Microsoft's first Surface Pro model was released less than a year ago but that version was quickly superseeded by the Surface Pro 2 which launched in October. Now it looks like at least one retailer really wants to get rid of its stock of the older Surface Pro.
Best Buy is currently selling the 128GB model of the Windows 8 tablet for just $499, a $400 price cut from its normal $899 cost. While other retailers, like Microsoft, are also selling the Surface Pro for as low as $599, this is the lowest price for the tablet we have seen from a major retailer.
The reduced price is available online and in Best Buy's retail stores. However, the sale only lasts until Saturday. Keep in mind that this is for a new, unopened Surface Pro, rather than a refurbished model.
Sales of some Surface Pro 2 tablets continue to exceed demand, at least in the US. Best Buy's website is currently sold out of the 512GB version, and Microsoft's own store site is only selling the 128GB version at the moment; the other three models are out of stock.