Microsoft offers big discounts for Surface Pro 4 tablets

Ah, December – the heart and soul of the festive season. With so many holidays revolving around the family and the act of giving, it is no wonder that this is also a time for great deals and discounts.

Like many other retailers, Microsoft has been very active throughout this time with a campaign that is called “12 Days of Deals”.

Today is the fourth day of this initiative, and after offering some nice discounts on Xbox One games, PCs and laptops, the software giant is currently trying to entice customers by reducing the price of its Surface Pro 4 tablets.

The company offers price reductions that range between $150 and $200 on every variant of the device (the more advanced iterations feature better processors and more RAM), but the biggest observable discount for today is for the most basic version of the Surface Pro 4. A good 28% of the regular price have been hacked down and now the tablet goes for $649 - $250 less than usual. A free sleeve for the device is also thrown in the mix.

The gadget has a 12,3-inch PixelSense touchscreen display and it sports an Intel Core m3 CPU, a 128 GB SSD and 4 Gigs of RAM, which makes it a good purchase for buyers that do not want to break the bank.

It is important to know that this deal is only available for today and it expires at 11:59pm PT.

Microsoft has also published its entire schedule for the 12 Days of Deals campaign, so please scroll down if you would like to see the next promotions.

December 5Save up to $1,000 on select Intel-powered PCs, starting at $199
December 6Only $199 for a Lenovo Ideapad 110 laptop (save $100)
December 7Save up to 50% on select Xbox One games, now $19.99
December 8Save $250 on Surface Pro 4 with Intel Core m3 and 128GB SSD (now $649), plus free sleeve
December 9Save up to 70% on select Windows 10 tablets, now starting at $49
December 10Save up to $250 on Windows Premium Collection devices, starting at $499
December 11Buy select Xbox controllers and get a $25 Microsoft Store gift code
December 12Save $50 and get 2 free games with select Xbox One consoles, plus save big on Xbox accessories and games
December 13Get a $100 Microsoft Store gift code with purchase of HTC VIVE or Oculus Rift
December 14Save up to $1,000 on select gaming PCs, starting at $799
December 15Save up to 40% on select Dell PCs, starting at $199
December 16Save up to $200 on select Surface Pro 4, plus get a free Type Cover (up to $359 value)

source: Microsoft via Neowin



1. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

If you're a windows user, this seems like an awesome deal.

2. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Why do you only have to be a Windows users? No one else has anything remotely close. Not even your favorite! The best thing about the Surface is, x86 is better than ARM at anything. Productivity, games and media consumption. Because unlike with ARM devices which, well in the case of iOS refuse to support multiple file formats; Windows can use any of them. Even for things like media creation, the iPad is ok in some respects; but you can't beat a full on limitedless x86 app where for example, multi-track apps have unlimited tracks for music. Game? Not even a contest here. Even though ARM games look good, they are limited, don't have long game-play in most cases, are cheap looking and simply can't support the graphic detail or play-ability that x86 does. DirectX is simply a monster software that no platform can touch. Nothing beats having the full power of the PC, in the palm of your hands. With the highest resolution in this product category (tablet). While ignorant people who simply wished that had came up with the idea first, chose to criticize the Surface pro, and then release an ARM tablet right after trying to mimic its feature-set at the same times, shows who really is the fool for not doing the same. Convergence based products have always been much better options. We've seen this with phones and PDA's, prints'scanners/fax and more. The iPad Pro should have been an X86 device, running OS X and I certainly would have bought it. It would be like having a Mac Air with a detectable keyboard which is more than enough power for many Mac users who Mac larger macs out of ignorance. You dont need a $1900 computer to just surf the web and do schoolwork. Just dumb! I think you Apple fanatics are just haters of what is actually better stuff, because you always fine a way to criticize it. You don't even have to like Windows to see this is a great product. I know, because I can't stand Windows, but it is the best option for what works for the masses.

3. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

read the first line then dazed off. Because i prefer a dedicated 100% laptop (macbook) and a dedicated 100% tablet (ipad). I had a surface pro 3 from work and I hated win 8.1 pro (goes for windows 10 too) and never used the surface as a tablet.

4. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

also, I have a dedicated desktop to game.

7. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

I also doze off. On your comment.

5. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2480; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Didn't Microsoft just announce a partnership with Qualcomm to bring full Windows 10 to ARM devices starting at the beginning of next year? I don't think you should be attacking ARM when they will be running on the majority of low-priced laptops and tablets with Windows 10 next year. I think the rest of what you said is all well and good, I just don't think attacking ARM chipsets is wise considering Microsoft's new direction with ARM they've been taking on for the past few months.


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Best tablets money can buy.....period!

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