If you’ve been on the fence about purchasing one of Microsoft’s Surface tablets, now might be the time to pull the trigger. That’s because Best Buy has slashed $400 off the price of the original Surface Pro but the deal only lasts through Saturday.
Launched less than a year ago, the first generation Surface Pro 75 is still a solid machine – especially at this price point. It comes equipped with a 10.6-inch, 10-point capacitive multi-touch LCD operating at a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080, a dual-core Intel Core i5-3317U Ivy Bridge processor clocked at 1.7GHz, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of flash storage.
Other noteworthy features include Bluetooth 4.0, a microSDXC card slot and 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless. The slate measures 13.5mm thick (0.53 inches) and weighs two pounds.
It would seem that Best Buy is looking to clear out old inventory to make way for the new Surface Pro 2 78 which hit store shelves late last year. Aside from being a bit lighter and having a faster / more efficient processor and an adjustable kickstand, the two systems really aren’t very different at all… except in terms of price. A Surface Pro 2 with 128GB of storage will currently set you back $999.
The offer, which brings the total cost of ownership down to just $499.99, is good at Best Buy retail locations and online. It’s the cheapest price we’ve seen yet for the Surface Pro, a fact that could very well hold true for the foreseeable future.
The Microsoft Surface Pro offers the flexibility of a Windows 8-based tablet as well as an ultrabook-like computer. The Surface Pro is powered by a Core i5 with Intel HD Graphics 4000, 4GB of RAM, USB 3.0, and a miniDisplayPort. It also comes with a pressure-sensitive stylus with palm-rejection technology that magnetically clips to the charging port, and a Full HD (1920 x 1080) display instead of the 1366 x 768 variety on the ARM-based model.
The Surface Pro 2 is powered by an Intel Haswell processor and comes in different versions, 64GB and 128GB of storage with 4GB of RAM, as well as 256GB and 512GB editions with 8GB of RAM. The Surface Pro 2 is the follow up to last year’s Surface tablet from Microsoft sporting USB 3.0 and a mini DisplayPort ports.
The Surface 2 is the follow up of last year’s Surface tablet from Microsoft. The Surface 2 is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 4 processor and comes in two versions versions, 32GB and 64GB of storage with 2GB of RAM. Last but not least, the Surface 2 packs USB 3.0 and HD video out.
The Microsoft Surface RT offers the flexibility of a Windows 8-based tablet as well as an ultrabook-like computer. The Surface RT is powered by a quad-core Nvidia Tegra processor, 2GB of memory, a 1,366x768 wide-screen display, and Windows RT. Other features include a USB 2.0 port, HDMI-out, and a vapor-deposited magnesium chassis.
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