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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 i5 128gb + Typecover Bundle @ CurrysPCWorld for £695.00

£695.00 @ Currys
Deal of the Day for 8th December Enter code SURFACE at checkout - thanks chanchi32 12.3 inch display i5 processor 4gb ram 128gb ssd Microsoft pen sold separately
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Deal of the Day for 8th December
Enter code SURFACE at checkout - thanks chanchi32

12.3 inch display
i5 processor
4gb ram
128gb ssd

Microsoft pen sold separately
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[helper]#1
Code is SURFACE - brings down to £695

Just tested and is working
#2
Have some heat!
1 Like #3
Heat added, but pity it's not the 8gb model :(
#4
guru_fordy
Heat added, but pity it's not the 8gb model :(
Or the i7
3 Likes #5
You'll be feeling that low RAM if you use Chrome with more than 5 active tabs. 8GB should be the absolute minimum for Windows.

I would have voted hot if the RAM was upgradeable
2 Likes #6
nyasham
You'll be feeling that low RAM if you use Chrome with more than 5 active tabs. 8GB should be the absolute minimum for Windows.
I would have voted hot if the RAM was upgradeable
I do agree 8 would be better, but don't criticise it because Chrome is a system hog!
#7
Feeling the low RAM, give it a break. 4GB is enough for most people. Windows is fine with 4GB. I have it running perfectly well on 2GB on an ASUS transformer. Its a good deal at this price, at least its not the m chip variant.
#8
Good deal, but missing the pen :(
3 Likes #9
nyasham
You'll be feeling that low RAM if you use Chrome with more than 5 active tabs. 8GB should be the absolute minimum for Windows.
I would have voted hot if the RAM was upgradeable
I use this model and it runs perfectly fine. I don't use chrome because its crap though just excel and one note.

I'm not sure where this idea that windows needs 8GB of ram comes from but it isn't based in reality.
1 Like #10
Glad to see a decent price for this....and with the keyboard! 4gb ram is more than enough for most people, only those that really wish to push their machine will be challenged.
#11
The i5 256gb/8gb Surface Book is on offer at the moment too with the xbox bundle thrown in but i'm not going to bother posting it as it looks like they are hated more than Apple deals! Sell the xbox s bundle for £200 and not such a bad price for what you are getting.
#12
Sp0oner
The i5 256gb/8gb Surface Book is on offer at the moment too with the xbox bundle thrown in but i'm not going to bother posting it as it looks like they are hated more than Apple deals! Sell the xbox s bundle for £200 and not such a bad price for what you are getting.

Some people just like to pick a side in every aspect of life. I'm sure plenty of people will be objective if you post it.
#13
CoeK
Sp0oner
The i5 256gb/8gb Surface Book is on offer at the moment too with the xbox bundle thrown in but i'm not going to bother posting it as it looks like they are hated more than Apple deals! Sell the xbox s bundle for £200 and not such a bad price for what you are getting.
Some people just like to pick a side in every aspect of life. I'm sure plenty of people will be objective if you post it.

Cheers, posted it but watch it go sub zero lol
#14
I'm still using a 4gb surface pro (1 original) here. I never run into ram issues with chrome or anything else - admittedly I don't use it for anything particularly taxing but as a portable office / internet machine it's still totally fine and quicker for lots of things than my Macbook Pro which I use for more taxing things. I can only imagine the current model Surface is even better.

Jump in, I'd say.
#15
If you can find a time machine - they were selling this for £629 around Black Friday time.
1 Like #16
captainbeaky
If you can find a time machine - they were selling this for £629 around Black Friday time.

This model was selling for £699 on black friday. You may be thinking of the intel m core model
#17
razorclaw
captainbeaky
If you can find a time machine - they were selling this for £629 around Black Friday time.
This model was selling for £699 on black friday. You may be thinking of the intel m core model
Currys were selling this package on their eBay store for £629 for a short time - it was posted on HUKD.
4 Likes #18
CoeK
nyasham
You'll be feeling that low RAM if you use Chrome with more than 5 active tabs. 8GB should be the absolute minimum for Windows.
I would have voted hot if the RAM was upgradeable
I use this model and it runs perfectly fine. I don't use chrome because its crap though just excel and one note.
I'm not sure where this idea that windows needs 8GB of ram comes from but it isn't based in reality.

Needing 8GB of RAM is actually based on reality. Maybe I need to expand on my previous comment so you know where I am coming from...

I use Windows pretty much every day for work and personal use. At work, I spin-up a lot of virtual and real Windows machines in multiple configurations to test and debug software. At home, I more casually use Windows for browsing and gaming. So I think my usage covers a wide spectrum of medium to high utilisation of Windows. Based on that alone, I can tell you that I can "survive" on 4GB RAM, but there is a noticeable difference in having 8GB plus.

Also, I agree that Chrome is a huge system resource hog (especially if you use extensions such as ad blocker), but it is objectively the most popular browser by a pretty huge margin. It's fine to say you don't use it, but you can't ignore the fact that the majority of people who buy this tablet will use it, and they will suffer slowdown and refresh issues due to the lack of system memory.

But yeah... If you want to spend sub-£700 on a machine for basic use such as Excel and note taking, and you have no intent to upgrade the RAM in the future, then sure, go for it :-)

I'm not voting hot, nor am I voting cold. I'm just giving a little perspective on this product. Sorry for the wordiness of this comment...

Edited By: nyasham on Dec 08, 2016 13:51: typo
1 Like #19
Bendown
guru_fordy
Heat added, but pity it's not the 8gb model :(
Or the i7

Or free.........:{



Heated!

Edited By: daBluone on Dec 08, 2016 13:21
#20
nyasham
CoeK
nyasham
You'll be feeling that low RAM if you use Chrome with more than 5 active tabs. 8GB should be the absolute minimum for Windows.
I would have voted hot if the RAM was upgradeable
I use this model and it runs perfectly fine. I don't use chrome because its crap though just excel and one note.
I'm not sure where this idea that windows needs 8GB of ram comes from but it isn't based in reality.
Needing 8GB of RAM is actually based on reality. Maybe I need to expand on my previous comment so you know where I am coming from...
I use Windows pretty much every day for work and personal use. At work, I spin-up a lot of virtual and real Windows machines in multiple configurations to test and debug software. At home, I more casually use Windows for browsing and gaming. So I think my usage covers a wide spectrum of medium to high utilisation of Windows. Based on that alone, I can tell you that I can "survive" on 4GB RAM, but there is a noticeable difference in having 8GB plus.
Also, I agree that Chrome is a huge system resource hog (especially if you use extensions such as ad blocker), but it is objectively the most popular browser by a pretty huge margin. It's fine to say you don't use it, but you can't ignore the fact that the majority of people who buy this tablet will use it, and they will suffer slowdown and refresh issues due to the lack of system memory.
But yeah... If you want to spend sub-£1k on a machine for basic use such as Excel and note taking, and you have no intent to upgrade the RAM in the future, then sure, go for it :-)
I'm not voting hot, nor am I voting cold. I'm just giving a little perspective on this product. Sorry for the wordiness of this comment...

I use windows every day. Work PC with 2GB ram struggles with large excel files. Home surface with 4GB is fine with everything. My gaming PC with 16GB is also fine with everything.

I guess it depends what you want to do, but in that case the minimum isn't 8GB unless you are doing things that require 8GB. Windows doesn't require this much nor do a lot of programs. If you want to use chrome with 10 tabs and run norton AV while rendering 4k video you probably need more than 4GB.
#21
Damn that's a good deal! With the SSD RAM isn't much of a problem. :)
1 Like #22
CoeK
nyasham
CoeK
nyasham
You'll be feeling that low RAM if you use Chrome with more than 5 active tabs. 8GB should be the absolute minimum for Windows.
I would have voted hot if the RAM was upgradeable
I use this model and it runs perfectly fine. I don't use chrome because its crap though just excel and one note.
I'm not sure where this idea that windows needs 8GB of ram comes from but it isn't based in reality.
Needing 8GB of RAM is actually based on reality. Maybe I need to expand on my previous comment so you know where I am coming from...
I use Windows pretty much every day for work and personal use. At work, I spin-up a lot of virtual and real Windows machines in multiple configurations to test and debug software. At home, I more casually use Windows for browsing and gaming. So I think my usage covers a wide spectrum of medium to high utilisation of Windows. Based on that alone, I can tell you that I can "survive" on 4GB RAM, but there is a noticeable difference in having 8GB plus.
Also, I agree that Chrome is a huge system resource hog (especially if you use extensions such as ad blocker), but it is objectively the most popular browser by a pretty huge margin. It's fine to say you don't use it, but you can't ignore the fact that the majority of people who buy this tablet will use it, and they will suffer slowdown and refresh issues due to the lack of system memory.
But yeah... If you want to spend sub-£1k on a machine for basic use such as Excel and note taking, and you have no intent to upgrade the RAM in the future, then sure, go for it :-)
I'm not voting hot, nor am I voting cold. I'm just giving a little perspective on this product. Sorry for the wordiness of this comment...
I use windows every day. Work PC with 2GB ram struggles with large excel files. Home surface with 4GB is fine with everything. My gaming PC with 16GB is also fine with everything.
I guess it depends what you want to do, but in that case the minimum isn't 8GB unless you are doing things that require 8GB. Windows doesn't require this much nor do a lot of programs. If you want to use chrome with 10 tabs and run norton AV while rendering 4k video you probably need more than 4GB.

2GB on your WORK machine? My year old phone has more than that... I could probably learn a lot from you about minimalism ;)

I don't disagree that Windows can work on less memory... But I think if you're going to be spending that much on an non-upgradeable Windows machine, it shouldn't be a huge ask to have a little more RAM as a minimum spec. It doesn't cost much and it just means you're covered for most users and uses.

I think we're going to have to agree to disagree on this one.
#23
nyasham
CoeK
nyasham
CoeK
nyasham
You'll be feeling that low RAM if you use Chrome with more than 5 active tabs. 8GB should be the absolute minimum for Windows.
I would have voted hot if the RAM was upgradeable
I use this model and it runs perfectly fine. I don't use chrome because its crap though just excel and one note.
I'm not sure where this idea that windows needs 8GB of ram comes from but it isn't based in reality.
Needing 8GB of RAM is actually based on reality. Maybe I need to expand on my previous comment so you know where I am coming from...
I use Windows pretty much every day for work and personal use. At work, I spin-up a lot of virtual and real Windows machines in multiple configurations to test and debug software. At home, I more casually use Windows for browsing and gaming. So I think my usage covers a wide spectrum of medium to high utilisation of Windows. Based on that alone, I can tell you that I can "survive" on 4GB RAM, but there is a noticeable difference in having 8GB plus.
Also, I agree that Chrome is a huge system resource hog (especially if you use extensions such as ad blocker), but it is objectively the most popular browser by a pretty huge margin. It's fine to say you don't use it, but you can't ignore the fact that the majority of people who buy this tablet will use it, and they will suffer slowdown and refresh issues due to the lack of system memory.
But yeah... If you want to spend sub-£1k on a machine for basic use such as Excel and note taking, and you have no intent to upgrade the RAM in the future, then sure, go for it :-)
I'm not voting hot, nor am I voting cold. I'm just giving a little perspective on this product. Sorry for the wordiness of this comment...
I use windows every day. Work PC with 2GB ram struggles with large excel files. Home surface with 4GB is fine with everything. My gaming PC with 16GB is also fine with everything.
I guess it depends what you want to do, but in that case the minimum isn't 8GB unless you are doing things that require 8GB. Windows doesn't require this much nor do a lot of programs. If you want to use chrome with 10 tabs and run norton AV while rendering 4k video you probably need more than 4GB.
2GB on your WORK machine? My year old phone has more than that... I could probably learn a lot from you about minimalism ;)
I don't disagree that Windows can work on less memory... But I think if you're going to be spending that much on an non-upgradeable Windows machine, it shouldn't be a huge ask to have a little more RAM as a minimum spec. It doesn't cost much and it just means you're covered for most users and uses.
I think we're going to have to agree to disagree on this one.

I only disagree about it being the minimum. For some its all they will need, i'll never use a surface pro for more than note taking and excel so for me its all i'll ever need. There is literally nothing in the future that will require me to need more than that unless excel goes to VR.

Unfortunately IT decide on my work PC, I'm pretty sure i will need an upgrade soon for new software we are implementing, soon i hope.
#24
They are to small for proper office works or CAD or Photo etc
Can they replace Laptops ?
Yes some way but good workstation Laptop will be 10 times better What I mean Dell precision series or XPS 15 or 13
CPU Core I7 or 5 or 3 they all orientated to low power usage and these tablet Yes you can run them more faster before fan kiks in or thermal will throttle + battery life will go from 6 Hours to 3 or less

I found that windows 10 does not scale everything very well - some Programs text look so wrong
Second Touch Screen and program Icons very small sometimes need 3 Times tap before works Touch is working on windows 10 but android or Ipad touch is miles better + all apps optimised for touch

If you business person (maybe student) need on the go type look documents PDF MS office etc ,,, some drawings and mark them Yes it is OK not heavy to take look modern have pen etc
My point they look modern low weight good screens but work functions are limited They will NOT replace proper laptop + they are very expensive Surface core i7 more 1000 Pounds
For these money
You can get PC or laptop + will have money for tablet
Touch screen on windows 10 is are bonus but it can not replace mouse and keyboard at the moment
My work machines
Tab S2 9.7 on the go holidays , friends , or when I need to see Pictures Raw etc or in work as music player + messenger
And for work 2 screen setups like 2 x 21 inch monitors
#25
They are to small for proper office works or CAD or Photo etc
Can they replace Laptops ?
Yes some way but good workstation Laptop will be 10 times better What I mean Dell precision series or XPS 15 or 13
CPU Core I7 or 5 or 3 they all orientated to low power usage and these tablet Yes you can run them more faster before fan kiks in or thermal will throttle + battery life will go from 6 Hours to 3 or less

I found that windows 10 does not scale everything very well - some Programs text look so wrong
Second Touch Screen and program Icons very small sometimes need 3 Times tap before works Touch is working on windows 10 but android or Ipad touch is miles better + all apps optimised for touch

If you business person (maybe student) need on the go type look documents PDF MS office etc ,,, some drawings and mark them Yes it is OK not heavy to take look modern have pen etc
My point they look modern low weight good screens but work functions are limited They will NOT replace proper laptop + they are very expensive Surface core i7 more 1000 Pounds
For these money
You can get PC or laptop + will have money for tablet
Touch screen on windows 10 is are bonus but it can not replace mouse and keyboard at the moment
My work machines
Tab S2 9.7 on the go holidays , friends , or when I need to see Pictures Raw etc or in work as music player + messenger
And for work 2 screen setups like 2 x 21 inch monitors
1 Like #26
This deal is nothing special, it was the same price throughout the black Friday week!
#27
nyasham
You'll be feeling that low RAM if you use Chrome with more than 5 active tabs. 8GB should be the absolute minimum for Windows.
I would have voted hot if the RAM was upgradeable

trolololol

i5/4Gb Surface Pro here... regularly have 15 tabs open without any slow down. Sometimes up to 25 and you might have to wait a second or two for it all to load up.
#28
ruheluddin86
This deal is nothing special, it was the same price throughout the black Friday week!
Is there a good deal somewhere on a time machine?
#29
+ more people now wear glasses because of the small text need to see after couple hours looking small text eyes so tired they can make 12 Inch 4k display that you will need binoculars

More higher resolution yes the text is sharper better image quality but if window will scale properly 50 / 50 % luck with that
1 Like #30
Incognitoso
They are to small for proper office works or CAD or Photo etc
Can they replace Laptops ?
Yes some way but good workstation Laptop will be 10 times better What I mean Dell precision series or XPS 15 or 13
CPU Core I7 or 5 or 3 they all orientated to low power usage and these tablet Yes you can run them more faster before fan kiks in or thermal will throttle + battery life will go from 6 Hours to 3 or less

I found that windows 10 does not scale everything very well - some Programs text look so wrong
Second Touch Screen and program Icons very small sometimes need 3 Times tap before works Touch is working on windows 10 but android or Ipad touch is miles better + all apps optimised for touch

If you business person (maybe student) need on the go type look documents PDF MS office etc ,,, some drawings and mark them Yes it is OK not heavy to take look modern have pen etc
My point they look modern low weight good screens but work functions are limited They will NOT replace proper laptop + they are very expensive Surface core i7 more 1000 Pounds
For these money
You can get PC or laptop + will have money for tablet
Touch screen on windows 10 is are bonus but it can not replace mouse and keyboard at the moment
My work machines
Tab S2 9.7 on the go holidays , friends , or when I need to see Pictures Raw etc or in work as music player + messenger
And for work 2 screen setups like 2 x 21 inch monitors

I'm really struggling to figure this out.
#31
I have managed to get John Lewis Newcastle to price match this 8)8)
#32
billythepet
I have managed to get John Lewis Newcastle to price match this 8)8)

That's good! Don't try price matching via online form as they know Curry's don't include the pen in their deal and John Lewis do!
#33
ruheluddin86
billythepet
I have managed to get John Lewis Newcastle to price match this 8)8)

That's good! Don't try price matching via online form as they know Curry's don't include the pen in their deal and John Lewis do!


​The employee was confused at first, her manager refused to price match it in the first place as she said that they dont price match with voucher codes, but then I challenged that by going into Currys which was displaying the price. she give up then contacted the Price matching department who then approved it after half a hour later...
#34
CoeK
nyasham
CoeK
nyasham
CoeK
nyasham
You'll be feeling that low RAM if you use Chrome with more than 5 active tabs. 8GB should be the absolute minimum for Windows.
I would have voted hot if the RAM was upgradeable
I use this model and it runs perfectly fine. I don't use chrome because its crap though just excel and one note.
I'm not sure where this idea that windows needs 8GB of ram comes from but it isn't based in reality.
Needing 8GB of RAM is actually based on reality. Maybe I need to expand on my previous comment so you know where I am coming from...
I use Windows pretty much every day for work and personal use. At work, I spin-up a lot of virtual and real Windows machines in multiple configurations to test and debug software. At home, I more casually use Windows for browsing and gaming. So I think my usage covers a wide spectrum of medium to high utilisation of Windows. Based on that alone, I can tell you that I can "survive" on 4GB RAM, but there is a noticeable difference in having 8GB plus.
Also, I agree that Chrome is a huge system resource hog (especially if you use extensions such as ad blocker), but it is objectively the most popular browser by a pretty huge margin. It's fine to say you don't use it, but you can't ignore the fact that the majority of people who buy this tablet will use it, and they will suffer slowdown and refresh issues due to the lack of system memory.
But yeah... If you want to spend sub-£1k on a machine for basic use such as Excel and note taking, and you have no intent to upgrade the RAM in the future, then sure, go for it :-)
I'm not voting hot, nor am I voting cold. I'm just giving a little perspective on this product. Sorry for the wordiness of this comment...
I use windows every day. Work PC with 2GB ram struggles with large excel files. Home surface with 4GB is fine with everything. My gaming PC with 16GB is also fine with everything.
I guess it depends what you want to do, but in that case the minimum isn't 8GB unless you are doing things that require 8GB. Windows doesn't require this much nor do a lot of programs. If you want to use chrome with 10 tabs and run norton AV while rendering 4k video you probably need more than 4GB.
2GB on your WORK machine? My year old phone has more than that... I could probably learn a lot from you about minimalism ;)
I don't disagree that Windows can work on less memory... But I think if you're going to be spending that much on an non-upgradeable Windows machine, it shouldn't be a huge ask to have a little more RAM as a minimum spec. It doesn't cost much and it just means you're covered for most users and uses.
I think we're going to have to agree to disagree on this one.

I only disagree about it being the minimum. For some its all they will need, i'll never use a surface pro for more than note taking and excel so for me its all i'll ever need. There is literally nothing in the future that will require me to need more than that unless excel goes to VR.

Unfortunately IT decide on my work PC, I'm pretty sure i will need an upgrade soon for new software we are implementing, soon i hope.


​​​​Fair enough. For your use, you'll be perfectly fine. I think the "typical" consumer will use more resources than you do and notice increasing lag sooner than necessary. I have no hard data to prove this other than my own mixed usage (forgot to mention that my 'casual use' machine is a 2 year old Surface Pro 1 with i5, 4GB RAM + 64GB SSD).

RAM is not expensive and this tablet is non-upgradeable. For the sake of meeting the needs of a wider range of users, more base memory would have been an easy win for Microsoft.
1 Like #35
I own the Surface Pro 3, 128 GB model with 4 GB of RAM.
I can tell you, from experience, if you can afford it, go for the 8 GB of RAM version.

If you can't, may as well look at a different laptop with at least 6 GB of RAM, because with 4 GB of RAM you feel like you cannot utilise the laptop properly because you are always bottle-necked by the RAM.

Yes, some people may be able run this laptop fine at 4 GB of RAM, minimalists who do light browsing and use a few office packages, but then why get the i5 version? They do have a Core M version with 4 GB of RAM too.

I wish i got the i3 version of the Surface Pro 3, but at the time I thought I needed more storage (should have spent the extra money on a large class 10 micro SD). 90% of the time I use the laptop for RDP so I hardly utilise any of it's resources.

Just my 2 cents (or should I say pence?)



Edited By: haydor1989 on Dec 08, 2016 17:50
#36
Purchased. Thanks OP
1 Like #37
haydor1989
I own the Surface Pro 3, 128 GB model with 4 GB of RAM.
I can tell you, from experience, if you can afford it, go for the 8 GB of RAM version.
If you can't, may as well look at a different laptop with at least 6 GB of RAM, because with 4 GB of RAM you feel like you cannot utilise the laptop properly because you are always bottle-necked by the RAM.
Yes, some people may be able run this laptop fine at 4 GB of RAM, minimalists who do light browsing and use a few office packages, but then why get the i5 version? They do have a Core M version with 4 GB of RAM too.
I wish i got the i3 version of the Surface Pro 3, but at the time I thought I needed more storage (should have spent the extra money on a large class 10 micro SD). 90% of the time I use the laptop for RDP so I hardly utilise any of it's resources.
Just my 2 cents (or should I say pence?)

I agree with you dude. 8GB RAM seems like the new standard for most laptops.

Given that the SP4 is suppose to be a hybrid tablet/laptop, if you're spending that much money on a new tablet/laptop, you might aswell spend a bit more on RAM/memory etc that can add another year or 2 worth of usage.

Buying a new tablet/laptop is not like buying a new smartphone. People hardly upgrade their tablet/laptop every year like they do with their smartphones.
#38
So - for most of the stuff I do - I find that 8gb is better, not needed, just better - but genuine Q - can you use a USB or something for additional ram ? you used to be able to in a previous version of windows, not sure if you can still do it - granted "real" ram is probably better, but for just doing stuff and not finding that Excel with a few tables is tripping over (excel & tables is oddly really bad!) ??
#39
shineytoys
Glad to see a decent price for this....and with the keyboard! 4gb ram is more than enough for most people, only those that really wish to push their machine will be challenged.
Today maybe, but what about next year, or the year after? I would not spend this much money on a machine that is obviously compromised.
#40
I always wonder what people expect to happen year after year. it's not like it's a gaming machine.

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