Refurbished Surface Pro
Finally, if nothing but a 2017 Surface Pro will meet your needs, buy a refurbished Surface Pro instead of a new one. You can save a lot of money that way.
The cash you save by buying a refurbished 2017 Surface Pro depends on the performance you need. A refurbished Surface Pro with Intel Core m3 processor costs $679.99 and an Intel Core i5 model with 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM is $934.
Remember to buy accessories for these devices. You don’t get a keyboard or pen with one. A Surface Pen costs $99.99 and the Surface Signature Type Cover is $159.99. Use Gotta Be Mobile's Best Surface Keyboards and Best Surface Pens guides to find cheaper alternatives to Microsoft's essential accessories.
All 2017 Surface Pro models have a 12.3-inch 2,736 x 1,824 resolution display and a 5-megapixel Windows Hello camera that signs you into Windows 10 automatically. Both the display and camera are better than what you get with cheaper alternatives. Expect only passable photos from the 8-megapixel camera on the 2-in-1's rear. The 2017 Surface Pro lasts through 13.5-hours of videos.
Also, remember that 2017 Surface Pro’s port selection is limited. The 2017 Surface Pro only has a full-size USB port, a MicroSD card reader, One Mini DisplayPort for connecting monitors and a headset jack.