Microsoft cuts first-generation Surface Pro prices by $100

Attention, bargain hunters and those who don't need to be on the cutting edge: The 64GB and 128GB versions of the older tablets now cost $699 and $799, respectively.

The Surface Pro is now $100 cheaper.
The Surface Pro is now $100 cheaper. Microsoft

Microsoft has cut the price of its Surface Pro now that its Surface 2 devices have hit store shelves.

Customers who head over to the Microsoft Store on Thursday will find that the first-generation 64GB Surface Pro now costs $699. The 128GB option will set customers back $799. Both devices were previously $100 more expensive.

This isn't the first $100 price cut for the devices. In August, Microsoft trimmed Surface Pro prices from the earlier $899 for the 64GB version and $999 for the 128GB option. That move came after tepid sales continued to cause trouble for the Surface and forced Microsoft to write down $900 million in Surface RT inventory costs.

The Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 hit store shelves this week. Microsoft's new tablets come with improved components and the same design. The Surface 2 starts at $449, while the Surface Pro 2 will set customers back $899 to start.

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