Microsoft may not be the most popular tablet vendor in the world, but in terms of performance and flexibility, you probably know that you can't do better than a 2-in-1 surface device running Windows 10. The problem is, the high-end 2018 Surface Pro 6 is not exactly affordable, even at a cool discount of up to $ 300.
But bargain hunters may want to consider last year's noise and the smaller Surface Go, as well as the 2017 Surface Pro 5, both of which are on sale at essentially unbeatable Best Buy limited-time prices. Interestingly, the two can be purchased for the same price of $ 549 with the included Type Covers performance enhancers, marking overall discounts of $ 130 and a whopping $ 410.
Usually available for $ 959 in combination with a black keyboard, the fifth-gen Surface Pro variant is sold here with an Intel Core m3 processor as well as 4 gigabytes of memory and a fast 128GB hard drive. This is hardly the most powerful configuration on the market, but you may also want to keep in mind that $ 549 is hardly your first-level iPad Air (2019) with 64GB storage and no keyboard. The Surface Pro 5 offers a larger 12.3-inch screen with an impressive 2736 x 1824 resolution and even supports expanding external storage via a microSD card slot.
As for this version of the Surface Go, which retails for $ 549, complete with platinum Signature Cover, you're also looking for 128 gigabytes of solid state storage, but actually paired with heftier 8GB RAM. Once again, the Intel Pentium Gold chip running the hardware show is far from power, but given the very reasonable cost of this particular package, it's definitely fast enough for day-to-day computing tasks.