Microsoft Surface Pro 2 gets price cuts as Pro 3 launch approaches

As the launch of its Surface Pro 3 approaches, Microsoft has taken the opportunity to drop the price of its predecessor, the Surface Pro 2 - although if you were hoping for massive price reductions, you'll be disappointed. 

Last month, the company cut prices on its Surface Pro 2 line in the UK by up to £150 GBP ($254), and savings have now made it to the US via the Microsoft Store.

The entry-level 64GB Pro 2 is now available for $799, down from $899, making it the same price as the 64GB Pro 3. The 128GB Pro 2 has also had a price cut of $100, while the more expensive 256GB and 512GB models each get $200 off. The range-topping 512GB Pro 2 now costs $1599 (although it is currently out of stock), while the 512GB Pro 3 is available for pre-order at $1949. 

Only one Surface Pro 3 model will be available initially, when the 128GB version with Intel Core i5 goes on sale on June 30, priced at $999. Given that the Pro 3 is larger, more powerful and more advanced than its predecessor, we wouldn't be at all surprised to see prices reduced further on the Pro 2 once the full Pro 3 range becomes available at the end of August. 

Source: Microsoft Store 

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They've been in and out of stock a lot... it's not looking like they have to dump a huge backlog to me. Though I do have to wonder who would want a Pro2 if they can have a Pro3 for nearly the same cost.

pmbAustin said,
They've been in and out of stock a lot... it's not looking like they have to dump a huge backlog to me. Though I do have to wonder who would want a Pro2 if they can have a Pro3 for nearly the same cost.

Prefer the form factor? I personally do... I'd go for the Surface Mini instead if it ever came out! Smaller the better for me :)

dammit should have sold it.

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Only one Surface Pro 3 model will be available initially, when the 128GB version with Intel Core i5 goes on sale on June 30, priced at $999.

not quite. the 256 model goes on sale on the 20th, then the 128 on the 30th and the rest in august.

I noticed that on Best Buy Canada's website, the SP3 is roughly $50 more expensive than the SP2 model (Interestingly enough, the SP2 64GB seems to have disappeared, I swear it was there yesterday).

SP2 64GB - $801.19 (If memory serves me right)
SP3 64GB - $851.19

SP2 128GB - $1001.19
SP3 128GB - $1051.19

SP2 256GB - $1301.15
SP3 256GB - $1351.19

I wonder if it has to do with the change in the value of the Canadian dollar? If I recall, when the SP2 came out the dollar was closer to parity, where now they are pricing in a 5% dollar difference?

You might still go for the SP2 if you prefer the smaller, more portable size. One of the reasons I'm using my Surface RT more than my laptop is the smaller footprint.