Microsoft lets businesses put in large orders for Surface tablets

Microsoft has so far promoted the Surface tablets a more of a consumer product, thanks in part to its highly choreographed TV ads. Now Microsoft has opened the door for large businesses to order mass amounts of both the Surface RT and the Surface Pro tablet via a new Surface Commercial Order website.

As reported by ZDNet, the Surface Commercial Order webpage is now live, although you have to have at least a Microsoft Account ID and password to see the page. One interesting thing is that Microsoft is not offering any discounts for large commercial orders. Business will have to pay the same price per tablet as everyone else does. The same goes for the prices of the few Surface accessories that are on sale, namely the Type and Touch covers, the power adapter, the VGA and Digital AV adapters and the Surface Pro pen.

Microsoft is also offering an extended three year hardware warranty for commercial Surface orders, which costs $200 for each Surface Pro tablet and $150 for each Surface RT tablet. At the moment, commercial bulk orders are just for US and Canadian businesses.

Microsoft has yet to reveal just how many Surface tablet it has sold since the Surface RT tablet launched in late October. A recent report claims, via unnamed sources, that so far only 1.5 million of the tablets have sold, which includes 400,000 units of the Surface Pro version.

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