This discounted device is 'the ideal' Surface Pro 7 for most people

Surface Pro 7
Surface Pro 7 (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

Microsoft's Surface Pro 7 comes in a wide range of variants. You can get it with a powerful Intel Core i7 or go for the entry level Intel Core i3 model. Sat between those two variants is the Intel Core i5 version, which is the Goldilocks device for many people. It delivers enough power to get a lot of work done without breaking the bank. Right now, the Surface Pro 7 with an Intel Core i5, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage is on sale from Walmart (opens in new tab) for just $698, and that includes the Type Cover. A similar deal (opens in new tab) is also available from Microsoft.

The Surface Pro 7 is on both our best Windows laptop list and our best Windows tablet list. The Surface Pro line has led the 2-in-1 market for years, and the Surface Pro 7 sits atop Microsoft's range of convertible devices.

In his Surface Pro 7 review, our executive editor Daniel Rubino says that "For most users, the Core i5 Surface Pro 7 is the ideal choice." He also highlights that the Surface Pro 7 delivers "Exceptional performance for [the] Core i5 version." The Core i5 model of the Surface Pro 7 is fanless but gets better performance than the Core i7 Surface Pro 6.

Adding value to this deal is that it gets you the Surface Pro Type Cover in black. That cover retails on Microsoft's website (opens in new tab) for $130. That takes a sizeable chunk off the "Surface tax" that you usually have to pay to get the 2-in-1 with a keyboard.

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  • Wish you could tell them that you don't need the type cover and take that $130 off in addition. That would def help it compete against the iPad. The iPad's entry point is unbeatable
  • Pretty sure it's not price that makes the decision between the Surface Pro and the iPad. If you were planning to get a Surface Pro, the nearest iPad in price being ~$100 cheaper will certainly not make you change to the iPad.
  • Dude. You forgot the sarcasm emoji. Again.
  • That's a hell of a deal. I would not wait for the next consumer version of the Surface Pro - I'd just get this. (Personally, I already have one.)