Early Black Friday sales have been rolling out some never-seen-before prices for some weeks now, mainly from Target, Walmart, Amazon, and Best Buy. Unlike other years, you should actually be shopping for early Black Friday deals when you see a good one for you. Don’t expect them to last long or get better as time goes on; you’ll just see different deals come up throughout the holiday season. One great example of a good deal right now is Best Buy’s Microsoft Surface Pro 9 bundle. The latest model of the tablet-laptop hybrid is currently being sold with the Surface Pro keyboard for $999.99 (originally $1,539.99). This is the cheapest it has been in the past three months, according to Honey’s price history. You can see it dropped from the $1,539 on Oct. 15.
The ‘king of Windows tablets’
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Microsoft Surface Pros have been around for some time now, and I’ve been a fan of them since the beginning (my Surface Pro 6 is still kicking). The latest Intel version of the Surface Pro 9 came out in Oct. 2022 with an “excellent” review from PCMag, calling it the “king of Windows tablets.” It has an impressive battery life (up to 13 hours), great cameras, more UBC-C ports than previous models, and upgradable storage. This specific one from Best Buy has the following specs:
A capable 12th Gen Intel Core i5 processor great for most tasks
16GB of memory, which is great for multitasking, editing photos or videos, and even doing some gaming
256GB SSD of internal storage, which is good for most people unless you’re going to be downloading multiple games or media
A 2880 x 1920 Quad-HD screen resolution (better than full HD but not 4K)
As you can see from the checkout box above from Microsoft, the Surface Pro 9 without the keyboard goes for $1,259.99 on their website. This is a bundle that includes the graphite Surface Pro Keyboard, which, if you’ve bought Surface Pros in the past, you know you normally have to get separately. You’d be saving yourself $540 from the original listing price of the products, making this a very great deal that is sure to not last through the holidays (it’s also not likely to get any cheaper). Keep in mind, this is not the mobile version, so you won’t have 5G connectivity. It comes with the latest Windows 11, but you will have to buy the Microsoft Surface Slim Pen 2 separately if you want to fully take advantage of the touchscreen capabilities. Remember Best Buy’s return policies are more favorable during the holidays.