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Best Buy offers $400 off original Surface Pro

It wasn't necessarily the hardware that made the original Microsoft Surface Pro so unattractive to buyers; it was most likely the hefty price tag. If you have had a secret urge to get your hands on an original Surface Pro, this may the time.
Best Buy has announced a smoking deal on new 128GB Surface Pro tablets. The machine is up for sale at a $400 discount (from its current MSRP) making the tablet $499.99. That is half the price the tablet went for when it originally launched at $999.99.
The entry-level Surface Pro 2 tablet goes for $899.

The original Surface Pro has a 10.6-inch screen, integrated kickstand, supports pen input, and has built-in Wi-Fi. It also features Bluetooth and a memory card slot for storage expansion. The Surface Pro also offers front and rear cameras, but you don't get the slick keyboard accessory at this price.
It doesn't have the same sort of performance as the Surface Pro 2 offers with its updated Core i5 processor (or the 50% longer battery life), but the original tablet will get the job done at a much lower price for most people. 
The special deal at Best Buy makes a new Surface Pro 128GB tablet cheaper than some of the refurbished offerings available now. There is no indication of how long the new price will last.

Source: Best Buy

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price drop, no thanks
By talikarni on 1/31/2014 10:48:43 AM , Rating: -1
They could drop it to $100 and I still wouldn't want it, the entire line is junk. Maybe, just maybe, one of these days MS will get it and put something out that a lot of people actually want. Until then Android will keep enjoying its success as king of the hill (and don't give me this Apple vs Android crap, all Android mobile devices have outsold all Apple mobile devices 20:1).

RE: price drop, no thanks
By mgilbert on 1/31/14, Rating: -1
RE: price drop, no thanks
By Just Tom on 1/31/2014 12:11:53 PM , Rating: 1
Good points, except Toyota outsells Chevy.

RE: price drop, no thanks
By mgilbert on 1/31/2014 12:42:47 PM , Rating: 2
I think GM sells the most cars in the U. S., and Toyota sells the most worldwide. Anyway, my point is the same.

RE: price drop, no thanks
By w8gaming on 2/7/2014 2:24:30 AM , Rating: 1
Because you selectively read the reviews. You can read the reviews the other way and you can sell many reviewers think Surface Pro is the future.

The only fact that is true is iPad does sells in several millions and making Apple lots of profits. Does not mean the whole world (ie 100% population in the world) think iPad is the best tablet. Market share alone iPad has only 34% market share and that shows 66% people who have bought tablets in 2013 did not agree with that opinion.

RE: price drop, no thanks
By Gunbuster on 1/31/2014 12:29:56 PM , Rating: 1
At $100 the entire stock of Surface Pro's would sell out in a day or less.

This is the PRO not the RT.

RE: price drop, no thanks
By TheEinstein on 1/31/2014 1:01:02 PM , Rating: 3
At $500 I am buying! Finally in price range!

RE: price drop, no thanks
By troysavary on 1/31/2014 1:45:17 PM , Rating: 2
It is the first gen, without Haswell and with poor battery life. If battery life isn't that important to you, it is a good deal, but too short for my uses.

RE: price drop, no thanks
By flyingpants1 on 2/1/2014 3:35:58 AM , Rating: 2
Depends what you mean by poor. 4 hours is plenty, compared to what I used to get with my Core 2 duo laptop.

RE: price drop, no thanks
By Manch on 1/31/2014 8:23:02 PM , Rating: 2
I snagged one today too! Along with a type cover 2. 4-5hr battery life is plenty for me. If I ever end up in a meeting that lasts longer than 5 hours, I will have used my surface to resurface the face of the a-hole giving the briefing. At half the price of the pro 2 it's a great deal. Plus if you check out MS store and look at the bay trail alternatives or any at this price, its clearly the better deal. I have a dell venue 8 pro that i picked up for 229. It'll be my carputer now.

RE: price drop, no thanks
By damianrobertjones on 1/31/2014 5:15:12 PM , Rating: 1
Do you have multiple accounts for Daily Tech! I'm thinking that you might. The other one is named ' mgilbert'

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