That will get you a model with an Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD, saving £94 on the RRP. The discounts only get steeper as you dial up the specs, maxing out at £230 off the high-end Intel Core i7 model. 

See the full range of offers on the Microsoft website.

If a more traditional clamshell design is your thing, you'll be glad to know there are similarly sizeable discounts on the 13.5in model of 2019's Surface Laptop 3.

A configuration we recommend offers an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD for £1,389, slashing £160 off the usual asking price.

See all the Surface Laptop 3 deals on the Microsoft website

Read also: How to get Microsoft's 10% student discount

Amazon's discounts often match Microsoft's own on the Surface range, but no retailer can offer the same value for money right now. 

However, don't get caught out by the 'Back to School' name, as these discounts will expire on 4 August. That should give you plenty of time to get familiar with your new device before the start of the academic year. 

Check out more great discounts in our round-up of the best Surface deals