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.