Difference between model numbers with the same specifications?

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  1. optical1

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    I'm in the market for a surface 3 and I'm confused by the model numbers for the surface configurations that are available. I have found model numbers 7G6-00001 and 7G6-00014 that have the same 4gb ram 128gb storage configuration and 7G5-00001 and 7G5-00015 that have the same 2gb ram 64gb storage configuration. Does anyone know the difference between these models? The only thing I can think of is that one of them comes with windows 10 preinstalled. Is this the case?

    Thanks!
     
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    That would seem to be the case, at least on Amazon where you can select either OS the model # changes according to your selection as you indicated.
     
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    seems the 4 gig. 4g LTE models come with window 10 -Home!
     
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    All Surface 3 (NON-Pro) units come with Windows Home unless you purchase the Business Edition from an authorized reseller which includes Pro and comes in different RAM/Storage sizes.

    You can apply the Windows Pro Pack to upgrade to Pro.
     
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    Yes, and the business version doesn't come with Office 365. That's part of the trade-off.
     
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    7G6-00001 ships with W8.1, 7G6-00014 ships with W10. That's the only difference -- HW should be identical.

    Similar story for the other SKUs.
     
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    Are you attributing god-like qualities to Microsoft again?
     
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    Newbie to windows 10 here. What am I missing if I get a surface with Windows 10 Home vs Pro?
     
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    I thought I looked everywhere I could think of for this info...I guess it was hiding in plain sight. Thanks for that info!
     

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