SAVE $219: If you can’t decide between a new tablet or laptop, the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 offers a powerful hybrid experience. And as of April 25, Walmart has it on sale for only $679.99, 24% off its usual cost and the lowest price we’ve seen on this particular configuration.
Laptops and tablets are great on their own, but sometimes it’s more productive to have both — at once. That’s where the hybrid laptop or 2-in-1 laptop comes in handy. It’s a device that seamlessly switches between a tablet and a laptop, saving you the stress of carrying around two different devices all day.
When it comes to 2-in-1 laptops, the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 is a force to be reckoned with. And as of April 25, you can grab it on sale for $679.99 at Walmart — that’s $219 off its usual $899 cost and the lowest price we’ve seen on this particular configuration (8GB RAM, 128GB SSD).
While we didn’t get to review the Surface Pro 7 ourselves, our friends at PCMag (which is owned by Mashable’s publisher, Ziff Davis) dubbed it the “alpha dog of 2-in-1 detachables” and deemed it worthy of an Editor’s Choice Award just last year. It’s not the latest and greatest Surface Pro model, but it may just be a better bang for your buck.
Most tablets come with 2GB to 6GB of RAM, but the Surface Pro 7 packs 8GB for laptop-adjacent power. That means it has enough computing power to run full-sized applications like Adobe Photoshop and more. You can use the touchscreen for daily activities, grab the Surface Pen and use it to draw and take hand-written notes, or switch it into laptop and keyboard mode to type things up. If flexibility is what you’re looking for, it’s oozing with options.
There’s USB-A and USB-C ports on board, Bluetooth 5.0 for connectivity, a 1080p HD webcam, and a battery that can handle 10.5 hours of activity on a single charge. That’s not the best battery life on the market, but its ability to go from zero to 80 percent in just over an hour is a nice touch.
The one major caveat noted often is that all of the Surface Pro accessories are sold separately. So, it’s a good thing you’ll be slashing $219 off its usual cost. To get the most out of your device, you might want to put the money you’ll be saving toward the Surface Pro Type Cover, Surface Pen, or Surface Arc Mouse.