Whether you have an accidental drop, your memory is at peak capacity, or your battery finally takes its last breath, your computer will need to be replaced at some point. And when that time comes, you probably won’t be ready. New computers carry exorbitant price tags, and are any of us ever really prepared to drop thousands of dollars out of the blue? Exactly.
Fortunately, there’s another option – and a good one at that: factory re-certified products. Slightly different than the refurbished label you typically see, these products are restored to perfect condition by the actual manufacturer and the warranty is totally reset. So, in other words, it’s just like buying brand new, only much, much cheaper and with less of a carbon footprint.
We’ve found five factory re-certified Microsoft Surface Books and Pros, all massively discounted – up to 68% off. So, when doomsday comes for your device, you won’t have to empty your pockets.
Perfect for students and on-the-go workers, this Surface Book features a generous 13.5-inch touchscreen display, a fast core i5 processor, 12-hour battery life, and 256GB of onboard storage. It features plenty of space to store and save your essential files and plenty of power for all your school, gaming, and browsing needs and beyond.
Sale Price: $529.99 (64% off)
With an impressive 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, heavy gamers and freelancers will appreciate what this tablet/laptop combo Surface Book has to offer. With more power and more storage, this bargain find may be low in price, but it’s definitely not low in performance. You can seamlessly transition from laptop to tablet mode at any given moment and tackle any task with ease thanks to its 6th gen dual-core processor.
Sale Price: $879 (68% off)
With a 13.5-inch PixelSense touchscreen display, 12-hour battery life, and a 256GB hard drive, this Surface Book offers seamless streaming, working, browsing, and playing in both laptop and tablet mode. Powered by an 8th gen Intel Core i7 processor and 8GB of memory, it’s got plenty of multitasking power to be whatever you need it to be at any given time. Plus, it’s over $1,000 off.
Sale Price: $1,109 (55% off)
Need lots of power for design projects, gaming, or photo editing? This Surface 2 boasts a whopping 15-hour battery life, a blistering fast Intel Core i7 processor with 2.9GHz speed, and 16GB of RAM, so you can fly through projects and tackle your to-dos in a jiffy. Plus, you can store all your essentials photos, videos, and files with ease, thanks to the 512GB onboard storage.
Sale Price: $1,509 (39% off)
Engineered as more of a traditional tablet than the Surface Book, the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 has lots of tricks up its sleeve. With its 150-degree angle kickstand, it props up to sit on any surface for work or play just like a laptop. Plus, it features a nine-hour battery life, stereo speaker sound, a 12.3-inch display, and a generous 256GB of SSD storage. The best part, though? The super-low price tag.
Sale Price: $499 (66% off)