First Gen Microsoft Surface Pro 128GB Tablet Now Available for $500
January 31, 2014 8:59 AM
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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
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.
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1/31/2014 11:08:17 PM
Yes and it only cost MS a CEO and shareholder revolt.
And Motorola doesn't have a tablet under Google so uhhhh, another pointless Google reference on your part.
I've never really judged a device by profitability anyway. The iPhone is very profitable, still not impressive.
2/1/2014 7:00:12 AM
They may not have made tablets, but they still lost money for Google, and Google got rid of them. It was in reference to you inane tombstone remark. The Surface will be making money for MS soon, if the trend continues. Motorola didn't come close to making money for Google, and was showing no signs of ever doing so. Not my fault you are too dense to see the point I am trying to make.
2/1/2014 8:01:05 AM
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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