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.
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,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.