With all of this discussion about the Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pro 4, you might not have heard that you can get a Surface Pro 2 for cheap from Groupon while supplies last.
For just $699.00 you can get a i5/128GB model or $799.99 for a i5/512GB model. You also get a PowerCover (usually $199.00 by itself) as part of the deal!
While the SP2 is a bit dated, it is still a powerful machine. It’s a bit smaller and heavier (especially with the power cover) than the SP3 as well but, frankly, I find the form-factor perfect for travel or carry since it’s still lighter than most laptop options.
In fact, I still use my SP2 i5/256GB model as my primary machine. Mostly because I game a bit and it doesn’t have the heat issues that the Surface Pro 3 has had with intensive applications (like games).
Surface Pro 2 For Cheap: The Gotchas
As you might expect, there are a couple of gotchas and extra bits of information for you to know.
- This appears to be a US-only offer (Sorry)
- They will not ship to Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico (they forgot to list the US Virgin Islands and Guam but, I’ll bet they’re off limits too)
- Limit 3 per customer
- The machines have been opened previously but, they claim they were never used
- No PO boxes
- Full warrenty coverage (1-year from Microsoft)
- Free returns (with conditions)
So, if you’ve got $700 laying around and need a good ultra-portable PC, you’re not going to find a better deal anytime soon so, get one (or 3) before supplies run out.