Best Buy on Friday announced the biggest discounts on the Surface Pro we’ve seen so far, cutting the Windows 8 tablet’s price from $900 to $500 for Friday and Saturday only. Since the Surface Pro 2 was released last fall multiple retailers have chipped away at the original model’s high price.
The Surface Pro comes equipped with a 10.6-inch 1080 x 1920-pixel display, an Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, up to 128GB of upgradable storage, front and rear 720p cameras, and runs Windows 8 out of the box but can be upgraded to Windows 8.1 easily. Meanwhile, the updated Surface Pro 2 offers a Haswell processor with improved battery life and a more accurate display, but looks and acts the same as its predecessor for the most part.
We’re big fans of the Surface Pro. Despite some missteps by Microsoft, this tablet-PC hybrid is a capable device perfect for getting work done, and while Windows 8 can be tough at first for the uninitiated you’ll be able to update to the improved Windows 8.1 for free. If you’ve been eyeing the Surface Pro, but couldn’t stomach its high price, now’s your chance.