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Microsoft's excellent Surface Laptop 3 falls to just under $800

Surface Laptop 3 falls to just under $800
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 notebook PC (Image credit: Laptop Mag)

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 is one of the best laptops for dads and grads. If you're gift shopping on a budget, you might find interest in this deal. 

Right now, the excellent Surface Laptop 3 is on sale for $799.99 at Best Buy. Normally, it costs $1,000 so you're saving $200 with this deal. It's the second-lowest price we've seen for this Microsoft laptop and one of the best Surface deals of the season. It also undercuts Amazon's current price by $100. 

Surface Laptop 3 deal

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3: was $1,000 now $800 @ Best Buy
For a limited time, the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 is $200 off at Best Buy. 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. View Deal

Surface Laptop 3 deal

The predecessor to the Surface Laptop 4, the Surface Laptop 3 is one of our favorite MacBook Air alternatives. 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 a 128GB SSD.

As we note in our Surface Laptop 3 review, it flaunts an elegant premium design and sharp, vivid display. During testing, the laptop's performance was impressively solid. We gave the Surface Laptop 3 a 4 out of 5-star rating and our prestigious 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, the 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

Weighing in at 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).

Simply put, the Surface Laptop 3 is a wise choice if you're looking for a fast and reliable super-portable notebook.

Hilda Scott

Hilda Scott is a Deals Writer at Tom's Guide and Laptop Mag, bringing you the best bargains on laptops, gaming gear, smart home gadgets, and wearables. After graduating from Hunter College with a degree in Film and Media Studies, she's written for iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parle Mag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not bringing readers the best deals, she's streaming her favorite shows or attending a live concert or pro wrestling event.