Tablets are incredibly flexible devices, and they range from the cheapest, sub-$100 option to more capable, and premium, laptop replacements like the iPad Pro.
Microsoft, however, is continuing to blur the line between tablet and laptop with the Surface Pro X. This is a powerful device that offers Windows 11 in a tablet form and has plenty of power under the hood – it could even give some of our best laptops for students and best laptops for coding some stiff competition.
While it can be an expensive device, Best Buy is offering the Microsoft Surface Pro X for $899.99 – that’s a saving of $400 off of the RRP of $1,299.99.
The Microsoft Surface Pro X is determined to bridge the gap between your laptop and a more mobile device, and does so with aplomb. It uses an 8-core Microsoft processor, along with 16 GB of RAM to offer a powerhouse on the go, which still offers up to 15 hours of battery life.
While there are only two reviews on Best Buy’s website, both are overwhelmingly positive – leaving an average of 5 stars out of 5. The 13-inch display has a resolution of 2880 x 1920, too, so it’s a looker – ideal for on-the-fly photo edits and watching movies and TV. In fact, with Windows 11 onboard, there’s a good chance that many of your favorite apps can be installed immediately.
There’s a 5 MP front-facing camera for HD video calls, and this model comes with 256 GB of internal storage for downloading music, movies, documents, and photos. While it offers Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (what doesn’t these days), it also has a pair of USB-C ports for connecting additional peripherals.
While this product doesn’t come with the Surface Pen stylus for drawing, note-taking, and more, you can save 30% on it when purchasing with the Surface Pro X. Buyers can also save on the Surface Pro Keyboard attachment, now down to $87.99 from $139.99.
Alternatively, if you’re after a laptop rather than a tablet, then the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 could be a good option for you.
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Lloyd Coombes freelance tech and fitness writer for Live Science. He's an expert in all things Apple as well as in computer and gaming tech, with previous works published on TopTenReviews, Space.com, Dexerto and TechRadar. You'll find him regularly testing the latest MacBook or iPhone, but he spends most of his time writing about video games as Editor in Chief at GGRecon.com. He also covers board games and virtual reality, just to round out the nerdy pursuits.