Microsoft Surface Pro i5 deal - a tasty £254 price drop for Black Friday

The deal also bundles in a Black Surface Pro Type Cover for a complete portable computing package

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We rather liked the new Microsoft Surface Pro when on test here at T3, with us praising the system's superb screen, good batter life and undeniable versatility.

We did, however, comment on its high price and the fact that it didn't come with a keyboard, which was also expensive and had to be purchased separately.

Well, now those two gripes have largely been eradicated with this tip top Black Friday deal from Microsoft who has made the i5 128GB Surface Pro available with Black Surface Pro Type Cover in a bundle deal for only £849.

Check out the deal's full details below:

Surface Pro i5 128GB | Black Type Cover - reduced by £254

We've been waiting for the price of Microsoft's excellent new Surface Pro to be reduced and now, for Black Friday, our wish has come true, with Microsoft delivering a discounted Pro / Type Cover bundle. Pre-deal this sold separately for £1,103.99, however, it now can be acquired for a limited time for just £849.

View Microsoft Surface Pro i5 128GB with Black Type Cover deal

Now, admittedly, you don't get the rather nifty stylus thrown in too with this deal, however, unless you are a person that absolutely needs to have refined hands-on usage capabilities, such as illustrators or architects do, then it is no loss at all, with a superb touchscreen making finger navigation easy. Plus, you could always pick a stylus up cheap if you feel inclined.

Equally, if you don't like the aesthetic of the Surface Pro, then be sure to head on over and check out T3's authoritative best 2-in-1 laptops buying guide now for a bucket load more inspiration.