Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book might get most of the press, but the company’s entry-level hybrid, the Surface 3, remains a great choice for anyone looking for a lightweight Windows 10 2-in-1 that offers decent performance for most computing tasks. Today, Amazon has the Surface 3 available with a greater than $100 discount on both configurations.
Surface 3, 2GB RAM, 64GB SSD: $386.10 (down from $499.00)
Surface 3, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD: $488.00 (down from $599.00)
As a reminder, here are the Surface 3 specs:
- 10.8″ Display at 1920X1080 Resolution
- Intel Atom Z8700 2.4GHz Processor
- Integrated Intel HD GPU
- 8MB Rear Camera, 3.5MP Front Camera
- USB 3.0, Mini-Displayport
- Wifi, Bluetooth
- Optional Type Cover, Digital Pen Accessories
- 1.37 lbs
Because it’s a full-on Windows 10 machine, the Surface 3 can do anything an iPad Air 2 can do and much, much more via the combination of Windows 10 and Win32 apps, and at this pricing, the Surface 3 is more than $100 less expensive. If you’re looking for a solid device that can function as both a consumption tablet and a productivity beast, then the Surface 3 is a great low-cost option.