With powerful processors and exceptional battery life, there is much to admire about Microsoft Surface devices. These specs come at a premium when you buy new, but there is a more affordable option. Factory recertified laptops are restored to pristine condition by the original manufacturer, and they come with a reset warranty. Here are five examples at the PopSci Shop, now with up to 68 percent off the full price.
Running Windows 10 Home on a speedy 8th Gen Intel Core i7 Processor, this Surface Book was made for productivity. You get 12 hours of battery life on a full charge, with a 13.5″ PixelSense touchscreen display and 256GB of solid-state storage. Originally $2499.99, this refurb is now $1,109.
Combining the performance of a laptop with the portability of a tablet, the Surface Pro 4 is ideal for working on the go. This device offers a 6th gen Intel Core i5 processor, a 12.3″ PixelSense display, and nine hours of battery life. It was $1,499.99 new, but you can get a refurb now for $499.
With 15 hours of battery life and a crisp 13.5” display, the Surface 2 might be the ultimate laptop for remote workers. This version has a powerful quad-core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and a spacious 512GB SSD. Originally priced at $2,499.99, these refurbs are now $1,509.
This version of the Surface Book hits the sweet spot between performance and price. You get an Intel 6th gen i7 processor and 512GB of solid-state storage, along with 16GB of memory and NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics. It was $2799.99, but you can get a refurb now for just $879.
If your budget is tighter, try the i5 Surface Book. This 2-in-1 is still a great machine, with a 6th gen Intel processor and Intel HD Graphics 520 inside a magnesium casing. It also offers 256 GB of storage and an IPS touchscreen display. Originally priced at $1,499, the refurbished version is now only $529.99.
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