Surface Duo gets $400 off at Best Buy, Microsoft Store later this week

Surface Duo 2020
Surface Duo 2020 (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • The Surface Duo is currently $400 off at Best Buy.
  • Microsoft is also temporarily discounting Surface Duo starting Friday.
  • You can pick up Surface Duo starting at $999 at Best Buy now.

Microsoft is running some significant temporary discounts on its products for February, including $200 off Surface Pro X, $300 off Surface Laptop 3, and $100 savings on Surface Laptop Go.

But perhaps one of the more intriguing ones is $400 off Surface Duo.

The deal does not begin until Friday, February 12th, but Best Buy is already offering the savings on both models (unlocked or with activation).

Such a discount brings Surface Duo's price down to $999 (128GB) or $1,100 (256GB). If activating a new line or contract renewal, Best Buy adds in an extra $50 discount. Toss in a trade-in for an existing smartphone, and some may be looking at a few hundred dollars for Microsoft's first dual-screen Android device.

Of course, we should caution that we are expecting Surface Duo v2 later this year, even as Microsoft is prepping the current Surface Duo for a launch in four new markets (UK, Canada, France, and Germany) later this month.

While Surface Duo has been a fun device to explore (it is still my primary phone), we recently pointed out how Microsoft could do a better job on transparency regarding updates, Android 11, and new features.

See our Surface Duo re-review three months on for current status and context.

Either way, if you were on the fence about buying Surface Duo, this new temporary price-drop could push you to try one. At least buying from Best Buy gets you easy store returns if you're unhappy with the experience.

The discounts are not expected to be permanent. Microsoft is only offering the $400 between February 12th through the 28th, and Best Buy likely has a similar schedule.

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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.