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Best Prime Day Microsoft Surface Deals 2020: What to expect

The 2020 Prime Day deals are almost here after a months-long wait following the sale’s postponement in the summer. This big annual blowout is the best time other than Black Friday to score screaming deals on just about everything Amazon sells, but we’re always the most excited about the tech bargains, and we’re expecting some hot Prime Day Microsoft Surface deals this year. If you’re looking to get your mitts on one of the most innovative Windows machines that money can buy, then read on to find out how you can score this Prime Day.

Today’s best Prime Day Microsoft Surface deals

The Prime Day Microsoft Surface deals aren’t here yet, but if you’re already hankering for one of these great Windows PCs and you don’t want to wait (or you’re simply not a Prime member but you stumbled upon this page on your hunt for Surface deals), we’ve got some bargains here that you can score right now.

  • Microsoft Surface Pen$78, was $100
  • Microsoft Surface Slim Pen$118, was $145
  • Microsoft Surface Go 2 (8GB RAM, 128GB SSD)$550, was $630
  • Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 (8GB RAM, 128GB SSD)$795, was $1000
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (8GB RAM, 128GB SSD)$799, was $1029
  • Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (8GB RAM, 128GB SSD)$949, was $1000

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (Intel Core i3, 4GB RAM, 128GB) + Type Cover Keyboard




$790 $959


Expires soon

Even diehard Mac fans covet the Surface Pro for its seamless 2-in-1 experience blending typing, touchscreen, and voice operation — this sexy slab sure ain’t your boxy Windows-powered machine of yore.

Buy at Amazon

Microsoft Type Cover for Surface Pro 5




$106 $130


Expires soon

The Type Cover keyboard case is for the third, fourth, and fifth-gen Microsoft Surface Pro (will not fit later models). It clicks in easily to transform your tablet to a laptop in an instant.

Buy at Amazon

Microsoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold, 8GB RAM, 128GB) with Black Type Cover




$640


Expires soon

A solid deal if you’re looking for the cheapest Surface tablet bundled with a Type Cover keyboard for 2-in-1 versatility. Also has boosted specs with 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD.

Buy at Amazon

Microsoft Surface Go 2 (Intel Pentium Gold, 4GB RAM, 64GB)




$400


Expires soon

If all you want is a cheap tablet that runs Windows, this entry-level SUrface Go 2 is as good as it gets. You can pair it with a Type Cover Keyboard and use it like a laptop if you want, too.

Buy at ABT

Microsoft Surface Pro Signature Type Cover




$115 $160


Expires soon

The original Type Cover keyboard for later-gen Surface Pro models like the Surface Pro 6, but will also fit the fifth-gen Surface Pro.

Buy at Amazon

Microsoft Surface Pro X (SQ1 CPU, 8GB, 256GB, Wi-Fi + 4G LTE) + Keyboard & Pen




$1,285 $1,449


Expires soon

If you’re after the ultimate Surface 2-in-1 package, this new Surface Pro X bundle is it. It packs the latest hardware along with 4G LTE connectivity, a Signature Keyboard cover, and Slim Pen stylus.

Buy at B&H Photo

Microsoft Surface Pen




$65 $100


Expires soon

The Surface tablets don’t come with a stylus, but thankfully, the Surface Pen isn’t too expensive — especially when it’s on sale.

Buy at Amazon

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (i5 CPU, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD) with Type Cover Keyboard




$799 $1,030


Expires soon

If you want the latest Surface Pro but want the boosted power of an 10th-gen Intel Core i5 processor and want a bundled Type Cover, then this is a great deal on a mid-range Pro 7.

Buy Now

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB) with Type Cover Keyboard




$915 $1,199


Expires soon

The Microsoft Surface Pro 6 is a workhorse of a device that boasts a supreme build, killer looks, and laptop-like performance. Work or play anytime, anywhere with its all-day battery life.

Buy at Amazon

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB) with Type Cover Keyboard




$799 $849


Expires soon

The Microsoft Surface Pro 6 convertible tablet with 12.3-inch display, an Intel Core i5 CPU, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB of storage, and a bundled Type Cover keyboard for laptop use.

Buy at Amazon

Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD)




$833 $899


Expires soon

The Surface Pro 6 is almost two years old now, but it’s still a great device — and an even better value now in the wake of the new Surface Pro 7 and Pro X.

Buy at Amazon

Microsoft Surface Go 2 (Pentium Gold, 8GB RAM, 128GB)




$550 $630


Expires soon

Microsoft’s new 2nd-gen Surface Go packs some updated hardware, but it’s still the cheapest way into the Surface ecosystem.

Buy at Best Buy

Microsoft Surface Go Type Cover




$97 $130


Expires soon

If you already have a 10-inch Surface Go but lack a keyboard, then this specialized Type Cover is hard to pass up at this price.

Buy at Amazon

Microsoft Surface Pro X w/Keyboard & Stylus, 23-Inch HP Monitor, Microsoft 365




$1,499 $1,899


Expires soon

This value bundle includes the Surface Pro X with keyboard cover and stylus, a 23-inch 1080p HP monitor, and one year of Microsoft 365 — in other words, everything you need for a remote workstation.

Buy Now

Microsoft Surface Pro 5 (Intel Core i5, 4GB RAM, 128GB)




$749 $999


Expires soon

The older fifth-gen Surface Pro is not a bad pick if you’re not fussy about having the latest bleeding-edge tech and are hunting around for the best value.

Buy at Newegg

When are the best Prime Day Microsoft Surface deals?

Amazon has not yet announced the official dates for Prime Day, but we know it’s coming sometime in the first half of October. It’s no secret that the bulk of the Prime Day Microsoft Surface deals are going to roll out during the official hours of the sale; that said, you can always count on Amazon to pepper the week before Prime Day with a few Lightning Deals.

Don’t pass up these early Prime Day Microsoft Surface deals if you see one you like, as they’re almost always just as good as the discounts you’ll find during Prime Day itself and it’s not a sure thing that you’ll see it again. If by some chance you do see the one you bought on sale for a second time and it’s cheaper, you can simply return the one you purchased and grab it again at that lower Prime Day sale price. We also don’t recommend waiting for Black Friday deals, either, and for the same reasons.

What Prime Day Microsoft Surface deals to expect

The current devices in Microsoft’s Surface lineup include the Surface tablets (namely the Surface Pro 7, Surface Pro X, and Surface Go 2), the Surface Laptop 3, the Surface Book 3, the Surface Studio 2, and the new Surface Duo. The Surface Pro and Go models are tablets that make for great 2-in-1s when used with a Type Cover Keyboard, while the Surface Laptop, true to its name, is a more traditional laptop PC.

The Surface Book is somewhere in-between, with a touch display that detaches completely from its laptop keyboard housing for tablet use. The new Surface Duo is a unique folding tablet that opens like a book and sports two 5.6-inch screens, and the Surface Studio is Microsoft’s sleek all-in-one desktop PC offering (akin to the Apple iMac). These current-gen devices — the Surface Pro 7, Pro X, Go 2, Laptop 3, Book 3, Studio 2, and Duo — will likely receive most of the attention for this year’s Prime Day Microsoft Surface deals, although the Surface Duo might be too new yet to see any discounts.

We’ve already seen some solid price cuts this year on these latest Surface Book, Laptop, and Pro devices (for the Surface Pro tablets, in particular, the best deals are usually in the form of Type Cover Keyboard bundles), but don’t overlook last-gen units like the original Surface Go, Surface Book 2, and Surface Pro 6, which are still fine picks if you can find a good deal on them. Older tech often gets treated to the biggest discounts during sales like Prime Day, and you may not see it again once that old stock sells out.

We strive to help our readers find the best deals on quality products and services, and we choose what we cover carefully and independently. The prices, details, and availability of the products and deals in this post may be subject to change at anytime. Be sure to check that they are still in effect before making a purchase.Digital Trends may earn commission on products purchased through our links, which supports the work we do for our readers.

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AT&T Prepaid Buyer’s Guide (October 2020)

Many of you are likely familiar with the so-called “Big Four” wireless service providers of Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. A lot of people might assume that this is pretty much all there is when it comes to carrier choice in the US. That couldn’t be further from the truth.Most of the top-tier carriers offer their own prepaid services with different rate plans, phone selection, and support. Let’s take a look at AT&T Prepaid.About AT&T PrepaidOnce known as GoPhone, AT&T Prepaid operates in the US using the same network as its tier-one brand and, for the most part, provides nearly identical coverage. One key difference is that there is no third party coverage in pockets of states such as Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska.AT&T Prepaid features include no annual contract, no credit check, and easy activation.READ: These dirt cheap rate plans are $20 or lessWhat are AT&T Prepaid rate plans like?AT&T Prepaid rate plans let subscribers go month-to-month with no long-term agreement or cancellation fees. Moreover, it does not charge for going over your allotted data; you receive “throttled” 2G  speeds on data for the remainder of the bill cycle.The prices shown below are with automatic bill payment, or AutoPay. Rate plans may vary based on limited-time promotions.$30/month: Unlimited Talk and Text with 2GB of high-speed data$40/month: Unlimited Talk and Text with 8GB high-speed data$55/month: Unlimited Talk and Text with unlimited high-speed data$50/month: Unlimited Talk and Text with unlimited high-speed dataWhat’s with the two unlimited plans?You’ll note that there are two plans with “unlimited” data. The $55 option normally costs $65 per month while the $50 one usually runs $75 per month.It definitely makes more sense to go with the cheaper plan as you get a lot more for your money. The main catch, however, is that it’s for new customers only.Here’s what’s notably different between the two:$55 plan: Data may be slowed in times of congestion$50 plan: Allows for access to 5G network speeds, data may be slowed in times of congestion after 22GB used, includes 10GB mobile hotspot, 100GB cloud storage, and video streams can be up to 1080pMobile hotspot/tethering is available to most of the plans as an add-on. There are other features available for the various plan, including unlimited calls and text to Mexico and Canada or usage in Mexico and Canada. Those on the 2GB or 8GB plans who do not use the allotted amount will be able to roll it over to the next month.Multi-Month PlansAT&T has three online-only offers for customers who opt to pay in advance. A 3-month plan ($99) gives users 8GB of data per month; a 6-month plan ($180) brings the price down to $30 per month; a 12-month plan ($300) equates to $25 per month.It includes unlimited talk and text within the US, Mexico & Canada, and unlimited text from the US to 100+ countries. These are limited time offers with no known expiration date.Are there any other features worth noting?AT&T Prepaid offers add-ons such as international calling and monthly data plans for tablets and hotspots. Moreover, add-on data can be purchased in the event you hit your plan’s data threshold.What about family plans?Customers interested in family plans or multiple lines can do so with discounted pricing. As of today AT&T Prepaid offers a discount on each line, when adding a line of service. Additionally, there’s also a discount for AutoPay, automatic bill payment. It’s possible to mix and match plans based off of individual data needs.Tell me about the phones at AT&T PrepaidLook at the current lineup of phones offered through AT&T Prepaid and you’ll see familiar names from brands like LG, Samsung, Apple, and Alcatel.As one might expect, the overall selection pales in comparison to the standard AT&T brand and skews toward affordability instead of power. For those looking to save money there are also a handful devices which are certified restored.A few phones have promotions which might add credit to your account or save money when paired with a particular rate plan.Can I bring my own phone to AT&T Prepaid?You can often use your current phone on AT&T Prepaid, especially if it was previously paired with the standard AT&T service. Contact your current service provider to see if you can unlock your phone for usage on AT&T.We’re also seeing a growing trend of unlocked phones with support for AT&T and its Prepaid bands sold direct to consumer. Examples include models from Samsung, Motorola, Blu, Nokia, and Alcatel.

The best phones available at AT&T (October 2020)

AT&T is one of the largest wireless network providers in the US, serving nearly 160 million subscribers. And being as big as it is, you’d expect it to offer a generous selection of phones. Indeed it does.Here, we gather up a handful of the best phones you can purchase at AT&T today. This isn’t a list of the best overall with the top-notch performance. Rather, our list aims to speak to specific users.Samsung Galaxy Note 20 UltraThe Biggest and BestIf you’re looking for the biggest and most powerful all-around device from AT&T, this is it. With a screen size (6.9-inches) that rivals early tablets, it packs an upgraded S Pen stylus and cutting-edge hardware. Oh, and then there’s a first-of-its-kind 108-megapixel camera, too.Powered by Android 10 with Samsung’s custom UI, the handset has generous battery, tons of (expandable) storage, and downright sleek design. Choose from Mystic Bronze, Mystic White, and Mystic Black.Shop Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G at AT&TSamsung Galaxy S20 Fan EditionA Flagship for EveryoneIf you’re on the hunt for a phone that you plan to own for a few years, you don’t want to cut corners. You want a flagship phone. The problem is that too many of them cost way more than we’re willing to spend.The Fan Edition of the flagship S20 is what happens when you keep the most important stuff and toss aside the frills (and extra cost).Here, you get a large screen with high refresh rate, a large battery, three rear cameras, and a modern Android and user interface. Offered in three colors, it’s the S20 you deserve.Shop Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan EditionMotorola One 5GMid-ranger with Two-Day Battery You can’t buy a Google Pixel from AT&T right now, but this Motorola phone is about as close as you’ll get. Not only does it have a clean version of Android paired with moderately powerful hardware, but it’s also easy on the eye.The One 5G ticks all the boxes for us, including a large (6.7-inch) screen, great camera experience (48MP, 8PM ultra-wide, 5MP macro, and 2MP depth), and a 5,000mAh battery that goes well into a second day.Shop Motorola One 5G at AT&TSamsung Galaxy Z Flip 5GBest Folding PhoneThe Galaxy Z Flip 5G brings back the familiar clamshell design that your parents had at the turn of the decade but with a much smarter operating system… and a heftier price tag. Fully opened, you’ve got a 6.7-inch screen that rivals other phones in size and quality. Under the hood are a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, 5G support, and more than enough storage. Grab it in Mystic Gray or Mystic Bronze.Shop Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5G at AT&TMicrosoft Surface DuoUltimate Productivity A phone built around business and productivity is far more than just giving it a digital stylus, or so Microsoft thinks. Its first Android-based phone is a a hybrid experience that is essentially a more portable Surface — that also takes calls.With two 5.6-inch displays that open to form an 8.1-inch screen, this is the sort of device you’d want for IT administration, work and school needs, and even gaming. Packed with all of the MS software you’ve come to appreciate, it’s just about as powerful as today’s flagship phones.Shop Microsoft Surface Duo at AT&T