Thursday, October 24, 2013

Microsoft cuts price of original Surface Pro tablets by another $100

Although Microsoft recently released its Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets, it continues to sell the first-generation versions, at a slightly lower price than the current models. That difference was made larger on Wednesday, as Microsoft cut the price of Surface Pro tablets by $100 (via The Verge).

The company had already cut the price of the first-generation Surface Pros by $100, beginning in August.

This means that the Surface Pro is now priced as follows:
  • 64GB - $699
  • 128GB - $799
  • 256GB (if you can find it) - $999
The new Surface Pro pricing can be found at the Microsoft Store on its dedicated page. Note that we say "if you can find it" about the 256GB version as it does not appear to be something you can order in the storage tier drop-down on that page.

Despite the lack of a selection, the deal's details (here) are clear in that the 256GB version is included (see image above).

It's not clear if this deal will become permanent. Currently, it is listed as temporary, with the deal saying it is "Valid October 22, 2013 until December 31, 2013, or while supplies last." However, that was what was thought about the original Surface Pro price cut, which later became permanent.

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