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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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RE: While supplies last
By Argon18 on 10/24/2013 2:16:55 PM , Rating: 0
So let me get this straight. Two tablets, same price, and you would choose the one with awful battery life, the one where you've got to patch the security holes and endless reboots every week, the one where you've got to install and update your anti-virus to keep it alive, and the one with the clunky desktop OS? LOL!! It's time to rethink your decision making process.

RE: While supplies last
By Cheesew1z69 on 10/24/2013 2:39:12 PM , Rating: 4
It's time to stop being a pathetic loser troll...

RE: While supplies last
By themaster08 on 10/24/2013 2:58:49 PM , Rating: 4
You've obviously not used Windows since Windows 95.

Time to rethink your mental health.

RE: While supplies last
By Samus on 10/24/2013 4:14:33 PM , Rating: 5
Why are both of you comparing a Surface Pro to an iPad. That's like comparing a McLaren MP4-12c to a Ford Fiesta.

The Surface Pro is an ultrabook with a removable keyboard. Call it a tablet all you want, but it isn't a traditional tablet.

It's also the best Windows 8 experience there is, because lets face it, Windows 8 sucks without a touch screen.

RE: While supplies last
By fteoath64 on 10/25/2013 3:44:25 AM , Rating: 1
"That's like comparing a McLaren MP4-12c to a Ford Fiesta"

Not that drastic but McLaren MP4 vs Mercedes SLR and here. I will take the SLR since the MP4 is way too hard to drive and control besides the insurance is going to cost more than a Fiesta a year!.

The iPad is more nimble in many tasks while its battery lasts and lasts. It is heck of a lot lighter.

RE: While supplies last
By Visual on 10/25/2013 4:01:16 AM , Rating: 3
Nimble? It can't do anything over a phone... and I already have a phone.

RE: While supplies last
By Visual on 10/25/2013 3:58:27 AM , Rating: 3
It is actually a traditional tablet. A tradition from long before Apple came and made you forget what a tablet really is.

RE: While supplies last
By Camikazi on 10/24/2013 4:19:06 PM , Rating: 2
Windows 8 is very stable and last I checked wasn't it iOS that needed a security patch every few weeks? As for reboots this uses full blown Windows 8 and I have not had to reboot my Windows 8 unless I installed a complicated desktop program, no app needed me to reboot. As for using them I would go with the one that allows me to use all tablet apps in their store AND every Windows program every made as well, it is way more useful than a tablet and mobile OS. This isn't Windows RT we are talking about here the Pro uses a full feature OS.

RE: While supplies last
By Visual on 10/25/2013 4:12:21 AM , Rating: 2
Yup, between the two I'd pick the one able to run Eve Online, Civ 5, LoL, WoW, PoE, Diablo 3, XCOM or most any other game; Photoshop, PaintShop Pro, CorelDRAW, VDub, AviSynth, AviDemux, 3DS Max, Maya, Autocad, Apache, PHP, MySQL, MS Visual Studio, Android Studio, or most any Windows software ever made. Hell, even a VirtualBox with OSX would not surprise me.
But you are free to stick to your Angry Birds on an oversized phone that can't even make calls for all I care.

RE: While supplies last
By overlandpark4me on 10/25/2013 1:01:39 PM , Rating: 3
You do know the reason there aren't a lot of viruses is because there aren't enough of your Apples around for the virus makers to care, right?

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