Surface Pro X deal slashes $200 off price, $322 off keyboard and pen bundle

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

What you need to know

  • Microsoft's Surface Pro X is now available at up to $200 off.
  • There's also a bundle deal that slashes $322 off the tablet with the Surface Slim Pen and keyboard.
  • The discounts are up for grabs at Amazon (opens in new tab), the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab) and Best Buy (opens in new tab).

If you've been holding off on picking up a Surface Pro X, now may be a good time to pull the trigger. Microsoft's latest Surface is now available at up to $200 off on most models (opens in new tab), or $100 off for the base configuration. There's even a bundle deal that shaves $322 off (opens in new tab) the tablet bundled with a Surface Slim Pen and keyboard.

Surface Pro X is Microsoft's first Surface Pro device to run Windows 10 on ARM. The detachable comes powered by a customized version of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx chip, dubbed the Microsoft SQ1, with a faster GPU and performance rivaling to Intel's Core i5 processor. It also comes with 4G LTE connectivity on board, allowing you to stay connected nearly anywhere.

The Surface Pro X is also Microsoft's first major redesign of the Surface Pro form factor in several years. It features a much slimmer, fanless chassis and thin bezels. The new Surface Slim Pen also packs a redesign with a flatter body and the ability to wirelessly charge in a dedicated docking area on the Surface Pro X's keyboard.

The discounts are available at Amazon (opens in new tab), the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab) and Best Buy (opens in new tab). You'll be able to save $100 on the base model, bringing it down to $899. Every other configuration is $200 off, bringing the top configuration down to $1,599.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

20 Comments
  • sorry, but if I had the money to spend, there's no way I'm paying more for a Pro X, when a comparably spec'd Pro 7 (8/256) is almost $500 less!
  • Depends what you value. ProX has LTE, bigger screen, lighter weight, and has an integrated pen. It's the most portable productivity device on the market. If those things don't matter to you, then Pro7 is a fine choice.
  • "when a comparably spec'd Pro 7 (8/256) is almost $500 less!"
    I think you may need a $5 calculator, not a Surface Pro 7 ;) Core i5 8/256 Surface Pro 7 is on sale for $1,000 right now (normally $1,200) without keyboard/pen. With Pen and Keyboard Surface Pro 7 8/256 comes to $1,259. Amazon has the Pro X with 8/256 with Keyboard and Pen for $1,247 making it $12 less than a Surface Pro 7. Surface Pro 7 doesn't have 4G LTE, has a smaller screen, and the SSD is non-upgradable, which are significant reason why some of us want/need the Pro X.
  • Be that as it may, it's a stretch to call the Pro X CPU an i5 equivalent. It can do some specific tasks as fast as Intel's offerings, but as a general purpose CPU it is not in the same class. Aside from that, I agree it's a good option for those who need to do basic/office style computing on the go. If you need to do tasks like, say, Photoshop, or anything with x86 native apps, you are much better off with a SP7.
  • "it's a stretch to call the Pro X CPU an i5 equivalent."
    I mean, I didn't. You did:
    "when a comparably spec'd Pro 7 (8/256) is almost $500 less!"
    If you want to compare it to the i3 model you're going down to 4/128 now ($749) vs the 8/128 of Pro X ($899).
  • From the article: "Surface Pro X is Microsoft's first Surface Pro device to run Windows 10 on ARM. The detachable comes powered by a customized version of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8cx chip, dubbed the Microsoft SQ1, with a faster GPU and performance rivaling to Intel's Core i5 processor. It also comes with 4G LTE connectivity on board, allowing you to stay connected nearly anywhere." Others ran with that. I know you didn't write this article, however.
  • Why do you limit the comparison of the two devices to only the CPU? It's a rather myopic perspective. If you are comparing a Pixel vs a Samsung Galaxy, are you making your decision based on the processor? When buying a car, is your key decision based on the engine size? In the PC world, most of us have moved on from "spec envy" and now focus on features/capabilities. The ProX delivers different experiences/features than a Pro 7. The CPU just needs to be good enough to do the stuff you do.
  • Almost everything a person does relies on CPU performance. I agree that with a lot of specs it's meaningless for regular use, but for CPU's there is no getting around it. There are use cases for the ProX, but I'm not going to pretend it will be good at everything.
  • Not in the same class? The only reason why the app selection is admittedly more limited for Windows 10 on ARM devices is because it has to fight against x86 incumbency (x86 has been around for decades, so apps will naturally be available for that architecture first), but once an app is compiled to ARM64, it runs just as well as on x86, and even better in some respects (better battery life).
  • The CPU is functionally not in the same class as a modern x86 CPU. It does have some positive aspects, especially in low power mode and its fair to make a choice based on those. But the performance is a tier or more below, and that isn't simply a matter of native apps, ARM is missing large amounts of required hardware to compete with most x86 CPU's. That's not just a matter of incumbency.
  • That's still too expensive for ARM. The keyboard needs to be included free.
  • lol, people buying $1,000 smartphones in 2019 "yeah, that's fine" People get better processor in a PC with a display 4x the size "it's still too much, give me a keyboard for free". Get outta here lol
  • To be fair, part of what you are paying for is miniaturization. Material cost is not the largest line item in a product. Also, flagship phones may have less economy of scale, especially since fewer components can be reused across other products.
  • Does anyone know if the surface pro x will get moved over to windows 10x once it releases? Wouldn't that kinda make sense or is that not going to benefit this platform type. I kinda want the pro x but I am worried it will quickly be forgotten once 10x is ready and devices like the neo launch later this year.
  • "Does anyone know if the surface pro x will get moved over to windows 10x once it releases?"
    Unlikely. Don't expect 10X until 2021 for laptops. Even then, the upgrade path is not known, but historically MS would rather sell new HW with SW, so maybe a Pro X 2. Even then, 10X has not yet been ported to ARM64 due to the complexity of win32 subsystem being abstracted from Core OS.
  • So that being said does it make sense to buy into this now? Is it buying into a dead product line? I mean the surface laptop or regular surface pro seem to have a path forward but does the 2019 pro x or is it just another rt with some major improvements to hold us over?
  • Sadly no comparable UK offer at present. £200 off might push me over the edge. Hopefully we'll get a similar update from Windows Central soon for us over the pond :-)
  • I doubt there is a Surface Pro X "train". I don't think these are being purchased in great quantities. It has potential. Just too pricey. If they had released an ARM CPU in the Go form factor (and price!) with LTE, I think they'd have more of a splash in the market and might even create some demand for developers to take notice. But for a developer like myself, there's no compelling reason to A) Build Windows apps (no $$$ in it these days) and B) Even consider ARM as a platform for Windows. You are looking at little to no ROI.
  • So...in the Canadian, store, the Pro X with 16 GB RAM and 512 SSD is: Subtotal (1): CAD $2,114.10
    Get it as soon as Invalid Date. And that's without the keyboard.
    I just bought a Lenovo Ideapad Flex 15, with 16 GB RAM, i8, 512 SSD for CDN $1050. Less than half the price. Surface products (ALL of them) are majorly overpriced; that's why very few people are buying them. Microsoft has to somehow cut the prices...a Lot! HP, Lenovo and Dell (the BIG 3) are totally outselling them...
  • You do know that is on purpose, right?