Microsoft Surface Pro 2 receives £150 price cut in UK

The Microsoft online store has cut the price of the now previous-generation Surface Pro 2 tablet computer by up to £150 in the UK as the recently announced Surface Pro 3 takes center-stage in Microsoft's professional-orientated tablet line-up. The promotion means that the 64GB Pro 2 can now be obtained for £569 and the 512GB edition for £1,289.

Pocket-lint also noted that the 128GB and 256GB versions have been cut by £140 to £659 and £899 respectively which is still a great offer. The device sports a 10.6-inch, full-HD display and has Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11ac/b/g/n super-fast Wi-Fi.

It is powered by a fourth-generation Intel Core i5 processor and has either 4GB or 8GB of RAM depending on storage size. In other words, it has the power of a high-performance laptop contained within the sleek lines of a tablet.

The Surface Pro 3, available for preorder now from £639 in the UK and $799 in the US, has a larger, higher-resolution 12-inch 2160x1440 screen but for many users the 10-inch unit on the Surface Pro 2 may be more what they expect from a tablet. The Pro 3 also has a more powerful Intel Core i7 processor as opposed to the i5 in the Pro 2.

As an extra incentive to buy the tablet at this price now, you also receive 200GB of free OneDrive storage and 'unlimited' Skype minutes' when purchasing a Surface Pro 2. A free £10 Microsoft Store voucher is also thrown in to complete the enticing package.

The deal seems reminiscent of Sunday's offer in the US where a first-generation Surface RT could be obtained for just $249 although that device is now showing its age. UK readers can purchase the Surface Pro 2 at this discounted price now, by heading over to the Microsoft Store.

Source: Microsoft via Pocket-lint | Image via Microsoft

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"The promotion means that the 64GB Pro 2 can now be obtained for £569"

what! you're not trying to tell me that the 64gb model used to be £719? no wonder the sales are so poor

glen8 said,
"The promotion means that the 64GB Pro 2 can now be obtained for £569"

what! you're not trying to tell me that the 64gb model used to be £719? no wonder the sales are so poor

Exactly, way too expensive for a tablet even if it has the word 'Pro' in the name.

Would love to get a surface 3, but at this time my surface 2 has, and still is, serving me well.
Would also like to point out that the base surface 2 is more powerful then the base surface 3 for less money.

Ad Man Gamer said,
You don't need to be the best to be successful.
No, but you have to be profitable. The latest SEC filings show that Microsoft has actually lost $39m on the Surface line.

theyarecomingforyou said,
No, but you have to be profitable. The latest SEC filings show that Microsoft has actually lost $39m on the Surface line.

I wish I had $39m to lose :(

3,5% in just two years, nice! Soon they are past Apples laptop share which has taken them 10years to build!?

By the way the only thing that matters to the customers is that the product is good, and they are the best! Profits doesn't matter to the customers...

theyarecomingforyou said,
No, but you have to be profitable. The latest SEC filings show that Microsoft has actually lost $39m on the Surface line.

Considering how they did with the first gen that seems like a step in the right direction to me.

It has as much as 3.4%? Considering how flawed the Surface 1 & 2 were, how unready Windows and the fact Android tablets are cheap as chips I'd say that's pretty remarkable. The SP3 is a game-changer and I can see the Windows tablet-share approaching 10% by year end if other OEMs follow suit.

theyarecomingforyou said,
That'll boost Microsoft's tablet market share from a meagre 3.4% to a stunning 3.5%.

Wow! Awesome. So after only a few months they'll overtake Apple's global share of the computer/laptop market. Apple's been in that business for 37 years. Microsoft will overtake them after only 24 months. How cool is that?

Major_Plonquer said,

Wow! Awesome. So after only a few months they'll overtake Apple's global share of the computer/laptop market. Apple's been in that business for 37 years. Microsoft will overtake them after only 24 months. How cool is that?

Since we're on the subject of Apple for some reason, it's important to note that, similar to the smartphone market, Apple takes the majority of the profit in the PC market also. (Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/ti...e-profits-in-the-pc-market/)

No one but iFans care about apples profits. And its the ifans who pay apples insanely high prices and who gives them their profits.

Ad Man Gamer said,
You don't need to be the best to be successful.

Very true! Unfortunately, this little nugget is lost on people when they feel the need to discredit Apple's success just because they aren't #1 either. Maybe then we'd at least have some level of consistency to these bogus arguments...

Major_Plonquer said,
Wow! Awesome. So after only a few months they'll overtake Apple's global share of the computer/laptop market. Apple's been in that business for 37 years. Microsoft will overtake them after only 24 months. How cool is that?
Apple has 32.5% market share with the iPad - the Surface isn't anywhere near that.

However you look at it, Microsoft is doing very poorly when it comes to mobile and tablets.