Best overall

UAG Surface Pro Case

UAG Surface Pro 2017

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This is the Urban Armor Gear (UAG) case ($69.95) for the Surface Pro 4, but since the older Pro model and the latest 2017 revision share the same dimensions, this case will work with the new Microsoft tablet. Not only does it have impact resistance and a tactile grip, it also sports an aluminum stand with a total of five angular positions that make it easy to place the Surface Pro on a flat surface in different configurations.

UAG also made sure that sound, screen, and port access remains unobstructed. Overall, this is a killer case.

Bottom line: For less than $70, you can enjoy military drop-test standardized protection with an excellent build quality.

One more thing: There's also a built-in Surface Pen magnetic holder.

Why the UAG Case is the best for your Surface Pro

The UAG rugged case for the Surface Pro 4 and 2017 models is an excellent, military-grade level of protection any owner should pick up if they value their tablet companion.

UAG is a familiar brand when it comes to quality rugged and protected accessories, and the case for the Surface Pro is no different. The company has done a stellar job with maximizing protection in a case without making it too bulky. For just shy of $70, we have a case that is compatible with both Surface Pro 4 and 2017 models, supports Type Cover keyboards, and has a built-in magnetic Surface Pen storage slot.

As for the case itself, UAG opted for a slim design with a dedicated aluminum stand. This makes it possible to configure the tablet in a number of positions without relying on the Surface Pro stand, prolonging the life of the hinge (not that the Surface Pro has a weak hinge but every little bit helps). There's also unobstructed access to the screen, all ports, and speakers to not impede the Windows tablet experience.

When used with a Type Cover keyboard, the UAG case meets military drop-test standards (MIL STD 810G 516.6). If the Surface Pro 4 or 2017 is your pride and joy for mobile computing, you really should look to invest in a case like this to better protect it out in the field, whether you happen to travel a lot or are just prone to accidents.

Best Lightweight

Kensington BlackBelt 2nd Degree

Kensington BlackBelt 2nd Degree Rugged Case

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Not all rugged cases need to be bulky. Kensington's BlackBelt 2nd Degree ($51.98) is a mouthful to speak but packs enough protection to keep your tablet safe from bumps and scratches without adding too much to the dimensions. Meeting military-grade testing standards, this case also works well with the Surface Pro 4 and 2017 models. Interestingly, the Kensington case has a cut out on the rear to allow for unobstructed access to the kick-out stand.

And there's a handy pen holder to stop you from losing it.

Bottom line: It's a great little case that offers enhanced levels of protection without being too bulky.

One more thing: This case has a Type Cover strap that prevents it from opening when not required.

Best Budget

i-Blason Armorbox

i-Blason Armorbox

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This affordable case by i-Blason ($22.99) is ideal for those who wish to add a little protection to their Surface Pros without spending too much money. Supporting both Surface Pro and 2017 models, the case works alongside the built-in hinge, maintains access to the screen and available ports, and is made of polycarbonate to fight against damage from drops and bumps.

Bottom line: It's an affordable case for the Surface Pro.

One more thing: Much like other cases, the Armorbox is compatible with the Type Cover.

Conclusion

Picking the right protective case for a tablet is entirely up to personal preference. You may not want to add an unnecessary layer to the chassis, and that's cool, but for those who do wish to protect their expensive purchase, these cases are ideal. The UAG Surface Pro case is excellent and takes our top spot, sporting its own stand (which means less wear on the built-in tablet one) and other handy features like meeting military grade standards.

Best overall

UAG Surface Pro Case

UAG Surface Pro 2017

See at Amazon

This is the Urban Armor Gear (UAG) case ($69.95) for the Surface Pro 4, but since the older Pro model and the latest 2017 revision share the same dimensions, this case will work with the new Microsoft tablet. Not only does it have impact resistance and a tactile grip, it also sports an aluminum stand with a total of five angular positions that make it easy to place the Surface Pro on a flat surface in different configurations.

UAG also made sure that sound, screen, and port access remains unobstructed. Overall, this is a killer case.

Bottom line: For less than $70, you can enjoy military drop-test standardized protection with an excellent build quality.

One more thing: There's also a built-in Surface Pen magnetic holder.