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This is the best computer you can buy for $499

Updated Jan 31st, 2014 12:57PM EST
Microsoft Surface Pro Sale

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Microsoft’s Surface Pro is a pretty incredible machine. When we reviewed the Surface Pro early last year, we said it was very fast, surprisingly smooth, and that it featured a gorgeous design. We also said it was priced very fairly at $899, which was perfectly in line with Apple’s 11-inch MacBook Air once you added on the cost of a Type Cover. If the Surface Pro was a fair deal at $899, it’s an absolute steal at $499. A BGR reader alerted us to a Best Buy sale taking place right now, and it offers Microsoft’s 128GB Surface Pro convertible tablet for $400 off its original launch price. The specs are a bit old and a newer Surface Pro 2 is now available, but a beautiful and capable 2-pound machine with a full HD display, a stylus with Wacom tech, and a case that’s just 0.5 inches thick is a steal at $499. The sale price is only good through the end of the day on Saturday, so those interested in the sleek slate should act fast.

Zach Epstein
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Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.