Microsoft Temporarily Drops Entry Level Surface Pro 4 Tablet Price To $749

Happy Halloween, folks! The annual day of handing out free candy to neighborhood youth dressed as ghosts and goblins (or more likely Harley Quinn and creepy clowns, according to this year's most frequently searched costumes on Google) means October has come to an end and that the holiday shopping season is right around the bend. If you want to get a head start on your holiday shopping, head over to the Microsoft Store and check out the Surface Pro 4—the entry level model is currently on sale.

The asking price is now $749, a sweet discount over the system's regular selling price of $899. The guts of the thing consist of an Intel Core m3 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB solid state drive, a serviceable trio of parts for the asking price. The processor isn't exactly a barn burner, but for general purpose computing chores like the ones a college student returning to school after holiday break might encounter, it will suffice.

Surface Pro 4

Other specs include a 12.3-inch PiexelSense display with a 2736x1824 resolution (267 PPI) and 10-point multitouch support, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, a full-size USB 3.0 port, microSD card reader, mini DisplayPort, 3.5mm headset jack, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and 1080p video recording, an array of sensors, and of course Windows 10 Pro.

A stylus comes with the tablet but you'll have to bring your own keyboard. Unfortunately, Microsoft's line of Type Covers still command a separate premium—$130 with your choice of black, blue, bright blue, red, or teal.

The entry-level Surface Pro 4 is the only model on the sale. If you plan on adding a keyboard, you can save a few bucks by heading to Best Buy's site, which lists the same entry-level model bundled with a silver keyboard for $850.