The best Microsoft Surface deals in October 2021

best Microsoft surface deals

The best Microsoft Surface deals can save you money on what is a stunning range of flexible laptops and tablets. Microsoft Surface devices have rightly become a popular choice for artists and designers, and the range continues to improve with the addition of new models. It can be hard to track the prices of that growing range, so that’s where this page comes in. We scour the internet and link directly to the best current Microsoft Surface deals across the range.

The more premium Surface devices like the Surface Pro 7 or Surface Book 4 don’t tend to see big discounts, but it’s well worth keeping an eye on our page of Surface Pro Black Friday deals. There, we’ll be listing all the best deals that appear as we approach Black Friday 2021, which takes place on November 26. Meanwhile, we’ve seen some good discounts on the Surface Laptop Go, and bigger savings on older products, like the Surface Pro 6 (see our Surface Pro 6 vs Surface Pro 7 comparison), the Surface Book 2, and the budget (yet still sleek and powerful) Surface Go tablet.

When it comes to choosing a device, if you want a versatile tablet that doubles as a laptop, there’s the Surface Pro range – the Surface Pro X is great for creatives and offers long battery life. If it’s raw power that you want, then the Surface Studio 3 is a great option for a stylish all-in-one PC. If you’re keener on a traditional laptop setup, you’ve got the Surface Laptop and Surface Book ranges (the latter have detachable displays), while the Surface Go is also good for a lightweight portable device.

Whatever Microsoft Surface device you’re after, and whatever you want to use it for, you’ll find the best Microsoft Surface deals below. Read on for our pick of the best Microsoft Surface deals available right now. For more options, see our laptops for graphic design roundup.

The best Microsoft Surface deals available now

Surface Pro deals

Microsoft Surface deals: Surface Pro 7

The Surface Pro 7 is the latest version of Microsoft’s popular Surface Pro tablet lineup. It offers more of the same but with upgraded components. While some people have been disappointed that it didn’t offer a more revolutionary upgrade to the Surface Pro 6, many think the Surface Pro design is perfect and were more than happy to see the same device with the latest components.

With some of Intel’s latest processors powering the device, this is a faster, more powerful Surface Pro. You may not feel the need to upgrade if you already have a Surface Pro 6, but if you have an older Surface Pro, or you’ve always wanted to get one, then the Surface Pro 7 is the model to go for, especially if you see a discount in the list of prices below.

Microsoft Surface deals: Surface Pro X

Microsoft played it safe with the new Surface Pro 7, but the company was more innovative with the Surface Pro X. This thin, light Surface Pro tablet is a premium device with custom hardware, including a unique processor built by Microsoft and Qualcomm. The idea was to make a mobile device that really pushed the boundaries of what we can expect. We’re not sure Microsoft quite achieved that, but the Surface Pro X is very well put together, and if you use the Surface Pen stylus, it makes a fairly good sketching pad too.

It’s important that you know what you’re getting with the Surface Pro X before you buy. Its unique processor means that many traditional Windows 10 apps don’t work – something you don’t need to worry about with the Surface Pro 7. It’s also quite expensive, even with the best deals we’ve found, and it doesn’t offer the same kind of power you’d get from the iPad Pro, which is actually cheaper. Still, if you’re after a unique Surface Pro with some very interesting features that’s good for creative work, the Surface Pro X could be the best Microsoft Surface device for you.

Microsoft Surface deals: Surface Pro 6

Thanks to its powerful 8th-generation quad-core Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor, the previous iteration of the 12.3-inch hybrid tablet/laptop Surface Pro still delivers solid speed and performance that outshines the models that came before it.

Boasting up to 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage, the Surface Pro 6 provides users with a smooth experience. It can switch between laptop, studio, and tablet modes easily to keep up with demanding workflows, ensuring optimum productivity. Meanwhile, the Surface Pen (sold separately) offers pressure sensitivity of 4096 levels, while the multi-position Surface Pro Type Cover lets you use the Surface Pro like a laptop. We’ve seen some great Microsoft Surface deals on this tablet. 

Microsoft Surface deals: Surface Pro deals

Thanks to a powerful Intel Core processor under the hood, the original Surface Pro still offers a smooth experience, and software like Photoshop or Illustrator suffer almost no kind of lag. It’s compact, light, powerful and looks the part. Like newer models, its dual form means you can use it as a laptop or tablet and, unlike with newer models, it comes with a pen included for sketching.

Surface Studio deals

Microsoft Surface deals: Surface Studio 2

With a stunning 4,500 x 3,000 resolution 28in PixelSense touch-sensitive display, the Surface Studio 2 all-in-one PC is specially designed for creative work. And now with a quad-core Intel processor and an Nvidia Geforce GTX 1070, it’s great for design work and gaming alike.

Unlike Apple’s iMac all-in-one, Surface 2 has hinges at the back, letting you fold it down so you’re working on a (near) horizontal screen. It’s a new way of working for desktop computing, whether you’re drawing or writing. With such a beautiful display, it could well be worth the investment, especially if you find a Microsoft Surface deal below. With up to 32GB of memory and 2TB of super-fast SSD storage, it’s a computer that could last you for years.

Microsoft Surface deals: Original Surface Studio

With an impressive 28-inch PixelSense Display, the Surface Studio was specially designed for creatives. Capable of switching and adjusting to follow how you work, the original Surface Studio is still an outstanding machine, powered by Intel Core processors and an NVIDIA GeForce dGPU to help bring your work to life.

Surface Laptop deals

Microsoft Surface deals: Surface Laptop Go

Released in October 2020, the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go is the smallest and most affordable offering in the Surface Laptop line, costing just half the price of the Surface Laptop 3. 

The 12.4-inch display isn’t huge, but it does make this a super-portable laptop (as the name suggests) – weighs just 1.1kg. The device comes in ice blue, sandstone and platinum and boasts up to 13 hours of battery life. The i5 processor isn’t bad, but some may feel they need more than the maximum 8GB RAM and 256GB storage offered. If you’re happy with those specs and want a sleek, lightweight portable device, then the Surface Laptop Go could well be for you.

Microsoft Surface deals: Surface Laptop 4

The best Microsoft Surface Laptop in the range, and possibly the best Windows laptop all-round, the new Surface Laptop 4 comes with either an i5 or i7 11th gen CPU, and either an Intel Iris Xe or AMD Radeon graphics card. It’s one of the fastest and best-designed laptops yet. The screen is a beautiful 13.5-inch, PixelSense touch screen (that’s right! A high-end laptop with a touch screen), and storage options range from 256GB to 1TB SSD. 

Released on 13 April 2021, the latest Surface Laptop has an extremely comfortable keyboard, top-class design build, and battery life of over 14 hours. With the current $999/£999 asking price for the entry level configurations, it’s a serious contender if you’re looking for a high-end, affordable laptop, and you don’t want to take the Apple route. 

Microsoft Surface deals: Surface Laptop 3

The Surface Laptop 3 is super-portable and packs a lot of power under the hood. The touchscreen display comes in 13.5in and 15in versions. The 13.5in runs an i5 or i7 processor and doesn’t have the option for dedicated graphics, and instead uses Intel’s Iris Plus graphics. The 15inoption, however, boasts AMD Radeon Vega or RX Vega graphics with Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 processors. It’s a very decent option for many creatives.

Microsoft Surface deals: Surface Laptop 2

Boasting a vibrant 13.5-inch PixelSense Display with immersive touchscreen, the Surface Laptop features up to 16GB of memory and up to 1TB of storage, giving enough performance to power through taxing graphic design software as well as light use such as social media, surfing the web and document editing.

As with the Surface Pro, the Surface Laptop 2 is available in matte black, as well as four other colours. Its innards have an 8th-generation Intel processor, and a battery that will last up to 14.5 hours.

Microsoft Surface deals: Original Surface Laptop

The beautifully designed and crafted original Surface laptop matches its looks with performance. Boasting a vibrant 13.5-inch PixelSense Display with an immersive touchscreen, the Surface Laptop gives users more room to get creative. Available in four colours to suit your style (burgundy, platinum, cobalt blue and graphite gold), this laptop packs the best of Windows and Office.

Surface Book deals

Microsoft Surface deals: Surface Book 3

Microsoft’s Surface Books are also laptops, but unlike the Surface Laptop, the screen is detachable. Microsoft says its Surface Book 3 is over 50 per cent faster than the Surface Book 2. It has a 10th generational Intel processor and its detachable touchscreen makes it a versatile option for creatives who want to be able to sketch straight on a tablet-sized screen.

The NVIDIA graphics means this device is a good choice for running creative software such as Adobe’s Creative Cloud apps, as well as for gaming. It comes with either a 13.5in or 15in PixelSense display touchscreen, up to 1TB of storage and 32GB RAM. Overall, this is a powerful and versatile laptop that’s well worth considering.

Microsoft Surface deals: Surface Book 2

At 15 inches, the beautiful 2-in-1 Microsoft Surface Book 2 introduced a larger form factor to the original Surface Book. Before it was super-seeded by the Surface Book 3, this was the world’s best 2-in-1 laptop, and it’s still very powerful, with a dazzling 15in PixelSense display (or you can choose the compact 13.5in Surface Book 2), and boasts a battery life of up to 17 hours. 

It’s also incredibly flexible – with laptop, tablet, studio and view modes – and lightweight to boot. Prices are coming down now that the Surface Book 3 is out so you might just be able to get a Microsoft Surface deal on this one.

Microsoft Surface deals: Original Surface Book

The first iteration of the Surface Book remains an impressive model today, and with huge price cuts likely while stocks last, Microsoft’s first-ever 2-in-1 laptop is an irresistible candidate for creatives. With an innovative Performance Base that delivers crisp, vibrant graphics and up to 16 hours of battery life, if you can get your hands on a Surface Book deal, you won’t regret it.

Surface Go deals

Microsoft Surface deals: Surface Go

Microsoft’s answer to the iPad, the Surface Go is a more affordable, portable device for lighter use. It features a 10-inch PixelSense touch-sensitive display with 1800×1200 resolution, delivering great performance for Netflix, social media and document editing. It runs Microsoft’s Windows 10 S, a lighter version of Windows that runs apps from the Microsoft Store for enhanced security, as all content has been vetted before publication. 

Beren Neale is the deals editor at Creative Bloq. After editing several creative and design magazines – including the graphic design mag Computer Arts – he found his home on the biggest global art and design website, helping digital creatives get the best deals on the kit that they need. 

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