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April 7, 2018

The Surface Pro being discounted by up to $300 from Microsoft Store and Amazon

by John_A

Just after Best Buy attempted to clear store shelves in a 24-hour flash sale to make way for new Mac devices, Microsoft is now shaving $200 off its latest Surface Pro in its Spring Sale. But don’t get too excited just yet: Out of the seven configurations Microsoft serves up on its store, only two get a price cut. Act quick and you can get the model with a Core i5 processor, 128GB of storage, and 4GB of system memory for the same price as the typically cheaper Core m3 model. 

Here are the two configurations discounted in Microsoft’s Spring Sale: 

CPU 

Memory 

Storage 

Original price 

Sale price 

Core i5 

4GB 

128GB 

$999 

$799 

Core i5 

8GB 

256GB 

$1,299 

$1,099 

 But Amazon is calling Microsoft’s spring bluff and raising it plenty. The online retailer is currently discounting all Surface Pro models except for the Core i5 units with 4G LTE connectivity. Even more, Amazon is undercutting the two models Microsoft currently has on sale by $15 on one unit and $50 on the other. Here’s the list of discounts: 

CPU 

Memory 

Storage 

Original price 

Sale price 

Core M 

4GB 

128GB 

$799 

$670

Core i5 

4GB 

128GB 

$999 

$785 

Core i5 

8GB 

256GB 

$1,299 

$1,049

Core i7 

8GB 

256GB 

$1,599 

$1,345 

Core i7 

16GB 

512GB 

$2,199 

$1,857 

Core i7 

16GB 

1TB 

$2,699 

$2,336 

 Note that the discounted Surface Pros don’t include the Type Cover or Surface Pen. The Type Cover, offered in Burgundy, Cobalt Blue, and Platinum, will set you back another $159 on Microsoft’s store. Meanwhile, the same Type Cover appears to sell for a cheaper $104 for the Burgundy version on Amazon, $112 for the Cobalt Blue edition, and $113 for the Platinum model. 

As for the Surface Pen, that’s another $99 if you go through Microsoft, sold in Platinum, Burgundy, Black, and Cobalt Blue colors. The peripheral doesn’t appear to be marked down on Amazon, although you can find plenty of alternatives for a cheaper price. 

The latest Surface Pro models are technically fifth-generation units although Microsoft decided not to label the detachables as “Surface Pro 5.” Launched in June 2017, they’re based on Intel’s seventh-generation processors. The current sales may be to move product off store shelves to make room for sixth-generation models (sixth-gen Surface Pro) possibly arriving later this year. 


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