Go green and save some green with this refurbished Surface 3 tablet

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For many, the new calendar year means it's time to upgrade some electronic devices. If you've got the urge to pick up some gear but feel bad about how humans are ruining everything with e-waste, you can satisfy both emotions while saving a bunch of money by opting for refurbished electronics. 

Take this Microsoft Surface 3, for example. You can purchase this refurbished tablet for a limited time for $159.99. That's a savings of 73% from its original MSRP ($594)—and you doing your eco-friendly part.

An Intel Atom x7-Z8700 processor powers this tablet with enough juice to multitask and work between apps without lagging. There's 2GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage, but additional storage of up to 200GB is available via a microSD card.

The screen features a 10.8-inch full HD display, which makes for beautiful, vivid viewing of pictures or videos. There are also three available external display options, including Mini DisplayPort for one and a USB port for a second display. In addition, there's a kickstand on the back of the tablet that comes in handy when viewing videos, and it also makes things convenient during video calls via the 68MB camera.

This tablet plays well with others, too. It can be connected to additional devices in your home or office ecosystem thanks to Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi capabilities. You can hook it up to a larger device, as well, through its three USB ports.

A tablet is only as good as its portability, and you'll find this one fits that bill. It only weighs 1.37 pounds and measures 4" H x 14" L x 10" W. The lithium-polymer battery last 10 hours, so you rely on it while traveling or commuting without noticing its weight or profile.

Take advantage of this deal through January 9 and start the new year with a new environmentally focused mindset by purchasing this high-performing Microsoft tablet.

Prices subject to change.