From humble beginnings with the original Surface in 2012, Microsoft’s PCs have proven themselves to be among the best around. There are plenty of different Surface products these days, so you’re likely to be able to find a device that’s right for you. Their widespread availability means there are plenty of deals and discounts around, too.
The Surface range boasts a sleek and powerful line of touchscreen laptops, 2-in-1 tablets, and all-in-one PCs too. They pack stunning displays, speed and versatility into slick, lightweight designs, breaking the old notion of PCs as clunky business computers. On the contrary, these premium PCs are closer to Apple MacBooks and iPads and sometimes outperform them.
That said, Surface devices can be expensive, reaching well into the thousands depending on the model and configuration you choose. That’s why we’ve rounded up the best Surface offers out there, along with buying advice, so you can spot the deals from the duds. This is the current range of portable PCs:
Best Microsoft Surface Deals 2020
Here’s how much the Surface Go 2 costs today from all of the major retailers:
Keep in mind Surface Pro tablets don’t come with the Type Cover or other accessories, so you will have to buy them separately. This mounts on to the price which is why we recommend looking for bundle deals, whichever retailer you shop from. Alternatively, if you do not find a bundle, it’s a good idea to check if the discount offered is significant enough to offset the price of buying accessories separately.
Type Covers, the detachable keyboards for Surface tablets, will probably be the most useful accessory to buy. There are two versions, so ensure the one you buy is compatible with the Surface model you have. The Surface Go Type Cover usually retails for £99.99/$129.99 while the Surface Pro Type Cover retails at £149.99/$159.99.
We’ve also listed the RRPs for other Surface accessories below so it’s easier to spot how much you’re actually saving. Some retailers can inflate the original price to make a discount look greater than it really is.
Where to find Microsoft Surface deals
Following the release of the Surface Laptop Go, Surface Pro X (2020), Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3, you can expect to see deals and discounts on older Surface models.
Also check out the Surface deals page on the Microsoft website, where you can save up to £384 at the time of writing. When Microsoft offers deals, other retailers may also follow suit, so knowing Microsoft’s discount is a useful indicator of how much you’re saving in reality. Remember to compare the specs of the model you’re buying against the price set by Microsoft for the same configuration.
Retailers sometimes unfairly use images of the Surface tablets with the Type Cover as well, even though the Type Cover is not included. Ensure you double-check the details before adding to cart.
Of course, comparing prices against different retailers and e-retailers such as the ones below is always a good idea:
If you shop on Amazon, signing up for a Prime membership can also get you free next day delivery and access to limited-time Lightning Deals 30 minutes before non-members. You can sign up for a 30-day free trial, which you can cancel any time.
Refurbished Microsoft Surface deals
With so many models about, the year of the model on offer also affects the price. The latest version may not have the most competitive discount, while an older model with a competitive discount may not have the most advanced specs.
If you’re happy with an older model of a Surface device that’s been pre-owned, you could save shopping refurbished. We would recommend that the model you buy is certified refurbished, as these are rigorously tested and backed by Microsoft to work like new. You also get a one-year hardware warranty.
Refurbished deals can be found directly on Microsoft’s site. Keep checking if there’s nothing in stock.
Microsoft Surface student discount
Microsoft also includes a range of devices in its education discounts, which offer up to up to 10% off for students, parents and teachers.
Tech Advisor’s dedicated student deals site is another place to get a discount on Microsoft Surface products. Currently, you can get 10% off a number of Surface products via Student Beans, although you’ll need to create an account to gain access.
1. Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (i5, 8GB, 128GB)
Now: £789 (£110 off)
Head to Currys now to save £110 on this i5 Surface Pro 7, complete with 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD.
2. Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (i7, 16GB, 512GB)
Now: £1,469.98 (£379.02 off)
Steeper discounts can be found on high-end Surface Pro 7 models. Get 20% off the RRP of this i7 version with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD.
3. Microsoft Surface Go 2 (Intel Core M3, LTE, 8GB, 128GB) plus 1-year Microsoft 365 Family, Type Cover, Pen and Mouse
Now: £873.76 (Save £181.20)
The Surface Go 2 Essentials Bundle offers significant savings when compared to buying the items separately. Adding a Microsoft 365 subscription, Type Cover, Pen and Mouse to the LTE Intel Core M3 model saves more than £180, but the price is discounted regardless of the configuration you choose.
4. Microsoft Surface Pro X (2019, 8GB, 128GB) Essentials Bundle
Now: £1,266.98 (Save £52)
With the new Surface Pro X now available to pre-order, you can save £52 when you bundle its predecessor with a Signature keyboard to complete the 2-in-1 experience
5. Microsoft Surface Pro Type Cover
Now: £91.83 (£48.16 off)
This useful discount makes the luxury keyboard accessory significantly more affordable, although the biggest price drop only applies to the black version. The perfect companion for the Surface Pro 7.
6. Microsoft Surface Pen
Now: £68.50 (31% off)
Get almost a third off the Surface Pen so you can write, draw or just more accurately do things on your Surface.
Should you wait for Amazon Prime Day?
Amazon’s Prime Day has been confirmed to take on 13-14 October, meaning it’s just around the corner. While there are some great deals currently available, Surface products are regularly discounted on Amazon so it might be worth waiting to see what’s available. There’s no guarantee that Microsoft’s PCs will be discounted, but it means you can avoid paying over the odds right now.
When is Black Friday 2020 – should you wait for a better deal?
Black Friday will take place on Friday 27 November, immediately followed by Cyber Monday on 30 November. Traditionally the biggest sales event of the year, it may yet throw up some even greater tech deals – but with so much uncertainty around finance and retail, and no guarantees regarding what discounts we will see, we advise you not to wait: if you see a deal you like, on a product you need, and you can afford the outlay, buy it today.