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We’ve listed the 3 best Microsoft Surface Pro deals that are live this Prime Day, specifically a Surface Pro 8 deal and two Surface Pro 9 deals with different CPU, RAM, and storage loudouts. The Surface Pro is much-beloved by business professionals and students alike, and so regularly makes it into our best laptop for working from home guide. For those who don’t know, the Surface Pro is a 2-in-1 device that melds the functionality and form factor of a tablet with a laptop, so is technically kind of both.
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 deal vs Surface Pro 8 deal – which should you buy?
The Microsoft Surface Pro 9 and Pro 8 are both excellent devices, with the older generation obviously being cheaper, but which should you buy? To be honest there isn’t that much difference between the two devices, other than in one major area: the CPU. The Surface Pro 9 comes with Intel 12th Gen processor options (Intel Evo i5 or Intel Evo i7) whereas the Surface Pro 8 is limited to 11th gen options. For many users who are just using the device for general productivity though, the more powerful processor is unnecessary unless you utilize software that requires it, as a result, we’d opt for the cheaper Surface Pro 8 in most cases.
Also to note: an i7 11th gen processor will still outperform an i5 12th gen CPU though, just to be clear, so the Surface Pro 8 listed above is actually the more powerful device than the cheaper of the two Surface Pro 9s we’ve listed.
Surface Pro deal key specifications:
- CPU: Microsoft SQ3 / Intel Evo i5 / Intel Evo i7 (11th gen Surface Pro 8 /12th gen Surface Pro 9)
- Graphics: intel Iris Xe (integrated)
- Memory: 8GB/16GB/32GB (DDR4)
- Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB
- Webcam: 1080p (HD)
- Ports: 2x USB-C with Thunderbolt 4, Surface connect port, Headphone jack
Why should you buy a Microsoft Surface Pro deal this Prime Day?
The Microsoft Surface Pro is one of the most sought-after 2-in-1 laptop/tablets on the market. With its detachable magnetic clip-on keyboard design, it easily transitions between laptop and tablet form-factors. The high-resolution screen has full stylus support and even an 120Hz refresh rate that you can do some light gaming on (though it doesn’t have a dedicated GPU so nothing that would compare to an actual gaming laptop).
One of the biggest advantages of it over other tablets is that it has a Windows operating system, rather than either Android or Apple OSX like many other tablets, which makes it very convenient for office workers and students that work within this space.