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surface pro 7, costco vs ms store, advice apprecitated

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surface pro 7, costco vs ms store, advice apprecitated

the costco bundle including a type cover ($199) and a pen ($128.99), the one on ms store I'm looking at is a bare bone one, nothing included

costco: 16/256/i7-1065G4, 1879.99

ms: 16/256/i5-1035G4, 1579. if add type cover and pen, it will be 1906.99.

so the costco one is less than $30 cheaper, for a bit better cpu, and costco's 2-year warranty. but MS has an aeroplan promotion now, 4X. so pretty much the same.

2 main purposes:

1. carry it when backpack travelling. it's the lightest I could get, lighter than any laptop. when i'm on the road, browsing web, youtube, and some PS or photo editing.

2. when I'm at home, use it as a laptop. not a gamer, some MS office, browsing, i'd say about medium load work.

my 2 questions:

1. any of these deals warm? hot? has there been better deal in the past? I could wait till boxing day or wherever the hot deal pops up.

2. i have bluetooth keyboard and bluetooth mouse, both travel size, could I connect 2 bt devices to SP7 at the same time? how useful is type cover, and the pen? should I save the money just buy the SP7 alone?

thank you guys for advice.

PS: at this price range, except the weight concern (0.7 kg vs 1.7kg) , should I go with

Lenovo X1 E2, i7-9750H/16/512/rtx 1650 4g/home at $2177.45? Or

T490 i7-10510u/16/512/mx250 2G/win pro at 1814.45? which one you recommend between the X and T?
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