In a world where convertibles appear to be gradually eclipsing the popularity of both traditional laptops and tablets, Microsoft isn’t afraid to constantly reduce its Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book profit margins if that means gaining the upper hand over Apple in terms of market share.

Of course, it’s not like these 2-in-1 Windows 10 beasts are sold at a loss for $850 and up and $1,350 and up respectively, so the Memorial Day sale currently ongoing on Redmond’s US e-store is a win-win situation.

For a limited time only, i.e. until Monday, May 30, select configurations of the two hybrid machines net you a cool 150 bucks in savings each… once again.

Weirdly enough, the Intel Core i5-powered Microsoft Surface Pro 4 with 128GB internal storage and 4GB RAM is now cheaper than the entry-level Core m3 variant, at $850 vs. $900. Twice the memory and a 256GB SSD, alongside the same i5 Skylake processor, sets you back $1,150 instead of $1,300, whereas $1,450 can get you a Core i7 SoC while retaining all the other specs.

Finally, the top-of-the-line i7/256GB ROM/16GB RAM model costs $1,650, which is by no means a steal, considering it doesn’t even include a keyboard.

But the larger, sharper, more powerful Surface Book does, starting at “just” $1,350 after a $150 discount with a sixth-gen Intel Core i5 silicon, 128GB SSD, and 8GB RAM in tow. The only other marked down 13.5-incher is the cheapest discreet GPU-packing option, which also offers 256 gigs of local hoarding room for $1,750.

Don’t forget about the separate but arguably sweeter Lumia 950 XL deal, with the 640 XL sold at $100 off list for a little while as well.

Source: Microsoft US




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).

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