Back to school Amazon sale offers big discounts on the Surface Go, Galaxy Tab A 10.5, and more
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It's not too late to gear up for a new school year, at least according to smartphone vendors like Motorola and Google, as well as Amazon, which is holding an interesting 24-hour sale at the time of this writing on everything from laptops to tablets, external hard drives, monitors, gaming headsets, and memory cards.
Of the several dozen discounted "PC devices and accessories", four products are likely to be on the wishlists of many mobile enthusiasts looking for a nice and affordable upgrade this back to school season. First up, the Microsoft Surface Go, which may or may not get a sequel soon after making its commercial debut a little over a year ago.
The versatile 10-incher can be purchased at a pretty massive 20 percent discount in a 128GB storage configuration with 4 gigs of memory also on deck. That's 128 gigs of solid-state storage, mind you, and the Surface Go also packs a respectable Intel Pentium Gold processor and a large enough battery to keep the lights on for up to 9 hours of continuous video playback between charges.
The sleek and lightweight Windows 10 slate can effortlessly and efficiently replace your conventional laptop, but only if you separately buy a Type Cover keyboard. The creativity-encouraging Surface Pen is optional as well.
Meanwhile, the significantly humbler and less versatile 10.5-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A with Android is on sale at a whopping $130 off its list price, featuring an octa-core Snapdragon 450 SoC, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, quad Dolby Atmos speakers, and up to 14.5 hours of video playback endurance.
Finally, digital hoarders will certainly be happy to see both 256 and 512GB variants of the popular SanDisk Ultra microSD card marked down heavily. Namely, you can shave 30 and 56 percent off the list prices of these Ultra models respectively, equating to 13 and 100, yes, a full hundred bucks.