Last month, Microsoft cut the price of all of its Surface RT tablet models permanently by $150. Today, the Surface Pro, which launched in February over three months after the Surface RT, has also been reduced in price, but this deal is apparently only for a "limited time".
The Microsoft Store website is now showing that the 64 GB version of the Surface Pro is being sold for $799, a $100 decrease. The same price cut has also been given to the 128 GB version, and it is now being sold for $899. Other retailers that sell the Surface Pro in the US, such as Best Buy and Staples, have followed suit and cut the price of the Surface Pro by the same amount.
In July, Microsoft announced it took a one time charge of $900 million in its last quarter due to the permanent price cuts for the Surface RT models. There's no word if the company plans to take another one time charge for this temporary price cut on the Surface Pro. We have emailed Microsoft for clarification and also have inquired on when this "limited time" sale for the Windows 8 tablet will end.
Update: Microsoft sent over a note that the price cut will continue until August 29th.