The January sales have started and we’re already seeing a lot of great January deals on laptops, tablets and more. A series of discounts on Microsoft’s ultra-light Surface Pro 6 tablet PC, in particular, have caught our eye this morning.
Right now, Amazon is offering up to 20% off the new Surface Pro 6 with eighth-generation Intel processor. The biggest January deal knocks the price of the i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD model down from £1,799 to just £1,455, giving you a massive £344 saving.
But a whole range of options are available in Amazon’s January sale, with even the cheapest Surface Pro 6 (i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD) getting a £100 discount. That drops the price from £879 to a more affordable £779. Here are the best Microsoft Surface 6 January deals in the UK right now...
In the US? The best-value deal we’ve seen this January is $869
$1,039 for the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (i5, 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD) with a free Platinum Type Cover. The cheapest we’ve seen is $849 (i5, 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD) – but you don’t get a Type Cover thrown in.
Launched in late 2018, the Surface Pro 6 is the most powerful Surface tablet from Microsoft yet, thanks to the introduction of Intel’s 8th generation Kaby Lake Refresh processors – which is great news for video editors and any creative who needs their laptop to perform CPU-intensive tasks. It’s also the longest lasting, with much better battery life than before.
Considering buying an iPad instead? The base Surface Pro 6 model is better value than an iPad - after all, with the Surface Pro 6 you get a full computer for just $100/£100 more than an iPad. But (like the iPad) bear in mind you’ll need to pay extra for a Surface Pen, and most of the deals here don’t come with a Type Cover included.
This tablet PC is best suited to students and creative professionals, and there’s decent scope for gaming too. The 12.3-inch screen is gorgeous, with a 3:2 aspect ratio and unusual 2,736-by-1,824-pixel resolution (which is higher than HD). Colours are sharp, and the new display boasts a stronger contrast ratio than before too 1,500:1 - up from the previous model’s 1,300:1).
We’d have liked to see a USB-C port on the new Surface Pro. But nevertheless, the Surface Pro 6 remains the best Windows tablet you can get right now.