait to hear.

23. zdprince

Posts: 24; Member since: May 10, 2013

what can iPad Air do more than surface Pro? or do you know what surface pro is compared to iPad Air?

25. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I don't think he is talking about the ipad air, at least I hope not. Lol He is probably saying this is the 2nd best next to the Surface Pro 2. At least that is what I think he means.

4. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Bout to max out a credit card.

5. iqjumpuw

Posts: 61; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Great deal for a great laptop. This deal probably won't last long.

6. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I paid $900 for mine :-(

8. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Why would anyone want to buy this? An I the only who think this is a bad deal? I mean you are basically paying the same price of a new latest gen tablet ,but you get an outdated tablet. Lets be honest here, we can all admit window 8 was a bust, MS is already trying to develop window 9.

11. kozza3

Posts: 777; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

except no

13. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

This is a computer, not a toy tablet. Make no mistake I love my sony tablet. And I've made great use of the productivity apps available. But they all pale in comparison actually running Full office and Photoshop

14. ialex123

Posts: 21; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Nice device for professional use and also I came across the article from gadgetride.com, it has nice features.

15. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

2lbs and 4 H battery time. No thx and even with a great price reduction. Pro 2 is much better choice and more worth to buy, even it cost more.

24. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

finally someone whos not crazy over here. Who the hell wants a 2 yr old device.

17. papss unregistered

I have this pro and let me say that before the pro 2 no other tablet comes close to this. IPad? Right.. I love my iPad 4 but its not even close to the pro if you are an adult. I guess its cool to want something lite like all other tabs.

18. iSometimes

Posts: 57; Member since: Feb 16, 2011

It's actually $479 on eBay via a top-seller Also, the official Microsoft eBay store is also selling it for $499, but with free shipping and no tax. So, $499 flat. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Microsoft-Surface-Pro-128-GB-/261368269334?pt=US_Tablets&hash=item3cdac34a16

19. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

looks like the Microsoft "surface #3 is about to make a debut. Microsoft is clearing out the inventory of it's older models and this sure will do that. the Surface Pro #1 with all it's faults is a very good buy for a person or business to have a portable backup computer in their home or business. I use an Old IBM Pentium 4 desktop computer. from a tech stand point the "Surface Pro has a better CPU than I have. since I wont use it for any Mobile use it would work as a backup for me. wwont use a a primary because I have an HDTV tuner card in my moldy old computer I use for my TV

22. hulk_14

Posts: 72; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

Why only in US :/?

26. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Most retailers also cut Surface Pro price in Canada

29. hulk_14

Posts: 72; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

But unofortunately not in Europe.

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