Some believe it’s finally worth buying, others were recently reminded the iPad Pro has nothing on it, while many probably thought about purchasing it, but couldn’t justify the extravagant spending.
Well, if you’re part of the latter category, and found the Surface Pro 4 compelling but a little rich for your blood, it might be time to pull the trigger on eBay before it’s too late. The Windows 10-powered 12.3-inch convertible tablet (keyboard dock not included) sets you back $650 in a 128GB i5 configuration, or $895 with the same Intel processor inside, and double the SSD capacity.
That may not sound affordable at first, though compared to what Microsoft charges on its e-store, both feel like irresistible bargains. The lower-end variant, which also packs 4GB RAM, typically costs $1,000, and is currently sold by Redmond at a $150 discount, or $300 off for students.
Always.deals on eBay, meanwhile, takes $350 off the list price, no questions asked, no hoops to jump through, no proof of school attendance needed, no nothing. As for the 256 gig model, also featuring 8GB RAM, MS still wants a whopping $1,300, not offering any savings for anyone. $895 therefore looks quite reasonable, and yes, you’re even covered by a standard one-year manufacturer warranty.
The only “catch” is both hybrid devices on sale in limited quantities come in custom display boxes intended for the industrial and corporate world. But they’re brand-new.