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2017 Surface Pro: 2 Reasons to Wait, 3 Reasons Not To

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Wait for More Affordable Surface Pro Alternatives

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.

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