Microsoft was ranked fifth among the world's top tablet vendors in a recent market report
, and although the popularity of the Surface line is obviously primarily owed to the power and productivity of the 2-in-1 Windows 10 setups, another crucial factor contributing to the company's success of late in this overall stagnant segment has to be frequent price cuts.
For the umpteenth time
in the past few months
, the Surface Pro 6
is on sale at Best Buy, fetching as little as $699 instead of a typical starting price of $899. While discounts of up to $200 are nothing new
, this is the entry-level configuration we're talking about here, which has rarely scored the maximum markdown. Most of the time, the Intel Core i5 variant with 8GB RAM and a 128GB SSD costs anywhere between $799 and its $899 list price.
Case in point, Microsoft still charges $899 right now through its official US e-store, making Best Buy's latest "deal of the day" an essential no-brainer. Keep in mind that you don't have a lot of time to pull the trigger, though, as the rare special offer is set to expire at 10 pm Pacific Time. You'll also want to remember the powerful Windows tablet doesn't come with a keyboard or Surface Pen as standard, nonetheless providing stellar value for your money.
We're talking a beautiful 12.3-inch PixelSense display with 2736 x 1824 resolution, a speedy solid-state drive capable of accommodating 128 gigs of data internally, a microSDXC card reader for storage expansion, an 8th generation Intel Core i5 processor, a generous 8 gigs of memory, up to a whopping 13.5 hours of battery life (with continuous local video playback), a full-size USB 3.0 port, and even a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
If you add a Type Cover keyboard and a Surface Pen at their regular prices, you'll still spend less money right now than you would by purchasing a 2018-released iPad Pro 12.9
(with only 64 gigs of storage) by itself. If that's not a killer deal, we don't know what is.
Check out the deal here