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The excellent Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 returns to $799

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 (Image credit: Laptop Mag)

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 is super-portable, powerful and has long battery life. Typically, this premium laptop costs just under $1,000, however, ongoing back to school sales take hundreds off. 

Right now, you can get the AMD-powered Surface Laptop 4 for $799 (opens in new tab) at Best Buy  the Microsoft Store. (opens in new tab) That's $200 in saving and its biggest discount to date. This is one of the best back to school laptop deals you can get.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 4: was $999 now $799 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $200 on the Surface Laptop 4 this back to school season. Now just under $800, Microsoft's flagship laptop is an incredible value for the price. The laptop in this deal features a 13.5-inch, (2256 x 1504) display, 2.2-GHz AMD Ryzen 5 4680U 6-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, AMD Radeon Vega 8 graphics and 256GB SSD. The Microsoft Store (opens in new tab) offers this same deal.

Microsoft's Surface Laptop 4 has everything one could ever want in a personal computer. It's suitable for college students, business pros and anyone else looking for a reliable laptop that gets the job done. 

The laptop in this deal packs a 13.5-inch, 2256 x 1504 display, AMD Ryzen 5 4680 6-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, Radeon graphics, and 256GB SSD. This hardware configuration is suitable for multitasking and light gaming. 

For your connectivity needs, you get a USB Type-C port, USB Type-A input and Surface Connect port. There's also a headphone/mic combo jack onboard for private listening and audio recording. 

In our Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 review, we loved its sleek, sturdy design, fast AMD CPU performance and comfortable keyboard. It endured 12 hours of our Laptop Mag Battery Test —  which involves continuous Web surfing over Wi-Fi at 150 nits of brightness. We gave the Surface Laptop 4 an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars and our Editor's Choice award. 

Design-wise, the Surface Laptop 4 is identical to its previous-gen sibling with its attractive metal design and gorgeous 13-inch display options. 

With a weight of 2.8-pounds and 12.1 x 8.8 x 0.6-inches, the Surface Laptop 4 won't weigh you down. It's on par with the Dell XPS 13 (2.8 pounds, 11.5 x 7.8 x 0.6 inches) and HP Spectre x360 13 (12.1 x 7.7 x 0.7 inches, 2.8 pounds). It's slightly lighter than the Apple MacBook Pro (3 pounds, 12 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches).

Whether you're stocking up on back to school essentials or due for an upgrade, the Surface Laptop 4 is a wise choice. 

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, Examiner.com, 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.