Surface Pro i5/ 128GB + Black Type Cover Bundle - £799 @ Microsoft
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Surface Pro i5/ 128GB + Black Type Cover Bundle - £799 @ Microsoft

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Found 13th JanEdited by:"Moondogg"
Similar to the Currys deal, but this is direct from Microsoft which absolutely helps when you come to claim on the warranty.

Saves £304 (separate selling price £1,103.99) so not a bad deal, although overpriced to start with.

Oh, and it's also free delivery and free returns (try that with PCW).

2% Quidco = £15.98 off
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2% Quidco as well.
Cold.
Firstly, for warranty purposes it should make no different, unless Microsoft is up to something they shouldn’t be.
Secondly, cheaper at Currys if you purchase it via the Morrison’s voucher discount.
Hot, it’s a saving.
Shame. Only the unupgradable 4 GB RAM pushing me off.
HUKD1231 h, 32 m ago

Cold. Firstly, for warranty purposes it should make no different, unless …Cold. Firstly, for warranty purposes it should make no different, unless Microsoft is up to something they shouldn’t be. Secondly, cheaper at Currys if you purchase it via the Morrison’s voucher discount.


Maybe not warranty claims but certainly for EU consumer law claims (outside of warranty within 2-6 years of purchase) as its the sellers responsibility, more of a chance of getting a claim with Microsoft than PCW IMHO.
HUKD1232 h, 21 m ago

Cold. Firstly, for warranty purposes it should make no different, unless …Cold. Firstly, for warranty purposes it should make no different, unless Microsoft is up to something they shouldn’t be. Secondly, cheaper at Currys if you purchase it via the Morrison’s voucher discount.



You're right that it shouldn't make a difference, but in practice it does. The first question they will ask regarding a repair claim is "did you purchase the device from Microsoft?". If the answer is no, (which they would already be aware), they will encourage you to go back to the place you bought it. Granted you could scream and shout about consumer law etc and you may get lucky, but you see where I'm going...

It's the same price as PCW, but this has free delivery, free returns, Quidco and direct warranty.
HUKD1232 h, 23 m ago

Cold. Firstly, for warranty purposes it should make no different, unless …Cold. Firstly, for warranty purposes it should make no different, unless Microsoft is up to something they shouldn’t be. Secondly, cheaper at Currys if you purchase it via the Morrison’s voucher discount.


Dont buy from Curries/PC world - My mistake and I will not do it again - If John Lewis have it in stock get them to price match - PS curries just send you to Microsoft after a month who if there are any problems will replace it with a "refurbished" model - Their quality control is a joke - I went through 4 before the supplied one that lasted for more than 4 months
PaulthePastyLover3 m ago

Dont buy from Curries/PC world - My mistake and I will not do it again - …Dont buy from Curries/PC world - My mistake and I will not do it again - If John Lewis have it in stock get them to price match - PS curries just send you to Microsoft after a month who if there are any problems will replace it with a "refurbished" model - Their quality control is a joke - I went through 4 before the supplied one that lasted for more than 4 months


Having issues with the power adapter on a MacBook I purchased from them, power pack is burning after 5 weeks and they want to send both the MacBook and power pack off for repair. Driving me around the bend, hoping Apple store can just replace power pack for me.
PaulthePastyLover31 m ago

Dont buy from Curries/PC world - My mistake and I will not do it again - …Dont buy from Curries/PC world - My mistake and I will not do it again - If John Lewis have it in stock get them to price match - PS curries just send you to Microsoft after a month who if there are any problems will replace it with a "refurbished" model - Their quality control is a joke - I went through 4 before the supplied one that lasted for more than 4 months


stethorn27 m ago

Having issues with the power adapter on a MacBook I purchased from them, …Having issues with the power adapter on a MacBook I purchased from them, power pack is burning after 5 weeks and they want to send both the MacBook and power pack off for repair. Driving me around the bend, hoping Apple store can just replace power pack for me.


Not disagreeing with either of you. JL is definitely king on that end, however Microsoft is no better then Currys. They’ll ask for exactly the same stuff after 30 days
Moondogg35 m ago

You're right that it shouldn't make a difference, but in practice it does. …You're right that it shouldn't make a difference, but in practice it does. The first question they will ask regarding a repair claim is "did you purchase the device from Microsoft?". If the answer is no, (which they would already be aware), they will encourage you to go back to the place you bought it. Granted you could scream and shout about consumer law etc and you may get lucky, but you see where I'm going...It's the same price as PCW, but this has free delivery, free returns, Quidco and direct warranty.


That’s not true. Having purchased from Microsoft in the past, it makes no difference. After 30 days it’ll have to go for repair. Even Apple have that. Only exception I’ve found is Dell who are quite good if you buy direct. Really not worth buying it direct, sorry OP
PaulthePastyLover35 m ago

Dont buy from Curries/PC world - My mistake and I will not do it again - …Dont buy from Curries/PC world - My mistake and I will not do it again - If John Lewis have it in stock get them to price match - PS curries just send you to Microsoft after a month who if there are any problems will replace it with a "refurbished" model - Their quality control is a joke - I went through 4 before the supplied one that lasted for more than 4 months


Your experience with MS is all too common. Colleague had exactly the same happen. Took about 3 months to receive a working version from point of purchase, and ended up with a refurbished device. You're far better off buying a Surface from a reputable store that cover the return/replacement for at least the first year. Amazon and John Lewis would be my recommendation, but others maybe as good.

Currys = disgrace of a company. MS = disgraceful quality control then fob you off with refurbished goods. If you have an issue then the Currys element will cause slightly more hassle, so this deal is probably the better of the two options.

I've got a Surface and love it, but damn, it's a minefield out there
apts1 h, 26 m ago

Maybe not warranty claims but certainly for EU consumer law claims …Maybe not warranty claims but certainly for EU consumer law claims (outside of warranty within 2-6 years of purchase) as its the sellers responsibility, more of a chance of getting a claim with Microsoft than PCW IMHO.


Absolutely, however Microsoft will first attempt to repair the device, they will not replace it. Regarding that I actually think Currys complaints department (NOT customer service) is better at handling things like this, as oppose to Microsoft. I speak from first hand experience, but up to each individual if they feel buying from Microsoft is worth paying the extra...
PaulthePastyLover1 h, 39 m ago

Dont buy from Curries/PC world - My mistake and I will not do it again - …Dont buy from Curries/PC world - My mistake and I will not do it again - If John Lewis have it in stock get them to price match - PS curries just send you to Microsoft after a month who if there are any problems will replace it with a "refurbished" model - Their quality control is a joke - I went through 4 before the supplied one that lasted for more than 4 months



Indeed i will never buy from currys again the amount of messing about i had to go through was unbelievable avoid them like the plague i am all for deals but i would rather pay more then shop thier every again
RedRain40 m ago

Indeed i will never buy from currys again the amount of messing about i …Indeed i will never buy from currys again the amount of messing about i had to go through was unbelievable avoid them like the plague i am all for deals but i would rather pay more then shop thier every again


Have a read at customer Facebook posts on the curry’s pc world page. Shocking doesn’t start to describe it, last year I saw posts from people who had purchased laptops for kids as Xmas presents on to find it had a password on when they powered it up on xmas day. Some with tech knowledge can work around that ( shouldn’t have too forma new product) but someone who didn’t have a clue would have to go back to store !
HUKD12318 h, 6 m ago

Absolutely, however Microsoft will first attempt to repair the device, …Absolutely, however Microsoft will first attempt to repair the device, they will not replace it. Regarding that I actually think Currys complaints department (NOT customer service) is better at handling things like this, as oppose to Microsoft. I speak from first hand experience, but up to each individual if they feel buying from Microsoft is worth paying the extra...


Microsofts first attempt on my device was a replacement with a refirbished device for a 32 day old Surface
swuarnegle20 h, 1 m ago

Shame. Only the unupgradable 4 GB RAM pushing me off.


This is from my brand new 8gb model doing nothing except replying to you on HUKD - Over 4gb already in use - if this was the 4gb model it would be getting very slow!!


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Edited by: "PaulthePastyLover" 14th Jan
PaulthePastyLover3 h, 48 m ago

This is from my brand new 8gb model doing nothing except replying to you …This is from my brand new 8gb model doing nothing except replying to you on HUKD - Over 4gb already in use - if this was the 4gb model it would be getting very slow!![Image]


Thank you for verifying this, PaulthePastyLover. Nowadays 4GB RAM is just not enough. Shall wait til there is some deal for the 8GB model.
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m3 unit with 4 gb of ram

2 chrome tabs open and vlc running an iptv stream
4gb ram is not enough
patrick98518 h, 59 m ago

[Image] m3 unit with 4 gb of ram2 chrome tabs open and vlc running an iptv …[Image] m3 unit with 4 gb of ram2 chrome tabs open and vlc running an iptv stream


Thats because you have memory manager working in the background to keep it below the trheshold - however you look at it with all that compression and swaping its less efficient = slower
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PaulthePastyLover5 h, 39 m ago

Thats because you have memory manager working in the background to keep it …Thats because you have memory manager working in the background to keep it below the trheshold - however you look at it with all that compression and swaping its less efficient = slower [Image]


I think people are getting too caught up on specs and forget what the surface is really for which is to be a portable device.

That comes at a price unfortunately which means that they can charge a serious premium if you want performance.

For someone who browses the web, views some videos and opens the odd doc/ppt file, I found it to handle these tasks well and didn't find it slow.

Personally, instead of spending for a top spec i7 surface , I'd get the m3 version for when portability is needed and spend the spare 1k on a top spec laptop from another brand for performance.

This will also help to spread the risk of there's a problem with it
stethorn13th Jan

Having issues with the power adapter on a MacBook I purchased from them, …Having issues with the power adapter on a MacBook I purchased from them, power pack is burning after 5 weeks and they want to send both the MacBook and power pack off for repair. Driving me around the bend, hoping Apple store can just replace power pack for me.


That shouldn’t be an issue if within warranty. Apple are also great at consumer law claims (speaking from experience). You may pay more initially bit the after care and support is second to none.
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