Microsoft has cut the price of the first-gen Surface Pro. The price drop follows a permanent $100 off in October. Now you can buy the 128GB flavor for $599 through the Microsoft Store, but without keyboard cover.
Previously, the Surface Pro 128 GB was brought to $699. Therefore, this is exactly $300 discount compared to the MSRP, which now has been plunged from $899 to $599.
A huge discount from Microsoft is definitely aimed at the disposal of stocks of the original Surface Pro tablet that hasn’t had great success. Although, the new model, Surface Pro 2, has been able to fill all those technical deficiencies pointed out by the users.
The first-gen Surface Pro is still a very good product at this price, and it’s an excellent opportunity to buy this hybrid of tablet and notebook with Windows 8 Pro (Upgradeable to Windows 8.1 Pro for free).
For a recap, the Surface Pro is characterized by its high quality build and features 10.6-inch ClearType FullHD 10-point multi-touch display (1080p), 3rd generation Intel Core i5 Processor with Intel HD Graphics 4000, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of SSD storage (approximately 89GB available for user content).
Among other features, it includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, full-size USB 3.0, microSDXC card reader, MiniDisplay port, and 45W-h battery. The dimensions measure 10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53in, and weights 2 lbs.
Additionally, the Surface RT, now known as the original Surface has also reduced by $50, now starting at $299 only.
As of now, Microsoft appears to only be cutting the pricing in the US, Canada, and the UK, other international stores may show the adjustment soon.
We’re pretty sure that this is the lowest price the dated devices will ever see. The offer expires on February 03, 2014 or while supplies last. This means that Microsoft will likely to discontinue the first-gen Surface tablets and focus just on its second-generation tablets.