This week Microsoft started its huge sale for its Surface products including the Surface Pro 4, offering hefty discounts for the very popular devices. Its upcoming flagship, Surface Pro 5, will hit store shelves anytime this year. The bargain deals being offered might be an attempt by the Redmond-company to clear out stocks of old but still popular ultraportable laptops.
The Surface Pro 4 came out in 2015 and emerged as one of the tech giant's much-sought gadgets. Its position as a grab-and-go PC remains solid as long as the price tag is attractive. Now, the Pro 4 is available at Best Buy for $950, which is $250 less than the $1,200 SRP.
This tech deal is a good proposition for those who are looking for laptops within the $500 to $1000 range. The Best Buy item offers a 12.3-inch display with 2736-by-1824 resolution, dual-core Skylake Core i5 chip, 256GB SSD, and 8GB RAM. The Surface Pro 4 is also up for grab at Microsoft's online store with a $150 discount.
The Surface Pro 4 with Intel Core m3, 4GB of RAM, and 128 GB of SSD is more affordable than the 228GB version at $699. Customers will only get $100 off if they purchase a unit with Surface Pen. The Microsoft store sale will last up until February 25.
The price cuts implemented this week for the existing Surface models can be a decent sign that Microsoft is readying to de-prioritize the Surface Pro 4 before the release of Surface Pro 5. Microsoft is yet to update its Surface Pro line so the Surface Pro would have probably a very grand launch soon.
Speculations about the Surface Pro 5 are roaming around Internet forums and media outlets. Scheduled for release this spring 2017, the 2-in-1 device will feature an upgraded Touch Screen panel and a 4K widescreen. The new Surface Pro is said to be powered by either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 635 or the seventh-gen Intel Kaby Lake chipset.