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Microsoft's excellent Surface Laptop 3 falls to $799

Surface Laptop 3 falls to $799
Surface Laptop 3 (Image credit: Laptop Mag)

The Surface Laptop 4 may be Microsoft's latest machine, however, the Surface Laptop 3 is still one of the best laptops to buy. And now, you can scoop one from several retailers on the cheap. 

For a limited time, you can get the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (opens in new tab) for $799 from Amazon. That's $200 off its $999 retail price and one of the best Surface deals we've seen this season. Walmart (opens in new tab) and B&H (opens in new tab) have it for the same price.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (128GB): was $999 now $799 @ Amazon
(opens in new tab)For a limited time, the Surface Laptop 3 is $200 off at Walmart and other retailers. Slim and stylish, this Editor's Choice Windows 10 machine features a 13.5-inch (2256 x 1504) touch screen, 1.2-GHz Core i5-1035G7 quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB SSD. You can also get it from Walmart (opens in new tab) or B&H (opens in new tab) for the same price. 

Microsoft's Surface Laptop 3 is our favorite MacBook Air alternative. The laptop in this deal packs a 13.3-inch (2256 x 1504) display, a 1.2-GHz Core i5-1035G7 quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB SSD

In our Surface Laptop 3 review, we loved its elegant premium design and sharp, vivid display. We were also blown away by its overall solid performance. We gave the Surface Laptop 3 a 4 out of 5-star rating and our hard to get Editor's Choice award.

In terms of design, the Surface Laptop 3 is classy, modern-looking and minimalist. With its smooth curves and clean lines, it's on par with Apple's stylish ultrabooks. Like most of today's 13-inch laptops, port selection on the Surface Laptop 3 is scant. It supplies you with a magnetic Surface Connect port, USB 3.1 Type-A port, USB Type-C input, and a headphone/mic combo jack. If you need more ports, we recommend you invest in a USB hub

With a weight of 2.9-pounds, and 12.1 x 8.8 x 0.6-inches, the Surface Laptop 3 is on par with its competitors. It's just as thin and light as the MacBook Air (2.8 pounds, 12 x 8.4 x 0.6-inches) and Dell XPS 13 (11.6 x 7.8 x 0.6 inches, 2.8 pounds). It's slightly lighter than the MacBook Pro (12 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches, 3 pounds).

If you can't afford to splurge $1,000 on the Surface Laptop 4, the Surface Laptop 3 is a budget-friendly option. 

Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost,, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.