Deal alert: 128GB Microsoft Surface Pro for $499
posted by Michael H. / Jan 31, 2014, 7:09 PM
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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$499 for the second most capable tablet in history?... ................... Not only is this a steal, it's a no brainer..
posted on Jan 31, 2014, 7:51 PM 8
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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!
posted on Feb 01, 2014, 12:08 AM 2
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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. :)
posted on Feb 01, 2014, 12:41 AM 7
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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.
posted on Feb 01, 2014, 12:30 PM 0
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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.
posted on Feb 01, 2014, 12:37 AM 2
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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
posted on Feb 01, 2014, 12:56 AM 5
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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.
posted on Feb 01, 2014, 7:32 AM 1
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.
posted on Feb 01, 2014, 9:54 AM 1
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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/Micros
posted on Feb 01, 2014, 10:08 AM 1
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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
posted on Feb 01, 2014, 11:01 AM 0
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Why only in US :/?
posted on Feb 01, 2014, 3:40 PM 0
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