Years have passed since Microsoft’s Surface line of devices had their watershed moment. Microsoft made tablets for two years before the Surface Pro 3 came along and changed its fortunes in computer hardware for the better. Surface Pro 4, the version of the device the company made available last year, didn’t include a new take on the tablet that can also become a notebook PC. Instead, it improved on it. Leading up to the Back To School shopping season, there are a ton of Surface Pro 4 deals to be had. They underscore just how important the Surface Pro has become to the future of Windows.
The Surface Pro 4 is the thinnest professional grade Surface that Microsoft has ever made. Improvements in screen technology allow the device to be thinner than any previous Surface device has ever been. Processor changes mean high-end Surface Pro 4 buyers get even more performance from this new device. Surface Pro 4 buyers who don’t need as much power as others do can opt for the Surface Pro 4 with Intel Core M3 processor. It doesn’t have a fan. The Surface Pen, the stylus included with every version of the Surface, has big improvements. It snaps to the side of the Surface Pro 4 thanks to super strong magnets.
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Despite some teething issues thanks to software drivers, the Surface Pro 4 is still the best Windows 2-in-1 you can buy now. It’s also one of the most expensive hardware devices to have come from Microsoft in recent years. Both attributes make Surface Pro 4 deals important.
Here are the best Surface Pro 4 deals going now. Each is perfect for a shopper new to the Surface ecosystem or upgrading from an older Surface.
$300 Off Surface Pro 4 with Education Discount
If you can verify that you’re an educator or a student, Microsoft is slashing $300 off the cost of some Surface Pro 4 configurations. If applied to the Surface Pro 4 with Core i5 Processor, users can get the device for as low as $699.
$150 Off Surface Pro 4 Core i5 with 128GB of Storage
Microsoft’s own retail store and website likes to put the Surface Pro 4 on sale through limited time offers. Usually these offers focus on a particular model, which is exactly what the company is doing with a running Surface Pro 4 deal that’s open to everyone.
Anyone can buy the Surface Pro 4 with Intel Core i5 processor and 128GB of storage for $849. That’s $150 off its normal price and $50 less than the normally cheaper Surface Pro 4 with Intel Core M processor.
Free Surface Essentials Bundle with Surface and Surface NFL Type Cover Purchase
This fall, you can see the Surface Pro 4 on the sidelines of NFL games. Also, you can get your favorite team’s logo on a Surface Pro 4 Type Cover. Microsoft is discounting the special edition covers for NFL Teams to $129 — when purchased with a new Surface Pro 4.
In addition to the Surface Pro 4 and cover, Microsoft is giving buyers a year of Office 365 Personal, a year-long Microsoft Complete protection plan and a protective sleeve.
$150 Off Every Surface Pro 4 Configuration
For the Back to School shopping season, retailer Best Buy has Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 deals beat. Every configuration of the Surface Pro 4 is being discounted a full $150 for college students.
In addition to the college savings, a “Special Anniversary Deal” gets shoppers the Intel Core m3 Surface Pro 4 for $749.99. That’s $150 off.
$69.99 Surface Pro 4 Wall Charger
Get the charger for the Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book for $69.99 at Best Buy. That’s $10 off its regular price.
$149.99 Surface Dock
The Surface Dock allows users to connect four USB 3.0 devices, Ethernet, speakers and power — all with just a single cable running to their device. Normally, it’d cost $199.99, but Staples has a sale running for $50 off.
Surface Pro 4 with Intel Core i5 and 128GB of storage for $849.99.
Ever eager to match everyone else’s savings, Amazon has the Surface Pro 4 with Intel Core i5 and 128GB of storage for $849.99. That’s the same deal that the Microsoft Store has, only Amazon is able to get the device out to users quicker with Prime Now.
Surface Pro 4 with Intel Core i7 & 256GB of Storage for $1,449.
Amazon has the lowest price on the Surface Pro 4 with Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage around. It’s just $1,449.
Gotta Be Mobile will keep you updated on any additional Surface Pro 4 deals as they arrive. Rumors indicate that Microsoft isn’t planning to update the Surface Pro 4 in a big way this fall. Instead, the company could wait until early 2017. That’s when it’s also expected to announce the next major update to the Windows 10 operating system that powers the Surface Pro 4.