What is Microsoft Surface Pro Worth? Surface Pro Trade In Value
Find out how much your Microsoft Surface, Surface Pro, or other Surface model is worth, what you need to do before you sell it and where to sell it with this comprehensive guide.
How much is your Surface worth?
The value of your Surface is determined by several factors, including model, condition, and tech specs like storage capacity and processor speed. Each factor can have a significant impact on value. For example, a different processor can alter the value of two otherwise-identical Surface models by as much as 20 percent. It’s a good idea to list your Surface technical specifications so you can get an accurate value.
Once you know your specs, check out the following recent sales to get a general idea for how much your Surface is worth.
Recent sale prices for Microsoft Surface Pro models (retrieved 2/24/2020):
|Surface Pro Model||Online Buyback Stores||Brick-and-Mortar Stores (Best Buy)||Online Marketplaces (eBay, after fees)|
|Surface Pro X||$340||$68||$614|
|Surface Pro 7||$375||$275||$547|
|Surface Pro 6||$420||$275||$369|
|Surface Pro 2017 (m3)||$105||$110||$167|
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|Surface Pro 4||$148||$130||$205|
|Surface Pro 3||$121||$110||$136|
|Surface Pro 2||$82||$100||$104|
|Surface Pro Original||$42||$80||$119|
|Surface 3 64GB||$63||$80||$83|
|Surface 2 32GB||$22||$50||$54|
* Prices for models with 128GB capacities and 4GB – 8GB memory with Intel i5 processors unless otherwise noted. Expect to get about 20% to 30% more for higher storage capacity and processor speed.
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Which Microsoft Surface do you have?
There are a few ways to determine which Surface you have:
- The Surface app
Download the Surface app, then browse to “My Surface.” Your model number will be displayed there.
- Via system information
Tap the start button and type in “system information.” Your Surface will display under “system model.”
- By serial number
Enter your serial number on Microsoft’s device service and repair platform, and it will display your Surface model.
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How to find your Microsoft Surface serial number
There are four ways to find the serial number of your Surface:
- Check the Surface app
- Browse to “About” in “Settings”
- Check your packaging. If you still have it, your serial number will be printed on a label
- Look on your Surface
- On the Surface 3 and Surface Pro models, it’s located near the kickstand base
- On the Surface Book, it’s located on the bottom edge of the Clipboard
- On the Surface Laptop, it’s located on the bottom center, near the hinge
- On the Surface Studio, it’s located on the bottom of the base
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Factors that affect Microsoft Surface value
The value of your Microsoft Surface is determined by its model and manufacture year, tech specs like its processor and storage capacity, its condition, and market demand.
If you have the AC adapter, original packaging, and accessories like the Surface pen, you might be able to get more for your Surface – around $10 to $20 per accessory.
Before you sell your Microsoft Surface, do this
You should physically clean your Surface before you sell it, which can make it appear more attractive to buyers; but more importantly, you should erase your Surface data to protect your private data, personal photos, online accounts, and credit card information.
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How to wipe your Microsoft Surface and perform a factory reset
STEP 1: Create a backup of your Surface
You can create a backup via OneDrive or manually. If you have a local account, you’ll need to create a manual backup. This will allow you to back up your files, but not your settings. Steps for both options are listed below.
- Make sure you’re connected to the Internet, then:
- Browse to START > SETTINGS > ACCOUNTS > SYNC YOUR SETTINGS
- Turn syncing ON
Your personal settings will sync to OneDrive; note this DOES NOT back up your files. You will do that next.
- Next, copy files from Surface Pro to the OneDrive app and wait for them to sync to OneDrive. If you use Outlook Data Files, read this guide for additional information. Otherwise, your files and settings are now backed up.
- Connect an external USB drive to your Surface
- Search for “File History,” then select it
- Select your backup drive
- Turn File History ON
Your Surface will create a backup on your selected drive. Be patient, as it might take a few hours to complete.
STEP 2: Erase your Surface data
Follow these steps to wipe your Microsoft surface (for some models, you can use the Microsoft Surface Data Eraser):
- Browse to “Start” and select SETTINGS > UPDATE & SECURITY > RECOVERY (if you have a Surface 2 or RT, you’ll browse to SETTINGS > CHANGE PC SETTINGS > UPDATE & RECOVERY)
- Browse to “Reset this PC”
- Select GET STARTED
- Choose REMOVE EVERYTHING
This will remove your personal files, apps, drivers, and any settings changes you’ve made. Windows and any apps that came with your Surface will be reinstalled.
STEP 3: Deregister your Surface
- Log in to your Microsoft account
- Find “Devices,” then click SELL ALL
- Find your Surface, then select MORE ACTIONS
- Select REMOVE TABLET
- Confirm your choice and click REMOVE
Once your Microsoft Surface data is erased and your device is deregistered from your Microsoft account, you can safely sell it without worrying about future users accessing your data.
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