Currently there’s a summer sale on the Windows 10 Pro 2-in-1 tablet Microsoft Surface Pro and with this Surface sale the discounts applies to both the Intel Core i5 and the Intel Core i7 models in the USA and in Canada.
That cuts the price of the Intel Core i7 Surface Pro model the most with up to $300 off its regular price, though we are still dealing with a entry level price of $1299 even then. On the other hand, price are unlikely to go down any lower than this, as the price of the processor is already high for Microsoft too.
The price cut reflects the benchmark scores of the 7th generation Intel Core i7-7660U processor that is now up against 8th generation Core processors. So the price cut reflects a fair pricing over time since the Surface Pro (5) was released in June last year.
Benchmark scores are still good for a 2-in-1 tablet though, with Geekbench 4 scores of over 4700 in single-core scores and over 9500 in multi-core scores.
– Jim Miller