In an ideal world, most people would only buy new. But if you want more bang for your buck, re-certified laptops offer incredible value. These machines are like new, having been restored by the manufacturer. They also come with a reset original warranty. So if you’re keen on upgrading your current setup but want to stick to a budget, check out these offerings at the XDA Developers Depot, now with up to 68% off what you’d pay new.
Surface Book 13.5″ Core i5 256GB – Silver
Powered by an Intel 6th gen dual-core processor, this sleek two-in-one is perfect for working on the go. The Surface Book runs Windows 10 Pro on a 13.5″ IPS touchscreen display with a resolution of 3000×2000 pixels. It also provides 256GB of storage, plus wireless connectivity. Originally priced at $1,499, the factory re-certified version is now only $529.99.
Surface Book 13.5″ Core i7 512GB – Silver
This high-end Surface Book has an Intel i7 processor and 16GB memory for smooth multitasking. You get exactly the same IPS display, along with double the storage and NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics. These machines retailed for $2,799, but you can get a factory re-certified device for $879.
Microsoft Surface 2 Intel Core i7 512GB
Boasting 15 hours of battery life and a 2.9GHz quad-core Intel i7 processor, the Microsoft Surface 2 is an incredible workhorse. This version has 16GB of memory and a 512GB solid-state drive, along with a crisp LED display. It’s worth $2,499.99, but you can grab the factory re-certified version now for $1,509.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 12.3″ 8GB RAM 256GB
The Surface Pro 4 is pretty powerful for a tablet, with a 6th gen Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM. The 12.3″ PixelSense display is great for watching movies and editing photos, and you get 256GB of solid-state storage for media. Originally priced at $1,499.99, this factory re-certified version is currently $499.
Surface Book 13.5″ Core i7 256GB – Platinum
Featuring an 8th gen Intel Core i7 processor, the Platinum Surface Book offers cutting-edge performance. You get up to 12 hours of battery life on a full charge, with a tactile keyboard and touchpad for better productivity. This model also has a sharp IPS touchscreen display. The retail price is $2,499.99, but you can get a factory re-certified refurb for $1,109.
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