What is the opinion of Reddit about the
Microsoft Type Cover for Surface Pro – Black?

A total of 12 reviews of this product on Reddit.

1 point

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22nd Mar 2017

So this is the first search result that comes back when looking at the mechanical keyboards options on Amazon. Am I insane or is this just a generic membrane keyboard that is misclassified?

1 point

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9th Apr 2016

I just bought it also, and I managed pricematch for a type cover from amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Surface-Type-Cover-Black/dp/B0163H1HT6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1460222392&sr=8-1&keywords=surface+pro+4+type+cover

They honored it. I am also going to be getting the microsoft protection plan in store. It has to be within 45 days of the purchase from what I remember speaking with a representative the other night.

17 points

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18th Dec 2019

The purple thing is the Surface Pro Type cover for my Surface Tablet which is my work-issued laptop. Kitty likes to lay on that keyboard and take over the mouse or press buttons while I try to use the “real” keyboard that is on the desk tray. Today I got fed up and disconnected the type cover but left it in place so she thinks she’s laying on my keyboard. 😀

The “real” keyboard is the Surface Ergonimc keyboard

2 points

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6th Jun 2017

Pretty decent deal at Staples right now:
http://www.staples.com/Microsoft-Surface-Pro-4-Intel-Core-i5-4GB-RAM-128GB-Solid-State-Drive-12-3-display-Windows-10-Pro/product_1913936

Might have to pickup another one. 4GB of RAM works surprisingly well in Win10.

Add $87 for a type cover on amazon and a pretty great machine for under $700: https://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Type-Cover-Surface-Pro/dp/B0163H1HT6

1 point

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15th Jul 2019

$450? Does that include a personal full body massage? I got mine on Amazon, it still has a discount. i got it for $97 its $92 now https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0163H1HT6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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3rd Nov 2017

I was looking to see if the new type covers were any better, but I saw so many of them on Amazon and wasn’t sure which was the right one.

Is this the latest one?

https://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Type-Cover-Surface-Pro/dp/B0163H1HT6

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28th Jul 2017

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0163H1HT6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_xlREzbPAHNDNX

$80 here for some reason, but worth it to pay $40 more for the fingerprint reader?

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29th Apr 2017

If you look around you can find it slightly cheaper.

I also found it on ebay for $560 brand new, and it comes with the Pen (and a 1 year Microsoft Warranty). This model only has a intel core M processor, but it is probably just fine for your needs. I would only be concerned if you were an engineer looking to use processor demanding programs. The core M processor is the same that is in the latest Apple Macbook 12”.

The keyboard is then ~$100. Do not buy a third party keyboard – the microsoft surface keyboard is an excellent keyboard and not one that should be cheaped out on.

1 point

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9th Mar 2017

That’s what I wanted to hear! Thank you so much! I will get it + This keyboard. What do you think?

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7th Dec 2016

I believe Microsoft’s official keyboard/cover for the Surface Pro 4 has a function key that works as both a toggle and a hold-down key:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0163H1HT6

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28th Nov 2016

> Well, its $1700 for the same i5/8GB/256GB configuration as the base MBP

Ok. Lets look at the stores shall we.

Base Mac Book Pro 13" is $1,500.

An equivalent Surface Pro 4 i5 model is $1,300. So $1,400 when you include the typecover.

Surface Pro is $100 cheaper. Same specs, and a much better screen. That machine isn’t in the Black Friday deal (well, free sleeve). Compare the i7’s and you see the same again. Surface Pro is $100 cheaper.

We traded comments elsewhere in this thread. I respect that you like Mac’s. I actually like them too. They are lovely machines. But lets not lie about costs here. They do cost more than an equivalent Surface Pro 4.

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19th Jul 2016

Unfortunately to get the specs you want, you’d be needing to resort to the used arena… which can be just fine. I got my SP4 used. A lot of people find that they don’t need them once they’ve exhausted the purpose they bought it for.

You’d need to go on craigslist for that, though. <strong>ebay wants almost full retail</strong> for the 8GB models. That $969 being the best deal I found so far, and you’d still need to buy the <strong>Typecover</strong>.