For most products that were released over the last couple of months, Black Friday discounts are highly unlikely. But the Surface Pro 8, Microsoft’s flagship 2-in-1, is a high-profile exception.
Despite only arriving in the UK on 28 October, Amazon has already slashed the price of the device. The Pro 8 now starts at just £919.99 - that’s a £79.01 saving on the usual £999.99 RRP. However, there's only one left in stock according to Amazon, so you'll have to act fast.
While this is the cheapest Surface Pro 8 model you can buy, that doesn’t mean it’s lacking under the hood. Intel’s 11th-gen Core i5 processor is paired with 8GB of RAM, which should deliver solid everyday performance – both as a tablet and with the Type Cover attached. The latter is an accessory you’ll need to buy separately, but there are several bundles within the same Amazon listing.
The Surface Pro 8’s other key features are consistent across all models. That includes the new high res 13in display, complete with silky-smooth 120Hz refresh rate. You also get up to 16 hours of battery life, while the 128GB SSD can easily be removed and swapped out for something more sizeable.
If you’d rather not spend close to four figures on a Windows tablet, there’s also a useful deal on the Surface Go 2 right now. This is a great option for more casual use – it'll handle web browsing, email and watching videos with ease.
The big discount here is a £190 saving on the Pentium Gold 4425Y model with 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD – it's now down to just £339. In the US, the same configuration is $399.99 via the Microsoft Store.
Unlike the Surface Pro 8, this isn’t the latest model – the Surface Go 3 is now available to buy. But there are only a couple of upgrades there, and these discounts mean there’s a big price difference.