Surface Pro i5/ 128GB + Black Type Cover Bundle - save £338 - £764.10 at Microsoft Store
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Surface Pro i5/ 128GB + Black Type Cover Bundle - save £338 - £764.10 at Microsoft Store

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Found 12th Dec 2017
I know plenty of deals on Surface Pro out there but this one is quite neat....

Odd but the offer stacks with student pricing (student blurb says for students, parents & teachers - I wonder how they verify parents....) , so savings are approx £85 higher....

and the blurb....

Bundle includes:

• Surface Pro Intel Core i5, 128GB

• Black Surface Pro Type Cover


• The fastest startup and resume of any Surface Pro yet

• Powerful Intel Core processor

• Up to 13.5 hours of battery life

• New fanless cooling system

• Model #1796

• Free 3-month trial of Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan plus 1TB of cloud storage with purchase. Redeem your offer right from your new Surface
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Insane. Heat.
Edited by: "mcav" 12th Dec 2017
Pardon my ignorance - How does this stack up against the macbook air 2017 (also i5) around the same price range posted here. Any thoughts?
I'm looking at more from a hardware, build and mobility perspective. I read on one of the threads on macbook air on here recently that the screens on air are not great resolution.
Edited by: "deepu25" 12th Dec 2017
deepu2519 m ago

Pardon my ignorance - How does this stack up against the macbook air 2017 …Pardon my ignorance - How does this stack up against the macbook air 2017 (also i5) around the same price range posted here. Any thoughts?I'm looking at more from a hardware, build and mobility perspective. I read on one of the threads on macbook air on here recently that the screens on air are not great resolution.



Build quality on MS products is as good as Apple's.

I'm personally a fan of the Surface Laptop (not the book) over the Pro as I found the form factor ultimately not as useful as a real laptop.
deepu2524 m ago

Pardon my ignorance - How does this stack up against the macbook air 2017 …Pardon my ignorance - How does this stack up against the macbook air 2017 (also i5) around the same price range posted here. Any thoughts?I'm looking at more from a hardware, build and mobility perspective. I read on one of the threads on macbook air on here recently that the screens on air are not great resolution.


These are two different machines. Surface has better screen res, work as tablet, it’s windows based. Mac Air is lower res, no touchscreen and have macOS...it depends what you need it for. If it’s basic use like surfing the web, checking emails, YouTube etc. and you want portability and windows then surface is for you. If you have Apple products, you would enjoy MacBook Air and it’s simplicity of using it with other Apple products
kingchris12 m ago

Build quality on MS products is as good as Apple's.I'm personally a fan of …Build quality on MS products is as good as Apple's.I'm personally a fan of the Surface Laptop (not the book) over the Pro as I found the form factor ultimately not as useful as a real laptop.


Having used the SP3 and now the SP2017, I have found them to work as well as any 'real' laptop, but with such flexibility that I could never get fron a 'real' laptop.
deepu2532 m ago

Pardon my ignorance - How does this stack up against the macbook air 2017 …Pardon my ignorance - How does this stack up against the macbook air 2017 (also i5) around the same price range posted here. Any thoughts?I'm looking at more from a hardware, build and mobility perspective. I read on one of the threads on macbook air on here recently that the screens on air are not great resolution.


The surface is slower and will break more often - As you can tell i'm a happy customer!!
mcav5 m ago

Having used the SP3 and now the SP2017, I have found them to work as well …Having used the SP3 and now the SP2017, I have found them to work as well as any 'real' laptop, but with such flexibility that I could never get fron a 'real' laptop.


Surface is a great device. I've had every one from the original RT onwards.

But the laptop is the sweet spot for me, great hardware quality and the ideal screen size.

The Surface Laptop is just easier for me to use on the sofa.
holding out for deal on the 8gb /256gb model
For those that have it, combine with with Amex offer for another £30 off. I'm very tempted now.
PaulthePastyLover44 m ago

The surface is slower and will break more often - As you can tell i'm a …The surface is slower and will break more often - As you can tell i'm a happy customer!!


Not my experience with two Surface devices. As for slower - Don't be silly.
deepu251 h, 28 m ago

Pardon my ignorance - How does this stack up against the macbook air 2017 …Pardon my ignorance - How does this stack up against the macbook air 2017 (also i5) around the same price range posted here. Any thoughts?I'm looking at more from a hardware, build and mobility perspective. I read on one of the threads on macbook air on here recently that the screens on air are not great resolution.




The screen on the air is nowhere near as good, the I5 is also an older generation on the air but might not make much difference to you depending on what you use it for. I wouldn't consider buying the air when apple are clearly going to disconinute it.
CoeK46 m ago

I wouldn't consider buying the air when apple are clearly going to …I wouldn't consider buying the air when apple are clearly going to disconinute it.


Why would it matter if they discontinue it?
Agharta3 m ago

Why would it matter if they discontinue it?



The editing on here is murder.

That sentence i went back to edit and it only half went through, i also changed disconinute to discontinue
It should have said "I wouldn't consider buying the air when apple haven't given it a proper update, they are clearly going to discontinue it."
camelopardis3 h, 24 m ago

holding out for deal on the 8gb /256gb model


If you know a student/parent/teacher you can get 10% off the higher models too.
Agharta2 h, 23 m ago

Why would it matter if they discontinue it?


It wouldn't, but a sub HD screen and 5th gen i5 is a non-starter in 2017.
mcav7 m ago

It wouldn't, but a sub HD screen and 5th gen i5 is a non-starter in 2017.


Clearly not as people still buy them.
Note: This is Apple so normal rules don't apply.
Agharta28 m ago

Clearly not as people still buy them.Note: This is Apple so normal rules …Clearly not as people still buy them.Note: This is Apple so normal rules don't apply.


Oh I agree - People buy them because Apple. I should have been clear that it *should* be a non-starter.
This only has 4GB RAM, I don't think MS should be selling 4GB versions myself. You can quickly run out.

and yes, I love Apple kit but the Air is an absolute embarrassment, the screen is awful.
mankymanning1 h, 41 m ago

This only has 4GB RAM, I don't think MS should be selling 4GB versions …This only has 4GB RAM, I don't think MS should be selling 4GB versions myself. You can quickly run out.and yes, I love Apple kit but the Air is an absolute embarrassment, the screen is awful.


It'll take a lot to run out of RAM on this device, such as video/audio/raw photo work with layers. I had chrome with many tabs, NVivo with a huge data set, Mendeley with all my (extensive) literature), Excel with a sizeable set of worksheets, OneNote, and multiple word documents open recently. All sent to two external monitors, and this device didn't so much as blink.
good deal but think the JL one is better as it's only £36 more and you get three years warranty. Having recently dealt direct with MS on a faulty Windows phone I know I never want to deal with them again - woeful. So for me £18 per year for two additional years warranty is a no brainer.

Saying that, if i saw it come down to Sub £730(ish) I would rather the cheaper price than the warranty... Think we are a way off that pricing though
Sound.as.a.£15 h, 19 m ago

good deal but think the JL one is better as it's only £36 more and you get …good deal but think the JL one is better as it's only £36 more and you get three years warranty. Having recently dealt direct with MS on a faulty Windows phone I know I never want to deal with them again - woeful. So for me £18 per year for two additional years warranty is a no brainer.Saying that, if i saw it come down to Sub £730(ish) I would rather the cheaper price than the warranty... Think we are a way off that pricing though


Agreed. The price reductions on this thing have to eventually stop. I bought it for £849 on BF Weekend at John Lewis. They refunded the difference without a single quibble after this further price reduction.
Just a heads up, John Lewis price matched this. Incredible.
Just a warning with MS products. Not sure if this is true for Apple too...

They don't repair your faulty goods. They only replace. So if you have something wrong with the battery and have a scratched screen, they will charge you full price for a replacement refurb due to the scratched screen. I experienced this and was not happy.

Likewise if you have damaged the hinge and have a fault with your fan, again you will have to stump up the cash for a full replacement. Even in warranty period.
Student discount seems to have ended.
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