Wait for More Affordable Surface Pro Alternatives
Finally, even with the wave of Surface Pro deals that saves buyers cash, the 2017 Surface Pro isn’t a very affordable PC. Wait to buy a Surface Pro if you want all its best features for a more reasonable price.
Consider the real cost of a 2017 Surface Pro. A model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, which is what you really need to make it a true laptop replacement, costs $1,299. That’s a small fortune. You still need a Signature Type Cover, too, and those cost an extra $159.99 directly from Microsoft.
PC makers are creating new devices inspired by the Surface Pro’s design, but without the lofty Surface Pro price tag. A Lenovo Miix 510 has 8GB of RAM, an Intel Core i5 processor and a keyboard for just $899.99, for example. This trend will continue the further into 2018 we get as PC makers prepare new models with updated screens or Snapdragon processors.