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Microsoft cuts Surface Pro by $100, now starts at $799
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Microsoft cuts Surface Pro by $100, now starts at $799

surfaceproMicrosoft, attempting to get better from lackluster gross sales of its Surface tablets, at this time minimize the value of its Surface Pro by $100 within the U.S. and several other different international locations world wide as a part of a short lived promotion, operating by means of Aug. 29.

Which means the value drops to $799 for the 64 GB Surface Pro, which beforehand bought for $899. The 128GB mannequin drops to $999.

This newest try to clear the cabinets follows an earlier $150 price drop for the Surface RT, which resulted in a $900 million charge against the company’s earnings last quarter. Microsoft is predicted to return out with new fashions of the Surface tablets later this yr, and it must clear stock upfront.

Microsoft says the Surface Pro pricing promotion will happen between at this time and Aug. 29 within the U.S., Canada, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Not like the ARM-based Surface RT, the Surface Pro runs on Intel processors and helps legacy Home windows purposes.

The corporate’s official assertion: “We’ve been seeing nice worldwide success with Surface RT pricing and keyboard-cover promotions over the previous a number of months and are proud to supply Surface Pro at extra reasonably priced costs beginning at this time. Individuals who purchase Surface love Surface, and we’re anticipating extra folks to get their arms on Surface and share their pleasure.”

Microsoft’s 10K submitting this previous week reported general Surface income of $853 million to date, which was lower than the corporate spent on promoting for Home windows 8 and Surface.

 

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