One of the key selling points for Microsoft’s Surface Pro line of tablets has always been their support for pen input. But they’re also pretty useful if you just want to use your fingers on the touchscreen or connect a keyboard cover for typing. If you don’t personally need a Surface Pen, now you can buy a Surface Pro 4 tablet without one.
This deal might also come in handy if you want to buy a few tablets, but only need one or two pens, or if you just want to save some money… because it turns out that buying a Surface Pro 4 without a pen and then buy a pen separately for less than the price of a Surface + pen bundle.
The new starting price for a Surface Pro 4 without a pen is $799, or about $100 less than the price of a model that comes with a pen.
Then you can buy the pen on its own for $60.
At the moment you can get an even better deal from Best Buy, which is selling the Surface Pro 4 with a Type Cover for $700. That price doesn’t include a pen either.
Unfortunately, the new pen-free option is only available for the entry-level model with a Core M3 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. If you want a more powerful Surface Pro 4, you’re stuck buying a model that comes with a pen.