Poor old Microsoft. With all this in mind, I'm building a new wave of Surface devices, including Surface Pro 7 and Surface Pro X, and launching them. Instead of getting me to buy one of the new products, I want to keep it. Then buy one of the older models.
This is because Black Friday and Cyber Monday are on the program, while the new Surface devices – especially the Pro X – look pretty good. Why does this matter? Because in the many many years I have now reported on Black Friday (I think that will be my 1.245.), One of the things that was pretty reliable (apart from rioting at Walmart over Mist TVs) that Surface products, especially the Surface Pro range, will receive some excellent offers.
Normally, at this time of the year, I would say to anyone thinking of buying a Surface Pro that they should wait a few more weeks and see what kind of Black Friday deals are available. With a little patience, you can save yourself a good deal of change.
New equipment, heavy price cuts
With the introduction of the new Surface by Microsoft This increases the likelihood that the older Surface products will experience price cuts, as retailers try to remove the older goods. Remember – Black Friday is not made because retailers are nice and want to make us a nice present before Christmas, but because they want to make a lot of money by redeploying old (or shitty) stocks.
Well, the likes of the Surface Pro 6 and the Surface Laptop 2 are certainly not a crap, but now that their followers are out, they are "old." At least in the eyes of retailers.
In the UK, we have seen some decent discounts on Surface Pro 6 since the launch of Surface Pro 7. I assume that they will only get better when we approach Black Friday.
Another good reason to wait until Black Friday and get a Surface Pro 6 instead of a 7 is in our early tests. The Surface Pro 7 is not such a big upgrade from its predecessor
That's disappointing, but it means that you can buy the Surface Pro 6 without worrying about missing too much. The biggest problem you'll miss is the higher price.
Thank you for showing Microsoft many new goodies. But I'll wait a while …