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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Now Available Without Surface Pen

For the first time on its official U.S. store, Microsoft is offering the base model Surface Pro 4 without the Surface Pen. This results in a $100 saving, or a saving of $40 with the pen if customers can creative.

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sees the 4 as a true laptop alternative and not a tablet. The powerful device is productivity focused and one of the chief components of the vision is the . Microsoft's stylus, that is not a stylus, is hugely functional, but not every user wants it. The company is now offering a variant of the that comes without the Surface Pen.

There are several reasons why this is a good move and will appeal to customers. While the Surface Pen is undoubtedly a powerful peripheral and can be used for a multitude of tasks, it is not a necessary component. The Surface Pro 4 works without the pen. If a user is not a designer or has no need for the pen, it is a costly addition.

Indeed, the new Surface Pro 4 version sans Surface Pen is $100 less than the same model with the pen. That's a decent saving on a product that is expensive to start with. It is worth mentioning that Microsoft only has this option for the 128GB Intel Core m3 Pro 4. This is the entry-level model and without the pen it costs $799.

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Also of note is the fact that this model seems to only be available in the U.S. . Of course, some readers may point out that such an option has existed before from partner retailers. That's true, but this is the first time Microsoft has offered such an option.

Interestingly, using this offer, customers can get the base Surface Pro 4 and the pen for less. Without the pen, the Pro 4 in this deal costs $799, which is $100 off its original price.

Customers can buy the Surface Pen separately for $60. Overall, the two purchases would result in a $40 saving over buying the Surface Pro 4 and pen bundle.

Last Updated on April 9, 2020 11:59 am CEST

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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