Not bad for a ‘tablet’ but the 4gb kills and its only $139 more…

Not bad for a ‘tablet’ but the 4gb kills and its only $139 more…

Best Buy is trying hard to get rid of its 4 GB Microsoft Surface Pro 7 stock for $560 USD (Source: Best Buy)

The low RAM capacity will instantly turn away most buyers. If that doesn’t bother you, however, then the sale isn’t so bad considering the display and support that come with the Surface family.

The Microsoft Surface Pro series is home to some of the best Windows tablets in the market. However, that doesn’t mean every configuration is a good deal. The cheapest SKUs often come with very low RAM and storage that will quickly fill up even for moderate applications.

The latest deal at Best Buy is for the Surface Pro 7 at its base-level configuration with a passively-cooled Core i3 Ice Lake CPU, 4 GB of RAM, and 128 GB SSD. These specifications are the bare minimum nowadays which make it sufficient for web browsing, emailing, and video playback. If that’s all you plan on doing, then the sale might be of interest especially since it includes the Type Cover keyboard. Otherwise, skip or invest in the a SKU with 8 GB of RAM for longer legs.

See our review on the Surface Pro 7 to learn more about the tablet and its features. Microsoft is rumored to launch a Surface Pro 8 in the first half of 2021.

  • 10th gen Core i3-1005G1
  • 12.3-inch  2736 x 1824 IPS touchscreen
  • USB-A, USB-C w/ DisplayPort and Power Delivery, 3.5 mm combo audio, Surface Connect
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 128 GB SSD
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • Rear 8 MP camera + front 5 MP camera
  • 8.5 x 292 x 201 mm
  • <1.067 kg

Allen Ngo, 2020-12-24 (Update: 2020-12-24)

After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There’s a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I’m not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.

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