TL;DR: The all-new Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (256GB) is on sale for just $999.99 on Amazon. It normally retails for $1,299, so you’ll be saving some 23%.
With its fast processing speed and ultra-portable, lightweight design, Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop 3 was widely perceived as a direct competitor to the MacBook Air upon its October release. But as of this week, it’s got something its Apple-made rival rarely sees: a huge discount.
Amazon is now offering 23% off the 13.5-inch Surface Laptop 3 with 256GB of storage, lowering its $1,299 MSRP by nearly $300 to just $999.99. For comparison’s sake, data on the price-tracking site camelcamelcamel.com shows that the 256GB MacBook Air has never seen a discount of more than 15%. (Your move, Tim Cook.)
Built for multitasking, the Surface Laptop 3 sports a touchscreen display, a large glass trackpad, and a keyboard with a 1.3mm travel distance between keys — that’s short, but not overly so (cc: Apple’s butterfly keyboard). It also includes both USB-A and USB-C ports, because it’s way easier to get shit done when all of your devices are working together.
Rounding out the Surface Laptop 3’s spec lineup is an impressive battery life: You can plug away on this bad boy for up to 11.5 hours at a time. Plus, there’s a standby tool that extends your battery while you’re AFK, and a Fast Charging mode that can get you up to about 80% power in about an hour.
You can take your pick from three different keyboard styles when you take advantage of Amazon’s current deal on the 256GB Surface Laptop 3: Choose from a sleek metal finish in matte black or a durable Alcantara fabric in either platinum or cobalt blue.