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Microsoft Cuts the Price of the Surface Pro by $100

Microsoft has confirmed that the price of the Surface Pro will drop by $100 for the month of August. The news follows a similar price cut for the Surface RT, which was discounted back in mid-July and marked down to $349 for the 32 GB model. The 64 GB model was marked down to $449. Now, it's the Surface Pro's turn, though the discounts this time around are not as hefty as those imposed on the Surface RT.

 

The Verge reports receiving confirmation from Microsoft that the Surface Pro will be discounted by $100 starting August 4 and continuing through to August 29. Indeed, this offer is now reflected on Microsoft's own website, with the stipulation that those taking advantage of the offer won't be getting a cover included with their purchase. The offer is good for those living in the United States as well as residents in Canada, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like the UK or Australia are getting any love this time around, despite enjoying last month's Surface RT discounts

The price cuts are in place just in time for the back-to-school shopping season, which is always good for discounts on notebooks. The 64 GB model has fallen from $899 to $799, while the 128 GB model has dropped to $899 from $999.

  • stevejnb
    Move in the right direction. Another $100 off of each model of both the RT and the Surface and they're *very* compelling products. I still feel like paying over $300 for a 32 gb RT is a lot, and Pro is still hovering at the top end of the tablet spectrum and even into the ultrabook spectrum when it just doesn't have the name brand to warrant significant attention at that price point. The Pro is an awesome device, but you can buy four pretty decent Android tablets for the cost of one of them, or even the status-symbol (though vastly overrated at that price point) iPad. Who outside of tech nuts know what a Surface Pro is, or wants one?
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  • BringMeAnother
    Unfortunately, the Surface Pro is no longer an interesting product with rumors of the Surface Pro 2 and other Haswell machines announced.

    Personally, I wish they'd make a 13.3in or larger Hawell tablet with a proper dock for those who really need it for work and a 8in to 10in Bay Trail tablet for dedicated content consumption and occasional work.
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  • mobrocket
    Surface tablets should have been priced like Nexus tablets

    Just like the Xbox One should be priced like the PS4

    MSFT wants to make money at the point of sale and after....
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  • razor512
    Still a ripoff. Lower the price to $200-250.
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  • samwelaye
    11294654 said:
    Still a ripoff. Lower the price to $200-250.

    The i5 in the Surface Pro alone costs $225...
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  • theclouds
    I always considered Windows 8 to be a tablet OS, and since I will never install it as a desktop one, the price cut may be compelling enough for me to jump on board.
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  • InvalidError
    The $100 price drop would have been nice if it had included the keyboard-cover. Without it, the price drop merely covers the cost of adding the overpriced cover back in.
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  • adamsunderwood
    A 13" Surface Pro would be nice. 11" is too small if you're trying to compete with the ultrabook market, which is basically what the Surface Pro is - otherwise it's extremely overpriced to be competing with the tablet market. Microsoft's execs keep missing the mark, where other companies have already pioneered the markets, painting a big bulls-eye for them.

    Sell us a 13" Haswell-based Surface Pro 2 with 128GB storage at $899 or go home, Microsoft. (And sell the tactile keyboard attachment for half its current price.)
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  • realibrad
    The problem is that MS went too far outside of what people expect. Some think that a tablet should be cheap, because they expect low end hardware. Surface is a pretty good idea, but MS is not Apple, and people wont buy it because it not a cool thing. People bought the Xbox because thats what everyone else had. Start at the lower end, take a slight hit on POS profit, establish a name for tablets, then work the high end.
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  • STravis
    As someone mentioned the keyboard cover should be included. Both the PRO and the RT don't work as well without a keyboard.
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