$499 first-generation Surface Pro is something of a steal

Microsoft must have built a lot of the first-generation, Ivy Bridge-powered Surface Pro tablets, because they’re still on sale, even though they’ve been nominally replaced by the Haswell-powered Surface Pro 2.

But that’s OK, because the Ivy Bridge units are still pretty nice machines: good screens, decent performance, stylus input, and of course, the Surface’s trademark kickstand. And for a limited time only, they’re an absolute bargain: toddle along to your nearest Best Buy or Microsoft Store—or buy online—and you can pick one up for $499.

That’s the same price that the original Surface RT model launched at. You can still pick one of those up if you want, though it’ll set you back $299 if you do.

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