Sometimes, refurbished is the way to go.

Is this deal for me?

It may seem like the 2015 Surface 3 is past its prime and not worth considering, but that isn't the case. The machine still holds its own in 2017 according to our friends at Windows Central, and you can generally find some pretty sweet deals on them.

Right now, you can pick up a certified refurbished unit for $249.99 from Woot, via Amazon. Comparing prices on older machines can be a bit tricky, but this product still sells pretty well at its current price around $320, so this is a great deal.

This model has a 10.8-inch display and comes equipped with a 64GB hard drive and 4GB of RAM inside. If you're looking for an extremely portable computer to browse the web, check social media, create documents and perform other simple tasks on, this is a deal you won't want to pass on.

This product does not come with a keyboard or mouse like the ones seen in the photo above, but you can find the perfect ones at Amazon by searching through Microsoft's wide variety of styles, colors, and prices.

TL;DR

  • What makes this deal worth considering? - Mainly, the price. This is an older model, but it still performs well. If you want something portable and affordable, this may be the best option at the price point.
  • Things to know before you buy! - Microsoft has released several newer products since the Surface 3. If you're looking to game, edit photos and videos, or other resource-intensive tasks, you'd be better off going with a Surface Pro 4 instead.

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