Microsoft's Surface Pro (5th Gen) is an absolute bargain at $635 in a keyboard bundle

Microsoft's Surface Pro (5th Gen) is an absolute bargain at $635 in a keyboard bundle
Microsoft doesn’t sell the 2017 edition of the Surface Pro in many configurations anymore, but the entry-level variant is heavily discounted right now until February 8 or “while supplies last.”

You can get the Intel Core M-powered Surface Pro (5th Gen) in a special bundle with a free Platinum Signature Type Cover at only $635 from the US Microsoft online store, as well as physical retail locations owned and operated by the Redmond-based tech giant.

On its own, the Surface Pro (2017) tablet currently starts at $749, with that excellent productivity-enhancing keyboard accessory separately available for $160. All in all therefore, you’re looking at massive combined savings of 275 bucks or so.

$635 is also less than what Best Buy recently charged for the same package as part of a 24 hour-only deal. The special offer has since expired (naturally), although the third-party retailer is yet to jack the fifth-generation Surface Pro back up to its list price. But Microsoft beats Best Buy’s latest discount by a cool $65.

Meanwhile, the Surface Pro 6 is obviously faster and better, offering a newer Intel Core i5 processor at a significantly steeper $799, no keyboard included. There’s no point comparing the Surface Pro (5th Gen) to last year’s 10.5-inch iPad Pro either. 

Not only is Apple’s cheapest iPad Pro in circulation smaller and arguably less impressive in terms of productivity and multitasking than the 2017 Surface Pro, also fetching an excessive $649 with 64GB internal storage and no bundled keyboard.

Bottom line, your 635 bucks will guarantee you an essentially unrivaled quality/price ratio, as the 2-in-1 Surface Pro hybrid on sale right now features a 128GB solid state drive, 4GB RAM, 12.3-inch display with 2736 x 1824 resolution, up to 13.5 hours of battery life (in continuous video playback), Dolby Audio Premium-enhanced stereo speakers, an 8MP rear-facing camera, 5MP front shooter, full-size USB 3.0 port, microSD card reader, and 3.5mm headphone jack.


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3 Comments

1. Jrod99

Posts: 675; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Dang. Core m is a no go. May wait till Surface 7 debuts.

2. deleon629

Posts: 434; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

Seriously, it's 2019 so I gotta ask, is a Core M chip worth it?

3. KingSam

Posts: 1334; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Maybe but 4gb ram on windows is a rip off if plan on actually using the device.

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