When I bought a Surface Pro 9, I wasn't expecting to end up using it as my everyday device for working on, but it's gradually replaced my laptop, but thanks to its combination of power and portability, it's gradually been replacing my laptop for more and more tasks. My only regret was not waiting until the Black Friday sales.
Right now, the best deal is this one, offering $540 off the i5 256GB SSD 16GB RAM configuration – reduced from $1,599.99 to $999.99 at BestBuy. Amazon also has good savings across a range of Surface Pro 9 configurations, with the i7 16GB RAM configuration that I went for now starting at
$1,599.99 $1,248.30 – a saving of $351.69 (If you're in the UK, you can save £400 on the i5 configuration)
But to be honest, last year's Surface Pro 9 wasn't a massive step up from the previous year's Surface Pro 8, and Amazon has a comparable configuration of that 2021 2-in-1 reduced from
$1,599.99 to $1,049.99 – 34% off. Normally, I'd always go for the newer device, which is usually likely to be more future proof, but considering that the Surface Pro 8 actually has slightly better battery life and a headphone jack, which even in 2023 can still be handy, I think the extra saving of $250 would sway me.
If you do need higher specs because you're planning to do more demanding multitasking or tasks like video editing, a high-end configuration of the Surface Pro 9 is also on sale: the 32GB RAM configuration with 1TB SSD is reduced from
$2,599 to $2160.99 – also at Amazon.
Find the details of both deals below, and for more options, don't miss our full roundup of the best Surface Pro Black Friday deals (and if you're trying to decide between a Surface Pro and an iPad, see our pick of the Prime Day Apple deals roundup too).
The best early Black Friday Surface Pro deals
Overview: A key piece of creative kit, the Surface Pro 9 has a gorgeous touchscreen display, runs full software and is excellently designed. This deal is on the 16GB RAM 256GB SSD model, and it comes with the keyboard.
Key features: 13" Touch-Screen, 120Hz refresh rate, 2,880-by-1,920-pixel resolution | Full HD, 1080p front-facing camera, 10MP camera, 4K video | Intel Core i5 | 16GB Memory | 256GB SSD | Surface Pro Keyboard
Release date: October 2022.
Price history: This is the lowest price we've seen for this model. The previous low was just under $1200. As BestBuy is running its Black Friday sale early, we have no reason to think it'll drop drastically further – especially given the price at other retailers is on sale at significantly higher (see below).
Current price: Microsoft $1,399.99
Review consensus: Our review raves about this tablet. The only negative was the price – solved by this offer. See our review below.
Overview: Released in October 2022, the Surface Pro 9 is the latest edition to Microsoft's range of high-end tablets. I actually use the Surface Pro 9 for work every day as well as for photo editing and even video editing. That's possible because unlike an iPad, the Windows-running Surface Pro can run fully fledged desktop apps.
Key features: The Surface Pro 9 is similar to its predecessor, the Surface Pro 8, with a slimline design and 13-inch, 120Hz touchscreen. It can be used as a drawing tablet with the Surface Slim Pen 2 or as a laptop with the Type Cover (these are sold separately). The 10th-gen Intel Core i7 processor helps you get the job done and does offer slightly faster processing than the previous model.
Release date: October 2022.
Price history: The current deals aren't the lowest prices we've seen on the Surface Pro 9, but they aren't far off. The cheapest price we've seen on this configuration was $1,197, but only for very brief moments in June and August. The size of the current discount varies depending on colour and SSD size, so check the options to find the configuration you prefer.
Current price: Best Buy: $1,299.99
Review consensus: We gave the Surface Pro 9 a 4-star review when we tested it last year and recommended going for the Intel Core i7 configurations over the i5 or SQL options for creative work. The configuration above should have enough memory for the work most people will be doing on a Surface Pro, but if you're going to be doing demanding video editing, you might want to stretch the 32GB RAM configuration, which is reduced from $2,599 to $2160.99 with 1TB SSD
Overview: The 2021 Surface Pro 8 may have an older processor, but it's very similar to the Surface Pro 9 and even has slightly better battery life, and a headphone jack, which is nice for those of us who still like to use wired headphones. With $550 off, the older tablet is well worth considering.
Key features: The Surface Pro 8 has a similar slimline design to the newer iteration with a 13-inch, 120Hz touchscreen. It can also be used with the Surface Slim Pen 2 stylus and Type Cover.
Release date: October 2021.
Price history: The current deals aren't the lowest prices we've seen on the Surface Pro 9, but they aren't far off. The cheapest price we've seen on this configuration was $1,197, but only for very brief moments in June and August.
Price check: Walmart: also $1,049.99
Review consensus: We gave the Surface Pro 9 a 4.5-star review when we tested and noted that it provided a big improvement over the Surface Pro 7, particularly in the screen.