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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: cheap iPad clone
By damianrobertjones on 1/31/2014 5:17:24 PM , Rating: 2
Even if MS shouted from the top of buildings people would STILL ask the same questions! If you're a trainer then you'd know this. You can repeat the same thing 10 times in a row and the same person/people will ask you the same damn thing.

RE: cheap iPad clone
By retrospooty on 2/2/2014 1:54:58 AM , Rating: 1
Right... MS's piss poor scaling going back 15+ years is really a training issue. /rollseyes

RE: cheap iPad clone
By Argon18 on 2/3/2014 3:03:00 PM , Rating: 2
Amen, Microsoft simply doesn't "get" high pixel density screens. You're stuck managing every GUI element separately in a horribly cumbersome kludge of a GUI. Icon size, Icon spacing, Font size, Title bar size, Pop-up box size, all separate elements hidden in separate menus even. Using a Microsoft OS on a high pixel density screen is one seriously awful user experience.

RE: cheap iPad clone
By w8gaming on 2/6/2014 4:44:28 AM , Rating: 2
I have done my part showing how people could have addressed the high pixel count, small screen issue in desktop mode. Some users obviously have learned how but it seems that there are just still so many who don't. I am tired of doing it further. I think it is time Microsoft does its part to educate the users. If most users still did not get it, Microsoft did it wrong then and it only has itself to blame. It is their product and it is their job to show others how. Millions of users cannot be wrong, it must be Microsoft's fault.

"It's okay. The scenarios aren't that clear. But it's good looking. [Steve Jobs] does good design, and [the iPad] is absolutely a good example of that." -- Bill Gates on the Apple iPad

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