The Surface Duo 2’s high start price is the main reason not to buy one, but that’s not the case in the US anymore.
Best Buy, both 128GB and 256GB model are available with a huge $500 off. That drops the starting price to a much more palatable $999.99, or $1,099.99 for double the storage.
Microsoft is also offering a $500 saving on the 512GB model, but it’s currently out of stock.
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It’s not clear how long these deals will last, or if they’re the new permanent prices. However, being marked as a saving on the Microsoft website suggests they won’t be around for long. Unfortunately, there are no comparable Duo 2 deals outside the US right now – you’ll still pay at least
£1,349 in the UK, for example.
Surface Duo 2 is a huge improvement over its predecessor, with Microsoft continuing to refine and tweak the dual-screen form factor. Performance from the Snapdragon 888 chip, a 90Hz display and impressive triple rear cameras are among the highlights. Battery life and build quality are solid too, but software was the big let-down during testing.
However, Microsoft has released several updates in recent months that dramatically improve the Duo 2 user experience. If your workflow regularly includes running two apps side-by-side, it’s now a realistic option. These big discounts bring it roughly in line with traditional
flagship smartphones, so it’s worth considering for many people.
Just one of many great Surface deals right now
However, these Duo 2 deals are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Surface discounts at the moment.
If you’d rather stay productive using a regular laptop, Microsoft also has you covered. The latest Surface Laptop 4 with an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM and a 512GB SSD is
now available at Amazon for just $969.99. That’s a huge $330 saving on the RRP, and close to the lowest it’s ever been too.
Despite being a cautious upgrade over its predecessor, the
Surface Laptop 4 offers everything most people are looking for. These include an excellent hi-res display, great battery life and a premium design. It already represents decent value for money at full price, but this hefty discount takes things to the next level.
There’s also savings across the entire
Surface Pro 8 range, including a huge
$393 off an Intel Core i5 variant with 8GB of RAM and a 512GB. It’s now significantly cheaper than the 128GB entry-level model usually is.
You can also
save anywhere between $177 and $250 on the
Surface Laptop Studio right now. More modest discounts are available on the
Surface Go 3, but
$50 off the three top-spec configurations is worth paying attention to.
All these discounts are exclusive to the US, but there are lots of UK-specific alternatives in
our guide to the best Surface deals.
The Surface Duo 2, Laptop 4, Pro 8 and Go 3 also appear in
our guide to the best Surface devices you can buy right now.