If you currently own any Surface, Microsoft wants to reward your loyally and help you upgrade to a Surface Pro 3. Thanks to a new promotional offer the company is running, they will give you up to $650 towards the purchase of a new device.
Here's the deal, if you have a Surface and want to buy a Pro 3, head over to this website and you can get your current device apprised. The downside here is that unless you are looking to upgrade your current Pro 3 to a Pro 3 with an i7, you won't be getting anywhere close to the $650 mark.
For example, a maxed out Surface Pro 2 will net you $361 and if you have a Surface RT, you will only get about $84 for your working device. The promotion runs from 2/15/2015 to 3/8/2015 and is only available in the US, Canada is not included in this promotion.
Another thing to note about this offer is that the trade-in voucher must be used by April 8th, 2015. Because of this, it's likely safe to assume that Microsoft will not announce the Surface Pro 4 until after that date. We believe this because when Microsoft announced the $500 gift card for attendees who went to BUILD, that offer expired before the launch of the Pro 3. Meaning, Microsoft doesn't want to provide a way to lower the cost of a new device since margins are slim on new hardware, so, this offer will expire before the launch of the Pro 4 if history has set a precedence.
But, if you find yourself eyeing a Surface Pro 3, this is an easy way to save a few bucks off of the purchase price and a way to offload old hardware too.
View: Surface Trade-In | Thanks for the tip Greg!