Last year's Surface Pro costs only $599 with a keyboard included as an early Black Friday deal4
Thus, you may find it in yourself to excuse us for omitting hands down the top bargain Windows 10 2-in-1 enthusiasts can get right now. We’re talking about a Surface Pro configuration reduced in price by a whopping $360, and while Best Buy’s “Black Friday Ad deal” is set to expire at the end of the week, you can also score the same exact discount from the official online US Microsoft Store through 11:59 PM PST on Monday, November 12.
No matter where you’ll choose to do your shopping, a measly $599 will buy you both the tablet and a Surface Pro Signature Type Cover in a platinum color. The keyboard alone is typically worth $160, while this particular Surface Pro model normally fetches $799.
To be perfectly clear, you’re not looking at the hot new Surface Pro 6 with 8th Gen Intel Core processing power here. Instead, the versatile device on special offer right now is a 2017-released variant with a modest Intel Core m3 chip inside. Also, 4GB RAM and a 128GB SSD.
But that’s still plenty of bang for your buck. In contrast, Apple continues to charge an arguably excessive $649 for an entry-level configuration of last year’s 10.5-inch iPad Pro with just 64 gigs of storage and, obviously, no keyboard included.
The Surface Pro 5 or Surface Pro (2017) is also larger and, some would argue, significantly more productive than Apple’s tablets, promising up to 13.5 hours of battery life to wrap up an agelessly impressive spec sheet.