Surface Pro 3 up to $150 off from Microsoft, free sleeve thrown in

Surface Pro 3
Surface Pro 3 (Image credit: Daniel Rubino/Windows Central)

The Microsoft Store site currently has discounts of most of the Surface Pro 3 tablets. The price cuts are between $100 and $150 and Microsoft is also throwing in a free sleeve for the tablet with any Surface Pro 3 purchase.

The 64GB version of the 12-inch tablet with Intel's Core i3 processor inside is not a part of this sale; it remains at $799 but you can still get the free sleeve when you buy it. The other versions of the Surface Pro 3 have their prices reduced. Here's the quick breakdown:

  • 128GB Intel Core i5 - $899 (normally $999)
  • 256GB Intel Core i5 - $1,149 (normally $1,299)
  • 256GB Intel Core i7 - $1,399 (normally $1,549)
  • 512GB Intel Core i7 - $1,799 (normally $1,949)

Keep in mind that this sale is for the tablet only and does not include a bundle with the Surface Pro 3's optional Touch or Type Covers. There's no word on how long this sale will last so you might want to act soon if you are interested in getting the tablet for yourself.

Source: Microsoft (opens in new tab)

John Callaham
  • I want a Surface some day, badly. But the price is still too high for me. Even with $150 off. Its a great looking device, but just way too pricey. If I were to get one, it would have to be with the better processor to make it be a worthy device to use for several years. Of course that comes at a price.  I understand that MS wants to make a profit obviously, but I think these things would sell like hot cakes if they could make them a bit more affordable and in line with other tablet like devices.
  • I think at this point, I am just going to wait for the next Surface before I grab one.  The 3's have been out for a while, and if I am going to spend that much, might as well wait a little longer for the newest version, which Id expect we will see sometime this year.
  • That's where I'm at.
  • Yep. I think the same way
    ..i need a larger discount if they are likely bringing a new one out soon
  • Agree. I want totally fanless and expect to the S4 will be Core M. Slight loss of processing power will be worth it for major loss of power power, at least for me.
  • I truly hope it is NOT core m. I don't wan't to sacrifice performance for measly gains in battery.
  • +1. If the SP4 comes out with a Core M, I will be very disappointed. The i Core's are perfect for it even if it needs a fan. Magenta is the new Yellow
  • I'd actually be happy with a surface pro 2 tbh.. Heh Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • ... but this is in line with similar tablet-like devices. Most tablets, convertibles, etc that use an Intel i5 chip, with a SSD, 8GB of RAM, etc. are in that $850-2000 price range just like these are. Granted most of them come with a keyboard and can actually sit on a person's lap without falling over, but then again the SP3 is also thinner and lighter than those other laptops as well so it evens out in the end. I picked up a Dell XPS12 refurbished for $750 last summer when I was going back to school and it is awesome. Convertible tablet, i7 processor, 8GB of ram, 256GB SSD, NFC, WiDi, BT, etc. Great little laptop, amazing keyboard, and very durable (kiddos have dropped it several times). Only big complaints I have is that it is a tad bit heavy for a laptop, there are minor screen burn-in issues when brightness it turned up more than 75%, and the upgrade process from win8 to win8.1 was a true pain due to some driver compatibility issues (though once 8.1 was installed it worked great). Also runs win10 build 10041 extremely well (previous build broke WiFi on managed networks, and screen orientation, both of which work fine in the new build). Anywho, $1000 off for a tiny scratch on the bottom of the device made for an irresistible deal, and Amazon often has similar offerings.
  • "Granted most of them come with a keyboard and can actually sit on a person's lap without falling over" I travelled through Europe, last year, typing away at my first book and at no point did the surface fall from my lap.
  • either the Surface Pro 4 is going to come out and be worth the $1200 (better have better battery life). Second option wait for SP4 to come out buy a used SP3 for like $500 on ebay slightly used
  • I wish Microsoft would come out with an 450 $ Intel atom cpu surface design tablet made out of polycarbonate plastic like the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet but with the surface Pro 3 type kick stand and type Cover. this Atom CPU tablet would look just like a Plastic case Surface 2 tablet with a 10.1-- 1080 HD screen from the surface Pro 2. this Tablet would not be a speed demon or do a lot of Multitasking but it would do MS office programs OK. It would be better than the Surface RT or surface 2 RT tablet
  • An atom processor would destroy the public perception of the surface being a high powered machine
  • I agree. I like the fact there are now many choices in Windows tablets in lots of different price ranges. 
  • Why don't they throw in that type keyboard instead!
  • That would be the best bundle
  • Agreed. Best value deal, especially if they want this pitched against laptops
  • Amazing price!...hope we have official Microsoft Store here!
  • Those could not be amazing prices for us in Iran if you live here as I suppose!
  • I have a feeling a surface pro 4 is going to be announced soon following these price drops. If it a revolutionary iteration I will seek mine at a loss since it is in perfect condition
  • I have a feeling Microsoft will wait for Windows 10 and, if it arrives in time, Skylake, to have a big SP4 launch.
  • What's the good word on Skylake availability? I thought not until the holidays.
  • Price drops tend to indicate such things...
  • How about here in the philippines, where can i buy if i want one?
  • eBay
  • I can't wait for the next one. I got the SP3 and I love it, but at the time I thought 64gb was enough. Now I realize it's the extra RAM I really want. My fault for being cheap. :/
  • Loving my Surface Pro 3. I've had mine since launch. I know I am going to be hurt when the SP4 comes around. I have to say; there is a good chance I am going to hold out until the SP5 before my next purchase. The SP3 is just too good. I've got no reason to upgrade right now even if the next iteration goes fanless. It would have to be an extremely light device before I can justify another purchase.
  • The changes in the new one may change your mind.
  • I think that is a good plan.  I do the same thing.  I usually skip every other upgrade.  
  • I'm enjoying my SP3. I'll throw MS Marketing a bone here..... "I haven't even scratched the Surface on what my SP3 is capable of"... I wont be upgrading anytime soon.
  • For me, the sweet spot would be $999 for the 8gb / 256, but Surface 4 is too close to coming out.  I expect it to have infraed webcam for facial recognition login and maybe a few other perks for Win10.
  • Really? I just purchased an i5 128 2 Mondays ago. WTH!?
  • If you used a credit card, chances are that you have price protection on your purchase and you can submit it to your cc for reimbursement. Check it out. This is something that gets buried in card agreements and people sometimes forget about what their card offers!
  • Talk to them or return it and get a new one.
  • Return it and buy it again.
  • I'd also love to have this tier of hybrid laptop to replace my old acer, but their pricing range is just too far away from me. Considering SP series is basically unopenable, and we can't replace its battery, it will only works well for 4 years max. Spending $1200 for a 4-yr product sounds pretty...costly....
  • Aaaaight, this means one thing: SP4 inbound! :P