Microsoft reduces Surface Pro prices by another $100

Back in August, Microsoft announced a $100 price-cut on its Surface Pro tablet, in a limited-time offer that it made permanent a few weeks later. Today, the company is reducing the price of the Surface Pro yet again, by another $100, in a move that's likely aimed at shifting inventory of the older model. 

The new prices now see the Surface Pro range start at $699 for the 64GB model, putting it on par with the newly announced 64GB iPad Air, rising to $999 for the 256GB model. 

The Surface Pro 2 went on sale this week, replacing its predecessor with a range of improvements, including a two-stage kickstand and improved battery life. However, the price reductions extend only to the older model, not to its successor, and only in the U.S. and Canada. While the Surface RT will continue to be sold alongside its replacement, the Surface 2, for some time to come, Microsoft has no such long-term plans for the original Surface Pro. 

The latest price reductions are intended to run until December 31 2013, but the small print includes the caveat: "limited inventory available". 

Source: Microsoft Store via The Next Web

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benjimioola said,
Time to replace my girl friend's iPad that she use for temple run only. Will eventually stop her from carrying 2 device. Just gotta install bluestack to give her back the temple run

While not the main ones the Windows Store does have Temple Run Brave and Temple Run Oz for whatever it's worth.

GP007 said,

While not the main ones the Windows Store does have Temple Run Brave and Temple Run Oz for whatever it's worth.

thanks for the info. I did not know that. She can try the gun stringer also

First off I wouldn't pay 1000 for a tablet .. I don't care for ipads either . it should be more in line of 500 to me seems a little pricey for the average person ..

TiffanyPiszko said,
First off I wouldn't pay 1000 for a tablet .. I don't care for ipads either . it should be more in line of 500 to me seems a little pricey for the average person ..

The Surface Pro isn't a worthless Facebook/Netflix toy that is aimed towards the "average person."

TiffanyPiszko said,
First off I wouldn't pay 1000 for a tablet .. I don't care for ipads either . it should be more in line of 500 to me seems a little pricey for the average person ..

It's a HYBRID. The full power of a laptop into a tablet form factor with AMAZING specs. How do you want that to be 500? Jeeeez

TiffanyPiszko said,
Still seem astronomically high ..... Though I would love to own one..

Skip past it being the performance of a notebook with a high end touch screen. Look at the stylus/digitizer alone, and it is quite cheap. Head over to Wacom for just a digitizer device, and notice the technology is not cheap and is worth the money to anybody that draws or writes.

If you were talking about a 'touch' only ARM based tablet, then I agree, the price is too high.

First off im not saying its bad I would love to have one just outa reach of me I build my own system I try to get the best parts and I love my build I have a hp touch pad got cheap loaded android on it and love it works great and was cheap ..though would love to carry around the surface instead maybe ill get the first gen one cheap ...Heh Heh yea dream on people still want a fortune for them..

TiffanyPiszko said,
Still seem astronomically high ..... Though I would love to own one..

"Astronomically high"...*sigh*

After yesteryear's netbooks and today's cheap hardware, I guess people are now simply expecting low prices on everything, even premium parts. I've paid well over $2K for plain ol' desktop computers in decades past, so when I look at what you get in a Surface Pro, I don't think it's so unreasonable. Yeah, it would be awesome if they were free, but we also live in the real world.

I also own two cheap Android tablets. All I'm gonna say is that the Surface is a better bargain despite the price.

When you get for example a 32GB iPad or iPhone you have 28.9 left from the untouched iOS, but when you get a Surface how it it justified that out of 32GB you are buying something that has only around 15.6GB of space. Please no stupid comment to justify that low purchased space on a device. Worst stupid reply I heard some where else its because its Windows? 15.6GB is still a lot of space on a Window device

shadodemon said,
When you get for example a 32GB iPad or iPhone you have 28.9 left from the untouched iOS, but when you get a Surface how it it justified that out of 32GB you are buying something that has only around 15.6GB of space. Please no stupid comment to justify that low purchased space on a device. Worst stupid reply I heard some where else its because its Windows? 15.6GB is still a lot of space on a Window device

Windows itself DOES take up a lot of space, but that is because there is SO many libraries built in that you can use for applications, so many drivers built into the driver cache, tons of extra stuff developers can use... but the real space usage is no where near 15 GB, its more around half that, your storage just thinks its that big because of linking MS uses to store virtual copies of files in their SxS folder... they aren't really using all that space, it just thinks it is... you have the same problem on desktop systems when you install windows. Heck when the SxS folder first was added people screamed "why is this folder taking up so much space?!" when in reality it's taking up virtually nothing

neufuse said,

Windows itself DOES take up a lot of space, but that is because there is SO many libraries built in that you can use for applications, so many drivers built into the driver cache, tons of extra stuff developers can use... but the real space usage is no where near 15 GB, its more around half that, your storage just thinks its that big because of linking MS uses to store virtual copies of files in their SxS folder... they aren't really using all that space, it just thinks it is... you have the same problem on desktop systems when you install windows. Heck when the SxS folder first was added people screamed "why is this folder taking up so much space?!" when in reality it's taking up virtually nothing

Just to be clear Windows 8.1 takes up less space than OS X, but more space than iOS.

In other news a Corvette takes up more space than a tricycle.

Sorry but surface s*cks. Look! Asus made 15.6 touchable Ultrabook with awesome config: Asus S550
But Microsoft... no Luck! better stop Surface or learn from other companies.

veternan said,
Sorry but surface s*cks. Look! Asus made 15.6 touchable Ultrabook with awesome config: Asus S550
But Microsoft... no Luck! better stop Surface or learn from other companies.

you're comparing a laptop to a tablet, nice... completely different form factor, a tablet takes a lot more engineering to make it work in the space you have... that laptop only has a SSD Cache! not a full blown SSD... it's screen resolution is lower then the surface... I don't know what the touch screen is, but for some reason I doubt it's a Wacom digitizer (which is not cheap compared to other touch screens)

Edit: it's a capacitive touch screen only, not a Wacom digitizer... and only has 5HR quoted battery life? How does the surface suck again?!

veternan said,
Sorry but surface s*cks. Look! Asus made 15.6 touchable Ultrabook with awesome config: Asus S550
But Microsoft... no Luck! better stop Surface or learn from other companies.

I wish there was a way to ban uninformed people who never actually did their research or tried the product from posting idiotic comments like this. You obviously know nothing about hybrid tablets.

neufuse said,
you're comparing a laptop to a tablet, nice... completely different form factor, a tablet takes a lot more engineering to make it work in the space you have...

I'm not accusing you of being one of the people that do this, but it's funny how in all the Mac vs. PC arguments, the form factor is completely ignored. Doesn't surprise me that it'd once again be ignored here as well.

I think MS is right their product are way better at enhancing productivity and not just fun with a tablet if we look it from the Office ubiquity point of view, but still their OS is not the best in both places desktop/touch.

I have an iPod touch and more than happy with it but I'm reluctant to buy an iPad, and now I'm seriously thinking to replace my laptop with a surface, but still they seams to me like just another laptop with detachable keyboard, I mean the design is below their functionality but overall they are better than an Ipad, if you are depending on word processing and sheets.

I must say though that ubuntu for tablets looks nice but is way too far

I wouldn't get one. They get too hot for my liking, and then there's the battery.

If I'm gonna drop that much money, I might as well go big or go home. Surface Pro 2 is just a no brainer at that point, seeing as it runs cooler and has the better battery life, along with performance improvements.

I bought a 64gb Surface 2 on release day, loaded everything I want on it including fully-sync'd SkyDrive, and I still have 47gb left free. What on earth would anyone need that much space for on a tablet? I could have bought the 32gb and I'd still be breathing easy. Oh yeah, unlike Apple iThings, I can add double my storage with a cheap microSD card.

I see no problem at all.

Everyone here, try a Surface Pro, specifically with the Stylus... Use it for navigating the screen, drawing, and even handwriting in Microsoft Word. (These are things that are not possible on ANY OTHER tablets.)

The amount of ignorant and uninformed people that show up on Neowin every day to repeat incorrect information about Windows 8 and MS devices is absolutely mind-boggling. And they obviously love anything Apple makes, no mattered what! If Apple made a MacBook that you could simply remove the keyboard and use it as a touch screen full OSX (not iOS) tablet, it would be most wonderful, best innovative, magical device ever. And people would pay whatever Apple wanted for it. I have no doubt.

If they're still offering student discount, one for $600 is a nice deal. I'd get one if I had any money at the moment.

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