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Microsoft wants to move existing stock of original Surface Pro tablet

Microsoft is trying hard to get consumers to purchase its Surface Pro tablet. Back in August, Microsoft reduced the price for its Surface Pro tablet by $100 making the 128 GB Surface Pro available for $899 and the 64 GB version available for $799. Microsoft is now announced that it's taking an additional $100 off the price of these tablets.

The Surface Pro 128 GB tablet will be available for $799. The 64 GB Surface Pro will sell for $699 with the 256 GB version available for $999. These discounts are specifically for the original Surface Pro, not the recently announced Surface Pro 2 tablets.


The deal is valid from October 22 through December 31 of 2013, or while supplies last.
 
This is clearly a moved to get rid of all the stock of Surface Pro tablets left laying around and may help spur sales during the holiday shopping season.

For comparison the Surface 2, which is the new version of the Surface RT, sells for $449 with 32 GB of storage. The Surface Pro 2 is available starting at $899.

Source: TheNextWeb



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maybe...
By Captain Awesome on 10/24/2013 11:48:37 AM , Rating: -1
I would consider one if they took another $500 off of the price... and made it run Android.




RE: maybe...
By xti on 10/24/2013 12:21:46 PM , Rating: 2
your x86 software that you have bought over the last decade+ cant run on andriod.


RE: maybe...
By mattbmello on 10/24/2013 12:22:26 PM , Rating: 2
Instead of a full version of Windows on an X86 system you want Android? A Linux distro I could understand but Android? Really?


RE: maybe...
By ClownPuncher on 10/24/2013 12:40:52 PM , Rating: 2
Android is fine for a phone or a media tablet, but it isn't at all a productivity oriented OS.


RE: maybe...
By drycrust3 on 10/24/2013 2:10:15 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
but it isn't at all a productivity oriented OS

...yet. Don't be surprised if Android based equipment does start appearing in offices and commercial environments soon, indeed it may well already be here. After all, we do see Microsoft's Surface tablets appearing as a product placements in programs like NCIS:Los Angeles, so it shouldn't be surprising if there is already some use of Android tablets within the commercial environment.


RE: maybe...
By FITCamaro on 10/24/2013 2:15:30 PM , Rating: 2
Chrome OS may enter the work place but Android never will. It's not designed to.


RE: maybe...
By ClownPuncher on 10/24/2013 2:18:13 PM , Rating: 2
Chrome OS may, but it's still largely just a netbook media consumption OS. It's limited enough to make Windows RT look like an amazing feat of software engineering in comparison.


RE: maybe...
By dsraa on 10/25/2013 9:37:50 AM , Rating: 3
I actually setup a chromebook for somebody at my office, and I gotta agree - its extremely light in terms of productivity. Its just the chrome browser, with google apps, and some extensions. That's it. We found it could be used as a presentation tool, or as a loaner for a guest to lightly do email and look at a spreadsheet or 2. Beyond that, there's nothing in the Chrome store, that would make it worth working on. We can't use VPN even, which means it can't even leave the office to work from home.


RE: maybe...
By HiTekMuppet on 10/26/2013 6:53:22 AM , Rating: 2
While ages behind Windows in terms of almost everything, I think Android is well-poised to get to a level that can be used in offices and for productivity. Google usually does things in this way, brings a half-baked product to the market but steadily improves and enhances it to a point that it seemed improbable to get there when it launched.

The idea of Chromebooks don't intrigue me enough.


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