You can snag a Surface Pro X for $800 in time for back to school

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Microsoft’s Surface Pro X is back down to one of its lowest prices ever in time for back-to-school season. The portable 2-in-1 is a compact device that earns a spot on our list of the best laptops for high school students. It’s thin, light, and can be used as either a tablet or like a traditional laptop if you pick up a Surface Pro X Keyboard.

Right now, both the Surface Pro X and its keyboard are on sale through the Microsoft Store. The Surface Pro X starts at $800 (down from $1,000), and the Surface Pro X Keyboard costs $96 (down from $140) if you bundle it with the Surface Pro X. There’s also a similar sale on the Surface Pro X through Best Buy.

The model that costs $800 has an SQ1 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. You can save up to $300 on high-end models of the device, including the version with an SQ2 processor, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage. While the device is available in black or platinum colors, certain models are only available in a single color right now through the Microsoft Store.

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Later this year, the Surface Pro X will receive a free upgrade to Windows 11. Microsoft showed off Windows 11 on the Surface Pro X when it announced its new operating system.

While the Surface Pro X is a well-reviewed device, it’s important to know that it’s a Windows 10 on ARM PC. That means that certain programs run in emulation on it while others are not available on the device at all. Our executive editor Daniel Rubino touches on this in his 2020 Surface Pro X review. If you’re a student looking for a laptop or someone purchasing a device for a student, make sure that any apps a person needs will work on the Surface Pro X before buying it.

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