Microsoft Bundling Surface Pro 4 Tablets With Free Surface Dock

Surface Pro 4 Dock

The Microsoft Store is in the midst of a Spring Sale event in which many products are available at a discount, including the Surface Book, which now has a starting price of $1,299 instead of $1,499. If you prefer the Surface Pro 4 tablet to the Surface Book, there is not a discount available at the moment, though Microsoft is tossing in a free Surface Dock accessory worth $199 (streets for $137 at places like Walmart and Amazon).

Using the included SurfaceConnect cable, the Surface Dock transforms the Surface Pro 4 into a desktop PC, or so that is the pitch from Microsoft. It certainly makes the Surface Pro 4 more flexible—the Surface Dock features four USB 3.0 ports, an audio output, a gigabit Ethernet port for wired connections, and two mini DisplayPorts for connecting the Surface Pro 4 to external displays.

Surface Pro 4 Dock

Surface Pro 4 pricing starts at $799. The entry-level model features an Intel Core m3-6Y30 processor with Intel HD Graphics 515 (same as found on Intel's Core m3 Compute Stick), 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of SSD storage. No pen is included with the least expensive model.

Other options include:
  • $999: Core i5-6300U, HD Graphics 520, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD
  • $1,199: Core i5-6300U, HD Graphics 520,, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD
  • $1,499: Core i7-6650U, Iris Graphics 540, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD
  • $1,699 :Core i7-6650U, Iris Graphics 540,, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD
Every Surface Pro 4 model has a 12.3-inch multi-touch display with a 2736x1824 resolution, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, a single USB 3.0 port, microSD card reader, headset jack, mini DisplayPort output, Cover port, Surface Connect, 5MP front camera supporting Windows Hello face authentication, 8MP rear camera, stereo microphone and speakers, and Windows 10 Pro 64-bit. A Surface Pen is included with all but the $799 model.

In addition to the above configurations, users can customize the specs to their needs. Options include up to a Core i7-6300U processor paired with 16GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD storage. Going all out like that runs $2,599.

Hit the source link if you're interested in picking one up and/or browsing other deals in the Microsoft Store.