Microsoft makes Surface sale prices permanent

Price cuts on the Surface Pro, Surface RT, and Touch Covers are made permanent, rather than promotional.

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Microsoft has made previously temporary price-cut promotions for its Surface devices permanent.

Starting Thursday, Surface Pro, Touch Cover, and Surface RT bundle price adjustments will begin to roll out all markets where Surface and Surface accessories are currently sold.

What are these adjustments?

  • $100 off Surface Pro (including the 256 GB SKU). This means the entry-level Surface Pro will now start at $799.
  • $40 off Touch Covers. Touch Covers will now start at $79, and Limited Edition Touch Covers will now start at $89.
  • $50 off Surface RT bundles. Surface RT bundles will now start at $399.

Microsoft will be doing a "phased approach" to these pricing adjustments "in order to meet customer demand and retailer expectations," a spokesperson said. Users can find information on pricing changes in their specific locations via www.surface.com, a spokesperson said.

"The customer response to recent Surface pricing and keyboard-cover promotions has been exciting to see, and we are proud to begin rollout of Surface Pro, Touch Cover, and Surface RT bundles at even more affordable prices starting August 29," said a spokesperson in an e-mailed statement.

Neowin first reported that the $100 Surface Pro price cut, which originally was supposed to end today, would become permanent. WPCentral reported last week about the coming Surface RT bundle and Touch Cover cuts.

This story originally appeared as "Microsoft makes latest Surface price cuts permanent" on ZDNet.

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    Mary Jo Foley has been a tech journalist for almost 30 years. She is editor of ZDNet's "All About Microsoft" blog. She authored "Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft Plans to Stay Relevant in the Post-Gates Era" and co-hosts the "Windows Weekly" podcast on the TWiT Network.

     

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