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Microsoft Surface Pro gets a price cut, not the UK though

Chris Martin | Aug. 6, 2013
Price cut suggests Microsoft is clearing stock ahead of new Surface tablets.

Microsoft Surface Pro price cut

Microsoft has decided to drop the price of its Surface Pro tablet by $100.

After slashing the price of the Surface RT, Microsoft has now followed on with a similar discount on the Pro model. The firm's second Windows 8 tablet price has been cut to $799 for the 64GB model - a drop of $100.

The 128GB Surface Pro has also been cut by $100 to $899. See also: Microsoft Surface RT price drops in the UK, by 30 percent.

Furthermore, opting for the Surface Pro Bundle (Office Home and Student 2013, a two-year warranty, a Type Cover, Incipio sleeve and a screen protector), costs $309 instead of $478.

These discounts apply in the US, Canada, Hong Kong and Taiwan but not the UK. The tablet still starts at £719 for the 64GB model and £799 for 128GB.

It's unclear whether Microsoft will introduce the discount to the Surface Pro or not. It recently dropped the Surface RT price to £279, a discount of £120.

Microsoft also reported woeful amounts of revenue from the two Surface tablets, just $853 million when a loss of $900 million has already been announced for its Surface RT, put down to 'inventory adjustments'.

The price cuts add to the rumour and speculation that Microsoft will launch new versions of the Surface tablets later this year with Windows 8.1. It's likely that the firm is trying to shift remaining stock of its home-grown device before unveiling their replacements.

Microsoft will be hoping the Surface 2 tablets will be more of a success. Little is known about the gadgets but they will come with a larger range of accessories, according to a leaked roadmap.

 

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