Microsoft’s newest Surface Pro hit retailer cabinets final June, and with Intel’s eighth technology chips out there a refresh would possibly (I stated would possibly) be within the works. If there’s, it might clarify why Office Depot & Office Max has such a smoking sizzling deal right this moment.
The 2017 Surface Pro is simply $500 proper now with 4GB of RAM, 128GB onboard storage, and a Seventh-generation Intel Core i5 processor. That’s $300 off the Microsoft Store’s present (offered out) sale value of $800, and a 50 % financial savings off the pill’s $1,000 MSRP.
When we reviewed this pill in June 2017 we famous that visually it isn’t all that completely different from its 2015 predecessor. It has the identical dimensions and weight, however beneath the hood it’s rocking a sooner processor and graphics to supercharge that tried-and-true chassis. The 2017 model additionally consists of an improved kickstand that folds again farther. The battery life is simply okay, although.
Interestingly, the Microsoft Store is at the moment offered out of this specific mannequin. All the opposite Surface Pros are nonetheless out there. That might imply the drop in value on the Microsoft Store ($999 to $799) spurred a promote out. But with the most recent Pro’s one-year anniversary arising it could be the primary signal new Surface Pro is coming to make the most of these aforementioned new Intel chips.
That’s admittedly a protracted shot since Microsoft is much less targeted by itself proper now. There was additionally a two-year lull between the final two Surface Pro releases, and Microsoft solely just lately launched an LTE model of the 2017 Surface Pro.
Regardless, there’s no denying that Office Depot’s present sale is a stellar deal. You don’t see Surface going this low cost fairly often.