Microsoft's 5th Gen Surface Pro is on sale at Best Buy for $310 off with keyboard included
Of course, the 2018-released Surface Pro 6 is still fairly pricey for the everyday tablet user, even at a cool $200 discount. Luckily, several configurations of the previous edition are frequently on sale at retailers like Best Buy, currently fetching as little as $649 with a keyboard accessory included.
That’s a nice 310 bucks off the list price of an Intel Core m3-powered Surface Pro (2017) variant with a Platinum Signature Type Cover bundled in, which is actually less than you could save a few weeks back on multiple other models.
But if you’re simply looking for the cheapest possible previous-generation Surface Pro bundle, it’s hard to believe you’ll do better than this deal anytime soon. You don’t have a lot of time to act, though, as this is one of those 24 hour-only promotional affairs regularly going on at Best Buy.
The same exact package, including a fifth-gen Surface Pro and a “Platinum” keyboard cover, still sets you back a whopping $909 if you choose to do your shopping at online or offline Microsoft Stores, so the savings are obviously substantial enough for you to ignore the advanced age of the Intel Kaby Lake platform powering this otherwise impressive device.
You should keep your expectations relatively low in terms of raw processing speed, but the 12.3-inch PixelSense display with 2736 x 1824 resolution is objectively great, and the same goes for the up to 13.5 hours battery life (in video playback) delivered by the Surface Pro (2017). You also get a fast 128GB solid state drive, a respectable 4 gigs of RAM, a full-size USB 3.0 port, a microSD card reader, and a headphone jack in exchange for your 649 bucks.
Meanwhile, the keyboard is separately priced at $160, which essentially tells you everything you need to know about its premium build quality and stellar versatility.