Microsoft Store offering 10 percent off Surface and other products to students

Microsoft is already offering a way for students to purchase a Surface RT tablet for just $199, from now until August 31st, in a number of countries. Now, yet another new promotion has been launched that will help students, faculty members and qualified staff get a 10 percent discount on any Surface tablet, along with other products.

A page on the Microsoft Store website reveals that from now until December 31st, any student, faculty, or staff member that has an .edu email address can go to the site, enter it and receive a 10 percent coupon that can be redeemed there. The page indicates that in addition to the Surface tablet, the coupon can also be used for buying software and accessories such as headphones, speakers, mice, keyboards and more.

Since an .edu email address is required, this offer will likely be limited just to US students and faculty members. It also appears to be limited to just the Microsoft Store website. In other words, you can't print the coupon and then take it to your local Microsoft Store retail location. It's still a pretty nice offer if you need some new hardware and software for the upcoming school season.

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I think surface RT second generation would be next year plan. Other OEM might have an updated RT in a few months, like Nokia for instance.

Well with all RT, it all come with micro SD expansion. You could have just get a 32 GB one and buy 64 GB micro SD for another $50 or so.

TruckWEB said,
Holding off for the updated Surface RT, if it ever happens.... Surface RT 64Gb is still $599 here.

All students need are in that surface RT, office, long battery life. Exactly why the discount, surface pro would not be right because student will always be looking for an outlet. Intel Atom also don't come with office so... yeah

I find the apps for windows 8 to be far behind what I can find on the iPad. And anyone buying a surface rt as a laptop replacement is really foolish. The pro can be a laptop replacement but the rt is on the same level as the iPad but the apps aren't as good.

Deihmos said,
I find the apps for windows 8 to be far behind what I can find on the iPad. And anyone buying a surface rt as a laptop replacement is really foolish. The pro can be a laptop replacement but the rt is on the same level as the iPad but the apps aren't as good.

A few months ago there werent enough apps, now they arent good enough. Its a matter of time. I have every app I need and there are constant updates. Its growing faster then ipad as well.

Deihmos said,
I find the apps for windows 8 to be far behind what I can find on the iPad. And anyone buying a surface rt as a laptop replacement is really foolish. The pro can be a laptop replacement but the rt is on the same level as the iPad but the apps aren't as good.
no it is not on the same level as an iPad.

Surface RT, gets a better HTML5 score vs the iPad. IE10 much f has a full Office Suite, not mobile versions. Rt works better witb a stylus, has expandible storage, has a usb port that supports external drives even ines formatted with NTFS. Also for 499 you get a high resolution screen, a bigger screen, suppprts for way more media formats. As far as apps? It has over 100,000. I could care less if google ports its apps. That is what the browser is for. The apps qill come once the Surface gains more momentum just like all the rest.

Serious? RT on the same level as iPad? Find me Microsoft Office 2013 for iPad.

And just that made the RT a hole lot better, for me.

Deihmos said,
Why not the surface pro? The RT seems useless to me. I would recommend the ipad over it.

It's far from useless. If its useless then the iPad is even worse. Its not designed to function with a keyboard and it lacks decent Office apps. I've seen classmates go through a great deal of trouble to get the work they've done on their iPad printed or on the laptops of teachers/fellow students.

Perhaps you can't run desktop applications on the Surface but its build with keyboard compatibility in mind and you do get a free version of Office. It stil has a desktop so its easy to manage content and share it with those on Windows 7 laptops. So it's a great device for students. I also think you underestimate how much apps there are for the modern UI already.

I myself have one and I love it. I have a desktop full with documents for my study and a startscreen full with apps for personal use. Lately I've also been using the modern version of OneNote. I can't wait for other Office apps to arrive for the modern UI as well.