Black Friday 2019 Update: While Microsoft is no longer offering Surface Pro 3 on its official Black Friday page this year, you can still get in from online retailers such as Amazon. The device is available under different configurations, so pick the one that has the specs you need.
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If you’re looking to buy a Surface Pro 3, we suggest you wait until Microsoft opens the Black Friday season in the Windows Store. Starting from November 24, you will be able to purchase your favorite Windows 10 computers, Xbox One games and other products for the best possible price.
Microsoft is already teasing some hot Black Friday deals on its website. When it comes to the Surface family, the company seems to focus mainly on the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4. No information is available yet regarding the Surface Pro 3 discounts.
Since the Redmond giant can’t miss such an opportunity to sell some Surface Pro 3 devices, it will definitely offer some appealing discounts for this tablet. Most likely, more information about the Black Friday Surface Pro 3 offer will be offered on November 24.
However, there are two questions that we just can’t help asking:
- How big is that discount?
- Will it convince potential buyers to purchase the Surface Pro 3?
To answer the first question, we must take into consideration the fact that the current Surface Pro 3 price tag is $999 for the Intel Core i5 4GB RAM model and $1,949 for the Intel i7 8GB RAM version. Starting from November 24, Microsoft allows fans to save $280 on the Surface Pro 4 with Intel Core i5, 256GB storage and 8GB RAM.
Taking into account this piece of information, it’s not too far-fetched to suggest that the company could offer a minimum $300 discount for the Surface Pro 3.
But is this enough to convince buyers to purchase the Surface Pro 3? As a quick reminder, the Surface Pro 3 is plagued by huge battery issues that reduce battery autonomy to zero. More specifically, users have to keep the LGC battery powered Surface Pro 3 devices plugged in permanently to be able to actually use them.
Unfortunately, this bug has been plaguing users for many months now and diminished consumers’ trust in the Surface Pro 3. As a result, even with a $300 discount, it will be very hard for Microsoft to convince buyers to actually purchase a Surface Pro 3 device. There is no guarantee that a brand-new tablet won’t be affected by severe battery issues shortly after purchase.
Microsoft should rather offer a 50% off discount for the Surface Pro 3 to make it at least interesting for potential buyers. After all, the risk they take when purchasing a Surface Pro 3 device is not to be ignored.
Would you buy a Surface Pro 3 tablet if Microsoft offered it to you for half its current price?
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2016 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.