Microsoft UK offers up to 27% off Surface devices with Complete insurance and Office 365

After recently increasing the prices of its Surface Books by up to £400, and those of the Surface Pro 4 by up to 12% - due to the weakened pound sterling against the US dollar - Microsoft softened the blow by introducing a "limited time offer" that was due to end on March 1, providing free insurance and Office 365 to buyers of either device.

It quietly extended that offer until March 15, and now, it's extended it again - but it's also added to it by including further discounts on the devices themselves.

As before, the deal gives Surface buyers a one-year Office 365 Home subscription worth £79.99; plus two years of Microsoft Complete protection, worth £149 on the Pro 4, and £219 on the Book. The key features of Microsoft Complete are explained below:

Your Surface Book is oops-proof
Accidents happen, and that’s okay. With Complete for Surface Book, you get two years of accidental damage protection – even from drops and spills.1

No more "what if"
Get Complete for Surface Book and you never have to worry about “what if.” The plan provides peace of mind for two full years for accidents, product malfunctions and technical support whenever you need it.2

Microsoft technical expertise
We designed your Surface Book, the operating system, your productivity suite and so many of the applications that you use. No one knows your Surface Book better than Microsoft.

Software support included
Enjoy personalised Answer Desk support and training sessions, whether you’re at home or on the go. A Microsoft expert can help with software questions or walk you through how to back up important information to the cloud.

Here's how the usual full price of buying the Surface Book with two years of Microsoft Complete and a year of Office 365 Home, which would ordinarily cost £298.99, compares with the current, discounted prices:

Model Usual full price Discount Current price
Intel Core i5
8GB RAM / 128GB SSD
£1,747.99 £443.89
(25%)
£1,304.10
Intel Core i5
8GB RAM / 256GB SSD / dGPU
£2,147.99 £483.89
(23%)
£1,664.10
Intel Core i7
8GB RAM / 256GB SSD / dGPU
£2,297.99 £498.89
(22%)
£1,799.10
Intel Core i7
16GB RAM / 512GB SSD / dGPU
£2,697.99 £538.89
(20%)
£2,159.10
Intel Core i7
16GB RAM / 1TB SSD / dGPU
£3,347.99 £603.89
(18%)
£2,744.10

And here's how the full prices - including Complete and Office 365, which would usually cost £228.99 - compare with the discounted prices on the Surface Pro 4 (note that the entry-level Intel Core m3 model is not included in this deal):

Model Usual full price Discount Current price
Intel Core i5
4GB RAM / 128GB SSD
£1,177.99 £323.89
(27%)
£854.10
Intel Core i5
8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
£1,327.99 £338.89
(26%)
£989.10
Intel Core i7
8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
£1,597.99 £365.89
(23%)
£1,232.10
Intel Core i7
16GB RAM / 256GB SSD
£1,777.99 £383.89
(22%)
£1,394.10
Intel Core i7
16GB RAM / 512GB SSD
£2,127.99 £418.79
(20%)
£1,709.10
Intel Core i7
16GB RAM / 1TB SSD
£2,587.99 £464.89
(18%)
£2,123.10

Remember that if you want the Type Cover keyboard for the Surface Pro 4, you'll have to purchase it separately. It's now priced at £124.99, having increased from £109.99 as part of Microsoft's recent Brexit-related price increases.

This latest deal will continue until March 21 - but given Microsoft's penchant for extending its "limited time offers", there's really no knowing when this deal will really end.

Source: Surface Book / Surface Pro 4 (Microsoft Store)

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