Why you might want to wait to buy Microsoft's refreshed Surface Pro X

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

Microsoft's Surface Pro X is now available without LTE. Opting for a version of the thin-and-light device with only Wi-Fi connectivity can save you a few dollars, but it may be worth waiting a bit to pick one up.

The starting price of the Surface Pro X (with LTE) is $1,000, but it's normal to see it for less. In fact, you could purchase the Surface Pro X (with LTE) for as little as $800 just a couple of months ago. That isn't the only time that we've seen the device for that starting price. The Surface Pro X even fell to $750 on Amazon in May 2020, though that price hasn't been seen since.

The Surface Pro X already tops our list as the best tablet. Adding a more affordable version without LTE support provides people with more options. But if you want the most value for your money, it's probably worth waiting until the more affordable version of the Surface Pro X is cheaper than what the LTE model cost in August.

Here are the starting prices for all versions of the Surface Pro X:

Surface Pro X

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SQ1, 8GB RAM, 128GB Wi-Fi$899.99 USD (Platinum)
SQ1, 8GB RAM, 128GB LTE$999.99 USD (Black)
SQ1, 8GB RAM, 256GB Wi-Fi$1,099.99 USD (Platinum)
SQ1, 8GB RAM, 256GB LTE$1,249.99 USD (Black)
SQ2, 16GB RAM, 256GB Wi-Fi$1,299.99 USD (Platinum)
SQ2, 16GB RAM, 256GB LTE$1,449.99 USD (Platinum, black)
SQ2, 16GB RAM, 512GB Wi-Fi$1,499.99 USD (Platinum)
SQ2, 16GB RAM, 512GB LTE$1,649.99 USD (Platinum, black)

The good news for Surface shoppers is that if the base price of the Surface Pro X without LTE is lower than the LTE version, we could see prices drop below $800 at some point.

Sean Endicott
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