Microsoft cuts the price of the Surface Pro by a further $100 following release of newer model.
Microsoft's second generation of Surface tablet just went on sale earlier this week. The only problem is that the first model isn't even a year old, and Microsoft still has some of those first generation Surface Pros to sell. As such, the company has cut the price of the Surface Pro again.
Microsoft dropped the price of the Surface Pro by $100 in August. The discount was originally advertised as a temporary offer but Microsoft soon made the price drop permanent. Now, the company is shaving another $100 off the price of the Surface Pro.
A new deal on the Microsoft Store (online) offers $100 off the Surface Pro, bringing the regular entry-level price of $799 down to $699. This second price drop isn't permanent, as Microsoft says it's only good until the end of the year, but we can't imagine many people will still be buying the first generation Surface come January. It's also worth noting that this deal only applies to those living in the United States and Canada.
The original Surface Pro packs Windows 8 Pro, a dual-core 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5 CPU, up to 256 GB of storage (entry-level model comes with 64 GB), 4 GB of dual-channel DDR3-1600 RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4000, a 10.6-inch 1920 x 1080p display, two 1.2-megapixel cameras (720p with AF on the rear), WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, and Mini DisplayPort.