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Microsoft Surface Pro 2 i5, 128 GB SSD $699.99

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Deal Addict
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Oct 31, 2012
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Guelph
Can't wait for the Surface 3 to be this price for high end. Used one at Futureshop yesterday to price match and oh my god they are nice. I had an original Surface, but never used a Surface 2.

Regardless, seems like a good deal!
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Jul 9, 2011
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ARTIC
i cant even pay 699 for a machine thats unrepairable.

anything goes wrong out of warranty it goes in the trash.
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Mar 15, 2009
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Ontario
I own 128gb SP3. I am very happy with it. Even though this is an older model with lower screen resolution and size, is a good deal for half the cost. I would have jumped on it if I didn't have one. These are well build premium machines.
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Aug 31, 2005
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Richmond
SP2 is quite a bit more bulky then SP3, it is hard to compare them.

However performance wise SP2 is very reliable and has very decent battery life. SP3 has some heating issue they haven't really resolved so it has some throttling problem still.

I can picture paying $600 for this, but $700 is a tad high.
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Nov 28, 2013
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be300test wrote: i cant even pay 699 for a machine thats unrepairable.

anything goes wrong out of warranty it goes in the trash.
I try to look at it more on the tablet side of the spectrum as opposed to the laptop side. A 128gb iPad Air 2 Wifi is more than $699, and the Surface can do way more.
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Apr 3, 2006
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I have a surface 2 and I do like where Microsoft is going with this. If they really want to hit the consumers with value, they need to allow them to replace the batteries, because after a few years the machines will be garbage.

If you want to replace the batteries in any of the surface models pro or regular, you'll need to get about 20 picks, heat gun, and steady hands. Once you get the screen off you're golden, but the trick is getting back on.

Realistically be300test is correct, you're paying for a device which has a limited lifespan due repairability. It's actually sad that you buy a consumer product which is essentially locked from good consumer ethics.
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Jul 26, 2014
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Toronto
not really hot. i guess it was a price error but still, the source had these for $549 new last summer. Paying $699 for this when you can get them on kijiji with 8gb / 256gb and a typecover for $700-800 makes no sense.
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Oct 30, 2006
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Financials wrote: not really hot. i guess it was a price error but still, the source had these for $549 new last summer. Paying $699 for this when you can get them on kijiji with 8gb / 256gb and a typecover for $700-800 makes no sense.
Warranty? Return policy?
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Jul 26, 2014
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Lone_Prodigy wrote: Warranty? Return policy?
lots still have complete care on kijiji, and if it has complete care you are better off then simple manu warranty. (obv you can buy it, but price wise).

I would suggest just buy the i3 surface pro 3 on a student deal @ this price. throw a 64gb microsd in you have roughly the same storage wise and you dont notice much diff in performance, screen and pen is much better for note taking on the sp3.

If you highly need an sp2 for some specific applications, idk artists maybe with wacom? you probably want 8gb ram or above anyway.
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Oct 21, 2006
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64gb storage space in the i3 is not doable. I'd be ok with the i3 and 128gb for lots of common uses, but for me 64gb makes it unusable as a laptop replacement.

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