Microsoft Surface 3 (non-Pro) bundled with free Type Cover for limited time in the US


Microsoft has been running various promotions in the past couple of months to try to keep the aging Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3 in the limelight after Pro 4 and Surface Book’s glitzy introductions, the latest of which is unfortunately restricted to an American audience.

From January 10 through 17, the non-Pro third-gen Intel Atom-powered hybrid can be picked up on and offline at Microsoft with a gratis Type Cover. The keyboard accessory typically costs $130, and it obviously lets you seamlessly transform the 10.8-inch Windows tablet into a productive mini-laptop.

The same bundle deal is available from Best Buy, although the third-party retailer doesn’t mention an expiration date, and also doesn’t sell the Microsoft Surface 3 in a 128GB, LTE-enabled configuration. That top-of-the-line 2-in-1 is priced at $700, while the entry-level, 64 gig storage-accommodating, 2 gig RAM, non-cellular-capable version goes for $500.

In between, you can score the convertible tab with either 4GB memory and only Wi-Fi connectivity or 4G LTE speeds and just 2 gigs of memory at $600 apiece. Meanwhile, if you don’t need the multicolored, functionality-enhancing Type Covers, Amazon offers the lowest-end model for $420 ($80 off list), and the 128GB, non-LTE variant at $560 ($40 savings).

Remember, the Surface Pro 3 starts at $700 with a larger, higher-res screen in tow, as well as a punchier Intel Haswell processor, and the Pro 4 fetches $900 and up, packing Skylake heat.

Sources: Microsoft Store, Best Buy, Amazon

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Adrian has had an insatiable passion for writing since he was in school and found himself writing philosophical essays about the meaning of life and the differences between light and dark beer. Later, he realized this was pretty much his only marketable skill, so he first created a personal blog (in Romanian) and then discovered his true calling, which is writing about all things tech (in English).