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Microsoft Surface 3 (non-pro) 128GB SSD / 4GB RAM / Windows 10 / 10.8" Full HD Touchscreen / 1-year Office 365 / Type Cover + Pen $549.99 @ Costco.com

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Last Edited by asdfsdf April 20, 2016 at 07:24 AM
Costco.com [costco.com] has a Microsoft Surface 3 bundle (not pro, latest version released May 2015) for $549.99 + tax w/ free shipping. Members only and must sign in to see the price, valid April 6, 2016 thru May 1, 2016.

Bundle includes:
  • Microsoft Surface 3
  • Surface 3 Type Cover (black) - designed exclusively for Surface 3, the revolutionary click-in keyboard also protects your display
  • Surface Pen - for the best writing and drawing experience on a tablet
  • 1-Year Microsoft Office 365 Personal


Tech Specs:
  • Processor & Memory:
  • Intel(R) Atom(TM) Processor 1.6GHz
  • 4GB RAM

Drives:
  • 128GB Solid State Drive
  • No Internal Optical Drive

Operating System:
  • Microsoft(R) Windows 10

Graphics & Video:
  • 10.8" Touchscreen ClearType Full HD Plus (1920 x 1280) Display
  • Integrated Graphics

Communications:
  • 3.5MP HD (front) / 8.0MP (rear) with auto-focus
  • Microphones
  • Wireless-AC + Bluetooth 4.0

Audio:
  • Stereo speakers with Dolby(R) Sound Processing

Keyboard:
  • Click-in Keyboard

I/O Ports & Slots:
  • 1x USB 3.0 (Full Size)
  • 1x microSD(TM) card reader
  • 1x Headphone jack

Power Supply:
  • Battery Life - Up to 10 hours of video playback

Additional Information:
  • Dimensions: 7.36" x 10.52" x 0.34"
  • Approximate Weight: 1.37lbs


Rarely see deals on Surface line; for comparison, Christmas 2015 deal was $479 for the 64GB SSD / 2GB RAM version with Type Cover, so this is along the same lines albeit 4 months later but with 1 year of Office 365.

FYI: No news on the Surface 4 yet, and doubtful we will immediately see any bundle deals when it is announced
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#2
non-pro???
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#3
Good deal. You won't find a 4 Pro bundle at this price and if you look at benchmarks between the 3 and the 3 Pro, the 3 actually does better.
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Quote from GBotDO View Post :
Good deal. You won't find a 4 Pro bundle at this price and if you look at benchmarks between the 3 and the 3 Pro, the 3 actually does better.
http://www.tabletpcreview.com/fea...rface-3/2/

only in battery life, which is understandable in a netbook chip.
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I paid less than this for a refurb pro 3. I still have no idea how these things sell for this kind of price.
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Quote from GBotDO View Post :
Good deal. You won't find a 4 Pro bundle at this price and if you look at benchmarks between the 3 and the 3 Pro, the 3 actually does better.
Here's a review w/benchmarks: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Micr...116.0.html

I have the Surface 3 with the 2GB/64GB version. It is painfully slow for my simple tasks of web browsing, reading books and watching video. I got a clearance/open box/coupon deal for $170 so I sort of put up with it but it is much slower than the Dell Venue 11 Pro i3/4GB tablet I also have.

Is it Win10? (Win10 seems slower than 8.) is it the terrible eMMC drive? (certainly important.) is it the 2GB of RAM? (probably not, my SO's Venue 8 pro has 2GB and it seems OK.) is it the Atom? (no, processor benchmarks are OK.) I would guess it is the combo of 2GB with the very slow eMMC.

Nice form factor, nice style, decent screen, runs silent, convenient to charge from microUSB without fuss, good warranty support. But at >$500 I would stay away.
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can surface 3 be charged with microUSB port?
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#8
I would never pay this amount for this tablet, its just too close to the price of the pro and for me I'd rather pay the extra $100-$150 for the pro if I were going this route.
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#9
was considering this or the Acer aspire switch 11 v at Costco for $350. same ram and memory. decided on buying the Acer because of the price and the ssd vs emmc on the surface.
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can surface 3 be charged with microUSB port?
It can ONLY be charged with the microUSB port (unless you get the dock).
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#11
It's a bit of a long shot since we don't have a Costco, but I need a new pen enabled tablet and best buy isn't selling the Dell Venue Pros anymore. Can someone with a membership post a PDF of the price so I can try to get a price match at best buy and use those $50 gift cards from the laptop trade in?
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Quote from cg618 View Post :
I would never pay this amount for this tablet, its just too close to the price of the pro and for me I'd rather pay the extra $100-$150 for the pro if I were going this route.
Where are you getting a pro with pen and keyboard for $650? Oh right, you're not.
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Quote from timsy View Post :
Here's a review w/benchmarks: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Micr...116.0.html [notebookcheck.net]

I have the Surface 3 with the 2GB/64GB version. It is painfully slow for my simple tasks of web browsing, reading books and watching video. I got a clearance/open box/coupon deal for $170 so I sort of put up with it but it is much slower than the Dell Venue 11 Pro i3/4GB tablet I also have.

Is it Win10? (Win10 seems slower than 8.) is it the terrible eMMC drive? (certainly important.) is it the 2GB of RAM? (probably not, my SO's Venue 8 pro has 2GB and it seems OK.) is it the Atom? (no, processor benchmarks are OK.) I would guess it is the combo of 2GB with the very slow eMMC.

Nice form factor, nice style, decent screen, runs silent, convenient to charge from microUSB without fuss, good warranty support. But at >$500 I would stay away.
Your mistake was not getting the 4gb memory 128gb hdd version which is what this is. Kinda makes your experience irrelevant.
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Quote from rtoudozue View Post :
I paid less than this for a refurb pro 3. I still have no idea how these things sell for this kind of price.
Probably because this is brand new, not a unit with a problem they said they fixed and slapped 'refurb' on it. Also because it comes with a keyboard, which will cost you another $130 with the pro.
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Quote from Sal-Paradise View Post :
Probably because this is brand new, not a unit with a problem they said they fixed and slapped 'refurb' on it. Also because it comes with a keyboard, which will cost you another $130 with the pro.
It doesnt matter if it is new, a refurb pro deal is still much better. I bought a refurb sp1 thats still running and recently I bought my gf a sp3 for 650ish. Ignorant blanket statement about refurbs there buddy, I have done very well on refurbs, so have plenty of other sd'ers. Free keyboard or not the surface 3 price has got to drop, the specs just dont match the price imho....And this is coming from someone who wants to see the surface line do well, microsoft dropped the ball.

Quote from Sal-Paradise View Post :
Where are you getting a pro with pen and keyboard for $650? Oh right, you're not.
Id rather get the surface pro with out a keyboard than this gimped unit! there simply is no comparison between the 2 especially at this price.
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