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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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RE: Garbage
By mgilbert on 1/31/2014 11:19:04 AM , Rating: -1
There are so few useful touch apps available for the Surface that you wind up doing everything with full applications, or on the Internet, and most websites and full applications are designed to be used with a mouse. The pen is the replacement for a mouse on the Surface, and it is so clumsy to handle, and so inaccurate that it makes using the Surface very frustrating.

I spent most of two days trying to get the pen to calibrate correctly, and trying to actually use the Surface, and I was ready to pull my hair out. I am not a Microsoft hater, and I tried to like the thing, but wound up returning it because it was so frustrating to use.

There are touch apps for almost everything I want to do on the iPad, including the Numbers spreadsheet program, and because the iPad touch interface is so accurate, I can actually use the thing.

Depending on what one wants to do, I'd suggest getting a good tablet, or getting a laptop. The Surface isn't very good at functioning as either.

RE: Garbage
By OoklaTheMok on 1/31/2014 1:04:47 PM , Rating: 2
To say that the pen is inaccurate is ridiculous. I can only imagine a tweaker would have a problem getting the pen to the intended point on the screen.

Maybe you're not the ideal audience for a Surface, fine... but many others are. I have a Surface Pro 2 and I love it. I'll admit that I occasionally wish it had a bigger screen when using it as a laptop replacement, but when using it as a tablet, the screen size is just about right. But then again, I can easily solve the problem by hooking it up to one or more monitors if I need more screen space.

RE: Garbage
By Reclaimer77 on 1/31/14, Rating: 0
RE: Garbage
By troysavary on 1/31/14, Rating: 0
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By Reclaimer77 on 1/31/14, Rating: 0
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By troysavary on 2/1/14, Rating: 0
RE: Garbage
By Reclaimer77 on 2/1/2014 8:01:05 AM , Rating: 1
Bla bla red herring bla black.

Everyone knows Google isn't a device maker. They just wanted the patents to defend themselves from your beloved patent trolls MS and Nokia.

But again, has nothing to do with Surface at all. You're poor parallels are becoming legendary. Or desperate.

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