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Here's how you can get a Surface Pro X for under $700

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

Microsoft's Surface Pro X recently gained an option for a model without LTE connectivity. That device is designed to lower the entry cost of the thin-and-light Windows 2-in-1. But right now, you can get a model with LTE connectivity for even less than a Wi-Fi-only model, thanks to a deal for a renewed Surface Pro X. Amazon Renewed models start at just $634, but the best deals are on the 8GB/256GB model ($691) and 16GB/256GB model ($782).

A Surface Pro X with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage normally costs $1,100 through the Microsoft Store. That means you can save almost $480 by getting an Amazon Renewed model. The version with 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage is a bit more difficult to compare because the discounted device on Amazon runs on the older SQ1 processor, while the similarly spec'd option through Microsoft has the SQ2 CPU. Amazon's deal is still a nice option, but it's important to note the difference in processors.

The Surface Pro X is a thin convertible from Microsoft. It has a thin body and can attach to accessories such as the Surface Keyboard. It runs Windows 10 on ARM (and is upgradable to Windows 11 on ARM). That helps the device get better battery life and turn on instantly, but it does have its drawbacks. Our executive editor Daniel Rubino said that the Surface Pro X is "a perfect PC but only in the right hands." It's important to check out his Surface Pro X review to see how Windows 10 on ARM affects app compatibility.

Amazon Renewed products are pre-owned and professionally inspected, tested, and cleaned. The listing promises no visible cosmetic imperfections, and that batteries will exceed 80% capacity compared to new pieces of hardware. These devices are also backed by the 90-day Amazon Renewed guarantee. Amazon details the terms of this guarantee, but the long-in-short is that you can replace or return the device within 90 days if you are unhappy with it.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

3 Comments
  • Tried it and returned it, the weight/size and near lack of bezels made it impossible to use as a tablet. Less of a 2 in 1, more of a one.
  • What does that mean use as a tablet? That makes no sense at all because it is a tablet. No one buys a SPX to hold and watch Netflix. They buy it for productivity because it is a full Windows computer. Further if you wanted to hold it you just open the kick stand and put it between your fingers just like you would a SP or SG. The fact that you don't know that shows you never owned a SPX. As for "less of a 2 in 1, more of a one", that is just more meaningless nonsense. It is "more of a one" but according to you can't hold it and use it. Is your life really that empty that you have to come on here and make up stuff that isn't even close to being logical?
  • I also had one and returned it, but not because of it's size. The ARM processor caused problems like not being able to print to a color LaserJet on a JetDirect card, and there was no ARM version of Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2019.