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MICROSOFT Surface Pro 4 & Typecover Bundle - i5, 128 GB @ Currys for £629.10
MICROSOFT Surface Pro 4 & Typecover Bundle - i5, 128 GB @ Currys for £629.10

MICROSOFT Surface Pro 4 & Typecover Bundle - i5, 128 GB @ Currys for £629.10

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Currys currently have this on offer @ £699 plus 10% off with code 10LAPTOP !

Product features
Windows 10
Intel® Core™ i5-6300U Processor
Up to 9 hours battery life
RAM: 4 GB

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50 Comments

Good deal shame the ram is only 4gb

ramit

Good deal shame the ram is only 4gb


4gb is plenty for most things. Window 10 will happily run on 2gb with basic programs. Although power users may want 8gb but then I'd expect they need a bigger ssd and i7 too
Edited by: "stuellis" 24th Dec 2016

9 hours battery life??? I have the i7 version n getting about 4 hours

I'm getting 6-8 hours on my i5 which is really good - these are great machines, but they still need refining.

I have had a lot of problems and exchanges with the SP3/4. Noisy fans, overheating, battery problems, broken kickstand etc.

If you develop ANY minor issue which needs fixing after warranty expires, you have to pay an extortionate amount to get a replacement as they don't offer repairs - 333 pounds for the SP3. Can't remember what it is for the SP4.

prototype1981

I'm getting 6-8 hours on my i5 which is really good - these are great … I'm getting 6-8 hours on my i5 which is really good - these are great machines, but they still need refining. I have had a lot of problems and exchanges with the SP3/4. Noisy fans, overheating, battery problems, broken kickstand etc. If you develop ANY minor issue which needs fixing after warranty expires, you have to pay an extortionate amount to get a replacement as they don't offer repairs - 333 pounds for the SP3. Can't remember what it is for the SP4.



maybe £444?

ramit

Good deal shame the ram is only 4gb


If it had 16gb someone would say its ashame is has not got something else such as a bigger drive or larger screen. People should look at the positives rather than the negatives. Happy Christmas all

ramit

Good deal shame the ram is only 4gb



I find 4GB on my SP3 is fine but I think the SP4 replacement is due soon (hence price drops) and would hope they come with 8GB on the base model next time round - in the same way Apple finally saw sense and dropped the 16GB iPhone model from its lineup.

My other half has an SP3 and I have the i7 SP4 and other than some (now resolved) software bugs, have had no issues.

I'd be all over this deal if I didn't already have mine.

Great machine but I only get 4-5 on the same spec Surface. Don't believe the 9hours advertised.

Sofiaprincess118

Great machine but I only get 4-5 on the same spec Surface. Don't believe … Great machine but I only get 4-5 on the same spec Surface. Don't believe the 9hours advertised.



That's realistically what I achieve, I suspect you could do better by carefully choosing to run low power apps, but 9 hours seems rather optimistic, I've got a Poweradd power pack which gives me nearly 2x recharges from flat, which should be perfect for transatlantic flights.

mike

Sofiaprincess118

Great machine but I only get 4-5 on the same spec Surface. Don't believe … Great machine but I only get 4-5 on the same spec Surface. Don't believe the 9hours advertised.


is that with the keyboard attached? if so that is disappointing

The surface pros keyboard doesn't have a battery in it so it doesn't really make a difference if it's connected or not.

My partner has a core m version and that gets about 6-7 hours under typical use.

Great deal! I paid £702.81 back in July from amazon

Bendown

If it had 16gb someone would say its ashame is has not got something else … If it had 16gb someone would say its ashame is has not got something else such as a bigger drive or larger screen. People should look at the positives rather than the negatives. Happy Christmas all



​People on here are always presenting an excuse not to buy - I think they are trying to impress, but I don't know who.

darkbahamut

The surface pros keyboard doesn't have a battery in it so it doesn't … The surface pros keyboard doesn't have a battery in it so it doesn't really make a difference if it's connected or not.My partner has a core m version and that gets about 6-7 hours under typical use.



​Presumably the keyboard draws some power?

You would need to add £40-£50 for the pen but still cheaper than the Black Friday deal from Microsoft.

Fantastic price, just bought one for click and collect to replace one (already wrapped!) from Microsoft direct - even with their student discount and 2 x £30 credit from Amex, this is £100 cheaper for an i5 (vs the M chip).

Do any models not ship with a pen in the box?
Edited by: "Return" 24th Dec 2016

Fantastic. I've been waiting for this. Big thank you to the OP.

Looks there is no pen...

Return

Do any models not ship with a pen in the box?


Yep. This keyboard bundle was available throughout Black Friday week from Amazon, Argos, Currys & John Lewis. No pen included.

Pen is useless anyway

Original Poster

Collected today.... No pen, have to buy separately if needed...
Edited by: "richiem14" 24th Dec 2016

ramit

Good deal shame the ram is only 4gb



Shame it's Currys. Worst retailer of the year for me!

mbuckhurst

That's realistically what I achieve, I suspect you could do better by … That's realistically what I achieve, I suspect you could do better by carefully choosing to run low power apps, but 9 hours seems rather optimistic, I've got a Poweradd power pack which gives me nearly 2x recharges from flat, which should be perfect for transatlantic flights.mike



How do you manage to recharge Surface from a power bank? Do you have to use a specific power bank? Need adapters? Asking as I have a power bank for the iphone etc and would love to use it for my surface too.

Shame John Lewis wouldn't price match this or I'd be all over it. Cracking price

perfectdark50

Pen is useless anyway



​no it isn't.

thedean1999

How do you manage to recharge Surface from a power bank? Do you have to … How do you manage to recharge Surface from a power bank? Do you have to use a specific power bank? Need adapters? Asking as I have a power bank for the iphone etc and would love to use it for my surface too.



​you can get power packs for the surface. not seen a way to charge from any old power pack unfortunately.

Took the plunge and bought one. Thanks OP.

great price just pity not the 8gb / 256gb version.
Hot price especially with the typecover

I bought mine at black friday, Do you think Currys will refund the price difference with it being only a couple weeks ago?

MarkT1967

Shame John Lewis wouldn't price match this or I'd be all over it. … Shame John Lewis wouldn't price match this or I'd be all over it. Cracking price



John Lewis matched the 10% off for me on a different laptop -worth a try

wildbilly1

I bought mine at black friday, Do you think Currys will refund the price … I bought mine at black friday, Do you think Currys will refund the price difference with it being only a couple weeks ago?


If you haven't opened it then you could return & buy again. They have an extended Xmas return window for goods bought between 2nd Nov & Xmas eve.
Otherwise with Black Friday being a month ago I can't see them helping you.

richiem14

Collected today.... No pen, have to buy separately if needed...


Should be

captainbeaky

If you haven't opened it then you could return & buy again. They have an … If you haven't opened it then you could return & buy again. They have an extended Xmas return window for goods bought between 2nd Nov & Xmas eve.Otherwise with Black Friday being a month ago I can't see them helping you.



Even if you have opened it, buy another one now and return the new one on the black friday receipt (assuming everything is identical other than price)

rdecoratorUK

Should be



There is two different bundles, one with pen and one with cover. This deal is with cover, no pen.

thedean1999

How do you manage to recharge Surface from a power bank? Do you have to … How do you manage to recharge Surface from a power bank? Do you have to use a specific power bank? Need adapters? Asking as I have a power bank for the iphone etc and would love to use it for my surface too.



It has to be a special powerbank that can output 12-15V (this is usually switchable) and is output through a standard power socket type connection, some come with a Surface Pro 4 cable (which is different if you've got a Core M processor, I believe) or you can pick up one from Amazon/Ebay.

My battery is this one amazon.co.uk/Pow…add

My cable is this one amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1

I did have a different pack at first, but it only managed 1.5x charging, for a capacity (supposedly) far greater than the Poweradd, it came with a cable. If you're flying you need to ensure the capacity is below the airline limit, the Poweradd one is 85Wh as far as I remember which is good for BA, not sure about the others.

The Poweradd is a nice pack, the format is manageable for storing in a laptop bag, it comes with a fast charger and a good selection of laptop connectors (though not a surface one) and the % indicator LED is really useful.

I did look at building a converter from 5V to 12V, as it's not exactly rocket science, but to be worth anything you need a decent capacity, meaning you're looking at the laptop type power packs anyway - unless you go cheap Chinese where the numbers written on the pack have no bearing on the actual capacity inside.

mike
Edited by: "mbuckhurst" 25th Dec 2016

Bendown

If it had 16gb someone would say its ashame is has not got something else … If it had 16gb someone would say its ashame is has not got something else such as a bigger drive or larger screen. People should look at the positives rather than the negatives. Happy Christmas all



Too right, once I close down Visual Studio and SQL Server, my Surface Pro 4 rarely uses more than 4GB, currently 3.7GB running a load of browser sessions, office and a handful of other apps. That's before Windows has to handle memory efficiently, which it does these days, and don't forget the page file is on solid state storage so isn't quite like the old days of optimising the location on the spinning disk to get performance.

8GB is a nice to have feature, but no where near as important as a larger SSD, which can be mitigated with a micro sd card to some extent, but is probably something you'd miss sooner than the lack of ram.

mike

003hungryboys

John Lewis matched the 10% off for me on a different laptop -worth a try



Problem is it doesn't look like JL stock the bundle.

Good deal, if your not going to use for GPU performance then this is best bang for buck.

4Qman

Good deal, if your not going to use for GPU performance then this is best … Good deal, if your not going to use for GPU performance then this is best bang for buck.



​otherwise purchase a Macbook if you require performance
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