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Costco - Microsoft Surface Pro Bundle i7 8GB memory 256GB SSD. $200.00 off $1499.99

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Microsoft Surface Pro Bundle 8GB memory 256GB SSD. Includes Surface Pen and Surface Pro Type Cover.

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I think it's good if you NEED i7 but the Microsoft deal with just type cover for same configuration with the i5 is a better deal.

That advantage for Costco is the extra year of warranty or 3 extra years if you use their Visa card
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I've been waiting for a Surface Pro deal from Costco, and think I might just bite with with this one. The also discounted i5 variant is much more attractively priced, but it also has half the RAM and half the storage, so that's a bit underwhelming if you're spending this much on a tablet. One thing I'm try to remember, for comparison, is what sort of deal Microsoft would hold on the Pro during their 12 Days in December...those were often pretty sweet discounts too.
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I was looking at the SP4 deals last year - Costco had the best deal during Black Friday, especially with an extra year of warranty through their credit card. I was waiting for this when the new SP 2017 came out. Based on my research and online reviews - if you intend to use this as a laptop, pick the i7. i5 is fanless for SP 2017 and has overheating / Throttling issues.
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I've been searching for a laptop and still undecided on any particular brand/model/price.

I tried out the SP i5 vs the Dell xps 13 8th gen i7($300 discount) at Costco. Both are very impressed. I am a little over on the SP's side at the moment. Talk me out of it Smilie
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Correct me if I am wrong, but doesn't the i5 have passive fanless cooling, and the i7 does not? Meaning that the i5 is silent?

A Best buy employee told me once that both are silent but I can't recall if that's true or not.
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Do they put quad i7s in these?
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Do they put quad i7s in these?
I doubt it. It's probably a power efficient chip instead of a quad HQ chip
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Correct me if I am wrong, but doesn't the i5 have passive fanless cooling, and the i7 does not? Meaning that the i5 is silent?

A Best buy employee told me once that both are silent but I can't recall if that's true or not.
i5 does have passive cooling but throttles if it heats up. i7 has less of a throttling issue since it has a fan. The fan is much quieter than SP4 fan.
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This might be a deal... But at that price you can but a high end gaming rig.
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Ended up ordering this from Costco yesterday. I went with i7 model (their i5 promo also has keyboard and pen but is half RAM and storage as well).

As others have pointed out, i5 Surface Pro models are indeed fanless.

In terms of Costco vs. Microsoft Store, I couldn't find an i7 deal at Microsoft (especially one that included the Pen and Keyboard and still beat Costco's deal). I did look up last year's MS Store 12 Days of Deals Surface promos, and their best priced model was an m3 SP4, which is definitely not something I'd consider. Best Buy's BF Surface Pro deal, I believe, is also the battery life-optimized m3 model.

In terms of Costco's warranty benefits. All Costco members get a total of 2 years warranty coverage (1 year extension on manufacturer warranty). However, if you use your Costco Anywhere Citi VISA, you get an *additional* 2 years...total 4 years of warranty coverage. They also offer what is probably the cheapest 3-year accidental damage protection coverage at $99 but I ended up not getting that...

With CA taxes, total came out to around $1616. If you use your Costco Anywhere VISA and are an Executive Costco member, expect around $60 total in rewards (2% from Citi and 2% from Costco Executive reward).
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Ended up ordering this from Costco yesterday. I went with i7 model (their i5 promo also has keyboard and pen but is half RAM and storage as well).

As others have pointed out, i5 Surface Pro models are indeed fanless.

In terms of Costco vs. Microsoft Store, I couldn't find an i7 deal at Microsoft (especially one that included the Pen and Keyboard and still beat Costco's deal). I did look up last year's MS Store 12 Days of Deals Surface promos, and their best priced model was an m3 SP4, which is definitely not something I'd consider. Best Buy's BF Surface Pro deal, I believe, is also the battery life-optimized m3 model.

In terms of Costco's warranty benefits. All Costco members get a total of 2 years warranty coverage (1 year extension on manufacturer warranty). However, if you use your Costco Anywhere Citi VISA, you get an *additional* 2 years...total 4 years of warranty coverage. They also offer what is probably the cheapest 3-year accidental damage protection coverage at $99 but I ended up not getting that...

With CA taxes, total came out to around $1616. If you use your Costco Anywhere VISA and are an Executive Costco member, expect around $60 total in rewards (2% from Citi and 2% from Costco Executive reward).
$1616! Ouch!
But that's like a Ferrari.

I picked up the i5 bundle from Costco yesterday, added a 128gb microSD and very happy for $900. Planning to buy the "Plugable USB 3.0 Universal Laptop Docking Station" and some accessories like Kensington Surface Pro case, screen protector, mini DP to hdmi adapter...etc, altogether might add up another $200.

Even though it's i5 but it's fast and cool (doesn't overheating, not even feel warm)

Can't go wrong with costco 4yrs warranty 👍
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Ended up ordering this from Costco yesterday. I went with i7 model (their i5 promo also has keyboard and pen but is half RAM and storage as well).

As others have pointed out, i5 Surface Pro models are indeed fanless.

In terms of Costco vs. Microsoft Store, I couldn't find an i7 deal at Microsoft (especially one that included the Pen and Keyboard and still beat Costco's deal). I did look up last year's MS Store 12 Days of Deals Surface promos, and their best priced model was an m3 SP4, which is definitely not something I'd consider. Best Buy's BF Surface Pro deal, I believe, is also the battery life-optimized m3 model.

In terms of Costco's warranty benefits. All Costco members get a total of 2 years warranty coverage (1 year extension on manufacturer warranty). However, if you use your Costco Anywhere Citi VISA, you get an *additional* 2 years...total 4 years of warranty coverage. They also offer what is probably the cheapest 3-year accidental damage protection coverage at $99 but I ended up not getting that...

With CA taxes, total came out to around $1616. If you use your Costco Anywhere VISA and are an Executive Costco member, expect around $60 total in rewards (2% from Citi and 2% from Costco Executive reward).
I had a similar train of thought:

At first I was planning to get the i5 8gb model from the microsoft store, but after reading up on some of the QC issues microsoft has had with these tablets (light bleed, flickergate, etc)
I really wanted a long warranty, and the microsoft one seemed expensive for the coverage it provided. Compare that to Costco's return policy and a total of 4 years if I use the costco membership card, it was more money than I wanted to spend (i5 vs i7) but in the long run if anything happens to the device I think I'll be much better off.
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Tempting, especially with the extended warranty. Just might pick one up.
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